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Classic Vehicles Once Owned By Film Stars To Be Auctioned

Ford ThunderbirdThere are a couple of interesting auctions coming up in the next few weeks at which you could have the opportunity to buy classic vehicles once owned by “A” rated film stars. Presumably, these vehicles will no doubt carry a premium in view of their previous ownership.

Many of you will have heard of the late Marilyn Monroe. Well, John Juilien’s Icons and Idols: Hollywood auction is taking place on the 16th and 17th November 2018 in Los Angeles, USA as well as online and a 1956 Ford Thunderbird once owned by this well-known star is being offered for sale with an estimated sale price of between $300,000 to $500,000.

She owned the classic car between 1955 to 1962 and at her wedding to Arthur Miller, a renowned playwright, on the 28th June 1956, they drove the car to the ceremony. The car had a V8 225 bhp engine capable of reaching 113 mph that was very fast for a car way back in the 1950’s. This particular car was rather unusual in so much as it has both a soft top plus it also can have a hard top fitted. Its bodywork is black and it has a black and white interior. It is said to be in immaculate condition and has a low mileage.

If making the long journey to America doesn’t appeal then you may be attracted to a classic vehicle that is shortly to be auctioned here in this country. At the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale that takes place at the NEC near Birmingham on the 10th and 11th November 2018 there is a left hand drive 1945 Willys Jeep MB available to buy that was owned by a very famous actor – the late Steve McQueen. He appeared in many films including the Bullitt. This classic jeep was originally built for and owned by the US army but was later bought by the actor.

His estate sold the vehicle in 1984 for $6,000. It was estimated that its sale price was in the region of ten times greater than such a jeep would normally have sold for so it just goes to show the effect that Steve McQueen’s name had on the price. It has been renovated and now has an estimated price of between £80,000 to £100,000.

If your existing classic vehicle insurance is shortly coming up for renewal or you are looking for cover for the first time then why not give AIB Insurance a call on 02380 268 351 and discuss your requirements with a member of staff. He or she will be pleased to obtain a competitive quotation from our extensive panel of insurers for your consideration without any obligation. We look forward to being of assistance.

Classic Tractor Breaks UK Auction Record

Classic Tractor Last month Cheffins Cambridge Vintage Sale took place at which a classic tractor was sold for £86,100 with this being a record price at an auction here in the UK. The vehicle in question was a Matbro Mastiff built in 1963 and had a guide price of £40,000 that it significantly exceeded.

The above sale included vintage and classic motorbikes, tractors, cars and steam engines and, by the end of the day, in excess of £2 million of such vehicles had been auctioned. Several thousand people attended from various countries around the world no doubt creating competitive bidding.

There were also a number of other classic vehicles that achieved record prices such as the £63,000 that was paid for a David Brown crawler tractor dating as far back as 1957.
There were also some interesting classic cars sold including a Rolls Royce 25/30 Light Tourer built in 1936 that went for £35,700 as well as a Mini Cooper MK1 built in 1966Cheffins Cambridge Vintage Sale that achieved a sale price of £14,700.
There were also some wonderful classic motorbikes for sale including a Scott Super Squirrel built in 1927 that achieved a sale price of £9, 396. An AJS Model 499cc manufactured in 1938 went for £11,340. There was obviously a great deal of interest as 92% of motorcycles were sold for in excess of their guide prices.

Classic steam engines were also a feature in the auction with two John Fowler Ploughing Engines that were constructed in 1918 achieving a total price of £147,000.

There is obviously a great deal of interest from around the world in classic vehicles of various types including the likes of steam engines, tractors, motorcycles and cars. Let us hope that this interest continues for many, many years.

If you are looking to insure your classic vehicle then why not get in touch with us so that we can discuss your requirements and seek to obtain a competitive quotation for your consideration.

K Drewe Join Our Insurance Panel

We are pleased to announce that K Drew Insurance Brokers Limited has been added to our panel of insurers.

K Drewe was established as far back as 1956 since which time it has grown to become a successful and highly respected firm of insurance brokers. They have an experienced staff that are renowned for providing a high quality customer service.kdrewe

We are extremely selective when it comes to partnering with providers of insurance products and are proud to be associated with K Drewe. They provide innovative and flexible insurance products that are competitively priced.

Their particular expertise lies in providing award-winning insurance products for the niche leisure industry. For instance, they provide insurances for the following: –

• UK Holiday Homes
• Static Caravans
• EU Holiday Homes
• Park Homes
• Marine Pleasure Craft
• Motor Homes
• Classic Cars

These types of insurances are extremely specialist and require a bespoke range of features and benefits. So, if any of our clients are considering purchasing the likes of a motor home, narrow boat, vintage car or static caravan then K Drewe has the product that can be tailor made to meet their requirements providing them with complete peace of mind.

To find out more about them you can visit their website at: – www.kdibonline.co.uk or if you need insurance instantly call our team on 02380 268351.