Bonhams have held end of season sales at OIympia and other venues since 2007, it briefly heading to Brooklands before one off sales at Oxford and Hendon. Originally a fairly high profile sale, various multi million dollar cars have been offered (1904 Rolls Royce 10HP that fetched a record $7.3 mil. among them), although since 2014 it has become a clearance sale while Bond Street is now the venue to sell high value collectibles.
Year – location – sold/ offered/ (%) – Total gross US$ – High sale
2007 – Olympia – 71/103 (69%) – $16,584,845 – $7,266,964 1904 Rolls-Royce 10HP
2008 – Olympia – 57/96 (59%) – $3,739,747 – $513,129 1931 Bentley 8 Litre
2009 – Olympia – 64/82 (78%) – $4,872,082 – $721,337 1906 Rolls-Royce 20HP
2010 – Brooklands – 40/68 (59%) – $5,705,170 – $1,323,915 1953 Austin-Healey 100S
2011 – Brooklands – 55/75 (73%) – $5,764,559 – $692,059 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
2012 – Brooklands – 60/72 (83%) – $5,453,661 – $749,720 1931 Invicta S-Type
2014 – Oxford – 46/64 (72%) – $3,382,352 – $420,474 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
2015 – Hendon – 69/87 (79%) – $5,358,409 – $505,561 1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre
2016 – Olympia – 45/81 (56%) – $3,960,516 – $453,814 1967 Aston Martin DB6
2017 – Olympia – 52/91 (57%) – $4,148,276 – $619,297 1964 Aston Martin DB5
Olympia isn’t really the venue to offer a marquee lot, they get sold at Bond St. a couple of days earlier. If there is such a thing, its the 1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost London – Edinburgh Tourer estimated at £300 – 400k ($384 – 512k). An ex R-R US car with formal bodywork, many years of storage would see it saved before an eventual restoration to ultimate spec. Unlike most marques, classic Rolls are allowed to be rebodied and while originals are still worth more, the disparity isn’t that great and for anyone just wanting a fun Rolls that would be usable anywhere this is it. As for pricing a genuine London to Edinburgh would be around the million mark whereas this price level is appropriate for a replica and it should be said that there will be little collector value, mainly just car value.
A fair few pre war cars are on offer, some of which are truly special. Highlights include:
- 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Gurney Nutting Sedanca de Ville – Est. £140 – 180k ($179 – 230k). Featuring vaguely aerodynamic coachwork by Gurney Nutting, this is a lovely and usable example of the great Phantom III although restored decades ago. If art deco design is your thing, you could do worse than this car and it is priced right.
- 1936 Talbot BG110 Sports Tourer – Est. £90 – 130k ($115 – 166k). Restored ’90s and still looking very fresh, #4565 is a lovely car and a great example of the type. Very rare with the Vanden Plas coachwork, market pricing.
Plenty of mid century cars appeal at Olympia. Highlights include:
- 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage – Est. £130 – 160k ($166 – 205k). A lovely DB2 with the Vantage engine that has history with Peter Livanos and the Stirling Moss family. Nicely mellowed and requiring recommissioning due to lack of use, this car has lots to recommend it. Market priced.
- 1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur – Est. £90 – 120k ($115 – 154k). Displayed on H J Mulliner’s stand at the 1960 London Motor Show, very well maintained in recent years and ready for anything. Looks elegant in original sage green. A refreshing alternative to a vulgar modern Bentley? Market priced.
- 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Coupe – Est. £230 – 260k ($294 – 333k). A glamorous Continental Coupe. Well maintained and quite lovely. Market correct price if in very good condition.
- 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster – Est. £130 – 160k ($166 – 205k). A gorgeous Metallic Blue car in RHD, the original E-Type Roadster and a very early version at that, “renovated” over the past four yours by Xtreme Jaguar Restorations and others. Stated to be in generally good condition so possibly a little expensive, should expect more in what is a pretty soft E-Type market.
- 1965 Lotus Cortina – Est. £80 – 120k ($102 – 154k). A long lost racing Cortina ex Alan Mann, said to be raced by Jackie Stewart, Jacky Ickx and others although this isn’t 100% proven. A risky buy but for the right buyer, priceless and much cheaper than its racing brethren. Said to be 90% restored, it likely requires a decent amount of money to be spent on it. Market correct if documents check out otherwise expensive.
- 1977 Ferrari 308GTB Vetroresina – Est. £110 – 140k ($141 – 179k). 1 of just 154 plastic 308s in RHD. All correct and ex Modamed Al-Fayed, full mechanical re-commissioning and cosmetic restoration in ’16. Wonderful example, perhaps a touch expensive but find a better one.
Affordable classics are another strong point for the sale, offering much to delight. Highlights include:
- 1913 Lancia Theta Morgan & Co. Coupe – Est. £40 – 60k ($51 – 77k). A very rare Edwardian Lancia, so while staid its still a lovely old thing. Stated to run well and still be in highly original condition. Have to call it market priced with this coachwork.
- 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Hooper Sedanca de Ville – Est. £65 – 75k ($83 – 96k). Essentially a restoration project with up to another $100k in expenses yet. It is a lovely old Rolls and for the right owner possibly something of a bargain.
- 1966 Jensen Interceptor Series I Coupe – Est. £10 – 14k ($13 – 18k). A proper restoration project but all there and perfect for someone with the vision and the love for these Anglo, American, Italian hybrids. Cheap enough.
- 1982 Mercedes-Benz 280TE Estate – Est. £12 – 16k ($15 – 20k). Just a boring old Mercedes Station Wagon but this was owned by Barry Gibb of Beegees fame. Said to be in very good order and cheap enough for a potential first classic and what price the Gibb connection, especially to a fan.
- 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary Limousine – Est. £30 – 40k ($38 – 51k). Ex. R-R collection and said to have been used by HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. Unique spec and history. Likely very good value.
- 1991 Honda NSX – Est. £38 – 42k ($49 – 54k). A future classic in the making, this example was delivered to Japan in RHD. Drives well and well maintained. Priced right.
- 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish – Est. £65 – 75k ($83 – 90k). Ex. Aston Martin Press car and Ulrich Bez, highly specced and beautiful condition. Cheap enough for the performance.
Overall this is a very appropriate sale for the venue and likely to be pretty successful in its own way.
Key – Lot # – Year – Make – Model – VIN/ Chassis # – Low/ High estimate (GBP) – Low/High estimate (EURO) – Low/High estimate (US$) – N/R = No reserve
101 1970 Mercedes-Benz 250 Saloon 11401022030153 £6,000 £8,000 N/R €6,780 €9,040 $7,680 $10,240 Black over Burgundy leather. RHD. Registered to the current owner since 16th October 2013, this automatic transmission example currently displays a total of circa 98,000 miles on the odometer and is described by the private vendor as in generally good condition, its engine running well. The car is offered with an instruction manual, V5C Registration Certificate, and a recently expired MoT (22nd November 2018).
102 1950 Daimler DE27 Limousine D51074 £8,000 £12,000 N/R €9,040 €13,560 $10,240 $15,360 Black and White over Black leather. RHD. This Daimler DE27 limousine is one of only 205 made. Said to start ‘on the button’ and to drive well, the car is described by the private vendor as in generally good condition, though we are advised that the bodywork would benefit from tidying and that the exhaust manifold gasket needs replacing. The engine’s timing chain was replaced three years ago and the interior re-trimmed within the last five years, while the provision of flashing indicators and front seat belts are the only notified deviations from factory specification. Mechanically sound but cosmetically improvable, this imposing Daimler is offered with a V5 registration document.
103 1962 Lamborghini Model 1R Tractor FL2 11505 £14,000 £20,000 €15,820 €22,600 $17,920 $25,600 Orange and Blue tractor. Offered with a copy of its Italian registration document, this Lamborghini 1R tractor was acquired by the current vendor approximately one year ago, since when he has restored it. Built between 1961 and 1965, the Lamborghini 1R was powered by a 1½-litre twin-cylinder air-cooled diesel engine producing 32 horsepower, which drove via a four-speed manual transmission with alternative high/low final-drive ratios. Described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition, this beautiful tractor would make a distinctive and welcome addition to any significant collection of classic agricultural machinery, or a unique addition to any Lamborghini collection. Finished in the Lamborghini’s classic orange/blue livery, it has the potential to draw crowds, especially when exhibited alongside the most beautiful supercars sharing the marque’s famous ‘Raging Bull’ emblem, such as the legendary Miura and Countach.
104 1997 Lotus Elise S1 Coupe SCCGA1110WHC32067 £12,000 £15,000 €13,560 €16,950 $15,360 $19,200 Metallic Blue over Beige. Unlike many of its fellows, this car has never been raced, instead enjoying an easy life in a heated/dehumidified garage, being serviced regularly and used for weekend road-driving fun. The cam belt and water pump were changed in 2016 at 62,524 miles, and the Elise is described by the private vendor as in pristine condition. This example comes with full service history; a nice personalised plate; and a colour-matched indoor cover from Classic Additions.
105 1959 Messerschmitt KR201 Roadster 70335 £18,000 £22,000 €20,340 €24,860 $23,040 $28,160 Grey over Black. This KR201 was purchased as a restoration project by the current vendor in 2017 having been owned since 1996 by the previous keeper, who had used the car a couple of times only before consigning it to garage storage. Unfortunately, the vendor does not have the time to proceed with the rebuild, hence the decision to sell. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, this potentially most rewarding project comes with a V5 registration document.
106 1964 Fiat 500D Transformable 645131 £10,000 £15,000 €11,300 €16,950 $12,800 $19,200 Grey over Red. Featuring the 500D’s characteristic rear-hinged ‘suicide’ doors, this example was imported from Italy in February 2017 and purchased by the current vendor. Works carried out since then include fitting a new clutch, dynamo belt, front wheel bearings, kingpins, spark plugs, and distributor (all invoices available). Kept garaged and only used on a handful of occasions since acquisition, the car is offered with Italian registration papers and a V5C Registration Certificate.
107 1959 Messerschmitt KR200 Microcar 70843 £18,000 £22,000 €20,340 €24,860 $23,040 $28,160 Red over Black. Written by the immediately preceding owner, a document on file reveals that this KR200 was sold new by ‘Two Strokes’ of Stanmore, Middlesex. Little is known of its history prior to its discovery in Gloucestershire in the early 1970s, laid up but complete and retaining its original engine. ‘629 VMH’ was then dry-stored for the next few years until its purchase in 1986 by the immediately preceding owner. The latter had the engine rebuilt before deciding to proceed with a full restoration, which commenced in April 1993 and took the next 12 months. The current vendor purchased the restored Messerschmitt on 31st August 2017. The car is offered with restoration photographs and a V5C registration Certificate.
108 1966 Jensen Interceptor Series I Coupe 115/2517 £10,000 £14,000 €11,300 €15,820 $12,800 $17,920 Maroon over Red leather. RHD. The very early Interceptor offered here is one of only 17 Vignale-bodied cars completed in 1966. Chassis number ‘115/2517’ was first registered to Newbury Motors on 16th November 1966 with the number ‘NAB 515D’. The original colour scheme was Charcoal Grey with red trim. The car subsequently spent some time abroad before returning to the UK in 1990, later finding its way to the Jensen Museum from which it was purchased by Rejen Sales in August 2013. Presented in ‘barn find’ condition and sold strictly as viewed, this historic Jensen is offered with a V5 registration document and assorted paperwork testifying to its provenance.
109 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary Limousine SCAZN0004FCH14000 £30,000 £40,000 €33,900 €45,200 $38,400 $51,200 Royal Blue over Champagne Nuella leather. RHD. Even more lavishly equipped than the already generously endowed standard version, the Centenary cars were eagerly snapped up by collectors worldwide. All that is except this example, which was retained by the factory and, purportedly, used occasionally by HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. It was also loaned for the exclusive use of the former Chairman of the R-REC. The car is now offered for sale by Bentley Motors. Accompanying factory documentation records the colour scheme as Royal Blue with Champagne Nuella hide interior, and lists the following non-standard features: *Cocktail requisites to centre litter bin comprising two special silver whisky flasks and four nip glasses *Special box arm to rear centre armrest *All interior woodwork to be heavily grained burr walnut veneer *Fascia panel to be cross-banded above line of intermediate roll *Door capping rails to front and rear compartment and picnic tables to be inlaid with silver *Rear door trim pads to be veneered replacing standard hide trimmed pads *Panasonic graphic equaliser *Tread plates to front door sills to incorporate commemorative plaque *Commemorative plaque to glove box lid *5001 presentation case *Special badge to boot lid Currently in the process of having a registration number allocated by the DVLA, this beautiful Silver Spur Centenary model offered for sale having been stored at the factory from new. The car has recently been MoT’d and is running condition; nevertheless, we would recommend servicing as appropriate following its period of inactivity.
