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West Country Classic Auction next Monday

Tue, 02 Apr 2002
British Car Auctions will be holding a sale of classic cars and automobilia at its Bridgwater, Somerset auction centre from 11.00am on Monday 8th April. Automobilia starts at 11.00am and cars at 13.00.

Entries include the ultra rare and prestigious Pierce Arrow 836 Club Brougham in the picture. Dating from 1933, with a 5,998cc straight eight sidevalve engine, the car underwent a full body-off restoration during the 1980s. It is estimated at £26,500 to £30,000.

Other Americans in the Auction include a RHD original UK supplied 1937 La Salle V8 Series 50 sedan. La Salle was, of course, Cadillac’s lower price line, but in 1937 the marque acquired a proper 5,276cc Cadillac V8 engine and looks that are very similar to the 1937 Cadillac itself. This one is estimated at £11,000 to £12,500. A third American is a massive lead sled 1947 Lincoln V12 sedan, estimated at £4,000 to £5,000. And a fourth is a 1926 Ford Model T tourer fitted with unusually disc wheels and estimated at £7,000 to £8,000.

Apart from these, entries include plenty of soft top British sports cars and the usual complement of Aston Martins, Jaguars, Mercedes and Morris Minors including a very nice pick-up with 1,275cc Marina running gear. Funeral directors and those with large families please not that there are two Daimler DS420 limousines entered: both 1988 and both estimated at £4,000 to £5,000.

More at www.classic-car-auction.co.uk, or telephone 01252 877317 (tel: 01278 685511 from 5th to 9th April).

BCA’s Bridgwater Auction Centre is off the A38 Bristol Road, Bridgwater, From J23 of the M5 follow the A38 to the next roundabout. Turn right for 500 yards. BCA Bridgwater is on your left.

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