The Goodwood Revival is the third annual event on the Sussex, UK based circuit and one of the two that use the short Goodwood circuit. A 2.367 mile/3.809 km circuit in Lord Marches backyard, the circuit was well known in British racing circles during the 1950s and 60s with the semi annual TT and various non championship Formula 1 and 2 meetings. After nearly 30 years out of use, the success of the Festival of Speed lead to the revival of the Revival in 1998 and both the meeting and the coinciding events have gone from success to success. Bonhams have hosted sales in conjunction with the Revival since the start and have had plenty of success although the successes have been patchy due to a frequent lack of impetus from the organisers. Highlights have been the 2012 – 2014 sales which all grossed over $20 million while cars such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Type (2012), Alfa Romeo 8C/35 (2013) and Porsche 550RS (2016) have all been true stars. I am uncertain whether this year has the right cars for success but neither do I see it being a poor year.
Year – sold/ offered (%) – Gross Total (US$) – High sale gross (US$
2007 38/53 (72%) $5,166,301 $603,428 1929 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A
2008 46/69 (67%) $5,697,046 $877,884 1964 Porsche 904GTS
2009 53/66 (80%) $5,921,339 $523,487 1966 Aston Martin DBSC
2010 51/79 (65%) $5,694,977 $1,250,134 1953 Jaguar C-Type
2011 48/86 (56%) $7,393,504 $940,012 1971 Ferrari 365GTS/4
2012 65/86 (76%) $20,124,043 $4,543,394 1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type
2013 63/75 (84%) $21,519,271 $9,398,884 1935 Alfa 8C/35
2014 77/105 (73%) $24,515,357 $2,547,729 1936 Lagonda LG45R
2015 54/83 (65%) $16,758,352 $1,677,862 1965 Aston Martin DB5
2016 59/85 (69%) $15,883,826 $6,118,542 1956 Porsche 550RS
2017 77/112 (69%) $13,907,676 $801,155 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4
2018 75/115 (65%) $19,386,507 $1,768,108 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA
Two collections of cars highlight this years Revival sale, the first a selection of three hypercars. Ferrari launched the hybrid assisted V12 LaFerrari to compete with the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 and in doing so completed the trio of the worlds fastest supercars very nicely indeed. With almost 1000bhp, relatively lightweight and stunning looks the 499 examples were always going to sell out even at a MSRP of $1.5 million (£1.1 mil.) and went on to rave reviews from the auto media. For almost 18 months there was various rumours about an Aperta open top version of the LaFerrari and despite multiple denials, so it proved when the first of 210 cars was delivered, all of them pre-sold to a select group, including celebrity chef Gordon (f@#$%ing) Ramsay. Ferrari was concerned about brand damage from from speculators which reached its peak with the F40 in 1990 so the F50 was only leased to buyers although the contract did include provisions to take full ownership after a suitable period. By the time the Enzo came along, limited edition cars were big business for Ferrari so they began a system where anyone wanting a limited edition Ferrari had to retain ownership for 2 years or face excommunication although for whatever reason that didn’t stop Laferrari being advertised straight away, especially Arabian domiciled cars, whether real or not.
With deliveries only beginning in late 2016 the first batch of Aperta’ to come to market should be a few months away yet and the one and only sale so far has been one offered by Ferrari themselves at their RM Maranello sale in August 2017 which fetched $10.09 million so Bonhams have the pleasure of offering just the second to come to market. Who knows what the vendor wants for it but some context needs to be given to the $10 million sale since it was both for charity and a unique opportunity for someone that wasn’t on the list to get one of the 210 offered so would have received a major value boost. An unnamed Dubai collection is offering both this 2017 (how does that fit with the Ferrari sales ban?) LaFerrari Aperta but also a 2015 LaFerrari Coupe at £5 – 6.5 mil. ($6.4 – 8.4 mil.) and £2.3 – 2.8 mil. ($3 – 3.6 mil.) respectively. The former seems very expensive (perhaps a $1 – 2 million premium) although they may be expecting the same premium afforded the first LaFerrari to come to market while the Coupe is market priced at around the $3 million mark. The third supercar (likely from the same collection) is a 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport which needs little introduction although is offered here in 1200bhp/270mph/430kmh spec. Bugatti seem to attract an audience that like them to be bespoke so choose some wild colourschemes, no Ferrari owner would dare to be that bold, and this car is no different, offered in Chocolate Brown over Cognac. Bonhams are asking £1.4 – 1.9 mil. ($1.8 – 2.4 mil.) for this Veyron and this seems a bit rich, probably $200 – 300k too much, especially if the 20% EU import duties have to be added.
The works collection of royal Rolls-Royce is also on offer although these are an eclectic selection ranging across 50 years of the iconic British marque. Leading the way is the 1955 Phantom IV State Limousine on offer at £1 – 2 mil. ($1.3 – 2.6 mil.) which was one of a series built by Mulliner and Hooper for Royal use but retained by Rolls-Royce themselves although loaned to the Royal Household when needed. Delivered to the Royal Equerry in ’59 this car was sold back to Rolls-Royce when the Royal family no longer needed it (in ’99) and returned to its role in Rolls-Royces private collection. Any modern fans of the Royalty might note that this is identical to the car in which Meghan was driven on her wedding day and as such this is the very essence of a unique opportunity. Normal Phantoms are relatively rare but worth little although they don’t have either the Rolls-Royce or the Royal connection so I can see this one making the estimate range, maybe even more. Also on offer is a 1979 Phantom VI Limousine from the Rolls-Royce demonstration fleet which was also loaned to the Royal Household and is priced right at £400 – 600k ($520 – 780k). Further Rolls from the works collection include:
- 1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV DHC – Est. £200 – 250k ($260 – 325k). The Rolls demonstrator, offered by Bentley Motors. Unique and probably market correct.
- 2002 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible – Est. £180 – 220k ($234 – 286k). The final Crewe built Rolls. Very highly specced. Market correct.
- 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary Limousine – Est. £80 – 100k ($104 – 130k). Rolls collection car used by the RREC and believed to have been loaned to HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. As a Rolls Silver Spur, worth perhaps half of this, as a ex Diana Rolls, could be worth double or even triple. Wonderful stuff.
There are some delightful prewar cars on offer, my personal highlights are:
- 1924 Bugatti Type 13 Brescia Sports – Est. £380 – 400k ($494 – 520k). Believed to be based on the remains of the original #2058, restored to original form with OEM parts. Accepted by the BOC, it is eligible for everything and the price is bang on market.
- 1924 Bugatti Type 30 – Est. £400 – 600 ($520 – 780k). A lovely straight 8 powered Type 30 with sporty bodywork and competition spec. Almost totally original except for its tail. Slightly above market for the Type 30 but not risk.
- 1926 Sunbeam 3 litre Super Sports Tourer – £180 – 240k ($234 – 312k). Sir Henry Segraves Sunbeam, shown at the Olympia Motor Show, restored from derelict condition, beautiful car and worth the money.
- 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Barker Sedanca Coupe – Est. £300 – 400 ($390 – 520k). A beautifully elegant full custom Phantom II on the sporty Continental chassis with sedate rather than sporty coachwork. Priced right for the condition.
- 1934 MG KN Sports to K3 spec. – Est. £150 – 170k ($195 – 221k). A gorgeous little MG that was upgraded to K3 spec in approx. ’47, more recently rebuilt with 1100cc N-Type engine. Market correct.
- 1934 Aston Martin 1.5 Litre Mark II Short Chassis Tourer – Est. £230 – 260k ($299 – 338k). A nice Short Chassis Tourer. Great condition. Priced right, maybe a little cheaply.
- 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Hooper Sports Saloon – Est. £130 – 170k ($169 – 221k). A proper, late 1930s Roller with lovely coachwork that blends the staid and sporty. Perhaps a touch expensive.
- 1937 Jaguar SS100 3.5 Litre – Est. £400 – 500k ($520 – 650k). A very early 3.5 litre SS100, lovely car with lots of expensive maintenance. Lightly updated but no damage done. Market correct price, perhaps a little cheap.
Mid century cars abound and some are absolutely fascinating. Among the most interesting are:
- 1948 Aston Martin DB1 – Est. £220 – 280k ($286 – 334k). A fascinating Aston, their first postwar car. Well maintained, rather than restored. So rare its hard to know but seems kinda cheap.
- 1951 Allard J2 – Est. £110 – 130k ($143 – 169k). A neat Allard, very pure example of the type without the accoutrements seen on the J2X. Likely to be great fun and lots of potential use.
- 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback – Est. £700 – 800 ($910k – 1.04 mil.). A gorgeous Continental with the superb Mulliner coachwork. Market correct for a RHD example. Charity lot so could go much higher.
- 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark I Coupe – Est. £170 – 220k ($221 – 286k). A typically British Aston with decent spec. Interesting race history and provenance. A good example, market priced.
- 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 DHC – Est. £230 – 260 ($299 – 338k). A beautiful car in good condition. Desirable. Under market price.
- 1956 Fiat Bartoletti Tipo 642 Transporter – Est. £500 – 600k ($650 – 780k). Wonderful transporter, used by Maserati, Scarab, Shelby, Alan Mann and Steve McQueen. Discovered in the USA and restored at enormous cost. Expensive but so worth it. Sold for $1 million at this sale in 2015 and try to find another vehicle with the same heritage for less.
- 1957 Bentley S1 Continental 2 door Saloon – Est. £300 – 350k ($390 – 485k). A nice big Continental, lots of stylish driving quality here. Seems pretty expensive.
- 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Est. £700 – 800k ($910k – 1.04 mil.) A nice but not perfect example that had damage in period and significant chassis replacement A good but not perfect example that presents well. Priced correctly at the low estimate.
- 1960 Aston Martin DB4 semi GT – Est. £600 – 700k ($780 – 910k). A “stunning” recreation of a DB4GT based on a standard DB4 chassis. An expensive conversion but still I struggle to see any value at this price.
- 1962 Tojeiro EE-Ford Coupe – Est. £400 – 500k ($520 – 650k). One of three Ecurie Ecosse team cars. Raced by Jackie Stewart and others, discovered in poor condition and properly restored like new. Double market value.
- 1964 Lang-Cooper II Group 7 – Est. £250 – 300k ($325 – 390k). A unique one off race car, part based on a Cooper Monaco with Chev V8 and later Ford V8 power. Restored and vintage raced more recently. Eligible for every race event. Market correct.
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 – Est. £650 – 750k ($845 – 975k). Good looking DB5 in great colours. Restored by Desmond Smail, Very high quality. Market correct.
- 1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso – Est. £1 – 1.5 mil. ($1.3 – 1.95 mil.). Nice, sporty looking example. Said to be well maintained by 1 owner for 46 years but needs to be checked out. New market price for a good original Lusso.
- 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA – Est. £1.2 – 1.5 mil. ($1.56 – 1.95 mil.). A gorgeous, proper race spec. Cobra that is said to have survived in relatively original spec. Eligible everywhere and market correct price.
- 1968 Ford P68 F3L Group 6 – Est. £500 – 700k ($650 – 910k). 1 of 3 built for Alan Mann, said to be somehow associated with the ’68 race car #002 but likely all new in either ’69 or 70s. Decades with David Piper, most recently restored by Gelscoe at great expense. Extremely competitive in the Peter Auto Classic Endurance Series. Comparable to the Lolas that abound in that series and market accurate as such.
Modern classics range from race cars to supercars. Highlights are:
- 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 – Est. £1.2 – 1.5 mil. ($1.56 – 1.95 mil.). The final, race winning and very quick Group C TWR works Jag, restored by TVR and more recently JD Autos, ready to race. Market correct price.
- 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4SV – Est. £220 – 260k ($286 – 338k). 1 of just 186 examples. RHD. Fine example. Market correct.
- 2018 Honda NSX – Est. £115 – 150k ($149 – 195k). Gorgeous and very quick hybrid supercar. Big discount from new. Likely market correct.
Affordable classics are a eclectic bunch. Highlights include:
- 1963 Huffaker Genie Mark IV/V – Est. £15 – 18k ($19,500 – 23,400). A fascinating little racer, totally original and complete with a Alfa 1300cc engine and Hewland Mark 5 transmission. Highly eligible for everything. Will be an expensive project or a do it yourself for a mechanic.
- 1980 Bristol 412 Targa – Est. £15 – 20k ($19,500 – 26,000). Big, serious Bristol, similar to the contemporary De Tomaso and Maserati. Said to have been well maintained, this would be an unusual option for a collector with style. Seems cheap enough.
- 1957 Land Rover Series I 4×4 – Est. £25 – 35k ($32,500 – 45,500). Highly usable, restored Landy with a interesting history. Market correct,
- 1959 BMC 5 Ton Race Transporter – Est. £45 – 60k ($58,500 – 78,000). Big race transporter that compares well to the Fiat above although doesn’t have the same history. A quirky truck and a brilliant vehicle to transport some race cars. Market correct.
- 1967 Morris Mini Traveller 1275cc – Est. £50 – 60k ($65 – 78k). Beautiful and unique Mini with incredibly high spec but seems crazy expensive
- 1957 Allard Palm Beach Mark I Convertible – Est. £60 – 70k ($78 – 91k). A good examples of the type and a fun sporty car, likely not quick but still lots of fun. Seems pretty cheap.
- 1971 Ford Escort RS1600 Mark I – Est. £75 – 100k ($97,500 – 130,000). Genuine works rally team car, raced by Makinen, Clark and Glemser. Restored and ready to run. Slightly cheap.
- 1962 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Sports Saloon – Est. £90 – 120k ($117 – 156k). A nice car in good condition. Good driving and no harm at this price.
- 1937 Bentley 4.25 Litre Vincents Woodie – Est. £100 – 125k ($130 – 162k). A great Woodie on a Bentley chassis. Absolutely unique and lots to like. Seems priced right but impossible to say.
Bonhams Goodwood sale saw a select group of consignments on offer and almost a return to the glory days with $19.387 mil. worth selling, the fourth best result ever, based on a, pretty average for the sale, 65% sellthrough rate. What was interesting about this nearly $20 million sale is that most sales of this calibre have at least one true marque lot selling for $3 million or more whereas Bonhams achieved the figure with the top sale a $1.768 million Shelby Cobra, which means their gross per car was higher than average. Indeed that Shelby Cobra is one of the best examples extant with excellent contemporary race history in the hands of Tom Payne including two efforts at the famed Bahamas Summer meets, it also has impeccable provenance and mechanical heritage while the condition was perfect. This is one Cobra that would be welcome at any concours or race meet so if any Cobra was ever worth this amount its this car and good buying even at this mid estimate price.
A few cars did sell very well with the 1951 David Brown T.V.O. Cropmaster Tractor fetching £30k ($39k or 199% above high estimate), 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I Roadster at £20k ($26k or +102%), 2002 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph at £138k ($180k or +38%), 1951 Allard J2 at £172k ($224k or +33%), 1937 Jaguar SS100 3.5 Litre at £631k ($821k or +26%), 1948 Aston Martin DB1 at £345k ($449k or +23%), the ex Keith Richards 1972 Ferrari 246GT at £443k ($576k or +11%), 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe “Lightweight” Rep. at £236k ($307k or +7%). Mid estimate sellers included the 1968 Ford P68 F3L Group 6 at £511,750 ($665,805), 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Barker Sedanca Coupe at £345k ($449k), semi resto mod 1960 Aston Martin DB4 semi GT at £563,500 ($733,134), 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at £754,200 ($981,241), 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X Pack at £345,000 ($448,857) and 1924 Bugatti Type 30 at £540,500 ($703,210).
Every recent auction has struggled to get cars across the line and this sale was no different, the 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 sold at £1.191 mil. ($1.549 mil. or 1% below low estimate), 1956 Fiat Bartoletti Tipo 642 Transporter struggled to sell at £402,500 ($523,667 or -20%) while the 1955 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Limousine was surprisingly low priced at £800k ($1.04 mil. or -20%). No sales have also been prevalent recently and some of the usual suspects were also hard sells here, the 1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso failed at a reported high bid of £880k against a £1 – 1.5 mil. estimate, the very special 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster failed at £450k against a £500 – 600k estimate, 1964 Aston Martin DB5 at £560k against £650 – 750k and 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback at £600k against £700 – 800k. Perhaps the biggest harm to the sale was the three big modern collectibles that featured heavily in the sales marketing which all failed, the 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta £4.51 mil. against £5 – 6 mil., 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari at £2 mil. against £2.3 – 2.8 mil. and 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport at £1.2 mil. against a £1.4 – 1.9 mil. estimate.
As it was this sale was the first held under the auspices of the new ownership and was an absolute success.
Key – Lot# – Description – Chassis # – Low/ high estimate (UKP) – N/R = No reserve – Gross sale (UKP/EUR/US$) – +/- Price versus estimate
201 1963 Huffaker Genie Mark IV/V MkIV.07 £15,000 £18,000 £10,925 €12,237 $14,214 -27% White racecar. A 1999 letter from Huffaker Racing states that production of the MkIV, MkV, and MkVI amounted to ten, ten, and one respectively, making the car offered here rare indeed. This Genie had been owned in the USA by Paul Merrigan for five years before being purchased in Palm Springs, California in June 2013 and shipped to the UK. Mr Merrigan had purchased the car intending to rebuild it for SCCA racing, but restoration of an important Maserati A6G took precedence. Unfortunately, Huffaker did not number their early chassis, which became a customs issue when the time came to export this example to the UK. The chassis number ‘MKIV.07’ was arbitrarily chosen to resolve the matter (UK import duty has been paid). Offered for restoration, this rare American sports prototype comes with two Alfa Romeo four-cylinder twin-cam engines (one 1,300cc the other 1,600cc),a Hewland MK 5 gearbox/transaxle.and a comprehensive list of parts and spares in boxes. Always a family owned business Huffaker Engineering continues today as a successful American race car operation with its base at the Sonoma Racetrack in California. Joe Jnr has succeeded his father and among the many race car projects has enthusiastically embraced the restoration of their historic production Genies, Just six early Genies are known with four being fully or partly restored at the Huffaker facility in recent years.
202 2003 Aston Martin DB7 GTA SCFAB12323K303822 £38,000 £50,000 £24,150 €27,051 $31,420 Mid Charcoal over Red leather. RHD. One of only some 300 GT/GTA models built, this automatic example was purchased by the current vendor in 2017, together with a manual transmission example, from independent Aston Martin specialists, McGurk Performance Cars. The DB7 was serviced and MoT’d by McGurk prior to delivery and since then has been looked after by the vendor’s personal mechanic. Little used and sold only because the vendor is thinning out his collection, this exciting Aston Martin supercar is offered with current MoT and a V5C Registration Certificate.
203 1944 Willys Jeep 4×4 MB318198 £20,000 £25,000 £27,600 €30,916 $35,909 10% Military Green over Green. This Jeep’s data plate shows a delivery date of 21st April 1944 while the V5C document records the date of first registration as 1st January 1944, an obvious mistake as, being a military vehicle, it would not have required civilian registration. Its history from 1944 to 2008 is not known. On 1st July 2008 the Jeep was acquired for his own use by David Roe, an experienced restorer of military vehicles. It was then that it was first registered in the UK. Mr Roe restored the bodywork and rewired the electrics using period-correct cabling, converting the system to 12 volts. After the vendor acquired the Jeep in August 2015, the gearbox failed and was rebuilt by Jeep specialists Jeffrey Engineering. It was then discovered that the cylinder block (dated 1942 and probably a service replacement) was frost damaged and unserviceable. Jeffrey Engineering then completely rebuilt the engine using another 1942 block, and also fitted a new carburettor. Since then the Jeep has been used regularly, proving trouble free. It is painted in the markings of the US Eighth Air Force, which was based at Goodwood for part of WW2. Offered with restoration invoices (only for the work done under the current ownership), this expertly restored Jeep would be ideal period transport for next year’s Goodwood Revival meeting.
204 1951 David Brown T.V.O. Cropmaster Tractor P37180 £8,000 £10,000 £29,900 €33,492 $38,901 199% Red over Black. Definitely a cut above the average ‘Fergie’ and guaranteed to excite the more-knowledgeable enthusiasts at your local agricultural show, or even at Aston Martin gatherings, this David Brown Cropmaster is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine driving via a three-speed gearbox. It can be switched to run on paraffin once the engine is hot. The Cropmaster was acquired by the current vendor in February 2014, having been restored by the previous owner immediately prior to purchase. Since acquisition it has been kept on display, seeing little use, and is presented in commensurately excellent condition. It should be noted that there is no V5 registration document with this Lot and that the registration ‘NTU 195’ (believed original) is not recorded on the DVLA computer.
205 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I Roadster AN5/23833 £7,000 £10,000 £20,125 €22,543 $26,183 102% A very nice example of the much loved ‘Frog Eye’ Sprite that brought affordable sports car motoring to so many enthusiasts, this example was professionally restored in the late 1980s/early 1990s by Mr John Skeggs before passing into his wife’s ownership in December 1995. Its previous ownership history can only be traced back as far as March 1977 when the Sprite, then registered ‘RCH 900’, was owned by a Mr David Hollis of Anstey Heights, Leicester. The current vendor purchased the car from Mrs Skeggs in May 1999. Described by the private vendor as in generally very good condition, this charming ‘Frog Eye’ is offered with copies of old V5 registration documents, a current V5C Registration Certificate, and an old-style continuation logbook (issued March 1977).
206 1957 Land Rover Series I 4×4 111701995 £25,000 £35,000 £21,850 €24,475 $28,428 -13% Dark Green over Blue. RHD. This petrol-engined Series I on the 88″ wheelbase chassis was built in December 1956 and despatched to Halesowen Engineering Company Ltd, Halesowen in March 1957. It was supplied to the Home Office Civil Defence department as part of the last ‘SXF’ batch ordered and was sold off a few years later as the Civil Defence programme was being wound down. The vehicle was professionally restored in 2014 while in the hands of the previous owner, Richard Lawton of Kirriemuir, Dundee and was sold to the current vendor in July 2015. Presented in beautiful condition, the vehicle is offered with restoration invoices, a BMIT Certificate, copy old V5 and current V5C registration documents.