110 1931 Sunbeam Sixteen Saloon £10,000 £15,000 €11,300 €16,950 $12,800 $19,200 Black over Brown. RHD. According to recognised Sunbeam authority, Bruce Dowell, this 16hp Sunbeam was first registered in January 1932 and was supplied with the factory’s own six-light saloon coachwork (see file). The last owner known to Dowell was a Mr Hayward of Merseyside, who is known to have owned the car up to 1993. The history file also contains an invoice (dated 1990 and totalling £5,162) from K Hodgson of Merseyside for various restoration works to the mechanicals and body. Additional documentation consists of sundry other invoices, an old MoT certificate, and an Irish registration document showing that the Sunbeam was first registered in Ireland in 2008. An original instruction book is included in the sale.
111 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Hooper Sedanca de Ville 29GY £65,000 £75,000 €73,450 €84,750 $83,200 $96,000 Red and Black over Burgundy leather. RHD. One of 1,545 Phantom IIs made, chassis number ’29GY’ was completed in August 1930 and thus is an early example. It was registered as ‘GH 2957’ and first owned by one T Walton. The current vendor purchased the car from enthusiast David Baldock in January 1988 and then had the engine rebuilt by marque specialists Sargeants of Goudhurst using a new cylinder block and head. In March 1990 the sedanca top was restored and put back on the car, the owner having obtained a suitable mechanism from Ivan Odds. Apart from the foregoing works the car is un-restored. Described by the current vendor as in generally good condition, this imposing formal Rolls-Royce is offered with sundry bills, MoT to August 2019, and a V5C Registration Certificate. A modified dipswitch is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
112 1939 Buick Super 90 Limousine 949333366 £18,000 £25,000 €20,340 €28,250 $23,040 $32,000 Black over Grey cloth. RHD. Bonhams & Brooks offered this right-hand drive Buick Limousine at its RAF Museum, Hendon Sale in April 2001, at which time it had been in the then owner’s hands for 15 years. It was said to have been used sparingly and regularly serviced and MoT’d. The current vendor purchased the Buick in July 2001 and advises us that during WW2 it had been retained as a ‘pool’ car by the Admiralty, though no records survive to support this. Finished in black with grey cloth interior, ‘FXE 869′ has the three-speed column-change transmission and is described by the private vendor as in generally good/very good condition. Ideal for wedding hire, this impressive American luxury automobile is offered with sundry bills, MoT to August 2019, and V5C document. Conversion to 12-volt electrics and a manual choke are the only notified deviations from factory specification.
114 1936 Talbot BG110 Sports Tourer 4565 £90,000 £130,000 €101,700 €146,900 $115,200 $166,400 Black over Green leather. RHD. The BG110 was the last of the 3½-litre Roesch Talbots, and this rare survivor is one of only 89 completed. All of Talbot’s tourers were bodied in house with steel panelling apart from the 13 or 14 3½-litre tourers bodied in aluminium by Vanden Plas. The latter’s body was much lighter, releasing more of the chassis’ potential, as well as being both slimmer and considerably more stylish than Talbot’s offerings. This car, chassis number ‘4565’, is the only one to have an externally opening boot with the spare wheel housed inside, rather than semi-recessed into the lid. Chassis number ‘4565’ was purchased new for a Mr Peacock, a grocer living in Hertfordshire from Fuggles the Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire based Talbot dealers, and kept the car until near his death in the late 1970s. It then passed into the ownership of Richard (Dick) Fuggle of the eponymous Talbot dealers. Dick Fuggle had in fact collected this car from the Barlby Road Talbot factory as a young man when new and delivered the car to Mr Peacock, so impressed had he been by ‘4565’ that he had always hankered after it and bought it as soon as it became available. The current (third) owner inherited the Talbot in 1992 from Fuggle. Marque specialist Arthur Archer completed a full ‘body off’, ‘ground upwards’ restoration of ‘DUV 10’ in the early 1990s – engine and gearbox overhauls, re-spray, re-trim, etc – since when the car has covered 12,127 miles. In the course of restoration the hydraulic shock absorbers were removed and replaced with the André Hartford friction type. The first owner had a supercharger installed, and although the blower has long since been removed, its associated additional instrumentation is still on the dashboard. Benefiting from a recent fuel pump overhaul, the car drove well when collected by Bonhams in advance of the sale. Accompanying documentation includes sundry restoration bills; assorted correspondence; owner’s maintenance/mileage logbook; a V5C registration document; a substantial quantity of expired MoTs dating back to the early 1990s; and an original instruction book signed by Dick Fuggle. Beautifully proportioned, Vanden Plas Limited’s alloy-bodied sports tourers are highly attractive and the most coveted of all Talbot 110 models. Almost all survive but they are only rarely offered for sale. An original example with only three owners from new, ‘4565’ represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire an exceptional example of the ultimate Roesch Talbot road car.
115 2001 Mercedes-Benz G500 WDB4632402X122153 £40,000 £60,000 €45,200 €67,800 $51,200 $76,800 Polar White over Black leather. RHD. One of only nine short-wheelbase variants currently registered in the UK, this G500 V8 is an AMG special edition – as evidenced by their plaque on the console – featuring special wing mirrors, up-rated brakes, xenon headlights, etc. Other noteworthy features include heated seats, sunroof, air conditioning, and iPod connectivity. Finished in Polar White with black leather interior, the car is described by the private vendor as in immaculate condition, running and driving superbly, having covered only some 62,000 miles from new. Offered from a private collection, this ultra-rare and exclusive Mercedes-Benz 4×4 is offered with a V5C document and 12 months MoT. The provision of later AMG wheels is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
116 1962 Porsche 356B Super 90 Coupe 122346 £70,000 £75,000 €79,100 €84,750 $89,600 $96,000 Grey over Black. RHD. A rare, right-hand drive, twin-grille example, with coach work by Reutter, Karosserie number: 122346, this Porsche 356B Super 90 was supplied by AFN (Porsche) Ltd and first owned by a Mr Webster of West Yorkshire carrying the registration ‘HW 4’. The accompanying original logbook records only two further owners and is stamped up to December 1967. The most recent bill available is dated June 1969, and the car also comes with a V5 registration document and tax disc that expired in 1970. A total of 3,302 miles is displayed on the odometer. The current vendor advises us that the car is un-restored but in running condition, it still retains its original interior although in poor condition and its original radio. It is hoped that further information will be available at time of sale.
117 1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Motor Caravan 2332195425 £50,000 £60,000 €56,500 €67,800 $64,000 $76,800 Savannah Beige and White over Tan leather. RHD. This highly desirable ‘Bay’ motor caravan is offered fresh from a comprehensive bare-metal restoration only completed in October 2018. Indeed, the vehicle has covered fewer than 200 miles since the restoration, barely enough to run the engine in. Works carried out included installing a new (1,600cc) short-engine and a complete mechanical overhaul, while the body has been refinished in Savannah Beige and white and the interior re-trimmed in white-accented tan hide. We are advised by the private vendor that the restoration was carried out to original specification with a few appropriate ‘period’ additions such as chromium-plated fittings and traditional cupboards remanufactured in rosewood finish. A modern twist is the use of Designers’ Guild curtain fabric in a typically 1970s pattern reflecting the vehicle’s period of origin. Inside, it feels like a boutique hotel! The addition of a retro-look stereo system with Bluetooth connectivity ensures compatibility with modern communications and entertainment devices. Presented in excellent condition, this well restored Volkswagen Type 2 motor caravan is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate and bills relating to its restoration. There can be no better way in which to enjoy the Goodwood gatherings and next summer’s other historic motor sports events.
118 1967 Ford Mustang Bullit Coupe 7R02S108099 £70,000 £90,000 €79,100 €101,700 $89,600 $115,200 Dark Green over Black. RHD. This car was manufactured in 1967 at San Jose, California complete with fastback body and the 390ci (6.4-litre) high-performance V8 engine. The DSO tag confirms that it was built on 21st September and equipped with two front bucket seats, black interior, four-speed manual transmission, and the optional limited-slip differential. The Mustang was delivered to Los Angeles, California. In 2008, this car completed an exhaustive, professional, bare-metal restoration totalling over 2,000 man-hours using original Ford or American high-performance parts. This comprehensive rebuild included the replacement of any damaged or corroded body panels and the replacement of all chrome and brightwork with new parts. A complete new deluxe interior was fitted, including new carpets, headlining, seating upholstery, and the rare overhead console with integrated map lights. The original wood grain dashboard, instrumentation, and door panel inserts were retained. Replicating the ‘Bullitt’ Mustang, the exterior is finished in correct Highland Green metallic and, as per the film car, it is devoid of any insignias and has blacked-out grille and tail lamp details. As such, it is virtually indistinguishable from the McQueen car. Mechanically, the Mustang has been fully rebuilt. The original 390ci ‘Big Block’ V8 engine is now unleaded compatible, while the incorporation of numerous tuning parts ensures that power now far exceeds the original’s 320bhp maximum. To handle this increase, the transmission, suspension, and brakes were up-rated appropriately. At the restoration’s completion the Mustang was imported into the UK. Owned by the current vendor since 2014, it has been serviced regularly, MoT’d, and fitted with a new competition clutch. This unique car is not just an ordinary Mustang; it has been restored to a far higher standard than the original and has the look, sound, and – even more so – the authentic feel of the car Steve McQueen drove in the legendary chase. Converted to right-hand drive and built for reliable everyday use, it embodies the dream of driving a perfect recreation of the world’s most famous Mustang.
119 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage LML/50/X4 £130,000 £160,000 €146,900 €180,800 $166,400 $204,800 Dark Green over Tan leather. RHD. X4′ was delivered on the 31st December 1952, and was the third of these ‘X’ series cars to be delivered. A copy of its build sheet on file confirms that as new it wore the distinctive registration ‘MRU 200’, that it retains to this day, and that this rare experimental example carried a ‘VB6B’ prefix Vantage engine, signifying larger induction manifolds, also the sale that it still carries 66 years later. The DB2 was sold through Tice & Son Ltd., to M.A.C. Drummond, of the Cadland Estate in Fawley, near to Southampton, as new it wore black paintwork and a contrasting red interior. As with many Astons, the car was in need of regular maintenance by the factory from day one. In fact, it had a service 8 days after delivery and returned again before the end of January 1953 for repairs to the near side front wing – such was the enthusiasm of Aston’s clientele as ever! Various items of servicing and repair are charted through to October 1956, but the most intriguing note on the Works document, is a simple annotation ‘Took part in racing June 1953’. The nature of this is unknown at this time, but may well warrant research by the next owner. A second custodian, W. Fullerton of The Gables in Dorchester Dorset is noted on the factory record, but no further keepers. For the last 28 plus years the car has been the property of one of the most famous British motor racing families of all. In the mid-1980s, the car came onto the horizon of then Aston Martin owner, long-time enthusiast and racer, Peter Livanos. It was acquired by him and would subsequently be leant to his friend Stirling Moss and wife Susie to campaign in the Mille Miglia in 1987. Sometime after this, when Sir Stirling’s son, Elliot attended the Monterey Historic races at Laguna Seca, Mr. Livanos, walked a very young Elliot over to the DB2 and generously gifted the car to him! The Experimental DB2 has remained with Moss Jr. ever since. In latter years, the car has been on display at the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, alongside other prominent British Motor Cars. Today, the Aston has aged a little during its current custody, having a nice mellowed feel to its exterior, which was probably repainted to the current British Racing Green in the early 1980s, while the tan interior leather shows only limited wear, owing to modest use. Due to its display storage rather than use, a proper mechanical check over would be advised. After this long custodianship, Elliot Moss has reluctantly decided to part with the car to further another project in the career that he chose as a chef, bringing this fascinating car to the market. With an early experimental history and association with two of the most prominent luminaries in the Aston Martin story, this unique DB2 Vantage has much to offer.
