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
1931 Bedford WHB 14-seater coach (in need of recommission) – est. £10-12k/no reserve
1934 ASY Light Six (mechanical work required) – est. £3-5k/no reserve
1938 H-type 10/4 (in need of recommission) – est. £2-3k/no reserve
1966 FC Victor Estate (in need of recommission) – est. £3-4k/no reserve
1981 Chevette L – est. £4-5.5k/no reserve
1997 Combo van – est. £800-1k/no reserve
Owned by Vauxhall since 2017
2004 Corsa C 1.8 – est. £1-2k/no reserve
2004 Zafira GSi – est. £600-1k/no reserve
2007 Vectra C 2.0T – est. £2-4k/no reserve
2013 Corsa D Black Edition – est. £2-3k/no reserve