Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Classic cars go under the hammer

A vast collection of highly collectable and vintage cars is to go under the hammer following the recent death of a motor enthusiast and former motor club president.

Among the collection amassed by Glengormley man Donald Davies, who died last November, are a 1983 DeLorean DMC-12, a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia, a 1956 Bond Mini Mark D and a 1955 Messerschimtt Tri-Cycle car.

Commenting on the sale of the controversial Belfast-made DeLorean car which became instantly recognisable following the Back to the Future movies, Gavin Harvey of Wilson Auctions explained the intriguing history behind the German car.

“Under a postwar ban on aircraft production, Messerschmitt, the German plane manufacture turned their attention to manufacturing cars and the Tricle was a result of this diversification,” he revealed.

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