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An Auction of Classic and Collector Motorcars 8th September 2021 | Imperial War Museum Duxford


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1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Vanden Plas-style Tourer A rare MR overdrive chassis model ESTIMATE: REG NO: 941 EXC

£140,000 - £160,000* CHASSIS: B122MR

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*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)

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Notes for intending purchasers Prospective purchasers are respectfully advised to read the Terms and Conditions of Sale carefully before bidding on any lot, as they form the terms of your contract with us, whether or not you are a successful bidder. ADMISSION

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We reserve the right to request banker’s references from prospective purchasers and these should be supplied in time to allow them to be taken up prior to the sale. Failure to comply with this could result in the facility to bid being withdrawn. CURRENCY CONVERTER Solely for the convenience of bidders, a currency converter is provided at H&H sales. The rates quoted for conversion of other currencies to pounds sterling are indicative only and provided by our partner Argentex. We will not be responsible for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in the currency converter. BIDDING INCREMENTS In the case of Commission, Telephone and On-line Internet bidding, the following increments will apply. At the Auctioneers discretion £100 £200/300 £500 £1,000 £2,000/3,000 £5,000 At the Auctioneers discretion

We will make reasonable efforts to execute commission and telephone bids when instructed provided they are received by 5pm the day before the Sale. Lot(s) will be bought as cheaply as is allowed by other bids and reserves. Where more than one commission bid is submitted at the same winning amount, the commission bid submitted to the Auctioneer first will be the winning bid. We reserve the right to request a refundable deposit of approximately 10% of the intended bid amount. PAYMENT For immediate clearance of Lot(s) full payment must be made to H&H Classics Limited by means of Visa Debit or Credit Card, Maestro, MasterCard, Cash up to the GBP equivalent of €10,000 or Interbank Transfer by 12.00 noon the day following the sale. In any event purchasers are reminded that clearance of Lot(s) may only be effected once we have received cleared funds in our account. For Purchaser’s wishing to pay by bank transfer our bank account details are as follows: Nat West, 23 Sankey Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1XH Account Name: H&H Classics Client Account Account No: 58868984 Sort Code: 01-09-17 BIC: NWBKGB2L IBAN: GB20NWBK01091758868984

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RACING CARS & DOCUMENTATION

Purchasers are reminded that a Buyers’ Premium is payable on all lots and is subject to VAT at the prevailing rate. The rates are as follows:

Buyers are reminded that the presence of an old HVIF (FIA papers) or other documentation does not constitute a ‘promise’ on behalf of the MSA or other issuing authority that they will be re-issued on demand. A car’s application for a Historic Technical Passport will be subject to the prevailing regulation in Appendix K and can be reviewed, much the same way Veteran Cars can be re-dated, as new information comes to light. The Issuing Authority can refuse to issue new papers. Any prospective purchaser should check the position of the Lot prior to bidding.

Motor Cars Registrations Motorcycles Bicycles Automobilia

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H&H is acting as the agent of the Seller in offering his lot for sale by auction. We cannot and do not inspect each lot in detail to verify the Seller’s description - often we only see it shortly before the Sale. Therefore, we cannot and do not take responsibility for the condition of the lot or the accuracy of its description. This is the reason for our very specific terms as to roadworthiness (Condition 19.1) and absence of warranties (Condition 12.1), which intending purchasers should read carefully. COMMISSION / TELEPHONE BIDS

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Under £1,000 £1,000 - £2,000 £2,000 - £5,000 £5,000 - £10,000 £10,000 - £20,000 £20,000 - £50,000 £50,000 - £100,000 Over £100,000

WARRANTY

12.5% (minimum of £150) 15% (minimum of £50) 15% (minimum of £50) 15% (minimum of £10) 15% (minimum of £5)

VETERAN CAR CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN DATING PLATES AND CERTIFICATES When mention is made of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain Dating Plates and Certificates in this catalogue it should be borne in mind that the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain does from time to time review cars already dated and, in some instances, where fresh evidence becomes available, alter the date. Whilst the Club makes every effort to ensure accuracy, the date shown on the Dating Plate or Dating Certificate cannot be guaranteed as correct and intending purchasers should make their own enquiries as to the date of the car. EXPORT LICENCE / DATES Export licences may be required for any lot manufactured or produced 50 years or more prior to the date of export from the U.K. It is the responsibility of the buyer to obtain the licence and correct documentation prior to the exportation of the lot. VEHICLE IDENTITY AND COMPETITION HISTORY Any motor vehicle is sold as a collector’s item and not as a means of transport. Buyers are specifically warned that any vehicle sold as such may well have had parts replaced and paint renewed or be made up of parts from other vehicles the condition of which may be difficult to establish. The Auctioneer has to rely on information as to the date, condition and authenticity provided by the Seller and does not provide its own description, and does not and cannot undertake its own inspection of vehicles or other Lot and it is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure that the Lot conforms to the description in the catalogue. The Auctioneer cannot check or verify the authenticity of the chassis or VIN number under which a vehicle is offered, but relies on the Seller’s description. Buyers should take particular care to verify in advance the authenticity of a vehicle that is claimed to have important racing, rallying or ‘ex-works’ history as it was common in period for a competition vehicle of a single identity to have more than one chassis, body or other mechanical components. This may have happened several times, both in a vehicle’s ‘works’ career and thereafter in private owner hands. Sometimes ‘works’ vehicles were fitted with different registration plates, so that a vehicle could meet a particular event’s start date deadline. These historical factors may lead to there being in existence multiple and competing claimants to the same vehicle identity. REMOVAL OF LOTS A representative of our preferred transport provider E.M. Rogers will be present at the sale to assist with any transport requirements. All lots are held at the purchaser’s risk at the fall of the hammer and must be removed not later than 1pm on the day following the sale. Please note, if lot(s) are not removed by then the standard charges as stated in our Terms and Conditions will apply.


Auction Information AUCTION VENUE

Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR

SCHEDULE

Tuesday 7th September 2021 Viewing: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Wednesday 8th September 2021 Viewing: 9:00am onwards Motorcar Sale: 1:00pm onwards BIDDING

At venue - online at HandH.co.uk, by telephone or via commission.

