An extraordinary collection of more than 100 affordable classic cars are to be auctioned with no reserve after Jaguar Land Rover decided to streamline its fleet.
In 2014 JLR Classic spent a rumoured £100 million buying one of Britain’s biggest private car collections from Dr James Hull.
The wealthy dentist had a built up a jaw-dropping fleet which featured a number multi-million pound classics which Jaguar Land Rover wanted to preserve.
But it was also made up of dozens of unfashionable motors from the 1970s and 1980s which have now developed a cult following.
And the West Midlands manufacturer has now decided to sell more than 100 of its surplus, non-JLR models.
Brightwells will be selling a number of 1980’s MG hatchbacks, a Lada Riva, Vauxhall Allegro and numerous models from Vauxhall, Citroen, Rover, Austin and Morris.
All cars will be auctioned off at no reserve, which means they could sell for as little as £1 each.
Matthew Parkin, head of Brightwells Classic Cars, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been asked by Jaguar Land Rover Classic to auction part of their significant classic collection.
“Focussing solely on non-Jaguar Land Rover products, the diversity of the lots on offer is extraordinary, offering everything from a Riva-style Speedboat to the unique Scimitar Ferguson prototype, all at no reserve.
“The assembly of vehicles on offer was clearly carefully curated, with rare or particularly low-mileage examples of cult classics selected. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
A range of obscure estate cars will be on offer, including a 1960 Vauxhall Velox by Martin Walter, two Victors from 1964 and 1972, a Rover P6 3500 estate, two low mileage Citroen CX Familiales, a low mileage Polski Fiat 125P and no three Ford Zodiac estates by Abbot.
More than 100 children’s cars pedal cars will also be sold.
The sale will take place on Wednesday, March 21 at Bicester Heritage, a business campus dedicated to historic motoring in Oxfordshire.
Dr Hull’s original collection was made up of 543 cars, ranging from multi-million pound Jaguars through to Morris Minors.