Here's your chance to buy one of 12 cars from Vauxhall's Heritage Collection
The company is auctioning off 12 of its heritage models ranging between seven and 96 years old, although none of them are the crème de la crème of the collection.
If you're in the UK and have been looking to pick up a classic car for yourself at a great price, then I come bearing good news as Vauxhall has made the decision to do a bit of spring (well, autumn) cleaning by selling off 12 models from its Heritage Collection.
Set to be auctioned by Brightwells, the models range from some of the earliest in the marque's history – with the oldest being 96 years old – all the way up until some from the past decade.
However, the 12 cars being sold off here aren't exactly the cream of the crop, with Vauxhall's Simon Hucknall telling Carscoops, "We have 80 vehicles, but many are duplicated, and some require either recommissioning or complete restoration, which we do not have time to undertake."
As such, with many of these cars fitting into those categories, and will all being offered at no reserve, you might be able to pick up a real bargain as a result – be it a rare classic, or a well-maintained modern daily driver.
On the older end of things, a number of models from the 1920s and '30s are on offer, the oldest of which is a 1924 M-Type 14/40 Melton fitted with a new mohair hood and sporting some "lovely patina," although it is noted as requiring some mechanical work including a new water pump. It's expected to sell, though, for around £12-16k.
Also on offer from this era is a 1931 Bedford WHB 14 Seater Bus which was the first bus body on Bedford's dedicated passenger chassis, which is expected to fetch £10-12k; a 1934 Light Six ASY that was previously restored, which should sell for only around £3-5k; the lovely 1935 Grosvenor Big Six BXL, pictured at the top of the article, that's just one of nine still running worldwide, which ought to claim £12-14k; and a 1937 10/4 H-Type known as 'The Duchess' that should only sell for around £2-4k.
Moving forward in time slightly, there's also a 1966 Victor FC 101 Estate that's been in Vauxhall's care for over two decades, but requires its cracked sills to be fixed and brakes to be replaces, and as such should only sell for around £3-4k.
A 1981 Chevette L in true time-warp condition is also on offer, which has only covered a mere 8281 miles since it was new, and should sell for around £4-5.5k.
Finally, for those after what could be their next daily driver, some cars from the past few decades with lower mileage and good service histories are also for sale, including a 1997 Combo Diesel and 2004 Corsa 1.8 SRi used for recent model launches, a range-topping 2004 Zafira GSi Turbo, a 2007 Vectra SRi 2.0, and the newest Heritage Collection model on offer which is a 2013 Corsa 1.4i Black Edition.
Bidding for the Brightwells timed auction that includes these lots opens on Monday September 21 at 10am, and closes on Thursday September 24 at 7pm.
Some of the many other interesting lots on offer in this auction include a 1923 Standard 14hp Warwick Tourer which is the oldest car for sale, a 1949 Triumph Roadster 2000 restored to a concours-winning standard, a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300GD short-wheelbase G-Wagen, a 1994 Suzuki Cappucino, and a 2005 E46 BMW M3 CSL in unmodified condition.