A shocked son inherited his father's incredible collection of cars and motorcycles worth £ 100,000, some of which he found stored in a secret shed his family knew nothing about.
Myles Bremner, 47, a native of Warwickshire, fondly remembers spending time with Andrew Bremner, holding tools while his father played with old cars, but had no idea how big the collection was until Mr. Bremner died at age 73 in March of this year.
Retired insurance broker Andrew had collected cars and motorcycles since the age of 21, but it was not until his family checked their belongings that they discovered extremely rare cars and motorcycles.
Myles Bremner, 47, inherited the impressive tour of his father Andrew, and found eight bicycles hidden in a secret shed
Myles Bremner (pictured) sat on his father's 1954 Maserati 160 T4 motorcycle in front of other outstanding examples from the collection (left to right: Hotchkiss AM2 roadster, Lambourghini tractor and 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 101 Series)
Myles' favorite photo: Andrew Bremner (pictured) at a Salon Prove event on the back of his prized 1954 Maserati 160 T4
These include a Russian military car and even a Lamborghini tractor, with the total value of the 55 vehicles believed to reach more than £ 100,000.
Myles said: "We always knew that Dad was an enthusiastic collector and hid things, but it was not until we started sorting things that we discovered there was more.
"We found a shed, which we did not even know existed, and we found eight other bikes that we thought had left a long time ago.
1967 NSU Sport Prinz Coupé: 598cc engine, estimated value of £ 4,000 to £ 5,000; Anrew Bremner bought the car in 2007 and used it at the Liege-Brescia-Leige rally in 2008. He passed his 2015 MOT with "only minor notices".
1925 Model T Racer (left), imported from the USA UU., A regular competitor on several trampolines in the United Kingdom, and a special Dodge Model 4 roadster (right)
Details of the Dodge Model 4 Roadster Special 1925, imported from New Zealand – two-seater boat body, used regularly at the Kop Hill Climb in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, valued between £ 5,000 and £ 6,000
"I was completely overwhelmed by the collection.
"He liked to get into the pub on the Lamborghini tractor and took the Dodge Roadster to the Nurburgring track, where he received the slowest lap record.
& # 39; Some of the cars that I will keep since they have special memories, but some of the others are crying out to collectors or shopmates.
"It was at the age of 21 that my father's Italian love story really started, borrowing money, from his boss, to buy himself a birthday present from an Alfa Giulietta Sprint, a very nice car that stayed in our family for the next fifty years, years. & # 39;
The ZAZ SMZ Invalidka: an invalid car built in Ukraine very rare, imported from Lithuania in 2016, which was voted one of the ten strangest cars in the world
Broken workers injured would be loaned one of these for five years before the government withdrew them and discarded them to ensure that the factories that produced them remained occupied.
The Andrew collection also features rare pieces such as a 1954 Maserati bicycle that took center stage at a lavish garden party in Salon Privé, and a Renault 4 police car direct from France.
Other impressive vehicles that Myles discovered included a Zaz SMZ Invalidka, delivered to former Russian military disabled by a five-year loan, along with a Lamborghini tractor that has been carefully restored and painted.
Myles said: "My father enjoyed the restoration as much as the finished article.
Magnifique: a Renault 4 GTL, 1,108 cc mock car of the French police that Mr. Bremner imported in 1986
Gendarmerie: a branch of the French Armed Forces in charge of monitoring small towns, rural and suburban areas
Reserved: Dedicated to Chief Inspector Jacques Clousseau, the fictional detective of the Pink Panther series by Blake Edwards
"Restore means to investigate, locate, supply, acquire and adapt.
"Long conversations with experts from around the world: a specialist here, an enthusiast.
"But, sometimes, dad likes to show off, a little.
The exclusive Salon Privé of the United Kingdom exhibited two of its bikes, the exquisite 1954 Maserati 160cc T4 in 2014 and the following year the 1953 125cc Gerosa Sport.
1954 Maserati 160 T4: this 160cc motorcycle was acquired by Mr. Bremner more than 17 years ago
The Maserati, which was exhibited at the Salon Privé in 2015, was held on the grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, has an estimated value of £ 9,000 to £ 11,000
"Motorcycles were one thing, my father's participation was another.
& # 39; Salón Privé did not know what hit him; Photography is one of my favorites and it says it all. "
The Andrew Bremner collection will go on sale with Brightwells Auctions, in Hereford, on September 26.
"I drive a Lambo": the Lamborghini 2221R Lambourghini 1941 by Andrew Bremner, imported by Bremner in 2013: this model was designed for Italian farmers
1926 Hotchkiss AM2 (left) with 2,400 cc engine in size; 1961 Lamborghini Lamborghinetta 2241R Lamborghini (center), and a 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 101 Series valued between £ 17,500 and £ 19,500, all part of the Andrew Bremner collection
Jim Henshaw, a classic car consultant at Brightwells, said: This is probably the sale of the year for lovers of Italian machinery and something a little peculiar.
"There really is something that interests everyone, from beautifully restored pieces, whose work is one of the best I've seen to restoration projects in their original state.
There are many rare pieces, bits for the conventional inverter and in contrast for the English eccentric. It's worth taking a look. "
The Andrew Bremner collection in its entirety
- 1972 AerMacchi Harley Davidson 350SS
- C. 1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Engine and Gearbox
- 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 101 Series
- 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 101 Series
- 1974 Benelli 125 2CINO
- 1975 Benelli 500 Quattro
- 1984 Benelli 654 Sport
- 1980 Benelli 900 Six Cylinder
- 1951 Benelli Leoncino
- 1955 Benelli Leonessa
- 1970 Benelli Sports Special
- C. 1956 Bianchi Mendola
- 1960 Bianchi Tonale
- 1957 Borgward Isabella
- 1953 Bown Springer
- 1994 Cagiva Elefant 900
- 1983 Citroen 2CV
- 1925 Dodge Model 4 Roadster Special
- 1961 Ducati Piuma 48
- 1964 Fiat 1500
- 1925 Ford Model T Racer
- 1969 Garelli 50 Moped
- 1953 Gerosa 125 Sport
- 1952 Gilera 150 Sport
- 1955 Gilera 150 Sport
- 1955 HJH Sports Dragon
- 1974 Moto Guzzi 350 GTS
- 1953 Moto Guzzi Cardalino
- 1958 Moto Guzzi Zigolo
- 1954 Moto Morini 175 Tourism
- 1954 Motom 48 12E
- C. 1974 Motori Minarelli motorcycle
- 1957 MV Agusta 125 TRE
- 1957 MV Agusta 125 TRL
- 1957 MV Agusta 175 CS Grand Tourism
- 1950 New Hudson Autocycle
- 1967 NSU Sport Prinz Coupe
- 1986 Renault 4 GTL
- 1959 Royal Enfield Clipper
- 1985 Sinclair C5
- 1979 Suzuki FR80
- 1969 ZAZ 965A
- 1967 ZAZ 968A
- 1987 ZAZ SMZ Invalidka
- C. 1975 Monkey Bike Project
- 1926 Hotchkiss AM2
- C. 1975 Jaycees American Silver Streak Soapbox Car
- 1961 Lamborghini Lamborghinetta 2241R
- 1963 Land Rover Series IIA 88 "gasoline; Ford Essex V6 conversion
- 1954 Maserati 160 T4
- 1989 Maserati Biturbo Spyder 1944 Monet Goyon S3 G
- 1956 Monet Goyon S6V