World's Oldest Vauxhall Car Up For Sale
The world's oldest Vauxhall is being put up for auction, after being owned by the same family for more than a century.
The 1903 two-seater 5hp veteran is expected to fetch between £60,000 and £80,000 when it is sold by Bonhams next month.
Vauxhall's managing director Percy Kidner bought the motor car new in November 1903, and the family of its second owner - who acquired it the following year - have owned it since.
It was used regularly until around 1920 and underwent major refurbishment in 2001.
The director of the Bonhams UK Motor Car department, Tim Schofield, said: "This is the first time in 108 years this historic landmark vehicle has been offered on the open market.
"We believe it is the oldest surviving Vauxhall, which makes it a very important motor car and a great addition to what is shaping up to be a fantastic auction at our flagship saleroom in early November."
It is one of several classic cars to be auctioned on November 2, ahead of this year's London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
Other vehicles include a 1904 Richard Brasier - which has an estimated value of between £220,000 and £300,000 - a 1904 Wolseley and a 1904 Wilson-Pilcher.