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    AN AUCTION SALE OF VETERAN VEHICLES WAS HELD IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY). AMONG THE MODELS?

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    CARS AUCTIONED - (SOUND ON FILM).



    AUCTIONEER: "LOT 39 THEN, THE 1914 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST AT 6,000, 8,000, 500 AT GBP8,500 ....... 9.500, AT GBP9,500 AT 9,500 THEN ALL DONE WITH THIS, AT 9,500 FOR THE ROLLS-ROYCE, AT 9,500 LAST TIME THEN." HAMMER FALLS. (NATURAL SOUND)



    AUCTIONEER: "THAT BOUGHT IT."



    AUCTIONEER: "LOT 49 THEN THE 1924 LANCHESTER ........ AT GBP1,900, AT 1,900 ALL DONE AT GBP1,900."




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    Background: AN AUCTION SALE OF VETERAN VEHICLES WAS HELD IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY). AMONG THE MODELS SOLD WAS A 1914 MODEL ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST, WITH A RADIATOR SHELL POCK-MARKED BY BULLET HOLES DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    THE 54-YEAR-OLD ROLLS-ROYCE WAS USED THROUGHOUT THE FIRST WORLD WAR BY A PIONEER AVIATOR, COLONEL SIR FRANCIS MCLEAN, TO INSPECT ROYAL FLYING CORPS BASES IN FRANCE. THE CAR WAS BOUGHT BY MR. IAN GRANT, FOR THE MUSEO DE AUTOMOBILE, IN TURIN. MR. GRANT INTENDS TO DRIVE THE ROLLS TO TURN IN HIMSELF.

    A 1924 LANCHESTER WAS ALSO ON SALE. IT ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO AN INDIAN PRINCE, THE MAHARAJAR OF REWA, IT IS EQUIPPED FOR HUNTING AND HAS OUTRIDER SEATS FOR GUNBEARERS. THE CAR WAS SOLD FOR GBP1,900.

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    Film ID:
    VLVALPEG6MVU4VB2GMBVUYTAS9KT
    Media URN:
    VLVALPEG6MVU4VB2GMBVUYTAS9KT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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