207 1929 Willy-Knight Model 70B Saloon 70B-93823 £20,000 £30,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Dark Brown and Black over Brown. RHD. This six-cylinder Willys-Knight saloon was sold new in New Zealand in June 1929 to one Wilfred Langford Minson and comes with its original registration document listing a further seven owners (including motor dealers) up to August 1964. The car was still in NZ as late as the 1980s, as evidenced by documentation on file, and was restored in that country before making its way to the UK. The previous owner, Anthony Power of Hawbridge, Cheshire acquired the Wills-Knight in July 1992. ‘DS 9932′ has belonged to the current vendor since August 2001. The vendor advises us that the car is in generally good/very good condition, the engine pulling well and emitting no smoke when warm, and that it will cruise happily at 50mph all day. The dynamo has been rewound and changed from three-wire to two-wire, and the electrics further upgraded with an electronic voltage regulator and LED bulbs. Described as very useable in all weathers and a very comfortable ride, this rare Willys-Knight is offered with a V5C registration document and four folders of history relating to its life and restoration in New Zealand (inspection recommended).
208 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe 1E20199 £60,000 £80,000 £88,550 €99,188 $115,207 11%
209 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer 589 £200,000 £250,000 £189,750 €212,545 $246,872 Mid White and Black over Red. RHD. W H B Moorehead (1), unknown, Heywood family, Ireland ’45, Mr J V Sandbach ’48, Mr G C Pyle ’55, Maxwell Gilbert, Bob Ward ’63, stored for many years, recommissioned with replica Vanden Plas coachwork fitted, vendor ’00. In December 2000, Bob Ward offered the Bentley for sale at auction and it was purchased by the current vendor. The catalogue description at that time stated that the pistons had been replaced two years previously and that the car was fitted with a rare 6½-Litre rear axle. Since then the dynamo has been changed from three-wire to two-wire; an electronic voltage regulator fitted; and 12-volt LED lighting adopted. We are advised that the battery now charges when all the lights are on. The vendor describes the Bentley as in generally good condition – with a very good engine displaying excellent oil pressure – and says that it drives well.
210 1961 Jaguar Mark II 3.8 Saloon 204592DN £25,000 £35,000 £27,600 €30,916 $35,909 Mid British Racing Green over Green leather. RHD. Representing the Jaguar Mark 2 in its ultimate 3.8-litre/overdrive configuration, this example was first registered to the current vendor in April 1991 having been extensively restored in the 1980s. He advises us that the Jaguar has given him much pleasure and never let him down. Described as in generally good condition, the car is offered with old/current V5C documents. The sensible addition of an electronic voltage regulator is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
211 1968 Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior AR169501 £28,000 £35,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Bianco over Nero Skai. RHD. According to Alfa Romeo Automobilismo Storico, this Spider Junior was manufactured in right-hand drive configuration on 16th July 1968 and sold on the 1st August ’68 to Alfa Romeo, London, UK. The original colour scheme was Bianco Spino with nero skai interior, the same as it is today. During the previous owner’s custodianship of 11 years, much restoration work was carried out on this obviously cherished Alfa. Some measure of this car’s quality may be gained from its record in concours competitions, which includes class wins in the Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club concours in 2009 and 2012, and being judged Overall Concours Champion by the AROC in 2015. The current vendor bought the Alfa from Southwood Motor Company in May 2016; a full service, replacing numerous minor components, and fitting new front tyres being carried out as part of that purchase. The car is presented in outstanding condition both mechanically and cosmetically, and is said to drive beautifully too. Exceptionally well documented, it comes with a most substantial history file containing the aforementioned Alfa Romeo authentication, sundry restoration invoices and photographs, UK V5C document, MoT to May 2019, and details of all works carried out over the last 35 years. With only 179 right-hand drive Spider Juniors manufactured, of which relatively few survive, ‘EHN 312H’ represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of these rare and desirable Italian sports cars.
212 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Split Screen Campervan 958756 £38,000 £45,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Baby Blue and White, this right-hand drive, 13-window, split-screen camper van was purchased by the current vendor in 2016 having already been fully restored by the previous owner. Noteworthy features include a 1,600cc air cooled engine; rack-and-pinion steering; all new window and door rubbers; full width ‘rock ‘n roll’ bed; full leather upholstery throughout; and a bespoke interior which includes an oven and sink. There is also a ‘leisure’ battery with split-charge relay and trickle charger integrated with the 240-volt mains hook up. Offered with current MoT and a V5C document, this beautiful VW camper is the perfect way to enjoy the Goodwood Revival and other prestigious motor sports events.
214 1965 Cooper T76 Formula 3 F3-16-65 £30,000 £40,000 £32,200 €36,068 $41,893 Mid Stockbridge Racing (1), Zolder GP ’65 Banting 4th, Monaco GP ’65 Banting DNF, La Chatre ’65 Banting 3rd, Lottery GP ’65 Banting DNQ, Coupe de Vitesse ’65 Banting DNF, Rouen GP Banting DNS, Cascais ’65 Banting 1st, Karlskoga ’65 Banting DNF, Copenhagen GP ’65, Knutstorp ’65 Banting 2nd IH, Karlskoga ’65 Banting 3rd, unknown. As presented today this ex-Stockbridge Racing team, ex-Rodney Banting Cooper T76 is described by the vendor as being in generally “very good” condition, and other than specified above with no post-period modifications from accepted works standard. After the 1965 racing season the car was sold to Sweden where for three subsequent years it was campaigned by Roland Lowgren. During that period we understand that the cylinder head was modified to breath through a downdraught Weber carburettor “to keep up with the Brabhams, Lotuses and the Tecno of Ronnie Peterson…”. We are advised that the present vendor acquired the car as long ago as 1987, and that he has restored it to as close to original specification as possible – while using assorted new parts provided by leading specialists Geoff Richardson and Hoole Racing. Back in period the Cooper T76 featured revised front suspension rocker-arm leverage operating on a ratio of 2:1 instead of 3:1, which promoted improved damper life and more precise control compared to the previous year’s customer T72 model… Anti-squat geometry was removed from the rear suspension while adjustable Armstrong telescopic dampers replaced the inverted non-adjustable type used in the Type 72 cars. The damper-foot also picked-up further inboard on the lower wishbone suspension member to set the damper barrel more vertical than had previously been the case. Long front suspension radius rods trailed from the outboard ends of the front rocker arms to anchorages abreast the dash panel on the top chassis frame longerons, reacting braking forces more efficiently into the chassis frame. Adjustable anti-roll bars became standard both front and rear. A choice of BMC and new Cosworth-Ford MAE in-line 4-cylinder 1-litre engines could be specified, and after Jackie Stewart’s fantastic career-building exploits in the 1964 Cooper-BMC T72s run by Ken Tyrrell’s team, the Hollyfield Road factory’s order book bulged with interest in 19 new T76 cars including the outstanding example now offered here.
215 1955 Jaguar XK140 Competition Coupe 804394 £60,000 £90,000 £44,166 €49,472 $57,462 -26% Dark Grey Metallic over Red leather. RHD. This well-known and hugely successful XK140 was converted for competition purposes by highly respected XK specialist, Trevor Groom, and made its racing debut, driven by him, in the 2001 Jaguar XK Challenge. Chosen for its solid and rust-free chassis, ‘804394’ was initially built to comply with the Challenge’s ‘Class A’ regulations for mildly modified cars, with preparation being limited to a thorough going over and fitting disc brakes all round. Soon afterwards, twin 2″ SU carburettors replaced the original 1¾” items, while later in the season a high-compression cylinder head – polished and ported and fitted with 1¾” valves – was installed. Other improvements at this time included a straight-through stainless steel exhaust system plus an alloy header tank and radiator complete with special cowling to improve airflow. The engine is mated to a standard four-speed gearbox with overdrive. Augmented by AVO adjustable shock absorbers, the front torsion bars and rear leaf springs remained standard but with the suspension modified to achieve as low a ride height as possible. The competitiveness of this driver/car pairing was demonstrated at its first wet race at Castle Combe where ‘SOM 213’ finished 2nd overall and set the fastest lap, which was followed by 2nd overall in another wet race at Cadwell Park, despite competing against a full grid of modified ‘Class B’ and fully modified ‘Class C’ XKs. Those and other good results saw Trevor finish 2nd in class in the Challenge in only a first season of racing. ‘SOM 213’ was then track-tested for Classic Jaguar World magazine (February 2002 edition) by Paul Chudecki. Capitalising on his successful debut season, Trevor went on to secure to overall victory in the XK Challenge in 2002. With further detail modifications, including adjustable torsion bars, a competition overdrive unit, 3.3:1 limited-slip differential, and wire rather than disc wheels, the car moved up to ‘Class B’ and won that category outright the following year. Since then it has been raced extensively at major events including the Le Mans Classic in both 2004 and 2006 when it was the first XK in its category to take the flag. The XK has also competed successfully elsewhere in Europe, notably at Spa Francorchamps, Zandvoort, Croix, and Phoenix Park, as well as in other national and international events. The current vendor purchased the car at a UK auction in 2008. It was acquired for his daughters to race but they found the car too heavy to handle and it has remained unused for the last ten years, being stored and maintained by his personal mechanic. The only modification has been to make the seats adjustable. Finished in dark grey metallic with red interior, this highly competitive XK140 comes complete with FIA and HTP papers; photographs of the Le Mans Classic and Brands Hatch; and a UK V5C registration document. An historic racing Jaguar that can also be enjoyed on the road, it represents an opportunity to acquire a highly developed XK140 competition car eligible and ideal for numerous historic motor sports events worldwide. An opportunity not to be missed.
216 1937 Bentley 4.25 Litre Vincents Woodie B142JD £100,000 £125,000 £103,500 €115,934 $134,657 Mid Dark Green over Red. RHD. This most unusual and striking four-door Derby Bentley carries ‘woodie’ shooting brake coachwork by Vincent’s of Reading. Founded in 1805, William Vincent Ltd bodied it first automobile in 1899 and was a regular exhibitor at the Olympia motor shows into the mid-1930s. According to Nick Walker (‘A-Z of British Coachbuilders’) Vincent’s ‘clientele was the provincial upper classes and minor aristocracy who wanted a landaulet, limousine or saloon that reflected their station in life’. When demand for such vehicles slackened, Vincent’s turned increasingly to commercial body making while continuing to manufacture horse-boxes, a company speciality for many years. Chassis number ‘B142JD’ was originally bodied as an all-weather tourer by Vanden Plas. The Bentley was registered as ‘DLO 934’ (a London number) and first owned by one Frederick Hughes. The shooting brake conversion was carried out by Vincent’s in 1949/1950. The current vendor first saw the Bentley at the Pebble Beach auction some 20 years ago when it was bought by Roger Saul, founder of the Mulberry fashion house. The Bentley was kept for several years at his hotel near Bath, Somerset where it was used to convey guests on fishing trips. The current vendor purchased the car in March 2003 after visiting the hotel. Since then, the Bentley has benefited from considerable refurbishment with no expense spared, most of the work being carried out in Germany by one of that country’s leading marque specialists, Werner Mork. Works undertaken include fitting a new cylinder head and con-rods; overhauling the engine, rear axle, carburettors, front brakes, and electrics; and fitting a new radiator core, wiper motor, fuel pump, exhaust system, etc. Related bills on file and the car also comes with a (copy) UK V5 registration document. Possessing unique yet highly practical coachwork, ‘B142JD’ is a rare and significant representative of one of most exclusive and desirable of all Post-Vintage British Thoroughbreds: The Derby Bentley.
217 1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso 5565GT £1,000,000 £1,500,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso over Nero leather. via Auto Becker in Grigio Argento over Nero to unknown, unknown, B R Pond, UK ’72, vendor ’72. As this was a car to be driven – often over considerable distances – rather than simply polished and admired, various modifications were incorporated with help of David Clarke and Rob Houghton of marque specialists, Graypaul. These include fitting air scoops for the front brakes (invaluable for circuit use); replacing the original bronze valve guides with iron; installing ‘perfect circle’ valve stem seals (eliminating the smoky exhaust); fitting carburettor air trumpets and Snap exhaust tailpipes; adding a hand throttle for low-speed manoeuvring when cold; and up-rating the Koni damper settings. Additional items added by the owner are transistor-assisted ignition incorporating adjustable rev limiters; two separate security switches; Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio and tall retractable aerial; compass (under interior mirror); and a battery master switch. The octagonal centre-lock wheel nuts were added when the vendor was engaging in the occasional competitive outing. Later on, Tony Merrick of GTO Engineering supplied a set of his specially developed roller rockers for the valve gear. In more recent years, any work that the engineer vendor has been unable to carry out himself has been entrusted to Phil Stafford of Rosneath Engineering. This car has been driven regularly and maintained in optimum condition in dehumidified storage. It is in good running condition, with delightfully patinated interior, and Bonhams is advised that it drives beautifully. As one would expect after 46 years in the care of such an enthusiastic and fastidious owner, ‘5525’ comes with truly massive history file (inspection recommended). Over the course of the last 46 years, ‘5565’ has become very well known in UK Ferrari circles, and in 2008 the vendor contributed an article about his ownership of the Lusso for the FOC’s magazine (copy on file). Summing up his experiences behind the wheel, he observed that ‘even if high-speed dashes across the UK and Europe are more a happy memory than a carefree practicality, the Lusso, even at today’s constrained speeds, still looks the same, makes the same noises, exudes the same irreplaceable smell from its well nourished leather. It gives the same feel of the road, retains the same silky steering, and of course, they can’t – aren’t allowed to – make them like that any more!’
218 1965 Ford Mustang 289 £60,000 £90,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Dark Blue and White over Black. This Mustang was first supplied to a fortunate young man on his 17th birthday and resided in California until 2002. During these 37 years he covered 77,000 miles in the car, which retains its original owner’s registration book and instructions. In 2002 the Mustang was imported into the UK by Steve Smith of Vibration Free as the basis for creating a competition car suitable for historic endurance racing. There is a substantial history file charting the build and preparation. Built from a rust-free bodyshell, this Mustang was fully stripped and seam welded before it was delivered to Andy Robinson Race Cars for an FIA specification roll cage to be welded in. The ‘shell was then finished in Guardsman Blue metallic with white ‘Daytona’ stripes. The car is fitted with a set of Minilite 15″ alloy wheels shod with Avon Sport 205/70/R15 tyres. The 289ci (4,727cc) V8 engine has been built to the correct FIA specification and is producing 396bhp. It has an all-steel billet bottom end with forged racing pistons and MLS head gaskets. There is a Tim Adams camshaft and valve train. The fuel system incorporates an 80-litre foam-filled tank that feeds the Holley mechanical fuel pump and Holley Performance 650 double-pumper carburettor through braided hoses. To keep everything cool there is a high-capacity five row, copper radiator with remote header and bleeds to rear of heads, electric fan and new heater matrix. The engine was refreshed after the 2009 Spa meeting with new bearings, rings and gaskets. The transmission comprises a four-speed gearbox with Hurst shifter, and a 3.55:1-ratio rear axle. At an engine speed of 6,500 revs this gives a top speed of 145mph. The car retains its original Deluxe interior with Pony upholstery, rear seats, radio, centre console, interior lights, and has had a new wool carpets fitted. It also boasts tinted windows, a functioning heater, and remote operated wing mirror. Everything works as intended, right down to the interior lights. It took six years to build this car, which since completion has been a regular competitor in the Spa 6-Hour endurance race, lapping the circuit in 3 minutes 9 seconds, and it has also competed in the Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix. No expense has been spared in creating a very reliable and fast long-distance competition weapon while retaining many of this iconic muscle car’s original features. Fully road legal, this beautiful Mustang comes with FIA papers (issued July 2008).
219 1968 Bentley T-Series Coupe CBH3734 £30,000 £40,000 £34,500 €38,645 $44,886 Mid Burgundy over Black leather. RHD. Much rarer and arguably far more handsome than the Rolls-Royce version, this beautiful Bentley T-series two-door saloon has had only two private owners from new: the first for 20 years and the second for 27 years. The Bentley underwent a bare metal re-spray and engine re-commissioning in the late 1980s, and more recently has benefited from further improvements including paintwork and re-commissioning at JD Classics in 2018 (bills on file). It is finished in Black Cherry with red-piped black leather interior trim, and currently displays a total of 96,649 miles on the odometer. The accompanying history file contains many invoices for ongoing maintenance undertaken while the Bentley was with its previous owner, and the car also comes with an original handbook, a V5C document, and current MoT.
220 1951 Land Rover Series 1 80″ 4×4 26102934 £25,000 £35,000 £28,750 €32,204 $37,405 Mid “Blue Grey and White. RHD. ‘GAS’ as it has been affectionately known by recent owners was ordered new from Rover Co. Ltd. by the Royal Air Force, being built at the end of 1951 and delivered to them on the 1st January 1952, as confirmed by copies of the Ministry of Defence files which detail its 17-year roster of service work, deciphered by expert John Mastrangelo. On 8th January it joined the 14th Maintenance Unit at RAF Carlisle in Cumberland, being moved over to War Reserve Fighter Command on 18th June 1952, where it would serve until February 1959. Its work then became with the Technical Training Command for the next 12 months, after which it moved to Southern Air Command in February 1960. At this juncture, the Land Rover was equipped to Truck Glider Retrieval setup and joined Fighter Command on 26th May 1960. The following Spring, its last post became with Flying Training Command, on 23rd March 1961, who kept it in service for the next 8 years. Throughout this period it was registered as ’41 AA 31′. According to those papers, the car was ‘de-mobbed’ in 1969, being sent to the Ministry of Defence Disposal Site in July that year. It should be noted that MOD service Land Rovers, unlike farm equipment were important working tools that were maintained so that they could always be on call and ready to use.
The ’80’ was discovered in the early 2000s, still retaining its correct MOD plates, and original engine, but in a tired state and subsequently restored in a sympathetic fashion, this work being charted through a photographic record. The present owner acquired GAS in 2012 and after a couple of years of infrequent use decided to commission a refurbishment to bring the car to a more accurate representation of the model in its MOD form as it would have been new. The Land Rover was entrusted to highly regarded aficionado Julian Shoolheifer who personally handled all of the work. The body was stripped and repainted in a toned-down matt finish, the seats replaced in correct fabric blue material, original two-piece wheels which accompanied the car were restored and put back on it. Period Lucas trafficators were sourced and fitted to the top of the windscreen and made operational (after a fashion). Through the course of the work, Mr. Shoolheifer reviewed the car and found it to be extremely good and is quoted as rating the chassis to be unusually solid compared with some of the harder lives that these cars can have received. Following the aesthetic work on the car, a further period of mechanical sorting was undertaken, the brakes were fully overhauled, clutch thrust bearing replaced. As a result of the cosmetic and mechanical work, the RAF ‘Rover presents cleanly and is reported by its owner and the restorer to drive very smoothly. It is accompanied with a BMIHT certificate, copies of MOD records and copious invoices for its two restorations. Early Land Rovers such as this have the wonderful benefit of versatility of being able to take the full ’tilt’ off and drive enthusiastically and to carry 7 passengers in ‘relative’ comfort. There can be very few left which can claim period Fighter Command usage or the originality of this example.”
221 1937 Jaguar SS100 3.5 Litre 39007 £400,000 £500,000 £631,000 €706,805 $820,954 26% White over Red leather. RHD. One of the earliest of the 3½-Litre cars, chassis number ‘39007’ was supplied new on 1st December 1937 via Appleyards of Leeds. A change of engine, from ‘514E’ to ‘M536E’, is recorded on an accompanying registration application dated 1st December 1937, so presumably was carried out at the factory. The first owner was Keith Wilkins Raspin of Valley Mill, Bradford. Mentioned in Andrew Whyte’s book ‘Jaguar, this SS100 competed at the SS Car Club’s Donington Meeting in 1938 (William Lyons was one of the competitors) lapping at 66.25mph. Also on file is a photograph of ‘CAK 253’ competing in the Scottish Rally. The Jaguar was later owned by a Bill Fraser of Glasgow and then from 1959 to 1963 by an Andrew Couper, another Glasgow resident. It was then passed, briefly, to an unnamed owner in Bawtry, South Yorkshire and in July 1965 was sold in ‘barn find’ condition to Mike Rouse, who kept the car until his death in November 2007. The SS100 then passed to his brother, the current vendor. The latter then proceeded to have the car professionally restored, entrusting the task to renowned marque specialists Davenport’s of Biggleswade. The restoration took some four years to complete (2008-2012) and cost around £130,000 (bills on file). Only some 1,000 miles have been covered since the rebuild’s completion and the car remains in excellent condition having been serviced annually. The only notified deviations from factory specification are flashing indicators, an electric radiator fan, and a five-speed gearbox conversion (the original gearbox was unusable). The SS100 was one of the fastest and best-handling sports cars of its day, as its competition record both before and after the war bears witness to. Representing a rare opportunity to acquire an example of the model that can be said to have started the Jaguar legend, ‘39007’ is eligible for a wide variety of the most prestigious historic motor sports events.
222 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster 1S2835 £160,000 £190,000 £195,500 €218,986 $254,353 3% Black over Black leather. RHD. First registered on 27th October 1975 to one W H Joodall, chassis number ‘1S2835’ is one of only 19 manual transmission cars in this series. In April 1977 (at 3,000 miles), the car passed to current (second) owner and has remained in the same ownership in Germany for the last 41 years. Presented in accident-free, un-restored, and outstandingly original condition this most collectible of V12 E-Types is offered with a German Fahrzeugbrief.
223 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA CSX2430 £1,200,000 £1,500,000 £1,359,000 €1,522,262 $1,768,108 Mid Red over Black. Tom Payne, MI (1), FIA race spec., Lynndale Farms ’64, Nassau ’64 Payne 2nd IC, Nassau TT ’64 5th, Governors Trophy ’64 9th, Nassau Trophy Race ’64 1st IC, SAI team car, Nassau Tourist Trophy ’65 3rd, Nassau Preliminary Tourist Trophy ’65 2nd, Nassau Trophy ’65 Grossman 5th, John Addison ’66 (2), Dan Schlames (3), unknown, Rick Nagel ’80s, Steven Volk ’85, restored by Bill Murray, displayed in the Shelby American Collection, via Gooding Pebble ’13 $1.485 mil. to unknown, via RM ’14 $1.898 mil. to vendor.
