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Lot 179
1935 Standard Avon Special Tourer
1935 Standard Avon Special Tourer
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Lot Number: 179
Result inc Premium: £24,380
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Jan 2019 - Expired
  • Chassis number: 172848
This Special Tourer was produced for the actress, Mary Lawson, who starred in theatre, stage and films throughout the 1920's and 1930's. As well as her acting ability, she was an exceptional dancer. Mary was known for her off stage romances including her engagement, in 1934, to tennis star Fred Perry before she met her future husband Francis Beaumont, son of the dame of Sark, while filming the 1936 'Toilers of the Sea' in Guernsey and Sark. At the time, Beaumont was married and following his divorce, he married Mary in 1938. In May 1941, Mary and her husband visited Liverpool and were killed during a Luftwaffe bombing raid on the 4th May. Her sister, Dorothy, survived the bombing and inherited the Tourer along with her sister's effects. Dorothy kept the car in a garage, and although hardly used, she retained it until 1954. It was purchased by Mr Crews, the headmaster of Scarborough College, whose ownership of the car lasted forty years.
This Special Tourer was produced for the actress, Mary Lawson, who starred in theatre, stage and films throughout the 1920's and 1930's. As well as her acting ability, she was an exceptional dancer. Mary was known for her off stage romances including her engagement, in 1934, to tennis star Fred Perry before she met her future husband Francis Beaumont, son of the dame of Sark, while filming the 1936 'Toilers of the Sea' in Guernsey and Sark. At the time, Beaumont was married and following his divorce, he married Mary in 1938. In May 1941, Mary and her husband visited Liverpool and were killed during a Luftwaffe bombing raid on the 4th May. Her sister, Dorothy, survived the bombing and inherited the Tourer along with her sister's effects. Dorothy kept the car in a garage, and although hardly used, she retained it until 1954. It was purchased by Mr Crews, the headmaster of Scarborough College, whose ownership of the car lasted forty years.
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Jan 2019 - Expired
  • Chassis number: 172848
Result inc Premium: £24,380

In 1994 the car was acquired by Mr and Mrs Graham Johnson who restored the car shortly afterwards. Mr Nicholas Thorne became the owner in 2003. In 2004 it was listed in the Standard magazine International Rally results as second in class in the Post Vintage Standards, winner in the Best Convertible or Open Tourer and winner of the Best Standard (Car of the Show). The car was purchased by a collector from the Netherlands in 2005 where it was never registered, returning to the UK in 2018. It comes complete with a fascinating history file containing many documents including the buff log book dating from 1948 registering Dorothy Lawson as the keeper, the 1954 bill of sale, images of the car at Scarborough College, an extensive quantity of invoices and letters throughout Mr Crews' ownership commencing in the 1950's, tax discs from the 1950's and 1960's, an MoT dated 1963, 2003 bill of sale, MoTs from the early 2000's, Triumph World magazine dated February 2005 including a four page article, diagrams and articles.  

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