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Auctioneer Gary Don and owner Martin Hunt with a 1934 Triumph Gloria which has been discovered in Doncaster and is to be auctioned.

Auctioneer Gary Don and owner Martin Hunt with a 1934 Triumph Gloria which has been discovered in Doncaster and is to be auctioned.

A rare classic car left to rot in a Doncaster garage for half a century has been sold at auction.

The 1934 Triumph Gloria Six saloon belonged to the late Clifford Fevre, who had a reputation for hoarding.

It was put into a wooden garage in Bentley Road where eventually part of the roof almost collapsed, and is one of only three models to survive with their original bodywork. The Pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club describes it as ‘a very rare car’.

The Gloria was sold at Gary Don’s Leeds auction house for £3,800 to an enthusiast from Ilminster in Somerset, who plans to restore it.

Jean Hunt, the niece of Mr Fevre, is hoping the new owner will let her see the results of the restoration project.

Mr Fevre, a lifelong bachelor, always had a reputation for being a bit of a compulsive hoarder, filling his house with all manner of weird and wonderful objects, say his relatives.

 

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