Out of the hallway and into the auction
A RARE 1911 Vulcan is up for auction next month after spending the past 28 years not in a field or a barn or even a garage but in the hallway of its owner’s house.
So pleased was he when he bought it in 1985 that he parked the two-seater tourer in his hallway with the intention of leaving it there for a day or two before finding it more suitable accommodation but somehow he never got round to moving it, so there it stayed.
More than 10,000 days later, following the owner’s death, the voluminous front door to the hallway was opened and the car wheeled into the open air on the first part of its journey to auction on Saturday November 30 at Historics at Brooklands, in Surrey.
The original 15.9hp Vulcan was manufactured by Vulcan Motor and Engineering in Southport, Merseyside, nine years after the company was formed in 1902 by brothers Thomas and Joseph Hampson.
It was regularly dusted and polished in its hallway home.