Preview: DT Mathewson, Pickering, September 15
The team at Mathewsons are preparing themselves for another busy sale at their North Yorkshire premises on Saturday September 15, with well over 100 cars included.
There’s a number of stand-out lots amount the varied catalogue, ranging from 1923 Crossley 19-6 Landaulette, estimated at £55,000-£65,000, right up to latter-day modern classics. One of the more unusual highlights is a 1960 Ford Thames 300E Van, estimated at £9000-£10,000. “I can’t imagine the 34,000 miles being incorrect; it sounds and drives as a 300E should,” said Derek Mathewson.
Staying with the blue oval but hotting things up a touch, a MkI Escort with rally heritage and a 210bhp 1800cc BDA motor carries an estimate of £69,500-£74,950, while a 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth that has stood for 15 years is expected to top £25,000.
Elsewhere, popular classics like MGBs and a selection of A30/35 models join rather more unusual sights, such as a Goggomobil TS Coupe estimated at £14,000-£16,000 and a three-wheeled 1971 Bond Bug, estimated at £5000-£6000. Doubling up on the amount of wheels is a Mini-based Hustler 6 kit car, the brainchild of Aston Martin Lagonda designer William Towns.
Below you’ll find some of the lots that caught our eye. For a full breakdown of what’s available, visit Mathewsons or call 01751 474455.
This 1960 Thames 300E is a superb example of the car-derived van that was produced by Ford from 1954 to 1961. This has add-on from a Ford Prefect 100E, including the grille, and shows a mere 34,000 recorded miles. It’s predicted to sell for £9000-£10,000.
This 1987 Moonstone Sierra Cosworth has been in dry storage for 15 years, with only one former keeper listed. It’s now in need of some restoration, with a weak offside inner wing, but is a very original car with no cosmetic modifications visible. And unlike so many others, it still has its original radio, amplifier, gear knob and steering wheel too, helping to justify the estimate of overt £25,000.
Mathewsons say this 1966 two-door Series 5 Sunbeam Rapier is a “must buy now” and “will never be cheaper than it is today.” Estimated at £8250-£10,000 it looks fantastic with its Minilite wheels and aftermarket spotlamps.
Estimated to sell for £8000-£10,000, this 1946 Vauxhall 14 Saloon has been used as a profitable wedding car in recent times, so may present a business opportunity. The 1701cc engine is said to sound healthy, while its smart appearance means it’s ready for working or showing.
Showing just 23,000 miles on the clock, this 1971 700cc Bond Bug has been with its vendor has since 2014 and comes supplied with a history folder containing various older photographs, parts and service invoices. It’s estimated to reach £5000-£6000.
Wearing a Q-plate, this Hustler is a rare six-wheeled version of the Mini-based vehicle designed by William Towns in 1978, and later developed into a kit car by his Interstyl design studio. Mathwesons say it’ll draw bigger crowds than a Ferrari, and all for a predicted price of £5500-£6000.
One of a least four pre-war Austins, this 1938 Austin Windsor has been treated to an engine rebuild and unleaded conversion totalling over £3000. The long-term owner of the car believes it was ordered new by the Co-Op funeral company, who specified the interior finish. It’s estimated at £9000-£11,000.