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1983 Lancia HPE 1600

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NO RESERVE* REG NO: NST 253Y

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ESTIMATE: £11,000 - £13,000* CHASSIS: ZLA828BF000933481

Introduced at the March 1975 Geneva Salon, the Lancia Beta HPE was more of a ‘lifestyle estate’ than a serious load lugger. Indebted to the existing Coupe and Berlina variants for its visage and wheelbase respectively, the newcomer was powered by a choice of 1600cc, 1800cc and (later) 2000cc ‘twin-cam’ engines. Sharing the same all-round independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, rack and pinion steering and five-speed manual transmission as its siblings, the High Performance Estate was praised by the contemporary press for its performance, handling and roadholding being labelled ‘a driver’s car’. Known simply as the Lancia HPE from 1979 onwards, the stylish three-door remained in production until 1984. Sadly, Lancia’s well-documented rust issues mean that survivors are a rare sight on today’s roads especially in RHD guise. Finished in White with Grey fabric upholstery, this comparatively late HPE 1600 was treated to a photographically documented restoration just last year. Showing an unwarranted 55,000 miles to its odometer, ‘NST 253Y’ is variously rated by the seller as ‘good’ (interior trim), ‘very good’ (bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, manual gearbox) or ‘excellent’ (paintwork). Apparently, one of only seven surviving HPE 1600s known to the DVLA, this rare Lancia is offered for sale with MOT certificate valid until May 2022.

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1938 Humber Snipe Imperial

*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)

REG NO: DUO 705

CHASSIS: 6001276

First registered in Devon on 27th April 1938, ‘DUO 705’ is rumoured to have been requisitioned by the armed forces during WW2. The first name to appear in the Humber’s continuation buff logbook is Reginald Otton who kept it taxed from 1946-1966. Subsequently laid-up, the Snipe Imperial was bought by G.C. Greenwell in 1978 and reconfigured as an Army Staff Car. Appearing in the films ‘Appointment with Death’ with Peter Ustinov and Lauren Bacall and ‘IKE’ with Robert Duvall and Lee Remick, the six-light saloon then reportedly passed to Status Quo drummer, John Coghlan, who used it on the Isle of Man and took it to the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1984. Changing hands several times thereafter, ‘DUO 705’ was bought by Keith Brooker in 2008. Partially restored during Mr Brooker’s seven-year tenure, the Humber was treated to a thorough engine overhaul (2011), some new wooden flooring, replacement door cards, uprated headlights and a complete respray. Resident in Belgium prior to entering the current ownership, the Snipe Imperial has recently been fitted with four new sand tyres. Variously rated by the vendor as ‘average’ (paintwork, interior trim), ‘good’ (4.1 litre engine, bodywork, electrical equipment) or ‘very good’ (gearbox), this characterful Humber is offered for sale with V5 Registration Document and history file.


1924 Talbot 8/18 hp Tourer

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ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £14,000* REG NO: XO 3518

1979 Triumph TR7 30th Anniversary A Low Mileage and Ownership, Limited Edition Example

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NO RESERVE* CHASSIS: 15365

The first British built Talbot had made its debut in 1906 and following the end of World War One, in 1919, the company merged with Sunbeam whilst in 1920 a link up with the French Darracq company resulted in the formation of Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq. For 1921, STD offered a light car in the form of the 970cc Darracq which was badged as a Talbot for the UK and marketed as the 8/18hp model. The four-cylinder OHV engine gave the car better performance than its direct competitors earning the design much acclaim at the time. However, to reduce costs a three-speed gearbox was utilised and a differential omitted. Designed for lightweight two-seater coachwork, public fashion was for larger bodies and the company was forced to stretch the capacity of the 970cc unit to 1074cc and create the 10/23hp model to be sold alongside the 8/18hp until their replacement in 1926. In the current ownership since 2013, this rare survivor is accompanied by a collection of invoices, Various club magazines, reproduction instruction book, collection of photographs, V5c and an original tax disc from 1935. Described as being in “good” condition ‘XO3518’ is finished in grey with black wings with blue upholstery.

REG NO: ETH 403V

CHASSIS: TCT/115347-UCF

Much of the limited advertising money for the TR7 went towards promoting special edition models. First was the “30th Anniversary Edition” celebrating three decades of Triumph roadsters, a concept that commemorated the 1950 TRX prototype as the “first TR”. This special had side stripes, chrome wheel trims, luggage rack, three-spoke alloy steering wheel, AM/FM stereo, coco floor mats and a special dash plaque. The package was advertised as a no cost option in various US periodicals in 1980. This TR7 was manufactured in 1979 and was supplied new to California, America being dispatched on the 22nd of October 1979 according to the accompanying BMIHT Heritage Certificate. Fitted with the 1998cc straight-four engine and five-speed manual gearbox, the TR7 is finished in Carmine Red with Red and Black checked interior upholstery. While residing in America, ‘ETH 403V’ was under the ownership of just one individual until being purchased by the vendor and imported into the United Kingdom in 2017, remained in current ownership since. Having covered a mere 36,741 miles from new (at time of consignment), the Anniversary is accompanied to sale with the aforementioned BMIHT Heritage Certificate, sales brochure for the limited edition TR7 and a current V5C.

*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)

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1955 Citroen H Van

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ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £14,000* REG NO: 396 UYJ

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ESTIMATE: £18,000 - £22,000* CHASSIS: 68945

Introduced in 1947, the Citroen H Van was differentiated from most of its commercial competitors via the use of monocoque construction, all-round independent suspension and front wheel drive. Powered by a 1.9 litre four-cylinder engine allied to three-speed manual transmission (shared with the Traction Avant), the newcomer was capable of some 60mph. Though, most customers were more impressed by its flat floor and six-foot headroom. Bluff fronted and clad with corrugated steel panels, the Citroen proved instantly recognisable. Practical and durable, the H Van remained in production until 1981. Acquired by the vendor in 2019 with the specific intention of converting it into a drinks van for his business, ‘396 UYJ’ was treated to a bare metal bodywork restoration. Photographically documented, work saw any corrosion cut out and panels either repaired or replaced as necessary. Predominantly used within the seller’s own grounds, the Citroen runs and drives but has not had its braking system fully reinstated (though, the handbrake works). Rated as ‘good’ (1.9 litre engine) or ‘very good’ (bodywork, paintwork, interior trim), the H Van has become surplus to requirements. Given the increased popularity of al fresco entertaining, this funky Citroen would look great outside a bar, restaurant or in a big enough garden!