120 1965 Lotus Cortina BA74EU59035 £80,000 £120,000 €90,400 €135,600 $102,400 $153,600 White and Green over Black. RHD. ‘BA74EU59035’ was registered by Essex County Council as ‘KPU 388C’ however according to AMR and its vast files of historic race entries, chassis number ‘BA74EU59035’ was known to them and raced under the registration number ‘KPU 391C’ – alongside Sir John Whitmore’s ‘KPU 392C’ throughout the entire 1966 season. The FIA had introduced new rules making it compulsory to include Chassis Numbers (previously not needed) in Race Entries along with registration numbers and drivers names for the 1966 season. Included in the file of historic documentation is a letter from the Ford Motor Co to Alan Mann Racing confirming the purchase of KPU 390C & KPU 391C with corresponding Chassis Numbers ‘032’ & ‘035’ for the sum of £350 each. In addition a document dated 31st December 1966 stating “Please find enclosed, copies of the Log Books for 390C & 391C on loan to you.” The car was then sold to Frami Racing in Holland. This car has been inspected and verified by Henry Mann and his mechanics in the AMR workshop as that which they knew as ‘KPU 391C’ (see documentation). On inspection Henry Mann found the Lotus SE (Special Equipment) lower suspension arms to be stamped ‘KPU 391C’. Verified by the Mk1 Cortina Owners’ Club (see documentation) and wearing its original chassis plate, as well as being examined and verified by the DVLA’s own inspection service. It should be noted that the shell now incorporates a number of left hand drive Cortina panels to the front, and a quantity of new panels elsewhere – not uncommon with a well worked race car. ‘035’ may well have raced in late 1965 but as yet this has not been established, though Team Lotus certainly campaigned a ‘KPU’ car at Brands Hatch in August 1965. In 1966, ‘035’ was successfully campaigned by legendary drivers Sir Jackie Stewart, Jacky Ickx, Frank Gardner, Lucien Bianchi, Bo Ljungfeldt, Peter Procter, Richard Attwood, Hubert Hahne, and Paul Hawkins (see accompanying list of race results). In 1967 the car was sold to Frans Lubin of FRAMI Racing in Holland, then moved on to Theo Schoonderbeek for the 1968 season. ‘035’ was found in an Essex lockup garage where it had been since 1978, in its partially restored condition and current white/green colour scheme. Of the other two Alan Mann Racing Lotus Cortinas, ‘KPU 392C’ is Sir John Whitmore’s European Touring Car Championship-winning car, while ‘KPU 390C’ is in AMR’s possession. Following painstaking research by its current owner, this car was identified as ‘035’ by AMR’s Henry Mann, and confirmed to be correct with the important undisclosed bodyshell modification that was only carried out on AMR cars. Original race entries, invoices, and other paperwork in Alan Mann Racing’s historic archive were studied, resulting in the discovery of copies of original letters from the Ford Motor Company to Alan Mann; letters to drivers confirming race entries stating registration and chassis numbers; and a letter to a Mr Ickx confirming a drive for his son, copies of which are included in the sale. When ‘035’ returned to the UK is not known, but it is likely that when it did, it was registered as KPU 388C, by 1978 it was in the possession of one Mr Williams in Essex. It then went to a Mr Townsend from Essex where restoration stalled due to illness and/or age. The Cortina then passed to the immediately preceding owner, Mr Spencer of Norwich, from whom it was purchased by the current vendor. The car itself is in 90% restored condition, although the new owner would no doubt return it to its correct red/gold livery and factory-correct leather front seats (the ‘KPU’ cars came with leather in place of production vinyl). The engine (block number ‘701M6015’) is listed as ‘something rather special reputedly from Ford Germany’ and is said to have been rebuilt, which the current owner has no reason to doubt. It turns over easily, with compression, but a precautionary check is recommended. All in all a very exciting find along with the large file of historical photographs and Alan Mann documentation and more history still to be uncovered at AMR, make this a car of great historical importance. Driven by Sir Jackie Stewart, Jacky Ickx, Frank *Gardner, Lucien Bianchi et al
121 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster w Hardtop WDBR1210408500875 £70,000 £90,000 €79,100 €101,700 $89,600 $115,200 Metallic Blue over Dark Blue. RHD. This right-hand drive 190 SL was purchased new in 1959 by a Royal Air Force officer, at that time serving in Aden. Given the local registration ‘2 ADN’, the Mercedes was imported into the UK later in 1959 and re-registered as ’16 KPH’, its current mark. In November 1990 the car was sent to Germany and restored there by KFZ-Meister Heinz Penders of Mönchengladbach. Returned to the UK on completion in 1993, ’16 KPH’ was placed in dry storage, remaining there until 2014 when it was purchased by the current vendor. Running well, but with paintwork that would benefit from attention, the car is offered with current MoT, a V5C Registration Certificate, and bills relating to its restoration in Germany in the 1990s.
122 1927 Morris 13.9HP Commercial one ton van 14446T £10,000 £15,000 €11,300 €16,950 $12,800 $19,200 Crimson Lake Red over Black. ‘CA 7020’ was originally supplied to the London & North Eastern Railway and was finished in their distinctive livery of Crimson Lake/black. The vehicle was purchased by the current vendor from an Essex farm in the early 1970s and restored between 1982 and 1993. It was then sold on and repurchased in 2015. Features of note include stop lights, flashing indicators, and a charming ‘AOFB’ radiator mascot, the initials standing for ‘Association Of Froth Blowers’, a pre-CAMRA beer appreciation society! Accompanying documentation includes restoration bills, an old-style logbook, current MoT, and a V5C Registration Certificate, the vehicle has had servicing work in recent weeks to prepare it for sale. The original plain radiator cap is included in the sale.
123 1913 Sunbeam 12/16HP Tourer 6525 £50,000 £55,000 €56,500 €62,150 $64,000 $70,400 Grey over Black leather. RHD. Bruce Dowell and Peter Ransom’s book, ‘iThe Sunbeam 12/16hp’, records that this car, registered ‘AD 1575’, was operated from 1921 as a Hackney Carriage in Bury St Edmunds by a Mr Rolfe. In 1978 the Sunbeam was acquired in a rough but complete state by Mr Young of Dorking, Surrey, and in 1980 passed, in the same state, to Mr Carter. Mr Carter carried out a full restoration to a high standard, and in 1995 the restored Sunbeam was acquired by Mr Cook of Leicester, forming part of the Coach House Museum collection. Noteworthy features include factory-fitted Bosch dual ignition; full weather equipment; and an ‘Old Bill’ radiator mascot/cap (plain cap with car). Presented in generally very good condition, this rare, powerful and most stylish ‘Edwardian’ is offered with a V5C registration document and VCC dating certificate.
124 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Gurney Nutting Sedanca de Ville 3AX109 £140,000 £180,000 €158,200 €203,400 $179,200 $230,400 White and Beige over Beige leathers. RHD. This car features in Lawrence Dalton’s book, ‘Rolls-Royce The Derby Phantoms’ (page 371) and is recorded in several editions of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club’s Directory, commencing in 1962 when the car formed part of the extensive collection of Rolls-Royces owned by William Klein Jr of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. ‘3AX109’ next appears in the 1965 edition in the hands of Fred A Pennington of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and then in the 1976-77 edition while belonging to R D La Penta of Lakeville, Connecticut. The car last appears in the 1980-81 R-ROC Directory while owned by Frank La Coke of Dallas, Texas. It is likely that the rear wheel spats were added in the United States. Copy photographs of the car undergoing restoration and finished in its current livery (taken in the ‘States) are on file together with copies of build details and the R-ROC documentation, and an old V5 in the name of Mr Forrest, who acquired ‘3AX109’ in 1992. In more recent times the Phantom has seen very little use, venturing out only to attend local shows and concours events. Described by the private vendor as in good working order, with ‘A1’ chassis, the car comes with a V5C registration document and an almost complete set of tools in the boot.
125 1991 Ford GT40 Replica by GTD 23690 £60,000 £70,000 €67,800 €79,100 $76,800 $89,600 Blue and Orange Gulf over Black. RHD. This GTD 40 has recently undergone a five-month exterior and interior refurbishment, and is described by the private (engineer) owner as superb in all areas. Reportedly, the car was so good mechanically (having covered only 6,235 miles from new) that no other refurbishment was needed. The bodywork has been beautifully finished to an exceptionally high standard by DC Coachworks in full Gulf Oil livery, while the interior has been sympathetically refurbished to exacting standards by D Upton & Son, coachbuilders. Carpets and leatherwork are matching slate blue, complementing the powder blue exterior beautifully. The dashboard is fully leather-bound and unmarked. Switches are toggle-type with beautiful bespoke brass-etched labelling. A new replica quick-release steering wheel and GT40 centre boss was specially made in 13″ diameter to create additional legroom for taller drivers. The latter can find the GT40 cramped, so the current owner has lowered the driver’s seat and installed a ‘Gurney top’ to the driver’s side roof. Air conditioning is fitted within the cockpit, only requiring a compressor and condenser to finish the installation. To further improve ventilation, the door lids were extensively modified during the recent refurbishment to become removable, and the car carefully modified to take a Targa ‘T’ bar. We are advised that cockpit access is much easier when the lids are removed, and especially when the car is in confined spaces, such as single garages. The engine is a Ford 302ci (5.0-litre) V8 with Holley 4-barrel carburettor. A recent top-end rebuild saw new Edelbrock Performer RPM cylinder heads, intake manifold, and rocker boxes installed, and a general engine tidy. Power is transmitted via a high-performance clutch to the five-speed UN1 gearbox, while the gearshift is via the preferred cable option giving positive selection. Twin fuel tanks with their pumps and gauges are switchable from inside the car, which also benefits from an on-board fire extinguishing system and 4-point harness safety belts. Braking is via discs all round, with AP Racing 4-pot callipers and vented discs at the front, and indirect front and rear servo assist. Wheels are brand new 15″ BRM-replica GT40 alloys with Gulf Orange inserts and replica spinners. Said to be the only ones that make the GT40 sit correctly, the tyres are Avon R15: 215/60 front and 295/50 rear. Other noteworthy features include a Kenwood stereo, neatly mounted in the door pocket, and central locking with alarm. One of the best examples you will find in terms of the level of finish and attention to detail.
126 1957 Jaguar Mark I 2.4 Saloon S907056 £24,000 £29,000 €27,120 €32,770 $30,720 $37,120 Green over Red leather. RHD. Right-hand drive chassis number ‘S907056’was built on 30th April 1957 just two months after the devastating fire at the Brown’s Lane factory had destroyed many cars on the production line. A manual gearbox model finished in Mist Grey with deep red hide upholstery, it was equipped with a number of options including twin fog lamps, half spats over the rear wheels, and a speedometer in kilometres. The car was then exported to Switzerland where it was sold through the main Jaguar distributor in Geneva, Garage La Claparede, to its first owner, Monsieur Douer. As far as can be established through the Swiss vehicle register records, it had two subsequent owners during 58 years in Switzerland before returning to the UK in 2015. Reportedly, at some point during the early to mid-1960s, the Jaguar was involved in a relatively minor accident, sustaining damage to the offside front wing. At that time the car had covered just 50,000 kilometres (approximately 31,000 miles); apparently it would remain garaged, un-repaired, and unused for the next 50 or so years. Acquired by the current owner in 2015, the car was repatriated and the accident damage finally repaired, including a full bare-metal repaint. Once stripped of all paint, and with the interior removed, the body’s main structure was revealed to be exceptionally original, sound, and un-corroded, with all floors original and solid. Mechanically, apart from a thorough service, very little was required apart from replacing the radiator, exhaust system, shock absorbers, fuel pump, and some of the steering joints. New radial tyres have been fitted, and the original brake system overhauled with new brake shoes all round. As much as possible of the original interior was retained; the original woodwork was re-polished, and only the areas of the leather upholstery which had split due to drying out were replaced with new hide. The chromework is entirely original with the exception of the front bumper, which had to be re-plated due to slight accident damage on the offside. Accompanying documentation consists of re-commissioning bills; a BMIHT Certificate; and a V5C registration document. To find a low mileage Mk1 of any description is unusual, but to find one that has remained in such exceptionally sound structural condition, never having been allowed to deteriorate, is extremely rare. With the current surge in interest in the Jaguar Mk1, their low survival rate and increasing popularity as historic competition cars, this outstandingly original example must represent exceptional value.
127 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Coupe BC15CZ £230,000 £260,000 €259,900 €293,800 $294,400 $332,800 Tudor Grey over Red leather. via Jack Barclay to Brevitt Shoes, later to USA, returned to UK ’90, well maintained. Engine rebuilt by RR & B Garages ’15. V5C and MoT. Offered at Bonhams Olympia ’17 Not Sold 230k UKP.
