A piece of motoring history, which belonged to one of the most famous British figures of the 20th century, is to be sold at auction in Perthshire next month.
Museums and collectors will battle it out to be the new owner of the pale green 1964 Morris Oxford saloon, which was the last private car owned by Sir Winston Churchill.
Although no pre-sale estimate is being placed on the vehicle by Errol’s Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions, a Land Rover owned by the former prime minister sold for £129,000 at an auction in England last year, more than twice the original estimate.
The car, which is in full working order, has only 7,066 miles on the clock. Churchill, who was MP for Dundee from 1908 to 1922, spent his final years at his home Chartwell in Kent. The Morris Oxford with a 6000 KP number plate was registered in Churchill’s name on May 12 1964.
There have only been a handful of owners since his death. They are detailed in the log book, which is signed by the great wartime leader.
The car will come under the hammer at Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions, Errol Airfield, on Saturday March 9. The auction starts at 10am with gates open at 8am. Admission is £5 (under-16s free).