1920 Vaux­hall 30-98 E-type

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Even those pun­ters who pro­fessed to hav­ing no in­ter­est or un­der­stand­ing of vin­tage cars couldn’t have failed to be im­pressed by this stun­ning or­der 30-98, which was sold new to Scot­tish buyer who for a time was mar­ried to the novelist, Bar­bara Cart­land. In his own­er­ship the car en­tered the 1921, 1923 and 1924 Lon­don-Ed­in­burgh tri­als. Re­stored in the early 1960s, and bought by the ven­dor in 1996, it lat­terly re­ceived me­chan­i­cal re­fur­bish­ment. Body­work, paint and in­te­rior were in lovely or­der, lack­ing the over-the-top shini­ness of a con­cours car, which added to its ap­peal. Un­sur­pris­ingly, it wasn’t cheap!

SOLD £219,900

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