Mystery over abandoned classic Vauxhall Victor with less than 100 miles on the clock | The Sun
A CLASSIC Vauxhall Victor was found abandoned with less than 100 miles on the clock.
The 50-year-old classic car has left motor fanatics puzzled after being discovered in pristine condition.
The Great British Car Journey museum in Ambergate, Derbyshire, has unveiled the model – a 1974 Vauxhall Victor FE.
The attraction said the "mystery" car was unearthed following the death of its previous owner, who bought it from Ilkeston's Mercury Garage.
The museum said the car had been coated in oil, bagged up, and the interior was covered in polythene, which helped to preserve its condition.
Six years after the car was purchased, the owner – called Mr Milner – took the car to Derby for Ziebart rust proofing.
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And it was found in an isolated building on a piece of land owned by Mr Milner after he died.
After being sold to a collector by executors of Mr Milner's estate, it was then bought by the museum.
A range of spare parts for the vehicle, a number of petrol storage containers and a Haynes manual were all found in the boot of the car.
They remain on display with the car at the Great British Car Journey.
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Richard Usher, founder and owner of the Great British Car Journey, said to the BBC: "We would love to know more about this Victor and why the owner never used it.
"It really is a one-of-a-kind story that we're desperate to know more about.
"If the name of Mr Milner or the car description rings any bells, please get in touch with us, as we would love to solve the puzzle of this mystery car."
The car has been added to a 140-strong collection of classic cars at the attraction.
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