The 1920’s is an increasingly popular style, vintage boutiques are popping up quicker than you can say “Daddy-O!” and the trend in prohibition style speak easy cocktail bars is going from strength to strength (If you can ever find one tucked away behind an un-assuming non-signed door!), but the real magic of the roaring 1920’s lies in its unforgettable cars, with names such as the Lancia Lambda, Raceabout and Picadilly Roadster.
Classic cars conjure up all sorts of nostalgic allusions whether it’s an old school Bond movie or more modern re-interpretations of the 20’s such as Boardwalk Empire or Downton Abbey. When cars from such era’s come up for an auction a lot of excitement is created amongst enthusiasts, hence the buzz around Cheffins Vintage Sale on Saturday 18th of October.
Classic car auctions are fast becoming the ideal method of purchasing said vehicles. Any reputable auction house will provide detailed condition reports alongside relevant documents, information that may not be as readily available elsewhere. At this year’s Goodwood revival festival (a popular event for vintage fans), the auction of classic cars made a whopping £15.4 million. In a market that is continually expanding, Cheffins Vintage sales provide a brilliant opportunity for enthusiasts starting out to join the market.
Certain lots offered have already had their share of limelight, lot 2307 is a rare 1936 Holden Chevrolet FC Standard Tourer that is thought to be one of the last examples of this model, previously owned and used at Warner Brother’s studios. This example, even after all these years, is still a fully functioning car where the engine reveals a straight six with chrome rocker cover and a Stromberg carburettor. Chevrolet’s are exceeding popular and became the bestselling car in the US by 1929. Lot 2303, a 1926 Nash Standard Six Series 320 Four Door Tourer, is also believed to have featured in films during its heyday.
Own your own slice of the iconic cars that brought motoring into the 20th century by visiting The Machinery Saleground in Cambridgeshire or by bidding online exclusively via i-bidder.com.