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Every classic vehicle has its story. From personal importance to brushes with infamy, each Classic has a unique backstory and we want to hear yours. If you would like to be considered for joining the ranks of this page email

Every Classic Has A Story To Tell

To us Classic means two things, pleasure and heritage. On this page we want to combine both by sharing your tales on classics. As an auction house we see some weird and wonderful vintage vehicles and equipment and one thing they all have in common is history. From a luxurious 1920s Rolls to a 1960s Morris Minor they all have character and have generally had their bumps and bruises and been in some cases restored to pristeen, factory condition. To get the ball rolling we have taken our Auctioneers Van and written a little piece of its history.

1958 Austin 101
Vintage Auction VanThis Austin 101 chassis number JBAR-38109, has been fully restored by Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions for use as a promotional vehicle. It rolled off the BMC production line during March 1958 and was delivered by ‘Adams Garages of Colchester’ to an Essex greengrocer on September 9th 1958, it would have cost him £532 including purchase tax, these vans where supplied ex works in Grey Primer a standard colour was £21 extra. These popular little Austin vans where initially introduced during 1957 and continued in production until 1961, the design followed the trend of forward control where the driving position was over the front wheels and access achieved through sliding doors on both sides. The Austin 101 differed only from its stablemate the Morris J Type in badging and radiator grille styling only Our Austin 101 van has been featured in Classic Van and Pickup magazine January 2015, and appeared in Storage Hunters UK along with being a regular attendee on the classic car scene appearing on our exhibition stands across Scotland.

1964 Morris Oxford (Winston Churchill’s last car)
Morris OxfordOne car thats caused huge excitement at Morris Leslie’ Classic Auctions is the last ever car to be bought by Sir Winston Churchill! The humble pale blue 1964 Morris Oxford saloon, which had just 7066 miles on the clock and was in full working order, has a personalised number plate, 6000 KP, and came complete with a log book signed by Churchill. It was registered in his name in May 1964 and was the last private car owned by the historic leader, who was MP for Dundee from 1908 to 1922, before his death in 1965.

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