Farm finds boost classic car auction roll call
Hobbs Parker Car Auctions are expecting 50 to 75 entries in their first ever Classic Car Auction today (Thursday) at Ashford Market on the Orbital Park.
With its roots in the farming and agriculture communities, the firm’s car auction team have been able to tap into their large database of rural clients to come up with a number of “barn finds” among an array of other classic car lots.
Car auctioneer James Johnson said: “Most farms have a classic car hidden away somewhere. It may be a beautiful vintage car stored for years in a barn or an elderly classic serving time as a chicken run.”
Vehicles featuring in the auction include a 1956 Ford Prefect from a farm near Woodchurch and a 1936 Austin 12. Both are described as “restoration projects” and are already attracting interest
Other vehicles going under the hammer include a 1959 VW Beetle, a 1956 Green Goddess Fire Engine and a 1996 Aston Martin DB7.
Hobbs Parker hope to make the classic car auction an annual event. The auction starts at noon, with viewing from 9am.
To view the auction’s online catalogue, go to www.hobbsparker.co.uk