Hawke's Bay's British Car Museum - and its 500 cars - up for sale

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 7 Jun 2021, 1:50PM
The late Ian Hope pictured in 2016 at his British Car Museum which is going on sale this week. (Photo / Warren Buckland)
The late Ian Hope pictured in 2016 at his British Car Museum which is going on sale this week. (Photo / Warren Buckland)

Hawke's Bay's British Car Museum - and its 500 cars - up for sale

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 7 Jun 2021, 1:50PM

The world's largest treasure trove of British cars is up for sale in Hawke's Bay in the hope the museum they belonged to can once again be opened to the public.

It features hundreds of cars - from Morris Minors, to Austins, Vauxhalls and Triumphs - literally stacked on top of one another

They were brought together by the late car aficionado Ian Hope. His nephew Mark Hope told Tim Dower that the cars are known for leaking oil and smelling like it, but that's why they love them.

"When you walk through that place, the feeling you get is amazing.

"It's an incredible feat that Ian has achieved."

He says they need someone with the same passion Ian had to take over the museum, and they need to make it safer to be open for the public. 

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