When Horace Herriederson of Oldham discovered an old car in a lock up garage it didn't take him long to twig that he was onto a potential moneyspinner.
"It won't fetch nearly as much as that Classic Bugatti they found in a garage up Tyneside way," said Herriederson. "But it is a classic car in its own right and could fetch as much as thirty quid at auction."
The car in question, a 1976 Ford Cortina will require extensive restoration, restoration experts claimed.
"Basically, the entire thing wants replacing, everything's totally shot," commented scrap metal dealer Sam Crotchley. "I don't know what all the fuss is about. It's just a pile of rust."
"You'd have to be a total nutter to want to buy that pile of old crap," said local heating engineer and car enthusiast Jimmy Tupper. "He'd have to pay me to take it off his hands."
Herriederson however was unfazed.
"Somebody has already offered me a fiver for it, so the auction house it is," he beamed. "Thirty quid would be a real result as I'm broke at the moment."
More as we get it, but not featuring anyone named Herriederson as it's too much trouble to type.