Mystery behind abandoned classic Vauxhall Victor with less than 100 miles on the clock
A CLASSIC Vauxhall Victor was found abandoned with less than 100 miles on the clock.
The 50-year-old classic car has left motor fanatics confused after it was discovered in pristine condition.
The Great British Car Journey Museum in Ambergate, Derbyshire has unveiled the model – a 1974 Vauxhall Victor FE.
The attraction said the “mysterious” car was unearthed after the death of its previous owner, who bought it from Ilkeston’s Mercury Garage.
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The museum said the car was oil coated, bagged and the interior covered with polyethylene, which helped preserve its condition.
Six years after the car was bought, the owner – known as Mr Milner – took the car to Derby for a Ziebart rust test.
And it was found in a secluded building on a piece of land that belonged to Mr. Milner after his death.
After being sold to a collector by executors of Mr. Milner’s estate, it was purchased by the museum.
A number of replacement parts for the vehicle, a number of petrol storage containers and a Haynes manual were found in the trunk of the car.
They will remain on display with the car at the Great British Car Journey.
Richard Usher, founder and owner of the Great British Car Journey, commented BBC: “We would like to know more about this Victor and why the owner never used it.
“It’s truly a unique story that we’re dying to learn more about.
“If Mr. Milner’s name or the vehicle’s description sounds familiar to you, please get in touch as we would love to unravel the mystery of this mysterious car.”
The car was added to a 140-strong collection of vintage cars at the attraction.
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