'My wife bought it, so it's her fault' - Wellington car buff blames collecting 'disease' on better half

More than 30 classic cars are to go under the hammer on the Kapiti Coast on Sunday.

The collection owned by renowned Wellington businessman Roy Savage includes E-Type Jaguars, 1930s Ford, vintage MGS's and will all be up for auction at Southward car museum.

Mr Savage has been collecting them since 1975 after the first purchase of a 1930s Model A Ford.

"That started off the disease of collecting. My wife bought it, so it's her fault," he said.

Mossgreen-Webb’s car specialist Catherine Davison says it's a unique collection as all cars are warranted, running and have been regularly maintained.

"To have a single owner collection like this, that is so personal and that has been so well looked after is quite a rarity," Ms Davison said.

She says interest in the auction has been massive.

"We are expecting a really good turnout. It seems to have really captured people's imagination."

Roy Savage says seeing the cars go to another home will be sad.

"I’ll be hoping to meet them and provide them with any support that they are wanting after they become the owner of the car and make sure that it is being looked after."

Some of the proceeds from the auction will go to the Life Education Trust.

All the cars are on display for viewing at warehouses in Waikanae until auction day.

Roy Savage is selling 30 classic cars in a massive auction on the Kapiti Coast on Sunday. Source: 1 NEWS