FOR SALE: Real estate agent Stuart Bond and estate executive John Byrne are ready to auction an immaculate Holden Astra.
FOR SALE: Real estate agent Stuart Bond and estate executive John Byrne are ready to auction an immaculate Holden Astra. Ben Wilmott

Immaculate small car owned by old lady auctioneer’s dream

IT'S the sales pitch told by every second hand car salesmen in the country.

A small car in immaculate condition, owned by a little old lady who only ever drove it to church on a Sunday, and always garaged.

Next weekend Warwick's Stuart Bond will auction off the estate for the late Bridgette Murphy at 52 Pratten St in what he calls an end of an era.

"Mrs Murphy was a well-known lady from Swan Creek," he said.

"Bridgette and her husband Ned moved from their 650 acre (260ha) property to Warwick in 2002 when she was 82 years old.

"She passed away earlier this year at the age of 96 and it's a bit of an end to an era for the family.

"The Murphy family first moved to Swan Creek in the 1860s and they've been there ever since."

Mr Bond said the 2002 Holden Astra Mrs Murphy bought when she moved to Warwick had a real story behind it.

"It looks like it's never been out of the garage," he said.

"You hear people say 'oh it was owned by a little old lady who only drove it to church' but this is the real deal.

"If anyone is looking to buy an immaculate second-hand car, this is it."

Serviced every year in its 14 years on the road, the Holden Astra has 11,980km on the odometre and not a single scratch.

The car will go up for auction along with household bits and peices and a few old treasures.

The auction will be held at 10am on Saturday, December 19.



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