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July 26, 2021

Richard Hammond Is Selling His Cars And Bikes To Fund His New Business

Richard Hammond of The Grand Tour and Top Gear fame is putting up eight of his vehicles for auction to fund his new business venture: a classic vehicle restoration business called, The Smallest Cog.

“The irony of me supporting my new classic car restoration business by selling some of my own classic car collection is not wasted on me” stated Hammond. He went on to add “It is with a very heavy heart that they go, as they have a great deal of personal sentimental value, but they will be funding the future development of the business and giving life back to countless other classic vehicles.”

Several of the classics are personal favorites of Hammond, with classic and limited-edition motorcycles he bought himself for his 40th and 50th birthdays on offer, as well as a much-loved family heirloom in the 1959 Bentley S2.

The other lots include a stunning 1969 Porsche 911T, a 1927 Sunbeam Model 2 motorcycle, a classic 1999 Lotus Esprit Sport 350 which is number 5 of 48 built, a 1932 Velocette KSS Mk1, and a highly collectable 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk1.

The “Richard Hammond Collection” will be auctioned off as part of the The Classic Sale at Silverstone and will be handled by Silverstone Auctions.

Separate to his private collection, Hammond is also auctioning off a beautifully restored Ford RS2000 which will go under the hammer sometime in September. The RS2000 will be completed by his restoration business and will be documented on his new original docuseries on Discovery+ at a later time.

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