Vintage Vauxhalls heading to auction

Corporate collection is moving and duplicates and non-core vehicles will be sold at no reserve at Brightwells aution

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1982 Vauxhall Chevette
1982 Vauxhall Chevette from the auto maker's own collection is said to be in 'immaculate' contain | Vauxhall photos

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.

1924 M-Type 14/40 Melton tourer

“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.”

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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.

1931 Bedford WHB 14-seat coach

“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.

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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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