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#1 OFFLINE   quicksilver

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:28 PM

Remember that huge collection amassed by Dr James Hull that was bought by Jaguar Land Rover a few years ago? Seems JLR are having a clear out and Brightwells are selling some of these cars at Bicester Heritage on 21st March. Entries are still being added to the website but there's already some proper chod online including a Lada, an FSO, a Visa and not one but TWO Mk4 Zodiac estates! Dr Hull certainly had eclectic tastes.

 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:46 PM

Doesn't ScaryOldCortina have one of these?

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:48 PM

He bought my old Renault Fregate so maybe that will be in this sale. I expect he is a bit pissed off with Jaguar Land Rover (assuming he is still with us I know he had been very ill) as he wanted the collection to stay together. All Jaguar wanted was the rare Jags he had but he wouldn't split the collection.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:59 PM

To be fair, if he didn't want the collection split up, he shouldn't have sold it. What exactly is JLR meant to do with a collection of vehicles unrelated to its history?


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:16 PM

There are some very nice cars in the gentleman's collection. I fear the 'JLR' label will draw in the fan boys and none will go for a reasonable sum.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:20 PM

I sold him a car as well. Currently isn't in the auction although why JLR would want to keep a Renault 4 is beyond me.

 

When he bought it, he bank transferred the cash and offered an extra couple of hundred if I could deliver and said I could have a look around the collection. Not knowing anything about him I declined (I was really too busy to deliver it to middle of nowhere too) so he sent a couple of drivers.

 

Only whilst talking to them did I realise the significance and scale of the collection.  Would have loved to have seen that.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:37 PM

He didn't sell absolutely everything, and word on the street is that he has already amassed over 100 more classics in a new collection. Well, I guess he had the space...


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

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Lovely stuff there, wouldn't kick any of it out.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:27 PM

I wouldn't kick that Lada out of bed, or that FSO 125P estate


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:35 PM

Two Vanden Plahs and a CX Familiale.
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:41 PM

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:43 PM

CX Familiale for me please, its probably time I had one of these again, it does need the rear wheel spats though. I am very tempted.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

Chevette HS please :-)

That Scim Ferguson FF looks interesting, didn't know it even existed.
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:55 PM

I really like that A35 van (its neither A30 or Countryman - not a factory one, anyway...) despite it being, in all probability, bodily fucked.   

 

It reminds me of Ten Coats O'Connor who lived on a caravan site where I grew up.   He brush-painted it annually, the colour changing with whatever civil engineering firm he happened to be nicking paint from working for at the time.

 

It is exactly the sort of thing I see myself driving in my retirement....


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:45 PM

"Yo, keep it low'n'slow homies".

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:53 AM

A whole list of wants, fortunately so far away.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:41 AM

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:50 AM

Well I never it appears he bought another one of my former cars as I owned the Ital camper back in 2006. It was in pretty decent nick but the seats are different to a normal Ital and I just didn't fit in the bloody thing.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

Some cracking motors in there. Loving the wedge, and this none-more-blue slice of Griffin Grief.

 

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That interior!

 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

Ooh, some more stuff has been added since I posted. It's a shame the collection is being split up but realistically Dr Hull was extremely optimistic wanting it to be kept together - who has room for almost 550 cars in one place? Even with all the facilities available to them JLR have far too much stuff and not enough room for it so something has to go. As DW said, most of these cars have no relevance to JLR's history, are just old chod that 'normal' people aren't really interested in, and/or duplicate other things they already have. He must have had three A40 Sports as there's a yellow one at Gaydon that's being kept and two more in the auction - one is enough really.

 

I still can't quite comprehend the bizarre fact that Jaguar Land Rover own a Lada Riva though. It just seems so unlikely.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:28 PM

He did originally want the collection to stay in Wales as a Welsh motor museum. He should of auctioned it all off really as he would of got far more for it than what JLR paid. Never mind I will go along to see how the Ital looks now and to try and find out what happened to my Fregate


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:49 PM

He obviously wasn't short of cash or space, what did the Doctor do for a living?


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:56 PM

He obviously wasn't short of cash or space, what did the Doctor do for a living?


Dentist, apparently
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:16 PM

Chevette HS please :-)

That Scim Ferguson FF looks interesting, didn't know it even existed.
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Me too. The HS looks a bit tatty, but it has the right upgrades on the engine. Would make a great project. I still miss mine 35 years after I sold it.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:28 PM

 

That's a relief - relieved to hear he wasn't some sort of freaky Shipman-esque shite hoarder.

 

"Now then, Mrs Cushion... just a teensy little jab... out of interest, as you're nodding off, just where exactly do you keep the keys and V5 for your late husband's remarkably low-mileage Triumph?"

 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:33 PM

...A chain of cosmetic teeth-whitening clinics followed by a private equity buy-out seems to have allowed him to hoover up some amazing vehicles.


With some 500+ vehicles to his name, it does sometimes beg the question as to what you can do with so many cars. I mean, there's only one of you, and only a limited time on this Earth....
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Posted 25 February 2018 - 05:46 PM

I have seen a lot of these cars 'in the metal', some are going to be projects and some are surprisingly good. My understanding is some of the collection have proved to be surprisingly useful and sought after for filming and other work so can 'earn their keep' as it were. Quite a number have gone to the apprentice schemes at Bicester too. 

 

Like the Stondon sale I doubt there will be many bargains but I'd love to be bringing the A70 pickup home.


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 05:03 PM

Many more have also been added now.


Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 05:58 PM

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 06:04 PM

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