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Get set for the Beaulieu International Autojumble

Published 18 August 2015

There are fewer than three weeks to go until visitors from all over Europe descend on the National Motor Museum in Hampshire for the 49th annual Beaulieu International Autojumble, on the 5 and 6 September.

All the regular features of the Beaulieu Autojumble will be present, including more than 2000 stands bursting with all kinds of motoring bargains.

The Dealermart will have up to 100 classic cars for sale while the Automart will have its usual eclectic collection of vehicles, from restoration projects to cars in concours condition. Bonhams popular auction of collectors’ cars and motorcycles is a Saturday highlight and Sunday Trunk Traders will bring an injection of new stock to the fields.

Beaulieu Events Manager, Judith Maddox, said, 'As it approaches its 50th anniversary, it is especially pleasing to see how the event, which started with just 75 stands in a one-day show has grown to become the premier autojumble in Europe and an event not to be missed by exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the world.'

Bonhams

This year's Bonhams' auction will once again offer the full spectrum of motoring from the past 100 years. Pre-war highlights of the sale include a 1902 Flint Roadster with a guide price of £22,000-£25,000, a desirable 1928 Armstrong Siddeley Shooting Brake expected to fetch £60,000-£80,000, a 1934 Sunbeam 25, estimated at £25000-£30,000 and a renovation project 1933 Lagonda 3 Litre at £10,000-£20,000.

Further highlights include a vintage Bentley 41/2 that gathered dust in a family’s barn for 30 years. The Bentley was built in 1929 and six years later bought by the grandfather of the current owner. He took the saloon on holidays around the UK, even towing a caravan. In 1985 it was taken off the road and parked in a barn in Surrey. The owner thought it would be worth £30,000 but the motor is actually ‘one of the finds of the decade’ and has a guide price of £150,000 - £250,000. Also going under the hammer is the late Lord Attenborough’s prized Rolls Royce Corniche with its distinctive number plate, RA111. It is expected to fetch up to £15,000.

Bonhams is also offering, for the first time, a free valuation service for automobilia lots to be considered for future auctions. This service will be available during show opening hours on both Saturday and Sunday in the Bonhams area.

Jumble

A free shuttle bus will be operating on Saturday and Sunday, running continuously between Brockenhurst train station and the Beaulieu Coach Park, starting from Brockenhurst at 8am with the last bus leaving Beaulieu at 6pm. This service is subject to availability and will operate on a first come, first served basis.

As in previous years, there will also be a free bus service running to the car parks from the front of the Main Entrance Hall, plus a free delivery service to collection depots in the main car parks for large or heavy items bought at the autojumble. There will also be a Bureau de Change and banking service operating in the event fields on both days.

Admission to Beaulieu on both days will be from 8.30am, when programmes will be available to purchase and visitors will be able to access the National Motor Museum, toilets, and Brabazon Restaurant, where breakfast will be served.

The event will open from 10am – 5pm on Saturday, and from 9.30am – 4.30pm on Sunday. On the day inclusive ticket prices are one day Adult £14.90 (Sat) £13.20 (Sun), one day Child £9.20 (Sat) and £9.00 (Sun), less if purchased in advance online at www.internationalautojumble.co.uk or by telephone on 01590 612888 before 5 September.

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Early bird tickets at one day Adult £12.70 and Child £8.50, are available until 31 August. Admission gives entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House and gardens.

For those wishing to exhibit, there are a few stands remaining with prices starting at £132, a Trunk Traders Sunday space is £52 and for those wishing to sell a vehicle in the Automart, £82.  For all stand enquiries and to book a space tel: 01590 614614 or email events@beaulieu.co.uk

For more information, visit www.internationalautojumble.co.uk.

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