Goodwood, Chichester, Sussex, UK
13:00 April 7th, 2019
Bonhams have hosted auctions in conjunction with the Goodwood Festival of Speed since the late 1990s and when the Revival began they were there from year 1. The Members Meeting was traditionally a closed event for Members but recently it became the third event, actually the first since its in mid March but hey. Unlike the other two sales, Bonhams aimed this one at the audience so there are plenty of Goodwood worthy race cars, some fascinating project cars and a small selection of true classics. Always capable of $7 – 9 million in gross sales on the back of 92 sales, 2018 saw Bonhams Goodwood Members Meeting offer 106 automobiles for a very poor $5.058 million and will need to do better in 2019.
Key – Date – Sold/Offered/(%) – Gross total US$ – High sale US$
21/3/15 52/64 (81%) $7,528,763.00 $965,458.00 1939 Frazer-Nash 328
20/3/16 78/92 (85%) $8,531,426.00 $1,219,070.00 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
19/3/17 69/87 (87%) $6,952,135 $681,866 1961 Aston Martin DP212 Replica
18/3/18 76/106 (72%) $5,058,059 $284,649 1958 AC
2019s Goodwood MM marquee lots are a brace of Aston Martins, a Ford GT40 replica and an original Vanden Plas Bentley 4.5 Litre. A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon in Vantage spec is on offer at £580 – 660k ($760 – 865k), originally built in Sierra Blue with the desirable ZF 5 speed manual transmission, this fine DB5 has recently been restored to a high quality by Bell Classics and converted to Vantage spec. Market correct pricing especially considering the quality of the restoration. The second Aston is a 1968 DB6 Volante estimated at £480 – 580k ($629 – 760k), originally delivered in Platinum White with the Borg Warner automatic. This DB6 was converted to a ZF 5 speed manual back in the 2000s and received a major overhaul a decade ago while recent work included a Bell Classics mechanical rebuild, it must also be noted that a DBS Vantage engine block was fitted to replace the original which was seized although the original accompanies the car. Its fair to note that DB6 Volantes are pretty common auction offerings and while they were solidly $1 – 1.5 million a couple of years ago they have dropped back to $500k – 1 million (depending on condition) and this one is far from perfect so potential value at the low estimate but likely no further.
Among the most fascinating lots is the 1968 Ford GT40 Replica by Terry Drury which is readily confused with his 1073s but is noted to be the finest replica GT40 by expert Ronnie Spain which might prove one thing but then again Bonhams state it is based upon an original style Abbey Panels made chassis, they of course were the makers of the original chassis fitted to GT40s, and while Drury family lore states its original there is no proof of this contention. Built up in more recent times to FIA approved spec, this GT40 would be an excellent example with a few caveats, most notably collector value is always going to be hurt by its lack of absolute provenance although its asking price is going to be less than half what an original might fetch but then again it is Goodwood eligible and it is essentially expendable without any of the risks an original might present. As such it could fetch somewhere in the high hundred K mark, maybe even a million.
The Vanden Plas Tourer 4.5 litre Bentleys are now iconic vehicles and imbue the best of British motoring although they are now rare thanks to the number of cars chopped up to create Le Mans replicas. The 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer – Est. £600 – 800k ($786k – 1.048 mil.) is fully authenticated by Dr. Clare Hay and comes out of single family ownership since ’39 ensuring it wasn’t butchered. Its hard to argue with the estimate which seems in line with the originality, quality and presentation and the car will be good buying.
Pre war highlights are:
- 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Simplex DHC – Est. £260 – 320k ($341 – 419k), a rare original HJ Mulliner Simplex bodied 3 Litre Bentley, very very well maintained and lovely original condition. Great buying.
- 1933 Alvis Speed Twenty SB Tourer – Est. £85 – 125k ($111 – 164k). A rather charismatic Speed Twenty which was a relatively modern classic English motor. Still very original. Market correct.
- 1933 MG Magnette K2 – Est. £100 – 150k ($131 – 196k). A lovely little sporty MG, one of just 20 produced and one of two survivors. An excellent example, ideal for a restoration retaining its originality. Possibly market correct.
Mid century highlights include:
- 1947 Delahaye Type 135M Jean Antem DHC – Est. £220 – 280k ($288 – 367k), 1 of 7 examples ever built, displayed at the ’48 Salon de Paris, well restored, offered from the Key collection which is a rather strange collection and of which multiple cars have been withdrawn from the sale. Market correct.
- 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe – Est. £400 – 500k ($524 – 655k), Another car from the Key Collection, a very rare handbuilt 300SC Coupe in restored condition. Lovely stuff. A touch expensive.
- 1960 Facel Vega HK500 Coupe – Est. £90 – 120k ($118 – 157k), wonderfully elegant and fully restored example. Good buying.
- 1960 Porsche 356B 1600S T5 Cabriolet – Est. £120 – 140k ($157 – 183k), A rare late model Right Hand Drive 356 Cabriolet. Lovely example. Market correct.
- 1961 Bentley S2 Continental DHC – Est. £150 – 180k ($196 – 236k), A proper handbuilt DHC Continental that was restored 5 years ago, market correct.
- 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV – Est. £250 – 350k ($327 – 458k), offered from the Key collection and said to have been properly restored, good buying if the quality checks out.
- 1966 McLaren M1B Group 7 – Est. £150 – 200k ($196 – 262k), a car supposedly delivered to the USA although there is no history given, race prepped by Lanzante, this is priced for what it is a historic racing weapon and probably quite effective as such. Fully certified and race ready, market correct.
- 1967 Maserati Mistral 3.7 Spider – Est. £350 – 450k ($459 – 590k). 1 of just 46 with the 3.7 litre, well maintained since restoration 20 years ago. A good example. Market correct.
- 1969 Lamborghini Espada 400GT Series I – Est. £80 – 120k ($105 – 157k). If ugly sneakers can be a thing, why no love for the Espada? very very well maintained since ’98 and hard to beat condition. Market correct.
- 1971 Vauxhall Firenza Racer “Old Nail” – Est. £90 – 130k ($118 – 170k), Gerry Marshalls racing Vauxhall, won 59 races over 7 years and absolutely iconic. Ideal for further museum display as would be a shame to see this damaged. Market correct.
- 1974 Ferrari 365GT4/BB – Est. £250 – 300k ($327 – 393k), one of just 58 built in RHD, supplied to Elton John. Well maintained and just 9,700 miles from new. Very good buying.
Modern classic highlights are:
- 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE Flachbau – Est. £100 – 130k ($131 – 170k) , 1 of just 50 RHD SE Flachbau Turbos. Fast for the time and now plenty of ’80s Yuppy chic. Market correct, perhaps a little cheap.
- 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV – Est. £260 – 300k ($341 – 393k), 1 of 14 ‘1988½’ examples built, low miles and great condition. A touch expensive.
Affordable classics highlights are:
- 1936 SS1 Coupe – Est. £70 – 100k ($92 – 131k), Offered by the Key collection and no mention of condition other than a cosmetic resto, a touch of the Alfa 8C2.3 about this. Good buying at the low estimate.
- 1965 Morris Mini Cooper 970S – Est. £62 – 68k ($81 – 89k), A proper Mini Cooper, restored in the ’00s. A surefire future classic. Good buying.
- 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe – Est. £60 – 70k ($79 – 92k), The 28th of only 175 right-hand drive ‘flat floor’ coupés made, restored pre ’02. Requires some recommissioning due to lack of use. Potentially very good buying.
- 1953 Bentley R-Type HJ Mulliner DHC – Est. £60 – 80k ($79 – 105k), An unusual, possibly unique Bentley with quite dramatic DHC coachwork. Depending on condition, possibly good buying.
- 1969 Lotus 59 Formula 3 – Est. £60 – 80k ($79 – 105k), a very rare ex Bev Bond Lotus F3 car, used in the movie “Rush” as James Hunts F3 car and a very usable classic racer to boot. Worth checking out.
- 1953 Bristol 403 Sports Saloon – Est. £47 – 50k ($62 – 65k), A proper old Bristol offered in very good – excellent condition and rather like a favourite old worn shoe, just right. Good buying.
- 1901 Toledo Model A Steam Runabout – Est. £35 – 45k ($46 – 59k), offered by the Key collection and perhaps the cheapest way to do the London – Brighton? good buying if early motoring is your thing.
- 1931 Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Barker Shooting Brake – Est. £30 – 40k ($39 – 52k), A very unusual bespoke shooting brake built by James Young, very usable on ones estate no doubt. Cheap as chips and would delight any Rolls concours.
- 1938 Delage D6-70 Coupe de Ville – Est. £28 – 35k ($37 – 46k), A very rare Coupe de Ville on the 6 cyl. Delage chassis. Would be the cheapest entry to top flight concours.
- 1970 Mini Cooper 1275S Mark II Rally – Est. £25 – 35k ($33 – 46k), great fun and usable little Cooper rally car. Good buying.
- 1927 Delage 14HP DIS Kelsch Tourer – Est. £20 – 30k ($26 – 39k), A lovely boattail Delage, very very good buying.
- 1933 MG Magnette K1 Saloon – Est. £15 – 20k ($20 – 26k), A delightful little MG Saloon project which will require further work to complete. Would be an excellent project for a qualified D.I.Yer. Market correct.
- 1974 Citroen DS23 Safari Estate – Est. £15 – 20k ($20 – 26k), The DS Citroens are super cool and the Safari estate is even cooler. Well maintained and good buying. Ideal family classic.
Bonhams managed to significantly improve their Goodwood Members Meeting results in 2019 and record a nearly $8 million result, much better than 2018s $5 million sale total. Leading the way was the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 at £637k ($832k) although this was just a mid estimate result, other strong results were a 1927 Delage 14HP at £49k ($65k) (65% over high estimate), 1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Series I Coupe at £115k ($150k) (+64%) and 1960 Lamborghini Cingolato 3402 CTL Tractor at £28k ($36k) (+53%).
The poor sellers were lead by the 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupe FIA at £17k ($23k) (-42%), 1949 Land Rover Series I 80″ 4×4 at £7k ($10k), (-25%), 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV at £201k ($263k) (-20%), 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer at £525k ($686k) (-12%) and 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe at £356k ($466k) (-11%). No sales which failed included the 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante at a high bid of $548k, 1967 Maserati Mistral 3.7 Spider at $405k, 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Simplex DHC at $261k, 1960 Maserati 3500GT Coupe at $275k and 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV at $304k. Overall Bonhams should be very happy indeed with the result and the general vibe from the sale and there is nothing wrong with that at all.
Key – Lot # – Year/Make/Model/Serial # – N/R = No reserve – Estimate Pounds – Results Pounds/ EURO/ US$ – % over high or under low estimate
8 1949 Land Rover Series I 80″ 4×4 R06104462 £10,000 £15,000 £7,475 €8,698 $9,771 -25% CCF 478′ is a very early and equally rare Land Rover Series I ‘lights behind grille’ model. The vehicle was purchased new in 1949 by the Ampton Estate in Suffolk and served as the gamekeeper’s transport there. In 1959 the Land Rover briefly passed into ownership in Kings Lynn (name in the logbook indecipherable), before moving to the Ousden Estate Shoot. When the tenancy of the Ousden Estate and therefore the shoot passed to the vendors family in 1965 ‘CCF 478’ went with it and has remained in his family’s possession ever since. Offered in need of complete restoration, this potentially most rewarding project comes with an old-style logbook and is sold strictly as viewed.
9 2009 Land Rover Defender 110XS Utility £18,000 £24,000 N/R £25,300 €29,440 $33,070 5% Purchased new by the current vendor, this Defender 110 XS has covered circa 61,000 miles from new and is presented in commensurately good condition. As an XS model its generous specification includes half-leather seats; heated front seats; electric front windows; remote central locking; air conditioning cold climate pack; and heated front windscreen. To this list is added a host of desirable ‘extras’, many fitted by the supplying dealer. These include a nudge bar and spotlights; roof rack and spotlights; snorkel air intake; side steps; dog guard; five-spoke black alloy wheels; aluminium front rock guard; rear winch bumper and tow bar; winch with remote control; checker plate rear floor; two-man roof tent with access ladder; Bluetooth radio; and a reversing camera (full list available). This obviously much cherished vehicle comes with full service history with Rybrook Land Rover and Holme Valley Motor Engineers, both of Huddersfield, and is MoT’d to 29th October 2019. The original Land Rover radio/CD (with code) is included in the sale.
10 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper 1110032 £25,000 £30,000 £38,525 €44,829 $50,356 28% This camper van’s body was purchased from FBI Services in 2006 as a bare shell, imported from the USA; the vehicle was then restored and converted by JME Healeys between 2007 and 2008. Works carried out included conversion from left- to right-hand drive and switching the ‘barn doors’ to hang on the left side. A 2,084cc long-stroke high-torque engine was fitted, rebuilt around a new cylinder block and breathing via twin Weber carburettors. Other noteworthy features include a full oak veneer interior by marque specialists McKinnon Campers; ‘rock ‘n roll’ bed; electric refrigerator; two-burner gas hob and sink ‘combi’; new fabric seating; and new leather seats to the front. Dry stored since the restoration’s completion in 2009, the camper is described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry restoration bills from both JME Healeys and McKinnon Campers, current MoT, and a V5C Registration Certificate. The perfect companion for Goodwood and other prestigious venues.
11 1991 Range Rover CSK 3.9 Estate SALLHABM7GA463597 £38,000 £45,000 £46,000 €53,527 $60,127 2% A few years before the new version’s arrival it had been decided to build a limited edition of 200 two-door cars to celebrate 20 years of the Range Rover. Appropriately, this new model was designated ‘CSK’, these being the initials of the concept’s originator: Charles Spencer King. All 200 were finished in black with silver coach-lines and had beige leather upholstery. But whereas many run-out limited editions feature merely cosmetic differences, the CSK’s arrival marked a significant technological development for the Range Rover: the adoption of anti-roll bars front and rear. Number ‘141’ of the 200 built, this rare and historic Range Rover variant was purchased by the current vendor from the official dealership Harwoods of Pulborough in April 1991. The original bill of sale is on file and the car also comes with full service history, all its original instruction books, and every bill accumulated since it was new. Very well maintained, this CSK has been kept in a heated garage all its life and been MoT’d annually, covering a mere 47,500 miles over the course of the last 27 years. Presented in beautifully original condition, it drives well and would be a credit to any private collection.
12 1965 Ford Mustang 289 Racer 5RO7C233947 £45,000 £65,000 £46,000 €53,527 $60,127 Mid 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 has a FIA HTP application in process.
14 1961 Riley 1.5 Historic Racing Saloon RHSR125946 £16,000 £22,000 £28,750 €33,454 $37,579 31% Lovingly restored by various previous owners, this Riley 1.5 was in standard road trim when purchased in 2001 by the preceding owner. Converted to racing specification by CCK Motorsports Ltd, its first competitive outing was at Donington Park in 2002. The Riley was immediately invited to participate in the St Mary’s Trophy Race at the Goodwood Revival meeting, where it appeared in 2002, 2004, and 2006 driven by celebrity co-driver ‘Smoking’ John Rhodes in 2002 and 2004 and Marino Franchitti in 2006. Riley 1.5s are relatively rare on the racetrack, so entry to most, if not all, historic events has not proved a problem. Progressively developed by CCK, the Riley provided its former owner with six years of reliability in both Masters Top Hat and HRSR/HSCC. A very well known car, popular with the public, ‘WSJ 491′ has raced at Spa Francorchamps and Phoenix Park, Dublin and in the Jack Sears’ Trophy Race at The Silverstone Classic Meeting. ‘Scuderia Bonhams’ acquired the Riley in 2007, since when it has been enthusiastically campaigned by Motor Car Department staffers including James Knight, Sholto Gilbertson, John Polson, and Mark Gold. Prepared and run most-recently by Setford & Co with no expense spared, ‘WSJ 491’ featured regularly on HRDC class podiums throughout 2017, and in 2018 finished 6th in the Jack Sears Memorial Trophy at the Goodwood Revival. ‘The car handles very well,’ says professional occasional driver James Wood. ‘It is naturally balanced and forgiving, enabling one to carry good speed into and through the corners, essential when closely matched. Balancing it on the brakes is easy and enables the driver to pick up the throttle almost immediately. Very easy and enjoyable to drive.’ In 2008 the car featured in a press call celebrating the 50th, 60th and 80th anniversaries of the British Touring Car Championship, Silverstone circuit and the British Racing Drivers Club respectively. Attended by the likes of Jack Sears, Andy Rouse, Tim Harvey and Jason Plato, the car’s lightweight bonnet was autographed by Sears and a copy of the press release is on file. Correspondence from Setford & Co indicates the car’s power output to be 140 BHP and that both the engine and gearbox were last rebuilt prior to the start of the 2018 season. The donor car – acquired in 2017 – is largely complete bar a windscreen, passenger seat and a series of other items. Too lengthy to detail here, an inventory of accompanying spares including engine, drivetrain and body parts is included in the substantial history file, along with invoices, V5 registration document, photographs, race programmes, results and old RACMSA & FIA paperwork. The donor car and assorted spares are available for collection by the buyer from locations in Hampshire (UK).