224 1951 Allard J2 99J1974 £110,000 £130,000 £172,500 €193,223 $224,429 33% Silver over Black. This Allard J2 was delivered new to the California Sports Company in San Francisco in March 1951 and purchased by Californian George Dietz. The car was fitted with a Cadillac V8 engine and finished in Bugatti Blue with matching interior. An army officer, Dietz was posted to Japan in 1975; he sold the car to a Japanese owner when he was posted back to the USA. The Allard had one further owner in Japan before being bought by the current owner and imported into the UK in September 2015. Reliable, easy to maintain and delivering plenty of ‘grunt’, this charismatic Anglo-American sports-racer is offered with import paperwork and a UK V5C Registration Certificate, spare engine parts and comes ready to participate in a wide variety of historic motor sport events.
225 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Sebring Mark I AN5/46168 £45,000 £55,000 £40,250 €45,085 $52,367 -11% Silver over Black. RHD. This particular car is built on the fully restored bodyshell of a genuine 1960 ‘frog eye’ Sprite Mk1, ‘4646 UE’, which was first registered to the Donald Healey Motor Company, Warwick and is subsequently registered on the Sebring Sprite Register (www.sebringsprite.com) as a standard body Sebring Sprite. Its accompanying BMIHT Certificate reveals that the car was originally finished in Iris Blue with matching trim and black convertible top. A heater, laminated windscreen, rev counter, windscreen washers, tonneau cover, front bumpers, and a locking petrol cap are listed as factory fitted equipment. The car’s total restoration and transformation into a full-race Sebring Coupé was carried out during 2013-2018 using an aluminium-alloy body built by Craig Chapman. All mechanical components have either been replaced or restored. Since FIA HTP papers were obtained on 1st June 2018, when the car was fitted with a period-correct 960cc A-Series engine, it has been updated to HRDC ‘Grand Touring Greats’ specification, a category that uses the same regulations as set out by Goodwood for such cars when running in the ‘Fordwater Trophy’ at the Revival meeting. Specification highlights include a 1,275cc A-Series Howley-built race engine and a new Peter May close-ratio, straight-cut gearbox. The former features a 45mm Weber side-draught carburettor on swan-neck inlet manifold; new Maniflow ‘Stage 3′ exhaust manifold and race system; new Aldon competition distributor; new Peter May competition clutch and flywheel; new Powerlite starter; and a new high-performance alternator. The refurbished rear axle assembly incorporates a new Evolution limited-slip differential and new Peter May EN40B steel half-shafts, and is carried on new Peter May upgraded springs. The front suspension has been rebuilt using new wishbones and refurbished dampers, upgraded Peter May front springs and anti-roll bar, and negative-camber top trunnions. Brakes are to full Sebring specification at the front (using a Sebring pedal box) and Wolseley 1500 at the rear. MWS 5″competition wire wheels are fitted, shod with Dunlop CR65 L-Section historic race tyres. Other noteworthy features include a CCK full roll cage and a new modified electrical wiring loom. Accompanying documentation consists of a copy of the original logbook, sundry restoration invoices, and the aforementioned FIA HTP papers. Not used in completion since being restored, this pristine Sebring Sprite is recorded in the Sebring Register and would be eligible for Goodwood, HRDC, and GT racing.
226 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe “Lightweight” Rep. 885969 £180,000 £220,000 £235,750 €264,072 $306,719 7% Silver over Black. RHD. Based on a US-market left-hand drive coupé, this pristine example was built by renowned marque specialists Lynx for the current vendor over a four-year period and has covered circa 935 miles since completion. It was built to very high specification, complete with a Crosthwaite & Gardiner engine incorporating an alloy cylinder block and Lucas slide-throttle fuel injection, which drives via a Lynx T5 five-speed gearbox. Accompanying documentation consists of a JDHT Heritage Certificate; FIA HTP (dated 2007); an old-style V5 registration document (although the car has been Swiss domiciled for some years, so the registration number may need to be re-applied for); and a dynamometer printout recording a maximum power output of 348bhp. With so few miles covered, this beautiful Low-Drag E-Type is virtually like new; it has not run for some time but will be in running condition by time of sale. A rare opportunity. Please note that should this vehicle remain in the UK local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
227 1961 Ford Escort RS1600 Mark I BBATLM59964 £75,000 £100,000 £92,000 €103,052 $119,695 Mid Enbassy Rally team’ livery over race. RHD. RAC Rally ’71 Clark/Porter 11th, upgraded with ZF 5 speed, Monte Carlo Rally ’72 Makinen Spare, Scottish Rally ’72 Cowan/Johnstone 6th, Olympia Rally ’72 Glemser/Kaiser DNF, 2 litre Brian Hart 2 litre engine fitted, RAC Rally ’72 Makinen/Liddon DNF, East African Safari ’73 Mikkola Spare, various, restored by Terry Hoyle with a new 1800cc BDA ’90s, further maintenance recently, Roy Hatfield ’05, vendor ’07, demonstrated more recently by Hannu Mikkola. FIA HTP papers (dated 2000), an RAC Competition Logbook, a V5C Registration Certificate, and a quantity of invoices for work done on over the years for various owners. There are also numerous press cuttings; copies of the 1971 RAC Rally and 1972 RSAC Rally programmes; an Andrew Cowan-signed photograph; and a copy of Classic Ford magazine featuring ‘PVX 400K’ on the front cover.
228 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Semi-Lightweight 861039 £100,000 £130,000 £70,150 €78,577 $91,268 -30% Yellow over Black race. RHD. The car offered here, originally UK registered ‘336 PAR’, has enjoyed an illustrious racing career, being campaigned throughout the late 1960s and into 1970 by brothers Peter and Anthony Archer. This E-Type competed in some 34 events over four seasons, with 1st place overall finishes at Silverstone in June 1968; Oulton Park in October 1969; and Mallory Park in April 1970 in addition to many class victories and other podium finishes (details on file). ‘861039’ was modified extensively by the Archers, incorporating lightened doors and tailgate; Perspex windows; extended rear wheel arches; wider wheels and tyres; lowered suspension; and up-rated brakes. The engine received racing specification pistons and valves, and triple Weber carburettors. Having changed hands, the E-Type was used in the 1970s for drag racing by Maurice Morry, setting records at Weston-super-Mare and Santa Pod. In 1988, ‘861039’ was sold to new owner John C Brown and extensively restored to the specification in which it had been raced by the Archers. Its restoration finished in 1991, the E-Type was sold soon afterwards to the next owner, the well known collector and manager of the rock band Genesis, Tony Smith, who raced it during the 1991/1992 period. In 1992, the E-Type was acquired by fashion photographer Alistair Cowin. From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, ‘336 PAR’ was in Germany being raced by Frank Hensel. The car passed into the current vendor’s hands in 2002, since when it has been used regularly by the owner and his friend in the ‘Peter Auto 60s Endurance Series’. ‘861039’ has always been one of the most competitive E-Types in this series, usually finishing as 1st or 2nd E Type. The vendor first raced the car in 2013 and last raced it in 2017. A freshly rebuilt Lynx 3.8-litre race engine was being installed when Bonhams visited the cars workshop, and the car is also fitted with a new bladder fuel tank. The history file contains the car’s FIA HTP (expires in 2019); Jaguar Daimler dating letter; old programmes and lists of race results; a German Fahrzeugbrief is offered with the car. This is a competitive historic racing weapon that comes with bills totalling circa 155,000 Swiss Francs and many others in Pounds Sterling, testifying to the owner’s no expense spared approach to its upkeep. Please note that should this vehicle remain in the UK local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
229 1968 Ford P68 F3L Group 6 002 £500,000 £700,000 £511,750 €573,229 $665,805 Mid Red and Gold over Race. RHD. Alan Mann Racing, Spa 1,000 Kilometres ’68, RAC Tourist Trophy ’68 Attwood DNF, BOAC 1000km ’68 McLaren/Spence DNF, Nurburgring 1000km ’68 Irwin/Rodriguez DNF/ crashed and scrapped, parts used by Len Bailey to build a mostly new P68 F3L for David Piper although no mention of when but likely to be ’70s/80s, Alan Mann ’06, vendor. When the car was acquired from Alan Mann by the current vendor it is described as having been “very tired” and a great deal of no-expense-spared work was then carried out, the chassis being rebuilt by Ford GT specialists Gelscoe, all suspension re-manufactured, a new DG300 gearbox provided by Peter Smith, while the present engine is a long-stroke DFV rebuilt by Geoff Richardson. Car and engine have completed circa 8 hours use since including racing at Spa-Francorchamps and Jarama, and testing at Ricard-Castellet. The car has proved extremely competitive in the Peter Auto Classic Endurance Series in which it is made to run with a 9,000rpm rev limit. Offered together with current FIA HTP and a spares package, this seductively-profiled, very rare endurance racing Coupe with its Formula 1 engine and proven outright performance potential is very much the super-sophisticated ultimate development of the Ford GT family tree. We very much commend it to the market. Please note that should this vehicle remain in the UK local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
230 1963 Lotus Cortina Mark I 274C002384K £200,000 £250,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A White and Green lotus livery. RHD. ‘166 RUR’ is recorded in Lotus works mechanic Bob Dance’s records of the time, which show its first outing at Oulton Park and the second a week later at Snetterton. It was driven at the Norfolk circuit by newly crowned Formula 1 World Champion, Jim Clark, who finished 2nd in class on his first drive in a Lotus Cortina. This was a period when a Formula 1 driver might compete in three or four different categories at the same race meeting, and Clark proved himself every bit as capable of driving a ‘tin top’ as a single seater. Driving a Lotus Cortina, he won the 1964 British Saloon Car Championship with ease, and anyone fortunate enough to have witnessed him cornering these cars on three – and occasionally two – wheels will never forget the spectacle. ‘166 RUR’ was then sent to the USA for the 1964 season as part of the ‘English Ford Team’, making its Stateside debut at Sebring on 20th March 1964 driven by Dan Gurney. A fortnight later Sir John Whitmore chalked up the Cortina’s first class win, at Pensacola, and followed that up with a 5th-in-class finish at Laguna Seca on 3rd May. In the meantime, Peter Arundell had driven ‘166 RUR’ to a 6th-in-class finish at Riverside on 26th April. There were further outings with various drivers, including David Hobbs, throughout the rest of the 1964 season, at the end of which the car was sold to Harley Cunningham of Charlotte, North Carolina. In late 1990, the Cortina was discovered in Florida by touring car racer Andy Middlehurst and brought back to the UK. Unusually, the bodyshell was rust-free and not accident damaged, and the car still retained its Cosworth-built engine, ‘bullet’ gearbox, and ‘A’-bracket rear suspension. ‘166 RUR’ was subsequently restored to FIA Appendix ‘K’ specification by McKenna Motorsport. It was raced in the Goodwood Revival’s St Mary’s Trophy in 2003 by Andy Middlehurst and Tiff Needell, and later on was owned by musician Chris Rea. The Cortina was still owned by Rea when it featured in Octane magazine’s January 2007 edition (copy on file). At that time the car was being prepared by Legends Automotive for Rea to race in the 2007 season, complete with a fresh Connaught-built engine. In 2012, the current vendor purchased ‘166 RUR’ for his private collection from well-known historic racer Kevin Kivlochan, who in turn had bought the car from Chris Rea. Kivlochan had raced the Cortina at the Goodwood Revival meeting in 2011 with Emanuele Pirro, and 2012 with Melanie Nahum. In 2013, the car ran again at the Goodwood Revival, on this occasion in the Jim Clark Tribute event driven by Claude and Melanie Nahum. Offered with FIA HTP (dated 2009) and a UK V5C registration document, ‘166 RUR’ represents a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a very early works Lotus Cortina driven by some of the greatest champions of the day. Its historical importance cannot be over-stressed. Please note that should this vehicle remain in the UK local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
231 1964 Lang-Cooper II Group 7 CM/1/64 £250,000 £300,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Red racing car. King Cobra Cooper-Ford built up for Craig Lang, WA (1), replacement chassis built up with parts from the wrecked #CM/1/64, Chev V8 fitted, raced, Robert “Skip” Scott (2), raced once, Art ‘Poppy’ Seyler ’66 (3), modified, raced in club events, unnamed, GA (4), conversion to road spec stalled, unnamed, SC ’77 (5), Bill Warner (6), restored by Colin Day. A five-bolt high-power Ford 289 V8 engine was built for it by NASCAR specialists Roush Racing in Livonia, Michigan, and ‘Alf Francis’ – the famous ex-Rob Walker Racing, ex-Colotti-Francis mechanic/engineer – provided a Colotti Type 37 transaxle gearbox. Wally Peat – one of the car’s original builders, of course – designed new suspension uprights for the car and after some seven years’ work – in 1986 – Bill Warner began campaigning the restored car in American Vintage events. He sold the car in August 1989 to Pat Ryan (7) and the car was displayed for some years in the Prisma Collection Museum, in Montgomery, Alabama. It was raced subsequently by Sam White, appearing in the Carroll Shelby Tribute at Laguna Seca during the 1997 Monterey Historic meeting. In late November 2003 the present vendor (8) expressed his interest in acquiring the car from Mr Ryan. An agreement was reached and the present vendor then commissioned Peter Brock to lead a restoration embodying latest state-of-the-art aerodynamic modifications to achieve the high-speed stability this startling car had so long lacked. The Lang-Cooper II finally re-emerged upon the public stage at the 2006 Amelia Island Concours – winning several awards. Established driver John Morton then raced the car in the 2006 Monterey Historic meeting at Laguna Seca, taking second place in its class – while at the associated Pebble Beach concours that weekend the Lang-Cooper II was honoured by the Ford Motor Company as being “the most beautiful Ford-engined car”. In September 2006 this tangerine torpedo appeared in the Goodwood Revival Meeting in England, driven by Bernard Thuner, and it has since competed in several more world-class European Historic events. As such this vehicle is offered with FIA HTP dated 2007, along with a copy of the limited edition book on the car commisioned by the vendor and written by Ed Heuvink. As presented here this absolutely striking ‘Super King Cobra’ is a wonderfully well-presented and extremely attractive rarity – an absolute one-off with intimate links to the memory of Craig Lang, of Davey MacDonald, Ed Leslie and the unique band of like-minded brothers who so indelibly wrote the Shelby American legend some 50 years ago… We recommend it receives the very closest consideration…a wonderfully attractive proposition for any Historic race and/or concours organiser, and thereby a ticket to the world’s most attractive relevant events…
232 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 113.044.22012754 £90,000 £120,000 £94,166 €105,479 $122,513 Mid Silver over Black leather. RHD. An automatic transmission model, this particular 280 SL was delivered new to Sheffield and first registered on 16th March 1970, but its early ownership history is not known. In 1979 the Mercedes was registered to Hugh Russell Ltd of Sheffield. It stayed in the North of England and was acquired by H Turner & Sons Ltd in 1985, passing in 1987 to one Torage Shaltouri of Sheffield and in March 1988 to Michael William Gilbert of Maidenhead, Berkshire. Mr Gilbert bought the Mercedes from Wargrave Motors Ltd, a copy of whose letter describing its condition (excellent) and recording the mileage as 40,123 is on file. He kept the car for 16 years and there are several invoices on file dating from his period of ownership. In 2008, while in the ownership of Mr Paul Roberts of Canterbury, ‘OKU 994H’ was completely restored by Silchester Garage in Surrey, as evidenced by the photographic record on file showing the car completely disassembled and stripped back to bare metal. The restoration cost some £61,000. A (copy) invoice on file shows that in April 2010, ‘OKU 994H’ was sold by Mercedes-Benz World to a Mr Rausing of Chobham, Surrey. This invoice records the mileage at that time as 750, so presumably the odometer had been zeroed at time of restoration. In September 2014, the Pagoda was offered for sale at a UK auction and purchased there by DJ and broadcaster, Chris Evans, who used it at his CarFest North and South charity events in 2015, held in aid of the BBC’s ‘Children in Need’. The car was also used as one of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and the ‘Magnificent Seven’ features for ‘Children in Need’ and for ‘Ten Go Mad In Monaco’. The current vendors purchased the Mercedes at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale in September 2015 (lot 317). While in the vendors’ care, the Pagoda has benefited from considerable expenditure on mechanical refurbishment, around £5,000 being spent with Mercedes-Benz of Poole in June 2018. Related bills may be found within the well-organised history file together with the current MoT certificate. Finished in two-tone silver with a navy blue soft-top, this beautiful 280 SL is presented in quite outstanding condition. Noteworthy upgrades include a modern Becker Mexico radio, remote central locking, and an alarm.
233 1934 Aston Martin 1.5 Litre Mark II Short Chassis Tourer E4/438/S £230,000 £260,000 £264,500 €296,275 $344,124 2% Dark Green over Dark Green leather. RHD. The car offered here is on the highly desirable short chassis shared with the Ulster competition model; both the chassis and engine are numbered ‘E4/438/S’. This car’s AMOC Register entry states that it underwent a ‘total rebuild’ in 1989/1990 and that in 1991 it won its class at the Stanway Concours. For the last 20-or-so years the Aston has resided in Holland. In 2012, the engine was rebuilt by Ecurie Bertelli to the enhanced Ulster specification. Extensive further restoration was carried out by Gert Jan van der Meij, and finally the car was fine-tuned in 2013 by Speedcenter at Geldermalsen. This car had participated in the Mille Miglia twice before the restoration. Bertelli-era Aston Martins were never common, even when new, since annual production at that time was counted in tens rather than hundreds. Robust and durable thoroughbreds, they are highly sought after today and this example warrants the closest inspection.
234 1960 Kieft Formula Junior 1/3 £35,000 £45,000 £43,700 €48,950 $56,855 Mid Silver and Blue race car. This car’s first owner was Lionel Mayman. Kieft’s proprietor at the time, Lionel has confirmed that this was his car, identifying it from some body damage inflicted at a race meeting in Ireland. It was one of a team of three works cars at the time. Its subsequent owners are as follows: Peter Gaskell, Brian Brown, Peter and Maggie Blackstone, Terry and Tony Dunn (1966-1970), Wally Cuff (1970-1971), Jim Bennett (1971-2001), and the current vendor, who purchased the car in 2001. It had the wrong engine and gearbox when purchased and so has since been completely restored to Formula Junior specification, complete with 997cc Ford 109E engine. There have been various versions of the nose cone over the years, but Lionel Mayman considered the current one to be very close to his original. The car has an aluminium body and comes with a spare glassfibre nose cone, complete with mould. A Renault gearbox was fitted originally but this was very soon changed to a VW case with Hewland gears, a change that the vendor also made. The Kieft has been used extensively since completion in 2002, appearing at the Goodwood Revival that year and on four subsequent occasions. It also took part in Historic Grand Prix at Monaco in 2002 and 2006, and was invited to the Bahamas Speed Week at Nassau in 2011. The car is offered in ready-to-race condition, with a refreshed engine that has been run up but requires running in, and is eligible for various historic race series and events including Monaco and Goodwood.
235 1951 Land Rover Series I 80″ 4×4 26101172 £35,000 £40,000 £34,500 €38,645 $44,886 -1% Dark Green over Green. RHD. Inspired by the US Army’s wartime ‘Jeep’, developed in haste and intended for short-term, small-scale production, the Land Rover would defy its creators’ initial scepticism. Rover bosses the Wilks brothers saw the need for a tough, four-wheel-drive, utility vehicle to serve the needs of the agricultural community in the immediate post-war years, but the Land Rover’s runaway success took the company by surprise. The necessity of using corrosion resistant aluminium panels at a time of severe steel shortage turned into a positive virtue in the Land Rover’s sphere of operations, while the use of existing components kept production costs down and cut development time. In the course of more than 60 years in production the supremely versatile Land Rover would prove itself adaptable to innumerable civilian and military roles. Its replacement is keenly anticipated. Previously the personal project of an experienced garage owner, this Series I Land Rover was chosen as a restoration project because of its original condition and comprehensive maintenance records. It is a 1952 model and one of the first to benefit from the newly introduced 2.0-litre petrol engine. The then-owner’s aim was to thoroughly yet sympathetically restore the vehicle while retaining its patina of age. The chassis was stripped, repaired where necessary and finished in bronze green semi-gloss coachbuilders’ enamel before Waxoyl injected. All the original galvanised parts that had been removed were shot blasted and re-galvanised, following which the vehicle was bare-metal re-sprayed in the its original bronze green cellulose finish. After-market indicators that had been fitted to the wings were removed and their function transferred to the sidelights for a more correct appearance. Every component – horns, wiper motor, brackets, air cleaner, shock absorbers, body panels, headlamps, etc – was removed, cleaned, shot blasted, meticulously restored, and repainted to the highest standards. This Land Rover has also had all oil seals, new gaskets, and new bushes fitted, and a complete new exhaust system. New seats were made by marque specialists Exmoor Trim to the correct pattern and with hessian backing as per the original specification. Other works carried out included a complete electrical re-wire; windscreen and door tops stripped down and restored with new seals throughout; and new door and tailgate seals fitted. In addition, this Series I comes with a complete new hood and a new galvanised hood frame. A photographic record of the restoration is available.
236 2007 Bentley Continental GTC Cabriolet SCBDE23W87C048579 £40,000 £45,000 £40,250 €45,085 $52,367 Mid Dark Sapphire and Metallic Blue over Magnolia leather. RHD. This lovely Bentley Continental GTC automatic comes with full Bentley service history and seven months Bentley extended warranty. Its stunning Dark Sapphire paintwork and metallic blue roof contrast with the 20″ seven-spoke alloy wheels, while the interior is trimmed in Magnolia main and Nautic secondary hide with matching four-spoke wood and hide-trimmed steering wheel, and a leather gearlever knob. The upholstery is complimented beautifully by burr walnut veneers that carry through the doors and rear quarter inserts. A host of factory options include a CD changer, cigarette lighter to the front, ashtrays to the rear, power operated boot opening/closing, electric exterior mirrors, keyless entry, tinted side and rear windows, ‘coming home’ controls, digital sound package, cruise control, satellite navigation with colour screen, Bluetooth telephone system (no phone included), and a space-saving spare wheel. A Bentley alloy fuel filer cap is fitted also. This car also benefits from the fitting of a Janspeed stainless steel exhaust system, further improving this very well-presented example. A full set of new tyres was fitted at 36,428 miles and a Bentley extended warranty taken out on 21st March 2017, which is transferable to the purchaser of the car. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5C Registration Certificate and MoT to August 2019.
