First Wedge for sale
The first British Leyland Wedge to leave the production line is going up for auction on 17 June.
The 1974 Morris 1800, chassis number 000099, was extensively restored by a three-man team from www.leylandprincess.co.uk after being stored for many years by CCW’s editor-at-large Nick Larkin. It appeared at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show at the NEC in 2014 as a wreck and then in a restored state a year later. The car was originally kept at BL’s Cowley works for some years before being sold to an employee, and registered for the first time in 1977 as YJO 71R. Nick saved it from an Oxfordshire scrapyard around 1995.
Says Nick: ‘This car was beautifully restored against all odds and I believe that it has latterly been in a collection on the Isle of Man. I really hope it finds an excellent new home.’ Anglia Car Auctions’ Dale Overton says: ‘This is a very interesting car and we are pleased to be able to include it in our catalogue.’ The reserve price is £4500-£5500. www.angliacarauctions.co.uk
larkin’s 1977 Morris 1800 wedge is set to make £45005500 at auction.