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1948 Triumph 2000 Roadster

*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)

REG NO: OEV 300

CHASSIS: TRA317

Introduced in late 1948, the Triumph 2000 Roadster shared the same flamboyant styling and dickey seat as its Frank Callaby-penned predecessor, 1800 of 1946. Based around a near-identical ladder-frame chassis equipped with independent front suspension, hydraulic shock absorbers, and four-wheel drum brakes, the newcomer benefited from the adoption of a more refined hypoid-bevel rear axle. Considerably torquier than the unit it replaced, the new Standard-Triumph 2088cc OHV four-cylinder engine made for a notably more relaxed performer. Such was the Roadster’s newfound in-gear flexibility that the decision was taken to provide three rather than four forward speeds. Still bodied in ‘Birmabright’ alloy over an ash frame, the 2000 used more panel bracing than the 1800 and thus provided a tauter drive. With a production run of only two years, just 2,000 2088cc-powered Roadsters are thought to have been made. Manufactured in 1948 and first registered in 1949, ‘OEV 300’ is presented in Panther Black with a contrasting Cream interior. The car benefited from mechanical fettling and a respray in 2002, while 2008 saw the interior re-trimmed at a cost of over £3,800. Included with the vehicle are a number of Drivers and Technical handbooks, assorted Triumph Roadster Review magazines and a small collection of previous invoices. The vendor rates the condition of the bodywork and paintwork as ‘good’, the engine as ‘very good’ and the electrical equipment, gearbox and interior trim as ‘excellent’.


1968 MG B GT Upgraded to V8 specification at a cost of c.£23,000

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ESTIMATE: £13,000 - £15,000* REG NO: OOV 138G

1993 Daimler Double Six

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Just 33,340 miles from new ESTIMATE: £11,000 - £13,000*

CHASSIS: GHD4/1577579

Finished in Silver with Red and Grey leather upholstery, ‘OOV 138G’ is said to have been extensively restored and upgraded to V8 specification by Bromsgrove MG around 2002-2004 at a cost in excess of £23,000. Fitted with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburettor, big-bore stainless steel exhaust and electronic ignition, the tuned Rover V8 engine reputedly developed some 195bhp and was allied to five-speed manual transmission. The braking system was uprated to V8 specification (complete with silicone fluid) and the handling improved via the installation of a limited slip differential and telescopic rear shock absorbers. Comprehensively re-trimmed, the interior also gained a Webasto sunroof, Moto Lita steering wheel, walnut dashboard / door cappings, central locking and electric windows etc. Entering the current ownership in 2005, ‘OOV 138G’ is stated to have had ‘occasional fine weather usage only’ and to have been ‘kept garaged’. While, more recent fettling has seen the front suspension refurbished using polybushes, innovative new kingpins and uprated shock absorbers etc. A lifelong MG Car Club member, the vendor considers the Coupe to be in ‘good overall’ condition and tells us that he is only thinking of selling because he finds her ‘a little too fast these days!’ Offered with an extensive history file detailing works carried out, invoices, old MOTs and press cuttings etc.

REG NO: K899 HHP

CHASSIS: SAJDKALW3AP663638

According to the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate this XJ81 5.3-litre Double Six was originally registered to Jaguar Cars as a company vehicle following its dispatch on 9th June 1992. Finished in Solent Blue with Saville Grey interior, it was road registered under the mark K899 HHP. Its second owner was a director of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust and has covered just 33,340 miles from new. Recent works carried out in April 2021 have included the fitment of a stainless-steel exhaust system, oil and filter change, coolant check and fitment of a new coolant tank. Offered with owner’s wallet and a full set of books (the service book showing stamps from Jaguar Cars Service Department), Heritage Certificate and a selection of old MoTs and invoices. The current condition is rated by the vendor as being “very good” as regards the bodywork, paintwork, engine, transmission plus interior and is offered with an MOT certificate into April 2022. The Daimler Double Six was launched in 1972, and while the first generation six-cylinder Jaguar/Daimler XJ models were replaced by the XJ40 in 1986, the Double Six continued unchanged until 1993.

*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)

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1932 Talbot 14/45 Scout Tourer ESTIMATE:

£15,000 - £20,000*

REG NO:

RH 5145

CHASSIS:

30831

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While the British Talbot was part of the larger Anglo-French Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq organisation, it was struggling to stay in business when Georges Roesch, a Swiss automotive engineer, returned to the company in 1925. Worked under Louis Coatalen in the 1920s at the Talbot Motor Works in North Kensington, to develop an innovative six-cylinder push-rod engine, Roesch’s return transformed the business’s prospects. The resulting Talbot 14/45 engine went into production in 1927, leading to a successful run of type AD, AF, AG, AQ, AU, AU65 and AX 65 vehicles – in total over 10,000 cars. This 14/45 Roesch Talbot was manufactured in 1932 and was originally bodied as a Saloon which is thought to have been supplied new to Sir Rufus Isaac (who served as the Lord Chief Justice of England, Viceroy of India, and Foreign Secretary). Fitted with the 1666cc straight-six engine mated to the AX gearbox, the Talbot was rebodied in the 1970s with a Tourer style body selected, by which time it was residing in Vancouver, Canada. Repatriated in 1991, the 14/45 entered into current family ownership in 2011. The beneficiary of a comprehensive engine overhaul in the mid-2000s, the Talbot was provided with servicing and a SUconversion (completed by S. E. Lloyd) in 2011 upon entering the current family custodianship. Further the subject of approximately £5,800 worth of expenditure with Talbot specialist I. S. Polson in 2019-20, the Talbot is accompanied for sale by a large history file which comprises numerous past MOT certificates; a large selection of previous invoices dating back to the 1970s; a copy of past logbook and a current V5C.

