The Heritage Collection of British automaker Vauxhall has consigned 11 of its vintage vehicles to Brightwells Auctioneers to be sold at no reserve on September 24.
Vauxhall said the vehicles are being offered because of space constraints and the relocation of the collection at the end of this year. It added that the vehicles are not part of the core collection. Some are duplicate models and some require work to put them back in running order.
Being offered are nine cars, a van and a bus. They range in age from a 1924 M-Type 14/40 Melton tourer to a 2013 Corsa Black Edition. Among the highlights is a 1931 Bedford WHB 14-seat coach from the first year of production, an “immaculate” base-model 1982 Chevette, and a “rare” 1966 Victory FC Estate.
“Our priority is to preserve the core Vauxhall Heritage Collection, which was founded over 70 years ago, and includes most of the important and iconic models we’ve produced from 1903 to 2017,: Simon Hucknall, head of public relations for Vauxhall, is quoted in the news release.
“We have 80 vehicles, but many are duplicated, and some require either recommissioning or complete restoration, which we do not have time to undertake. Our focus now is right-sizing the Collection to include usable and significant Vauxhalls and Bedfords that best tell the story about our long and diverse heritage.”
Although the auction is September 21, Vauxhall said videos of the vehicles will be available for online viewing and bids can be submitted as early as September 21.
“To our knowledge, this is the first time that any Vauxhall Heritage vehicles have been offered at auction, and with no reserve, we’re expecting a healthy interest in these cars and commercials, all of which are highly original and complete,” said Matthew Parkin, head of classic motoring for Brightwells.
For more information, visit the Brightwells Auctioneers website.