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Churchill’s Morris Oxford sold for £51,000

Churchill Morris Oxford – image from Morris Leslie online catalogue

Churchill Morris Oxford

Although news of the forthcoming auction of Winston Churchill’s last car, a Morris Oxford, was spread fairly liberally, the sale itself seemed to generate little interest in the media.

So far, I’ve failed to dig up any linkable mention of the sale of the 1964 car, registered in Churchill’s name from new, and the last private car he ever owned.

Trusting the info I have received is correct, bidding for the classic car started at £35,000, and ended at £51,00 when the hammer fell on the final bid by a Yorkshire businessman, who will add the car to his existing collection.

Compare this to the of £129,000 made by Churchill’s Land Rover last year.

Update

Mentioning the lack if info helped, and we soon learned that the Perthshire Advertiser had covered the story on March 15, 2013.

Churchill’s car bought for £51,000 at auction – Perthshire Advertiser

They report the car went to a mystery buyer, and will be kept out of public sight behind the closed doors of his private collection.

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April 16, 2013 - Posted by | Civilian | , , ,

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