128 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish SCFAC13351B500007 £65,000 £70,000 €73,450 €79,100 $83,200 $89,600 Skye Silver over Chestnut Nubuck. RHD. This early two-seater Vanquish carries the distinctive chassis number ending ‘007’ and is the seventh of seven UK Press Cars, which carried the specially purchased sequential registration numbers ‘Y829 MWL’ to ‘Y836 MWL’ (with the exception of ‘Y830 MWL’). This example, registered ‘Y835 YML’, was first owned by Aston Martin’s then Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez. A beautiful example of the very first Vanquish produced and a true collectors’ item, it features ‘Power Park’ mirrors; heated front seats, aluminium/leather steering wheel; heated front screen; satellite navigation; telephone integral system; and a fire extinguisher. Finished in Skye Silver with Chestnut Nubuck interior, the car comes complete with owner’s/service book; main dealer service history; MOT to November 2019; two keys; Aston Martin Build Log; and Aston Martin paperwork confirming its Press Car provenance.
129 1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Saloon AM300/3/1612 £100,000 £140,000 €113,000 €158,200 $128,000 $179,200 Dark Blue over Grey leather. RHD. Its accompanying copy guarantee form reveals that chassis number ‘1612’ was originally finished in Desert White with blue/grey Connolly hide trim. The car was sold new via agent J Blake to its first owner, a Mr Caunce of Lancashire. The registration was ‘OWM 999’ (subsequently ‘YFY 333’ and now ‘OWM 999’ again). Also on file is a copy old buff logbook and copy old V5. Issued in July 1969, the former lists four owners, the last of whom is a Mr Baker, the previous keeper; his acquisition is undated but must have been in the 1970s. The current vendor purchased ‘OWM 999’ in 2003 and has used the car only sparingly over the course of the last 15 or so years. In that time, general maintenance and replacement of the odd spare part has largely been undertaken by the vendor at his home. More recently, due to its owner’s advancing years and a recent spell of ill health, the Aston has not seen active use and has only occasionally been started and polished; we would recommend that a thorough check of the engine and running gear is undertaken before returning it to the road. A candidate for sympathetic restoration or to use ‘as is’, the car is offered with a history file containing assorted correspondence; a quantity of tax discs and MoTs (most recent expired July 2012); an original instruction book; photocopied literature; a current V5C; and a substantial quantity of invoices.
130 1953 Healey Abbott DHC F3068 £45,000 £55,000 €50,850 €62,150 $57,600 $70,400 Red over Cream leather. ‘NYK 794’ is a 1953 Healey Abbott F Drophead Coupé built using the 2.4-litre Riley engine favoured by Donald Healey. In ‘The Healey Book’ by Bill Emerson, ‘NYK 794’ is featured on page 58 as an example of the Abbott F, only 77 of which were made. It is understood that only 20 are still in roadworthy condition today and this is a very rare motor car. ‘NYK 794′ formed part of the Henry Ellard collection from the late 1960s to the early 1980s with a reputed 25,000 miles on the odometer. The Abbott spent many years unused in the collection before being re-commissioned during the late 1980s/early 1990s for road use, for which paperwork and invoices are on file. During the early 1990s, the Abbott covered around 5,000 miles, changing hands again in 1994. By 1996 it was benefiting from further expenditure; a new Kenlowe fan was fitted, and later on a new exhaust system, and the engine regularly serviced. In 2002 the clutch and ignition system were replaced. The Abbott has been regularly used since the late 1990s, and in 2003 was taken to Jordan as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of motor sport in the country, being paraded in front of the King. The previous owner kept the car for some years before the steering became too much. The current owner – grandson of Peter Cavanagh, one of the founding fathers of the Healey Drivers’ Club, and also committed Healey enthusiast – then purchased the Abbott in late 2015. A significant amount of restoration work was undertaken at the time of acquisition including a full re-spray; new seats; and numerous repairs to running gear and electrics. A rolling restoration has continued since then, the most recent works including fitting a new wiring loom; new convertible hood; and new carpets together with other mechanical works (all invoices present). In 2017, the Abbott was driven to Barcelona and took part in the ‘Espirit de Montjuic’ event, completing a number of laps of the Formula 1 Circuit de Catalunya. The current owner’s growing family means they can no longer travel together in the Abbott. As they believe the car should be used and enjoyed they have taken the reluctant decision to sell so that others can enjoy the Healey. NYK 794 thus represents a a rare opportunity to acquire a seldom seen motor car from one of Britain’s most respected and appreciated manufacturers.
131 2009 Ferrari 599GTB 168149 £100,000 £130,000 €113,000 €146,900 $128,000 $166,400 Grigio Silverstone over Tan leather. Particularly well specified. Desirable factory-fitted options include the following: 20″ Monolithic wheels (Pirelli P Zero tyres) Carbon steering wheel with upper crown/LED Daytona seats in carbon Brake callipers in Titanium Yellow rev counter Leather dashboard and tunnel Front/rear parking sensors iPod installation Full electric seats Leather upholstery for rear bench wall Rear shelf in leather Sports exhaust Offered with full main dealer service history, this right-hand drive 599 was supplied new in 2009 by Ferrari Swindon and serviced by them in 2010 at 4,349 miles. It has been serviced annually since then – on the last occasion by Graypaul Ferrari in May 2018 at 23,341 miles – and is presented in immaculate condition.
132 1937 Bentley 4.25 litre Vanden Plas Tourer B179JY £120,000 £150,000 €135,600 €169,500 $153,600 $192,000 Dark Green over Dark Green leather. RHD. Surviving factory records show that the car offered here, chassis number ‘B179JY’, was delivered new on 14th May 1937 to Miss D Skinner of Haywards Heath, Sussex having been sold to Sir Sydney Skinner (then Chairman of Barkers department store), presumably her father. The car was delivered with a unique all-weather touring body by London-based coachbuilder Vanden Plas, a firm that had forged its not inconsiderable reputation by a most fortuitous alliance with Bentley, bodying some 700-or-so of the latter’s chassis during the 1920s, including the Le Mans team cars. The firm survived Bentley’s demise and resurrection under Rolls-Royce ownership, diversifying into other makes and resuming the relationship with its old partner to produce some of the most sublime designs on the Derby Bentley chassis. What makes this car’s body unusual is the fact that it was specified to be 4″ wider than standard, the bonnet being altered to suit – changes that contributed £45 to the final price of £1,705. In 1939, ownership passed to a Brighton pig farmer, who had an estate conversion grafted onto the rear of the original body, the boot section being removed in the process. It seems likely that this was done to take advantage of the additional wartime petrol allowance granted to ‘utility’ vehicles. In this form the Bentley was used and driven until it was placed in barn storage in 1970, remaining there until 1992. Rescued by Robin Moore, Specials Registrar for the Bentley Drivers’ Club, it then passed into the ownership of Benetton Formula 1 Team technician Robin Grant, an experienced devotee of the marque who had already restored two other Derby Bentleys. Fortunately, most of the Vanden Plas body had survived and was repairable, though a new boot section had to be fabricated to restore the car to original specification. Ravaged by woodworm, the original timber frame was replaced in its entirety, with all bodywork repairs and reconstruction being entrusted to Steve Penny of Vintage Carriage Bodies. The body was repainted by Julian Stokes of RS Restorations, while the owner attended to the restoration of the chassis and mechanicals himself. An electrically operated overdrive was fitted and a new hood frame fabricated – all 104 pieces – a process that involved much trial and error before the hood could be made to fold down flush with the body as its maker intended. With the frames of the winding windows swivelled out of sight, the result is an elegantly smooth waistline running from front to rear. Shortly after the restoration’s completion, ‘B179JY’ featured in an article by Mark Hughes in Classic and Sportscar magazine, a copy of which may be found in the comprehensive history file. The current vendor purchased the Bentley from Robin Grant in June 1998, since when it has been maintained in full working order, and is only selling it because a forthcoming house move will see him lose his six-car garage. Possessing unique coachwork by one of the most exceptional coachbuilders, and a fascinating history, ‘B179JY’ remains a rare and significant representative of one of most exclusive and desirable of all British Post-Vintage Thoroughbreds: The Derby Bentley.
133 1984 Ferrari 308GTSi QV 54903 £60,000 £70,000 €67,800 €79,100 $76,800 $89,600 Rosso over Crema leather. RHD. Representing the 308 in its ultimate, Quattrovalvole form, this right-hand drive example of Ferrari’s first Pininfarina-styled V8 road car was sold new in the UK in December 1984 and has belonged to the present owner since October 2001. The car is finished in classic Rosso with Crema leather interior, and looks just like the one driven by Tom Sellick in the American TV series, ‘Magnum PI’. Scarcely used since acquisition, apart from the occasional day out, the car has covered only some 37,400 miles from new and has been serviced throughout its life by recognised Ferrari specialists. The private vendor advises us that it performs perfectly and is a pleasure to own and drive, and is only selling the Ferrari because a forthcoming house move will see him lose his six-car garage.
134 1991 Honda NSX NA11001859 £38,000 £42,000 €42,940 €47,460 $48,640 $53,760 Red over Black leather. RHD. A desirable pop-up headlamp model (later versions had fixed lamps) this right-hand drive NSX was delivered new in Japan, though details of its ownership history there are not known and there is no service history. In December 2017 the car moved from Japan to the USA and had one owner there before finding a new custodian in Belgium, who is selling it in the UK as the car is right-hand drive. A fog light was added for the MoT test, which was passed on 19th September 2018 (expires 18/09/2019). The vendor advises us that the NSX drives very well: its engine very smooth and the gearbox changing without hesitation. On 5th October the car was driven without fault to the Goodwood Breakfast Club to be displayed at their ‘Japanese Sunday’ event, a distance of some 40 miles. Offered with an instruction manual (in Japanese) and the old US Certificate of Title, it represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the defining supercars of the 1990s at relatively modest cost.
135 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 850164 £130,000 £160,000 €146,900 €180,800 $166,400 $204,800 Metallic Blue over Black leather. RHD. According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, this E-Type was manufactured on 21st September 1961 as a right-hand drive open two-seater. The original colour combination was black with tan leather interior, while the original distributor was Henlys, London. The chassis number sequence of the right-hand drive roadsters began at ‘850001’, making this car the 164th made. The E-type was acquired by the current vendor in February 1985 having had three former keepers according to the V5C document on file. Also on file are numerous invoices relating to extensive renovation carried out over the course of the last four years. Mostly undertaken by Xtreme Jaguar Restorations Ltd of Woodchurch, Kent, these works have included an engine rebuild; carburettor overhaul; front suspension and steering rebuild; fitting a new bonnet frame; and a repaint. Accompanying bills for parts and labour total well in excess of £18,000. Last serviced in June 2018 (bill available), the car is described by the private vendor as in generally good condition. Electronic ignition is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
136 1987 Ferrari Testarossa 70623 Withdrawn #VALUE! €0 #VALUE! $0 Rosso over Crema leather. RHD. One of 7,177 produced between 1984 and 1991, this rare right-hand drive example of the legendary Italian supercar was delivered new to a Mr Ray of Auckland, New Zealand on 12th May 1987. The immediately preceding owner purchased the Ferrari from Park Lane Ltd in 2015. An enthusiast, he set about bringing the Testarossa up to perfection with no expense spared. Renowned Ferrari specialists, DK engineering, undertook the required works, which included the all-important change of cam belts (see their detailed invoice dated March 2015 in the accompanying history file). The current vendor purchased the car in May 2016. Offered with a V5C document and MoT to May 2019, this exceptional Testarossa would be the perfect addition to any collection of Ferraris and a guaranteed head-turner in any company.
137 1987 Mini Margrave Saloon by Wood & Pickett SAXXL2S1020338771 £20,000 £30,000 N/R €22,600 €33,900 $25,600 $38,400 Metallic Grey Brown over Beige. RHD. A letter on file from W J Furber Ltd of Shropshire states that the company purchased this Mini Margrave – reportedly the last built by Wood & Pickett – sometime between 1985 and 1988. Unregistered and unused at time of acquisition, the car remained with W J Furber until it was sold in 2013, passing its first MoT test on 18th November 2013 with only 61 miles recorded (the current odometer reading is circa 4,000). Its specification includes the following: Presented in excellent condition and driving well, this rare and highly desirable upmarket Mini is offered with its original black leather wheel, UK and continental front lights, sundry bills, some expired MoT certificates, DVSA MoT summary, V5C registration document, Belgian registration papers, and an illustrated valuation report (in French) compiled in September 2017 by Maxime Hubrecht, Expert Automobile.
