Clas­sic car with links to fam­ily from Mac­cles­field sells for £250k

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A CLAS­SIC car which used to be­long to a Mac­cles­field fam­ily has sold at auc­tion for almost £250,000.

The 1920 Vaux­hall E-type 30-98, pic­tured, was first regis­tered in West­mor­land and was later owned by the Lings fam­ily of Bolling­ton.

Around 1930, it was sold again and used for ser­vice with the Home Guard in the Sec­ond World War be­fore be­ing bought from a garage in Manch­ester for £115 in 1952.

Since then, it rarely trav­elled out­side of Nor­folk be­fore it went to a Bon­hams auc­tion at the Na­tional Mo­tor Mu­seum in Beaulieu, Hamp­shire, last month. The car, which has been fully re­stored, was ex­pected to make be­tween £150,000 and £180,000 but even­tu­ally sold for a eye-wa­ter­ing £242,300. The rare car was the first to top 100mph in the UK. There are only around 30 of the early side­valve 30-98s known to have sur­vived and the car is one of only two with its type of coach­work, made by Grosvenor Car­riage Co.Ltd, of Kil­burn, London.

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