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*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)


1989 BMW 635 CSI High Line

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One family ownership, 68,190 miles & FSH ESTIMATE:

£22,000 - £26,000*

REG NO:

TBA

CHASSIS:

WBAEC820408188741

Successor to the race-proven (E9) 3.0CS/CSi high-performance sports coupes, the 6-Series was introduced in August 1976. More forgiving than its predecessors, it utilised a modified version of the (E12) 5-Series saloon platform equipped with all-round independent suspension (coil and wishbone front, trailing-arm rear) and powerful disc brakes. A natural rival to the 928 and XJS, the four-seater 6-Series proved more capacious than the Porsche and sportier than the Jaguar. Immediately recognisable thanks to its distinctive ‘shark nose’ frontal styling and thin pillared glasshouse it boasts real road presence, an impression backed up by the various versions of BMW’s mighty M30, SOHC, straight-six engine fitted throughout the range. Second only to the BMW Motorsport tuned M6 version, the 635CSi’s 3430cc unit developed some 216bhp and 232lbft of torque (outputs that were reputedly sufficient to propel it from 0-60mph in 8.4 seconds and on to 135mph). This example, finished in Dolphin Grey with contrasting Portland Grey upholstery, was supplied new by Blue Bell BMW Wilmslow on 1st March 1990 and registered to the current owner’s company. It has remained with the same family (father & son) to date. Now showing 68,190 miles (at the time of consignment) which is substantiated by the service history recorded in both the original service book and 28 accompanying MOT Certificates originating from 1993. Studying the comprehensive history file, this car has patently benefited from a no expense spared maintenance regime, fundamentally being dry-stored in our vendor’s garage and only covering some 2,450 miles during the last 15 years. Offered with the original and complete handbook pack, near complete tool kit and the now very rare BMW torch to be found within the glove compartment. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the quality of this desirable 80s BMW flagship model along with its comprehensive history file. An example not to be missed by the serious collector.

*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)

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1968 Jaguar 420G

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Fitted with Desirable Manual Transmission ESTIMATE:

£18,000 - £22,000*

REG NO:

TBA

CHASSIS:

G1D55188DN

This striking right-hand drive, manual-transmission 420G is finished in metallic gold with a red leather interior and has been in the possession of the vendor’s family since December 1986. Used extensively throughout this period, including longdistance traveling on the continent; the car has been maintained regardless of cost. The most recent work carried out (within the last year) comprises custom inertia reel seatbelts (and matching trimmed covers), a complete rebuild of the front suspension with uprated ‘poly bushing and a recommissioned and correctly shimmed steering box (by Kiley Clinton Engineering). Back in 2015, the rear suspension was rebuilt with all new bushes and the shock absorbers were replaced all-around. During the late 90s, it was deemed that the ‘big cat’, affectionately nicknamed ‘Thunderbird II’ was in dire need of some TLC and a major restoration commenced. Two photographic albums document this process and depict the car at the various stages, including professional replacement of metal to many of the lower sections. To complement the structural and aesthetic improvements at this time, Aldridge Ltd was tasked with a complete retrim of the car’s interior to original specification, charging in excess of £5,000.00 for the work carried out. Starting and running well during our recent photography session, the engine is silky smooth with very good indicated oil pressure receipts on file document a rebuild by Kearns Richard Services, with drive transmitted through a rebuilt four-speed gearbox. The car boasts an enviable list of subtle improvements and upgrades including Coopercraft 4-Pot front brake calipers, an uprated alternator, spin-on oil filter conversion, 1-2-3 electronic ignition system (distributor retained), and retro-fitted air conditioning. Extensive accompanying documentation consists of the original handbook (in a wallet), sales brochures, a large quantity of receipts, MOT certificates dating back to 1992, and Swansea V5C registration document.

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*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)


1923 Packard Six Sedan ESTIMATE:

£18,000 - £22,000*

REG NO:

DS 8058

CHASSIS:

441615R

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By the end of the 1920s, Packard had arguably become the last word in American automotive fashion outselling rival Cadillac by three to one. Responsible for lifting Packard out of the post-WW1 depression, the ‘Six’ range was current between 1921 and 1928. Engineered to the same exacting standards as its larger brethren, the newcomer was based around a beautifully wrought ladderframe chassis equipped with leaf-sprung suspension and fourwheel drum brakes. Powered by a 4-Litre (later 4.7-Litre) straightsix engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, the ‘Six’ could be had with a range of elegant factory coachwork. Though, with the plentiful power and torque on tap from its famously durable L-head powerplant, it also boasted a surprising turn of speed. The 1923 example of the Packard Six on offer here is fitted with the 4.0-litre straight-six engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. An older restored example which was completed to a high standard, ‘DS 8058’ has been well maintained since, both throughout the previous long-term family ownership (from 1989 to 2019) and during the subsequent tenure of the vendor. Luxuriously appointed, the cabin features red leather upholstery up front and red velour cloth to the rear plus a six-person drinks cabinet and cigar hatches. Accompanied by period marketing literature, copies of the service manual and a current V5C document, this handsome and scarce right-hand drive example of the Packard Six is a highly useable entry into 1920’s motoring!

*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)

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1965/2004 Shelby AC Cobra 427 CSX Carbon Fibre

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Highly collectable - 1 of only 10 Carbon Fibre bodied examples officially manufactured by Shelby ESTIMATE:

£130,000 - £150,000*

REG NO:

CS04 COB

CHASSIS:

CSX4502

The Shelby Cobra is arguably one of the world’s most famous and recognizable sports cars in history. Today’s CSX4000 427 component vehicles from Shelby Automobiles Inc. are everything the 1965 models were, and more. The authenticity of each vehicle is documented by Shelby CSX numbers and a manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) from Shelby Automobiles, and additionally each car has been signed by Carroll Shelby himself. Improvements include a stronger steel frame and better alloys used in the components, plus better cooling and additional heat shielding to make these cars safer and more drivable without losing any of their original character. Bodies were available in fibreglass, carbon fibre and aluminium. This example is one of the rarest Shelbys on the market today. Only 10 were officially manufactured with a carbon fibre body, this being number 02 and must, in our opinion, be an ultimate collector’s car. The exterior is painted in one of Caroll Shelby’s favourite colours, Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White racing stripes. Each example was painted in classic race style with the respective serial number applied, this one of course being number 02 of the 10 carbon fibre models produced.

