British ‘barn finds’ up for bidding

1912 BUICK ‘BARNFIND’

1912 BUICK ‘BARNFIND’

 

BICKENHILL, Solihull, England _ An amazing single-owner collection of classic cars and motorcycles — 11 cars and 34 bikes — found in dust covered barns in Berkshire, will be offered for sale on June 2 by H&H Classics at England’s National Motorcycle Museum. The find, known as the “Home Farm Collection,” includes a number of motorcycles and cars are still covered in dust and cobwebs. Many of the vehicles in the collection have been off the road for years if not decades. The treasure trove contains a “barn find” 1912 Buick complete with its original paint; a 1925 Bean 14hp saloon that was formerly owned by newspaper magnate Sir Ray Tindle; 1938 Austin 20hp Mayfair Limousine; and 1931 Whippet coupe.

Many of the vehicles in the collection have been off the road for years if not decades. The treasure trove contains a “barn find” Buick complete with its original 105-year old paint! Other highlights include a 1925 Bean 14hp Saloon that was formerly owned by newspaper magnate Ray Tindle.

Ray Tindle’s 14HP Bean

Ray Tindle’s 14HP Bean

The County Wexford Collection

Another single-owner collection in this sale at the National Motorcycle Museum is one of 14 pre-and-post-WW2 motorcars including a 1938 Austin 20hp Mayfair Limousine that was purchased new by the Fifth Marquess of Bath as transport for Marina, Duchess of Kent and stabled at Longleat up until the 1990s. The County Wexford collection also encompasses such rarities as a 1939 Triumph Dolomite 14/60 Drophead Coupe (One of three known survivors) and a 1931 Willys Overland Whippet Coupe.

20HP AUSTIN LIMO

Ex-Marquess of Bath Austin 20hp Limo estimate £10,000 – £12,000 ($10,328 – $15,483)

Other Interesting motorcar entries in the sale are: a 1932 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Saloon ‘garage find’ that has been in the current family ownership since 1959; and a 1973 Volvo P1800 ES that was first owned by the comedian Jimmy Tarbuck.

For information, visit  www.handh.co.uk

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