Bid to sell rare classic car at auction stalls

Andy Maskill finds the car a tight fit
Andy Maskill finds the car a tight fit
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A classic car thought to be one of only two surviving models in the world has failed to sell at auction.

The Steyr Puch 500 was taken to a Sheffield dealers by its owner Nigel Elliott who discovered it in a garage in Ireland.

The car was withdrawn from sale after it attracted bids of only around £40,000 - below the reserve price of £50,000.

Mr Elliott, who took the car to Petrol Sanctuary, will now have to decide whether he wants to consider other options.

The car, a relative of the famous Italian Fiat 500 manufactured in Austria in 1960, is one of only 33 right-hand drive models to have been made.