15 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe 860028 £60,000 £70,000 £115,000 €133,817 $150,317 64% The 28th of only 175 right-hand drive ‘flat floor’ coupés made, this rare early E-Type left the factory in November 1961 finished in Gunmetal metallic with red trim, and was first owned by a Mr E M Miller of London SW7. Its late owner purchased the car from The E-Type Centre, Chilcote, Staffordshire in November 2002 (purchase receipt on file). Previously registered ‘EMM 8’, the car had been fully restored by The E-Type Centre immediately prior to delivery, as evidenced by their accompanying photographic record (perusal recommended). A bare-metal re-spray was carried out as part of the restoration and the following upgrades fitted: Kenlowe cooling fan, electronic ignition, Coopercraft 4-pot brake callipers with Kevlar pads, stainless steel exhaust system, Thatcham Category 1 alarm, Polybushes front and rear, halogen headlamps, door mirrors, chromed wire wheels, alternator conversion, and a Series 2 brake servo conversion (detailed invoice on file). It should be noted that this car now has foot wells (it is assumed that the original flat floors were replaced during the restoration). Following the completion of the restoration, the E-Type was used sparingly and for most of the last 16 years has been kept inside a Carcoon when not in use. It should also be noted that ‘MAS 648’ has not seen much use of late and as such will require some sympathetic restoration and cosmetic re-commissioning before returning to the road. Accompanying documentation consists of invoices and correspondence relating to its previous ownership; numerous bills for parts and servicing; JDHT Certificate; three MoTs (most recent expired 2005); an old-style V5C Registration Certificate; and the aforementioned restoration records.
16 1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster 1087S107826 £30,000 £40,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Of the ‘1st Generation’ Corvettes, the ‘duck tail’ models of the early 1960s have a particularly enthusiastic following. This beautiful Corvette roadster dates from 1961, the first year of the ‘duck tail’ rear end, and has the desirable manual transmission. The current vendor purchased the car last year; owned by the same Belgian family since the 1980s, it was offered in ‘barn find’ condition and has since been re-commissioned. The private vendor advises us that the engine runs very sweetly, displaying healthy oil pressure, and that the gearbox, clutch, and brakes work well. The original Chevrolet radio and loudspeaker are in good working order, while the black leather interior trim is very good indeed. Offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.
17 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante DBVC/3699/R £480,000 £580,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A This wonderful long-wheelbase DB6 Volante was registered by H R Owen to Mr I M Stoller of London, W1 in September 1968. Ordered in Platinum (White) with dark blue leather interior and a matching convertible hood, it left the factory equipped with Borg Warner automatic transmission, power-assisted steering, chrome road wheels, power-operated aerial, three-ear hubcaps, and two lap safety belts. It is believed Mr Stoller kept this DB6 Volante abroad for a number of years before the car was repatriated in 1979 by Mr Philip Hatulja, now under the registration ‘GRA 679’. Mr Hatulja parted with the Volante after only two weeks, selling it to Mr Graham Wilkins of London, SW1. Mr Wilkins owned the Aston for a further seven years and re-sprayed it blue in 1980 before selling it to marque specialists R S Williams. In 1987, R S Williams sold the Volante, now registered ‘YPF 865G’, to Mr Giles Swarbeck, who owned it for a further seven years before passing it on in 1994 to Mr Mogens Skjelmose, a well-known competitor in historic motor sport. By 1999, the Aston was in the hands of Mr Richard Meins, who listed it for sale with Desmond J Smail in 2002. The car was bought by Mr Mark Ellis, who sold it on to Mr Timothy James Barker in 2008. Mr Barker then embarked on a project to perfect and preserve the Volante, spending over £100,000 with the likes of Aston London Service, Marksdanes, and Bell Classics. The most notable improvement was an upgrade from the Borg Warner automatic transmission to a ZF five-speed manual gearbox, supplied by Aston London Service in 2009 at a cost of £10,000. There are also invoices for new wire wheels, Pirelli P4000 tyres, new silencers, regular tuning, and a major overhaul in 2009 with a full bare-metal re-spray and attention to the fuel tanks, hood, hood frame, clutch, suspension, brakes, and brightwork. Stripped for the repaint, the interior was re-trimmed with new Wilton deep-pile blue carpets and minor works to the original leather upholstery. In 2013, Bell Classics rebuilt the gearbox, replaced the clutch, and overhauled the carburettors. At some point during Mr Barker’s ownership the engine seized and the cylinder block was replaced with one from a DBS Vantage (the original matching-numbers block comes with the car). The history file is comprehensive, containing copies of older registration documents recording all previous owners; a copy of the original build sheet; past and current MoT certificates; and copies of invoices from specialists such as Desmond Smail and Ken Shergold among others. The restoration has mellowed beautifully in the intervening years while the interior is original and has a delightful patina. This DB6 Volante is ready to be enjoyed during the summer months.
18 1967 Maserati Mistral 3.7 Spider AM109S*069 £350,000 £450,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A One of only 46 completed with the 3.7-litre engine, this Mistral Spyder was purchased by the current vendor in 1988 and taken to Hong Kong where its owner was working as a lawyer. Regularly serviced and maintained the car benefits from considerable recent expenditure and comes with bills for works carried out in 2018 by respected marque specialists McGrath Maserati, totalling in excess of £18,000. These works included rebuilds of the cylinder head, fuel injection metering unit, front suspension, and the steering mechanism. Other recent improvements include re-chroming of the bumpers and fitting a new convertible hood. McGrath Maserati restored the body around 20 years ago, fitting new sills, and repainted the car at the same time. Representing an exciting opportunity to acquire a rare Spyder version of one of these highly sought-after classic Maseratis, this is a dream come true for any aficionado of fine thoroughbred sports cars.
19 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC Cabriolet AR760084 £58,000 £76,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A This rare Giulia GTC is the 84th of 99 right-hand drive models made; the whereabouts of only 12 others are known. According to Alfa Romeo Automobilisimo Storico, chassis number ‘AR760084’ was manufactured on 9th March 1966 and sold on the 25th of that month to Alfa Romeo UK, London. The original colour scheme was Hawthorn White with black interior, the same as it is today. A highly original example, ‘AR70084’ comes complete with a copy of its original buff logbook confirming matching numbers. Having resided in the UK for most of its life, the Alfa was purchased by a Swiss collector who kept it in Paris with French registration. This previous owner did not stint on maintenance, spending approximately €20,000 on works including a repaint and a new hood. Now back in the UK, the Giulia has been reunited with its original UK registration number from 1966. We are advised that it is in excellent and very original condition, benefiting from a rebuilt gearbox, overhauled brakes, and a full service and tune. During the vendor’s ownership, the incorrectly finished dashboard was restored to original condition, with additional holes removed and original fittings replaced; these works being carried out by specialists DTR Sports Cars. Reportedly lovely to drive, very rare, and a must for any Alfa collector, this stylish convertible comes with sundry restoration invoices and a V5C Registration Certificate.
20 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo WP0ZZZ93ZGS000528 £50,000 £60,000 £51,750 €60,218 $67,643 Mid This Porsche 911 Turbo was imported in 2000 from Europe by a Mr Bellers. The car was then bought by Mr Sutherland of Devon in 2002 before passing to the current owner in 2004. Its history is not known prior to 2000. At first the DVLA registered car as ‘X631 WTY’; the vendor then ran it with a private plate for a couple of years before obtaining the current age-related registration from the DVLA. There are records on file for servicing and repairs from 2002 onwards. These include bills for replacing the clutch and flywheel (at 154,259 km); a 12,000-mile service (158,465 km); and new heat exchangers and repairs (159,373 km). The current odometer reading is circa 167,000 km (approximately 103,700 miles). While in the vendor’s care the car has been regularly serviced and maintained by SCS Porsche of Honiton, Devon. Recent maintenance includes replacing the sunroof cables and ensuring their proper functioning; fitting gas struts to the front and rear lids (bills available); re-upholstering the steering wheel; respraying the front and rear bumpers and bonnet; and £800 worth of further renovation to the paintwork and bonnet badge. In addition, a new set of ‘summer’ Fuchs-style 16″ wheels was fitted in March 2019 and shod with four new Continental tyres at a total cost of £1,370. The original ‘winter’ Fuchs alloy wheels are to be sold with the car as spare. The car also comes with two handbooks (in German and English), original tool kit, spare wheel, and two sets of keys. Deletion of the air pump and fitting a manual waste gate adjuster, believed by Kremer Garage, are notified deviations from factory specification, and the car also has an immobiliser fitted. The car has belonged to the current owner for the past 15 years where it has been dry stored in Devon. We are advised by the private vendor that this Porsche has plenty of power, the turbo spooling up quickly and delivering the kind of thrust synonymous with the Type 930. The steering is described as light and direct, and this very useable classic is said to handle and stop as it should. A very good, original example of this iconic and desirable German sports car.
21 1967 Lancia Fulvia Rally HF 1.3 818340001201 £50,000 £60,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A This beautiful Fulvia Rallye 1300 HF has formed part of the collection belonging to the current vendor, a well-known driver and member of the famous Italia Jolly Club racing team, since 1975. According to the owner, he won multiple events that year, often setting lap records. Previously, the Fulvia had been owned by his friend Giorgio Corti, another Jolly Club driver, with whom he participated in circuit races and hill climbs between 1974 and 1975 in more than 30 competitions. In 1974 alone Giorgio Corti is reported to have won more than 15 races in this car at both circuits and hill climbs. The vendor informs us that the car was treated to an extensive restoration in 2017, both cosmetically and mechanically, respecting the original specification and in-period preparation done by Gigi Macciocca and Baggioli for its first owner, Giorgio Corti. Finished in dark red/white with black interior, this is an historically important Lancia Fulvia 1300 HF which presents beautifully.
22 1970 Mini Cooper 1275S Mark II Rally C-2ASB/1373558 £25,000 £35,000 £31,050 €36,131 $40,586 Mid This late Cooper S Mark II was delivered new via Lookers of Warrington and registered to Liverpool Police Force in March 1970, forming part of Liverpool & Bootle Constabulary’s annual purchase of 27 such cars. Purchased over the period 1967 to 1971, these Mini Coopers were replaced after one year’s use. The Mini Cooper Register knows of only eight survivors of the 27 1970 cars, of which only five are still in Police livery. Finished in its original shade of Glacier White, ‘VKA 310H’ benefits from a recent no-expense-spared restoration costing over £30,000. Well known within the owner’s club, this Mini can be dressed as a Police car within a few minutes, and so presented would be a guaranteed head-turner at any of the Goodwood meetings. Accompanying documentation includes a BMIHT certificate, a V5C Registration Certificate, and a file of invoices and receipts. Described by the current vendor as in good condition throughout, with very good paintwork, this is an exceptional example of a rare Cooper S variant.
23 1969 Lamborghini Espada 400GT Series I 7216 £80,000 £120,000 £89,700 €104,378 $117,247 Mid Built to European specification in Sant’Agata Bolognese and delivered new to France, this Series I Espada comes with a large file of bills dating back to 1998. Over €108,000 worth of work has been carried out on the car since 1998, including overhauls to the engine, gearbox and clutch undertaken by P3 Automobiles of Cannes in 2009 totalling €30,500 as well as benefitting from the care of Lamborghini specialists Michel Mercier Automobiles in Paris and Automobili Lamborghini. In 2016 the car was repainted in its original Bianco (white) livery by Carrosserie Martin in Paris and a ceramic coating was applied to the paintwork in 2017. A ‘Rapport D’Evaluation’ by Cerede Bonoron Expertises in 2017 describes the vehicle to be ‘in a very satisfactory condition both mechanically and in the bodywork and saddlery’. Other recent work saw the carpets reconditioned, including in the trunk. The only deviations from standard are the fitting of air conditioning and a key circuit breaker for added security. Chassis number ‘7216’ belonged to French collector Mr Vincent Pierrat from 1998 to 2017 when it passed via a Mr Poujol to the current vendor. Since then the engine has been overhauled again (by Revolution Vehicles in the UK) as the car had been standing, unused, for some time (see bill for £13,000 on file). Described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition, this beautiful Lamborghini Espada also comes with French ‘MoT’ certificates, a dating/specification letter, a professional Evaluation Report (2017), current UK MoT, and a V5C Registration Certificate.
24 1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 WAPC225008C200074 £25,000 £45,000 £20,700 €24,087 $27,057 -7% The ultra-rare Alpina sports saloon offered here is based on the four-door 325i (E30) and has the 2.7-litre version of BMW’s M20 six-cylinder engine producing around 207bhp. It is one of only 74 made specifically for the Japanese market and was sold there via Nicole Racing (Alpina’s sole distributor in Japan). Built in March 1988, this car is number ’74’ of this limited series and thus the last to be produced. It has covered circa 110,300 kilometres (approximately 68,500 miles) from new and is presented in generally good, age-related condition. Noteworthy features include automatic transmission, a sunroof, power steering, air conditioning, power windows, coloured window glass, AM/FM radio/cassette, sports seats, and central locking. Chassis number ’74’ benefits from recent renovation to original specification with no expense spared. Undertaken in 2018, these extensive works included replacing numerous parts with new and correct Alpina components, an almost complete re-spray, and fitting a new battery and tyres. The dashboard was replaced at the same time and a new centre console installed, but otherwise the interior remains almost entirely original. In addition, Nicole Racing carried out a major service in 2018, replacing numerous parts in the process. A full list of all works carried out and parts replaced is available for inspection (recommended). A certain future collectible, this rare luxury sports saloon comes complete with a genuine tool kit and Alpina certification. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
25 1999 Honda NSX JHMNA2140WT000008 £45,000 £55,000 £46,000 €53,527 $60,127 Mid A UK-delivered, one-owner, low-mileage car equipped with the desirable six-speed manual transmission, this example has been serviced by the supplying dealer from new and as such represents the ‘Holy Grail’ for British NSX aficionados. The NSX-enthusiast vendor’s second example, this particular car was purchased new by him from main dealer Guy Salmon Honda and first registered in March 1999, since when it has covered circa 20,000 miles (all supporting bills and MoTs are on file). Furthermore, it has been regularly serviced by the original dealer and more specifically by the same mechanic, Alan Davis, an acknowledged NSX specialist. Finished in black with highly attractive, and rare, caramel coloured leather seats, the car is in immaculate condition and is fitted with a Cobra NavTrak tracking system, which can easily be reactivated if required. Offered for sale only because the vendor is emigrating, this beautiful Honda NSX represents a rare opportunity to acquire a superb example of one of the defining supercars of the 1990s.~
26 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupe FIA AR854335 £30,000 £40,000 £17,250 €20,073 $22,548 -42% This Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé was purchased by the private vendor as his first competition car. An ideal starter car for historic motor sport, it has been raced for three seasons in HRDC and HSCC events both at home and abroad and is eligible for many other historic meetings including the Goodwood Revival, which it attended a few years ago. The Alfa was restored in the early 2000s, and while in the vendor’s ownership the engine and gearbox have been rebuilt (the former four races ago). We are advised by the vendor that the car has proven reliable and competitive, finishing 2nd and 3rd in class at its last HRDC race at Donington Park. Well known in historic racing circles, ‘HHU 768D’ is ideal for the HRDC’s new ‘Classic Alfa Challenge’ series. It is offered with both FIA and HSCC papers, and comes with a spares package that includes four wheels and tyres.
27 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE Flachbau WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987 £100,000 £130,000 £161,000 €187,344 $210,444 24% An ultra-rare variant of an already exclusive model, this right-hand drive, 911 Turbo SE ‘slant nose’ coupé was delivered new in the UK via official Porsche agent, Charles Follett. Chassis number ‘987’ is documented by the Porsche factory as one of 18 ‘slant nose’ cars built for the UK in 1986 out of a total of 50 of its type built in right-hand drive for the UK up to 1989. This particular car benefits from a factory power upgrade to 360bhp from new, and is equipped with a sunroof, air conditioning, heated electric sports seats, four-outlet sports exhaust, limited-slip differential (40% lock), and factory fitted privacy glass. One of the best Type 930 SEs known to exist, this car has been a regular sight at Porsche Club GB event, one of its past owners being a former Chairman of the Club. It comes with a substantial history file and, as one would expect, has the correct tools, air pump, and instruction manuals.
28 1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello 107276 £60,000 £70,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Supplied new to Dubai, UAE via Al Tayer Motors, this Ferrari 550 Maranello was first registered in the UK on 15th September 1997. The car comes with extensive service history dating back to May 1999 (when it was serviced by Evans Halshaw) recording regular maintenance in the UK, Monaco, and Belgium. The most recent service was carried out in September 2017 (at 78,545 kilometres) by independent Ferrari specialists Rardley Motors. Finished in black with tan leather interior, this most sought after Ferrari 550 Maranello is in beautiful condition and running well.
29 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe 861396 £90,000 £130,000 £101,200 €117,759 $132,279 Mid Manufactured on 11th December 1963, this right-hand drive coupé was sold via distributor Henlys of London to the dealership KDM & Cherrington Ltd of London W1. Its first private owner was Mr N Bailey of London NW1. Between 1969 and 1972, the Jaguar had four owners, all in the Hertfordshire area, and in the late 1970s was sold in a derelict state to Mr Brian Jones of Dunstable. The car was still in a derelict state when it was bought in the mid-1990s by the late David Ham, the long-time Jaguar enthusiast and collector, who was also a highly accomplished racer of a Lister-Jaguar throughout the 1950s. The E-Type was then kept in storage for a number of years before being completely restored between 2006 and 2013 (it is understood that the engine had been rebuilt by a previous owner). Works carried out included fully restoring the body with new panels as necessary; re-spray by Retford Auto Finishers; interior re-trim by Aldridge Trimming; new wiring loom; and the installation of a Kenlowe electric cooling fan. Restoration invoices are on file and the car also comes with a (copy) old-style logbook and a V5C Registration Certificate. In September 2017 the late David Ham’s estate offered this E-Type for sale at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival Meeting auction (Lot 242) where it was purchased by the current vendor. Described by the latter as in generally very good condition, ‘223 HJJ’ represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire an example of the iconic Jaguar E-Type in its earliest and purest form.
