Farm finds boost clas­sic car auc­tion roll call

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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.hobb­

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