The Yorkshire Dales, have proved a happy hunting ground for Tennants when it comes to selling classic cars and motorbikes.
Best of an 18-lot specialist section at the spring sale was
their latest 'barn discovery' - this 1932 Marendaz Special sports
2/4 seater, right, only around 30 or 40 examples of which are
What added to the unregistered vehicle's immense appeal to
enthusiasts was its original condition. It had been stored in a dry
barn since at least 1947.
"Its seats were original, its carpets were original, even its
canvas hood was original," said Adam Schoon.
Its only visible defect was a cracked aluminium valve cover. A UK
collector outbid rival enthusiasts emerging triumphant at £31,000.
The buyer plans to spend about £50,000 to fully restore it to its
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