30 1960 Porsche 356B 1600S T5 Cabriolet 153145 £120,000 £140,000 £138,000 €160,581 $180,380 Mid Right-hand drive chassis number ‘153145’ was delivered from Stuttgart to its first owner, Noren Helge of Skellefteå, Sweden and registered there on the 4th April 1960 (Sweden drove on the left at this time, hence the RHD configuration). Helge kept the car for four years before selling it to a Mr Simon Bostrum of Skellefteå in August 1964. The car next changed hands in April 1966, passing to its fourth owner in 1968. On 20th May 1970, the car travelled south to Stockholm when it was sold to a Mr Ake. In 1976 the Porsche was purchased by Per Horlen, who undertook a thorough restoration, including an engine rebuild, which was completed in 1977. A world-renowned Bugatti collector, Horlen kept the car until 1999 when it passed to Michael Olsson, who brokered a deal with a Mr Bromwich of Shropshire, UK. Bromwich undertook the car’s second restoration in 2000 (bills on file). On completion, the Porsche was entered in the Meguiar’s Concours at the NEC Classic Car Show, receiving a 1st-place award and featuring extensively in the Sky documentary ‘The Classic Car Club’. A copy of the DVD is in the file. The Porsche changed hands again in 2006, passing to Mr Gallannaugh of Wimbledon. In 2013 the engine – from a Super 90 – was rebuilt by marque specialists Charles Ivey, and the car has covered fewer than 300 miles since then. In addition, world-renowned Porsche 356 expert Roger Bray undertook a further £22,000-worth of mechanical works in March 2017. Offered with an extensive history file dating back to when it was new, containing among other documents a Porsche Letter of Origin and a host of MoTs stretching back to its arrival in the UK in 2000, this rare original right-hand drive T5 Cabriolet has enjoyed enthusiastic ownership all its life and will surpass expectations.
31 1933 Alvis Speed Twenty SB Tourer 108833 £85,000 £125,000 £82,800 €96,349 $108,228 -3% This particular Alvis is an example of the second-series (SB) Speed Twenty with the all-synchromesh gearbox and independent front suspension, making it one of the more technologically advanced British cars of its day. Chassis number ‘108833’ carries four-door tourer coachwork by Cross & Ellis. Founded in Coventry in 1919, Cross & Ellis supplied bodies under contract to the local motor industry, enjoying a long, though sometimes troubled, relationship with close neighbours Alvis. Indeed, its four-door tourer bodies on the larger Alvis chassis are regarded as among its finest work. It is estimated that only some 40 SB tourers were bodied by Cross & Ellis. ‘JF 5206’ has been in the private vendor’s possession for the last 10 years having belonged to the preceding owner for over 45 years. Sympathetically maintained but never restored, the car benefits from a recent mechanical overhaul, including refurbishment of the engine (bills available). While in the vendor’s care the Alvis has been used infrequently and mainly for rallies such as the Flying Scotsman (2013 and 2016) and Wolseley, its overdrive transmission and very tractable and long-legged nature making it ideal for events such as these. A full set of weather equipment is included in the sale.
32 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Simplex DHC 747 £260,000 £320,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A The following description draws heavily on the typically thorough illustrated report on ‘747’ compiled in February 2019 by renowned marque authority, Dr Clare Hay (perusal recommended). Bonhams would like to extend its thanks to Dr Hay for her assistance. Chassis number ‘747’ was built in 1924 as a Standard model on the 10′ 10″ wheelbase, and left the Cricklewood works fitted with engine number ‘756’. The latter number is stamped to the magneto turret and cam chest, while the crankcase is stamped ‘726’. Engine number ‘726’ originated in chassis number ‘714’, as did this car’s gearbox (‘226’), and it seems likely that these components were swapped during the 1930s while both cars were in Ireland. Built by H J Mulliner, one of London’s foremost coachbuilders, the drophead coupé body is almost certainly the original, albeit converted from two-seats-plus-dickey to the current arrangement of a close-coupled four-seater with boot (see below). Retailed via Gaffikin Wilson, one of the major Bentley dealers in London, this 3-Litre was registered (as ‘CF 5654’) on 1stNovember 1924, its first owner being Francis William Rhodes of Dalham Hall, Newmarket. In 1927 the Service Record lists a new owner – C L Warwick of Hadley Wood Hertfordshire – followed almost immediately by D W MacGregor of Sherborne, Dorset and London. Passing through the hands of two more owners in the early 1930s (Messrs C Ide and J Royds respectively), ‘CF 5654’ was resold by Bentley Motors to F C Butterworth of Carrickmines, County Dublin, Ireland in August 1933. This 3-Litre’s low-geared steering and well-base wheels and tyres are typical of updates carried out by Bentley Motors in the 1930s to cars offered for resale. It seems likely that the aforementioned alterations to the body were carried out at around this time together with converting the windscreen from three panes to a single pane. The last entry in the Service Record lists J E Walsh of Tivoli, Cork as owner in 1935. There is the usual wartime gap in the Bentley’s history, the next owner being Samuel Alexander Wallace in 1952, as recorded in the Suffolk County Archives at Bury St Edmunds. The next owner was J Ellis (1959) and then J M P Ott in the USA (1962). Resident in the United States for several years, the Bentley had returned to the UK by 1980. Offered for sale by Roland Duce, it was next owned by Brian Mather (from 1981) followed by K W Tams (1985), Robert D B Mills (1997), Robert H Brown (2003) and Adam Singer (2009). The current vendor acquired ‘CF 5654′ some half-a-dozen years ago. It is understood that the car was restored during the 1980s while owned by the aforementioned K W Tams. Works carried out included a complete engine overhaul, replacing defective body frame woodwork, fitting new aluminium panels as necessary, re-upholstering the seats and door cards, installing new carpets, and a re-spray. Dated 1988, the only related bill in the history file is from S Brunt Ltd of Silverdale, Staffordshire for the engine rebuild. There are subsequent invoices from Goudhurst Services (October 2002 and February 2003) for servicing work, new hub spinners, starter motor rebuild, etc. Later invoices detail new white metal bearings by Formhalls and the con-rods being crack-tested prior to engine re-assembly by Stuart Fearnside in 2008. A specification sheet on file from previous owner Robert Mills which was compiled circa 2001 states that the Bentley sported a BM2391 camshaft with the rear bearing modification, B-type four-speed manual gearbox, reconditioned 3.785 (Speed Model) crown wheel and pinion, new 4.5 Litre-type water pump (with the pump drive gear running in an oil bath), negative earth electrics, Kenlowe fan, Smiths five-jet carburettor, modern full flow oil filter conversion, 4 1/2 Litre steering box (very desirable), replacement main thrust bearing, Stage II Perrot shafts and modern oil seals for the half shafts’ extremities. Mr Miles completed a 3,500-mile tour of New Zealand with the Bentley Drivers’ Club in 1999. Subsequently rallied by the vendor on numerous BDC events in the UK and overseas including the 2014 North America Vintage Bentley Meet, and more recently on the Vintage Sports-Car Club Champagne Rally in 2018. ‘747’ has been maintained by marque specialist Stuart Fearnside of S F Racing since 2010, and if offered in ready to use condition. One of relatively few Cricklewood Bentleys retaining its original body, ‘CF 5654’ represents an ideal acquisition with which to enjoy the many celebrations planned for the marque’s 100th Anniversary in 2019.
33 1954 Miller Shooting Brake GPM/1/1954 £45,000 £55,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Hand built by nurseryman Geoffrey Percival Miller of Braunton, Cornwall at a time when most domestic car production was earmarked for export, this handsome shooting brake first took to the road in May 1954 having taken five years and 5,500 hours to complete. ‘I planned to do it in 1,000 hours,’ Miller told a colleague. He was no stranger to the world of self-building though, having made his own motorcycle some ten years previously. Miller’s latest creation attracted considerable attention on its first outing according to The Western Times & Gazette, which reported that, apart from a few production parts used for the coachwork, its creator ‘worked from raw materials, doing all the welding, curving, and bending himself; and he bent the wooden framework by steaming each piece for 15 hours’. The engine was described as a 2.5-litre, overhead-cam six, and Mr Miller was said to be planning to replace the conventional gearbox with a fluid flywheel and pre-selector transmission, although in the 1960s a 2.9-litre Austin-Healey engine and three-speed/overdrive gearbox were installed. The accompanying history file contains a wealth of information accumulated during the car’s early years, including Geoffrey Miller’s hand-written notes concerning servicing and overhauls. Always lovingly maintained, ‘PUO 966′ remained in the Miller family’s ownership until it was sold by his son Richard and daughter Mrs Jane Haig at Brooks’ Beaulieu auction in September 1999 (Lot 513), its buyer being a German collector. While in the latter’s ownership the Miller was partially restored, as evidenced by a selection of ‘work in progress’ photographs in the history file, and in 2003 it was pictured in Classic & Sports Car magazine’s report on that year’s Goodwood Revival Meeting (October edition, page 15). A copy of the article is on file together with various press cuttings, German registration papers, the aforementioned restoration photographs, copy of an old UK V5C document and bills for an electrical overhaul (see below). We are advised that the registration number is still recorded with the DVLA and may be recoverable. The current vendor, another German collector, bought the Miller from the aforementioned purchaser in 2005. Carefully maintained since then, the electrics being professionally overhauled in 2006, the car has seen little use because of the owner’s other commitments (and many other vehicles). The Miller drove smoothly on a recent short test run. To say this car represents a unique opportunity is no flight of fancy, for one thing is certain: its fortunate new owner will never find themselves parking it next to another one!
34 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Litre Roadster S830960 £70,000 £90,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A This stunning left-hand drive XK150 roadster was supplied new via Jaguar Cars New York to a Mr Charles Counts (chassis and engine numbers match the factory data sheet). It benefits from a recent (2014-2016) body-off restoration and has covered only a very few shakedown miles since the rebuild’s completion. Finished in Carmen Red with black interior, the car is offered with a JDHT Heritage Certificate and various restoration invoices and photographs.
35 1965 Jaguar Mark 2 3.8 Saloon 168236DN £70,000 £90,000 £64,166 €74,665 $83,872 -8% Manufactured in 1965, this Jaguar is an original right-hand drive example that left the factory fitted with a 3.4-litre engine. The car led an unremarkable life for its first 20-or-so years until it was acquired by Michael Wilkinson, proprietor of the famous M&C Wilkinson race preparation and support business. Michael kept the car for a further 20 years until he sold it to racing driver Chris Scragg, who had M&C Wilkinson rebuild it at enormous cost into a fabulous historic racer, complete with an up-rated 3.8-litre engine. Scragg entered the car in the Masters Historic racing series and the pair proved a potent combination, ending up class or outright winners in almost every event they entered. The car competed at most of the major UK circuits throughout 2011 and took outright victory in the Top Hat Master Series at Snetterton in October 2011. Following Scragg’s successes in 2011, the Jaguar was put up for sale and purchased by Woodham Mortimer, who undertook a thorough overhaul in anticipation of further competitive appearances. This work involved a full mechanical strip down including no-expense-spared rebuilds of the engine, gearbox, suspension, and rear axle. A new dashboard was designed and fitted together with a replacement wiring loom, programmable ignition system, additional spot lights (for night endurance racing), Öhlins shock absorbers, overhauled 2″ SU HD8 carburettors, and oil coolers for the gearbox and rear axle. In this highly developed form the car ran with success at the Nürburgring in 2012 and 2013 as well as competing in the prestigious Spa 6-Hour Race in 2015. Most recently the Jaguar has successfully competed at the 2017 Bernina Gran Turismo Hill Climb in Switzerland, while in 2018 the engine was rebuilt for endurance racing. Offered in fully race-prepared condition and eligible for many of the world’s major historic events, this potent Mark 2 represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a proven Jaguar racing saloon.
36 1962 Porsche 356B Super 90 Coupe 120944 £65,000 £70,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A A rare, twin-grille, sunroof-equipped model, this Porsche 356B Super 90 was supplied new via agents Kitner of Lubeck, Germany and first registered in August 1962. The car then travelled to the USA, with the last known keeper there being a New York resident who acquired it in 1985. In 1999 a deal was brokered in New York and the car returned to Europe where it was extensively restored and sold in 2002 to a Mr Kechierski of Warsaw. Changing hands once more, it was sold to the UK in 2011. The car was then serviced by Chris Turner in London before being acquired for his small private collection by the current owner in 2013. Since then the Porsche has been serviced and maintained regardless of cost by a marque specialist, with bills on file totalling over £15,000. Said to perform beautifully, the engine is from a 1969 Porsche 912, while the sensible addition of front disk brakes makes this car even more enjoyable to drive. Serviced in October 2018 by renowned classic Porsche specialist Roger Bray, this desirable European-delivered 356B is ideal for continental touring and a wide range of international events.
37 1960 Jaguar XK150S 3.8 Coupe T825242DN £140,000 £160,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A We are advised by the vendor that the car is totally correct, finished in its original colour scheme of Sherwood Green with Biscuit interior, and retains its original engine (number ‘VAS1191-9’). Chassis number ‘T825242DN’ was first registered 5552 PX in May 1960 through the dealership Fields Engineering in Crawley, Sussex to a Mr Oxley. The car remained in the UK for most of its early years, carrying two further private registrations, but for the last two decades or so has resided in Austria. While there it formed part of a private collection and spent most of its life in a small museum. The mileage indicated is some 51,000, and while this figure correct cannot be verified it is believed to be correct. We are advised that no changes or modifications have been undertaken to the car apart from discreetly placed tow hooks front and rear; a very well engineered anti-bump arrangement to the rear suspension; seat belt fittings; and a ‘Halda’ type cable drive mechanism fed to the cockpit. The car is described as in excellent condition, with flat side panels and quite remarkable door shuts, often a feature that disappoints with so many XK 150s. The boot area is in mint condition, the engine bay presents very well, the interior is very smart and the underside is fully Waxoyled. The car has been fitted with a new set of 72-spoke chrome wire wheels shod with new Blockley radial tyres. This is a car ready to be used immediately, and with race preparation would not disappoint as a rally, track day, or race-car. Very rare in right-hand drive form, this unmolested, full matching numbers XK150 3.8-litre ‘S’ is worthy of the closest inspection. via Bonhams Bond St. ’17 sold $251k.
38 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado 546254579 £60,000 £80,000 £69,000 €80,290 $90,190 Mid Long, low and elegant, this wonderful Series 62 Eldorado Convertible dates from the middle of Cadillac’s spectacular ‘fins’ period. A classic Cadillac ‘rag top’, the car was imported into the UK in the early 1980s by a previous owner and restored to concours condition over a period of four years (see previous owner’s notes on file). These notes list the following equipment: power steering, power brakes, power seat, power windows, power convertible top, self-seeking radio (original), and factory fitted wire wheels. In 2010, the Cadillac was placed in storage with London Car Storage by the then owner, a Mr Shaker, from whom it was purchased by the current vendor in 2014. Kept stored by the vendor and described by him as in generally excellent condition, this beautiful Cadillac Eldorado convertible is offered with a V5 registration document.
39 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster 1S1629 £60,000 £70,000 £78,200 €90,996 $102,216 12% First registered on 12th January 1973, this Series 3 roadster has belonged to the current owner since 1994 having had only three former keepers. Taken off the road in 2014, the car has since undergone extensive cosmetic restoration that was completed in 2018, though there are no bills available. It benefits from a bare-metal re-spray and new interior trim and hood, and in all other respects is described by the private vendor as in good condition. Accompanying paperwork consists of sundry service and restoration bills, photographs of the bare ‘shell prior to repaint, a V5 registration document, DVLA MoT history printout, and a quantity of MoTs for the periods 1979-1994 and 1997-2010.
40 1959 Jaguar XK150S 3.8 Roadster T820063DN £200,000 £250,000 £188,333 €219,150 $246,171 -6% Representing the XK150 in its ultimate configuration, with the 265bhp engine and overdrive gearbox, chassis number ‘T820063DN’ is one of only 24 right-hand drive ‘S’ roadsters built, making it one of the rarest of all XK variants. Finished in Old English White with red leather interior, the Jaguar was registered as ‘OTS 999’ and delivered by Henlys Ltd of West Hounslow to the first owner, one R A Hellmuth, on 7th March 1960. In 1965 the XK was sold to its second owner, a Mr Chandler of Hertford, who in 1972 commissioned the Caxton Engineering Company to carry out extensive refurbishment. That same year he sold the car to a Mr Ballisat, who in turn sold it on to a Mr Woodley of Cardiff in August 1973. A keen enthusiast, Mr Woodley would own ‘OTS 999’ for some 26 years, keeping detailed records of maintenance, journeys and mileage (see history file). In September 1976, ‘OTS 999’ won the XK150 Champion Concours Cup at the Sudeley Castle XK Day, and went on to win numerous other awards including a 1st at the JDC Concours d’Élégance at Paighton, Devon. In February 1999, Mr Woodley sold his cherished XK150 to a Mr Hughes of Hampshire. Mr Hughes then sent the car to Cambridge Motorsport in March for extensive refurbishment. Works undertaken included an unleaded conversion, reconditioning the steering rack and prop-shaft, and rebuilding the front suspension. Parts renewed/replaced included the starter motor, alternator, rear brake callipers and pads, Aeroquip brake lines, radiator, and exhaust system. In April 2000, ‘OTS 999’ returned to Cambridge Motorsport where the engine and gearbox were overhauled in preparation for the XK’s participation in that year’s Australian Classic Adelaide Rally, which it completed successfully. Two years later, Mr Hughes instructed Cambridge Motorsport to sell the Jaguar, which was purchased by a Mr Pressland in August 2002. Marque specialists Guy Broad were then commissioned to rebuild the cylinder head and replace the brake master cylinder and the front and rear brake pads. In December 2006, ‘OTS 999’ was acquired by the immediately preceding owner, who installed tracking and battery charging systems, while in July 2010 the engine was rebuilt by Guy Broad. Purchased by the current vendor, a prominent UK-based private collector, at a UK auction in 2011, the car benefits from recent full and extensive mechanical servicing at renowned marque specialists, CKL Developments. These works included full engine service; full rebuild of carburettors; replacement of fuel lines; coolant service; engine mount replacement; gearbox and differential checked and oil changed; and a full set of new tyres. In addition, the hood was correctly heated and stretched to its original shape and fit. ‘OTS 999’ comes with a substantial history file containing a JDHT certificate; assorted correspondence between former owners and Jaguar specialists; a quantity of expired MoT certificates and tax discs; and an original XK150 Operating, Maintenance and Service Book signed by Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons. Maintained throughout its life with no expense spared, ‘OTS 999’ is ready to be enjoyed by the next owner, having had £10,000 spent. An exciting opportunity to own a concours-winning example of this ultimate version of the legendary XK family. via RM Salon Prive ’11 sold $320k
41 1953 Bristol 403 Sports Saloon 403/1346 £47,000 £50,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A First registered in 1953 as ‘LOY 555’, this Bristol was originally supplied by Anthony Crook Motors and has had several long-term owners who have maintained it carefully, the most recent from 1990 through to 2013. It is mechanically excellent, the original engine having recently been rebuilt by specialists (invoice in file), and is fitted with desirable upgrades. It has a remote-control gear lever and overdrive, which contribute greatly to the car’s usability and which were available on later production 403s. The car presents very well; the Smoke Grey paint is fairly recent and in excellent condition, the very smart interior has recently been re-trimmed in beige with blue piping and grey carpets, and the dashboard woodwork has been re-varnished. Described by the vendor as in very good condition and driving well, this rare and highly desirable Bristol aerodyne is offered with a good history file including recent invoices and Bristol Owners Club data, old-style green logbooks, and a V5C registration document.
