Ever Wanted to Own a Classic Car Museum? Now You Can

All good things must come to an end, and for the Stondon Motor Museum, it's sadly the end of the line. The UK institution recently closed its doors for good, putting a bookend on over two decades of classic car curation, but happily it won't be the end of the line for its collection. The expansive and rather eclectic mix of classic cars, motorcycles, buses, planes, and fire trucks will go up for auction on April 29 and June 10, presented by Brightwells Classic Vehicles, and will sell in its entirety at no reserve. A fan of cars? Bidders will be privy to over 140 of the museums' classics. RELATED: See the 8 Classic Cars the World is Glad to Have Back Given Stondon's location, an hour and a half north of London, many of the vehicles up for sale are traditional British-built makes – Austin, Morris, Rover. Additionally, Aston Martin fans will find a maroon 1980 Lagonda, Reliant fans can bid for a 1978 Scimitar (Princess Diana had one of those, you know), and interestingly there's a 1984 Rover SD1 police car. Always eye-catching, Rover actually sold the SD1 in the US in 1980, but pulled the plug after the models proved to be tragically slow to sell. The collection certainly doesn't stop there. Performance fans will be happy to note a 1970s 2.4-liter Porsche 911, a 1976 Lancia Fulvia, and a Minor race car. And for the guy or gal that has it all, there's even an Abbott FV433 artillery tank and a Soviet ZIL-131 surface-to-air missile transporter with SA-2 missile included. RELATED: This red DeLorean DMC-12 is super rare barn find beauty A jet engine, steam roller, plane, and numerous British and American fire trucks round out the classic car collection. You can check out the link at the top for the full list of vehicles. Which piques your fancy? RELATED: See the Six Classic Cars That are Surprisingly Good Off-Road Via: Autoweek ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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