1920 Vauxhall 30-98 E-type
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!