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Cherished car sells for £67,800 at auction
7:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
A VINTAGE motor bought for £22 and 10 shillings has sold at auction for £67,800.
The 1931 Lagonda, resembling the iconic car from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, went under the hammer at Reeman Dansie auctioneers, Colchester.
The successful bidder was a collector from Kent.
About 100 bidders packed into the auction room, while another 500 were online and three were on telephones.
The motor was bought by its previous owner, Peter White in 1961.
Mr White, of Sible Hedingham, cherished the vehicle for more than 50 years but died last year.
His relatives put it up for auction.
The motor even came with an old log book, a 1961 ‘bill of sale’, various early history documents and a valuable GO26 number plate.
Despite being used regularly, the car is in a good condition.
Around 40 of the cars are thought to be in existence.
James Grinter, managing director at Reeman Dansie, said: “Some of Mr White’s relatives were there to see it being sold. We are very pleased with the result.”
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