Classic car fans to converge on Carse of Gowrie extravaganza
More than 1,000 classic car fans are expected at Errol this weekend to enjoy a close up look at some of the most sought after vintage vehicles.
Morris Leslie’s quarterly classic vehicle and machinery auction takes place on Saturday with enthusiasts expected to travel from far and wide to view, and buy, the array of automotive history going under the hammer.
“This local event attracts national attention and is growing bigger and better with every auction held,” said Jonny Bell of the Morris Leslie Group. “You are guaranteed a diverse display of classic vehicles and machinery from tractors and cars to vans, lorries and motorbikes. “Entries include a vast assortment of big names from vintage classics such as Alvis and Austin to sports car specialists such as Ford and Porsche.
“It is going to be a fantastic day.”
Among the classics up for auction is a 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12. This maroon red example has led a glamorous life, being supplied by HenryS Perren Inc of Los Angeles in 1971 to the well-known fashion model, interior designer and writer Dona Bronson. The V12 has been the subject of a completerestoration in recent years and is offered with a large history file. With a guide price of £28,000 to £30,000, it has already attracted lots of attention.
Another entry to the auction is a 1953 Bentley R Type finished in dark blue over Old English White with grey interior. Delivered new in 1953 to one AC Morrell and originally bought by the vendor to form part of a fleet of wedding cars, it has a guide price of £20,000 to £22,000.
Another lot causing a stir for a different reason is an eye-catching 1969 Ford Mustang 302. The yellow and black convertible which could sell for £17,000 to £19,000 is a real head turner not only for its striking appearance but for its powerful engine roar too.
Attending with his championship drift car will be Steven Donnelly from the British Drift Car Championship. He will be there all day to meet with visitors, have a chat and show off his car.
Also attending on the day is The Jim Clark Memorial Room. The modest historic museum is dedicated to the life and motor racing career of Jim Clark and is home to a collection of more than 100 trophies and memorabilia. Entry is £5 for adults, including parking and under 16s enter for free.