Car service centre sold at auction

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A FORMER car dealership and service centre in Fareham has gone under the auctioneer’s hammer for £417,000 in a bidding war.

Maylings Service Station in Maylings Farm Road was among 160 lots being sold by regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson across southern England.

Donald Wright, senior auction valuer, said: ‘Bidders were revved up and the final offer was £67,000 more than the lower end of the guide price.

‘The interest reflected the fact that this was a rare opportunity to purchase a former car dealership which has been in continuous ownership within the same family since 1981.’

Elsewhere, 12 lock-up garages in Gazelle Close, Rowner, Gosport, fetched £82,000, more than twice the guide price. Four lock-up garages in Southsea, all freehold, also sold.