42 1931 Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Barker Shooting Brake GNS45 £30,000 £40,000 £50,600 €58,880 $66,140 26% Its second owner was another member of the merchant banking establishment: Herman Andreac, a partner in Kleinwort, Sons & Company, and it was he that commissioned the shooting brake conversion from coachbuilders James Young of Bromley. Barker’s bonnet, front wings, scuttle panel and patented headlamp dipping mechanism were retained together with the walnut dashboard and original controls, while James Young’s van-like timber-framed rear body was nothing if not supremely practical, being equipped with multiple hooks for hanging dead game. Herman Andreae owned Moundsmere Manor near Basingstoke, Hampshire where his newly converted Rolls-Royce was used as an estate hack for shooting parties, towing the horsebox, and general domestic duties, though always chauffeur driven. Classed as a dual-purpose vehicle, the shooting brake qualified for an extra fuel allowance, and important consideration in wartime. Andreae kept the Rolls-Royce until 1952 when it was sold through the Autowork dealership in Winchester. Many years later, in 1997, the Andreae family spotted ‘GNS45’ for sale at an auction; although unable to purchase the car at the sale, Herman’s grandson Mark was able to buy it from the vendor, a collector of fairground memorabilia. Thus the Rolls-Royce returned to Moundsmere Manor. Re-commissioned some time ago, it has seen little use over the course of the last 20 or so years, venturing out for the occasional family wedding and attending the Thorneycroft Classic Car Show in 2008. In 2015, ‘GNS45’ was checked over prior to featuring in an article written by Douglas Blain for The Automobile magazine (August 2015 edition, copy available). Clearly enjoying the experience, he wrote: ‘As it happens, with a low-mileage car like this in unspoilt original condition, one’s satisfaction comes from driving it unobtrusively, just as a chauffeur was trained by the works to do.’ The Rolls-Royce was last used in 2016 and upon our recent inspection when, assisted by a battery booster and treated to fresh fuel, the engine burst into life on the first throw of the starter. Nevertheless, a thorough check over is advised before returning this grand old lady to active use.
43 1960 Maserati 3500GT Coupe AM101-1132 £230,000 £290,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A 1132′ left the factory in late December 1960 and was first registered early in January 1961 to Fa Kuderli & Co of Zurich, Switzerland. The car was subsequently sold to Dr Walter Meier of Walo Bertschinger AG, Zurich sometime between 1966 and 1983. It remained in Dr Meier’s ownership until it passed in June 1990 to his daughter Ruth Meier of Erlenback, Germany, who sold the car to Oldtimer, the classic car dealer in Aarlter, Belgium. The Maserati was purchased from Oldtimer by Karl Heinz Kostal of Pirmasens, Germany in July 1998. Herr Kostal then sold the car to The Gallery, the classic car dealer in Brummen, Netherlands from whom it was bought by the preceding English owner in February 2008. The Maserati was registered as ‘861 XUF’ in the United Kingdom in June 2008 and had covered fewer than 1,000 miles subsequently when it was offered for sale at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction in June 2016 (Lot 221). The current vendor, a prominent UK-based private collector, purchased the Maserati at that sale. The history file contains a Maserati SpA Certificate of Origin, certified Internal Factory Order, certified Delivery Note and certified Technical Data Sheet. The file also has extensive maintenance and repair receipts dating back to 1983, together with a collection of Swiss and German registration documents. The preceding owner had the car comprehensively restored at a total cost of over £120,000. The well-known Maserati marque specialists Bill McGrath Ltd of Kimpton, Hertfordshire undertook the refurbishment of the engine, brakes, suspension, steering and wheels in 2008. The interior was re-trimmed and the windscreen replaced at that time, while a new stainless steel exhaust system was fitted by Classic Performance Engineering Ltd of Long Buckby, Northamptonshire in 2013. During 2015 and 2016 the bodywork was completely restored by the well known Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Maserati bodywork specialist Prestige Restoration of Chertsey, Surrey. The car underwent very minor bodywork repairs and a bare metal re-spray, while all rubbers were replaced and all the brightwork re-chromed. The wheels were refurbished also. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned Maserati factory paperwork, sundry restoration invoices, and a UK V5C registration document. Unquestionably one of the best looking models to leave the Modena factory, the 3500 GT continues to represent good value when compared to contemporary offerings from Newport Pagnell and Maranello.
44 1955 Porsche 356A Speedster 80549 £260,000 £300,000 £241,500 €281,017 $315,666 -7% Forming part of the vendor’s private collection since 2006, this superb Porsche 356A Speedster was completely restored by well-known German specialists in 2006, since when it has formed part of the vendor’s private collection. Since acquisition the car has been driven for some 11,000 kilometres during summer months only, and when not in use has been stored in a purpose-built facility. Noteworthy features include a very rare hardtop and equally rare Fuchs bolt-on wheels. Presented in generally excellent condition, this beautiful Speedster is offered with sundry restoration invoices, Netherlands registration papers, and a FIVA identity card.
45 1933 MG Magnette K2 K2019 £100,000 £150,000 £103,500 €120,436 $135,285 Mid The Magnette K2 offered here is ‘K2019’, so presumably either the last, or second-last of the 20 produced, depending on how the chassis numbering began. The last four of these were fitted with the larger 1,271cc KD engine, which is present and correct in ‘K2019′, and according to the Triple M Register only numbers ’18’ and ’19’ are now surviving. ‘MG 2955’ was first registered on 4th January 1934. Little is known of the car’s pre- and immediately post-WW2 history apart from a photograph of it competing in an unknown event (see below). Sold by Chiltern Cars in 1953, the MG was purchased by Mike Waggot on 30th April 1964 from Geo H Steele & Co of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, partially dismantled following the disappearance of its previous owner (see advertisement, correspondence, purchase receipt, and photograph on file). Mike Waggot then re-commissioned the car and used it, carrying out regular maintenance and occasional major works until 2015, since when it has been kept in dry storage. While requiring a little care from cold, the engine starts and idles well once warm, but would benefit from a full professional check over before being used. Similar to the K1, this car is fitted with an ENV four-speed pre-selector gearbox, which appears to be sound, selecting well with only minimal creep. We are advised that the selector detents have been filed down, presumably for faster changing. Unfortunately, due to space, weather and insurance constraints, the car has lately been moved only in 1st and reverse so it has not been possible to determine how well the engine and gearbox are performing. The chassis and body appear structurally good but would benefit from cosmetic refreshment, as would the patinated original interior. Bodywork is correct, although it is believed that swept front wings would have been fitted originally. The current cycle mudguards have been in place for a substantial part of the car’s life; there are some photographs of it competing with them fitted prior to Mike Waggot’s acquisition, while the cut-down driver’s door is another in-period modification made to increase elbowroom. There is a fairly new tonneau cover fitted and also a war-torn full hood with hoops, which is presumed original. Replacement seats and a modern prop shaft (original present) are the only other notified deviations from factory specification. Offered with sundry bills and a V5 registration document, ‘K2019’ represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a rare MG sports car dating from the heroic period when its maker went from being a minor local constructor to a major player on the world stage.
46 1933 MG Magnette K1 Saloon K0370 £15,000 £20,000 £24,150 €28,102 $31,567 21% AXB 201′ was first registered on 5th December 1933. Little is known of the car’s pre- and immediately post-WW2 history prior to its purchase by Mike Waggot in 1964. In poor but running condition when acquired, the MG was used initially before an ongoing restoration was commenced. Elements of the body have been replaced but the original body plate is still in place, and while the chassis is presumed original, the front knuckle has been replaced with one of a different number, possibly following accident damage (it was in place in 1964). It should be noted that the accompanying old-style continuation logbook (issued 1962) records the body number, not the chassis number. We are advised by the private vendor that the chassis and body are in good condition, the former requiring inspection and the latter – currently in primer – in need of finishing, as is the original interior. The gearbox has been rebuilt but has not been tested, while the engine has been dismantled and will require a full overhaul. Offered with sundry bills and a V5 registration document, ‘K0370’ represents a wonderful opportunity for the MG enthusiast to bring one of these rare early six-cylinder MGs back to its former glory.
47 1926 Dodge Fast Four Tourer A324590 £18,000 £24,000 £18,400 €21,411 $24,051 Mid Yellow and Black over Brown leather. RHD. This rare, right-hand drive Dodge ‘Fast Four’ would have been exported to the UK in chassis form for bodying in this country. It was originally owned by London-based author, Lesley Catchpole, who used it until the outbreak of war in 1939. Apart from a brief period in the early 1960s, the car is understood not to have been driven until it was sold at auction in 1987 following Mr Catchpole’s death in 1986. Its purchaser was the current vendor, who commissioned Mr Mike Vardy of Mottisfont, Hampshire to restored it. On the restoration’s completion 12 months later, the Dodge won the Class A category for pre-war cars at the Benson & Hedges Concours English National Final at Beaulieu and was ‘highly commended’ at the International Final at Syon Park (see press cuttings on file). Significant works carried out over the course of the last 30 years include a full engine rebuild in August/September 2012, which was carried out by Motor Engineer Robert Large with specialist machining by Thomas Hamlin & Co (bills on file). Representing a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of these rare and powerful Vintage-era tourers, this concours-winning ‘Fast Four’ is offered with a V5 registration document and the aforementioned paperwork. via Bonhams ’18 sold $26k.
48 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer RL3428 £600,000 £800,000 £525,000 €610,906 $686,230 -12% Chassis number ‘RL3428’ has been authenticated by marque authority Dr Clare Hay as a completely matching numbers example retaining its original Vanden Plas body, making it highly unusual among surviving Cricklewood Bentleys. The fact that this car has enjoyed single family ownership since 1939 – a total of 80 years – in no small measure explains its quite exceptional degree of originality. Ordered by Jack Barclay Ltd, ‘RL3428’ was sent to Vanden Plas in February 1929 who fitted the current sports 4 seater body, number ‘1429’. Previously used on another Bentley 4½-Litre (‘SL3066’) and originally skinned in fabric, this body had been refurbished by Vanden Plas and was then fitted to ‘RL3428’ and registered ‘UU 8740’. Jack Barclay Ltd sold the Bentley to its first owner one Major C L Y Parker who had specified a modified 15/50 rear axle, single exhaust silencer and interchangeable Young batteries. In 1930 the 4½ was upgraded by Bentley Motors including a ‘Le Mans Conversion’ with hour glass pistons, flat top valves, flexible petrol connections, Autopulse fuel pump, and extra pair of shock absorbers front and rear; the twin front shock absorbers are still in place. Major Parker traded the 4½ in via Jack Barclays in 1932 for a supercharged 4 ½ -litre, chassis MS3946 (this car is now on display at The National Motor Museum rebuilt as a Birkin replica). Some 4 years later ‘UU 8740’ was pictured in Aeroplane Monthly magazine, parked on the grass runway at the Lympne Air Rally in 1937. The deceased vendor’s uncle, Alistair Maclennan, purchased the Bentley in 1939; it passed from Alistair Maclennan’s estate to the late owner in 1982. An engineer, the deceased owner kept full documentation of his servicing and maintenance (viewing highly recommended). The comprehensive history file also contains records of an engine rebuild carried out by The Green Garage, Maidstone in 1951. That same year, A H Tooley of London welded the chassis frame and fitted the straightening bracket that is still in place today. In 1963 the bodywork was restored and re-panelled in aluminium (see bills on file from FLM Panelcraft, London) and the interior re-trimmed by Allan/Povey, Kent at the same time. A 1964 picture on file shows the car with its new skin and trim, but less hood. The hood was then fitted by Coachcraft of Catford, London in 1966. The Bentley was well maintained by Hoffman & Burton throughout the 1960s and then stored during the 1970s prior to its purchase from Alistair Maclennan’s estate in 1982. A letter on file from IMAC Engineering of South Nuffield details the re-commissioning work required. The Bentley then underwent considerable refurbishment to bring it back to useable condition and was then used extensively by the late owner, being well maintained by him for the next 30-plus years. In 1987 the engine and gearbox were rebuilt, and in November 1991 an overdrive unit was fitted (a graph on file shows the theoretical top speed of 140 at 4,000 revs!). Following approximately 10 years of inactivity, laid up because of the owner’s ill health, the Bentley was entrusted to pre-war specialist restorers Brewster Mudie Ltd of Bromsgrove. They have carried out a thorough service and check over, set up the carburettors and ignition timing plus many other small jobs. Jeremy Brewster confirmed ‘the result being a delightful old motor car which you could use as is, or indeed improve in areas in time’. In addition to the aforementioned documentation, the history file also contains the Hay Report confirming this delightful 4½ is an original bodied completely matching numbers example, a continuation buff logbook; V5 and V5C Registration Certificates; Bentley Drivers’ Club valuation from 2014; a quantity of expired MoTs certificates for the period 1970s-2000 (incomplete run); and a quantity of Bentley technical drawings. A 4½-Litre Bentley of quite exceptional originality, ‘RL3428’ is the perfect way to enjoy the many events planned in celebration of Bentley’s 100th Anniversary in 2019.
49 1953 HAR Jaguar Formula Libre 2 £50,000 £70,000 £63,250 €73,600 $82,674 Mid The twin-tube chassis of the car now offered here began life as the second Formula 2 HAR frame constructed by Smethwick, Warwickshire-based, enthusiast engineer Horace Richards in 1952. It was purchased from him by burly West Midlands industrialist Bertie Bradnack – of Walsall Pressings Ltd and briefly team manager with the BRM Grand Prix Team. Bradnack installed a 2-litre 6-cylinder racing Riley engine formerly owned by Jack Fairman for Formula 2 racing, and re-named the project the ‘Woden’ F2. The car was entered in this form in the 1952 International Trophy but did not start, presumably due to not being ready in time. The Woden was next entered in the 1953 Coronation Trophy race at Crystal Palace but although both Bradnack and Ken Wharton drove it during practice it became a non-starter. In 1954 – the old 2-litre Formula 2 class having been shelved in favour of 2½-litre Formula 1 – Bertie Bradnack sold the car without engine to northern enthusiast and regular sprint and hill-climb competitor Jim Berry. He was a director of a large construction company, who had started his motor sporting career in 1950 by purchasing nothing less than the ex-Nicky Embiricos Bugatti Type 55 sports car. This was followed by a variety of Grand Prix Bugattis and other racing and sports racing exotica which he used successfully and enthusiastically throughout the UK primarily in sprints and hillclimbs. When he acquired the car now offered here in 1954 he equipped it with the Jamieson-supercharged ex-Cuth Harrison 1½-litre 6-cylinder ERA engine, mated to an ENV 110 pre-selector gearbox. The car then emerged into public gaze as Jim Berry’s ‘ERA Special’, performing well at Prescott, Westbrook Hay, Rhydymwyn and Staverton. For 1955 a 2-litre ERA engine was installed, but its torque proved perhaps too much for the car’s rear suspension, which failed at Rhydymwyn. Subsequently, we understand that the ERA Special’s over-stressed Richards designed torsion-bar rear suspension was replaced by the HWM-like de Dion system which survives on the car today. Berry continued to sprint and hillclimb this ERA-engined Special successfully until 1959 when he acquired the illustrious ERA ‘R4D’ and – in November of 1961 – Berry advertised the car for sale, now fitted with a Jaguar XK engine, in Autosport (see copy of advertisement on file). In 1963 the car reappeared in the hands of Jim Goddard of Northern Sports Cars of Catterick. He passed it on to Tony Kitchener of Northampton and the car next appeared in 1964 northern races, sprints and hillclimbs driven by Peter Shakesby. The HAR subsequently passed through the trade to Richard Smith of Brighton in 1967, thence to Bob Salvage who in turn sold it to Gavan Sandford-Morgan who purchased it on behalf of the Birdwood Motor Museum in South Australia. The car was exhibited there while also being used in a variety of historic motor racing events by Sandford-Morgan. In 1987 the HAR was purchased by racing car collector Noel Roscow. The car was very tired and an alternative Jaguar XK engine was fitted, while the chassis was rebuilt by Elfin Cars and a new body fabricated, in the original style but with an HWM-like nose (since the car was for a time thought to be an HWM). This restoration work totalled some 2,500 hours. The current owner – a renowned collector of sports and racing cars – acquired this unique vehicle in the late 1990s. During his ownership it has been sparingly used and has spent many years on display at the Brooklands Museum in England. When recently inspected by Bonhams the HAR appeared – apart from its Jaguar engine – to be still fundamentally in Jim Berry ‘ERA Special’ form, with torsion-bar front suspension, de Dion rear end and ENV 110 pre-selector gearbox all still present. This HAR-chassised sometime Woden, sometime ERA Special is offered here today as a unique Historic Formule Libre single-seater racing car with what is actually a very noble, respectable and successful British sprint and hill-climbing pedigree.
