Buy a car, get a company thrown in free

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From time to time you hear of desperate home owners throwing an exotic car in with the sale of their property to try and encourage buyers while shamelessly gaining some extra publicity.

But bidders at a Historics at Brooklands auction on June 2 will have the opportunity to do the opposite – buy a car and get the company that made it thrown in for free.

A 1935 Bentley Saloon is being offered with ownership of the company that built it 75 years ago. But the prospective owner will not take control of Bentley - that would result in a price tag somewhat higher than the £75,000 to £90,000 estimate - instead they will inherit the deeds to Freestone and Webb, a now discontinued coach-building company that used to produce around 15 Rolls-Royces and Bentleys a year.

Those with a little more cash in their wallets, or a taste for the eccentric, will be interested in the rest of the line-up at Brooklands.

A replica Batmobile based on a 1973 Lincoln, a 1930 Bentley Vanden Plas valued at up to £900,000 and a Jaguar XK120 that has been restored after spending 20 years in a barn all feature on the bill as well. Click here to see the full list.