138 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London – Edinburgh Tourer 48CE £300,000 £400,000 €339,000 €452,000 $384,000 $512,000 Bare Metal over Black leather. RHD. R-R USA chassis built in Derby UK, via J S Inskip to J W Hubbard, PA, USA (1), Locke Town Coupe coachwork fitted, Mrs W K Vanderbilt ’21 (2), unknown, William Small ’57, Pickup body fitted, stored for many years, shooting brake coachwork fitted, unnamed, CA, restored by Jonathon Harley, Bryan Richmond-Dodd, well maintained, Since 2016, the current owner has used the services and workshop of the National Motor Museum, whose work has included driver tuition for the owner’s chauffeur! Running well, as witnessed by Bonhams on a recent test drive, maintenance works have included fitting a replacement cylinder block (via a specialist), engine rebuild, tune and test (December 2017). A unique example with a fascinating history, this much-travelled Silver Ghost is offered with a V5C registration document and a history file containing copies of the original order form, chassis cards, etc. Bonhams would like to thank the Rolls-Royce Foundation for their help in the preparation of this description.
139 2013 Ferrari F12 192929 £150,000 £180,000 €169,500 €203,400 $192,000 $230,400 Grigio Silverstone over Nero leather. This superb left-hand drive example was delivered new in January 2013 via the official Ferrari dealer in Holland, Kroymans Automotive, and is presented in the tasteful colour combination of Grigio Silverstone with Nero leather interior, the latter featuring contrasting Bianco stitching on the optional Daytona-style electric seats. The interior is also equipped with stitched Cavallinos in each headrest; Bianco gauges; carbon fibre driver’s zone and dashboard inserts; LED shift light; and cruise control. Externally the car features Scuderia wing shields; AFS lighting system; Nero mirror inserts; front and rear parking sensors with rear parking camera; privacy windows and Grigio Silverstone brake callipers. In September 2017, the Ferrari was exported to the UK where it has had only one owner; it has covered a little over 7,000 miles from new and is presented in commensurately excellent condition having been serviced most recently by Dick Lovett, Swindon on 20th June 2018. It has full Ferrari service history and its service pack expires in 2020. Representing a wonderful opportunity to own one of Ferrari’s all-time-great, front-engined supercars, this stunning F12 comes with complete with its original book pack, tools, car cover and spare key, and is offered with a UK V5C registration document.
140 1966 Lotus Cortina BA74 4362065 £40,000 £50,000 €45,200 €56,500 $51,200 $64,000 White and Green over Black. RHD. This Lotus Cortina was restored in the late 1990s by two ‘performance Ford’ enthusiasts, Paul Edwards and Rob Sloan, and shortly after completion was featured in Classic Ford magazine (July 2000 edition, copy available). The car had been advertised in Classic Ford, and at the time of acquisition was finished in black with a brown vinyl roof. A copy of the Lotus Cortina Register newsletter on file reveals that the car had been rebuilt in 1977 around a genuine Lotus Cortina 125E bodyshell by its then owner, Mr Robert Yuill of Essex. Apparently, the bodyshell had been used for experimental purposes by an engineering company, and Mr Yuill had been able to obtain it when the firm went bust. Following the rebuild, the DVLA issued a 1977 registration, ‘TMP 86S’. Rikki Nock, Membership Secretary and Registrar of the Lotus Cortina Register, was able to confirm that this car’s chassis number (as recorded on the V5C document) relates to an example manufactured probably around November/December 1965, and that ‘4362065’ is the 2,065th right-hand drive example built. Eventually, and again with help from the Register, the DVLA issued a more appropriate age-related (1966) registration: ‘FHJ 246D’. When Messrs Edwards and Sloan returned the rebuilt car to the road circa 2000, it had been out of action for some 12 years. The current vendor purchased the Cortina at a UK auction in 2015, the previous owner, as listed on the accompanying V5C, being a Mr Meale of London, who acquired it in March 2004. The large history file contains a substantial amount of paperwork and all photographs taken while the car was undergoing its full restoration. The latter included the engine (rebuilt with ‘unleaded’ valve seats and ‘fast road’ cams), mechanicals, and body, the latter being refinished in classic Ermine White with contrasting green stripe. The files also contain the aforementioned press cuttings.
141 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph SCALA61E4XCH02042 £20,000 £40,000 N/R €22,600 €45,200 $25,600 $51,200 Black over Cream leather. RHD. The Rolls-Royce Seraph offered here was ordered by Lord Sugar and, carrying his personal registration, ‘AMS 1’, was used in the first episodes of the popular BBC TV series, ‘The Apprentice’. The car was registered to Lord Sugar’s Amstrad Industries up to 2002 when it was transferred to his personal ownership. In 2005 the car effectively changed hands for the first time, passing to one Stuart Fyfe, the registration changing to ‘S111 FYF’. Mr Fyfe kept the car until 2011 when it was acquired by the current owner, who registered it as ‘SSG 3’. Currently displaying a total of 79,854 miles on the odometer, this most imposing motor car is described by the private vendor as in ‘A1’ condition. Accompanying documentation includes a V5C document; current MoT; all expired MoTs and many bills; and full service history with Rolls-Royce dealers and recognised specialists. The car’s original ‘AMS 1’ numberplates are included in the sale.
142 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Phase II Roadster HBJ8L/34338 £72,000 £82,000 €81,360 €92,660 $92,160 $104,960 Dark Green and Black. RHD. An original right-hand drive car, benefiting from the optional heater and overdrive gearbox, both fitted from new, the Phase II offered here is a nicely presented two-owner example, the second owner having purchased it in 1982 with approximately 27,000 miles on the odometer. After a few years light motoring, and having become a very cherished possession, the car was sent to Denis Welch Motors in 1989 for an engine rebuild and full balance, and then onto a full restoration by Austin-Healey specialists JME, which was completed in 1991. Approximately £30,000 was spent on the rebuild, during which the odometer was replaced/zeroed. Since then the Healey has covered only 6,700 dry miles and been kept garaged. Finished in green with black interior, the car is offered with MoT to March 2019 and assorted paperwork including a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate; engine rebuild invoices; full details and invoices from JME; and a quantity of MoT certificates and old tax discs.
143 1933 MG J1 0490 BK £20,000 £30,000 €22,600 €33,900 $25,600 $38,400 Black over Red. RHD. One of only 380 built, this particular J1 Midget was delivered new via MG main dealer Hazlemere Motor Co Ltd to Jim Gammon, brother of racing driver, Ken Gammon. Its next owner, from 1937, was Leslie Hawthorn of The TT Garage. There is then a gap in the ownership history covering the war years before the MG re-emerged in 1947 in the ownership of one G J Roberts. Apart from the period 1951 to 1960, the car’s history is known thereafter. In 1986, Mr Holland saw the MG advertised for sale ‘fitted with a Ford 10 engine’. He travelled to South London and bought the car, which was a non-runner in need of full restoration, which was undertaken over the next six years. Mr Holland decided to keep the Ford 10 engine and in 1992 the resurrected MG was back on the road, rebuilt with a two-seater body and Morris hydraulic brakes to the front (see photographs on file). Purchased by the immediately preceding owner in May 1995, ‘APC 401’ came with the remains of the original J-Type engine, which has been rebuilt and was reinstalled in June 1996 (see photographs and bills for £5,000 on file). Various other maintenance tasks have been carried out over the years, including relining the brakes; fitting new kingpins and a new water manifold; and installing new carpeting. It is understood that the car has always run well, covering around 200 miles each year while with preceding owner. The current vendor purchased ‘APC 401′ at Bonhams’ Oxford Sale in December 2014 (Lot 316) and had the MG shipped to his home in Australia where it has continued to be maintained and serviced, including fitting a new fuel pump. Described as in good working order, this unique MG special is offered with an original sales brochure, old-style logbook, V5C document, and a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs. The extensive history file (viewing recommended) also contains receipts for works carried out and parts supplied by MG specialists Montlhéry Garage, Somerset Sports & Vintage, and South Cerney Engineering. via Bonhams Oxford ’14 $47k.
144 1922 Austin 20HP Tourer PCH597 £18,000 £20,000 €20,340 €22,600 $23,040 $25,600 Maroon and Black over Grey leather. RHD. Originally a landaulet, this Austin Twenty was used as a taxi in Bude, Cornwall by Messrs Edwards & Sons during its early life, and then in 1938 was converted into a lorry by a Mr Jennings. Stored at the outbreak of WW2, the Austin remained off the road until the current owner purchased it as a ‘barn find’ in 1969. The car was rebuilt as a tourer in 2011, retaining all of its original mechanical parts including the chassis, and has been fitted with an overdrive. Finished in maroon/black with grey leather trim, this striking Vintage-era soft-top is offered with an old-style continuation logbook and a V5C Registration Certificate.
145 1939 Bentley 4.25 litre Vanden Plas Tourer Rep. B7MX £120,000 £150,000 €135,600 €169,500 $153,600 $192,000 Red and Black over Beige leather. RHD. With its 4¼-litre engine, overdrive gearbox, and Vanden Plas-style touring body, ‘B-7-MX’ represents the Derby Bentley in its ultimate and most desirable incarnation. Copy factory chassis cards on file indicate that this original Bentley 4¼-Litre was fitted with engine number ‘K-9-BE’, which it retains. Completed by the Derby works and put on test on 17th February 1939, the rolling chassis was sent to Park Ward one week later and fitted with a four-door, four-light, saloon body. The completed car was finally tested on 2nd May 1939 and despatched to Rossleigh Ltd in Edinburgh where it was employed as a demonstrator, registered ‘CWS 1’. It is believe to be the first overdrive model sent to Scotland. The accompanying extensive history files are particularly worthy of inspection, and the car also comes with a V5C registration document. An early continuation buff logbook shows that by 1949 the Bentley was with Jack Barclay Ltd in Hanover Square, London. Subsequent owners are listed, and in 1954 the car was reregistered as ‘FWG 135’. The current owner purchased this MX-series Bentley from Mr Beeman Honess of Kent in the early 1970s. By this stage the car was a non-runner, but the underpinnings were thought to be quite solid and ripe for restoration. The entire car was carefully dismantled and the engine and many mechanical components sent off to various specialists such as Fiennes Restoration Ltd and S Brunt Ltd, with related invoices on file for engine rebuild work and numerous parts. At the time of restoration the original body was beyond economical repair; it was set aside and is included in the sale of the car. A new body was constructed by Crailville Ltd of Southall to replicate the extremely rare and sought-after sports touring coachwork by Vanden Plas, as ordered originally by the likes of Sir Malcolm Campbell. The restoration was completed in the late 1990s and the car reregistered as ‘MX 33,’ a rather nice number for an MX-series car. The current owner and his wife have enjoyed the ‘MX’ exactly as its maker intended, completing many trouble-free touring miles on the continent, the overdrive allowing for comfortable cruising speeds much as it would have done when new. Sold only due to the owner’s advancing years, this fine Derby Bentley offers the ultimate in Grand Touring comfort and style.
146 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 DHC S838988 £56,000 £62,000 €63,280 €70,060 $71,680 $79,360 Black over Red leather. RHD. Representing the XK150 in its ultimate configuration, this 3.8-litre drophead coupé was dispatched to Jaguar Cars, New York on 1st November 1960 and was one of the last 3.8-litre models manufactured. Only 677 XK150 DHCs were produced with the 3.8-litre engine, making it a particularly rare variant. Little is known of this car’s early history before it returned to the UK in 1990 and was converted to right-hand drive. Since then the XK has had only two owners, the most recent recorded keeper owning it for the last 19 years. The car is finished in black with matching hood and red interior – its original colour scheme. Various mechanical changes and improvements have been made including a manual choke; alternator conversion; upgraded front brakes; 15″ chrome wire wheels; radial tyres; oil filter conversion and Mocal oil cooler; Kenlowe thermostatic cooling fan; and a five-speed gearbox. We are advised by the vendor that the car performs well, with a very crisp gear change, and is in good condition overall. It has recently been checked through and serviced, and with a very nice interior is a car that can be used immediately while offering scope for further improvement if desired. It comes with a Heritage Certificate confirming the production numbers and a current V5C registration document. An opportunity to acquire a rare yet affordable XK150 3.8-litre drophead coupé.
147 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante V8COL/15036/LFA £65,000 £85,000 €73,450 €96,050 $83,200 $108,800 Crusader White over Burgundy leather. Left-hand drive chassis number ‘15036’ is one of the 439 ‘Series I’ cars built up to January 1986 which were fitted with Weber carburettors as standard (the ‘Series II’ used Weber fuel injection). The 36th production Volante completed, it was shipped new to the USA on 24th January 1979. The accompanying (copy) Car Record Card shows that this car was originally finished in Crusader White with Burgundy trim. Extensively restored during 2016/2017, the Volante benefits from upgraded brakes and cooling system; new hood; refurbished leather trim; reconditioned wheels; new interior wood veneer and steering wheel; new paintwork; and engine compartment detailing. All the mechanical work – replacing oils, seals, etc – has been carried out by a retired Aston Martin engineer. Related bills totalling more than £34,000 are on file, and the car also comes with a current MoT and a V5C document. Described by the private vendor as in good condition throughout, this beautiful Volante is ready to be enjoyed.
