Farm-finds go up for auction
Pre-war classic cars and motorcycles to go under the hammer
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.