50 1913 Sunbeam 12/16HP Tourer 6525 £50,000 £55,000 £51,750 €60,218 $67,643 Mid Fewer than 5,000 of the 12/16hp model were made between 1910 and 1914, the example offered here being one of an estimated 70-or-so survivors. Manufactured in 1913, it represents the model in its ‘second series’ form, with monobloc ‘F’-head engine, bevel drive back axle, and rear-mounted fuel tank. Bruce Dowell and Peter Ransom’s book, ‘iThe Sunbeam 12/16hp’, records that this car, registered ‘AD 1575’, was operated from 1921 as a Hackney Carriage in Bury St Edmunds by a Mr Rolfe. In 1978 the Sunbeam was acquired in a rough but complete state by Mr Young of Dorking, Surrey, and in 1980 passed, in the same state, to Mr Carter. Mr Carter carried out a full restoration to a high standard, and in 1995 the restored Sunbeam was acquired by Mr Cook of Leicester, forming part of the Coach House Museum collection. Noteworthy features include factory-fitted Bosch dual ignition; full weather equipment; and an ‘Old Bill’ radiator mascot/cap (plain cap with car). Presented in generally very good condition, this rare, powerful and most stylish ‘Edwardian’ is offered with a V5C registration document and VCC dating certificate.
51 1922 Austin 20HP Tourer PCH597 £12,000 £16,000 £11,500 €13,382 $15,032 -4% Maroon and Black over Grey leather. RHD. Originally a landaulet, this Austin Twenty was used as a taxi in Bude, Cornwall by Messrs Edwards & Sons during its early life, and then in 1938 was converted into a lorry by a Mr Jennings. Stored at the outbreak of WW2, the Austin remained off the road until the current owner purchased it as a ‘barn find’ in 1969. The car was rebuilt as a tourer in 2011, retaining all of its original mechanical parts including the chassis, and has been fitted with an overdrive. Finished in maroon/black with grey leather trim, this striking Vintage-era soft-top is offered with an old-style continuation logbook and a V5C Registration Certificate. via Bonhams ’18 sold $17k.
52 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon to Vantage DB5/1900/R £580,000 £660,000 £636,600 €740,767 $832,103 Mid This car was first registered on 1st January 1965. The build sheet records that ‘1900/R’ left the factory finished in Sierra Blue (a dark metallic shade) with black Connolly leather upholstery. Built towards the end of 1964, the Aston was purchased from C H Truman & Co of Mansfield Road, Nottingham by Harold Wilson (Insurance) Ltd, the build sheet noting the car was equipped with the ZF five-speed gearbox, chrome wheels, ‘3-ear’ hubs, heated rear screen, Motorola radio, and power aerial. This superb restoration is testimony to the high degree of craftsmanship needed to return a 54 year-old classic to ‘better than new’ condition. The car was stripped back to its chassis and Superleggera framework before being painstakingly rebuilt in the workshops of Bell Classics. All mechanical components have been rebuilt and restored to the highest standards. The engine has been converted to Vantage specification with triple Weber carburettors and up-rated camshafts, and the ‘Vantage’ script added to the front wing air vents. The interior has been re-trimmed with new Connolly leather and all the chromework has been refurbished. Accompanying documentation consists of restoration invoices, a fresh MoT, and a V5C Registration Certificate. Benefiting from in excess of £340,000 spent on its restoration, this is an outstanding example of this most iconic car Aston Martin.
53 1974 Ferrari 365GT4/BB 17741 £250,000 £300,000 £224,250 €260,944 $293,118 -10% The rare example offered here is one of only 58 built in right-hand drive configuration for the UK market. This car was originally ordered in 1973 through H R Owen in London for Elton John (later Sir Elton John). The Ferrari was delivered to him in 1974 with the options of air conditioning and a Voxson radio. At this stage of his illustrious career Elton had just formed his own record label: The Rocket Record Company. The year 1974 would also see him collaborate with John Lennon on various projects, and the two superstars performed on stage together that year at Madison Square Garden, New York. ’98 BOX’ comes with the official Ferrari Classiche folder and certificate together with a history file that includes MoTs dating back to the first of 1977 and the original factory and dealer invoices. In 2012 this car underwent a major engine-out service at a leading Ferrari specialist, with cam belt replacement, complete engine bay detailing, and works to the suspension, exhaust, and wheels. Having covered only some 9,700 miles from new, this wonderful Berlinetta Boxer has to be one of the very best currently available.
54 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe 886967 £80,000 £90,000 £82,800 €96,349 $108,228 Mid Delivered new to Jaguar of Eastern Canada in Montreal, chassis number ‘886967’ was imported from Vancouver, Canada and registered in the UK last year (2018) with all duties paid. All four Canadian owners are known (see list on file) and the car has covered a genuine circa 106,500 miles from new. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate records the original colour scheme as Opalescent Silver Blue with Maroon interior trim, and the first owner as one R E Udd. In 2003 a comprehensive ‘last nut and bolt’ restoration was commenced by the last owner (a professional engineer) and finally completed in 2009, since when the E-Type has covered only 500 dry miles. The car was restored to standard specification apart from one safety-related upgrade: four-pot Girling front brakes (early E-Types are well known for inadequate braking performance). A multi-bladed radiator fan has been added for improved cooling (another weak point). Conversion to right-hand drive would be relatively straightforward and inexpensive. As a matter of interest, the current vendor purchased the 1961 Geneva Motor Show E-Type roadster, ’77 RW’, back in 1966 for £400 – a car now regarded as priceless – thus starting his 52-year addiction to early E-Types. Described by him as in excellent condition, this beautiful early E-Type coupé is offered with restoration photographs, a UK V5C Registration Certificate, and the aforementioned JHT Certificate.
55 1901 Toledo Model A Steam Runabout XXXVI £35,000 £45,000 £51,750 €60,218 $67,643 15% This Toledo steamer was restored in the USA in 1995 to almost completely original specification by Vern Neff and David Jensen before being purchased by Allen Blazick for his private collection. While in Mr Blazick’s ownership the Toledo was displayed in the Blackhawk Museum; it has been in the Key Collection since circa 2012.
56 1901 De Dion Bouton 4.5HP Motorette 159 £60,000 £75,000 £69,000 €80,290 $90,190 Mid This example is believed to have had very few owners. Retaining an original 1905 California license brass disc, which dates from the earliest period of motor vehicle licensing in that state, the car is believed to have been in California for most of its life. By the 1970s it was still in California and now belonged to Irv Perch, a serial entrepreneur who made his fortune with the Aristocrat Trailer Co. In 1969 he opened a museum devoted to aviation and road transport, called the ‘Flying Lady Museum’, which featured a number of transportation icons. The De Dion was certainly exhibited there. In July 1983 the car was sold by Perch to Ed Morgan of Scotts Valley, California, who would keep it for the next 17 years, and in whose custody it received a sympathetic restoration and regular use. Chassis number ‘159’ displays many of the hallmark features of the American-built De Dions, such as the front seat’s fold-down back; ‘Brooklyn’-engraved engine and gearbox oilers; Motorette chassis plate; and On/Off switch. Benefited from a thorough cosmetic refurbishment, with relatively new paint, exquisite button-back upholstery, and nickel brightwork, the car is presented in good and accurate condition. The Key Collection purchased the De Dion at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge sale in August 2012 (Lot 427). This charming De Dion is, of course (subject to official dating) eligible for various Horseless Carriage Club events in the USA as well as the famed London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in the UK. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
57 1907 Adams 10HP 2 seat £15,000 £20,000 £17,250 €20,073 $22,548 Mid One of very few survivors of this short-lived make, this Adams was discovered in Turkey by the Key Museum and then restored by them. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
58 1908 Columbia Electric Victoria Phaeton 5928 £30,000 £50,000 £58,650 €68,247 $76,662 17% A rare survivor from the first generation of electrically powered American automobiles, the car offered here is an example of Columbia’s Mark LXX Victoria Phaeton, introduced in 1908, which continued in production as the Mark 70 into 1911. The immediately preceding owner purchased this car from the James Cousens Cedar Crossing Collection in 2008. The Columbia was complete but well worn when acquired by Cousens, who treated it to a complete ‘last nut and bolt’ restoration. The Key Museum acquired the car at a US auction in 2012. Elegant yet understated, the Columbia is handsomely finished in Brewster Green with black leather upholstery and matching convertible top. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
59 1911 EMF 30 Coupe 306395 £25,000 £30,000 £26,450 €30,778 $34,573 Mid Previously forming part of the Gerald Sichel Collection, this original EMF Model 30 was purchased by the Key Collection when a selection of the Sichel cars was auctioned at Hershey in August 2010. Professional maintained while in the Sichel Collection, this car has the very rare coupé coachwork and is believed to be the sole survivor of its type. An older repaint in attractive blue, the timber body is very well preserved while the interior and leather seats are in remarkably original condition. It has the correct brass lamps and trim, in similarly good condition. A sound and usable ‘Edwardian’ with plenty of power, this rare 30hp EMF is ideal for long distance VCC events with the family. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
60 1915 Trumbull 15B Cyclecar 637 £20,000 £25,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A An older restoration, this Trumbull 15B cyclecar previously formed part of the Gerald Sichel Collection and was purchased by the Key Collection when a selection of the Sichel cars was auctioned at Hershey in 2010. A rare example of the American cyclecar, this charming little Trumbull should provide the fortunate next owner with years of enjoyment. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
61 1958 Fiat-Abarth 750GT Double Bubble 497034 £90,000 £120,000 £86,250 €100,363 $112,738 -4% Offered here is an early production 3rd Series 750 GT. While the first owner is not known, the car was in the hands of Harris J Sobin by the early 1970s. Sobin, an architect and University of Arizona professor, displayed the Abarth at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance in 1992. Dissatisfied with not winning a prize, he commissioned a complete restoration, spending years gathering parts and information from sources in Italy. When purchased from Professor Sobin by the immediately preceding owner in 2010, the Abarth was completely disassembled, its restoration unfinished. The rebuild was completed under the supervision of Jay Armstrong, a noted Abarth specialist. The year-long project included a repaint to the correct shade of red, matched to a colour chip supplied by Zagato to Professor Sobin. In addition the interior was upgraded from vinyl to leather, and all new electrical wiring was installed. As the Abarth 750 GT was so capable on the racetrack, very few survivors retain the finishing details with which they were originally delivered. This car has all these trim pieces, all too often discarded, even down to the beautifully hand-wrought alloy wind stops inside the rear quarter windows, and the delicate side window wind deflectors. Also of note is the all-original glass and a full complement of original dashboard instruments. This car has a correct 750 GT engine, with high compression Abarth pistons and a stronger, upgraded, mild competition Nardi crankshaft. Breathing through the rare original air filter, the correct Weber 32 carburettor sits on an Abarth intake manifold, while the cylinder head incorporates polished inlet ports, dual valve springs, and large inlet valves. The 8-quart magnesium oil pan and an up-rated cooling system ensure that the new owner will be able to exploit this car’s full performance potential. The works carried out are detailed in a file of over 100 pages (perusal recommended). Following the restoration’s completion this Abarth was shown at the 2011 Palo Alto Concours, winning a class award, and then displayed at the invitation-only Carmel-by-the-Sea ‘Concours on the Avenue’ and ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering’ in August 2011. The Key Collection purchased the car at Bonhams’ Scottsdale Sale in January 2012 (Lot 352). Whether admired on the show field or blasting down a scenic road, this superb FIAT Abarth 750 GT Zagato is sure to provide enjoyment far out of proportion to its compact size. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
62 1916 Brewster 02344 £25,000 £30,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A An older show-quality restoration, still in good condition, this AACA award-winning Brewster Coupé features a distinctive forward-sloping ‘Brewster windshield’ and is finished in blue with black wings and black detailing. The charming cloth-trimmed interior incorporates extensive timber framing, rear courtesy light, roof vents, and a pull-down rear window blind, while the beautifully detailed engine bay boasts numerous brass and copper components. The Key Collection purchased the car at a US auction in 2010. Few early American automobiles are rarer or more exclusive than this wonderful Brewster Coupé, which would grace any important private collection.
63 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster Replica NCS89851 £40,000 £70,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Since the original company’s demise there have been several attempts to resurrect the brand, the ‘Auburn Automobile Company’ name being used by at least two restoration shops in recent years. Built by the ‘Auburn Automobile Company’, this 851 Speedster Replica has a rare factory-size body and an Auburn chassis mid section. Said to have taken 1,000 hours to build, the car incorporates factory-type chrome bumpers, rare stock trim pieces, a special windscreen, custom leather interior, power disc brakes, and a tilting steering wheel, and is powered by a General Motors 396ci (6.5-litre) V8 engine fitted with Patriot aluminium cylinder heads. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
64 1938 Delage D6-70 Coupe de Ville 51797 £28,000 £35,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A With its deep black coachwork and contrasting broad gold coachline, this striking Delage D6-70 Coupé de Ville is a certain head-turner in any company. An unusual example of the late-1930s Delage, ‘51979’ was purchased for the Key Collection when a selection of the Danish Aalholm Museum’s cars was sold at auction in 2012. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
65 1934 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Sedan 400144 £40,000 £60,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Reputedly, this five-passenger V12 sedan was sold new to a Hollywood movie director. The Key Collection purchased ‘400144’ at a US auction in 2012, at which time it was stated that it had been treated to a full ‘ground upwards’ restoration with no expense spared. The car features twin side-mount spares and a trunk rack, while the 12-cylinder engine emits barely a whisper. Attractively finished in tan and dark green livery, it exudes enormous presence like all Pierce-Arrows.
