A sodden Lincolnshire sky and ground didn’t dampen bidders enthusiasm on Saturday 3rd October for Kev Dennis’s fine collection of classic lorries, trailers and spares. With 100 lots of spares and 54 lorries and trailers Kev achieved a complete sellout with buyers in the field and a whole host of collectors and enthusiasts online.
Leyland was very much the marque in vogue and in demand. A 1975 Mastiff made a worthy £15,500 whilst a 1980 Boxer tipper was pursued to £10,200 both above pre-sale expectations. A 1985 Scammell S26 made a tidy sum at £12,000 but top of the shop was the 1980 Leyland Road Train, an ex-Perkins Diesels test bed vehicle with minimal mileage and a cab interior that still carried its original plastic covers. Originally priced new at £24,995 this seemed a reasonable expectation on the day, the pre-sale buzz led to protracted bidding both on the field, on the phone and online and eventually saw Auctioneer Bill King’s gavel come down at an amazing £42,500.
Amongst the 21 included lots from other vendors the highlights included a 2004 Volvo FH16 tractor unit which sold well at £22,500. The superb 1981 Scania LB141 V8 tractor unit and trailer, which was beautifully presented in its blue and yellow livery, saw another lengthy telephone versus online bidder battle which, eventually, yielded the top price of the day with a well-deserved £66,000.
A fantastic sale which saw the Cheffins on-site team hot footing it from a successful sale in Somerset up to Skegness for Kev Dennis, and now a quick turnaround with the next sale in Somerset on Saturday 10th October where we host the auction of ‘The Malcolm Beaton Collection’. Click here to view the catalogue.