Due to space constraints, Vauxhall offers a rare chance to buy Heritage Collection Vehicles
In a rather unprecedented move, Vauxhall has put 11 of their rare Heritage Collection vehicles up for sale. This famous and usually ultra-exclusive and rarely-sold collection of classic vehicles consists of a range of cars, coaches, vans and more spanning a great length of history.
Of the 11 Heritage vehicles up for sale, the oldest is a 1924 M-Type 14/40 Melton tourer and the newest is 2013 Corsa Black Edition. Although the Heritage Collection is famous for having some excellent classics, Vauxhall is selling vehicles that are not part of the core collection due to space constraints leading up to their relocation later this year.
These vehicles are either duplicate models or vehicles that need recommissioning. That being said, there are still some excellent vehicles up for sale that otherwise wouldn’t be.
Starting with the oldest, the 1924 14/40 M-type is almost 100 years old, has paperwork dating back to 1925 and although it needs some work, it’s a classic convertible that’s estimated value is just £12-16k.
The 1931 Bedford WHB coach (est. £10-12k/no reserve) seats 14 people and is from the first year of Bedford production. It has already been restored previously but is once again in need of some work.
Next up is the 1934 ASY Light Six which is a 4-door 86-year-old car that marks a sign of change after the GM takeover. Vehicles became less luxurious and more profitable and a move towards the popular sector rather than the more niche luxury market. This car has been owned by Vauxhall since 1999 and was originally registered in Cheltenham.
This 1938 H-type 10/4 (also in need of recommission) is estimated at around £2-3k/no reserve. This car has an interesting story behind it as it was ‘bequeathed’ to Vauxhall by the original owner after he had bought the car as a teenager in 1938.
Moving into the 60s, this 1966 Vauxhall Victor FC 101 Estate is estimated at around £3-4k and is also in need of some work, including brake overhaul and sill welding. It’s a very stylish estate and was the first Vauxhall to use curved side-window glass.
Also up for sale is a 1981 Chevette L estimated at around £4-5.5k and is said to have a ‘large history file’. Originally intended to be like a mini Chevrolet, the Chevette ended up taking on the design of the Opel Kadett. A fairly popular supermini and now an interesting classic compact car.
Other newer vehicles are also up for sale which will be sold via auction from September 24. Potential buyers will be able to view videos of the vehicles three days before and begin bidding.
‘We’re delighted that Vauxhall has entrusted us with the sale of these vehicles,’ said Matthew Parkin, Head of Classic Motoring at Brightwells. ‘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.’
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