"CLASSIC OF THE DAY"
Welcome to the weekend, and Autumn is truly here. No doubt many of you have parked up your classics to escape the inclement weather. But you can get a regular fix of the classic scene by joining us for our "Classic of the Day" Today we have come up with something a little different, listed for Barons Auction at Sandown Park on 28th October, this cute little car might attract a few bids we think
1960 NOBEL 200
After the demise of the Heinkel in 1958, UK distributors Noble Motors
asked a company in their group, York Noble Industries, to find a
suitable replacement. The car they came up with was the Fuldamobil S-7,
for which a production license was obtained. Company Director York Noble
put together a group of sub-contractors to build it, including the
Bristol Aeroplane Company, Rubery Owen, Sachs, and local engineering
suppliers for the smaller parts. Assembly was carried out by aircraft
and shipbuilders Short Brothers and Harland of Belfast. Noble appointed
the one-time Princess of Iran, Soraya, as co-director, which created
great press interest. Even the Fuldamobil directors were astonished at
the amount of publicity “their” car generated.
German Fuldas were imported while production got underway, with the launch of the UK built car taking place in February 1959. Shorts were now building the bodies. UK cars differed from the German in the use of two-tone paint finishes that were divided by a large Z molding, a solid roof, and they were mostly in right-hand drive form. A pickup truck, open roadster, and a kit were also produced in very small numbers.
Offered here is a1960 registered, Nobel 200 with 200cc Messerschmitt engine. Unlike many of the three wheelers of the time the Noble 200 has 4 speed gearbox and reverse.
As with most of the Nobel 200's the car is finished in white and blue duo tone with cream and blue interior. The car is said to be in very good running order and has recently benefited from a new petrol tank.
This very rare Micro Car is described as being in very good condition inside and out and has recently been reimported into the UK. The car was originally registered in the UK in August 1960.
The last recorded sale of a Nobel 200 was by Canadian auction house RM, who sold a restoration project for over $10,000.
Comes with NOVA certificate and other documents to register at DVLA
The vendor states that he retained the original registration number in 2008, which could be bought by private treaty
Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.
Further information on the lots available at this auction can be found by clicking the following link: Barons Auction October 28th
SOURCE: BARONS AUCTIONEERS 2014