Austin limo cements winning sale at Castle Combe


A 1927 Austin 20/4 Ranelagh Limousine made £25,000 at Richard Edmonds’ 25 May sale at the Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire.

Judging by his catalogue notes, it was clearly the auctioneer’s favourite and had been owned by the boss of Aintree Racecourse James Bidwell-Topham.

A lovely 1925 Singer from the Colyford Motoring Memories Museum raised £7600, while a 1930 Rolls Royce 20/25 made £26,500.

The sale rate was 76% helped by two Morgans – a barn-find 1950 4/4 Open Tourer and a superb 1930 three-wheeler Aero Super Sports – going for £9600 and £22,750 respectively.

A 1971 Ford Capri 1300L earned £7300, while a 1976 Triumph Stag was scooped up for just £4000.

Forthcoming Edmonds auctions include the 13 July automobilia sale at the Motoring Memories Museum in Colyford, Devon, while on 2 August pre-war motorcars, motorcycles and automobilia will go under the hammer at Toddington Railway Station.

Find out more on the company’s website.


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