The sale of a Bentley driven by former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been blocked in a court battle.
A company part-owned by Mr Whyte and under sole directorship of his father Thomas lodged papers with Inverness Sheriff Court earlier this week to stop the sale of the red coupe.
The car had been scheduled to be sold at British Car Auctions in Robroyston after it was seized to raise funds for his estranged wife Kim.
On Wednesday a sheriff signed an application by Edinburgh solicitors Gillespie McAndrew on behalf of Liberty Corporate Limited, which is part-owned by Mr Whyte’s British Virgin Islands-based Liberty Capital Limited.
It is believed the company is claiming ownership of the Bentley and that it cannot be sold to pay Mr Whyte’s wife.
A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, at Inverness Sheriff Court where the process of proving ownership will begin.
It is the second time the issue of the Bentley has come to court. On July 18, it was revealed at the court that information had been received that “a couple of heavies” were coming north to retrieve the 1996 vehicle, believed to be valued at up to £60,000, from Mr Whyte’s Castle Grant, the former marital home in Grantown on Spey.
But Sheriff Philip Mann heard a sheriff officer from Scott and Co in Inverness had the vehicle uplifted and removed to an unknown secure location.
Mr Whyte's 42-year-old wife had previously successfully applied to the court to have an 'attachment' put on the car, to recover the vehicle in pursuit of an unpaid debt by the man who bought an 85% stake in Rangers for £1 from Sir David Murray last May.
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