A CAR almost 100 years old - with a Huddersfield-built body - is expected to fetch up to £18,000 at auction.
The 1909 Renault two-seater was rescued from a Norfolk scrapyard in 1939 by a farmer.
Its body was built by Rippon Bros, of Huddersfield, which produced its first car in 1905.
A spokesman at auctioneers Bonhams said: "It must have looked a sorry sight at the scrapyard. The upholstery had rotted away and there was no hood, though the hood frame had survived.
"Amazingly, however, the Renault still retained its lamps and was substantially original."
Experts estimate the 8hp type AX will make between £14,000 and £18,000 at a sale at Goodwood, near Chichester, Sussex, on September 3.
The Renault is among an extraordinary collection of 32 old cars which belong to Norfolk farmer George Milligen, the man who rescued it from the scrapyard.
Though the precise early history of this car is unknown, it was registered in 1921 to Robert Moorhead Beatty, of Heckmondwike.
In 1928 it became the property of the Rev L A Gilbert, of Hinderclay Rectory, near Diss in Norfolk.
* The firm had premises in John William Street and Viaduct Street, both in Huddersfield.
* It was founded by three brothers - Bill, Joe and George - from Somerset.
* It began working as coachbuilders for horse-drawn carriages.
* A link with Rolls-Royce started in 1905.
* The company was taken over by the Appleyard group in 1970.