Tycoon’s car in auction

Morris Minor 8 ANL-150331-162259001
Morris Minor 8 ANL-150331-162259001

A vintage car once owned by Newmarket-based waste paper tycoon Tony Thompson will go under the hammer at a car auction on Saturday.

Following its owner’s death in 2013, the green 1932 Morris Minor 8 was discovered in an outbuilding at his former home in Six Mile Bottom. It’s logbook showed Mr Thompson as its only owner and it was last used in 1989. Mr Thompson made his fortune from his firm A J Thompson Waste Paper Recycling based in Newmarket’s Victoria Way, which he founded in 1967.

Mr Thompson died without leaving a will and his estate passed to his sister Dawn Saddler.

It included the collection of Lowry paintings he had put together since 1982.

In March last year these were put up for sale and 13 were sold by Sotheby’s in London for more than £15 million.

The car is currently owned by Halstead-based hairdresser Julian Cutter and will be sold at Anglia Car Auctions in King’s Lynn with no reserve.