Vauxhall 30/98 takes big money at Newbury


A 1925 Vauxhall 30/98 OE-Type Tourer sold for £179,200 at H&H’s Newbury sale on 5 December.

The mechanically correct car featured chassis number OE250, engine number OE224 and had a replica Velox body built by Steve Penny.

It also had a well-documented history, with appearances in The Autocar in 1927 and Motor Sport in 1949. Its competitive past included entering the VSCC Welsh Trial three times.

A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 predictably scooped the top-lot honours by selling for £268,800. It was followed by a 1955 DB2/4 Drophead that made £168,000.

Other big-money lots included a Invicta reproduction (£106,400), a ally 1986 Proteus C-Type Evocation (£63,280) and a 1950 Bristol 401 (£39,200).

There was plenty of desirable metal that failed to find new homes, however, including an 1987 E30 BMW M3, a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 (this time a coupé) and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S.

You can view the full results on H&H’s website.


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