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Estimated at £15,000-18,000 and finished in a great paint scheme of silver over Arden green with a buckskin leather interior, the car was featured and driven by Richard Hammond in a Top Gear programme.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this November 6th classic and vintage car auction which is being held in conjunction with The Footman James Bristol Classic Restoration Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, and for their two day November auction of silver, jewellery, watches and antiques with a special selection of wine, pot and whisky.

The Daimler is fitted with a 2.5 litre straight six engine and was featured on the front cover of Tailgate Magazine in 2014.Having recently had the Ash framework replaced it is estimated at £15,000-18,000.“So it was a great surprise to see this one at the client’s house in Devon.” This Daimler is understood to be fitted with a one off body by the well-known prestige coachbuilders Barker & Co.Probably commissioned and made for a country estate, this car has not been on the open market for years as the current owner purchased it from the widow of a friend.

“Rarely do these big American cruisers come to auction, and this iconic second generation Thunderbird is estimated at £22,000-24,000 when it goes under the hammer.” The 1960 Ford Thunderbird came with a 5,700 cc V8 producing some 300 hp which dwarves another car entered in to this classic car auction – a 1934 Austin 7 Ulster Racing Special.

This Austin is fitted with a diminutive 747 cc engine, some 4,953 cc less than the Thunderbird.