148 1973 Ferrari 246GTS 07176 £350,000 £400,000 €395,500 €452,000 $448,000 $512,000 Rosso Chiaro over Nero leather. RHD. A rare UK-supplied right-hand drive model, this exceptional Dino has belonged to the same family from new. One of only 235 RHD examples made, chassis number ‘07176’ was completed on 21st September 1973 and delivered new to Colonel Ronnie Hoare’s Maranello Concessionaires Ltd in Egham, Surrey. Its accompanying Massini Report also reveals that this car’s original colour scheme was Rosso Chiaro with Nero interior, and that it left the factory equipped with Cromodora alloy wheels. Maranello Concessionaires sold the Dino to Frank Sytner Auto, Nottingham in October 1973. Only one former keeper (the current registered keeper’s father) is listed on the V5 registration document, making this a rare single family-owned example. Between 2013 and 2017, the Dino was treated to a complete, bare-metal, ‘last nut and bolt’ restoration by independent Ferrari specialists, Hoyle Fox Classics, with every component either rebuilt or replaced. Works carried out included rebuilds of the engine and gearbox, and substantial repairs to the metalwork to remove any corrosion, while the interior was re-trimmed and the seats’ red cloth inserts changed to the more desirable all-black pattern. Only some 200 miles have been covered since the rebuild’s completion. Offered with restoration invoices and the aforementioned V5 document, this immaculately restored Ferrari Dino has to be one of the very best examples – if not the best – currently available and is worthy of the closest inspection.
149 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe 886967 £90,000 £110,000 €101,700 €124,300 $115,200 $140,800 British Racing Green over Cream leather. Delivered new to Jaguar of Eastern Canada in Montreal, chassis number ‘886967’ was imported from Vancouver, Canada and registered in the UK this year (2018) with all duties paid. All four Canadian owners are known (see list on file) and the car has covered a genuine circa 106,500 miles from new. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate records the original colour scheme as Opalescent Silver Blue with Maroon interior trim, and the first owner as one R E Udd. In 2003 a comprehensive ‘last nut and bolt’ restoration was commenced by the last owner (a professional engineer) and finally completed in 2009, since when the E-Type has covered only 500 dry miles. The car was restored to standard specification apart from two safety-related upgrades: four-pot Girling front brakes (early E-Types are well known for inadequate braking performance) and standard seats converted to ‘high backs’. A multi-bladed radiator fan has been added for improved cooling (another weak point) and, for convenience, a glove box has been fitted between the seats (as per later 3.8s and 4.2s). A new ‘dotted aluminium’ trim-panel for the transmission tunnel is included in the sale should the purchaser prefer the original look. The original valve radio is included, but not fitted, and the car could easily be returned to ‘factory’ specification if desired. Conversion to right-hand drive would be relatively straightforward and inexpensive. As a matter of interest, the current vendor purchased the 1961 Geneva Motor Show E-Type roadster, ’77 RW’, back in 1966 for £400 – a car now regarded as priceless – thus starting his 52-year addiction to early E-Types. Described by him as in excellent condition, this beautiful early E-Type coupé is offered with restoration photographs, a UK V5C Registration Certificate, and the aforementioned JHT Certificate.
150 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish SCFAC13363B500090 £65,000 £75,000 €73,450 €84,750 $83,200 $96,000 Grigio Titanio over Black leather. RHD. This Vanquish 2+2 is finished in Grigio Titanio with contrasting black leather upholstery and walnut dashboard and door cappings. Its specification includes the standard features listed above plus heated seats, Linn hi-fi, tailored Aston Martin over-mats, and 19″ multi-spoke alloy wheels. Described by the private vendor as in good condition throughout, the car has covered 34,559 miles from new and is offered with service bills, current MoT, a V5C registration document, and Aston Martin service history.
151 1913 Lancia Theta Morgan & Co. Coupe A1810 £40,000 £60,000 €45,200 €67,800 $51,200 $76,800 Green over Brown leather. RHD. Built on the short wheelbase chassis the Type A Theta offered here is believed to have been displayed at the London Motor Show in 1913, though whether it had been bodied by Morgan of Leighton Buzzard by that time is not known. No other similar Morgan body on a Lancia is known. This car’s early history is unknown prior to its discovery in the late 1940s at a garage in Theale, west of Reading, where it was in service as a breakdown truck. The Lancia was complete except for the rear dickey panel, which had been removed for towing purposes. In 1950 the Theta was purchased as a present for his wife, Marcia, by the late Arthur Jeddere-Fisher, former British Ambassador to Fiji and a VSCC lynchpin. The original dickey panel was found in nettles behind the garage and returned to the body, but the other rear seat arrangements have been modified. Originally the body had a high, sit-up-and-beg, folding seat; it had been removed as part of the truck conversion, and in any case was not suitable for transporting the J-F infants. ‘BH 2563′ was used and even raced by Marcia Jeddere-Fisher in all sorts of VSCC events from 1950 to 2000, but was stored in the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu while she was away in Fiji. With it Marcia won the Prescott Edwardian Handicap, and the VSCC and Light Car Edwardian Trophies. The car retains its original Rushmore 6-volt electric starter (in good order) and excellent Rushmore headlights. Flashing direction indicators were added and all original wiring replaced with a correct type cloth wrapped loom by Vehicle Wiring Services in around 2012, while the original Rushmore dynamo has been replaced with a more modern one driven off the prop-shaft. The electric windscreen wiper is original but covers the driver’s side only. The original hand-operated fuel pump is still fitted and working (when the engine is running, fuel pressure is maintained by a mechanical pump driven off the camshaft). The foot brake operates on the transmission while the handbrake operates on the rear wheels. Lined brake shoes from a later Theta are fitted (the originals were cast-iron). The original (835×135) tyres being unobtainable, the wooden Michelin wheels’ detachable rims have been modified to take the 820×120 size. All instruments are original but the speedometer’s trip recorder has not worked for many years, though the mileage total is fairly accurate. In 2005, the Theta was bought from Arthur Jeddere-Fisher by the present owner. Having broken a piston and valve, the original engine was then rebuilt by Roy Adnams using new Arias forged aluminium pistons and G&S valves. At around the same time, the front axle was rebuilt by Geoff Harris, the stub-axles being crack-tested, and the kingpins and bushes renewed. While in the vendor’s care, the Theta has continued to be used and enjoyed on VSCC light car events and family holidays. We are advised by the private vendor that the car will cruise comfortably at 50mph and that it still handles well at 65, while the excellent headlights are said to make night time driving a joy. A comfortable and very useable Edwardian (American ‘Brass Era’ eligible), this rare Lancia Theta comes with a V5C Registration Certificate and a substantial file of historical paperwork, including an account of its life written by Arthur Jeddere-Fisher.
152 2003 Porsche 911/996 Carrera 4S WPOZZZ99235605477 £25,000 £35,000 €28,250 €39,550 $32,000 $44,800 Arctic Silver over Black leather. RHD. The car offered here is a rare, UK-delivered, right-hand drive example of the normally aspirated, four-wheel-drive Carrera 4S model, which shared the Turbo’s chassis, brakes, and more aggressive-looking body. This example is exceptionally well specified and left the factory equipped with just about very conceivable ‘extra’ (full list available). Highlights include: Finished in Arctic Silver metallic with black leather interior, this manual transmission model has covered only 55,384 miles from new and comes with the all-important full service history with marque specialists (seven stamps), current MoT, and a V5C document.
153 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe 118029 £65,000 £75,000 €73,450 €84,750 $83,200 $96,000 Champagne Yellow over Black leather. Fully documented, this matching numbers Porsche 356B has had only six owners and comes with a large history file containing all receipts, records of works carried out, and details of ownership changes dating back to 1961. Restored in 2010 and presented in beautiful condition, it placed 2nd in class at the Porsche 356 Club Dana Point Concours d’Élégance in 2015. Fitted options include headrests, deluxe horn ring, luggage straps, driving lights, and a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. The current vendor purchased the car at Bonhams’ Olympia Sale in December 2016 (Lot 349) and it is being offered for sale due to a further house move by the consignor. Since then it has covered an additional circa 1,000 miles and is offered for sale fresh from a service carried out by marque specialists, PR Services. Finished in Champagne Yellow with black leather interior, its original colour combination, the car is offered with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, sundry restoration invoices, current MoT, and a V5C registration Certificate.
154 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Wilkinson Tourer 28HG £120,000 £150,000 €135,600 €169,500 $153,600 $192,000 White and Black over Black. RHD. Built on the long chassis, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ’28HG’ was delivered to coachbuilders Hooper & Co on 16th January 1923 for completion with a ‘closed body weighing approx 10 cwt’. Copy chassis cards reveal that the car was destined for Spain, being shipped from London to Boulogne on 5th July 1923 aboard the SS Whitgift. It first owner was one Lopez de la Camera in Madrid; he was followed by Juan Fabra of Barcelona and then His Excellency the Marques de Vilahur, also of Barcelona, who acquired the car in April 1929. By the late 1970s the Rolls-Royce had found its way to the USA, and in 1978 was owned by a Mr Benore of Ohio. The car returned to the UK in 2000 and was registered in this country on 26th September that year. Since then it has been owned by a Mrs Harper and the Bentley Wildfowl Motor Museum in Sussex. The Ghost currently belongs to a German enthusiast. The open tourer body currently fitted is by specialist coachbuilders I Wilkinson & Son of Derby. Noteworthy features include spoked wheels, two bench seats and two folding seats, retracted polished dashboard, polished mahogany trim, nickel-plated fittings, Waltham clock (working), electric starter, twin side-mount spares, intercom, rear fuel tank (with gauge), and a hand-operated horn. The engine was treated to a complete overhaul in 2017 and the car is described by the private vendor as in generally very good condition. Totalling €20,000, bills for the engine rebuild are on file and the car also comes with the aforementioned copy chassis cards, copy old V5, and a German TüV valuation report.
155 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Supersport Cabriolet WP0ZZZ91ZKS150914 £60,000 £90,000 €67,800 €101,700 $76,800 $115,200 Silver over Black. RHD. We are advised that only 16 right-hand drive Carrera Super Sport Cabriolets were sold in the UK, making this example a rare beast indeed. Special original specification features include the following: This comes with its original service booklet listing three owners and stamped on 13 occasions by Porsche main dealers and other specialists, the last stamp being dated 15th October 2018 at 24,430 miles. Finished in silver with black interior, this rare 911 variant is offered with the aforementioned history, factory build details, MoT to January 2019, and a V5C document.
156 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Phase I Roadster HBJ8L/26348 £38,000 £45,000 €42,940 €50,850 $48,640 $57,600 Red over Black. Its accompanying BMIHT Certificate reveals that this MkIII was built in right-hand drive form for the UK market and sold new via A C Bulpin & Sons Ltd, Newton Abbott. The original colour scheme was Healey Blue with matching interior and hood, and the car left the factory in April 1964 equipped with wire wheels, adjustable steering column, laminated windscreen, and an overdrive. ‘BAS 569’ was acquired by the current vendor in 1989 and has seen very little use over the course of the last 30 years, the recorded mileage rising from 19,199 in 1988 to only 19,880 today (see expired MoTs on file). No major works have been necessary, the Healey requiring only minor maintenance and the replacement of certain parts (radiator, sump, starter motor, etc) as evidenced by related bills on file. Described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition, the car is offered with a V5 registration document.
