10th September 2020

Vehicles From Vauxhall’s Heritage Collection To Go On Sale

Vauxhall Motors is listing for sale by auction 11 vehicles from their famous Heritage Collections. The vehicles are not part of the core collection, with some being duplicate models already held and with others requiring some restoration.

Altogether, 9 cars, 1 van and 1 coach will be auctioned at Brightwells’ online sale on September 24th. The oldest model for sale is a 1924 M-Type 14/40 Melton tourer with other highlights including a 1931 Bedford WHB 14-seat coach from the first year of Bedford production, an immaculate base-model Chevette from 1982, and a rare 1966 Victor FC Estate in need of recommissioning.

‘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,’ said Simon Hucknall, Vauxhall’s Head of PR. ‘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.’

Videos of the vehicles will be available online from Monday, 21st September with bids also able to be placed from this date.

‘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.’

The vehicles being offered at auction are as follows:

1924 14/40 M-type (partly dismantled) - est. £12-16k/no reserve

  • Owned by Vauxhall Heritage since 1998
  • Paperwork going back to 1925
  • 2-seater with dickie
  • New Chevron Cord tyres all round
  • Needs mechanical recommission

1931 Bedford WHB 14-seater coach (in need of recommission) – est. £10-12k/no reserve

  • Purchased by Vauxhall from original owners – Arlington Motor Company Ltd. – in 1999
  • Subject of older restoration

1934 ASY Light Six (mechanical work required) – est. £3-5k/no reserve

  • Owned by Vauxhall since 1999
  • Originally registered in Cheltenham, Gloucs.
  • Original registration paperwork

1938 H-type 10/4 (in need of recommission) – est. £2-3k/no reserve

  • Known as ‘The Duchess’
  • Bequeathed to Vauxhall by original owner, who purchased car as a teenager in 1938
  • Original/complete, needs recommissioning

1966 FC Victor Estate (in need of recommission) – est. £3-4k/no reserve

  • Owned by Vauxhall since 1999
  • Brake overhaul needed
  • Welding required along sills

1981 Chevette L – est. £4-5.5k/no reserve

  • Large history file

1997 Combo van – est. £800-1k/no reserve

  • Immaculate inside and out; rare survivor

Owned by Vauxhall since 2017

  • Used at launch of current Combo van

2004 Corsa C 1.8 – est. £1-2k/no reserve

  • Rare 1.8 SRi model
  • Used in marketing and PR launch of last generation Corsa

2004 Zafira GSi – est. £600-1k/no reserve

  • Owned by former Vauxhall Heritage Centre restorer prior to going into the Vauxhall Collection
  • Extensive history file

2007 Vectra C 2.0T – est. £2-4k/no reserve

  • Low mileage car

2013 Corsa D Black Edition – est. £2-3k/no reserve