237 1972 Ford Capri 3.1 Litre Competition BBECMK38299 £35,000 £45,000 £29,900 €33,492 $38,901 -15% Yellow and Green over Black race. The car offered here is an original V6-engined Capri with manual gearbox, which was delivered new in Europe in 1972. It was fully restored and built to ‘RS’ rally/race specifications in 2017 with build costs of over €70,000. Specification highlights include a wide body to ‘RS’ specification; lightweight ‘RS’ doors, bonnet, and boot; FIA-approved fuel tank; Heigo roll cage; period Corbeau racing seats; Plastic Performance windows; electrical on/off switch; brake servo; four new Cibié lights; new dual exhaust system; and new 235/50/13 Minilite wheels shod with new Avon tyres. The period-correct engine has been upgraded from 3.0 to 3.1 litres and develops around 185bhp. Although never raced, this car is ready for immediate use in international events such as the Tour Auto, Tourenwagen Classics, and Goodwood Revival, etc.
238 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Barker Sedanca Coupe 69MW £300,000 £400,000 £345,000 €386,446 $448,857 Mid Dark Green over Dark Green leather. RHD. ’69MW, as the R-R Enthusiasts Club would refer to the car, has been a superlative possession. It had covered 59,000 miles when we took her over: now the clock reads 220,000. It has travelled the Continent, done the shopping, towed racing cars, won prizes in Concours d’Elegance, won its class in a speed trial on the Carriogrohane Straight in Munster and whispered its way round the West End of London. Impeccable in all things.’ That is how Kenneth Neve, engineer and Past President of the Vintage Sports Car Club, described ownership of ’69MW’ in his excellent book, ‘A Bit Behind the Times’, published in 1988. His enjoyment of this magnificent car continued until his death in the 1990s, man and machine clearly having remained in perfect harmony to the last. This Phantom II’s history begins on 15th June 1933 when it was on test with Rolls-Royce, destined for delivery by Barker & Co Ltd to their esteemed customer, Capt. Thomas Lee Hardy of Lloyds Bank in Pall Mall, London. Captain Hardy was a polo player of some repute who mixed in distinguished company, and his selection of Barkers to construct the coachwork was an impeccable choice as he required a car that would reflect his sporting prowess and yet command respect amongst his senior banking colleagues. He was particular in the detail of his order, specifying, amongst other things, bonnet louvres running into the bulkhead at an angle of 16 degrees, and of course his model choice was the top-of-the range short chassis Continental. ’69MW’ clearly proved ‘impeccable in all things’ to the Captain as it remained in his possession through the war years, passing in 1952 to the aforementioned Kenneth Neve of Stretton in Cheshire. Far from the West End of London, ’69MW’ must have cut a dash in rural Cheshire, despite its age, and was destined for extensive further mileage in its new engineer-owner’s hands. Following the death of Kenneth Neve, the car was loaned to renowned test pilot, Peter Henley, finding itself once again in sympathetic hands, and a detailed log (as one would expect from a test pilot), was maintained recording his use of the car and maintenance/repair schedules. It is clear that the highest standards were required of ’69MW’ and no expense was spared in maintaining the car to appropriate levels. ’69MW’ was acquired by the immediately preceding owner, by coincidence also a previous owner of Neve’s London-Edinburgh Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘1701’, in 1999, joining a stable of exceptional Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars, all fastidiously maintained and prepared for the most demanding journeys. ’69MW’ was immediately entrusted to Classic Restorations of Alyth, Scotland and renowned marque specialists Ristes Motors of Nottingham to ensure that it met the same criteria, each aspect of mechanical condition being scrutinised in the course of the restoration and repaired or replaced to meet the new owner’s demanding standards. The opportunity was taken during this restoration to equip ’69MW’ with overdrive and power steering, the latter since removed. Related records and bills totalling £118,000 are on file. At the same time, coachwork and cosmetic presentation were addressed to ensure that, as in Kenneth Neve’s ownership, ’69MW’ would be a certain winner on the concours d’élégance lawns. Coachwork was refinished in green livery, seats were reupholstered in best quality leather, carpets replaced, woodwork re-polished, and all brightwork refurbished to the highest standards. Ace-type wheel discs were sourced and fitted, enhancing further the commanding presence of Barker’s superlative sedanca coupé. The current vendor purchased ’69MW’ in December 2006 at Bonhams’ Olympia Sale (Lot 667), since when further substantial sums of money have been spent on maintenance and refurbishment. Various works were carried out by Classic Restorations (in 2007 and 2010) while in May 2008 a complete engine rebuild was undertaken by Taylors of Chichester. M J Pickles of Macclesfield and various other specialists also worked on the car, with expenditure during the present ownership totalling £78,235. The odometer was zeroed at the time of the engine rebuild in 2008 and now reads 15,622 miles. There is little doubt that among Continental Phantoms ’69MW’ stands ‘head and shoulders’ above most in the elegance stakes and is equipped in every way for the Continental tour. Driving equipment includes Lucas lighting and alto horns, centre driving light, and Marchal spotlights, with driver’s pillar-mounted spotlight and rear mounted spares, along with bumpers front and rear, and a fishtail exhaust. A luggage carrier is provided for the longer trip and matching GB plates fitted, while a full complement of tools is carried under the bonnet. ’69MW’ is one of those rare cars that exude elegance and quality from every angle. As a Continental model its offers performance equalled by very few of its peer group, being arguably the fastest British production car of its era. In short: as Kenneth Neve so succinctly put it this beautiful Phantom is ‘a superlative possession.”69MW’ is described by the vendor as presented in excellent condition and comes with a good history file containing restoration records, copy factory order and build sheets, copy of the original Barker & Co order and specification sheet, V5 registration document, and an old-style logbook, ready for only its fifth owner in 85 years.
239 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 877502 £120,000 £150,000 £124,200 €139,121 $161,589 Mid Red over Red leather. This left-hand drive roadster was despatched to Jaguar Cars, New York on 3rd August 1962 as a ‘Personal Export Delivery’ having been registered in Coventry as ‘2171 WK’ (this number has been applied for by the vendor and it is hoped will be granted to it by the DVLA). ‘877502’ is offered for sale today fresh from a two-year full restoration and is presented in commensurately excellent condition. This fully matching-numbers car has been restored in its original colour combination of red with matching interior – the latter expertly re-trimmed by Mike Turley – and black hood while incorporating the following enhancements: high-torque starter motor, Dynator electric generator, electronic ignition, and a high-efficiency aluminium radiator. It comes with a V5C registration document and Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate.
240 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS Spider Replica AM115/49*2052 £170,000 £220,000 £163,875 €183,562 $213,207 -3% Red over Black leather. Originally a genuine Ghibli 4.9-litre SS Coupé, chassis number ‘2052’ has been converted to Spyder configuration, it is believed during the 1970s. Finished in red with black leather interior, the car rolls on Borrani wire heels and is reported to have been the subject of extensive body and mechanical restoration during the last few years (bills on file). We are advised that the car’s numbers match the factory data sheet. It also comes with a V5C document and is currently MoT’d.
241 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark I Coupe LML/910 £170,000 £220,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Silver over Maroon leather. RHD. Its accompanying copy guarantee form shows that chassis number ‘910’ was originally intended for a Captain Erkine, whose address is given as ‘C/O Coombs & Sons, Portsmouth Road, Guildford’. The original colour scheme is recorded as black with beige interior trim. It would appear that the Captain never took delivery, as ‘WPJ 333’ was first registered on 7th March 1955 to the firm’s proprietor, famed racing driver and team owner, John Coombs. The second owner listed in the original logbook is another famous racing driver, The Hon Patrick Lindsay MP, to whom the car was registered on 19th April 1956. Lindsay is known to have raced the Aston on a number of occasions, one being the BARC race at Goodwood in 1957 when the car was placed 2nd overall. He was also a director of auctioneers Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, the car’s next registered owners. The car was then sold through the auction house to Simon Fraser MP, Patrick Lindsay’s brother-in-law. He took ‘WPJ 333’ off the road from January 1959 until February 1966 while the car was being repaired at a motor engineers in Beauly, to whom it was registered at that time. The Aston was then sold on to Mr G G J Williams of Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire, who sold it to Mr Hugh Arnett in August 1966. Mr Arnett then shipped the car to Malta where he was stationed. ‘WPJ 333’ returned to the UK in 2016 and is offered for sale by his widow, to whom it was known as ‘The Mistress’. We are advised that the Aston is in generally good condition: the engine running well, the transmission very good, and all the electrics working. Although the exterior body colour has been changed from black to Snow Shadow Grey, this DB2/4 is one of the most original we have seen for a long time and has a unique feel. It comes complete with a full tool kit, keys, handbooks, and the original buff logbook, while its history file is a pleasure to read.
242 1972 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Sports Saloon V8/10618/RCA £65,000 £85,000 £71,300 €79,866 $92,764 Mid Ascot Grey over Dark Blue leather. RHD. Un-restored and highly original, this ‘Series 2’ Aston Martin V8 was manufactured and delivered to a dealership in Stroud, Gloucestershire in late 1972. It was registered and sold in March 1973, the first owner being Mr Kenneth Needs, chairman of a Bristol-based property company. Mr Needs owned the Aston until 1st December 1976 when it passed to the second owner, Mr Bernard Lay of Nunthorpe, Middlesborough. Details of subsequent owners are on file together with a letter from Aston Martin confirming the car’s build details. The current owner commissioned marque specialists Trinity Engineering to produce a condition report when he purchased the car in 2015, and in due course all issues identified were addressed, made good, and/or rectified at a cost of almost £35,000. The Bosch fuel injection and many other mechanical items were restored recently, and the valve clearances adjusted. All the original parts (where they are not exchange parts) that were renewed recently have been retained and accompany the car together with a detailed list and photographic record of all the recent work carried out at Trinity Engineering. The body and interior are believed to be largely un-restored and are in very good condition considering that the car is some 45 years old. The headlining, blue leather upholstery, and dashboard are all as original, while there is evidence that the Ascot Grey paintwork has been refreshed in places. The bodywork is not ‘concours’ but presents well, and it is understood that the sills and chassis outriggers have been replaced in the past. The wheels are in excellent condition, and the tyres are new Avon radials (original equipment). A full size spare wheel is present (shod with a new and unused Avon tyre) together with a jack. One of the few remaining un-restored examples, this well presented Series 2 comes with a thick and detailed file containing copies of original sales brochures, price lists, letters, service bills, MoTs, and a DBS V8 Instruction Book, together with photographs of the underside of the car and engine bay detailing as carried out at Trinity Engineering. It is MoT’d to the end of November 2018 and is offered with a V5C registration document.
243 1980 Bristol 412 Targa 7863198Z £15,000 £20,000 £23,000 €25,763 $29,924 15% Navy Blue over Cream leather. RHD. Running and driving well, the rare Bristol 412 offered here is an older restored example that still presents beautifully. The vendor purchased the car in August 1993 from Richard Fuggle of Bushey Heath, a well-known and respected specialist. Servicing has been carried out by Martin Barnes at American Cars and later by Bristol Cars themselves in London. This car and its stablemates have always been garaged in a dry, well-aired barn and in recent years maintained in situ by the same mechanic. The estate has a 1-mile circuit over which the cars have been regularly warmed up prior to use. Finished in Navy Blue with original cream leather interior, silver wheels, and excellent chrome, this fine example of a true connoisseur’s Gran Turismo is offered with a V5C document and current MoT expiring July 2019.
244 1949 Bristol 400 Sports Saloon 40085A1250 £80,000 £100,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Light Green over Biscuit leather. RHD. First registered in the UK in 1978, ‘GCJ 876’ is an older restored example which still presents well. The car is finished in light green, with original biscuit-piped green leather interior, and has silver painted wheels and good chrome. The vendor purchased the Bristol in September 1985 from Richard Fuggle of Bushey Heath, a well-known and respected specialist. Servicing has been carried out by Martin Barnes at American Cars and later by Bristol Cars themselves in London. This car and its stablemates have always been garaged in a dry, well-aired barn and in recent years maintained in situ by the same mechanic. The estate has an 1-mile circuit over which the cars have been regularly warmed up prior to use. Running and driving well, this beautiful Bristol is offered with a V5C document.
245 1967 Bristol 409 Sports Saloon 409/7631 £45,000 £50,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Dark Green over Red leather. RHD. Running and driving well, the rare Bristol 409 offered here is an older restored example that still presents beautifully. The vendor purchased the car in April 1989 from Richard Fuggle of Bushey Heath, a well-known and respected specialist. Servicing has been carried out by Martin Barnes at American Cars and later by Bristol Cars themselves in London. This car and its stablemates have always been garaged in a dry, well-aired barn and in recent years maintained in situ by the same mechanic. The estate has a 1-mile circuit over which the cars have been regularly warmed up prior to use. Finished in dark green with original red leather interior, silver wheels, and excellent chrome, this fine example of a true connoisseur’s Gran Turismo is offered with a V5C document and current MoT expiring July 2019.
246 1974 Bristol 411 Series IV Sports Saloon 7718440 £35,000 £40,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Gunmetal Grey with apparently re-trimmed Biscuit leather. RHD. interior, silver wheels, and excellent chrome, this fine example of a true connoisseur’s Gran Turismo is offered with a V5C document and MoT to June 2019. The cherished number ‘106 CAR’ is being retained by the vendor, and will be issued with an age related number my time of sale.
247 1954 Bristol 404 Coupe 404/2014 £80,000 £100,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Dark Green over Biscuit leather. Running and driving well, the rare Bristol 404 offered here is an older restored example that still presents beautifully. The vendor purchased ‘MHO 485’ in December 1985 from Richard Fuggle of Bushey Heath, a well-known and respected specialist. Servicing has been carried out by Martin Barnes at American Cars and later by Bristol Cars themselves in London. This car and its stablemates have always been garaged in a dry, well-aired barn and in recent years maintained in situ by the same mechanic. The estate has a 1-mile circuit over which the cars have been regularly warmed up prior to use. Finished in dark green with original Biscuit leather interior, silver wheels, and excellent chrome, this fine example of a true connoisseur’s Gran Turismo is offered with a V5C document and MoT to June 2019.
248 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster S661110 £500,000 £600,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Lavender Grey over Red leather. RHD. Mike Salmon (1), upgraded, raced and hillclimbed during ’54-’56, George Hilditch (2), unknown, D. Winstanley, restored ’70s, via Vintage Autos Ltd. to unnamed, offered at Bonhams Goodwood ’08 not sold $192k, restored. An original right-hand drive Special Equipment model, this XK is finished in the rare factory colour of Lavender Grey, with red leather interior. Since purchased by the vendor the car has been treated to a ‘body off’, ‘last nut and bolt’, total restoration, which was completed early in 2017. During this restoration the original un-restored cylinder block was found, but is separate and comes with the car. This XK has featured in many books and articles, and comes with an extensive history file containing, among other documents, copies of race programmes and period photographs. It recently featured in a photo shoot with fashion model, David Gandy.
249 1959 BMC 5 Ton Race Transporter 5K1774-147447 £45,000 £60,000 £64,400 €72,137 $83,787 7% Red and White Truck. RHD. Manufactured in October 1959, this BMC 5-ton PSV chassis was one of approximately 20 commissioned by the company’s management to serve as mobile Service Schools, which travelled around the dealership network training mechanics in the procedures required to maintain the newly introduced, front-wheel-drive Mini. This example is one of the later models, which were slightly longer and consequently roomier inside. Designed by Pinin Farina and built by Marshall’s of Cambridge with all-aluminium coachwork, they were equipped to a very high specification. When this particular unit’s training function ended, Basil Wales transferred it within the company to the Competitions Department where he worked. In its new role the vehicle was used to store and transport display boards with Special Tuning parts mounted on them, while also serving as a mobile stores and workshop on UK rallies carrying spares, welding equipment, a Hydrolastic pump, etc. After the Leyland merger with BMC, the 5-tonner was refinished in Unipart livery and used during 1975 as a race transporter by Leyland ST, which was running a team of Triumph Dolomite Sprints and a Morris Marina for promotional purposes. The previous owner discovered the vehicle at a disused railway station at Rednal near Oswestry, Shropshire in the early 1990s, but four years would pass before he finally managed to persuade the then owner to part with it. Apparently, the owner used the vehicle as a weekend ‘holiday home’ when he got fed up with life in his hometown of Manchester! When found, the rear of the body had been removed: a modification believed to have been made by a former owner who had used the vehicle to transport his race/stock car. For various reasons the restoration took nearly ten years and was not completed until 2005, during which time the previous owner contacted Basil Wales, formerly employed in BMC’s Competitions Department. Basil was very helpful and soon discovered that this particular truck was his: the one used to sell Special Tuning parts and to support the works rallying programme. Originally registered ‘BMC 43’, it came with an ‘H’ registration when found. In the course of rebuild the original BMC 5.7-litre engine and five-speed gearbox were replaced with a 6.0-litre Cummins 180 six-cylinder turbo diesel engine and its associated six-speed transmission, which had already done 80,000 miles installed in a truck. The standard two-speed rear axle has been retained and works as it should. We are advised that the cruising speed remains much as before, the conversion’s principal benefits being much improved acceleration and driveability. A small kitchenette, shower room, toilet and hot water heater have been installed, making for a comfortable billet at motor sports events, while the provision of an easy-to-use hydraulic tail-lift further enhances the transporter’s practicality. Photographs are available of the truck at various stages in its life including the restoration and conversion to transporter. The original engine and gearbox are included in the sale. The current vendor purchased ‘168 UXS’ at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in July 2011 (Lot 465). Since then the vehicle has benefited from £14,000 spent on making it reliable and useable. The vendor has driven this vehicle to several race meetings with a trailer attached and reports that it goes very well even when towing, cruising comfortably at 60-65mph all day long. His Austin-Healey 3000 fits in with plenty of room to spare. The distance from the partition behind the rear passenger seats and the loading door is 20 feet, so with little modification the interior would take two Mini Coopers. The vendor has fitted a workbench with storage and a vice; an additional storage container for fuel and oils; and a new winch. All seven tyres are new. Described by the vendor as in generally very good condition, this historic ex-works BMC 5-tonner is offered with a comprehensive history folder and V5C document. MoT and tax exempt, it will be driven to the sale. A transporter is the ultimate paddock accessory and this one is eminently suited to the role of Goodwood support vehicle.
250 1960 Aston Martin DB4 semi GT DB4/513/R £600,000 £700,000 £563,500 €631,196 $733,134 Mid Aston Racing Green over leather. RHD. This stunning re-creation of one of Aston Martin’s most iconic models started life as a standard DB4 Series 2. The current owner purchased the car in ‘barn find’ condition and commissioned marque specialists Chris Shenton Engineering to carry out a ‘no-expense-spared’ restoration. However, this was to be no ordinary restoration, for the project was to incorporate a number of significant developments and ideas to create a unique and interesting motor car. The first task was to dismantle the vehicle completely; the chassis was then fixed to a jig and shortened by 5″ to DB4 GT specification. Any corroded metalwork was cut out and new panels made and fitted as required. The chassis was then completely re-coated in red oxide and under-sealed. New aluminium panels were made for the bodywork, and once completed a new 30-gallon alloy fuel tank was made to the exact DB4 GT specification. The entire car was then painted in the familiar DB4 GT colour ‘Aston Racing Green’, and a special interior fitted and trimmed in best Connolly leather and Wilton carpeting. A new correct-type dashboard was made to house the correct DB4 GT instrumentation (sourced at great expense). While this considerable restoration and transformational work was ongoing, the owner and his restorer discussed the possibility of developing and fitting independent rear suspension that would be located in the original fixing points (a conversion that designer Harold Beach had always wanted). The conversion consisted of proven and well-known components engineered to form an independent rear suspension assembly mounted on a sub-frame. This form of installation would allow the standard axle to be removed and the independent assembly fitted onto the same locating points, without having to change or modify the original structure. Thus, the conversion could easily be removed at any stage and the suspension returned to standard if desired. The benefits of this up-rating are dramatically improved road holding, handling, and ride comfort; moreover, with a significantly up-rated engine being planned, it was felt it was the only way of coping with the expected substantial increase in power! Changes were also made to the front suspension to match, while new enlarged brakes were fitted to complement the projected additional power and available grip, consisting of special callipers/discs and a special handbrake cable installation, etc. Turning to the engine, it had been agreed that it would be appropriate for ‘990 SPE’ to be fitted with an exciting upgrade – to 4.7 litres! As the car was now in effect a DB4 GT with IRS, it was decided that the engine conversion should include a new twin-plug cylinder head casting to correct DB4 GT specification, together with new crankshaft, Cosworth pistons, Carrillo rods, etc. The engine has a compression ratio of 9.1.1 and has been set-up to run on premium unleaded fuel. Reassembled, the engine was connected to the dynamometer, recording the outstanding figures of 341bhp at 5,500rpm and 323ft/lbs of torque. It was then reinstalled and mated to a five-speed gearbox. After six years work, this unique blend of chassis, engine, IRS, and brakes has resulted in a most effective and exciting DB4 GT that is equally at home as a fast road/rally car or gracing the concours lawns. Chris Shenton Engineering are justifiably proud of this amazing motor car; when recently road tested, both drivers came back with smiles all round and both agreed that one word summed it up: ‘Superb!’ The owner is reluctantly selling only to fund an exciting new project. Beautifully presented, this motor car is indistinguishable from any of the 75 DB4 GTs originally produced, and outperforms, out-brakes, handles better, and looks better than an original that would command a price exceeding £2 million. It comes complete with current V5 (matching numbers); current MoT; a 65-page fully detailed invoice; build sheet; dynamometer printout; a full photographic record of the restoration; and restorer’s warranty. With all the surviving genuine DB4 GTs either in museums or private collections, this stunning re-creation represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a car built in the spirit of the original. via Bonhams ’10 $115k.
