Lots to choose from at auction
Car fanatics came from far and wide to see a fleet of rare and unusual vintage vehicles for sale at Hobbs Parker’s classic car auction.
There was a larger than expected turnout as enthusiasts came to buy some of the 50 vehicles under the hammer at Ashford Market, Orbital Park from noon last Thursday.
There was a broad selection of British cars including MGBs, Austins and Morris Minors, some of which were in need of restoration.
James Johnson, the Hobbs Parker car auctioneer, said sales were over and above expectations.
“On the basis of this year’s resounding success, we’re looking forward to next year’s classic car auction already,” he said.
He added that one customer travelled all the way from Birmingham in order to buy the 1959 Beetle and luckily he was successful in his mission.
Interesting lots included an Austin 12/6 “barn find” which sold for £4,600, a Triumph TR4 which went for £11,500, and a Bedford Green Goddess fire engine which went for £2,150.
Other unusual lots included an immaculate Mini Cooper, originally for the Japanese market, with automatic transmission and a 1967 Lotus Elan+2 for restoration.
For information about future auctions go to www. hobbsparker.co.uk/cars
Morris Minor 1000 Traveler
Morris Minors from the East Kent club