66 1932 Hupmobile Custom Roadster 5021 £80,000 £100,000 £80,500 €93,672 $105,222 Mid One day in 1951, Earl Ipsen, trucking a load of milk to an evaporator plant in Southwest Washington State, took a detour off Highway 99 to avoid a flooded river. As he wound his way up into the foothills, Earl spotted an old car for sale. It was a 1932 Hupmobile Sedan, a striking car even in its considerably weathered condition. Earl liked the Hupmobile’s distinctive look and, as he passed by it each day, began to think about how he could turn it into a speedster. After some contemplation, he finally bought the car, for $50. It was towed home behind the milk truck, his wife at the wheel. ‘My plan was to make it a facsimile of a sports car,’ Earl would write in the Hupmobile Club’s Hupp Herald magazine years later. It would be the first of many customs that he would undertake. Earl set to work on his speedster project. A ‘turret top’ roof section, sliced from a ’38 Studebaker sedan resting in a nearby salvage yard, provided the metal for the rounded rear deck, while the body and cowl were dropped down over the frame a full 6″. The doors were notched and Ford Model A seats installed. Sheet metal from the sedan body was shaped to fill the gap between the deck and fenders, while a ’37 Ford windscreen frame was modified in speedster style. The engine and drive train were left standard, but Earl did install an after-market Ford overdrive behind the stock transmission. The car was completed in 1952. In 1957 someone talked Earl into selling the one-off Hupmobile, which passed through several hands in the decades that followed. Many years later, it turned up in the hands of a restoration shop owner who somehow became convinced it was a factory show car. The happy result was that a full, high-quality restoration was carried out. Except for a few items such as the Studebaker bumpers and the ’37 Ford windshield, Earl’s custom was still mostly 1932 Hupmobile. When the restorer redid the car, he re-equipped it almost completely with period-correct components. These included a nicely raked, chrome-framed, speedster-style split windscreen that replaced the ’37 Ford assembly, while the paintwork was redone in a combination appropriate for an early ’30s roadster. The Hupmobile retains this classic-era speedster look today. Indeed, with its cycle wings, wire wheels, racy slanted windscreen, and boat-tail deck, the low-slung Hupp is reminiscent of a 1930s Mercedes-Benz SSK from some angles. Earl’s 1982 and 1996 stories about the car in the Hupp Herald, and the photographs his son Brad has made available of the Hupmobile before, during, and after construction, constitute a wonderful provenance for future owners. The ‘Ipsen Hupp’ has won several ‘Best of Show’ awards and also reportedly took 1st place at the 50th Anniversary Portland Roadster Show in 2005. The previous owner undertook a complete mechanical transformation to provide more reliable motoring, replacing the engine and transmission with a 350ci (5.7-litre) Chevrolet V8 and B&M 350 transmission. A new Speedway Motors drop front axle with Ford spindles was fitted, together with rack-and-pinion steering by Cross Steer. The original cable-operated brakes have been replaced with a modern power-assisted hydraulic system, with Speedway Motors’ GM 11″ discs and callipers at the front and 11″ drums to the rear. The electrical system has been converted to 12-volt, including lights and gauges. All of these upgrades have been accomplished without any modification to the original chassis and related components, and all the original drive-train components have been retained should a future owner wish to return the car to the original specification. Purchased by the Key Collection at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge sale in August 2012, the Ipsen Hupmobile is a genuine piece of motoring Americana. There never was, and never will be, another Hupmobile such as this. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
67 1932 Packard 900 Light Eight Sedan 553-4080 Withdrawn Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A
68 1936 Cord Model 810 Sedan 2140A £80,000 £120,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A This example of a car widely recognised as one of the top ten automotive designs of all time was purchased by the Key Collection in the USA and imported in July 2009. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
69 1947 Delahaye Type 135M Jean Antem DHC 800939 £220,000 £280,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Antem bodied some six dropheads and one roadster in similar style on the Delahaye 135 M/MS chassis, and ‘800939’ was one of two such cars displayed on Antem’s stand at the 1948 Paris Motor Show. This show car is readily recognisable by its Applex steering wheel and Plexiglas dashboard buttons, clearly visible in photographs taken at the show. It is understood that ‘800939’ is the only car to have these features from new. After the ’48 Paris Motor Show, ‘800939’ was sold to Monaco early in 1949 and registered as ‘MC 2817’ (owner unknown). On 25th September 1953, the Delahaye was sold to Natale Franchini of Cap-d’Ail on the French Riviera, receiving the French license plate ‘395 BR 06’ (Alpes-Maritimes). There is then a gap in the car’s history until it resurfaces many years later in the Deutsch Danischer Freizeitpark Oldtimer Museum in Germany. Photographed in front of the museum, and still with the French license plate ‘395 BR 06’, it featured on one of the museum’s postcards. The Key Collection purchased ‘800939’ in August 2012 when a selection of cars from the Danish Aalholm Automobile Museum was offered for sale at auction. Since then it has been restored by the Key Collection and is presented in magnificent cosmetic condition. Regular contenders at the most prestigious Concours d’Élégance events, these Antem-bodied Delahayes are very rare and highly sought-after. Bonhams would like to thank Delahaye authority Jean-Paul Tissot for his assistance in preparing this description. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
70 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster A4654610 £18,000 £22,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A A very correct older restoration, this 1930 Deluxe Roadster retains its original body and wings. Noteworthy features include dual side-mount spares, driving lights, dual tail lamps, whitewall tyres, radiator stone guard, and the popular ‘quail’ radiator cap. Previously forming part of the Gerald Sichel Collection where it was professionally maintained, this Model A was purchased by the Key Collection when a selection of the Sichel cars was auctioned at Hershey in 2010. via RM Hershey ’10 sold $26k
71 1933 Stutz DV-32 Sedan DV64 1595 Withdrawn Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A
72 1932 Auburn 8-100A Cabriolet Withdrawn Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A
73 1948 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Convertible 7410581 £100,000 £130,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A This final-year Town & Country Convertible was purchased new by one James Miller of Greensboro, North Carolina, though its subsequent history in unknown. In 1994, while still complete, original, and in good shape, the car was treated to a complete body-off restoration at a total cost of $120,470 (see receipts and photographic record on file). Following its completion, the T&C was shown just once: at the Forest Grove Concours where it was received a ‘Best in Class’ award. Always treated as a prized show car, this Chrysler had covered only a few hundred miles post restoration when it was purchased by the Key Collection at a US auction in 2010. One of the most glamorous and iconic of post-war American automobiles, this beautiful Town & Country Convertible is the perfect companion with which to enjoy the forthcoming summer. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
74 1960 Facel Vega HK500 Coupe HK Z8 £90,000 £120,000 £109,250 €127,127 $142,801 Mid A left-hand drive example fitted with desirable manual gearbox, this HK500 was purchased in the USA by the Key Collection some 6-8 years ago and since then has been beautifully restored by them. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
75 1951 Jaguar Mark V 3.5 Litre DHC 647349 £80,000 £100,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Little is known about this left-hand drive 3½-litre Mark V but it is recorded that it was owned by one Frank Weigel in 1981 and had been, prior to the preceding owner’s acquisition, with the same keeper for the previous 15 years. The Key Collection purchased the car at Bonhams’ Scottsdale Sale in January 2012 (Lot 345), since when it has been restored by them. Mark V dropheads have been gaining in popularity recently and for good reason, as these beautiful cars epitomise Jaguar’s traditional virtues of grace, space and pace. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
76 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Custom 8347993 £40,000 £60,000 £42,550 €49,512 $55,617 Mid This owner-driver Series 62 convertible dates from the last full year of automobile production before Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour propelled the USA into WW2, and is unusual in having been treated to a subtle yet substantive 1940s-style customisation sometime in the 1980s. The late 1940s had witnessed the birth of the modern automotive customising movement, with West Coast practitioners, like the Barris brothers, competing with East Coast rivals. This Series 62 displays many of the era’s most popular custom trends: the wings have been ‘leaded’ into the body; the original convertible top replaced by a hand-built, chopped ‘Carson’-style padded top; the headlights ‘Frenched’ into the front wings; and the stock bumpers replaced with those from a 1947 model. The older dark blue metallic paint presents well, as does the patinated red leather interior, and the car wears authentic, much sought-after Cadillac ‘sombrero’-style hubcaps. Boasting twin carburettors on a period-correct Edmunds intake manifold, exhaling through dual exhausts, a mildly tuned 346ci Cadillac flathead V-8 sits beneath the lengthy bonnet. This car also has the pioneering Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, developed by General Motors’ Cadillac and Oldsmobile divisions, which had been introduced in 1939 for the 1940 model year. The Key Collection purchased this imposing Cadillac at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Sale in August 2012 (Lot 433). Sleek and aggressive at the same time, this unique car is a guaranteed head-turner in any gathering and definitely not for the shy and retiring. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
77 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe 188.014.6500134 £400,000 £500,000 £356,500 €414,834 $465,983 -11% Restored in Europe in the 1990s, this ultra-rare 300Sc coupé is finished in red with tan leather interior, the latter featuring a sunroof, fog lights, and Becker Mexico radio. A rare find indeed, this beautiful car was purchased by the Key Collection at a US auction and imported in November 2009. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
78 1950 Healey Tickford Sports Saloon C1951 £25,000 £30,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A The Healey Tickford offered here was purchased from the sale of the Danish Aalholm Automobile Museum Collection in 2012. It represents a rare opportunity to own one of these handsome sporting saloons that aroused such intense interest in their day for their unique combination of high performance and precise roadholding.Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
79 1972 De Tomaso Pantera THPNMA03022 £50,000 £70,000 £51,750 €60,218 $67,643 Mid The Key Collection purchased this Pantera at a US auction in 2010, at which time it was described as ‘completely original with only 14,000 miles travelled’ and a ‘numbers-matching one-owner automobile’. Since acquisition the car had been repainted red (from yellow). Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
80 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Split Window Coupe Withdrawn Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A
81 1936 SS1 Coupe £70,000 £100,000 £92,000 €107,054 $120,254 Mid Believed to be a 2.1-litre model, the SS1 fixed-head coupé offered here was purchased from the sale of the Danish Aalholm Automobile Museum Collection in 2012, since when it has been cosmetically restored by the Key Museum. Early SS cars are rare and highly desirable and this example, with its fresh two-tone paintwork, is undeniably handsome. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
82 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV DB4/903/R £250,000 £350,000 £201,250 €234,181 $263,055 -20% The accompanying copy order form records that ‘903/R’ was delivered to K N Rudd (Engineers) Ltd of Worthing, Sussex for use as a demonstrator. The car was originally finished in California Sage with fawn Connolly leather interior trim, and left the factory equipped with overdrive transmission. The last service entry is dated June 1967 at 50,782 miles. According to the AMOC Register, this car was in the USA (with a Club member) in 1983. Restored by the Key Museum, this beautiful DB4 is eligible for AMOC and a wide variety of other historic motoring events. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.
83 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 198.040.4500049 Withdrawn Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A
84 1989 Lola LC89 Formula 1 LC89-03 £135,000 £165,000 £110,255 €128,296 $144,115 -18% “The Larrousse Lola offered here, chassis number ’03’, was entered in 14 Formula 1 Grands Prix: 12 in 1989 and two in 1990, as detailed below.
Round 4 Mexico DNQ Alliot #30
Round 5 USA retired Alliot #30
Round 6 Canada 14th Alliot #30
Round 7 France 11th Bernard #29
Round 8 Britain 16th Bernard #29
Round 10 Hungary retired Alboreto #29
Round 11 Belgium retired Alboreto #29
Round 12 Italy retired Alboreto #29
Round 13 Portugal 11th Alboreto #29
Round 14 Spain DNQ Alboreto #29
Round 15 Japan DNQ Alboreto #29
Round 16 Australia DNQ Alboreto #29
Round 1 USA retired Suzuki #30
Round 2 Brazil retired Suzuki #30
Since then, chassis number ’03’ has been in long-term museum storage, undergoing some restoration in 1993 and also in 2018. The car’s livery is that used by Larrousse at the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix in which Aguri Suzuki achieved the team’s best ever result of 3rd place. We are advised that the car is mostly complete, but missing engine internals and a management system (ECU).
Although absent from the current Formula 1 scene, the exciting sound of a V12 racing engine at full throttle is one of the sport’s most evocative, and it should not prove too difficult to return this historic and well preserved Larrousse Lola to running condition.
Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.”
85 1966 McLaren M1B Group 7 30-21 £150,000 £200,000 £172,500 €200,726 $225,476 Mid When the inaugural Can-Am series commenced in 1966, it soon became obvious that the McLaren’s Traco-Oldsmobile engine was not competitive with the 6.0-litre Chevrolet favoured by rival teams such as Lola and Jim Hall’s Chaparral. After the opening races in Canada, Bruce switched from the aluminium Oldsmobile engine to the cast-iron Chevrolet, which although 200lbs heavier was considerably more powerful. The two works McLaren M1Bs were driven by Bruce and fellow New Zealander, Chris Amon, and although competitive did not win a race. Bruce eventually finished 2nd in the series to Lola’s John Surtees. Chassis number ’30-21′ has belonged to the current vendor since 2015 having been owned previously (in the UK) by Richard Dodkins. Little else is known of the car’s history apart from the fact that prior to 2002 it was privately owned in the USA. After purchase the car was taken by the current owner to renowned racing car restorers Lanzante Limited for preparation. Where it was found to have a recurring oil pressure issue, which was only resolved by replacing the engine with a new one. At the same time the gearbox was fully refurbished by BPA, while many other issues were addressed during testing. After missing the 2016 season, the vendor was reluctant to put any miles on his fully refreshed car and opted merely to carry out a shakedown at Paul Ricard and then list it for sale. Two additional sets of wheels and some running spares are included in the sale. Previously raced at Goodwood and complete with valid FIA HTP, this McLaren M1B is eligible to race in CER, Masters and, of course, the Goodwood Members and Revival meetings.
86 1971 Citroen DS20 Saloon 4703215 £10,000 £15,000 N/R £6,900 €8,029 $9,019 – This Citroën DS20 was found resting unloved in the corner of a garage in Holland some ten or so years ago. It had been in the ownership of only one family and was included in a deal to purchase a competition car. The car was imported and registered in the UK in 2011. With lots of help from Citroën Classics of Staines, Middlesex, this DS has been sympathetically restored and used mainly as team transport at the Classic Le Mans. All hydraulic seals to the brakes and suspension have been replaced and a new steering rack fitted. We are advised by the private vendor that the car has a strong 2.0-litre engine and good suspension hydraulics. Retaining a delightful patina of originality, it starts well, runs as it should and is said to be a joy to drive, bringing a smile to the faces of both occupants and onlookers wherever it goes. Offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.
87 1989 Audi Quattro V8 Special Coupe WAUZZZ852LA000116 £30,000 £50,000 £27,600 €32,116 $36,076 -8% Originally a Quattro RR 20-valve, this car has been substantially modified; in its creator’s opinion being the car that Audi should have made when production of the original Quattro ceased in 1991. This car is now fitted with a 4.2-litre Audi RS4 V8 engine producing in excess of 350bhp with 290ft/lb of torque (as measured on a rolling road dynamometer). The engine revs to over 8,000rpm and drives via an Audi RS4 six-speed gearbox matched to the four-wheel-drive transmission. The engine has a MoTeC engine management system with mapping from MacKellar Racing, with enhanced cooling synced with the MoTeC ECU. The running gear features three-way adjustable Proflex suspension front and rear, with up-rated road springs. The front brakes are large AP Racing callipers with vented discs, while the rears are standard but fitted with competition pads. The car has OZ wheels and Kumho track-day tyres, and is fitted with a rear roll cage with both standard and race seat belts. The car’s current specification and set up is the brainchild of Alec Cooper at Coopersport, who has 30 years rally and race preparation experience. According to the vendor, the impact of this car at a track day is remarkable: ‘It makes a great noise and is very quick if driven hard. It is also a perfect way to learn how to drive quickly on a track because it is has four-wheel drive, goes fast, stops faster, and is extremely forgiving. It also drives like a manual-shift road car so the transition is easy. The MoTeC management system also has full data logging capability should one wish to get serious about track driving.’ Offered with current MoT and a V5C registration Certificate, this is a unique vehicle with which to enjoy driving to the full.
88 1957 Jaguar XK150SE 3.4 DHC S837163 £50,000 £60,000 £51,750 €60,218 $67,643 Mid A sought after ‘Special Equipment’ model fitted with the manual gearbox, this XK150 drophead coupé started life in left-hand drive configuration and most likely was converted to right-hand drive in 2000 while undergoing restoration by marque specialists Twyford Moors. Following a period in storage, the Jaguar was re-commissioned by Coopersport in 2016 and since 2017 has been maintained by Just Historic Cars of St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. Described by the private vendor as in generally good condition, the car is offered with restoration invoices and a V5C Registration Certificate. The sensible upgrades of an alternator conversion, Kenlowe electric cooling fan, and power-assisted steering are the only notified deviations from factory specification.
89 2016 Ford Capri Mark II 3.0 FIA £60,000 £80,000 £58,650 €68,247 $76,662 -2% “This car was commissioned and built from scratch by Ric Wood Motorsport in 2015. Currently in Group 1.5 British Touring Car specification, it comes with inlet manifolds and brakes enabling it to run in Group 1 or Group 2 specification. Important features include:
Seam-welded bodyshell with welded-in FIA roll cage
Group 1.5 specification Essex V6 engine by Ric Wood
Correct Group 1 gearbox with quick shifter
Correct Group 1 Atlas rear axle (choice of ratios)
Suspension to full-race Group 1.5 specification
Group 1.5 front brake callipers and discs (Group 1 brakes available)
The engine was refreshed in 2018 by Ric Wood and has been run at two meetings since then (approximately four hours). This Capri has raced in Peter Auto HTP and the Legends HTTC Tony Dron Trophy. It is also eligible for Goodwood’s Gerry Marshall Trophy and several other historic racing series.”
90 1955 Jaguar XK140SE Lightweight Comp Coupe S815449BW £80,000 £120,000 £72,450 €84,305 $94,700 -9% “One of only 1,965 left-hand drive XK140 fixed-head coupés made, this example has a body modified in the style of the Bolton/Walshaw car mentioned above. This car was exported to the USA in 1956 and brought back to the UK around 2000 to be prepared for road rallies by the then owner, Christopher Stewart. In 2007 it was bought by the current owner and prepared for racing by renowned marque specialists, CKL Developments. Its specification includes the following:
Lightweight alloy bonnet, boot lid, doors, and floor/tunnel panels
Long-range alloy fuel tank with twin fuel pumps
Lightweight (classic-style) aircraft-specification wiring loom by TMME
Lightweight correct-style radiator
Low-mileage full-race 3.4-litre engine by Classic & Modern Engines (circa 210hp)
Low-mileage Jaguar four-speed synchromesh gearbox rebuilt at Hardy Engineering
Low-mileage 4HA rear axle with correct limited-slip differential rebuilt at Hardy Engineering
Correct drum brakes with competition linings
Dual master cylinder adjustable pedal box (correct for FIA racing)
Aeroquip brake lines
Up-rated road springs, torsion bars, and dampers
Alloy-rim spoked wheels (x6) plus steel-rim spoked wheels shod with period-style Dunlop tyres
‘RAS 227’ has competed in the following events and series:
2007 & 2008 XK Challenge (Class A winner both years)
2008 Eligible for Le Mans Classic, the car ran in Plateau 2
2009 Motor Racing Legends Woodcote Trophy (Donington, Silverstone, Algarve, Spa), Peter Auto Pau Classic, XK Challenge
2010 & 2011 Woodcote Trophy
2012 AMOC 1950s series, Woodcote Trophy, Fiscar 1950s
2013 Goodwood Revival (Fordwater Trophy), AMOC 1950s, Woodcote Trophy
2014 Le Mans Classic
2016 Jaguar Heritage at Le Mans Classic
2018 Jaguar Heritage at Le Mans Classic
In short: this is a well-known, competitive and reliable car, affording the prospect of access to some of the most prestigious historic motor sports events.”
