A beloved and charming vintage/classic car museum is to sell its content at auction this Saturday.
Housing 20 or so rare and amazingly well kept classic cars, the building was also home to some outstanding Automobilia. Posters, clocks, old pictures dating to way back when. The lovely old building displayed several cabinets of items such as spark plugs, picnic
hampers, various car parts, badges, oil cans and books – all of which holds interesting and historical value.
The owner Stephen Johns set up the museum after his retirement of running a pyjama factory for 45 years. He moved to Somerset where he decided to find a permanent home for his collection of classic vehicles then after spending five years in Minehead, the collection moved to Doverhay Garage in Porlock.
However, Johns (aged 78) announced that he would auction off the contents of his museum on Saturday 8th of September.
“I’ve got so many other interests that I want to pursue. I’m a very keen motorcyclist and gardener, I play golf and I haven’t picked up a paintbrush in 10 years,” says Johns, who is “looking forward to having the weekends off”.
Says Johns, who is clearly a man of many talents/interests.
Reports from an article by the Telegraph list a few of the items Johns has up for auction:
“The 10 cars and 13 motorcycles for sale include a Lanchester Drophead Coupé from 1928 (estimate £25,000-£30,000) and a lovely 122cc Dot AA Tri-Car from 1947 (£3,000-£4,000). There’s also a 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS “Dino” Spider (estimate £100,000-£120,000) and a glorious 1927 Bugatti Type 40 (£80,000-£100,000). Only a Bentley Continental Convertible from 1990 will be spared the gavel.”
If you’re interested then check out Bonham’s Beaulieu Sale on September 8th!