251 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Hooper Sports Saloon 3CP126 £130,000 £170,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Blue and White over Grey leather. RHD. Chassis number ‘3CP126’ was supplied on 17th September 1937 via W Watson & Co of Liverpool to J L Milligan of Birkenhead, and was kept by its first owner until at least 1965. Service records in the history file list a major engine and chassis overhaul in 1947; fitting a heater in March 1951; and a full service at Rolls-Royce’s Crewe factory in November 1963. By the early 1980s, the Phantom was resident in Northern Ireland where it spent almost a decade in the ownership of R-REC member Robert Huffam of County Antrim. In 1992 the car was acquired by well-known collector/dealer Terry Cohn. Its next owner, from February 1996, was Brian Brotherton, during whose nine years of custodianship the car was repainted in two-tone blue and silver and driven only some 2,000 miles. The current vendor purchased the Phantom at a UK auction in November 2005, since when it has covered 9,605 miles. The car is believed, but not warranted, to have covered only 57,540 miles from new. ‘3CP126’ has benefited from considerable expenditure while in the vendor’s care. Works carried out during his ownership include a complete engine rebuild; new upholstery in Stone Grey hide; new headlining, carpets, and interior woodwork; and re-chroming of various components (2006/2007). Further extensive works were undertaken subsequently, including rewiring the electrics; overhauling the hydraulic jacking system; installing an overdrive; and fitting five new Excelsior radial tyres (2015). Specialists involved include Classic Restorations of Alyth, Toye Engineering of Killyleagh, James Black Restorations of Ballinderry; Tim Payne of Whitney, John Little, and M J Pickles of Macclesfield. In total, the sum of £92,136 has been spent by the current owner over the last 12 years. Noteworthy features of this mightily impressive Phantom include a generous boot, original sunroof, rear window blinds, unusual rear wheel spats, side-mounted spare wheel, centre spotlight, and kneeling ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ mascot. The aforementioned history file contains copy chassis cards; tax discs dating back to 1985; MoT certificates dating back to 1961; a reprinted colour sales brochure, and sundry bills relating to the works listed above.
252 1956 Fiat Bartoletti Tipo 642 Transporter £500,000 £600,000 £402,500 €450,854 $523,667 -20% Blue Transporter. RHD. Maserati Inc. (1), used as a transporter for the works Grand Prix team, Lance Reventlow, USA (2), used as the Scarab transporter, Carroll Shelby (3), used to transport the works Cobra team, Alan Mann (4), used in the UK, David Piper (5), Steve McQueen/Solar Productions, Anthony Bamford (6), Mr. Duchene (7), Don Orosco, USA (8), restored at enormous cost. Mr Orosco’s pessimistic estimate of just how extensive – and expensive – the restoration of this FIAT-Bartoletti would need to be, proved to be well wide of the mark. The process proved infinitely more costly and demanding than anticipated, and included the manufacture of new windshields and rubber extrusions, and sourcing new-old-stock instruments. Extensive new framing and body panelling was required also. Mr Orosco and his restoration team had the Bartoletti-lettered pressed-steel stampings, which featured in various locations around the vehicle, painstaking remanufactured with new dies made, while 0.090″ thick steel panelling was hand-crafted and fashioned to re-skin the vehicle. The finish quality achieved was so fine that the surface required absolutely no filling before it was re-sprayed in-house at Mr Orosco’s workshop by Jesse Cruz in contemporary RAI team livery, as now offered here – the blue also corresponding closely to subsequent Shelby Cobra team colours. All the complex vehicle ramp equipment was serviced, renovated, and replaced where necessary. All the manual elevation lines were renewed, and the transporter cab, with a four-man bench seat in the rear, driver’s bucket seat plus a two-seat passenger section up front, was remade and re-upholstered. The original fold-down metal and canvas bunk bed was also renewed, this vital feature permitting en route driver changes without losing any vital travel time between race weekends and venues across Europe. The wooden decking was replaced in locking tongue-and-groove South African hardwood, each plank cut to differing widths as original, while storage area planking was renewed with vertical-grain fir. Fabrication on the project was handled by master craftsmen Olle Eriksson, Brad Hand, and Willy Stryker, with two hired-in fabricators. The restoration involved labouring five days per week for some 18 frenetically busy months to complete the task in time for the 2008 Monterey Historics race meeting at Laguna Seca, and the associated Pebble Beach Concours. Eventually this FIAT-Bartoletti was revived in all its original Reventlow Automobiles Inc team condition, apart from retention of the more practical Bedford turbocharged diesel engine in place of the – in truth – rather feeble original 92bhp FIAT power unit. The replacement engine has since proved capable of powering this FIAT-Bartoletti at an effortless 65mph cruise ‘…all day long, and it just doesn’t notice hills’. via Bonhams Revival ’15 $1.042 mil. to vendor (9). Since when it has been serviced by JD Classics and the electrical system inspected. The FIAT has been displayed at the Goodwood Revival (2016, 2017), the Goodwood Members meeting (2017, 2018), and Le Mans Classic (2016) where it completed a lap of the circuit.
253 2001 Lindsay LMP675 001 £20,000 £30,000 £59,800 €66,984 $77,802 Mid Black sports racing car. Commissioned by Lindsay International Sportscars Ltd, the Lindsay LMP675 was built by Lester Ray of Harrier Cars in Byfleet for the sole purpose of taking part in the 2001 Le Mans 24 Hours race. The drivers were to be Valentine Lindsay, Peter Hannen, and Rob Wilson, while the team also had designer Ron Tauranac of Brabham fame on board as a consultant. The LMP675 features an aluminium honeycomb chassis and an engine specially built by Nicholson McLaren Engines. A normally aspirated 3.3-litre Ford V8, this unit started life as a twin-turbocharged 2.5-litre for use in Indy Cars from the Nigel Mansell era. Nicholson McLaren bought all the engines from this series and converted this one into a normally aspirated unit. These engines were later used in a one-make ‘Seniors’ series with Nigel Mansell driving one of the cars. The gearbox is a NLT Hewland sequential six-speed unit with power flow differential. The Lindsay passed all the crash tests it was required to undergo for the 2001 Le Mans, being tested exhaustively at Bruntingthorpe, Donington, and Snetterton to great effect. Sadly, the entry for the 2001 Le Mans was considerably oversubscribed and the Lindsay did not get an entry. With the costs of modifying the car to 2002 specification rising inexorably, it was decided to draw a line under the project. With no other suitable racing categories available for this type of car at that time, the Lindsay was pushed into a garage and has remained there for the past 17 years, not turning a wheel. Although the car is totally complete and was a ready-to-go racer back when this happened, it will require full reconditioning, including overhauling the engine and gearbox, before returning to circuit use. Jarrah Venables, who runs the Global Endurance Legends series for GT and sports prototype racing cars, has confirmed the Lindsay’s eligibility for his series, and it would also be eligible for historic sports car racing. The history file contains couple of hundred photographs of the car being built, and video of it testing at Bruntingthorpe, Donington, and in the wind tunnel at MIRA. A spare set of wheels is included in the sale.
254 1984 Ferrari 308GTSi QV 53235 £70,000 £90,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Grigio Argento over Rosso leather. RHD. Representing the 308 in its ultimate, Quattrovalvole form, this example of Ferrari’s first Pininfarina-styled V8 road car was supplied via the UK importer, Maranello Concessionaires, and delivered new to the first owner in Perth, Western Australia. One of only some 184 right-hand drive models manufactured, this rare car returned to the UK in 1987. This Ferrari has been in the present ownership for five years; impeccably maintained, it has covered only 200-or-so miles in that period and drives beautifully with no known faults. Driven to the sale, it comes with full Ferrari dealer service history and all receipts for any maintenance and servicing carried out in Australia, the UK, and elsewhere in Europe. The most extensive history file also contains the original service book and folder; all the old MoT certificates; a V5C Registration Certificate; and MoT to June 2019. All the original tools and the original radio are included also.
255 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 198.042.7500345 £700,000 £800,000 £754,200 €844,805 $981,241 Mid Silver Grey Metallic over Black leather. via Studebaker Packard, fitted with sealed-beam headlights, Becker Mexico radio, and the optional lower-than-standard rear axle ratio. The original colour scheme was silver-grey metallic with blue leather interior, to unknown, later with Lelan Dysart, crashed, left front chassis member replaced, G. Stephen Muethe, TX ’70, unknown. In the present ownership, the car was sent to Stuttgart to be reviewed by Mercedes-Classic for a technical report. They have confirmed that the 300 SL retains original bulkhead chassis plate 198042-7500328, matching numbers engine, original front and rear axles, gearbox and bodywork, noting that the left front does show evidence of accident repair and that the steering box while also an original Mercedes unit appears to have been re-stamped with the number that the car would originally have had. All of which tallies with the anomaly of its lacking a number on the front chassis leg. From Muethe’s acquisition, through to the mid-1980s there is much correspondence on file. Initially, these letters detail a very precise restoration of the car, assessing each aspect of the work required, which he completed in 1972. It appears that Muethe sold the 300 SL by 1974, as there is a letter to a Mr. Romans, from the New Jersey chapter of the Gullwing Group inviting him to be a member, and at some point after that it moved north and for a time was owned by Donald A. Luster, based on Chicago’s prestigious N. Michigan Avenue in 1976. The last but one owner’s late father bought the car in the USA in California, where he is listed on the DMV records in 1987. The Mercedes was shipped to Norway, where it remained in long term ownership for the next 16 years, during that time the car was subject to some restoration work at London Mercedes dealership Rose & Young Ltd. It remained there until 2014 changing hands then to join an important Danish collection and once again at Bonhams, when it was acquired by the current owners last year. In terms of condition, the restoration is now a little aged, its interior probably dating from the Muethe restoration, and the paintwork likely from the 1980s. Despite this, the car presents well and has been reported by former owners to be driving well. It also comes with fitted luggage, albeit it is not known if these are period items. Offered in the iconic original scheme of Silver Grey Metallic, in which it was delivered new, it is accompanied by the large file of history including the recent Mercedes report, several instruction manuals and other factory publications. Alongside their Gullwing predecessor, 300 SL Roadsters are renowned long-distance tour cars, early ’57 examples being accepted for many Mille-style retrospectives.
256 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 490 £1,200,000 £1,500,000 £1,191,000 €1,334,080 $1,549,534 -1% Silk Cut livery over race. RHD. 3rd and final XJR-11, Monza ’90 Brundle/ Ferte 3rd, Silverstone ’90 Brundle/ Ferte 1st, Spa ’90 Brundle/Ferte DNF, Dijon ’90 Brundle 5th, renumbered #1190, Nurburgring ’90 Brundle/Ferte 3rd, Donington ’90 Brundle/Ferte Disq, Montreal ’90 Brundle/Lammers DNF, Mexico City ’90 Brundle/Lammers DNF, reverted to #490, raced by Suntec in the Japanese Prototype Championship, restored by TWR, unnamed ’91 (2), raced in the Historic Group C championships, well maintained, restored by JD Autos ’18, fully prepared.
257 1957 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Coupe S824030DN £55,000 £65,000 £71,300 €79,866 $92,764 10% Dark Blue over Cream leather. RHD. ‘NIW 150’ was the subject of a ‘ground upwards’ restoration in 2015 and has seen very little use since the rebuild’s completion in June of that year. The current owner has always kept the car inside a well-ventilated ‘Carcoon’ within his garage, and it has always started ‘on the button’. This XK will have had a full service and, although no longer a legal requirement, will have a fresh MoT at time of sale. The car also comes with restoration invoices and a V5C document. It should be noted that the engine has been changed at some time in the past. via Bonhams Beaulieu $26k.
258 1960 Sadler Formula Junior £35,000 £45,000 £34,500 €38,645 $44,886 -1% Yellow Single seater. This Sadler was purchased from the USA in 2009. When it arrived in the UK it had some inappropriate brake modifications, which were put back to Formula Junior specification. It was then used for two seasons after which a complete restoration was undertaken, the very strange nose cone being replaced with one closer to the original. The mould for this is included in the sale. Following the restoration, which was completed in 2012, a friend of the vendor rang to say that Bill Sadler was restoring a Formula Junior and would like to visit to re-familiarise himself with the car as he had not seen one for many years. He was very pleased with the restoration and signed the bodywork to show his approval. This Sadler was raced regularly for some years but has not been used for the last two seasons. We are advised that it is all in very good condition and that the engine has done fewer than 300 miles since being rebuilt, while the tyres have done approximately 550 miles. Competitive in its last race, this ultra-rare Canadian-built Formula Junior is eligible for various historic race series and events including Monaco and Goodwood.
259 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC Cabriolet AR*760054 £65,000 £75,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso over Nero leather. RHD. This rare Giulia GTC is the 54th of 99 right-hand drive models made; the whereabouts of only 12 others are reliably known. The car was discovered in a hangar a Stansted Airport in 1983, and between 1993 and 1998 was comprehensively restored by Richard Norris and Richard Banks (Alfaholics) while the engine was totally rebuilt by Bob Dove. At the same time, the chassis was strengthened using a factory kit plus deeper and stronger inner and middle sill sections, making for greatly reduced scuttle shake. In addition, the suspension was lowered by 1″. Body panels were supplied by Spider’s Web of Norfolk, and the hood by Steve Makita, while the boot lid was specially fabricated from two GT lids. The brakes were upgraded from Dunlop to ATE. Other departures from standard include the rear bumper (original one-piece type unobtainable); the front grille, which has an additional bar (original unobtainable); and the interior, which was re-trimmed in the 1990s. The Alfa was subsequently owned by Adam Wilder (1998-2003) and then by the present owner to date. Always kept garaged, the car comes with a comprehensive history file containing sundry bills and a full complement of MoTs. A must for any Alfa collector, this stylish convertible possesses a V5C registration document and comes MoT’d to July 2019.
260 1966 Mercedes-Benz 220SE 1110222082863 £50,000 £70,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Oyster Gold over Black leather. This Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupé was ordered new from the factory by Mr C J Hudson in January 1966 for his retirement and delivered to him in Germany, where he was then resident. The car was ordered in right-hand drive configuration with every extra offered by the factory at the time (see below). As the car was delivered in Germany, it had to have its speedometer in kilometres in order to be legal, and this remains in place. The original service book and the original driver’s manual are both available, with the former recording the first service at 450 kilometres carried out by Josef Spielvogel KG in Bergheim-Zieverich, Germany, which is still in existence today as a Mercedes-Benz dealership. In 1969, Mr Hudson moved back to the UK and thereafter had the car serviced at Mercedes-Benz Great Western Road and at a specialist Mercedes garage in Portman Close, Baker Street, London. In 1983, when the ‘mileage’ was some 51,000 kilometres, he sold the car to the present owner. Thereafter the car has been serviced almost exclusively by Steve Redfearn, the prominent Wimbledaon-based marque specialist for the Type W111 Mercedes-Benz. In 1990, needing a deposit for a house, the present owner sold the car to a Mr Haydon, who continued to have it serviced by Steve Redfearn. Mr Haydon in turn decided to sell the Mercedes in 2004, whereupon it was repurchased by the current owner. Thus the car has had three owners from new, with the current vendor having owned it for a total of 19 years. The current owner is selling now simply because he has acquired another W111, this time a V8-engined model, and has insufficient garage space for both cars. In total, and excluding overseas invoices, over £50,000 has been spent since 1990 keeping the car in perfect condition, including having the front seats re-upholstered in original Mercedes leather by a marque specialist in 2008. The engine was rebuilt by Steve Redfearn some 10,000 kilometres ago, and virtually all servicing and maintenance invoices are available for inspection. Restored in 2006, and without question one of the finest of its kind in the UK, this beautiful Mercedes-Benz coupe is finished in Oyster Gold with full black leather interior. Noteworthy factory options include green tinted glass, Behr air conditioning, power assisted steering, automatic transmission, metal sunroof (manual), and headrests. The provision of updated air conditioning internals is the only notified deviation from factory specification. Accompanying documentation consists of an old style logbook, sundry restoration invoices, a V5C Registration Certificate, and MoT to March 2019.
261 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe “Lightweight” Rep. 876211 £250,000 £300,000 £264,500 €296,275 $344,124 Mid Green over Black. RHD. As is so often the case with exotic, limited-edition competition cars, the Lightweight’s desirability and rarity has led to the creation of numerous replicas, there being many more such E-Types in existence today than there ever were in period. Finished in British Racing Green with black interior, this example boasts JD Classics’ latest-generation ‘High-Torque’ alloy-block 3.8-litre competition engine, with wide-angle 35/40-degree cylinder head and triple Weber carburettors, which drives via a four-speed all-synchromesh race gearbox. This Lightweight has been completely restored to current FIA competition specification and features an alloy monocoque; alloy body panels; lightweight peg-drive wheels; fire system; and the latest JD Sport single adjustable dampers, etc. Used by Jaguar Heritage Historic Racing in selected races during the 2012 season, it won at the Algarve Classic Festival, Portimao in 2016 and has been prepared for the 2018 historic racing season. A rare opportunity to purchase a highly competitive, race-winning car. A selection of race photographs accompanies the car.
262 1934 MG KN Sports to K3 spec. KN0261 £150,000 £170,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Red over Red leather. RHD. Originally a KN Magnette, ‘MG 4119’ was first registered in 1934 by University Motors, Chelsea and used as their demonstrator. Believed cut down and supercharged in 1947, it has carried a body thought to have been taken off ‘K3020’ (which is available to collect with the owner) and has been raced and hill climbed. The MG was purchased by the current vendor around 25 years ago, having previously been owned by Peter Green before he purchased ‘K3011’. Treated to a ‘ground upwards’ restoration in 2013 (bills available), ‘KN0261’ carries a beautiful and stunning Miglia Mille slab-tank body, with C-type scuttle top and dashboard, Miglia Mille internal exhaust, with the important K3 features. The car is finished in red with matching leather interior, the paintwork being described as excellent with a lovely patina. Newly rebuilt, the fast spec, supercharged engine incorporates a new 1,100cc K-series block, N-type cylinder head, and coil ignition, and drives via a large pre-selector gearbox. Offered with VSCC buff form, ‘KN0261’ represents a wonderful opportunity to own a convincing and well specified evocation of the famous K3 Magnette racer, which has spent the majority of its life in its current form.
263 1972 Ferrari 246GT 03354 £300,000 £400,000 £442,750 €495,939 $576,034 11% Grigio Argento over Nero leather. Keith took delivery of this Ferrari Dino new in 1972 and used it frequently when The Rolling Stones were on European tours. Alan Dunn, The Rolling Stones Tour Manager, recalled: ‘On these European tours of the 1970s, the band would fly to each gig and Keith, who avoided flying whenever he could, would choose to drive the Dino, frequently arriving at the band’s hotel in the middle of the night. The majority of the Ferrari’s mileage in Keith’s ownership was covered in this way.’ Keith had covered some 25,000 miles in the Dino before it was sold in 1986 to a prestigious private collection in Japan. The Ferrari remained in Japan until 2014 when it returned to Europe and was purchased at a Monaco auction by another rock star, Liam Howlett, co-founder of The Prodigy. The engine was then rebuilt (in 2015) by renowned marque specialist Joe Macari, and the following year the Dino was sold to the current owner. The latter advises us that the car has been maintained and serviced with no issues arising, and that the alternator was changed two years ago. The current mileage total of circa 30,000 is believed genuine. ‘GYL 157N’ is beautifully finished in Argento (silver) with Nero (black) leather interior, and sits on period-correct Cromodora alloy wheels. Offered with a UK V5C registration document, Japanese export certificate, and a letter from The Rolling Stones’ Tour Manager Alan Dunn confirming Keith Richards’ ownership, this highly collectible Dino represents an exciting opportunity to own not only a significant Ferrari but also a very significant piece of rock music memorabilia.
264 1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC 667092 £95,000 £110,000 £105,800 €118,510 $137,650 Mid Battleship Grey over Red leather. RHD. this XK120 was supplied in November 1953 via Henlys, London to its first owner, a Mr Leonard Reginald Snook of Portsmouth, and is considered to be one of the most original dropheads in the UK. From 1958 until the present day the car has had only two registered owners, the last change being in 2003, and it has not been offered for public sale during this entire period of time. After a long period of inactivity, the XK has been painstaking conserved over the last few years with every effort being made to retain its originality. Mechanically, the car has been maintained with all new parts as required including a new stainless steel exhaust system, alloy fuel tank, new hubs, drums and brake components, and most importantly a full rebuild of its original engine by the renowned XK specialists Sigma Engineering. The vendor states it is in superb mechanical order (one small change being a single 12-volt battery) and appears to have never had a single panel replaced or welded repair. The ‘time warp’ interior is totally original down to the smallest detail. The rear window, exclusive to the XK120 DHC, is intact and while the outer hood fabric was replaced, probably some 40 years ago, the interior lining is untouched. The original leather seats are wonderfully preserved, and while the woodwork is darkened with age and the original carpets are showing signs of wear, the car is a ‘time capsule’ and must surely be enjoyed as is and kept in its present condition. A remarkable XK120 showing a mere 50,000 miles on the odometer, ‘JBK 75’ comes with its original buff logbook and current V5 registration document.
