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Classic car enthusiast's collection to go under the hammer

Stephen Johns is selling off the entire contents of his Somerset motor museum Photo: ITV westcountry

A classic car enthusiast is selling off the entire contents of his Somerset motor museum, a collection worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Stephen Johns, who made his money manufacturing pyjamas in West Yorkshire, set up the museum when he finished working to Exmoor but now his life has become too much like hard work and he's retiring all over again.

We spoke to Mr Johns last month about why he was selling off his special collection:

The entire contents of the Exmoor Classic Car Museum will go under the hammer at the Bonhams Beaulieu Sale in Hampshire, which takes place later today [Saturday].

The Exmoor Classic Car Museum could be described as every motoring enthusiast's dream. Museums like it don't really tend to exist today. When you walked through the doors it was like walking into some forgotten past.

– Jonathan Vickers, Bonhams Motoring Specialist for the West Country