Author James Herriot’s car up for auction

James Herriot's car.

A classic 1990s Peugeot 205 once owned by Alf Wight OBE — also known by his pen name James Herriot — is to be sold off at auction.

The car will go under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers’ summer transport sale on July 15 with an estimate of £18,000 to £22,000 plus buyer’s premium.

The car has just over 30,000 miles on the clock.

Also on offer in the sale is a prop station sign reading Rainby Halt – Alight Here For Darrowby, which was used during filming for All Creatures Great and Small at Finghall Station on the Wensleydale Railway.

Among the other vehicles in the sale is a good 1958 Morgan 4/4 Series II in British racing green on offer with an estimate of £8,000 to £12,000, which has been in the possession of the same local owner since 1967, and a good selection of motorcycles including a 1952 Triumph T100 on offer with an estimate of £5,000 to £6,000.

The sale will also include a range of cherished number plates, automobilia including a Lalique Coq Nain Glass Car Mascot, Shell Petrol Pump Globes, Enamel Signs and model vehicles.

Also on offer in the sale is the Brian Elliott Collection of scratch built live steam fine scale models.

The sale will be open for public viewing from Sunday, July 9 until Friday, July 14 at Tennants’ salerooms in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

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