Animal lover leaves £300k classic car collection to raise funds for RSPCA

A cat lover and car enthusiast has left nearly £300,000 worth of classic cars to the RSPCA.

Brinley ‘Brin’ Edwards who was from St Austell in Cornwall was a supporter of the charity for many years and proceeds from the sale of his car collection, will support the RSPCA’s vital animal welfare work.

The car collection, including his much-loved Lancias and other classics, are to be sold at auction by Bionhams at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting.

Mr Edwards, as a former chairman of the Lancia Motor Club, had a passion for the classic Italian cards, as well as other vintage vehicles. Some of the classic cars were owned by Mr Edwards for more than 50 years and taken to race meets around the country.

Sally Cornish, Head of Fundraising at the RSPCA, said: “As an RSPCA supporter and cat-lover, Mr Edwards left the classic cars to us as part of his estate so that we can continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in desperate need of care.

“This is a very generous gift for the RSPCA for which we are incredibly grateful to the late Mr Edwards.”