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Italian car collector’s classics to go under the hammer

Published 20 January 2017

Well-known Italian car and bike enthusiast Andy Heywood is to sell part of his collection at auction. More than 60 vehicles from Heywood’s vehicles will go under the hammer at Brightwells Leominster sale on Wednesday, 8 March.

The news follows Heywood’s decision to slim down his collection – a collection that has taken years to build up and includes many Maserati restorations. In fact, such is Heywood’s experience with the marque, he’s managed to build a reputation as an authority on the cars and regularly helps out magazines when they feature the marque.

Star lot from the collection is likely to be the 1972 Fiat 500 van, which is estimated to fetch between £9000 and £10,000. But there’s sure to be plenty of interest in the 1970 Fiat 500 MyCar, which carries an estimate of £5000-£6000.

Andy Heywood Fiat 500 Van (1)

1972 Fiat 500 van (estimate £9000-£10,000)

Our picks from the collection are a 1976 Fiat 126 (£1500-£2000), a 1964 Fiat 750 Vignale Coupe (£2500-£3000), and a 1966 Series 1 Fiat 850 Coupe (no reserve).

Heywood said, ‘Although Maseratis will always be my first love, I’ve long been fascinated by other makes of Italian cars and bikes. Over the years on trips to Italy and suchlike I’ve found many incredible things that I couldn’t resist buying.’

He added, ‘My interests are eclectic for sure. I love the small capacity bikes and scooters from obscure makes and yet equally the iconic Fiat 500. If it’s Italian, I am always interested.'

To see the full catalogue visit the Brightwells website.

Andy Heywood Fiat 750 Vignale

 1966 Series 1 Fiat 850 Coupe (no reserve).

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