Imported from Florida by our vendor in September 2017, it was subsequently homologated for UK registration. Whilst fully maintained and currently MOTd, it has been only sparingly used since acquisition and subsequently shows just 1,311 miles. This stunning Cobra is now only regrettably being offered for sale due to lack of storage.

The car is equipped with Baer brakes with Shelby inscription, 15” Halibrand wheels, painted side exhaust, four-speed top-loader transmission and Shelby Aluminium ‘Dana 44’ gears with a 3.54:1 diff. As the rarest Shelby ever made it was mandatory to install the legendary Ford 427 cubic inch, side-oiler producing 409hp and 462 lb/ft of torque – clearly this car is not for the feint-hearted!

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*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)


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2020 Realm Heritage C-Type

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Recently Completed and Ready to Enjoy ESTIMATE:

£40,000 - £50,000*

REG NO:

JFZ 669

CHASSIS:

REALMXKC120052519

This Realm Heritage C-Type is constructed on a Realm tubular steel spaceframe chassis (not dissimilar in ethos to that of the original design) with quality GRP bodywork. However, on this example this has been enhanced with aluminium over-cladding to provide the impression of authenticity. Rather than utilising the 3.4-litre engine often attributed to Realm and other C-Type evocations, the vendor opted for a 4.2-litre DOHC Jaguar unit mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Specified with fuel injection using Jenvey Heritage Throttle bodies and Omex 710 controlling ignition, the engine is well-engineered to appear authentic, retaining the distributor and coil for appearance, with the 36-1 timing machined into the flywheel to remain hidden from view, and featuring polished aluminium cam covers. Benefiting from servo-assisted Jaguar disc brakes all-around, suspension is provided by the adjustable coil-over-shock absorbers. The interior has a period style to its appearance, hosting Mulberry leather interior seats and one-piece stitched transmission tunnel, super wool carpets, black harness seat belts, green back-lit LED instruments, chromed switches and a removable three-spoke black leather rimmed steering wheel. Adjustable pedals are fitted for driver comfort, with Brooklands aeroscreens and a full-width fly screen. Finished in Jaguar Racing Green with louvres let into the top and sides of the bonnet, the exterior appearance is completed with a black double duck tonneau cover, aluminium flip-top fuel filler, 16” wire wheels with Avon tyres (including a spare)., Leather bonnet straps are included but not currently fitted. Benefiting from an immobiliser, the car passed its IVA test in October 2020 and is correctly registered with the DVLA as a Realm. Understood to have covered some 500 post-completion miles, it started readily upon inspection and ran well during a recent photography session. Offered with V5C Registration Document, numerous photographs relating to build history and a large selection of invoices.

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*All hammer prices are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 12.5% (+ VAT)


1979 Ferrari 308 GTB

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1 of just 211 RHD examples ESTIMATE:

£40,000 - £50,000*

REG NO:

T.B.A

CHASSIS:

24093

Please note: The registration plate shown is not included in the sale With its stunning and shapely Pininfarina-designed body, styled by Leonardo Fioravanti, and mid-mounted 2926cc quad-cam V8 fed originally by four Weber DCNF 40 carburettors, the Ferrari 308 has rightly become a significant collector’s car. Pininfarina had already penned such eternal classics as the Daytona, Dino and Berlinetta Boxer. The 308 GTB was Ferrari’s replacement for the immortal Dino 246 GT and made its debut at the 1975 Paris Salon 1975. The very earliest Ferrari 308s were built with fibreglass bodies, however, manufacturing quality issues meant that Ferrari quickly changed to steel in 1977. In 1980, the carburetted engine was replaced by a Bosch fuel-injected version for the sake of reduced emissions, however, the change left the revised unit short of power. Made famous by the TV series ‘Magnum PI’, the 308 has matured into a collectors’ favourite. When Maranello stopped production of the 308 in 1988, it had become the most popular Ferrari. 1 of just 211 RHD examples produced at Maranello, the steel bodywork is finished in iconic Red, although, according to HPI, it is believed to have left the factory in silver. Having covered 51,574 miles this 308 GTB has been in its current ownership since 2001. The interior trim includes Black ‘nero’ leather seats with complimenting black carpet. Being a 1979 308 GTB it was specified with the carburetted engine. Recent pre-MoT maintenance included a distributor clean, oil leak repair, new plugs and coolant hoses, a compression test, carburettor setting and timing and the cleaning of the fuel filter. In addition to the owner’s wallet and handbooks are a Ferrari book, a collection of invoices plus V5C and a collection of old MOT certificates dating back to 1982 at 14,166 miles. The vendor views the car’s bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission and interior trim all as ‘good’.

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1964 Lancia Flavia Vignale Convertible

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One of Just 40 Right-Hand Drive Examples ESTIMATE:

£40,000 - £46,000*

REG NO:

TAS 116

CHASSIS:

8153352099

Vignale built just 1,601 convertibles from 1962 to 1967 and it is believed just 40 were right-hand drive making this a rare and collectable version of the Flavia. When released, the design was revolutionary and remains elegant and timeless. In 1963 the engine capacity was increased to 1.8 litres taking the top speed over 100 mph whilst the larger displacement also gave the car more torque at the bottom end. This handsome original right-hand drive example was manufactured in 1964, being first registered in the UK on the 2nd of October that year. Fitted with the 1.8-litre flat-four engine mated to a manual gearbox, it is presented in Navy coachwork with complementary Grey hide interior and has covered just c.60,440 miles from new. Restored between 1998 and 2000, at which time the colour was changed from Red to Navy Blue, photographic documentation of the restoration is included in the history file. Having been cared for by the very best including Richard Thorne, Omicron and Tanc Barratt during recent years, invoices confirm the car has been subject to much expenditure with over £20,000 spent in the last ten years following the restoration which was completed in 2000. In January 2020 Richard Thorne carried out a full service including all oils and fluids, attention to any bodywork imperfections and tuning of the engine which included a compression test. ‘TAS 116’ was also the beneficiary of a carburettor overhaul at this time. The extensive history file includes invoices from the restoration together with the aforementioned photographs (illustrating the high standard workmanship); numerous past MOT certificates; owner’s handbook/service manual; an extensive selection of invoices dating to the late 1990s; past logbooks; tax discs and current V5C document. This Lancia is a genuine, rare, four-seat convertible and being to original righthand drive specification it is sure to attract attention.

