Carrick vintage wedding car to auction

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A VINTAGE former wedding car formerly owned by a Kilkerran mechanic is to go up for auction in Ayr.

The Wolseley Deluxe, first registered in 1927 and having belonged to late Kilkerran-based mechanical engineer Tom Pate, will go up for auction on the afternoon of November 10 at Thomas R. Callan’s auction room on Smith Street, Ayr.

The vehicle, which is expected to fetch a five-figure sum, has an impressive story to tell, having starred in television series Doctor Finlay’s Case Book during the 1960s and 70s and a 2008 BBC adaption of John Buchan’s novel The Thirty Nine Steps. The Wolseley was also used as a wedding car for hire in Ayrshire.

Bought by Blake’s Garage in Birkenhead, Liverpool, it was used to commute from Troon and Glasgow to Liverpool under inaugural owner Captain Godson before being purchased by Mr Pate in 1957.

Lovingly restored, Mr Pate returned almost every part of the vehicle to its original condition - seeking advice from the Wolseley Owners Club to to maintain as much originality as possible.

Viewing for the sale will begins today (Wednesday November 7) from 9am-5pm, on Thursday November 8 from 9am to 8pm, and on Friday November 9 from 9am to 4.30pm. On the morning of the sale viewings are from 8am.