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Vintage cars go under the hammer

Cars found in barns

An auction of sought-after vintage cars which were found rusting in a Norfolk barnyard has raised £26,500.

The cars, including a 1930s Riley and Morris Minor, were discovered in and around barns at a house near Norwich following the death of a collector.

The collection included Riley Monacos, a Riley Lynx, a Willys Overland, a Lea Francis, two Swifts and Singers.

The Riley Lynx, which sold for £8,000 at the auction at Aylsham, was the most popular item with bidders.

The vehicles were all owned by James Blanch, a retired wheelwright who moved from London to Norfolk in the 1950s.

Auctioneers Keys said the cars were discovered when auctioneer Guy Snelling explored the property following Mr Blanch's death in December.

A number of vintage motorbikes were also found at the property, including two Sunbeams and a 1930 BSA.

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