157 1936 Lagonda LG45 Rapide Replica 12091 £230,000 £290,000 €259,900 €327,700 $294,400 $371,200 British Racing Green over Green leather. RHD. It is no surprise that when saloon bodies started to fall apart on otherwise sound LG45 chassis, owners would choose to recreate the stylish Rapide. ‘EPC 44’ was just such an example. By the mid-1980s, the car was owned by David Hine, President of the Lagonda Club; he already owned an original Rapide, and using that as a template, commissioned Herb Schofield’s Oldham-based and appropriately named ‘Northern Lagonda Factory’ to carry out the work. The job took three years and was complete by 1990. Having an original car to copy made all the difference, as this car exhibits an astonishing level of attention to detail. The body shape is notoriously difficult to reproduce but this car has it just right and all the small details are there, including the hidden tool box in the boot lid and the correct bevel on the wood surrounding the instruments. In short, it is a very good one. David Hine kept the car until 1995 when it was sold by Porter’s of Kensington to a German enthusiast; it has remained in the same family ownership ever since, and during this period the Lagonda was periodically sent to Hoffman’s of Henley for servicing. Today ‘EPC 44’ still performs well and has a delightful patina that only adds to the feel of the car. The impressively weighty history file contains photographs of the restoration work, an old buff logbook, tax discs, MoTs, and invoices. This is a chance to acquire a very credible LG45 Rapide Replica that has retained its high specification Sanction 2 engine and its original and very appropriate registration number.
158 1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur BC145AR £90,000 £120,000 €101,700 €135,600 $115,200 $153,600 Light Green. RHD. Displayed on H J Mulliner’s stand at the 1960 London Motor Show, the Flying Spur offered here, chassis number ‘BC145AR’, was delivered new to Macready’s Metal Co Ltd of London N11 via Jack Barclay Ltd and registered as ‘786 BGK’ (copy chassis cards on file). The car’s subsequent owners are not known prior to 1996 when it was acquired by a Mr Strauss. A Mr Moore owned the Bentley from circa 2005, and the car has belonged to the current vendor since 2010. According to the V5C document, there have been eight former keepers. The extensive history file contains numerous invoices for work carried out by various specialists over the years, testifying to its owners’ fastidious approach to maintenance, which includes bills for a full specialist engine rebuild in 1997 costing £16,000. Since then the interior has been re-trimmed and extensive mechanical refurbishment undertaken. In addition, Goudhurst Service Station completed annual services from 2011 to 2016 costing £7,000. More recently, the Bentley has been looked after by renowned marque specialists, Frank Dale & Stepsons, some £20,000-plus being spent since 2017. The car was repainted in its original Sage Green exterior colour in the 1990s. In addition to the aforementioned bills, this supremely elegant Flying Spur comes with MoT test certificates dating back to 2009 showing the recorded mileage increasing from 61,920 to 70,588 in April 2018 when the last certificate was issued, amounting to approximately 1,000 miles per year.
159 1926 Dodge Fast Four Tourer A324590 £20,000 £25,000 €22,600 €28,250 $25,600 $32,000 Yellow and Black over Brown leather. RHD. This rare, right-hand drive Dodge ‘Fast Four’ would have been exported to the UK in chassis form for bodying in this country. It was originally owned by London-based author, Lesley Catchpole, who used it until the outbreak of war in 1939. Apart from a brief period in the early 1960s, the car is understood not to have been driven until it was sold at auction in 1987 following Mr Catchpole’s death in 1986. Its purchaser was the current vendor, who commissioned Mr Mike Vardy of Mottisfont, Hampshire to restored it. On the restoration’s completion 12 months later, the Dodge won the Class A category for pre-war cars at the Benson & Hedges Concours English National Final at Beaulieu and was ‘highly commended’ at the International Final at Syon Park (see press cuttings on file). Significant works carried out over the course of the last 30 years include a full engine rebuild in August/September 2012, which was carried out by Motor Engineer Robert Large with specialist machining by Thomas Hamlin & Co (bills on file). Representing a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of these rare and powerful Vintage-era tourers, this concours-winning ‘Fast Four’ is offered with a V5 registration document and the aforementioned paperwork.
160 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Barker Limousine GXB25 £25,000 £35,000 €28,250 €39,550 $32,000 $44,800 Grey and Black over Black leather and Fawn cloth. RHD. This 20/25 wears ‘Sedanca Limousine’ coachwork by Barker & Co of London, one of the finest of all British coachbuilders and a firm associated with Rolls-Royce from the latter’s earliest days. Chassis number ‘GXB25’ is a late 20/25 built on the longer chassis frame. The car is fitted with its original Series B2 engine, number ‘M4E’, the original dynamometer records showing it developed 60 horsepower at 3,000rpm. The chassis was despatched for bodying to Barker & Co on 13th November 1933. Special coachwork features included a bonnet 3″ longer than standard and twin side-mounted spare wheel carriers, giving the car a rakish look. The completed Rolls-Royce was delivered to its first owner, Mr Rowley of London, on 2nd February 1934. After WW2, ownership appears to have passed through a Mr Derricott to a Douglas Charles Pilkington in 1950, and then to Richard Pilkington of Totnes Motor Museum. The latter retained the car until 2004, since when it has been largely unused. The car is finished in grey with contrasting blue pin-striping on the doors and bonnet louvres. A wind-up internal division (with fold-down footrests) separates the front and rear compartments, the former being trimmed in black leather and the latter in fawn West of England cloth. The roof is covered in black leathercloth. ‘GXB25’ has been serviced at the vendor’s on-site workshop and is said to be running well and ready for immediate inspection, with no known mechanical faults. Original and un-restored, this imposing motor car would be an ideal entry for the ‘Oily Rag Run’ given its wonderful patina and state of preservation. It comes with a history folder containing the original registration details; an old-style buff logbook; a V5 registration document; and copies of the original factory build sheets, sales invoice and dynamometer test.
161 1973 Excalibur Series II Roadster 19731214 £60,000 £65,000 €67,800 €73,450 $76,800 $83,200 Beige over Cream leather. Powered by the optional 454ci (7.4-litre) 250hp V8 engine, this example was supplied new to the celebrated all-round entertainer, Dean Martin, via the authorised Excalibur dealer Charles Schmitt & Co of Beverly Hills, California. One of only 22 built in 1973, the Excalibur was a birthday present from Martin’s wife, Catherine Hawn. Its factory-fitted options include Frigiking air conditioning; power steering; power four-wheel disc brakes; removable factory hardtop and side curtains; Mota-Lita wood-rimmed steering wheel; dual side-mount spare wheels; whitewall tyres; and a Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo. This stunning Excalibur has covered a mere 20,932 miles from new and is presented in beautifully restored condition, finished in its factory-correct livery of Bamboo Cream with Royal Maroon fenders and tan leather interior. First registered in the UK (to the current owner) in April 2018, the car benefits from a recent service and is said to perform like new, though too fast for the elderly owner. Extensive documentation includes the owner’s manual; build and delivery documents from Excalibur (verifying Dean Martin as the original owner); old US title; a UK V5C Registration Certificate; and MoT to April 2019. Combining the looks of the Series I with the powerful 454ci V8 engine, the Series II Roadster is one of the most collectable models of the Excalibur marque.
162 1982 Mercedes-Benz 280TE Estate WDB123098822006088 £12,000 £16,000 €13,560 €18,080 $15,360 $20,480 Charmonix White over Black half leather. RHD. A good clean car, this example spent most of its life garaged at Sir Barry Gibb’s estate near Beaconsfield and is very original. It stayed in Gibb’s ownership until July 2017, almost 30 years. According to Gibb’s manager, they spent some time looking for a 280 TE, specifically with air conditioning – a rare optional extra – and purchased this one from its first owner early in 1988. Finished in Chamonix White with black half-leather interior, the car was also supplied with electric windows, central locking, and Mercedes-Benz mud flaps. ‘BAH 766X’ was used sporadically and only when the Gibb family returned from their home in Miami, Florida for summer vacations. Expired MoTs dating back to 1989 confirm the recorded mileage, although the speedometer was changed the year Gibb purchased the car, the original unit being faulty (details on file). The Mercedes is presented in very good order inside and out. Recent works carried out includes refurbishing the sills and re-upholstering the driver’s seat, while new parts fitted include a headlight lens; Alpine speaker system; Pioneer under-seat sub-woofer; and a period-style radio head unit. This car has featured in two magazine articles this year: one in Mercedes Enthusiast and more recently in a Classic & Sports Car ‘Giant Test’ with marque specialist Mark Cosavich (of W123 World). MoT’d to September 2019, it comes with the owner’s manual, service booklet, and two sets of original keys. Accompanying documentation includes the V5C Registration Certificate; some service history and the aforementioned MoTs; and a copy of the seller’s document and a signed photograph of the car, both from Sir Barry Gibb.
163 1969 MG MGB Supercharged Roadster G-HN4-U/175501 £15,000 £20,000 €16,950 €22,600 $19,200 $25,600 British Racing Green over Black. RHD. This much modified and improved MGB Roadster was exported new to the USA in May 1969, and in late 1997 was re-imported by Mr Gordon of Bristol. In October 1997, a ‘bare metal’ bodyshell restoration was commenced by A J Restorations, Dorset, which was completed in late 1998 (receipts and photographs provided). Registered in the UK on 24th November 1998, the MG was purchased in September 2000 by a MR Sweeting of Bexley, and 11 months later was bought by the current vendor. Since then a continuous programme of improvements has been undertaken, commencing in August 2011 when the engine, gearbox, overdrive, and clutch were replaced (all receipts on file). As well as a supercharger (fitted in December 2003) the 1,950cc engine’s specification includes a ‘Stage 1’ tune; mild road camshaft; 1¾” SU carburettor; Freeflow complete stainless steel exhaust system; and a multi-bladed cooling fan. The suspension too has been up-rated, featuring Spax adjustable shock absorbers and parabolic leaf springs at the rear (unused original specification rear dampers and springs are included). The brakes are servo assisted. Upgrades to the interior include a Kenwood radio/CD player fitted behind the original speaker grille and operated by remote control. The original Radiomobile radio is still fitted and lights up when the hidden Kenwood player is switched on! Custom made speaker housings have been fitted to accommodate new stereo speakers. There is also a Moto-Lita leather steering wheel (an unused standard wheel is included). The deluxe hood is made of mohair with contrasting interior lining and folding frame, while the hardtop boasts a leather-grained finish and electrically heated rear screen (the original Pacaway hood frame and vinyl hood are included). The car also comes with a mohair full size tonneau cover plus various spare tonneau covers, Rhino rain hood, cotton full-length storage cover, etc. Other noteworthy features include intermittent screen wipe, and automatic inspection lights in the boot and engine bay. Due to working abroad, the vendor had little opportunity to use the car, and in more recent years his health problems have meant that it has not had the use to justify all the time and money that has been lavished on it. Since 2007, the car has only covered 4,824 miles, and in the last five years, only 512 miles. Capable of surprising a lot of more-exotic machinery, this exciting MGB is offered with a BMHIT Certificate, V5C registration document, MoT to June 2019, and full service history since its restoration.
164 1933 Austin Seven Ulster Replica G20187 £8,000 £10,000 €9,040 €11,300 $10,240 $12,800 Bare metal over Red. RHD. Loads of fun and great value for money, this Ulster replica was built up from parts in 2016. New components used include the crankshaft, con-rods, pistons, cylinder head, brakes, radiator core, and tyres, while the chassis was repainted and the wheels re-spoked. Associated bills are on file and the car also comes with a V5C registration document, the latter incorrectly describing it as an ‘Austin Saloon Ten’.
165 2000 Morgan 4/4 Sports SA944180004D10716 £24,000 £28,000 €27,120 €31,640 $30,720 $35,840 Connaught Green over Stone leather. RHD. This example of the perennial Morgan 4/4 is finished in Connaught Green with Stone leather interior, the latter featuring a beautiful walnut dashboard. The car comes fully equipped with mohair hood, vinyl hood, tonneau cover, two heated waistcoats, radio/CD player, wire wheels, two sets of different wheels spinners, wooden spinner remover, spare wheel cover, sun visors, chrome luggage rack, upgraded wing and internal mirrors, and a chrome security box in the passenger foot well. For the last five years the car has been maintained and serviced by marque specialists Kevin Vernon at Tudor Motors and Mark Middleton in Upton on Severn, a former Morgan employee. The last major service was carried out two months ago, since when only some 200 miles have been covered (there were no MoT advisories). All tyres are in good condition and the car comes with a comprehensive history file. The private plate ‘W14 MOG’ is included in the sale.
