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‘Family Classics’ is theme for auction docket


“Family Classics” is a theme within the docket for Classic Car Auction’s sale May 25 at the Warwickshire Event Centre in England. In this case, “family classics” means cars that are being offered after relatively long-term ownership by the same family.

Family Classics, ‘Family Classics’ is theme for auction docket, ClassicCars.com Journal
1955 MG Magnette ZA

For example, a 1955 MG Magnette ZA owned by the same family for 25 years. Or a 1933 Riley Nine that’s been part of a family for 19 years. Or even a 1967 Triumph TR4A being offered after residing with the same family for a decade.

Family Classics, ‘Family Classics’ is theme for auction docket, ClassicCars.com Journal
1933 Riley Nine

The family that owns the 1955 MG bought the car 25 years ago from a family friend. 

The 1933 Riley Nine is a Special Four-Seat Tourer with bodywork, including a folding roof, hand-crafted by the current owner and used for frequent family trips across the Channel to the European continent. 

The Triumph was given a body-off restoration that included repainting and a new interior in 2014.

Also on the docket is a 1972 Triumph TR6 CP that was upgraded during a 2012 rebuild with a 150 horsepower fuel-injected engine.

“It is always a pleasure to have these wonderful classics alongside more modern and what are becoming future classics,” said CCA auctions manager Gary Dunne.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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