Farm-finds go up for auc­tion

Pre-war clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles to go un­der the ham­mer

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H&H Clas­sics is set to of­fer a sin­gle­owner col­lec­tion of clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles found in a Berk­shire barn.

The 11 cars and 34 mo­tor­cy­cles will be auc­tioned at the Na­tional Mo­tor­cy­cle Mu­seum – the first such auc­tion at this venue – on 2 June.

Coined as the ‘Home Farm Col­lec­tion’, the eclec­tic lot’s to­tal es­ti­mate is around £200k, with in­di­vid­ual es­ti­mates rang­ing from £4000 to £12,000. H&H de­scribes each of the ve­hi­cles as be­ing in ‘rea­son­able’ con­di­tion.

Damian Jones, H&H Clas­sics’ Head of Sales, says: ‘ The con­tents of this hoard could have met the ve­hic­u­lar needs of an en­tire vil­lage dur­ing the late 1930s from the squire down­wards!

‘ The fact that many of them are still swathed in dust and cob­webs only adds to the fas­ci­na­tion of what can best be de­scribed as an au­to­mo­tive time- cap­sule. True en­thu­si­asts are go­ing to love this col­lec­tion.’

Many of the ve­hi­cles have been off the road for sev­eral years, oth­ers for decades. High­lights of the trea­sure trove in­clude a Buick that still has its orig­i­nal 105-year old paint and a 1925 Bean 14hp Sa­loon that was for­merly owned by news­pa­per mag­nate, Sir Ray Tin­dle and now car­ries a £12-14k es­ti­mate.

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