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