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1943 Ford GPW Jeep

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Formerly the Property of Oscar Winner Rex Harrison ESTIMATE:

£25,000 - £30,000*

REG NO:

XBV 227

CHASSIS:

GPW138179

By the end of the war, 647,870 Jeeps had been produced 281,448 of which were manufactured by Ford. This 1943 example of the Ford GPW is thought to have served with the 6th Armoured Division during the Second World War before residing in Italy after the end of hostilities, being registered ‘GE 62652’. The Jeep is subsequently understood to have been painted in green over the original paintwork, this having been carefully removed in areas to reveal the original wartime painted decals. Formerly it was the property of Rex Harrison, the Oscar-winning film star who played Professor Henry Higgins in ‘My Fair Lady’ and Dr John Dolittle in ‘Doctor Do Little’. Retaining many of its genuine WW2 features including body-tub, front bumper, early bonnet, combat wheels shod with Firestone Bargrip tyres, very scarce lubrication bags and rare USA shovel, the canvas and frame are thought to be original too. Fitted with a period Willys MB unit it has been subject to a 12-volt conversion. Incorrectly declared as being manufactured in 1947 by the DVLA, ‘XBV 227’ will be supplied with a letter from the IMPS (Invicta Military Preservation Society) and MVT (Military Vehicle Trust) stating the correct date of manufacture as 1943. Imported into the UK in 2015, it was subject to much mechanical fettling in July 2021 including an engine and ignition system service, new master cylinder, fuel system flush, new points, plugs and condenser. It is accompanied by UK registration plates which will be fitted in time for the sale, copies of Italian paperwork and a logbook relating to Rex Harrison’s ownership, two images with him in the Jeep including one with Rita Hayworth and a Swansea V5C.

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1947 Jaguar 3.5 Litre MKIV Saloon

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Supplied with Heritage Certificate and matching numbers ESTIMATE:

£28,000 - £34,000*

REG NO:

OAS 724

CHASSIS:

610837

The Jaguar MKIV was Jaguar’s first car following World War II and was produced between 1945 and 1948. Manufactured using a 120” separate chassis featuring beam front and live rear axle suspension on semi-elliptic springs and Girling mechanical brakes, it was offered with three engine variants; four-cylinder 1½ Litre, or six-cylinder 2½ / 3½ Litres coupled to a four-speed manual gearbox. The stylish all steel coachwork was available in four-door saloon or drophead coupe configurations featuring the kind of luxurious interior typically associated with Jaguar. In addition, it featured distinguishing chrome headlamps and prominent chrome radiator grill. Very few of these magnificent Jaguars were built for the right-hand markets as steel was being rationed for goods for export. This desirable 3½-litre, right-hand drive saloon was supplied on 17th February 1947 by official Jaguar dealer, Henlys of London, to a Mr E Paxman. It boasts matching numbers substantiated by the accompanying Heritage Trust Certificate which also confirms that the car was originally finished in Birch Grey. Mr Paxman subsequently exported his beloved Jaguar to the US state of Kentucky where it resided until being repatriated to the UK in August 2002. Our vendor, being the sole attentive custodian for some 17 years, is now reluctantly selling this venerable Mk IV due to reducing storage capacity. Following his acquisition, it has enjoyed regular maintenance, care and dry storage. The car benefits from a professional five-speed gearbox conversion making OAS 724 more suited to modern traffic and road conditions. Additionally, in early 2021 it was subject to a bare-metal repaint costing £5,000 and is now elegantly presented in gleaming Black over Jaguar Maroon. Accompanied by its Heritage Certificate, the V5, a history file containing an assortment of documents, and the original gearbox, should a new owner wish to return it to standard. This really is one of the nicest MkIVs we have seen, and we highly recommend any interested parties to view the car to satisfy themselves as to its quality.

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1951 BMW 501 ESTIMATE:

£13,000 - £16,000*

REG NO:

VYX 24

CHASSIS:

42172

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Unveiled at the April 1951 Frankfurt Motor Show, the BMW 501 was priced at 15,000DM which was not only four times the average German salary at the time but also rather more than archrival Mercedes-Benz was charging for its equally new 220 model. Penned in-house by Peter Szymanowski, the Bavarian machine’s extravagantly curvaceous steel bodywork soon saw it nicknamed the ‘Barockengel’ (Baroque Angel). Based on a brand-new perimeter frame chassis featuring independent front suspension, four-wheel drum brakes and a type of rack and pinion steering, the luxury saloon was powered by a 1971cc straight-six OHV engine allied to four-speed manual transmission. Reputedly capable of 84mph and praised by the contemporary press for its comfort levels, the BMW proved a slow seller with just 2,125 examples of the initial 501 variant being made between 1952 and 1954. The presence of numerous period BMW Car Club Bulletin magazines and an invoice for new seals and fuses which were apparently despatched to a Mr John Knowles suggest that chassis 42172 has been in the UK for nigh on sixty years. Acquired by its previous keeper as a restoration project in 1990, the 501 doubtless benefited from his ownership of a firm specialising in the fabrication of commercial vehicle bodies. Entrusted to renowned Bristol and pre-WW2 BMW specialist TT Workshops Ltd for an engine overhaul in 1999-2000 and a gearbox refurbishment during 2002, the saloon started readily and ran well during our recent photography session. Pleasingly retaining a host of original details including its headlining-mounted clock, passenger grab handle, rear ashtray and ‘Baroque Angel’ steering wheel centre, ‘VYX 24’ now presents as an older restoration. A rare sight in Germany and hen’s teeth scarce here in the UK, this voluptuous 501 is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, instruction manual, period brochure, maintenance diagram, copy TT Workshops bills, sundry other paperwork and fresh MOT certificate.