265 1960 AC Ace Roadster SABTVRO3727134839 £150,000 £180,000 £108,333 €121,347 $140,945 -28% Red over Red leather. RHD. ex AC Cars chassis sourced by vendor, found in the AC Cars storage, other parts also sourced from AC, body completed by Aubrey Finburgh and Tom Bowhill, AC lightweight competition gearbox and ENV differential also sourced and fitted. The AC engine supplied with the parts was not of the correct type, being a UMB saloon unit. In discussions with Peter Duckett of AC Cars, the vendor was told that, according to the works ‘bible’, the engine originally in this chassis was ‘CLBN 2422’, which was removed and ended up in chassis ‘AE1171’. Numbered close to the original, an appropriate engine (‘CLBN 2410’) was obtained from Nigel Dawes and rebuilt by Rod Briggs. Very importantly, this engine is fitted with one of only three aluminium cylinder heads made by the works. The whereabouts of the other two is not known. Fred Larrimore stated that the head was the one used by Bob ‘Sideways’ Staples in his racing Ace (AE01 previously sold by Bonhams) and returned to the works when a valve spring broke. It was included in the spare parts purchased by the vendor. The valve spring was replaced and with shims to line up the rocker arms (the aluminium head is about 1 mm longer than the cast-iron one and this alters the rocker standard spacing) plus a new camshaft. The seats are factory items but needed alteration from Ace 2.6 (or Cobra?) to Ace shape. With the exception of the ammeter, all the instruments are factory .New cotton-insulated wiring has been employed in the reconstruction. The hood and frame are proprietary items, while the tonneau is factory but was for a left-hand drive car and has been converted. The windscreen is a curved late Ace style purchased from the factory and fitted in a frame made by Brasscraft. An original flat screen and frame is available. An aluminium fuel tank was purchased from the factory. The exhaust manifold is a copy of the original one fitted to the vendor’s Aceca and was made by Len Hartley, who used to make manifolds for Formula 1 racing cars. A number of such manifolds were made for ACOC members. John Tojeiro was taken for a ride in the completed Ace around the Cambridge Lanes and commented that the roadholding was ‘better than he remembered’. On completion the car had been registered as ‘DMT 70’. Unfortunately, it transpired that the DVLA did not agree that the vendor of the registration number ‘DMT 70’ actually owned it (although this was disputed). After lengthy discussions with AC Cars and the DVLA, and following an inspection of the car, it was agreed that the Ace was an exceptional case and that an age-related number (‘YFH 54’) could be allocated. During this time, Fred Larrimore signed a sworn affidavit confirming that the car was a genuine AC chassis and that the chassis number was believed to be ‘AE1172′. This was corroborated in a letter from the AC factory. However, the chassis had not been stamped and accordingly the DVLA issued its own number, which is present on the AC factory chassis plate. This Ace won the AC Owners’ Club’s Willoughby Trophy for the Best Amateur rebuild in 1999, and the Porter Shield at the Bugatti Owners’ Club’s Concours in 2012. It has featured in the ACOC magazine and is listed in the ACOC AC Ace Register as ‘AE1172’. Photographs of the car under reconstruction may be found in the history file together with a detailed list of the parts used in its construction and their origin.
266 1972 Ferrari 365GTC/4 15543 £170,000 £230,000 £184,000 €206,105 $239,391 Mid Marrone Colorado over Beige leather. RHD. Of the 500 Ferrari 365 GTC/4’s produced, only 41 were right-hand drive cars and this example is one of a mere 31 delivered new to the UK. Chassis number ‘15543’, was ordered through Maranello Concessionaires on 13th October 1971 and sold via Sytner of Mapperley to its first owner, a Mr Michael Home, on 6th June 1972. Remarkably, Mr Home kept the Ferrari until 2007, by which time the odometer reading was a little over 40,000 miles. The car has been maintained regularly by specialists such as Sytner, Graypaul, and Shiltech, and since Mr Home parted with it has had only three additional private owners, who between them have added 6,000 miles to the total. As one would expect of such a low mileage example, the degree of originality is exceptional, and the car comes with its original leather wallet, parts book, Voxson 8-trac stereo (with electric antenna) and tool kit. The Ferrari presents beautifully in its original Marrone Colorado with beige leather interior, and comes with an excellent history file containing correspondence between the factory and the original dealers, numerous invoices, MoT certificates, and notes from the original owner. A fabulous opportunity to acquire a true ‘time warp’ example.
267 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4SV ZHWBE81H3ALA03854 £220,000 £260,000 £201,250 €225,427 $261,833 Mid Black over Black leather. RHD. Production of 350 SVs was planned, though in the event only 186 were completed out of a total Murciélago production of a little under 4,000 cars. Finished in black with matching interior, the example offered here was imported into the UK from Singapore. Noteworthy features include 18″ alloy wheels, climate control, and a Kenwood in-car entertainment system. The speedometer was changed to an ‘MPH’ unit at time of importation and the car stickered to record the removed unit’s reading of 10,243km (6,365 miles). We are advised that only some 160 miles have been covered since then, making the total mileage from new circa 6,525. Freshly serviced by H R Owen and presented in generally excellent condition, it represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a fine example of this ultra-rare modern supercar.
268 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe 30837S107352 £110,000 £140,000 £120,750 €135,256 $157,100 Mid Riverside Red over Red vinyl. Left-hand drive, as were all Corvettes at this time, this collectible and rare first-year ‘Split Window’ Sting Ray was purchased from a private collection having been treated to a ‘last nut and bolt’ restoration to show condition in 2017/2018. Only a minimal mileage has been covered since the rebuild’s completion and the car remains is excellent condition. Finished in Riverside Red with matching vinyl interior, this stunning Corvette Sting Ray is offered with sundry restoration invoices, MoT to March 2019, and a V5C Registration Certificate.
269 1958 Jaguar XK150SE 3.4 Roadster S830705 £100,000 £140,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Old English White over Red leather. One of 2,173 left-hand drive roadsters out of a total XK150 production of 9,398, this matching-numbers example benefits from a recent ‘body off’ restoration and has covered only a handful of shakedown miles since completion.
270 1957 Bentley S1 Continental 2 door Saloon BC55BG £300,000 £350,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Silver over Blue leather. RHD. This ‘modern magic carpet’ was sold new to one R Hambro, very possibly a member of the eponymous banking dynasty. The car was originally finished in black with tan interior, and was first registered as ‘ULP 739’. The current vendor acquired the Continental in July 1982 and has been its custodian for the last 36 years. There are receipts on file totalling £65,000 for work carried out since 1988, much of it by Bentley specialist William Medcalf of Liss, West Sussex. Significant works carried out over the course of the last 30 years include a repaint in silver in 1998; woodwork and brightwork refurbished in 2001; interior re-trimmed in blue leather with headlining and boot lining renewed in 2007; automatic gearbox overhauled in 2015; hubcaps re-chromed in 2017; and the distributor converted to electronic ignition that same year. In recent years ‘ULP 739’ has successfully undertaken tours of the UK, Ireland, and the South of France, and has attended Wimbledon complete with picnic. At time of consignment the Continental performed faultlessly: the engine started promptly and ran quietly and smoothly, while the transmission worked correctly and sweetly. The height of sporting luxury in its day, this Beautiful S-Type Continental is offered with a comprehensive history file containing numerous bills for servicing and maintenance; a quantity of expired MoTs, tax discs, and insurance valuations; a V5C Registration Certificate; and MoT to July 2019.
271 1990 AC Cobra 427 S/C CSX4009 £120,000 £160,000 £140,300 €157,155 $182,535 Mid Black and White over Black leather. Prior to the closure of AC Cars (Brooklands) Ltd in 1996, Brian Angliss’s Autokraft had constructed a number of Cobras to original specification, the car offered here being one of only four 427 S/C models. Nearly all were supplied as rolling chassis with aluminium bodies, as was this car. When AC Cars went into receivership, this car was seized by the bailiffs and sold at auction to help pay off the company’s debts. It was purchased at that auction by the current vendor, together with various Cobra parts. The engine now in the car is an original 427 FE unit sent over from the USA in 1965 for a powerboat project but never used. Still in its ‘Ford of America’ crate, it had been purchased by the vendor in 1986 and had been in his possession, looking for a home, for many years before the Cobra came along. Stripped and blueprinted by renowned V8 engine builders SD Racing Services, the engine incorporates big-valve cylinder heads; solid valve lifters; a Lakeland steel bell housing; and a McLeod racing clutch assembly. Once it had been reassembled, the engine was dynamometer tested by Peter Knight Racing Services. The Cobra was then assembled by Gerry Hawkridge of Hawk Cars using original 1966 parts and new components to original specification. The body was then prepared and painted by Prestige Paint Perfection, the bill for this work alone totalling over £13,500. Specification highlights include 48IDA Weber carburettors; alloy racing brake callipers; aluminium competition radiator; 42-gallon long-range fuel tank; original top-loader gearbox; Aluminium limited-slip differential; and Halibrand alloy wheels – 7½ front/9½” rear – shod with Goodyear racing tyres. Only some 1,800 miles have been covered since the build was completed in 2003, and this mighty Cobra remains in generally excellent condition, MoT’d and ready to enjoy.
272 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster 660618 £120,000 £150,000 £109,250 €122,375 $142,138 -9% Suede Green over Brown leather. RHD. The XK120 was produced until 1954 and would prove to be the most popular of the XK series with 12,078 examples built, of which only 1,175 were right-hand drive roadsters like that offered here. A significant XK120, ‘FEA 738’ has had only three owners from new, the second of whom enjoyed the car for more than 44 years. A quite superb, cherished and un-restored example, the car is finished in its original factory livery of Suede Green with matching leather interior, and has the wing-mounted ‘semaphore’ trafficators – a very rare factory option. This car also retains its original tools, tonneau, side screens, and handbooks, and comes with a large history file containing the original purchase invoice, original buff logbook, Jaguar factory service records up to 1965, and tax discs dating back to the 1960s.
273 1962 Tojeiro EE-Ford Coupe TAD164 £400,000 £500,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Blue and White over race. RHD. Ecurie Ecosse (1), Buick engine and Corvair transmission fitted, Charterhall ’63 Dickson 2nd, Snetterton ’63 Stewart DNF, Silverstone ’63 Graham 14th, Snetterton ’63 Stewart 1st, Snetterton ’63 Stewart 3rd, Oulton Park ’63 Stewart DNF, Ford 289cui engine fitted, Silverstone ’64 Stewart 6th, Goodwood ’64 Stewart DNF, Brands Hatch ’64 Stewart 3rd, Snetterton ’64 Coundley DNF, Brands Hatch ’64 Coundley 1st, Brands Hatch ’64 Coundley 2nd, converted to a Spider, Jack Fisher (2), converted into the Fisher Special, raced through ’66, crashed badly, Phil Brewer (3), Bob Kerr (4), Hugh McCaig (5), vendor ’93, restored by Crosthwaite & Gardiner, who rebuilt and strengthened the multi-tubular chassis frame, and rebuilt the car overall to incorporate the original roof acquired from Jack Fisher. Brian Wingfield completed the project, the revived Tojeiro EE-Ford then being tested at Snetterton by touring car legend, the late David Leslie. As now offered here this intriguing rear-engined competition Coupé is described by the vendor as being in “A1” condition, with freshly rebuilt engine, a new gearbox, and new brakes. It has been raced in recent years in Historic events at Snetterton, Knock Hill, in the support race for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, and in the Whitsun Trophy at the Goodwood Revival Meeting. It is offered here complete with a spare gearbox, two spare wheels (one front and one rear) and a history file. Most crucially, it is offered complete with new RACMSA/FIA HTP papers, rendering such a rare endurance racing rear-engined Coupé highly attractive to organisers of the World’s leading Historic motor sport meetings. Ownership therefore provides an instant ticket “to the top table”. How David Murray would have approved…
274 1964 Aston Martin DB6 DB6/3292/R £200,000 £250,000 £158,333 €177,354 $205,997 -21% Opalescent Blue over Blue leather. RHD. Equipped with the optional automatic transmission and power assisted steering, this DB6 has been the subject of a bare-metal restoration, which included a mechanical overhaul and was completed in 2015 (photographs on file). The workmanship’s high quality needs to be seen to be appreciated, and the car is reportedly a delight to drive. Presented in generally very good condition, the Aston has formed part of a prominent private collection in the South of England and has been very well cared for. It is finished in opalescent blue with a matching blue leather interior, and comes with a V5C registration document, MoT to July 2019, and a history file. via Bonhams Goodwood ’13 $251k.
275 1959 Jaguar XK150SE 3.4 DHC S838017 £100,000 £130,000 £103,500 €115,934 $134,657 Mid Black over Red leather. RHD. One of only 662 drophead coupés made, this example of one of the most sought-after of XK150 variants is an ex-USA car that spent much time in California before returning to the UK – in excellent condition – in 1988. The car is finished in black with matching hood and contrasting red leather interior, the latter delightfully original, while other noteworthy features include a rare factory close-ration four-speed gearbox and body-coloured 16″ wire wheels shod with Avon radial tyres. All in all this is an excellent usable car that would make the basis of a wonderful restoration.
276 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 876192 £150,000 £200,000 £161,000 €180,342 $209,467 Mid Carmen Red over Black leather. According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Production Record Trace Certificate, this particular example – chassis number ‘876192’ – was built on 23rd November 1961 and despatched to Jaguar Cars’ New York distributor eight days later. Originally finished in Carmen Red with black leather and matching hood, it was supplied new by Falvey Motors of Ferndale, Michigan to a W H Mansfield. Relocated to the more car-friendly Californian climate thereafter, the E-Type was repatriated by the vendor during late 2014 on the understanding that it was ‘rust free’ and retained ‘all factory sheet metal, no cut out or replacement panels’. Said to be a ‘nice driver’ at the time, the E-Type was nevertheless entrusted to renowned marque specialist XK Engineering of Coventry with instructions that they restore the car to its former glory. Stripped back to bare metal and re-profiled as necessary, the bodywork was then painstakingly re-sprayed in its original Carmen Red, while the interior was re-trimmed in black, likewise to factory specification. The wiring, fuel system, exhaust, brakes, steering, and suspension all received attention, with numerous components being refurbished and repainted. The brightwork was renewed or re-plated, and a brand new black hood installed. Considerable time and effort was spent on ensuring that the opening panels (bonnet, boot, doors) fitted properly and sat well within their apertures. Rubber seals were replaced throughout and the wire wheels shod with fresh Avon tyres. In keeping with XK Engineering’s ethos, the wood-rim steering wheel was refurbished rather than replaced because it was deemed to be the one with which the car had left Browns Lane. Crucially retaining its original ‘matching numbers’ engine, this E-Type has been upgraded with one of Getrag’s five-speed manual gearboxes (Jaguar four-speed ‘box included). Not long emerged from XK Engineering’s workshops, ‘876192’ is a testament to their craftsmanship and worthy of the closest inspection.
277 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta 223362 £5,000,000 £6,500,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Nero Daytona over Pelle Nera leather. This extremely exclusive LaFerrari Aperta – one of only 210 examples worldwide – was hand built at Ferraris Maranello-based factory in March of 2017 and delivered new to the UAE. Beautifully presented in Nero Daytona livery, the exterior of this Aperta is complemented with a heavily optioned carbon package, 20-inch forged wheels finished in black, and yellow brake calipers. Looking inside this stunning LaFerrari Aperta, the interior is trimmed in Pelle Nera with Dettagli Rossi accents and stitching, including the red Cavallino emblem stitched into the headrests. This superb example is also fitted with Ferrari telemetry, a 4-point safety harness, and a sport exhaust. At the time of cataloguing, the Aperta has only 503 km logged on the odometer, and has formed part of a prominent Dubai-based supercar collection since it left the Ferrari factory.
278 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari 214127 £2,300,000 £2,800,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Grigio Fumo over Nero leather. Offered here is a spectacular example of Ferraris ultimate supercar to date. Completed at the Maranello-based Ferrari works in 2015, it was liveried in the stealth Gunmetal Gray Metallic with black center paint scheme and trimmed in black with neatly contrasting red accents – just as it appears today. Many options were checked on its original specification sheet including tasteful use of Alcantara and Carbonfibre on the interior, sport exhaust, glossy black painted wheels and much more, making this LaFerrari a true masterpiece of design and engineering. As it stands at the time of cataloguing, just over 5,800 kilometers have been covered, and the car has formed part of a prominent Dubai-based Supercar collection from new until recently. The Ferrari remains in factory original condition, with very light signs of use. The sale of this spectacular Gunmetal Gray Metallic LaFerrari presents an incredible opportunity for an intelligent collector to acquire the pinnacle of Ferraris road going achievements.
279 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport VF9SG25243M795038 £1,400,000 £1,900,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Chocolate Brown over Cognac leather. As revealed by a plate placed under the hood, the spectacular Veyron offered here is the 38th Super Sport specification model to have left the state-of-the-art Bugatti plant in Molsheim, France. Upon completion, this remarkable vehicle was delivered new to a very lucky individual in Switzerland. Any Veyron is truly a sight to behold, and this example is no exception with its striking exterior color combination of chocolate brown with black trim accents. The interior is equally dazzling with exquisite cognac-colored and brown hides and luxurious fabrics covering nearly every surface within. More recently, the Bugatti entered a prominent, Dubai based individual’s collection of supercars. With just under 2,500 kilometers on the odometer at the time of cataloguing, it is safe to say that the vehicle has lived a pampered life and presents as near to factory original condition as possible. As is standard with Bugattis of this vintage, the car was not built to a certain geographical specification, so is considered a ‘world-car’. The Super Sport is truly a landmark automobile and will surely continue to be a desired entity in the eyes of collectors and enthusiasts across the world. Now is the opportunity to obtain a stand out example of the Veyron’s final, fully developed form. Please note if the car remains within the EU, VAT at 20% will be added to the hammer price and buyer’s premium.
280 1947 Bentley Mark VI Windovers DHC B108AK £120,000 £140,000 £120,750 €135,256 $157,100 Mid Brewster Green over Dark Green leather. RHD. Chassis number ‘B108AK’ was completed in August of 1947 to the order of Sir Alexander Rogers. The Bentley was bodied as a drophead coupe by the respected coachbuilding firm of Windovers. Founded in 1856 in Huntingdon but from 1924 based in North West London, Windovers diversified into the manufacture of motor bodies in the early 1900s, concentrating on quality marques – chiefly Daimler and Rolls-Royce at first – before adding the likes of Alvis, Armstrong-Siddeley, Lagonda, Lanchester, Mercedes-Benz, and Bentley to its portfolio in the 1930s. The coachwork is believed to be unique, with a disappearing hood design, concealed when lowered by a panel of folding coachwork, which is secured with a coach key. It is understood that this particular body – number ‘6645’ to Design ‘101’ – is one of the last, if not the very last, built by Windovers. ‘B108AK’ changed hands in 1950 when purchased by Brook Tool Ltd of Birmingham, and then again in 1952 when purchased by R and W H Symington Ltd of Market Harborough. It was acquired in 1958 by Mr R V Fontes of Knutsford in Cheshire, and at some time in the mid/late 1980s was sold by David Baldock, as a restoration project, to Merrick Edwardes. ‘B108AK’ had been in Canada for many years, was complete in every respect but needed a full restoration. Merrick Edwardes intended to restore the Bentley for his own use, but after a great deal of persuasion sold the car to Peter Channing and restored it for him during the early 1990s. This thorough restoration included a new ash frame, coachwork restoration, brightwork restoration and re-plating, a new hood and interior, and also extensive mechanical works. Mr Channing also wanted to upgrade the car with a 4½-litre Bentley R-Type engine and automatic transmission (the original engine had a cracked block and was unserviceable). A donor R-Type was purchased (chassis number ‘B236WH’) and the engine, gearbox, and steering column were removed, overhauled and fitted to ‘B108AK’ as per Mr Channing’s instructions. At the same time the engine was modified for increased power and torque to this end Oselli Engineering gas flowed the cylinder head and an R-Type Continental exhaust was fitted. Following the completion of the works, the car was carefully maintained and serviced to a very high standard. Respected marque specialists Frank Dale & Stepsons first supplied ‘B108AK’ to Mr Peter Ralphs, who owned a small collection of desirable motor cars. Subsequently it was bought by Ivor Gordon, the Chairman of Frank Dale & Stepsons, and was the last car he bought before he passed away. In more recent times, while residing at Frank Dale & Stepsons, the Bentley’s condition has been improved once again, with coachwork improvements and a change of colour to Brewster Green. A new dark green hood was fitted, the woodwork refurbished to show standard. The car was also mechanically reviewed and prepared. Presented in excellent condition, this rare coachbuilt Bentley MkVI drophead comes with a complete selection of original small and large tools, and an extensive history file documenting the works carried out over the past 20 years.
281 1964 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/1692/R £650,000 £750,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Rothesay Red over Cream leather. RHD. This DB5 left the factory in September 1964 finished in Sierra Blue with Fawn trim, and according to the accompanying copy guarantee form was sold through agents Brooklands to Woodward (Hampstead) Ltd, a firm of furniture manufacturers. DVLA records show the DB5 belonging to a Mr George Martin White from Kensington in 1968 and under the same ownership in Gerrards Cross in 1970. It returned to the factory in 1971 for servicing at 57,000 miles before changing ownership again in 1975 to Leigh Road Garage in Chulmleigh, Devon and subsequently to Mr Anthony Finney from Cheltenham in 1977. No further ownership change is recorded until the DB5 came into the hands of dealers Antea Cars of Wandsworth, London, and at some time later it was exported to Japan. The DB5 remained in Japan until it was discovered by marque specialist Desmond Smail in original condition and still sporting its factory colour and trim combination. Several months later, the DB5 was repatriated to the UK and sold to its current owner with a view to a full ‘ground upwards’ restoration. The new owner commissioned Desmond J Smail Ltd to commence the restoration, which was completed in 2014. This exacting restoration includes industry-leading body and chassis fabrication by Bodylines matched to superb quality Aston Martin Rothesay Red paintwork by Lone Pine. Works carried out included a full engine rebuild to 4.2-litre specification with Cosworth pistons; gearbox and axle re-builds; and a full re-trim with Connolly hides and Wilton carpeting by Desmond’s ex-factory trimmer, Joe Dorrill. The DB5 is now as good as, if not better than, the day it left the factory, incorporating a few discreet modern additions that include air conditioning; music system with i-Pod connection; electric cooling fans; and sound and heat proofing. Although the car has covered only 2,000 miles since restoration, it has been lovingly maintained, serviced, and MoT’d every year with a total spend by the current owner in excess of £230,000 to date. This is a matching numbers car with its original engine and gearbox, and comes with manufacturer’s build sheets, Heritage Certificate, and fully documented restoration history. This beautiful DB5 is in beautiful condition and is ready for use.
282 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X Pack SCFCV81VXKTR12659 £300,000 £400,000 £345,000 €386,446 $448,857 Mid Dark Green over Cream leather. First registered on 1st August 1989, this outstanding Aston Martin Vantage X-Pack has been cherished and cosseted from new by its single careful owner, as evidenced by the extensive and continuous documentation on file in the form of invoices, expired MoTs, old registration documents, etc. Purchased when the owner was only 28 years old, the Vantage received its first service at Aston Martin Lagonda’s Newport Pagnell factory on 1st September 1989, which included fitting the optional sports exhaust system. Since then the car has been serviced regularly by the factory and recognised specialists R S Williams and Tony Christie Classic Engineering. Details of some 23 services are on file, the last being carried out by Aston Martin Works in May 2017 at 48,538 miles (less than 300 miles ago). Finished in green with matching fawn-piped leather upholstery, the latter preserved in excellent condition, this ultimate V8 Vantage X-Pack presents beautifully and is a testament to the inherent quality of this hand crafted British supercar.
