A PAIR of pristine classic cars are set to turn heads at auction this month as motor enthusiasts marvel at a 1929 Daimler and 1950 Jowett Javelin.

The two cars come from the estate of the late Harry Clark, a classic car lover from Barnard Castle, in County Durham, who also kept the motors complete with their original handbooks and current V5C registration forms.

Both vehicles will go under the hammer in Thomas Watson’s Fine Art Sale, on August 21, in Darlington, with the Daimler carrying a price estimate of £15,000 to £20,000.

“This lovely car is a very good example of the Daimler 20/70 Type M Saloon and would grace any small or large classic car collection,” said David Elstob, director and auctioneer at Thomas Watson.

“It certainly lives up to the high expectations of style and comfort for which the brand is known and has a dignity and stateliness that sets it apart from other makes.”

The car was acquired by Mr Clark in 1978 from William Cameron Bell of Penrith, in Cumbria.

Little is known of its early history but, in 2011, Mr Clark took the car to restoration specialists, The Classic Car Workshop, in Dalton-on-Tees, where cosmetic, engine and electrical work was carried out over three years.

The Jowett Javelin included in the sale is a 1950 saloon carrying a price guide of £4,000 to £8,000.

The car was purchased by Mr Clark in 2011 and sent to The Classic Car Workshop ltd for an engine overhaul.

“This rare Jowett Javelin is a good, low cost entry to classic car ownership,” added Mr Elstob.

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