91 1971 Vauxhall Firenza Racer “Old Nail” WBB506 £90,000 £130,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A With the Viva now replaced, the focus of the DTV effort switched to the Firenza. Although not designed with competition in mind, the Firenza’s ‘slant four’ engine would be transformed by renowned Vauxhall tuning specialist William ‘Bill’ Blydenstein, who managed to coax around 265bhp out the final 2.6-litre long-stroke derivative. Affectionately known as ‘Old Nail’, Gerry’s first and most successful DTV Firenza – the car offered here – is one of the most successful racing saloons of its era, as evidenced by the accompanying results summary listing at least 59 overall victories and four class wins between September 1971 and February 1978. During this period ‘Old Nail’ won the Forward Trust Special Saloon Car Championship in 1972 (overall) and 1973 (over 1,300cc class), the Simoniz Saloon Car Championship in 1974 (over 1,300cc class) and the Scottish Saloon Car Championship in 1975 (over 1,300cc class, with Bill Dryden driving). ‘Old Nail’ was continuously developed over the years to keep it winning. In 1978 ‘Old Nail’ was presented to Gerry by a grateful Dealer Team Vauxhall and remained in his possession until his death in 2005. Formerly on display at the Vauxhall Heritage and Donington Park museums, the Firenza was offered for sale by the Marshall family at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction in July 2011 (Lot 477) where it was purchased by the current vendor. The Firenza has since been re-commissioned and restored to racing capability by Coopersport, with any perished parts replaced. The car retains its original Blydenstein-built 2.2-litre LV240 16-valve dry-sump engine. Block number ‘001’, it has been run for only some 100 miles since a full rebuild by Bob Dove, who worked on these special racing engines at Lotus in period when they were fitted to the Texaco Star F2 cars and Gold Leaf Europa sports cars. The fuel injection has been fully reconditioned by Brian Wills, who developed the system in period while working for Tecalemit Jackson, and fitted it to the car at the DTV workshop in Shepreth. The gearbox is a rebuilt correct ZF five-speed direct-top racing unit, while the rear axle is a rebuilt correct Vauxhall unit (derived from the VX/490) with a limited-slip differential and polished drive shafts. The front brakes feature Group 2 AP Racing four-pot callipers with vented discs, while the rears are original Vauxhall drums. Competition pads and linings are fitted. The suspension is correct, with original Spax dampers restored at Spax’s workshop, and the wheels are original Minilite magnesium (13×10″ front/13×13″ rear) shod with Avon slicks. The interior features Gerry Marshall’s original Corbeau seat (Corbeau were period sponsors) and steering wheel. Since restoration in 2012 the Firenza has run three times: at the Donington Historic Festival in an invitation capacity; at the Goodwood Festival of Speed; and at Silverstone in a CSCC Special Saloons and Modsports event where it won its class. Offered with restoration invoices and copies of contemporary press cuttings and photographs, ‘Old Nail’ represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire an historic racing saloon associated with British motor sport’s most successful driver, the late Gerry Marshall. via Bonhams Goodwood ’11 sold $76k
92 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 FIA SFM6S935 £125,000 £155,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A “In the Shelby American World Registry it is stated that this particular GT350 was built in December 1965 as a road car and shipped to Larsen Ford Inc in White Plains, New York on 10th February 1966. It was purchased by its first owner, Mark P Norman from Rowayton (CT), on 27th May 1966.
In 1968 the car was bought by Angelo Dominguez, a Cuban racing enthusiast from Miami who immediately started racing it in national, SCCA (Sports Car Club of America), SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) and ACALAM (Association of Latin American drivers in Miami) meetings. In the USA this car had SVRA Medallion status (FIA equivalent) confirming its racing pedigree, and was invited to run in the 1988 Vintage race of the Miami Grand Prix.
The Shelby was then sold to Peter W Grimm Jr from Fort Lauderdale, who raced the car for four years in various events at Laguna Seca, Road America, Sears Point and an HSR race at Morose Motorsports Park in 1997. After some years he sold the car back to Angelo Dominguez and it was then bought by Mr Christopher A Layman, a lawyer in Florida.
The car was raced at Sebring in June 2002 and ran flawlessly. Then it was prepared to race at Daytona in October/November 2002, including putting a new rear axle in the car. Unfortunately, an engine problem developed during practice, preventing the car from starting the race.
When Mr Layman offered this car for sale in 2003 he described it as legal to run in HSR, SVRA, and SCCA events. According to him, the car was white with Guardsman Blue Shelby racing stripes and was last restored in 1987. The engine was rebuilt and the car sold to Jan Peeters of Holland, who brought it to Europe to race in FIA endurance events. During testing and practise it became clear that the car was not to correct FIA specifications, which Jan substantially corrected. The Shelby then raced in the European Historic Sportscar series, the Dutch GT series, The Oldtimer Grand Prix, and annually at the Spa 6 Hrs.
The Shelby was bought by the current owner in 2010 and has now been restored to the correct FIA 1965 specifications and a new FIA HTP issued in 2018 for Period F and Class GTS-12. Since 2010 this Shelby Mustang has competed in the following races/series:
Spa 6 Hours (eight consecutive years, 2011-2018)
Le Mans Legends (2011)
Le Mans Classic (2012, winner Plateau 5 Index)
Le Mans Classic (2014)
Sixties Endurance (2011-2018)
Masters Endurance (2016-2017)
In this period it has also raced with Peter Auto, Motor Racing Legends, Masters Racing, Redwater Racing, and the GT & Sports Car Cup.
In 2017 the car went through an upgrade using the services of Nigel Rees of GSD RaceDyn. Suspension components including the steering box, collapsible steering column, wishbones, road springs, roll bars, and dampers were replaced to GSD specification, and the car was personally set up by Nigel Rees. GSD’s full report is available. The Shelby is currently prepared by Wren Classics.
Specification highlights include the following:
Full roll cage new in 2018
All suspension mounts on bodyshell crack tested and strengthened
Lightweight (classic style) aircraft-specification wiring loom by TMME
Long-range FIA bag fuel tank (2018)
Correct FIA-specification Ford 289ci V8 engine by Peter Knight (dynamometer sheets available)
T10 gearbox rebuilt by RW Racing
Custom high-revs prop-shaft.
Correct axle with Gripper limited-slip differential and race driveshafts, rebuilt by RW Racing (choice of ratios)
Correct front callipers, dual master cylinder and all brake components fitted new with GSD update
Competition linings and Cryo treated front discs fitted.
Lightweight racing wheels with period-style Avon and Dunlop tyres fitted
In short: this is a well-known, competitive and reliable car affording the prospect of access to some of the most prestigious historic motor sports events.”
93 1952 Aston Martin DB2 3.0 LML/50/282 £100,000 £130,000 £103,500 €120,436 $135,285 Mid “This particular DB2 was delivered as a non-runner to marque specialists Four Ashes garage in 1987. The car was then restored for road use and maintained by Four Ashes until it was purchased for racing by the current owner. Wren Classics converted the Aston for racing in 2008 with an up-rated engine. FIA papers were obtained and since then the DB2 has competed in the following races/series:
AMOC 1950s, Masters GT (2008)
Le Mans Legends, Woodcote Trophy, AMOC 1950s (2009)
Woodcote Trophy, AMOC 1950s (2010, 2011)
AMOC 1950s, Woodcote Trophy, FISCAR 1950s (2012)
Le Mans Legends, AMOC 1950s, Woodcote Trophy (2013)
Goodwood Members’ Meeting, Woodcote Trophy (2014)
Woodcote Trophy (2018)
Its specification includes the following:
Full roll cage by Custom Cages
Light weight body panels including floor and transmission tunnel
Front splitter fitted with brake cooling ducts
Correct lightweight correct radiator
Lightweight (classic style) aircraft-specification wiring loom by TMME
Low mileage 3.0-litre engine (rebuilt by Rex Woodgate)
Correct triple Weber 35 DCO carburettors (Miglia Mille specification)
Correct low mileage DB2 gearbox (rebuilt by Rex Woodgate
Low mileage 4HA axle with correct LSD (rebuilt by Hardy Engineering)
(There is also a spare axle with 4HA centre and 3HA hubs. Both axles have competition drive shafts and spare shafts, and two final drive ratios)
Alloy-rim spoked wheels (x6) by Motor Wheel Services plus steel-rim spoked wheels, all shod with period-type Dunlop racing tyres
Correct vented drum brakes front and rear
Dual master cylinder adjustable pedal box (correct for FIA racing)
Aeroquip brake lines
Carbotec lined brake shoes
Up-rated road springs and anti roll bars.
Recently serviced front lever-arm dampers
Up-rated four-bolt fixing rear lever-arm dampers
Fully overhauled suspension (new bushes and bearings)
Long-distance alloy fuel tank
Twin fuel pumps
Ready to compete in the forthcoming season, this is a well-known, competitive and reliable car, affording the prospect of access to some of the most prestigious historic motor sports events.”
94 1965 Morris Mini Cooper 970S A2S4/550919 £62,000 £68,000 £62,166 €72,338 $81,257 Mid This 970 ‘S’ was completed on 6th January 1965 and delivered to Wadham Holdings Limited, Southsea, Hampshire. The car was finished in Tweed Grey with white roof, and left the factory equipped with a fresh-air heater and 4.5″ wide wheels. Registration records on file go back as far as 1974 when ‘CBK 99C’ was owned by one Mr Johnson of Kent. Details of all subsequent owners are available. The car is presented today in fully restored condition, the rebuild having been undertaken in the 2000s while it was owned by Mr Nicholson of Hampshire. Works carried out included extensive bodywork renovation and rebuilds of the engine, gearbox, suspension, steering, and brakes. Relevant bills are on file and the car also comes with a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs, a selection of restoration photographs, BMIHT Certificate, MoT to January 2020, and a current V5C document. A wonderful opportunity to own one of the rarest of all Mini Cooper variants
95 1927 Morris Commercial 13.9HP One Ton Van 14446T £10,000 £15,000 £12,650 €14,720 $16,535 Mid Crimson Lake Red over Black. ‘CA 7020’ was originally supplied to the London & North Eastern Railway and was finished in their distinctive livery of Crimson Lake/black. The vehicle was purchased by the current vendor from an Essex farm in the early 1970s and restored between 1982 and 1993. It was then sold on and repurchased in 2015. Features of note include stop lights, flashing indicators, and a charming ‘AOFB’ radiator mascot, the initials standing for ‘Association Of Froth Blowers’, a pre-CAMRA beer appreciation society! Accompanying documentation includes restoration bills, an old-style logbook, current MoT, and a V5C Registration Certificate, the vehicle has had servicing work in recent weeks to prepare it for sale. The original plain radiator cap is included in the sale. via Bonhams ’18 sold $14k.
96 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV ZA9C005A0JLA12410 £260,000 £300,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A An extremely rare, UK-delivered Countach 5000 QV, chassis number ‘12410’ is one of only 14 right-hand drive cars supplied as the ‘1988½’ model, which featured the Anniversario version’s side skirts. ‘12410’ was supplied new on 3rd August 1988 and has covered a mere 33,000 miles from new. It was owned for a number of years by a Dr Keith Barnes, before being sold through Furlonger Specialist Cars to a Mr Morris, then through Furlonger to the current vendor. The car is finished in Rosso Siviglia with red-piped magnolia leather upholstery and brown carpets, and retains its original engine with matching (‘12410’) number. The original Alpine stereo system, spare wheel, and tool roll are still present. The Countach has had only four previous keepers and has been serviced and maintained correctly, unlike many other examples. For the last five-or-so years it has been looked after by Furlonger Specialist Cars, including a lot of work making the air conditioning function properly. ‘12410’ comes with a huge history file going back to when the car was ordered, which contains MoT certificates and tax discs dating back to when it was new. Still awesome by today’s standards, the Countach has lost none of its presence since the day it was launched. ‘12410’ represents an exciting opportunity to acquire a highly original and unmolested example of this iconic Italian supercar.
97 1968 Ford GT40 Replica by Terry Drury N/A N/A N/A Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A The late Terry Drury – a former Ford Motor Company engineer – was a very familiar figure in British national and International racing, well remembered for his exploits as an energetic Ford GT40 privateer in the late 1960s. Here we are pleased to offer a GT40 assembled by Terry Drury Racing – now run by his sons – which most significantly is based upon what he described to them as being an original Abbey Panels-made monocoque chassis from period, supplied to Terry Drury by Ford after his car – chassis ‘1073’ – had been damaged in an accident during the Monza 1,000Kms race in April, 1968. This monocoque is certainly an original-style 1968 “fuel cross over” chassis which in period would have embodied two fuel crossovers between the left and right-side sill tanks, one passing through the dash section and the second via a rubber pipe passing under the driver’s legs. Such a fuel system is of course considered too risky today, but the cross-over paths survive in this tub, with the upper accesses closed by bungs. The vendor will supply two of the original one-way fuel cross-over flap valves if required. The car has been examined in detail by acknowledged Ford GT40 authority Ronnie Spain who reports that its chassis is: “…far and away the most accurate non-original GT40 chassis I have ever seen, or been made aware of! “I highly recommend the Drury family GT40 as being the GT40 today with the best ‘tribute’ GT40 chassis that I am aware of ever yet having been built…” The Drury family have acknowledged that on the back of Ronnie Spain’s report it is impossible to be certain as to the monocoque’s lineage. But they have always been under the impression that it was a monocoque that had been in Terry’s possession for many years. The car’s current fuel system features brand-new FIA-approved Premier tank bladders in each side pontoon and are accompanied by their certificates of conformity. Both side pontoons also feature the original aluminium fuel tank closing panels. Fuel lines are in Aeroquip fed by the original Stewart Warner pumps, complete with a new rebuild kit. The car’s fuel filler caps are also the original magnesium type featuring the now-rare vent valves used on these cross-over monocoques. The car also features the original steering column, steering rack and tie rods (refurbished)while the new Moto-Lita steering wheel has been made to the correct period measurements and detailed finish. Front and rear magnesium suspension uprights, tubular steel wishbones, hubs, rear top wishbone tie bars, rear anti-roll bars and driveshafts are original stock, the uprights having been inspected and accepted by an RAF approved testing facility complete with documented results. They were found to be in good condition but at 53 years old they are recommended for demonstration purposes, rather than being exposed to extensive street use or competition-level stress. These uprights have been Chromated matte black for protection from further weathering and preservation. The original Koni double adjustable spring/damper units have also been refreshed by TrueChoice in the USA while the only new addition to the suspension is the front anti-roll bar. The car’s brakes – new callipers, pads, vented disc and bells from BG Developments – are brand new but original specification and period correct. The brake lines have been run as original with copper piping routed through the monocoque in their original positions while some of the flexible piping fit in Aeroquip with safety in mind. An original set of magnesium BRM front wheels feature, which Terry Drury kept from period while the rear BRM wheels are new to match. a new pair of BRM rear Magnesium wheels to match. The fronts were vapour blasted and Chromated while Dunlop CR82 post- Historic tyres are fitted front and rear – sizes 15″ x 9″ and 15″ x 14″ (wheels), Fronts • CR82 430 1160-15 – Rears • CR82 530 1500-15 (tyres). An accurate reproduction wiring loom is fitted – and the chassis plug for the body connections is original. Dash layout is as Terry Drury preferred with some period Smiths instruments. The steering column flasher stalk is original, as are the Lucas switches and warning lights. Both the heated screen and the original wiper motor mechanism operate. The dash ventilation system on the dash features the original eye-ball air vents and dash centre windscreen vent. Another rare feature is the foot vent on the passenger side centre section, relieving the centre tunnel of hot air from internal piping between nose radiator and rear engine. The seats have been made by the original trimmer, featuring fibreglass backs, parachute material covering and brass eyelets. The engine is an original Works 302 cubic inch 4-bolt main bearing Gurney Weslake Ford V8, most notably complete with its original works steel crank, Indy rods and the works peak-top pistons. The bore sizes are still 4-inches. The rocker assembly was more recently acquired with other miscellaneous parts via Dan Gurney’s private collection. Original Italian Weber 48 IDA carburettors are fitted. For ease and reliability in running a later 2-pin alternator has been adopted – together with a later coil – while the originals with original control box and relay are available. The car is also equipped with a new aluminium radiator and oil cooler (both made to original specification) and a fan ensures the engine keeps cool on both road and track. The oil cooler has period-correct fittings and is housed in an original mount. The gearbox oil cooler is located where Terry Drury preferred, on top of the rear subframe. The engine breather system is also to Drury period specification with two interlinked side tanks. The gearbox is an original ZF-1 as fitted to the later GT40s from 1967. Terry Drury accumulated many body sections and this car as offered features original period-correct vented nose, rear body and doors with period-correct latches, indeed as used at Monza, Spa and Le Mans. This 1968 GT40 is an ultra rare build especially consisting of not only this extraordinarily faithfully-constructed monocoque but so many original period correct parts from Terry Drury’s personal collection. This is a most accurate-monocoque Ford GT40 – so described by the acknowledged specialist investigator in this field – offering great potential as either a high-performance road car, or indeed as a FIA-regulation Historic racing car.
98 1961 Bentley S2 Continental DHC BC1CZ £150,000 £180,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A Chassis number ‘BC1CZ’ is one of 125 drophead coupés built by Park Ward on the S2 Continental chassis, of which only 62 were right-hand drive like this example. This car was delivered in July 1961, finished in blue with an off-white leather interior and matching convertible hood, and was supplied by H R Owen to H&J Wilson Ltd of London for the use of one S G Kingsley. More recently the Bentley has formed part of a European collection for which it was restored some five years ago. These works included refurbishment of the bodywork, chrome, woodwork, engine, interior, and engine bay. Approximately one year ago, respected marque specialists Frank Dale & Stepsons carried out a full mechanical review and completed further works to ensure optimum performance and reliability, while a new hood and headlining have been fitted to complete the cosmetic works. Having been on showroom display for around a year, the car will require re-commissioning before returning to the road. Accompanying documentation includes copy chassis cards, sundry restoration invoices, and a V5 registration certificate.
