Any genuine car enthusiast dreams of discovering that long forgotten classic car, slumbering for decades in some remote barn or outbuilding, luring it back to life, to wake them from the dead and breathe life into them once again.
Discovered in completely opposite sides of the City of Sheffield, two separate, genuine, barn finds have recently come to light and Sheffield Auction Gallery are delighted to be offering them in their Classic Car section of their Antique & Fine Art Auction on Friday 30th September.
Firstly, a 1933 Ford ‘Model Y’ 8 HP Tudor (two-door), in black. An original family car, known as the ‘Short Rad’ in black coachwork with green interior, with 12,698 miles and two owners, this car was last on the road in 1965 and has been in dry storage ever since. It is presented with the original registration “FA 5086”.
Secondly, a fantastic, single-owner collection, comprises a 1966 Jaguar S-Type 3.8S in navy blue, with original registration “1063 LG” hibernating since 1979 alongside a similar 1966 Jaguar S-Type 3.4 in red with 66,000 miles and lying dormant since 1981. Alongside these, the body and chassis of another Jaguar S-Type will also be offered. Slumbering with these big cats in the same barn is a 1966 Morris Traveller “Woody” in grey, presented with the original registration “JWJ 20D” which has been alongside them since 1995.
Time has unfortunately taken its toll on these old iconic British cars, but they are all seeking new owners along with other vintage/classic vehicles. Specialist Car Valuer Benjamin Johnson invites entries for this auction and will be happy to advise on 0114 281 6161, further information and many more photos can be found on the auction preview page at www.sheffieldauctiongallery.com