Out of the hall­way and into the auc­tion

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

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.

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