A mouth-watering array of wonderful classics
If you love quirky Italian machinery, you may well feel that you have died and gone to heaven when you see the amazing machines amassed by Andy Heywood (of McGrath Maserati fame), the majority of which are being offered here at no reserve. Andy has spent years building up this collection but has now realised that he will never have time to restore, let alone use, all of them, hence their inclusion in our sale today. We are honoured to have been chosen to disperse the collection for Andy and we do hope that you will find something among them to get your bidding hand itching. Anyone who’s heart doesn’t flutter when they see the gorgeous 1970 Fiat 500 MyCar or whose pulse doesn’t quicken when they see the exotic 1964 Fiat 750 Vignale Coupe and cute 1972 Fiat Furgoncino Van really needs to see a doctor.
We are also delighted to offer an extraordinary selection of ultra-low mileage classics that are perfect time capsules from decades ago when petrol cost just a few pence per gallon, small boys still wore shorts and the vicar rode to church on a bicycle. Be sure to check these beauties out: 1928 Bean (Lot 32 and only 9,630 miles in 89 years); 1971 Rover P6 (Lot 28 – 3,600 miles); 1971 Fiat 124 Coupe (Lot 144 – 16,000 miles); 1973 MGB Roadster (Lot 153 – 10,500 miles); 1977 Mini Clubman (Lot 19 – 8,760 miles). Slightly later but equally stunning are the 1988 Jaguar XJ40 (Lot 127 – 11,200 miles) and the 1990 Ferrari 348TS (Lot 133 – 17,500 miles).
The 1968 Jaguar E-Type is also an amazingly original car structurally thanks to a life spent in sunny Florida and has some useful upgrades to boot (Lot 23). The ex-Whitbread brewing dynasty 1957 Bentley S1 LWB saloon is quite a find, being one of only 23 built and perhaps four surviving in right-hand drive (Lot 149). The one-owner 1960 Austin Seven Mini has a great story to tell (Lot 160), and as for the wonderful 1956 Austin-Healey 100/4, painstakingly built to ‘M’ specification by its current owner of 30 years (Lot 155), who wouldn’t love to have that at their disposal on a sunny Sunday morning?
Throw in the sublime 1984 Bristol Brigand (Lot 152) and the ridiculous 1975 Casalini Sulky (Lot 36) and there really is something for everyone. We do hope that at least one of the 160+ lots on offer fires your imagination sufficiently to end up in your garage. As ever, we are enormously grateful to our vendors for entrusting us with the privilege of selling their prized possessions today, and we only ask that you treat all the vehicles assembled here with the same care and respect that you would wish for if your own pride and joy were among them.
NEXT LEOMINSTER CLASSIC SALE
Wednesday 17th May 2017
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