283 1969 Jaguar XKSS Replica Lynx Replica P1R43103BW £300,000 £350,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Red leather. This particular car was built using a 1969 E-Type Series 2 donor car, which contributed its engine, suspension, brakes, etc. Built to full XK SS specification, the car was completed in 2015 and registered to Lynx Motors (International) Ltd in Germany as a new car with TüV certification (paperwork available). The current vendor purchased the XK SS in 2015, since when it has been serviced regularly. Of riveted aluminium sheet, the coachwork conforms to the original method of construction. Unlike the 3.8-litre original, this Lynx XK SS is powered by a rebuilt 4.2-litre XK wet sump engine incorporating ‘fast road’ specification camshafts; a ported and gas-flowed cylinder head; and triple Weber 45DCOE carburettors. Maximum power is 270bhp at 4,500rpm, which is transmitted via a Getrag five-speed gearbox. Other noteworthy features include a full-width screen; Dunlop 16″ wheels with spinners; D-Type instruments and switch gear, Steve McQueen-specification XK SS seat cushions and glove box hatch; detachable steering wheel; Monza-type fuel cap; seat belts; stainless steel luggage carrier; removable side screens; black hood; and authentic under bonnet detailing. Finished in gloss black with contrasting red leather interior, this exceptional XK SS replica is worthy of the closest inspection.
284 1924 Bugatti Type 30 4238 £400,000 £600,000 £540,500 €605,432 $703,210 Mid Black over Beige leather. RHD. According to factory records #4238 was uniquely ordered on 15 May 1924 with a twin Zenith carbureted engine number 242/5, four-wheel (rear brakes were standard) cable operated big drum brakes, four-wheel shock absorbers, and racing bodywork with staggered seats for added driver maneuverability and greater passenger space,Mr. Cagnard (1), Mr. Roger ’28 (2), raced, unknown, discovered, Mr. Pierre Deliere/ Musée Automobile de Provence ’63, restored, vendor ’12, well maintained and used. According to a comprehensive review of the automobile by Daniel Lapp, a FIVA judge and noted Bugatti historian who had been personally familiar with the car since 1977,the vehicle, save for its tail end, is described as of “Bugatti Factory Signature”, further evidenced by the engine original 242 stamping on the sump. The assembly numbers, 3, on the rails (front and rear) and rear axle number, 867, are all proper and correct to factory spec. Further information on car no. 4238 early history in an exhaustive report by Bugatti Historian Kees Jansen is also available.
285 1955 Chris Craft Cobra 21ft Speedboat £60,000 £80,000 £65,550 €73,425 $85,283 Mid However, if Sam Norman had passed by 5th Avenue just one year later he wouldn’t have been able to buy one, for the Cobra was produced in 1955 for one year, with just 52 18 footers built and 56 21 footers. Statement made, Chris-Craft moved on, as Sam Norman pulled strings to bring his 1955 Cobra 21 home on The Queen Mary. BAL-AMI, so named after his juke-box company, became a fixture of the Côte d’Azur where it stood out among the Rivas as Sam duelled with another Cobra belonging to none other than the Aga Khan. In the custodianship of Sam’s son Vic, BAL-AMI was campaigned on Lake Windermere in the early 1990s. She won the speed trial on a Friday with speeds approaching 50mph, but in the Saturday race a recovery drive from three laps down ended when a plank dislodged as a result of corroded fixings. Vic managed to steer the leaking craft to the shore and in 1994 commissioned Mills Dock Yard to restore the hull below the waterline, renewing the double-diagonal mahogany bottom planking with epoxy between the layers, fastening with silicone bronze screws, sheathing with light woven fabric and sealing with epoxy. With further restoration completed in 2014 BAL-AMI’s deck and top-sides nevertheless retain their original planking, testament to the quality of build and materials used in this exotic craft. In 2017 she performed superbly at the Associazone Scafi D’Epoca E Classici classic boat festival on Italy’s Lake Maggiore. Now fitted with a velvet-drive Crusader 350ci V8 with 10 hours running time, BAL-AMI also comes with her original 331ci Chrysler Hemi, which is complete but needing a rebuild. Within the ownership of one family from new, as is often the case with Chris Craft Cobras, there are less than a single handful of Cobra 21s in the UK. The Cobra’s rarity is on a par with the Ferrari 250 California spider, yet BAL-AMI is distinguished further as, without doubt, the only one to have crossed the Atlantic on The Queen Mary.
286 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 DHC LML/1047 £230,000 £260,000 £272,550 €305,293 $354,597 5% Midnight Blue over Light Blue. RHD. At least 102 drophead coupés were constructed on the DB2/4 chassis. The late example offered here, chassis number ‘LML/1047’, was retailed via Brooklands of Bond Street and sold new in November 1955 to Arnold Smith Esq of Moores Garage (Doncaster) Ltd. The accompanying copy guarantee form records the original colour scheme as Blue Haze with matching interior trim, and notes that it was re-cellulosed (repainted) twice, the colour being changed to Midnight Blue on the second occasion in October 1961. The car was first registered as ‘TDT 500’. The form lists three further owners: Metal Suppliers Ltd of Sheffield, W Barker of Luton, and T W Grillo of Godalming, none of these changes being dated. Between Messrs Barker and Grillo, who in fact purchased the car in 1976, there were at least two other owners (Richard Wilkinson and John Badcock respectively) as evidenced by the accompanying copy of an old-style continuation logbook (issued 1962). The current vendor purchased the Aston from Thomas Grillo in September 2014. In May 1962, while still registered to Wilkinson, ‘LML/1047’ was the subject of a road test carried out on behalf of Station Garage (Taplow) Ltd by Aston Martin Lagonda, whose detailed report is on file. The accompanying history file also contains photographs and numerous bills dating from the 38 years of Thomas Grillo’s ownership, testifying to the care and attention he lavished on the car. Significant works carried out include body repairs and a re-spray (1999); rear axle overhaul (2001); ‘lead-free’ cylinder head conversion (2003); engine overhaul by Trinity Engineering (2006); distributor rebuild (2012); renovation of the convertible hood, frame, etc (2012); new carpets and hood bag (2012); and overhaul of the timing chains and tensioners (2013). Described by the private vendor as in generally good condition, the engine being rated as ‘excellent’, this rare and desirable DB2/4 drophead is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate and the aforementioned history file.
287 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS AM115/49*1990 £180,000 £240,000 £207,000 €231,868 $269,314 Mid Blu Pervinca over Bianco leather. Maserati Classiche confirms that this left-hand drive Ghibli SS was supplied new in February 1971 to the Society HURT SpA in Arco, Vicenza, Italy. It was originally finished in Blu Pervinca (Periwinkle Blue) with a white Connolly hide interior. The car remained in Italy, although the history from that time is limited. At some point it was registered in Florence, and a copy of the Italian registration document from that time is on file. Also on file is the ASI certificate from 2003, which establishes that the Ghibli is original and has matching numbers. The current owner bought the car around 2007 in Italy and imported it into the UK. From then onwards it has been serviced by renowned marque specialists McGrath Maserati, for which there are extensive bills on file for mechanical work and routine servicing. In 2010, the Ghibli was displayed at the Salon Privé at the Hurlingham Club, but mostly it has been used sparingly. In 2012 an interior re-trim was carried out in cream hide, and in 2014 a body restoration was started by McGrath Maserati and their bodywork partner, Prestige Restorations. The resulting works included fitting new sills inside and out, new door skins and frame repairs, and other minor repairs to what was otherwise a good bodyshell. After this, the body was stripped back to bare metal and repainted in the original Blu Pervinca (bills on file). Fresh from this restoration and fully fettled by McGrath, this superb car is now offered for sale by the deceased owner’s executors.
288 1973 Ferrari 246GT 06648 £230,000 £260,000 £247,250 €276,953 $321,681 Mid Rosso Corsa over Nero leather. RHD. Originally finished in Azzurro Metallizzato with black vinyl interior, chassis number ‘06648’ – a right-hand drive E-series car fitted as standard with Cromodora alloy wheels – was delivered to the UK’s official Ferrari importer, Maranello Concessionaires, in June 1973. In August of that year the Dino was sold to its first owner, Barry Jones of Ringwood, Hampshire, passing to its second owner, Tony Burke of Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire early in 1975. The current vendor purchased the car from Mr Burke in November 1975 (at 17,000 miles) and has been its custodian since then. Important works carried out over the course of the last 43 years include a re-trim in black leather (1976); fitting a stainless steel exhaust (1984); bare-metal re-spray (1989); new rear screen (1992); suspension powder coated (1993); wheels refurbished (2001); new starter motor (2007); new fuel pump (2014); and engine and chassis water pipes replaced (2017). For the last 25 years the Ferrari has been looked after by GTC Engineering of Silverstone. Its owner has used the Dino sparingly (the current odometer total is only 28,057 miles) and advises us that he has tried to cover 500 miles annually for the last 8-10 years. Original apart from the changes detailed above, the car comes complete with its original leatherette wallet with handbook and duster; original wheel chock, jack and tool kit; two ignition keys; and a most comprehensive history file containing MoTs, bills, etc.
289 1948 Aston Martin DB1 AMC48/7 £220,000 £280,000 £345,000 €386,446 $448,857 23% White over Green leather. RHD. The car offered here, chassis number ‘7’, was displayed on the Aston Martin stand at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show, and then was used by the works for experimental purposes while owned privately by David Brown. Its history for the next 30-40 years is not known, though the AMOC Register records an appearance at the Greenwich concours in 1980 when the car was entered by someone called Whitaker, winning the Denman Trophy. In 1989, this car was imported into Japan by the Azuba Motor Co Ltd, which had been appointed as an authorised importer by Aston Martin in 1986. During the boom years of the Japanese economy in the late 1980s/early 1990s, the Aston formed part of the private collection of Mr Kitaro Watanabe, at that time the world’s sixth richest man according to Forbes magazine. During the 2000s, the Aston participated in various minor historic car events in Japan. Maintenance and servicing were carried out by Azuba Motor Co Ltd. A possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the serious collector to own one of these ultra-rare and historic Aston Martins.Should the vehical remain in the EU, local import taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.
290 1962 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Sports Saloon BC132CZ £90,000 £120,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Light Blue over Beige leather. RHD. Records show that chassis number ‘BC132CZ’ was sold new to in June 1962 to one A Sherman and was first registered as ‘877 ELH’. The current vendor – Clive Richards OBE, KSG, DL – acquired the Bentley from renowned marque specialists P&A Wood on 15th February 1983, paying for it out of his company’s account (copy invoice on file). At that time, one of the vendor’s companies – Micro Business Systems plc – floated on the London Stock Exchange; he was Chairman, and before the floatation, MBS bought the Bentley for him. Several years later, when the vendor retired from MBS, he bought the Continental back via his own company and has since transferred ownership into his name. Offered with a substantial history file, ‘BC132CZ’ represents a rare opportunity to acquire a fine example of this peerless Bentley Grande Routière.
291 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback BC18D £700,000 £800,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Midnight Blue over Tan leather. RHD. via Franco-Britannic Motors to André Embiricos, France (1), special features included a Bluemels steering wheel, via Jack Barclay to W Bateman, UK ’56 (2), via P&A Wood to Clive Richards (vendor) ’86 (3). Sold to benefit the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity. Also known as BC15B?
292 1988 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation 58163 £130,000 £150,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Black. RHD. An exact recreation of a Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, the car offered here is the first in a series of 11 built by Werner Oswald. Known as ‘WOK1’, it was assembled largely from original parts for Oswald’s personal use. Werner Oswald had bought the company name ‘Frazer Nash Cars Ltd’ and thus was free to construct exact reproductions. As such, this car was awarded FIA/HTP papers in 2010 making it eligible for many of the most prestigious historic events. After leaving Oswald’s ownership, this car passed through the hands of various enthusiasts including actor Ray Winstone, renowned collector Peter Mann, and past chairman of the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association Julian Sutton. Restored in 2015, ‘625 PPO’ is fitted with full weather gear: windscreen, hood, side screens, windscreen wiper, and a lockable boot for rallies/touring. For sports car racing the spare wheel and windscreen may be removed, and aero screens and a tonneau cover fitted. With the wings removed this supremely adaptable machine qualifies as a Formula 2 Historic Grand Prix Car. Offered with its FIA Historic Technical Passport, sundry restoration invoices, and a V5C Registration Certificate, this highly versatile competition car represents a great value-for-money opportunity for some truly world class motoring.
293 1971 Ferrari 246GT 02640 £180,000 £240,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Corsa over Crema and Nero leather. RHD. Manufactured in 1971, chassis number ‘02640’ was first registered in the UK on 6th March 1978 having been imported from the USA. The Ferrari was registered as ‘XKJ 711S’ and owned by Mr Paul Watson. Documents on file show that the engine was rebuilt in August 1979 by Modena Engineering Ltd, and that the car was converted to right-hand drive in February 1982. On 12th September 1984, the registration changes to ‘376 VVK’, the new keeper being recorded as Mr Malcolm Scott. During 1987-1988, an extensive restoration was carried out by Fosker Engineering at a cost of £32,438. In December 1986, the Ferrari passed to a new keeper, Mrs Teresa Watson, the registration changing to ‘RWW 64’. In October 1990, the Ferrari was registered to Ocean Marine Trustees of R W Wells Trust and then in June 1993 to Richard W Wells. New owner Robert H Hogarth acquired the Dino in October 2004, and on 7th February 2005 the registration changed yet again, on this occasion to the current ‘BSK 747’. On 22nd December 2007, the car passed to the next owner, Andrew Lorry, and then, on 5th April 2014, to the current vendor. Currently MoT’d, the car comes with a history file containing ownership records, sundry restoration invoices, and a V5C registration document.
294 1926 Sunbeam 3 litre Super Sports Tourer 4001G £180,000 £240,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Green and Ivory White over Green leather. RHD. Sir Henry Segrave (1), displayed at Olympia and Scottish Motorshow, taken to USA, given to Mr S O Greening, Canada (2), various, Ford V8 fitted, stored outside for a decade, discovered ’67, John Sebert, Canada, A.C. Miller, UK ’78, G. Harper ’79, 3 further owners, restored by Colin Clifford ’01. Various modifications and upgrades have been incorporated to make the Sunbeam safer and more reliable. These include coil ignition (using the magneto points); a voltage regulator, wiring, and fuses; electric fuel pump (supply pipe via Autovac); fuel filter; lights adapted to accept modern bulbs; sidelights modified to act as flashing indicators; toolboxes on the running boards; additional windscreen wiper; electric radiator fan; modern oil filter; knock-on wheel nuts (originals retained); heavy-duty brake drums (originals retained); and much more besides. A full list of all modifications is available together with a history file containing photographs of the restoration, copies of related invoices (totalling circa £110,000), and a schedule of the suppliers and firms involved. The file also contains general correspondence, shipping paperwork from 1938, an original handbook, and Sunbeam Talbot Darracq Register letter confirming that chassis ‘4001G’ was registered in January 1927 as ‘UK 3059’. The original dials for the cars gauges and instruments have been retained and are offered mounted in a display frame with the lot. Since restoration, the car has been used sparingly, covering fewer than 9,000 miles. All MoT certificates are present to support this. ‘UK 3059’ has attended various VSCC events including ‘The Great Gathering’ of 3-Litre Sunbeams, and has been used as a course car at Cadwell Park. It also attended the STD Register’s 80th anniversary at Beaulieu of the 1927 Land Speed Record; has won several 1st Class concours d’élégance awards; and been filmed for the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Sports Relief Special with presenter Tim Wonnacott at Lord’s Cricket Ground. A full write up of the car has been published in Practical Classics magazine, and it has also been featured in Classic & Sports Car and The Automobile.
295 2018 Honda NSX 1HGNC1200JY730011 £115,000 £150,000 £132,250 €148,138 $172,062 Mid Valencia Red over Orchid leather. RHD. First registered on 14th June 2018, this NSX is finished in Valencia Red and incorporates the following options: carbon ceramic brake discs, red brake callipers, carbon fibre interior sports package, full leather powered and heated sports seats in Orchid, black Alcantara headlining, interwoven wheels (machined), and the navigation and parking technology package. All of which, with the addition of private registration “NSX 22”, brought the purchase price up to almost £180,000. Due to a change of plans, the car is offered for sale by its first owner having covered a mere 18 miles from new. An exciting opportunity to acquire an effectively brand new example of Honda’s flagship supercar at a fraction of the original purchase price.
296 1971 Porsche 911S 2.2 Coupe 9111301356 £120,000 £150,000 £157,550 €176,477 $204,978 5% Light Green over Black leather. RHD. This particular 2.2-litre 911S is one of only 44 right-hand drive examples delivered to the UK in 1971 out of 78 cars in total, making it a very rare Porsche indeed. Sold via Duncan Hamilton in 1971, there is a photo on file of the car outside the Duncan Hamilton dealership, and it still bears the dashboard sticker from this sale. The current vendor owned ‘GPK 50K’ during 1978/1979 and then, upon seeing it for sale some 30 years later in 2009, had to acquire it. A six-year comprehensive restoration then ensued, the task being entrusted to Andy Prill (Prill Porsche Classics), one of the most highly respected specialists in the business. The Porsche was returned to its delighted owner in October 2015, since when it has been used sparingly, covering a mere 800-or-so miles. Presented in beautiful condition, this expertly restored 911S is offered with current MoT, a V5C Registration Certificate, and restoration bills totalling some £75,000.
297 1960 Jaguar XK150S 3.8 Coupe T825157DN £100,000 £130,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Red leather. RHD. Representing the XK150 in its ultimate configuration, with the 3.8-litre engine and overdrive gearbox, this rare ‘S’ coupé was manufactured in February 1960 and supplied to Henlys in London. The car was originally finished in black with red interior, the same colour combination it has today. The accompanying original logbook lists only three owners, the last of whom, Harry Walker, acquired the XK in the late 1960s and is recorded as previous keeper on the current V5C. The present owner purchased the XK from JD Classics in November 2000. JD Classics’ correspondence on file states that the car was to be fitted with JD Sport four-pot brake callipers; JD Sport power steering; JD Sport electronic ignition; new chromed wire wheels; JD Sport electric sunroof; auxiliary electric engine cooling fan; and doorframe-mounted rear-view mirrors. Pre-delivery preparation was to include replacing various items of brightwork to include boot lid trim, door handles, etc; removing the wing mirrors; and carrying out an MoT and thorough service. In January 2003, the car was despatched to Forge Garage, Frittenden for a complete overhaul of the engine, gearbox, and overdrive, the former being converted to accept unleaded fuel in the process. A later (up-rated) Jaguar oil pump and an up-rated radiator were fitted also. The accompanying history file is most comprehensive, containing the aforementioned logbook, JDHT Certificate, sundry bills, a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs, and a current V5C registration document.
298 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary Limousine SCAZN0004FCH14000 £80,000 £100,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Royal Blue over Cream 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.
299 1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV DHC SCAZD02C5SCH50170 £200,000 £250,000 £255,300 €285,970 $332,154 2% Royal Blue over Magnolia leather. RHD. Despite its sky-high asking price, the model proved a major success for Rolls-Royce; periodically revised and up-dated, it remained in production well into the 1990s, the last (Convertible) examples being delivered in 1995, by which time the car was being manufactured in improved Mark IV form. Retained by the factory, this MkIV example is the last of the original Corniche series produced and is offered for sale by Bentley Motors. Its accompanying factory specification sheet lists the following non-standard features: *Silver inlay to all woodwork *R-R emblems to waist rails *Woodwork to be medium tone and highly figured at time of build *Air bag front and rear plus steering wheel cowl to be trimmed in Royal Blue hide *Silver R-R logos to picnic tables *Headlining – magnolia cloth Currently in the process of having a registration number allocated by the DVLA, this historic Rolls-Royce is offered for sale freshly MoT’d and ‘on the button’.
300 1955 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Limousine 4BP5 £1,000,000 £2,000,000 £800,000 €896,107 $1,040,829 -20% Red and Black over Grey cloth. RHD. Although HM The Queen’s first Phantom IV had been bodied by H J Mulliner, ‘4BP5’ carries coachwork by Hooper & Co, London-based carriage makers to her forebears Queen Victoria and King Edward VII and arguably the finest of all British coachbuilders. Accompanying copy chassis cards record the chassis delivery date as 9th November 1953 and the car delivery date as 6th October 1955, 1955 being, coincidentally, Rolls-Royce’s Golden Jubilee year. A copy of the factory’s June 1954 road test report is on file, showing that ‘4BP5’ was still owned by Rolls-Royce at that time (‘Company’s Car’) and that it had covered 980 test miles to date. Body style is described as ‘enclosed landaulette’ and the colour scheme as claret and black with dark blue and grey cloth upholstery. Following completion, ‘4BP5’ was kept at Rolls-Royce’s London showroom as a demonstrator, being loaned occasionally to the Royal Household. The Phantom permanently entered Royal service a few years later, being handed over to a Royal equerry on 30th January 1959. The following special features are listed: *Bonnet fastening from interior *Special heating and ventilating *Special radio to the interior with 2 loudspeakers *Power aerial on wing *Under car aerial *Power operated windows *2 step lights *Canopy light *Perspex panel to roof with power shutter *Interior clock *2 reading lamps *Independent control to o/s wiper blade *Mounting for roof flagstaff *Emergency windows handle to brace *Mohair rug *GB plate *Mascot and cap *Modified cooling *2 interior fans *2 extra interior lights *Illuminated shield *Loose covers It is understood that one of Rolls-Royce’s conditions of sale was that cars should not be sold on by their owners but should be returned to the factory, which is what in due course happened to ‘4BP5’. By the time it returned to Rolls-Royce’s Crewe factory, this stately Phantom IV had completed over 40 years in the service of the Royal Household, including many overseas tours. It is identical to the car in which Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was driven to Windsor Castle on her wedding day, highlighting the significance of Rolls-Royce motor cars for the British Royal Family. Currently in the process of having a registration number allocated by the DVLA, this much-travelled Royal Phantom is MoT’d and ‘on the button’.
