1,000 pieces of motoring history to be auctioned
A passion of a lifetime
The Kent collection offers a half a century flashback into automotive history, with over 1,000 lots of Veteran, Edwardian and vintage cars, Historic Commercial Vehicles and Automobilia, put under the hammer on the 13 and 14th June in Kent.
In 1959, Michael Banfield bought his first classic car, a 1927 Bentley – continuing with this passion – his stunning collection grew, today amounting to over 1,000 pieces, from iconic classic cars, to buses, fire trucks, and a diverse array of archival automotive items.
Now, for the first time in auction history, this entire astonishing collection has been auctioned at Bonhams with many cars coming into the public arena for the first time.
Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman, said, "Michael was a close friend and an avid automotive enthusiast with a passion for preservation. For more than 50 years he dedicated himself to the promotion and use of historic road transport as part of our national heritage. The sale of his life's collection is a truly special occasion, celebrating his life and focus on all things automotive, stretching back through decades of motoring history."