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1972 Mercedes 250

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Single family ownership until 2018 and 16,600 miles from new ESTIMATE:

£15,000 - £18,000*

REG NO:

GKL 245L

CHASSIS:

11401122025370

Introduced in 1968, Mercedes-Benz’s ‘New Generation’ W114/115 models (otherwise known as the /8 series) were intended to attract new buyers to the marque and hence broaden its customer base. Typically well-engineered, they featured all-round, independent coil-sprung suspension and four-wheel disc brakes together with revised manual and four-speed automatic transmissions. Towards the upper end of the W114 range, the 250 was powered by a 2778cc SOHC six-cylinder engine that developed some 128bhp and 159lbft of torque. Reputedly capable of 109mph, the Stuttgart factory’s legendary build quality helped make it a strong sales success. Described as ‘a truly outstanding example with serious concours potential’, ‘GKL 245L’ is warranted to have covered just 16,600 miles from new. A real ‘timewarp’ machine, it was in single family ownership (father and son) until being acquired by the vendor during 2018. Finished in White with contrasting Green MB-Tex upholstery, the four-door saloon is rated by the seller as being in ‘very good’ (bodywork, paintwork, automatic gearbox, electrical equipment, engine) or ‘excellent’ (interior trim) condition. Retaining its factory-fitted M130 2.8 litre straight-six powerplant there can be few – if any – comparable UK-supplied W114 cars left. Said to be ‘a car that very much speaks for itself’, this extraordinary Mercedes-Benz is offered for sale with original book pack comprising its service book, owner’s manual and warranty card etc.

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1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible ESTIMATE:

£16,000 - £20,000*

REG NO:

F356 EVG

CHASSIS:

SAJJNADW3DA156679

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Launched in 1975, Jaguar’s XJ-S was designed to seamlessly blur borders rather than blast down back roads and was equipped with automatic transmission as standard. Though, when fed the quoted 295bhp and 318lbft of torque developed by a post 1981 H.E. (high efficiency) 5.3 litre V12 engine, this still resulted in a claimed top speed of 150mph and 0-60mph in less than eight seconds. Introduced at the 1988 Geneva Motor Show, the long awaited full convertible version featured a reinforced floorpan, frameless doors and sophisticated electric hood (complete with heated glass rear window). Underpinned by the same all-round independent coilsprung suspension and power assisted rack and pinion steering as its fixed head coupe siblings, the soft-top came with anti-lock brakes as standard. Priced at some £40,000, a waiting list was quick to form. Finished in the handsome combination of Arctic Blue Metallic with Dark Blue leather upholstery, chassis 156679 was supplied new by Stratstone of Mayfair to the Battersea-based Edwards Furniture Galleries. Fifteen stamps in the accompanying service book (mostly main dealer) help warrant the current odometer reading of 67,000 miles. Migrating from London to Norfolk during 1995, the Convertible was retailed by Mann Egerton (Jaguar) of Norwich two years later complete with a warranty; their number plates and rear window sticker still adorn the car. Kept garaged on a Norfolk estate with occasional exercise around the grounds between 2010 and 2020 while its previous (fourth) owner’s health sadly deteriorated, the XJ-S has since been recommissioned. Expensively treated to a new mohair hood in the recent past, the two-seater remains highly presentable. Starting readily and running well during our recent photography session, ‘F356 EVG’ is described by the vendor as being in ‘very good / excellent overall’ condition with regards to its V12 engine, automatic transmission, electrical equipment, bodywork, paintwork and interior trim. He adds that the Convertible is ‘an excellent driver’. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, book pack, sundry paperwork and fresh MOT certificate.

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1959 Peerless GT II

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One of Only 325 Peerless’ Made ESTIMATE:

£25,000 - £30,000*

REG NO:

647 GBH

CHASSIS:

GT2/00111

Manufacture of the Peerless launched in 1958; a very capable car, with room for a family and its luggage, whilst being good for a top speed of over 110mph. Despite being priced at a relatively affordable £1,500, sales in this niche market were limited - the same money buying a Jaguar 2.4-litre saloon. Nevertheless, a solitary Peerless entered the 1958 Le Mans 24-Hours finishing in a highly creditable 16th place. With only 325 examples thought to have been manufactured, this Italianate GT has always appealed to lovers of rare and limited production cars. 647 GBH was manufactured in 1959 and first registered to a Mr Leslie Helier Cody of Kensington, the son of Samuel Franklin Leslie Cody - a member of No 41 Squadron Royal Flying Corps during WW1 and grandson of the world-famous ‘Col’ S. F. Cody, circus performer and aeroplane maker. Fitted with the 1991cc straightfour engine mated to a four-speed overdrive manual transmission, the car was originally finished in Grey but now presents in the attractive colour scheme of Pale Yellow with Grey interior. Passing through two subsequent keepers in its first three years, it was subsequently acquired by the fourth owner in whose hands it remained until the 1980s. Entering the previous (Peerless Register member) ownership in 2003 following long-term storage, 647 GBH was subject to a body-off restoration which was completed in 2014. Purchased by the vendor in 2019, it has since benefitted from engine servicing, new rear brake shoes and much further remediation work in 2021 to the cost of c.£960. We understand the speedometer stopped working between the 2020 and 2021 MOTs when the recorded mileage was 93,849 miles. The history file comprises the original buff logbook, past MOTs and invoices, original owners’ manual and current V5C.

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1966 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII

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Just One owner from new ESTIMATE:

£50,000 - £60,000*

REG NO:

T.B.A

CHASSIS:

HBJ838058

Please note: The registration plate shown is not included in the sale An extremely rare find in having been enjoyed by just one owner from new, this desirable UK home market Healey 3000 registers 98,083 miles and is finished in its original shade of blue. Purchased new in 1966 from University Motors, London, it was originally registered ‘LYT353D’ as shown on the accompanying copy of its original logbook and used as everyday transport. Retaining its original panels, it has been more recently registered under a cherished mark which is not included in the sale. Recent expenditure in April 2021 includes renewed rear brake cylinders, replacement of a brake hose, bleeding of the braking system and an MoT test. An anti-roll bar bracket was also fitted to the off-side front. The invoice for this work is contained in the history file in addition to an original driver’s handbook, workshop manual and a collection of invoices. A one owner example is most unusual to find these days and aspiring owners of this iconic model should not be disappointed with the car we are pleased to present here. The vendor currently grades the engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘Good’. The 3000 MKI was introduced in March 1959, powered by a 2912cc version of BMC’s C-Series straight-six developing some 124bhp and 167lbft of torque, and could be had in two-seater (BN7) or 2+2 seater (BT7) configurations. Progressively improved through MKII and MKIIa guises, the arrival of the ultimate MKIII BJ8 came in October 1963. Boasting a centre console, proper convertible hood, wood veneer dashboard, redesigned exhaust system and wind-up windows, the 2+2 seater BJ8 proved a comfortable and fast grand tourer. With engine output boosted to 148bhp and 165lbft of torque thanks to a new camshaft and better valve springs etc, its reputed 124mph top speed was accessed via a four-speed manual gearbox.