301 2002 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible SCAZK28E72CH02079 £180,000 £220,000 £189,750 €212,545 $246,872 Mid Silver over Spruce leather. RHD. Chassis number ‘2079’ is historically significant as the last Rolls-Royce to be built at the Crewe factory. The latter had been set up to build Merlin aero engines during WW2, transferring to motor car production at the war’s end when Rolls-Royce decided to devote its Derby works exclusively to aero engine manufacture. Following the sale and reorganisation of Rolls-Royce Motors in 1998, Volkswagen ended up owning the Crewe factory, which henceforth would produce only Bentleys. Finished in Silver Ghost with Spruce hide interior and green convertible hood, the car comes with its factory specification sheet listing the following non-standard features: *Solid silver (hallmarked) Spirit of Ecstasy mounted to plinth (rosewood burr, etc) with plaque words to match console *Photographic record of build in special hide cover with Corniche brochure and *Certificate of Authenticity *Document wallet hide flap to rear of front seats (Silver Ghost theme) *Show-car engine bay preparation – to level A standard *Unique seat style – modern interpretation Chesterfield buttoned theme (spruce) from the Silver Ghost *Solid cherry steering wheel – airbag to match main hide *Solid silver (hallmarked) Spirit of Ecstasy mascot to radiator shell *Cabinet cherry waist rails *Straight grain cherry crossbanding in lieu of oak crossbanding and black boxwood inlay in lieu of standard boxwood inlay *Silver text inlay on the radio flap beneath silver and red enamel badge – wording as follows: The final Rolls-Royce Corniche chassis 2079 *Special tread plates to say car is the last from Crewe – wording as follows: *The final Rolls-Royce Corniche chassis 2079 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Crewe, England 1946-2002 *Voice activated telephone system – UK language *Hide colour-matched interior rear view mirror *Hide colour-matched top roll de-mister ducts *Unique centre console – The final Rolls-Royce Corniche chassis 2079 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Crewe, England 1946-2002 *Main hide to be Spruce Green Chesterfield theme as per Silver Ghost *No seat edge piping Currently in the process of having a registration number allocated by the DVLA, this historic last-of-the-line Rolls-Royce is offered for sale having been stored at the factory from new. The car is expected to be running and MoT’d prior to sale; nevertheless, we would recommend servicing as appropriate following its period of inactivity.
302 2002 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph Park Ward SCALD62E82CH19120 £70,000 £110,000 £97,750 €109,493 $127,176 Mid “Silver over Nautic Blue leather. RHD. The last of its type made before production of all Rolls-Royce motor cars ceased at the historic Crewe factory, this Silver Seraph Park Ward comes with its factory specification sheet listing the following non-standard features: *Union Jack wing badges *Hide coloured (Nautic Blue) top roll de-mister ducts *Under bonnet showcar package-to level ‘A’ standard *Photographic record of build in special hide cover with certificate of authenticity *Locking plate with key for silver SoE *Special tread plates to say car is the last Park Ward wording as follows: The final Rolls-Royce Park Ward chassis 19120 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Crewe, England 1946 – 2002 *Front number plates to be supplied loose *Solid silver (hallmarked) Spirit of Ecstasy mascot to radiator shell *Rosewood veneered door panels *Standard R-R stainless steel transfer to radio flap *Stainless text overlay on the radio flap underneath the R-R – wording as follows: The final Rolls-Royce Park Ward chassis 19120 *Contrast piping to seat edge profile in Nautic Blue *2 cushions with contrast edge piping and embroidered R-R motifs (Nautic Blue)
*Bottle cooler to rear armrest. *Hide coloured (barley) rear view mirror. *Voice activated telephone system – English language. *Rosewood veneer insert to steering wheel *Rosewood veneer seat switch surround *Slim division and ‘waterfall console’ (as Tokyo Park Ward) *Cocktail requisites to waterfall console (2x champagne flutes stored vertically inverted, 1x decanter and 2x spirit glasses stored on base *Rear and side curtains – outside to match paint, inside to match main hide.
*Rosewood burr veneer with cabinet cherry waist rails and straight-grain cherry crossbanding *Black boxwood inlay in lieu of standard boxwood inlay *Detailed spirit of ecstasy marquetry to waist rails (handed) in boxwood *Small back light *2 tone paint – upper Silver Ghost, lower Silver Tempest *Main hide, headlining, sun visors, rear parcel shelf, centre console, door kick pad binding, carpet binding and under-dash trimmed in barley hide *Embroidered emblems to headrests in Nautic Blue *Front number plates to be supplied loose *Contrast piping to seat edge Currently in the process of having a registration number allocated by the DVLA, this historic Rolls-Royce is offered for sale having been stored at the factory from new. The car has recently been MoT’d and is in running condition; nevertheless, we would recommend servicing as appropriate following its period of inactivity.”
303 1979 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine PGH116 £400,000 £600,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Black and Red over Red leather. RHD. The last word in motoring luxury in its day, Phantom VI chassis number ‘PGH 116’ was built by Rolls-Royce to serve as the flagship of its demonstration fleet and as such incorporates a host of ‘extras’ in addition to the already generous standard specification. Dated 22nd November 1978, a (copy) factory document on file lists them as follows: *Stainless steel side trim to sills and wheelarches *Lengthened side chrome moulding *Chrome centre door pillar *Recessed rear light cluster *Wing mirrors *Flag masts to both front wings *Fire extinguisher *Radio to front compartment *ACR 920 cassette to division cabinet *Clock to division rail *Electrically operated rear seat *Curtains to back light and rear quarters *Head cushions to rear seats *Headrests to rear seat *Vanity mirror to each rear quarter *Bonnella reading lamps to rear It would appear that Rolls-Royce retained the Phantom for some four or so years, as the factory documentation takes up the story in June 1984 when the car was being prepared for sale to G A Moore Esq of Linton, West Yorkshire. A revised specification was issued at this time; noteworthy exterior additions included quartz iodine headlamps, sliding glass sunroof, and detachable bumpers (as per HM The Queen’s cars). Additions to the interior included picnic tables; curtains to the doors and division; video and audio cassette storage; intercom for rear compartment; Corniche-type door pockets; coat hooks; speed control; and an alarm (full list available). It is understood that on occasions it was loaned to the Royal Household. Currently in the process of having a registration number allocated by the DVLA, this ultimate Phantom is MoT’d and ‘on the button’.
304 2002 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph SCALA62E82CH08854 £70,000 £100,000 £138,000 €154,578 $179,543 38% Silver over Grey leather. RHD. The last of its type made before production of all Rolls-Royce motor cars ceased at the historic Crewe factory, this Silver Seraph comes with its factory specification sheet listing the following non-standard features: *Under-bonnet show car package – to level A standard*Photographic record of build in special hide cover with Certificate of Authenticity *Bottle cooler to rear armrest *Cocktail compartment to lower front seat back x2 – hide *Straight grain cherry cross-banding in lieu of oak cross-banding *Standard R-R stainless steel transfer to radio flap *Locking plate with key for SoE *Special tread plates to say car is the last Silver Seraph – wording as follows: *The final Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph chassis 8854 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Crewe. England 1946-2002 *Front numberplate to be supplied loose – no holes drilled in bumper *Black boxwood inlay in lieu of standard boxwood inlay *Stainless text overlay on the radio flap underneath the R-R – wording as follows: The final Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph chassis 8854 *Hide coloured (Cotswold) rear view mirror *Hide coloured (to match redwood) top roll de-mister ducts *Solid silver (hallmarked) Spirit of Ecstasy mascot to radiator shell *Main paint to be Silver Ghost Currently in the process of having a registration number allocated by the DVLA, this historic Rolls-Royce is offered for sale freshly MoT’d and ‘on the button’.
307 1953 Jaguar XK120 3.8 Litre Competition Roadster £50,000 £70,000 £48,300 €54,102 $62,840 -3% Gunmetal Metallic over Black. RHD. This XK120 roadster was manufactured in 1953 and spent most of its early life in the USA. Following a lengthy period of storage, it embarked on a successful competition career, participating in events such as CARE, SVRA, HSR, VSCDA, and MCSCC at Road America, Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, Sebring, Mid-Ohio, Blackhawk Farms and more between 1989 and 2006. The car subsequently moved to the UK under the new ownership of Andrew Moore, who raced it most competitively until 2014/15. It was then purchased by the current owner, who has raced the car to the present day. Finished in Gunmetal metallic, ‘958 XUC’ is fitted with a 3.8-litre XK engine, which breathes via triple SU carburettors and was rebuilt around six races ago, and has an E-Type gearbox, while the interior features a Pro Series Corbeau bucket seat and Mota-Lita steering wheel. Partially restored in 2017 and presented in ready-to-race condition, this potentially most competitive XK120 roadster is offered with sundry bills and a V5C Registration Certificate.
308 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Sports Saloon BC15CZ £200,000 £250,000 £216,200 €242,173 $281,284 Mid 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 £220k
309 1987 Ferrari Testarossa 72699 £100,000 £120,000 £103,500 €115,934 $134,657 Mid Rosso over Nero leather. RHD. First registered on 12th August 1987, this un-restored example of the legendary Italian supercar has been owned by the current vendor since 1989. He bought the Ferrari, which had covered a mere 900 miles, from Maranello Sales Ltd at Tower Garage, Egham. From correspondence, it appears that the car had been ordered and purchased by one of their clients, who almost immediately put it up for sale. When the vendor took delivery, all the original polythene wrapping was still in place on the seats, etc. Chassis number ‘72699’ is an early car with knock-on wheels, but does not have the so called single ‘flying mirror’ that was such a controversial feature of the first examples. This Testarossa has been professionally stored in a humidity-controlled environment by Storacar, and is described by the vendor as in excellent condition throughout, having covered a mere 8,173 miles from new. In 2015 the Testarossa was invited to the ‘Earls Court’ display at the 2015 Goodwood Revival meeting. It comes with a good file of history, including the 1989 purchase receipt and bills and photographs relating to the most recent cam belt service, which was carried out in 2014. A head-turner wherever it goes, this wonderful Testarossa wants for nothing and would be the perfect addition to any collection of Ferraris.
310 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster 1S2036 £60,000 £70,000 £78,200 €87,594 $101,741 12% Red over Cream leather. RHD. This E-Type’s first owner was John Foster, a collector who also owned Peter Walker’s Jaguar XK120, ‘JWK 977′, and the Sir Robert Ropner semi-lightweight E-Type. In 2010, the car was offered for sale at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction (Lot 372) by the second owner, John Ramsbottom, and purchased there by SNG Barratt Ltd, who sold it to the current vendor in August 2011. In 2012, the E-Type was stripped for repainting, while at the same time the suspension bushes, road springs, shock absorbers, clutch, brakes, and hydraulics were all replaced (Bills on file). The private vendor advises us that the car is free of rust and original apart from the change of colour to red (from sable) and that it runs superbly. The E-Type comes complete with its original tonneau cover, and is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate, historical documents, and all expired MoTs verifying the recorded mileage.
311 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Competition Coupe 40837S112243 £95,000 £115,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Grey and White over Black. This particular Corvette Sting Ray was imported into France in 1993 and professionally restored by a well-known racer/collector. The current owner acquired the Corvette in 2009 and further upgraded the car to its current outstanding cosmetic and competitive level. An extensive and detailed list of the works carried out in the Netherlands by Tachyon Motorsport is on file. No expense was spared, and all detailed worksheets are present. In 2012, world-renowned specialists APP Racing Engines of the Netherlands built a new homologated 402ci (6.6-litre) Big Block engine that produces 545bhp and 501lb/ft of torque (dynamometer printout on file). Since then the car has only completed the Liège-Rome-Liège Rally and one circuit race at Dijon. A brand new ATL fuel cell was installed in 2017 (certificate on file) and the new FIA HTP is valid until January 2027. In the right hands this Corvette is capable of winning races in the popular Pre-’66 GT class. As the car is road registered and retains its fully functional interior, it can also be entered in high-profile events like the ‘100 Ore di Modena’, any other FIA or FIVA-sanctioned event, or indeed any road or circuit event for Pre-’66 GT cars.
312 1967 Morris Mini Traveller 1275cc MAW4927668 £50,000 £60,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Green and wood over Black. RHD. This unique Morris Mini Traveller is fitted with a genuine MkIII Cooper ‘S’ engine with thick-flange block, originally converted by legendary BMC tuning specialists, Downton Engineering. Over the course of 2016-2018, the car was totally rebuilt by ex-Downton engineer Steve Harris and upgraded to a Downton Stage 5 Conversion while retaining the 1¼” SU carburettors (see letter on file). Steve Harris Motor Engineering also rebuilt the gearbox and treated the body and suspension to a full bare-metal ‘ground upwards’ restoration and professional re-spray with no expense spared. Other noteworthy features include Dunlop alloy wheels (including spare), triple front spotlights, additional instrumentation, map light, sports seats, heated windscreen, re-trimmed rear seats, Morris Cooper S badges, and Downton Engineering roundels. We are advised that in excess of £20,000 was spent on the renovation. This most exciting Mini ‘sports estate’ is offered with restoration invoices, an old-style logbook, MoT to June 2019, and a V5C registration document.
314 1967 Austin A40 Competition Saloon AAWH-159443 £18,000 £24,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Light Blue over Black. RHD. The A40 Farina even enjoyed a short career as a works rally car, its most accomplished exponent being Pat Moss, whose best result was 10th overall in the 1959 Monte, winning the Ladies’ Prize. There was no works involvement in circuit racing, but the A40 Farina was campaigned by various privateers at club level. Foremost among the latter was Mick Cave, whose battleship grey-painted Downton-tuned example – ‘The Old Grey Mare’ – was one of the fastest small racing saloons of its day, winning the BARC championship in 1963 and 1964, on the latter occasion with Harry Digby driving. Owned by the current owner since 2012, this has been a rally and race car for many years and was restored in 2012 to meet HRDC and St Mary’s Trophy regulations. The 1,275cc full-race engine is fitted with a cylinder head from Classic & Modern Engine Services, and there are currently two seats installed (a lightweight ‘token’ seat is available for racing). This is a 1967 car but is fitted with lever-arm shock absorbers to comply with HRDC regulations. Its specification also includes A-frame rear suspension and modified front uprights, and the car comes with six race wheels and four road wheels. Offered with restoration bills, current MoT, and a V5C document, it represents an affordable entry into historic saloon car racing.
315 1940 Pontiac Deluxe Six Sedan 6640515 £28,000 £34,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A White over White. We are advised that this is a no-frills, solidly prepared, robust endurance rally car. The chassis has been stripped to bare metal, sandblasted and fully re-sprayed, while inside the car a bespoke full roll cage has been installed together with a milled aluminium dashboard assembly. The 3.6-litre six-cylinder sidevalve engine and three-speed manual transmission have been overhauled, although they may now benefit from a refresh. The column mounted gear change has been retained and is quite in line with the character of this charming classic Pontiac. The electrical system has been upgraded for improved reliability, incorporating an alternator in lieu of a dynamo, modern dashboard-mounted fuses, and electronic ignition. An aluminium long-range fuel tank and associated pumps have been fitted also, while a useful storage compartment occupies the rear seat space. Other noteworthy features include AVO telescopic dampers, coil-sprung front suspension, modern instrumentation and switch-gear, and re-chromed bumpers.
316 1957 Allard Palm Beach Mark I Convertible 21Z-5169 £60,000 £70,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Red over Black. RHD. Believed used by Allard as a demonstrator, the six-cylinder example offered here – chassis number ’21Z-5169′ – is the last Palm Beach to leave the factory. The car was exported to South Africa and then to Portugal before returning to the UK where it was fully rebuilt between 2016 and 2018, retaining its original features. These include a special Ford-supplied pre-production engine and four-speed gearbox; triple SU carburettors on a period-correct manifold; free-flow exhaust system; long-range fuel tank; and a built-in navigator’s light and stopwatch. The engine – number ’21P2498X’, with ‘P’ standing for pre-production and ‘X’ for experimental – was originally supplied to Sydney Allard for use in his Ford Zephyr in the Monte Carlo Rally, and has been fitted to this Palm Beach from new. A pair of competition bucket seats is the only notified deviation from factory specification. Referenced in Thoroughbred & Classic Cars magazine (April 1983 edition) and featured on page 170 of the Allard Gold Portfolio, this beautiful Palm Beach was the hero of the Portugal/UK Run in 2016 and was featured in the Allard Owners’ Cub’s magazine’s November 2016 edition. Finished in red with black leather interior, this unique Allard sports car comes with sundry restoration invoices and a V5C Registration Certificate.
317 1924 Bugatti Type 13 Brescia Sports 2058 £380,000 £400,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Blue over Tan leather. RHD. No identifiable trace of ‘2058’ has been found in later records prior to it being purchased in 1927 from Bugatti’s Swiss agency BUCAR by Norwegian student Bjørn Bjørnstad. At the time of the car’s sale, the front of its chassis frame had been lengthened by 150mm as if to accommodate a longer engine, although its Bugatti unit was still fitted. Bjørnstad used the car in Switzerland for a couple of years before driving it to his native Norway. Once back in Norway he registered the car in Oslo circa 1931 with the number ‘A-11016’. Some two years later, the Bugatti was left abandoned in his garden where it remained undisturbed until around 1960 when it was taken to a scrap metal merchant named Percy Shultz who proceeded to break it up. In 1955, Øisten Bertheau and his wife Kirsten of Oslo had acquired Type 13 chassis number ‘2073’. In 1961 they were told about this Type 13 and bought the remains as spares for their own car. Sadly, its engine had been broken up by Schultz only a few days earlier so was beyond recovery. The Type 13’s surviving components included the front and rear parts of the chassis frame; the gearbox; the front axle assembly with steering arms and rods; the complete rear axle; the prop-shaft; and the four wheels, road springs, and shock absorbers, but there was no radiator or clutch. These parts were kept as spares until 1979 when it was realised that a complete car could be assembled from them. Evidently only the front axle had been required as a replacement on ‘2073’, so the remaining parts were sold to fellow Norwegian, Arild Staver. In 2012, the Bugatti’s ownership would be transferred to Arild’s wife, Turid. Restoration of the car by its new owner was initiated promptly and was completed by 1984. The chassis frame was returned to its original Type 13 specification and fitted with its original set of Type 13 racing-type flat front and rear springs. Its dumb-irons are understood to be 15mm less down-swept than on the touring cars. Two of the original shock absorbers were retained, while the other two fitted were remade to the correct pattern The rear pair are fitted behind the axle in contrast with those on the later touring models. To replace the missing power unit, engine number ‘366’ from chassis ‘1987’ was acquired, overhauled, and installed. The engine’s refurbishment included new bearings, connecting rods, and pistons to its original crankshaft; a new 8-plug cylinder block; new valves, springs, guides, and tappets; and a new special camshaft, while its original oil pump, oil filter, and water pump were retained. The carburettor is its original 36mm Zenith DEF and the original twin Bosch ZF4 magnetos are fitted in a correct-specification bulkhead-mounted cradle. The clutch is comprised of original parts except for its conversion to dry mode operation. An original radiator complete with its original core was sourced; it is of the rare intermediary design with a brass surround to its Bugatti badge and a small cut-out for the starting handle. A new front axle was machined from an alloy steel billet and fitted with a pair of original stub axles, plus original front brake drums and back-plates and new brake shoes. Having been produced in 1924, the car originally had no front wheel brakes. The wheels are as per the original 710×90 beaded edge variety. A new brake cross-shaft was manufactured from factory drawings to provide a fully compensated braking system exactly as was fitted to later examples of the model. The original transmission brake pedal and its mounting bracket survive with the car. The gearbox retains all its original gears, which remain in good condition, and its original transmission brake drum. The prop-shaft has American Spicer universal joints, not the French made-under-licence Glaezners as fitted to some models. The rear axle still has its original 13×45 crown-wheel and pinion and its original Type 13-length torque arm, which lacks the riveted-in wooden insert found on all the longer-wheelbase models. A new body was made for the car using a construction technique copied from the body on Type 30 chassis number ‘4373’, which since 1973 has been on display at the Norsk Technisk Museum in Oslo. Its frame is made from angle iron covered by an aluminium skin folded over its edges, resulting in a very light but adequately stiff structure. The headlights are by Eisemann, identical to those by Bosch. No dynamo is fitted at present, the original having been fitted under the left (passenger) side gearbox arm and belt-driven from the split bobbin on the short shaft between the clutch and the gearbox. The original bobbin survives with the car. The rear-mounted oval fuel tank is secured by its original straps to the original four holes in the top flanges of the chassis frame. Upon completion, the Bugatti was road-registered with the number ‘BL 953’ but has since been reregistered ‘C-101’. Since the completion of David Sewell’s typically well researched and thorough report (dated July 2016), the engine has been fully overhauled (during the winter of 2017) and the gearbox lid replaced with an original from Type 37A ‘37365’. The car’s first event was the VSCC’s 50th anniversary gathering at Malvern in 1984, since when it has participated in numerous rallies in Norway, throughout Europe, and as far afield as Tunisia, as well as many lesser events and several touring holidays in England. A full list of the major events attended is available. A wonderful opportunity to acquire a well known, well documented, and extensively campaigned original short chassis racing Brescia. Please note that should this vehicle remain in the UK local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
318 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale AR380106 £80,000 £120,000 £63,250 €70,848 $82,291 -21% Red over yellow. 100bhp 1290cc I4. 5 speed manual. 1 of 1400. Ireland since 1990, stored for some years, imported into Italy. Restored. Very good condition. Irish registration. via Bonhams Padua ’17 $108k
319 1980 Citroen 2CV AK350 fourgonnette 611521 £12,000 £16,000 £10,350 €11,593 $13,466 -13% Light Blue over Orange. Known to the lady vendor’s late husband as ‘Elodie’, this particular Fourgonette has the 425cc engine. ‘973 UYK’ was restored by Froome 2CV (The 2CV Shop) in 2015 and recently was mechanically set up by the 2CV expert, Pete Sparrow of Hereford. Zeroed at time of restoration, the odometer currently displays a total of around 7,500 kilometres (approximately 4,600 miles). The accompanying history file contains a V5C registration certificate; a recently expired MoT (car now exempt); and a quantity of restoration photographs, invoices, and receipts for spare parts totalling over £20,000. Presented in generally very good condition throughout, this charming 2CV van is the ideal paddock support vehicle for the Goodwood Revival and other prestigious motor sports events.
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