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Little Classics News: 4 November 2013

Rare Vulcan for Sale after Living in Hallway for 28 Years!

1911 Vulcan two seat tourer in the hallwayThe occasional house clear-out is lamentable but unavoidable for most self-respecting classic car buffs, but it takes on a new perspective in the case of an avid collector, who resisted the pressure to do so for 28 years, after his house became his garage.

In 1985, he parked his 1911 Vulcan two seat tourer in the hallway of his home, with the intention of admiring it there just for the day.

1911 Vulcan two seat tourer in the hallwayMore than 10,000 days later, following the owner’s death, the voluminous front door to the hallway was opened and the car wheeled onto the patio on the first part of its journey to auction on Saturday, 30th November at Historics at Brooklands, Surrey.

With less than ten remaining worldwide, this very rare and original 15.9hp Vulcan two seat tourer with dicky seat was manufactured by Vulcan Motor and Engineering in Southport, Merseyside, nine years after the company was formed in 1902 by brothers Thomas and Joseph Hampson.

1911 Vulcan two seat tourer leaving the houseWell-maintained throughout its life, this Vulcan was regularly dusted, polished and cosseted as any other household ornament whilst in the hallway, and is presented in completely original condition but for period replacement lights and bulb horn. It still has the original grey coach paint, coach-lined in gold, with opulent brown button-back leather seating and contrasting fawn roof and side screens.

Having been kept in a warm dry environment for so many years, the Vulcan is in fine condition and is now fully commissioned, serviced and running as it did in 1911, powered by a four cylinder, two litre engine.

It comes to sale supplied with a V5C registration document, an old style 'buff' log book and other such papers.

Due to the scarcity of Vulcan motor cars, this is a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of British motoring history and an investment for the future. The rare classic car carriers an estimate of £27,000-£33,000.

1911 Vulcan two seat tourerThe Vulcan will be auctioned alongside some 100 other classic cars and a fascinating array of automobilia at Historics at Brooklands’ winter auction venue, Mercedes-Benz World, near Weybridge, Surrey on Saturday, 30th November, from 10.00am, with viewing on the previous day.

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