99 1966 Citroen DS21 Decapotable 4350094 £110,000 £140,000 £117,300 €136,494 $153,323 Mid This car’s history is not known prior to 1986 when it was purchased by the preceding owner’s then employer, the advertising agency J Walter Thompson. Sold to the preceding owner circa 1989, it remained in his hands for the next 18 years, looked after by recognised Citroën specialists Classic Restorations between 1986 and 2002, and subsequently by Paris Retro. Benefiting from body and engine refurbishment undertaken by the latter at a cost of circa £10,000 in 2004, the car had not been used subsequently when it was offered for sale at Bonhams’ RAF Museum, Hendon auction in April 2007 (Lot 768). Purchased there by the current vendor, the car has been serviced regularly, used sparingly, and kept in dry storage since acquisition. Sundry servicing invoices are on file. Permanently exported from the UK, where it was registered as ‘SYE 295F’, this beautiful classic Citroën is currently registered in the Republic of Ireland.
100 1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16HP Hurricane DHC 161020 £10,000 £15,000 £9,200 €10,705 $12,025 -8% The old-style buff logbook on file shows that this Hurricane has been registered as ‘HGU 187’. Three previous owners are listed, the last change being dated 1973. The car is currently owned in the Republic of Ireland but has not been logged as exported. The registration ‘HGU 187’ is still on the DVLA database. Prospective purchasers should check with the DVLA to determine whether or not this number is retrievable.
101 1936 Ford V8 Saloon 454/3215 £8,000 £12,000 £5,275 €6,138 $6,895 – Registered in the Republic of Ireland since 1993, this right-hand drive saloon was previously registered in UK as ‘100 PTA’. An old V5 document is on file and the car also comes with a 1978 MoT certificate and Irish registration papers. Prospective purchaser should check with the DVLA to determine whether or not this number is retrievable.
102 1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30HP Wraith Cockshoot Saloon WHC14 £20,000 £25,000 £29,900 €34,793 $39,082 20% This example of the rarest of 1930s Rolls-Royces carries saloon coachwork by Joseph Cockshoot & Co Ltd of Manchester and was sold new to one H Lomax of Hale, Cheshire. As evidenced by the State of Illinois title on file, the car resided in the USA for many years with one Lambert Domas (its owner since June of 1976), from whom it was purchased for the vendor’s private collection some time ago. Irish registered since 1999, the car is offered with copy chassis cards, copy handbook, a quantity of Illinois registration paperwork, and sundry invoices for parts and minor works.
103 1931 Ford Model A Salmons Cabriolet AF4791095 £14,000 £16,000 £11,500 €13,382 $15,032 -18% Purchased in San Diego in 1990 from Classic Investment Autos (bill of sale on file), this example has an unusual coachbuilt body by Salmons with crank-handle fold-down roof. Also on file is a 1990 letter from the Society of Automotive Historians verifying this car as being sold new in the UK and thus entitled to the registration ‘EV 3757’. Prospective purchasers should check with the DVLA to determine whether or not this number is retrievable.
104 1953 Bentley R-Type HJ Mulliner DHC B73RS £60,000 £80,000 £88,550 €103,039 $115,744 4% As had been the norm prior to WW2, the R-Type could be ordered in chassis form for bodying by specialist coachbuilders. Indeed, as the factory did not offer a convertible or drophead coupé, a coachbuilt car was the only option if one’s preference was Bentley-style fresh air motoring. This example’s elegant two-door four-light body is the work of London-based H J Mulliner, the company responsible for the sublime coachwork of the R-Type Bentley Continental. Copy chassis cards on file reveal that ‘B73RS’ was retailed via Joseph Cockshoot & Co of Manchester for their customer, E Boydell & Co Ltd of Old Trafford, Manchester. The Bentley was originally registered as ‘RMA 764’. Only one subsequent owner is listed: Guy Warburton of Harrison Blair & Co Ltd, who acquired the car in March 1962. Well-known dealer Peter Harper brought the R-Type back from the USA circa 1989 and in 1994 sold it to the Messenger Group (V5 on file). Another old V5 on file lists the next owner as one Stephen John Norbury of Knutsford (from 1995). Purchased at auction for the current vendor’s private collection in 1996, the Bentley has been registered in the Republic of Ireland since 1997. As well as the aforementioned V5s, the history file also contains a quantity of expired MoT certificates and sundry invoices for work carried out in the 1990s by Scott-Moncrieff and Chris Shenton.
105 1974 Citroen DS23 Safari Estate 00FF4182 £15,000 £20,000 £14,950 €17,396 $19,541 -1% This DS23 has the powerful 2.3-litre engine and the desirable five-speed manual gearbox. The history file contains MoT certificates dating back to 1983 and sundry invoices for work done going back to early 1990s when the car was owned by the Reverend Peter Brown of Staines. The Citroën subsequently belonged to a Mr Clifford and there are also invoices on file for work done during his ownership. Permanently exported from the UK in 2009, where it was registered as ‘SKX 469M’, the car is currently registered in the Republic of Ireland.
106 2000 Ford GT40 Replica by GTD GTD40012020036397 £45,000 £60,000 £46,000 €53,527 $60,127 Mid This example was built in the UK in 2000 for its first owner before being acquired by a Dutch enthusiast in 2005; it was next owned by another Dutchman, who sold the car to the current vendor in January 2019. The body is GT40 Mk1 with a modified front nostril providing a deeper vent for improved cooling while retaining the Mk1’s original double inlet. Producing circa 375bhp, the 4.9-litre Ford V8 engine is equipped with quadruple Weber carburettors, Edelbrock Performer aluminium cylinder heads, MSD ignition, and a crossover exhaust system, and drives via a five-speed dogleg gearbox. The car is finished in Rosso Corsa with black leather interior, the latter featuring a heater, Smiths instruments, and five-point safety harnesses. Other noteworthy features include an immobiliser, chromed suspension uprights, Wilwood brakes, Spax adjustable shock absorbers, and replica BRM wheels shod with Yokohama tyres: 215/60 front, 265/50 rear. Currently displaying a total of circa 19,500 miles on the odometer, this top-quality GT40 re-creation is offered with a bill of sale, V5C registration document, current MoT, and a recent maintenance invoice totalling £2,000.
107 1969 Lotus 59 Formula 3 59/F3/28 £60,000 £80,000 £63,250 €73,600 $82,674 Mid Such success persuaded Bev Bond to swap from Brabham to Lotus, and the Type 59 offered here was his car after he secured a third team place in the works Gold Leaf 59s in September 1969. He closed the 1969 season with three 2nd places and one 3rd with Lotus. This particular Lotus 59 began life as one of four Formula 3 Gold Leaf Team Lotus machines raced in period by Bev Bond and Dave Walker, with some of the team cars being loaned in addition to future Formula 1 greats, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson and James Hunt. Bev Bond had further success with this car, then in uprated 59A specification, winning the 1970 prestigious British Empire Trophy at Oulton Park, having fought from the back of the grid to snatch the lead from future Formula 1 world champion James Hunt on the final lap, and indeed final corner, of the race. In the cars history file is a copy of a telegram sent by Colin Chapman after that race congratulating Bond on his win. In the 1970 Formula 3 season Bond gained a further two wins, three second places and four third places, as well as numerous pole positions and finishes in the top ten. At the end of the 1-Litre “screamer” era, the car was updated to Lotus 69 specification and allocated the chassis number 69/43/46. In the early 70s the car was owned by a Tony Whiteley of Pontefract, and then a Mr G Pybus. It was purchased from Mr Pybus in barn find condition by hillclimb racer, Ken Snailham in 1983, who then sold it to a James Wigmore in 1985. Mr Wigmore had the car restored to original 59 specification early in his ownership. This car has been owned by the vendor for ten years, and was reunited with Bev Bond in 2010 at the Oulton Park Gold Cup, where Bond recognized it as his old car due to a repair completed to the chassis in period. In 2012 it achieved a win at Dijon Prenois in the Historic F3 race there, as well as a podium at Paul Ricard. The car also featured in the 2013 Ron Howard movie ‘Rush’, portraying James Hunt’s F3 car on-screen, for which role its body panels were plasti-dipped green, before being subsequently re-liveried in its original works GLTL colours as offered here. The car is equipped with a 997cc Cosworth MAE 4-cylinder ‘screamer’ engine, driving through a Hewland gearbox. It is accompanied by a documentation file including period photographs, race results from more recent races and expired FIA paperwork. New FIA papers will be applied for after the sale at the vendors expense. The spartan cockpit features three dash-mounted gauges along with a set of TRS harnesses and other safety equipment. Prudent reconditioning work will be needed before the car is returned to serious high-speed competition. We certainly recommend interested collectors and users to give it the closest consideration.
108 1960 Lamborghini Cingolato 3402 CTL Tractor 2 CTL 3784 £14,000 £18,000 £27,600 €32,116 $36,076 53% Described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition, this beautiful Cingolato would make a distinctive and welcome addition to any significant collection of classic agricultural machinery or a unique addition to any Lamborghini collection. It has the potential to draw crowds, especially when exhibited alongside the most beautiful supercars sharing the marque’s famous ‘Raging Bull’ emblem, such as the legendary Miura and Countach.
109 2002 Benz Benz Patent Motorwagen Tricycle £30,000 £40,000 £29,400 €34,211 $38,429 -2% The vehicle offered here was produced in 2002 and is unique in having been made for the Prince’s Trust charity with a special colour scheme of blue with pinstriping. It is reportedly in as-new condition and would make a wonderful addition to any collection of pioneering motor cars.
110 1927 Delage 14HP DIS Kelsch Tourer 22800 £20,000 £30,000 £49,450 €57,542 $64,636 65% This DIS carries boat-tail tourer coachwork by Carrosserie Kelsch of Levallois-Perret, Seine, a company that specialised in lightweight sporting bodies on quality chassis. Built in 1927 and first registered in 1928, this Delage was owned formerly by the well-known collector Dr Robin Barnard of Chiddingfold, forming part of his private collection for many years. It comes with what is presumed to be Dr Barnard’s hand-written logbook, commencing in 1954, detailing journeys undertaken, mileage totals, parts purchased, maintenance carried out, operating instructions, etc (perusal highly recommended). The logbook is annotated: ‘Presumably was supplied originally by Davis Garage, Buckwell St, Plymouth.’ Sold from the Barnard Collection to the current owner circa 2005, the Delage was restored in 2009 (bills available) and is described by the private vendor as in generally good condition with excellent chassis and bodywork. A higher than standard axle ratio is the only notified deviation from factory specification. This highly desirable Vintage-era sports model from one of France’s premier makes comes with an old-style logbook, V5C Registration Certificate, and the aforementioned restoration invoices. A quantity of spares to include an engine, rack-and-pinion set, radiator, and carburettor – all said to be in good condition – is included in the sale.
111 1947 Buick Super 8 Series 50 Sedan 14672544 £22,000 £28,000 £11,500 €13,382 $15,032 -48% A left-hand drive Series 50 (248ci, 4,066cc) Buick Super Eight, this car is an excellent example and has a fascinating recent history, having featured in the February 2009 edition of Classic American magazine. The late previous owner, a Mr Daver, had always dreamed of replicating the 1947 Buick Super Convertible that he had purchased in the 1950s while living in India. Over the years his family had listened to numerous stories of this beautiful car, so his wife and son set about finding a near-perfect equivalent. After trawling the Internet, a Buick Super Eight was found in Quebec and shipped to the UK. Needless to say, Mr Daver was thrilled with this generous gift. With assistance from the Buick Car Club, restoration commenced on 1st June 2006, the engine being rebuilt and converted to accept unleaded fuel (at a recorded mileage of 58,482). Rebuilds of the gearbox, clutch, and water pumps followed, most of the replacement parts being sourced from the USA. The bodywork was in good order, although the chrome needed attention and was re-chromed, while the interior was re-trimmed by Classic Car Services of Leicester in stunning red and cream leather, and a new set of carpets installed. In excess of £21,000 has been spent bringing this beautiful Buick to its present very high standard, and it has been maintained regardless of cost since the restoration’s completion. The car is offered with numerous spare parts and a vast history file containing restoration invoices, a quantity of MoTs, an original handbook, copy workshop manuals, parts information, wiring diagram, and V5C Registration Certificates. A competition-winning car in Canada and the UK, this splendid Buick Super Eight presents very well and is said to perform beautifully.
112 1971 Ford F-350 Transporter F35YCJ82716 £15,000 £20,000 £21,275 €24,756 $27,809 6% The vehicle we offer underwent extensive restoration in 2017, including a new ‘beaver tail’ body and a bare-metal repaint in its original colour but with an ivory roof (there are numerous photographs on file detailing the restoration). Believed original, the interior is in generally good condition apart from rip in the dashboard top. Since the restoration’s completion ‘EKH 494J’ has been used for transporting an historic racing car, including trips to the Goodwood Revival meeting, Silverstone Classic, etc. It has carried a variety of cars ranging from a 1962 Corvette to a 1967 Marcos 1600GT. First registered in the UK in 2014, this F-350 is powered by a 352ci (5.7-litre) V8 petrol engine driving via a four-speed manual gearbox. The engine was refreshed during restoration, including a new distributor, 750 Holley carburettor, spark plugs, rocker covers, air filter, oil, oil filter, and so on. A full service was carried out in May 2018, at which time the rear springs were upgraded. Other noteworthy features include power-assisted brakes and a wirelessly controlled (and traditional cable controlled) heavy-duty winch welded to the completely renewed aluminium bed. Believed to have covered a genuine circa 72,000 miles from new, the vehicle is said to be very reliable and to drive superbly with lots of power and comfortable cruising at motorway speeds, even when loaded. It is exempt from both the MoT test and road tax, and is also weight exempt (on registration document). A most stylish conveyance, it frequently gets more attention than the race-car on the back! Indeed, in the summer of 2018 ‘EKH 494J’ featured in a promotional film for Longstone Tyres.
114 1992 Porsche 928GTS WP0ZZZ92ZNS800507 £50,000 £70,000 £46,000 €53,527 $60,127 -8% A luxuriously equipped modern supercar offered at a fraction of the £62,000-plus list price, this Porsche 928 GTS was purchased by the current vendor in September 2016 having been imported from Japan in 2015 and currently shows only circa 36,000km. A Maxted-Page invoice on file dated April 2016 lists refurbishment of the air conditioning and fitting new Michelin Pilot Sport tyres. Accompanying documentation also includes a Japanese export certificate from 2015; service history summary 1993-2015 (major service in 2011 at 32,106km); two MoT certificates (2015 and 2016); Porsche Centre Newcastle service bills for 2015-2016 totalling circa £3,000; and copies of two old V5C Registration Certificates. The car also comes with two Driver’s Manuals (in English and Japanese); Japanese service history booklet and Japanese maintenance book; and a Japanese radio manual.
115 1988 Jaguar XJS 3.6 Litre Coupe SAJ-JNAEC3CA15747 £18,000 £26,000 Not sold Not sold Not sold N/A An automatic transmission model, this immaculate 3.6-litre XJ-S coupé has belonged to the current vendor since 1998 having had three previous keepers. For the last 20 years it has undergone continuous improvement to concours standard, with costs totalling £40,000. In 2018 this XJ-S won the ‘Champion of Champions’ concours at the Jaguar Drivers’ Club’s NEC event, having won three Jaguar Drivers’ Club International events since 2009 to qualify for the NEC. Presented in its original Glacier White/Isis Blue body/upholstery colour combination (the beige carpets are non-original), the car comes complete with tool kit, jack, and spare wheel. Accompanying documentation includes the full service book, a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, MoT certificates for the period 1994-2018 and bills for 1998-2018, most of the work being carried out by marque specialists, David Lindsay Classics.
116 1954 Austin-Healey 100 Roadster BN1/156629 £24,000 £30,000 N/R £42,550 €49,512 $55,617 42% Delivered new to Central Garage, Bradford in June 1954, this BN1 was purchased by the late owner at a UK auction in July 2000. At that time the car was described as fresh from a five-year, body-off, last-nut-and-bolt restoration (undertaken by Healey specialists Perfect Nostalgia) and came with bills totalling in excess of £25,000. The engine, gearbox and overdrive were said to have been rebuilt, and the car also featured new interior, seats, carpets, door trim, and hood. While in the late owner’s care the car has been maintained in running order and was driven recently by his executors; it will, nevertheless, require re-commissioning, while the paintwork has deteriorated over the course of the last 19 years and would benefit from refurbishment. Finished in Healey Blue with matching leather interior and hood, the car is offered with a history file including British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Production Certificate, restoration invoices, and photographic record, and a V5 registration document.
117 1988 Ford Capri Mark III 2.8i Coupe WF0CXXGAECFE65645 £5,000 £8,000 N/R £9,200 €10,705 $12,025 15% This Capri MkIII has the fuel-injected 2.8-litre V6 engine that replaced the old 3.0-litre unit in 1981. In completely original condition, ‘D510 HKR’ presents very nicely and drives well, with a super exhaust note. New tyres were fitted in 2016. MoT’d annually, mainly by Meadvale Garage in Redhill, the car has covered 65,009 miles from new and comes with certificates dating back to 1991. The history file also contains a V5C document, numerous service invoices/receipts, various Ford Capri Club magazines, Haynes manual, 2.8i workshop manual, and fresh MoT certificate (expires 18th February 2020).
118 1973 Excalibur Series II Roadster 19731214 £60,000 £65,000 £75,900 €88,320 $99,209 17% This stunning Excalibur has covered a mere 20,932 miles from new and is presented in beautifully restored condition, finished in its factory-correct livery of Bamboo Cream with Royal Maroon fenders and tan leather interior. First registered in the UK (to the current owner) in April 2018, the car benefits from a recent service and is said to perform like new, though too fast for the elderly owner. Extensive documentation includes the owner’s manual; build and delivery documents from Excalibur (verifying Dean Martin as the original owner); old US title; a UK V5C Registration Certificate; and MoT to April 2019. Combining the looks of the Series I with the powerful 454ci V8 engine, the Series II Roadster is one of the most collectable models of the Excalibur marque.
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