South Scotland

Meldonfoot classic car collection fetches £250,000

Image caption A 1904 Cadillac was part of the Meldonfoot collection sold at auction

A selection of 13 classic cars from the Scottish Borders, some more than a century old, has raised more than £250,000 at auction.

The Meldonfoot collection went under the hammer at the Bonhams sale at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.

The auctioneers said the collection had been shaped by an appreciation of the "mechanical genius of Henry Ford".

Among the highlights were a 1904 Cadillac and a very early 1910 Ford Model T Tourer.

The vehicles were part of a large collection built up over several years.

The first car bought was a 1923 Ford Model T Tourer.

After its purchase a large purpose-built motor house and workshop were built at the owner's Scottish Borders country home to accommodate the vehicles.

They went under the hammer at the Bonhams sale on Saturday, raising a total of £259,225.

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