Buyers from UK and Europe to descend on three-day motor auction at Castle Combe, Wiltshire

1930 Austin 7 Swallow Saloon 2


19 February 2015 – An Austin 7 Tourer, a 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Coupe, a truck bearing a lost Scottish marque and a 1924 Ford Model T van are just some of the highlights of a three-day motor auction taking place at Castle Combe race circuit this month.

Chippenham-based Richard Edmonds Auctions, now Europe’s largest auctioneer of automobilia, is holding the sale over Thursday 26–Saturday 28 February. Hundreds of buyers from the UK and Europe are expected to attend and the auction is open to members of the public to view many of the items.

Exhibits from the recently-closed Great Yarmouth museum Yesterday’s World form part of this auction including vintage bicycles, a baker’s cart, a delivery bicycle and many items from a garage scene.

The auction takes place as follows:

· Wednesday 25 February: viewing 3pm–6pm

· Thursday 26 February: sale of spare parts from Austin 7 Services, sale and viewing 8.30am–6pm

· Friday 27 February: automobilia e.g. advertising, enamel signs, bicycles, sale and viewing 8am–5pm

· Saturday 28 February: motorcycles and vintage and classic cars and steam engines, sale and viewing from 8.30am

Auctioneer Richard Edmonds said: “This is going to be a huge sale and we’ve already had lots of interest. We have around 1,600 lots being sold during the three days, which we expect to fetch somewhere in the region of £300,000.

“There are many lots which are rare and unusual, but I’m particularly keen on a 1930 Austin 7 Swallow saloon, which was the direct forerunner of the classic Jaguar of the 1940s and 1950s. We’re valuing it at £18,000–£20,000.

“I’d also draw people’s attention to the 1955 Albion Chieftain flatbed truck. Albion was a Scottish motor manufacturer based in Glasgow taken over by British Leyland in 1951. This truck was bought from new by a firm in Trowbridge and spent much of its life in the town, including at the old Town Bridge Garage. It should fetch £10,000–£12,000.”

For more information, contact Richard Edmonds Auctions on 01249 444544 or email

Full details and information for buyers, sellers and visitors are available from the website

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