Over the hedge
Warrington (England), 27 July 2016
Logged off, turned off, forget: A car fate that often takes a happy ending with exciting barn finds. But automobile treasures hide not only in old Hay barns. This proves the British company H & H classics, which offers two very special garden finds at its next auction on October 12, 2016.
E-type in the sleeping beauty sleep
The younger of the two cars is a Jaguar E-type Roadster in 1966 of right-hand driven by only 863, a 4.2 liter models. The Red convertible was recently awakened from its decades-long slumber in a garden in Bedfordshire. Hidden under a tarp, the E-type spent most of his life in the shadow of a Holly, which once had to be made for the recovery. It describes the State at H & H classics as "surprisingly good", the engine ran free and the original tire would still have enough air. The E-type including hard - and soft-top should bring in equivalent at the auction in October between 65,000 and 77,000 euros.
Pre war racing car
The second finding of the garden is a Lister in 1933, which in 1970 was discovered and rescued by the current seller in a hedge. An elaborate restoration can shine the car in the splendour of bygone times. The vehicle is modeled after the Lister two-litre, with the team "Fox & Nicholl" 1934 reached the seventh place in the 24-hour race of Le Mans drivers Lewis and Hindmarsh. The red car is straßenzugelassen and has been newly revised. The current owners took advantage of the Lister for extended trips from England in the Tuscany and laid back with the pre-war racing each year approximately 8,000 kilometers. The car should be with the long and eventful history at the auction a bid from 47,000 to 60,000 euros. (mf)