A model of Sir Malcolm Campbells Land Speed Record Car ‘Bluebird’, is to be sold by Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne.
Made by the German makers Gunthermann, this tinplate clockwork model comes with it’s original box. Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948) broke the Land Speed Record in his Car ‘Bluebird’, a record he broke several times on Land and Water in various ‘Bluebird’ vehicles. His son Donald also broke many Speed Records before dying in 1967 attempting the Water Speed Record.
This Car was collected by a Gentleman near Devizes, part of a Train and Toy collection he assembled over his lifetime.
Lawrences Auctioneer Simon Jones said, ‘These models of Bluebird are seen rarely in auction, and to still have it’s original box makes it very sought after by collectors’
The Car will be included in the May Collectors Sale on Friday 18th May, and it is expected to make £500-700 in auction.