Rare 1923 Vauxhall Taxi Sells For $89K at Auction

She may not look like much, but this rare 1923 Vauxhall OD 23-60 HP Kington Tourer sold for just over $89,000 at a recent auction. That's quite a princely sum for a car that hasn't seen the light of day since 1967. PHOTOS: See More of the 1928 Vauxhall 20/60 Hurlingham Speedster
Rare 1923 Vauxhall Taxi Sells For $89K at Auction
The 90-year-old car was originally a taxi in Southampton and cost £895 back when it was brand new. It served as a taxi in the 1930s and was eventually sold to a Mr. Charles Ayscough from Basingstoke. It was last seen by the public at a special garden fete back in 1967, but has been hidden away ever since. The Vauxhall was expected to fetch a high price due to its rarity, but the final number was quite a bit more than what was expected. Prior to the auction, estimates had it going for between £25,000 and £30,000. The little taxi came in at double what they thought it was worth. The exact price was £55,200 which converts to about $89,136. PHOTOS: This 1960 Fiat 600 Multipla Taxi Looks Like It Could Fit in the Vauxhall
Rare 1923 Vauxhall Taxi Sells For $89K at Auction
The auction took place at the International Autojumble in Hampshire at the Beaulieu Motor Museum. The annual event is the largest of its kind in Europe featuring over 2000 stands with everything from classic cars to parts to memorabilia. PHOTOS: Will the 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi Be a Classic in 70 years? Via: Daily Echo

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