Those of you who are classic car enthusiasts may be interested to read that in a few days time The Barn Find Collection auction of classic vehicles is to take place having been organised by John Pye Auctions. You can view the catalogue on the auctioneer’s website but we mention some of the vehicles below.
There has already been a public viewing on the 15th April with two further ones scheduled for Good Friday 19th April and Easter Monday 22 April 2019 between 10am and 2pm at the auctioneer’s Marchington location in the Midlands. The auction concludes at mid-day on the 25th April 2019.
The vehicles in question have been kept in a barn around Tunbridge Wells.
There is a Dennis N Type Fire Engine being offered for sale with an estimated price of £30,000 to £40,000. It was built way back in 1914 and, needless to say, its bodywork is in red. Back in 1919, it was bought for £1,320 and was used by the Folkestone Fire Brigade. It has been subject to a restoration project. It was capable of releasing around 880 gallons of water in a minute.
How about a Leyland TSW 14T “Hippo” with tanker body that is available to bid for with an estimated price of £13,000 to £18,000. It was built around 1940. The red/black bodywork gives it a striking appearance. It has also been subject to a restoration project but that has not been fully completed with still some works to do. It is said to have 22,908 miles on the clock.
A Dodge Pick Up Truck with a tipper body is being offered for sale with an estimated price of £4,000 to £8,000. It is believed to have been built between 1930 to 1932. Some restoration work has been completed but there is still more to do so it should make an interesting project for someone. It was purchased by the current owner in 2010 who brought it over from France.
It is lovely to see a white Morris Minor Traveller being offered for sale having been bought by its current owner in 1997. It was registered in August 1968 and has an estimated sale price of £1,500 to £3,000. It has a 1,096cc engine. It is in need of a significant amount of restoration work so should present a challenge to a classic car enthusiast who enjoys restoring such vehicles.
So, if you are interested in adding to your classic vehicle collection or buying one for the first time then why not get along and take a look.