‘THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY’ 1927 HUMBER TO HIT THE AUCTION BLOCK AT VICTOR MEE AUCTIONS
As part of their highly anticipated June sale, family-run Cavan auction house Victor Mee Auctions has been given the opportunity to find the next owners of an exquisite series of automobiles and other modes of transport, including an original ‘movie-star’ classic car.
Classic cars and alternative modes of transport is an area of growing expertise for the team at Victor Mee Auctions, with a number of ‘famous’ automobiles passing through the auction house over the last few years and the upcoming Vintage Car, Motorcycle and Collectables Sale is no exception.
Due to hit the auction block is a 1927 Humber 19/20 Open Tourer which featured in the 2006 war drama, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, directed by Ken Loach. The film that starred much-loved Irish actor Cillian Murphy, was set during both the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. In addition to its movie star status, the Humber was also commandeered for the war efforts.
The stunning classic car was built by Humber in Coventry but has spent most of its life gracing the Scottish highways of Paisley, Glasgow and Aberdeenshire with its three Scotch owners. Throughout the years the car has taken part in touring exhibitions and has also been used as bridal transport.
The 1927 Humber is being sold by Victor Mee Auctions in original condition and mechanically working well.
In addition to the classic Humber, a quirky Red 1926 Ford Model T will also be sold to the highest bidder in the upcoming Vintage Car, Motorcycle and Collectables Sale. The two-seater American coupe is left hand drive and has been completely restored to brilliant running order.
Motor enthusiasts can also expect a range of alternative modes of transport including a 1937 Express Motorbike, a 1976 Royal Enfield, which is also in great condition with very low mileage and an extremely rare 1850s three-wheeled bicycle, developed specifically to allow passengers a more stable ride.
Commenting on the unique range of transport up for auction, auctioneer Victor Mee said, “The motors showcased in our Vintage Car, Motorcycle and Collectables Sale are among some of the best we have taken to auction and are a perfect example of how motoring and vehicles have developed over the years! We look forward to classic car and motor collectors visiting the auction house and tuning in online for a chance to get behind the wheel of these historic vehicles.”
For more information on the upcoming 30th June Vintage Car, Motorcycle and Collectables Sale at Victor Mee Auctions visit www.victormeeauctions.ie.