Vauxhall Motors’ famous Heritage Collection is selling 11 of its vehicles due to space constraints, prior to its relocation at the end of the year.
The vehicles, which are not part of the core collection, and either require some recommissioning, or duplicate models already held, will be auctioned at Brightwells’ online sale on September 24.
Nine cars, one van and one coach are being offered at the sale, all with no reserve. The oldest is a 1924 M-Type 14/40 Melton tourer, and the youngest a 2013 Corsa Black Edition. Highlights include a 1931 Bedford WHB 14-seat coach, pictured, 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 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.”
Potential buyers will be able to view short videos of the vehicles online three days before the auction, from Monday, September 21. Bids can also be placed from this date, with each vehicle being allocated a final bidding slot on auction day.
“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.”