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Devon car collector to sell-up

A Devon-based classic car collector will auction 23 weird and wonderful vehicles on 4 July

A total of 23 vehicles owned by the same collector are set to be sold in a forthcoming auction in Devon.

Whitton Auctions of Honiton will host the auction, featuring an array of cars all belonging to the same anonymous owner. The list includes an Aston Martin DBS, a Ford CMP Tipper Truck made during World War II, an interesting 4-litre Peerless Austin-Healey creation, and a fully refurbished V8 Chevrolet El Camino pick-up truck, expected to fetch up to £10,000.

One of the star lots is a left-hand-drive 1969 Citroen ID 19. This black example features black leather seats, and is described as needing cosmetic attention, but is fully road-legal. With the desirable manual gearbox and recent stainless steel exhaust, the iconic Citroen offers great value at £4000-£5000.

Cars rarely boast greater comfort than a classic Citroen, but there’s one car here that can: the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9. This 1977 example spent most of its early life as a diplomatic car in London, but has been owned by the current owner for the last 22 years. It’s a complex car, but a bargain if it sells within the £2500-£3000 estimate.

There are a number of unusual British classics like a Trident race car, Gordon Keeble saloon and a Peerless project, all with reasonable estimates. The one-off auction will take place on 4 July, after the collection’s owner approached Whitton Auctions earlier this year.

View the full auction listings on the Whitton Auctions website

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