Rare Triumph Southern Cross and Ford Model T among classic cars going under the hammer at Cambs auction

A restored 1934 Triumph car, set to star at Sutton

A restored 1934 Triumph car, set to star at Sutton - Credit: Archant

AN extremely rare 1934 Triumph motorcar is expected to star in an upcoming vintage and vehicle auction in Sutton.

A 1920s Ford cattle truck

A 1920s Ford cattle truck - Credit: Archant

A gold-painted diesel tractor

A gold-painted diesel tractor - Credit: Archant

The car, a red Southern Cross four-seater, was discovered in a poor state of repair in Birmingham in the 90s but was painstakingly restored and will go under the hammer at the Sutton machinery sale grounds on July 27.

A restored hand-operated petrol pump

A restored hand-operated petrol pump - Credit: Archant

It has a guide price of between £14,000-£16,000.

A rare Sturgeon Bros cast iron seat

A rare Sturgeon Bros cast iron seat - Credit: Archant

Cheffins described the car as “a rare sight on the road which has been well treated by the owner of the last four years and only used for entertaining the grandchildren and high days and holidays local jaunts.”

Also featuring prominently is a 1922 Ford Model T cattle truck, with a Bournemouth-issued registration plate. It has a guide price of £15,000-£16,000.


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A gold-painted Farmall Super tractor has also been tipped as a popular lot, described by Cheffins as a lot to “really get you noticed on the rally field”.

An array of more than 100 instruction manuals and novels relating to tractors and farming will be up for grabs, alongside more niche offerings including a book entitled The Agriculturalists Calculator which dates from 1858.

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A two-inch scale model of a traction engine dating from the 1970s will be one of the star lots among the model selection, with plenty of other miniatures including horse-racing boxes, Land Rovers, tractors, brass name plates and many more.

Cast iron seats are on offer by the dozen, with a selection of spare parts also featuring heavily. A cast iron Sturgeon Bros seat is listed as “very rare” by Cheffins and is expected to attract interest.

A range of enamel signs and ‘petronalia’ are set to attract collectors of rare items, with a hand-operated petrol pump made by Vickers Armstrong expected to star among the lots.

For more information, contact Cheffins on 01223 213777.

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