Richard Hammond sells his cars and trucks and bikes to fund new small business

RICHARD Hammond, who lives in Herefordshire, is funding a new restoration business by means of the sale of various of his individual cars and motorcycles at auction.

Termed The Smallest Cog, the classic vehicle restoration business enterprise will be documented as portion of a new display airing on Discovery+ United kingdom afterwards this yr.

Owing to be marketed off at The Common Sale by Silverstone Auctions on Sunday, August 1, the line-up of cars consists of a 1969 Porsche 911T, a 1999 Lotus Esprit Sport and a 1927 Sunbeam Design 2.

When it comes to bikes there is a 1932 Velocette KSS MK1 and a 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans – amongst some others. All of Hammond’s cars are staying offered without having reserve.

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“The irony of me supporting my new vintage auto restoration organization by advertising some of my have common vehicle collection is not wasted on me,” reported Hammond, who life in Weston-under-Penyard, around Ross-on-Wye.

He added: “It is with a pretty large coronary heart that they go, as they have a wonderful deal of individual sentimental benefit, but they will be funding the upcoming enhancement of the company and giving existence again to innumerable other classic motor vehicles.”

A absolutely restored Ford RS2000 also owned by Hammond was in the beginning destined to be sold independently to the key collection during the exact same weekend, but this has been deferred until eventually the Sensible Classics Classic Auto & Restoration Exhibit Sale in September. By carrying out so, it will allow The Smallest Cog to make certain that the Ford is at its very very best for sale.

Nick Whale, taking care of director of Silverstone Auctions, included: “We are delighted to have Richard each attending our sale on 1 August but also joining us on the rostrum to introduce the selection.

“These vehicles obviously have a particular position in his heart, so I am absolutely sure it is likely to be a day of combined thoughts for him, but we are confident we can deliver a eager bidding viewers that will do his new organization proud, we wish him the finest of luck.”