Thursday, 27 March 2014

Rediscovered Wildgoose is for sale

Making plans for the Summer holiday yet? How about this project? A nice little Wildgoose Popular, supposed to be the 11th known survivor, which has just been rediscovered in a North Yorkshire barn. (click here to see most of the other survivors) It's up for auction with no reserve on April, 12 with Silverstone Auctions at their NEC auction. The last Popular seen for sale (click here) had a whopping asking price of 25,000 Euros a year and a half ago, but I doubt if that found a new owner for that money. It'll be interesting to see what this one fetches, though.

This particular Popular, Willow Green / Snowberry white in colour, was built on 5 December 1967 and delivered to Stringer Motors in Brighton, which registered it on 15 May 1968. According to the auctioneers it has never seen a welding torch and retains all of its original features (including table, cooker and kitchen sink) and is complete with its original engine and 'magic wand' gearbox. It has covered 69,398 miles and last passed an M.O.T in 1990. Click here for the full auction description.

A Wildgoose is quite rare and this one looks to be a nice restoration project
Picture courtesy Silverstone auctions 

Supposedly complete and dry stored for the last 16 years. When will we see it again?
Picture courtesy Silverstone auctions

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