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Old car sale never really gets started

PUBLISHED: 09:59 16 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:40 12 July 2010

An ancient and rusty car made just over £500 at auction on Saturday.

Barrie Kitchen, whose late father owned the car, had been hoping the sale would make thousands after the car was discovered to be one of a kind.

An ancient and rusty car made just over £500 at auction on Saturday.

Barrie Kitchen, whose late father owned the car, had been hoping the sale would make thousands after the car was discovered to be one of a kind. The Standard 12 was a one-off, possibly built for the 1933 Motor Show.

But there was limited interest from bidders at Horner's auction house. Mr Kitchen said: “It was a disappointment, though it was in a bit of a bad state after all these years.”

The car was sold as part of the estate of Derek Kitchen, a former partner of Kitchen Brothers garage in Diss. He had never got round to restoring it and it had been in a farm building at Tibenham airfield for many years.

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