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Rare find: Hallway classic worth R534k

2013-11-05 10:27

JUST RESTING IN A HALLWAY: A rare 1911 Vulcan was found resting in a hallway for 28 years. It could be yours for a cool R534 000. Image: NEWSPRESS

A rare 1911 Vulcan is up for auction after being kept in a hallway for 28 years. The classic two-seat tourer could be sold for R534 000!

The occasional house clear-out is lamentable but unavoidable for most self-respecting classic car buffs. It takes on a new perspective in the case of an avid collector, who resisted the pressure to do so for 28 years, after his house became his garage. 

In 1985, he parked his 1911 Vulcan two-seat tourer in the hallway of his home, with the intention of admiring it there just for the day.

Image gallery: 1911 Vulcan up for sale


LESS THAN TEN REMAIN

In November 2013, following the owner’s death, the hallway was opened and the car headed for Historics at Brooklands in England.

This rare Vulcan, powered by a 12kW 2.0 four cylinder, was manufactured by Vulcan Motor and Engineering in Southport, on the west coast of the UK. It’s believed that less than ten models remain.

According to Historics: “Well-maintained throughout its life, this Vulcan was regularly dusted, polished and cosseted as any other household ornament whilst in the hallway, and is presented in completely original condition except for period replacement lights and a bulb horn.

“It still has the original grey coach lined in gold, with opulent brown button-back leather seating and contrasting fawn roof and side screens. Due to the scarcity of Vulcan motor cars, this is a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of British motoring history and an investment for the future.”

Bidding is anticipated at an equivalent of R437 000 - R534 000.



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