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Cheshire Life - - Inside -

Ap­ple­ton, War­ring­ton-based mo­tor­car auc­tion­eers H&H Clas­sics scooped a trio of ‘barn­find’ suc­cesses: a dust-cov­ered 1962 Jaguar E-type in stor­age for 35 years with 66,551 miles on the clock, sold for £77,000; a 1963 Mercedes 300SE Coupe kept in stor­age in an un­der­ground garage in Manch­ester since 1981 (£14,000) and this 1967 Mini 850 deluxe, which had been in sin­gle own­er­ship in Lan­cashire from new and in stor­age since 1983. It had just 36,000 miles on the clock and was es­ti­mated at £6,000-£10,000, but sold for £15,525. The ven­dor, son of the orig­i­nal owner, said: ‘My fa­ther pur­chased the car brand new in 1967 for his early re­tire­ment. It was used mainly for hol­i­days; my par­ents loved tour­ing the High­lands of Scot­land as well as North York­shire. My fa­ther was di­ag­nosed with ME in the early 80s. The Mini was very lit­tle used and when he was told he would never drive again, it was taken off the road.’

Christo­pher Proudlove’s re­ports from the lo­cal sales rooms

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