166 1977 Ferrari 308GTB Vetroresina 20543 £110,000 £140,000 €124,300 €158,200 $140,800 $179,200 Rosso Chiaro over Nero leather. RHD. Only 154 vetroresina models left the factory in right-hand drive configuration, making it one of the rarest of Ferrari 308 variants Chassis number ‘20543’ was delivered new by H R Owen of Golders Green, London to its first owner, a Mr J L Patterson of Edinburgh. Date-stamped 27th July 1976, the original order sheet shows that the car left the factory finished in Rosso Chiaro with beige hide interior trim and matching carpets. Entered in the 1986 Benson & Hedges Concours in Cardiff by its then owner, a Mr Meak of Glamorgan, the Ferrari scored 282 points and came 7th in class. During 1990/early1991 the car was at Modena Engineering, which spent £18,000 preparing it for sale (bills on file). Later in 1991, the Ferrari, now with 23,800 miles recorded on the odometer, was purchased by Harrods’ famous CEO, Mr Mohamed Al-Fayed. In 2008, the Mr Al-Fayed family generously donated the Ferrari to a charity auction where it was bought by the next owner, who kept it until 2013. By then showing a total of 25,949 miles on the odometer, the car was sold to the immediately preceding owner, an employee of Mr Al-Fayed. In May 2014, the Ferrari benefited from a complete engine and gearbox rebuild by respected specialists, Formhalls. Engine work included new pistons, cylinder liners, bearings, and valves, the rebuild process being documented by an annotated photographic record in the history file and bills totalling some £10,000. Spellbound Cars undertook a full mechanical re-commissioning at the same time. In 2016, the Ferrari underwent a body restoration and re-spray in correct Rosso Chiaro and has also been fully re-trimmed in black leather with red carpets, these works being carried out by independent Ferrari specialists, Hoyle Fox Classics. Currently displaying a believed-genuine total of 26,200 miles on the odometer, the car comes with the aforementioned history file and its original instruction manual and service agents’ book in the Ferrari leather wallet. Meeting every discerning collector’s requirements in terms of ownership history and mileage, ‘20543’ represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a well-maintained and little used example of this most desirable version of the iconic 308 GTB.
167 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Coupe 2285482 £75,000 £100,000 €84,750 €113,000 $96,000 $128,000 Metallic Grey over Black. RHD. This original, right-hand drive BMW 3.0 CSL was purchased by the present owner in 2009. The car had been standing in a lockup garage for the preceding six years having been purchased as a restoration project by the previous owner, who never got around to starting it. ‘TLM 40M’ had been partially restored in 1989 when the engine had been fully rebuilt; only 2000 miles have been covered since then. The present owner had the car stripped down and soda-blasted; the two front wings were replaced, any corroded metal removed, and the body repaired. All mechanical components were either replaced or reconditioned, and a new interior and new dashboard installed. Over £50,000 has been spent on the restoration, as evidenced by invoices and photographs on file, and the private vendor advises us that the car now drives and handles beautifully. With only some 1,300 CSLs produced between 1973 and 1975 compared to over 19,000 standard CS/CSi models, these ‘specials’ will always be relatively rare, and today this ultimate BMW coupé is highly sought after
168 1957 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN4 BN4-O/45824 £36,000 £42,000 €40,680 €47,460 $46,080 $53,760 White over Red leather. RHD. This 100/6’s last owner looked at numerous disappointing UK-delivered examples before deciding to look further afield, discovering this very nice, well preserved, and highly original right-hand drive car in Australia. The Healey was purchased from the highly respected specialist dealer, The Classic Throttle Shop in Sydney, NSW. Well serviced since acquisition and used sparingly, the car is described by the vendor as in good condition throughout. Representing a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine right-hand drive example that has not suffered from the UK climate, this delightfully patinated and eminently usable Austin-Healey 100/6 comes with weather equipment and a V5C Registration Certificate.
169 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado 546254579 £60,000 £80,000 €67,800 €90,400 $76,800 $102,400 Red and White over White leather. Long, low and elegant, this wonderful Series 62 Eldorado Convertible dates from the middle of Cadillac’s spectacular ‘fins’ period. A classic Cadillac ‘rag top’, the car was imported into the UK in the early 1980s by a previous owner and restored to concours condition over a period of four years (see previous owner’s notes on file). These notes list the following equipment: power steering, power brakes, power seat, power windows, power convertible top, self-seeking radio (original), and factory fitted wire wheels. In 2010, the Cadillac was placed in storage with London Car Storage by the then owner, a Mr Shaker, from whom it was purchased by the current vendor in 2014. Kept stored by the vendor and described by him as in generally excellent condition, this beautiful Cadillac Eldorado convertible is offered with a V5 registration document.
170 1973 Aston Martin V8 6.0 Sports Saloon V8/10703/R £80,000 £100,000 €90,400 €113,000 $102,400 $128,000 Balmoral Green over Black leather. RHD. The car offered here was built and registered to its first owner in 1973, originally finished in Cornish Gold with black hide trim. Owned and maintained in Europe during the 2000s, the car has more recently been subject of substantial works carried out by renowned marque specialists Oselli Engineering in Buckinghamshire. Engine works carried out in 2016 included a complete rebuild and upgrade to 6.0-litre specification with new cylinder liners, pistons, timing chains, oil and water pumps, clutch, flywheel, Vantage-type 48mm Weber carburettors, and a large-bore sports exhaust system. Subsequently, in 2017, Oselli completely rebuilt the suspension, incorporating an up-rated front anti-roll bar, new springs, and Koni shock absorbers, while the braking system was upgraded with AP four-pot brake callipers and suitable brake pads. Oselli’s related invoices totalling £36,762 are on file. Since completion of the mechanical rebuilds, this rapid and exciting V8 has been used only for occasional trips, including a Continental tour. The Aston is only offered for sale due to the vendor’s purchase of a significant alternative car. Currently finished in Balmoral Green with black hide, this exceptional Aston Martin V8 comes complete with the aforementioned Oselli invoices; photographs of the engine rebuild; service invoices dating back to 2004; factory build records; V5C document; and a current MoT certificate. An exciting opportunity to own a well-developed and rapid Aston Martin V8 with ZF manual transmission, benefiting from substantial recent rebuilds and upgrades.
171 1950 Land Rover Series I 80″ Pickup 16101132 £20,000 £25,000 €22,600 €28,250 $25,600 $32,000 Green over Green. RHD. This early Land Rover was despatched new to the D H & A H Bloomer dealership in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and registered as ‘DJL 850’ in Holland, Lincolnshire on 29th November 1950. It appears that it was taken off the road in the early 1960s. In April 2004, ‘DJL 850’ was bought by the current vendor with the intention of bringing the vehicle back to its former glory. Over the next couple of years the Land Rover was totally dismantled; it turned out to have survived pretty well, retaining all of its original major mechanical components. All galvanised components were re-dipped for the restoration, the bulkhead being replaced and the chassis re-bushed and fitted with all new leaf springs and all new brake pipes and shoes. A new undercover hood and seats were installed, a new braided wiring loom fitted, and the bodywork finished in a lovely shade of deep bronze green. The original 1.6-litre engine is said to perform well on the road, making this a very usable Series I. Restored to a high standard, this charming and practical 80″ Land Rover is offered with a BMIHT Certificate and V5C document.
172 1971 Bentley T-Series Coupe CBH9242 £40,000 £50,000 €45,200 €56,500 $51,200 $64,000 Brewster Green over Black leather. RHD. Much rarer and arguably far more handsome than the Rolls-Royce version, this MPW-bodied Bentley two-door saloon comes with a copy of the original sale invoice and the full factory specification. Its first owner was one H Clark. The car was acquired by the present owner in 2008 having previously belonged to the Malaysian ambassador, during whose ownership it was maintained by Chelsea Workshop. Details of other owners are on file together with MoT certificates dating back to 1999 and service/maintenance invoices dating back to March 2008. Totalling circa £19,000, these invoices were all issued by marque specialists Frank Dale & Stepsons, and the car also comes with two fully stamped service books. Finished in Brewster Green with beautifully patinated black leather interior, this rare and desirable coachbuilt Bentley is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate and MoT to May 2017. The most appropriate Crewe-issued registration ‘4076 TU’ is included in the sale. via Bonhams Olympia ’16 $49k.
173 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220SEB Coupe 111021-20-052525 £16,000 £22,000 N/R €18,080 €24,860 $20,480 $28,160 Silver Grey over Grey leather. RHD. Dating from the penultimate year of production, this 220 SEb coupé was first registered in February 1964. Bought new by a titled lady in Sheffield, the car was used for two years of local trips and shopping, during which time it was driven by her chauffeur. The present owner bought the car from the aforementioned lady in 1966 and has owned it continuously to the present day. It has been used only for special occasions such as weddings, and in 1981 won the ‘S G Cup’ for the best Mercedes-Benz at the Bromley Pageant of Motoring. The Mercedes was garaged for several years while the owner was posted to Africa, and the total mileage from new is only 7,458. Described by the private vendor as in generally good condition mechanically, the car would nevertheless benefit from cosmetic refurbishment of the bodywork and interior. Expected to possess a valid MoT by time of sale, it is offered with a V5 registration document.
174 1980 Range Rover Classic 4×4 SALLHABV1AA/104400 £13,000 £16,000 €14,690 €18,080 $16,640 $20,480 Arctic White over Cream leather. RHD. This Range Rover’s accompanying BMIHT Certificate reveals that it left the factory on 1st April 1980 finished in Arctic White and was retailed via the Arlington Motor Company Ltd of Romford, Essex. The current vendor has owned ‘OOY 1W’ since June 2011. Described by him as in generally very good condition, with an all-new interior, the car is offered with a V5C registration document and the aforementioned BMIHT Certificate.
175 1990 Bentley Turbo R Saloon SCBZR03A2MCH34245 £15,000 £20,000 €16,950 €22,600 $19,200 $25,600 Black over Beige leather. RHD. This particular Turbo R was retailed via the SMAC Group PLC of Thorpe Bay, Essex and first registered as ’11 GRA’. The Bentley comes with extensive service history (14 stamps in the book) and has covered only 66,920 miles from new. Carried out in March 2018 at 66,564 miles, the most recent service included replacing the water pump, engine drive belts, front brake discs/pads, rear hydraulic gas springs, and air conditioning compressor, and remedying various minor faults (full details available). A sporting yet comfortable long-distance cruiser, this mighty ‘Blower Bentley’ is offered with current MoT, a V5C document, and the aforementioned service history.
176 1935 Humber 16/60HP Saloon £12,000 £15,000 €13,560 €16,950 $15,360 $19,200 Black and Cream over Red leather. RHD. This Humber 16/60 saloon was purchased by the vendor in May 2016 and has been used for wedding hire in recent years. Maintained by specialists DEW Car Services of Eynsham, this imposing post-Vintage saloon is running and driving well, ready to use and enjoy. The provision of an electric water pump is the only notified deviation from factory specification. Offered with a V5C document.
177 1938 Daimler EL 24 Limousine BN5308 £10,000 £15,000 €11,300 €16,950 $12,800 $19,200 Blue and Cream over Grey leather. RHD. An ideal formal car with internal division and occasional seating, this well presented EL24 limousine has been used for wedding hire in recent years, albeit sparingly. The rear passenger compartment has been re-trimmed in grey leather, while more recent works include refurbishing the wheels and a full engine rebuild undertaken by Bentley and Rolls-Royce specialists DEW Car Services of Eynsham. Driving very well, the car is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.
178 1924 Wolseley 11/22HP DHC 786A 2755 £12,000 £16,000 €13,560 €18,080 $15,360 $20,480 Silver, Grey and Black over Dark Green leather. RHD. The Wolseley Register has confirmed that this rare 11/22hp model was delivered on 1st December 1924. From the 1960s onwards it resided in Cardiff before being purchased by the current vendor in 1979. Apart from routine maintenance, any occasional engineering work has been entrusted to specialists such as Arthur Archer of Dunmow and Jonathan Wood of Little Stampford. Described by the private vendor as in generally very good condition, this delightful Vintage-era Wolseley is offered with a V5 document, MoT to August 2019, and an original instruction manual and spare parts list.
179 1970 Triumph TR6 CP5158401 £5,000 £10,000 N/R €5,650 €11,300 $6,400 $12,800 Black over Grey. RHD. The current vendor purchased this overdrive-equipped TR6 in May 1988 and drove it for a few months before commencing a ground-upwards restoration. Works carried out included sand-blasting the chassis and Waxoyling inside and out; replacing the front and rear wings; fitting new floor pans; rewiring the electrics; and a re-spray. The interior was not restored and now needs work to return it to acceptable condition. Restoration photographs and a video are available. On completion of these works the Triumph was placed in a dry garage, remaining there untouched for the next 29 years. In October 2018 the car was removed from storage and sent to marque specialists Enginuity, who got the engine running after its many years of inactivity. The car now starts and runs but it should be noted that that engine has not been converted to accept unleaded fuel. Accompanying paperwork consists of sundry restoration bills and a V5 registration document, and the car also comes with a (rare) factory hardtop (steel, in undercoat). The provision of non-standard alloy wheels is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
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