14 March 2018
It’s not unusual for the odd pedal car to turn up at auction somewhere in the UK, but rarely do you see a whole collection up for sale at one venue.
It’s not unusual for the odd pedal car to turn up at auction somewhere in the UK, but rarely do you see a whole collection up for sale at one venue. So you can imagine the buzz of excitement surrounding the announcement that Brightwells are to sell over 140 pedal cars, all at no reserve, at Bicester Heritage, a business campus dedicated to historic motoring and based at the UK’s best-preserved WW2 bomber station, the former RAF Bicester.
Set to take place on 21 March 2018, the pedal cars are being sold alongside 100 affordable classic cars and a significant collection of large-scale radio-controlled aircraft, all of which have formed part of the Jaguar Land Rover collection.
Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, Tim Hannig said “We are expanding the range of services we offer to our clients, and the space created by the sale of reserve fleet vehicles and toys will allow us to focus on exciting initiatives including; ‘Reborn’ versions of Range Rover and Jaguar E-type, ‘Works Legends’ cars for sale and the ‘Classic Collection’ - iconic vehicles cared for by a team of specialists at the new ‘Classic Works’ facility in the UK".
Matthew Parkin, Brightwells’ Head of Classic Cars added “we are delighted to be offering such an eclectic mix of vehicles, both large and small. The range and variety on offer has been carefully and imaginatively curated and offers something for everybody, regardless of age or even size!”
Mirroring the history of the automobile itself, these pint-size replicas span virtually every decade of the past 130 years and range from highly detailed miniature vintage Bentleys and pre-war racing cars made from metal, to a modern BMW Z4 made from plastic.
The Brightwells sale contains a wide cross section, although there are no Jaguars or Land Rovers amongst them as those in the collection are staying firmly at home. With all tastes and pockets catered for, the collection includes a Batmobile, one that looks like a steam train, a range of vintage bi-planes and a gorgeous BSA Combination powered by a Mobylette engine.. Another section of the sale will also include a large quantity of smaller toy cars from the likes of Dinky, Corgi and Burago.
For more details about the sale, including a fully illustrated online catalogue, please visit www.brightwells.com