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1970 Chevrolet C10 Pick-Up

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ESTIMATE: £11,000 - £13,000* REG NO: EGU 681H

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ESTIMATE: £22,000 - £26,000* CHASSIS: C5140A150513

C/K is a series of trucks that were manufactured by General Motors from the 1960 to 2002 model years. Marketed by both the Chevrolet and GMC divisions, the C/K series encompassed a wide range of vehicles. While most associated with pickup trucks, the model line also included chassiscab trucks and medium-duty trucks and served as the basis for GM full-size SUVs. Through its entire production, the model line competed directly against the Ford F-Series and the Dodge D series (later the Dodge Ram pickup). Launched in the fall of 1959, the 1960 model year introduced a new body style of a light pick-up truck that featured many firsts. Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. The cab was modified for 1964, with the elimination of the “wraparound” windshield and a new front grille design, along with various interior changes, while retaining the original design on the body. Manufactured in 1970 this Chevrolet C10 was supplied new to America and is understood to have resided in Texas for much of its life until it was imported into the UK in 2017. Finished in White paintwork with complimentary Red interior upholstery and a Red ‘bed’, the Chevrolet is fitted with the original six-cylinder engine mated to the three-speed ‘on-the-tree’ manual transmission. Accompanied by a small selection of invoices, a past MOT certificate, and a current V5C.

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1963 Jaguar MKII 3.8

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REG NO: XMR 238A

CHASSIS: 231414DN

Manufactured on 12th August 1963 and finished in blue with grey interior this desirable manual overdrive 3.8 Mk2 was sold new by Henlys London. In the current ownership since 2003 it features a conversion to run on unleaded petrol and is described as being in “good” condition as regards its bodywork, paintwork, engine, transmission and interior. Finished in its original shade of blue the car is accompanied by a Heritage Certificate, original owner’s wallet with handbook and a large collection of invoices together with old MoTs and tax discs. Featuring notably slimmer roof pillars than its MKI forebear, the immortal Jaguar MKII was as airy on the inside as it was elegant on the outside. Its monocoque bodyshell was equipped with independent coil-sprung front suspension and a well located live rear axle. The model could be specified with a 2.4, 3.4 or 3.8-litre version of Jaguar’s race-proved, DOHC inline, six-cylinder XK engine. The interior was quintessentially British with its sumptuous leather-covered seats, polished wood facia and door cappings, comprehensive instrumentation and impressive row of auxiliary toggle switches. Equipped with the 220bhp 3.8-litre engine, the Jaguar was reputedly capable of sprinting to 60mph in 8.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 125mph. Some 30,141 3.8s were produced between 1959 and 1967.


1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

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NO RESERVE* REG NO: LXT 20

1989 Royale Sabre

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ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £15,000* CHASSIS: WME3

According to its accompanying chassis cards, this Mulliner-bodied 7/8 seater Enclosed Limousine (chassis WME 3) was originally finished in Black/Beige with Tan leather upholstery. It was supplied new to Godfrey Davis Ltd of 7 Eccleston Street, London SW1, being delivered on 4th April 1951 and registered under the mark ‘LXT 20’. One of only 19 examples thought to have been built to this design, it is unusual in having a near-side mounted spare wheel carrier. Other special features fitted were a roof-mounted detachable luggage rack, export type bumpers, radio with separate speaker, white-sided tyres and an 18” steering wheel. Today the car presents in White with Red interior whilst still riding on whitewall tyres. Resident in America since approximately the 1990s, the car was reimported to the UK by the vendor in 2014. Since returning to these shores, it has benefited from a gearbox overhaul (2015/16), a brake overhaul by AB Classics of Peterborough and an engine inspection by Andrew Baldwin which included replacement of the fuel pump with a Jaguar unit. Following this mechanical recommissioning it is now offered for sale as a part-completed restoration project and is accompanied by a copy handbook.

REG NO: G942 BBM

CHASSIS: RS1297021

The Royale Motor Co was founded by one of the UK’s foremost kit car design talents, John Barlow, in 1990. His second model, the Sabre appeared in 1994. This was a sporty two-seater convertible with the chassis and drive technology of the Ford Scorpio or Sierra. Completed in June 1999, ‘G942 BBM’ was created as a homage to the Delahaye 135M Cabriolet and was initially based on a 1989 Ford Sierra 2.0 GL with 5spd manual gearbox and features 2 pack polyurethane acrylic paint with flexible additives to reduce crazing. The vehicle received further improvements in November 2000 with the use of parts from a 1990 Ford Sierra GLS including a DOHC injected engine, power steering and all-round disc brakes. ‘G942 BBM’ has recently benefited from the radiator being re-cored in May 2021 and is offered alongside 3 folders of documentation including build instructions, wiring diagrams, spare parts list and invoices totalling over £15,000. In addition, the vehicle is registered as a Royale Convertible on the V5 document, which also shows just 2 former keepers. The vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission and gearbox and interior trim all as ‘Very Good.’

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1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Owen Sedanca ThreePosition Drophead Coupe

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Coachwork by Gurney Nutting ESTIMATE:

£50,000 - £60,000*

REG NO:

AUV 980

CHASSIS:

GZL61

The London coachbuilder J. Gurney Nutting & Co Ltd’s luring of designer A.F. McNeil away from the shipbuilder Cunard was instrumental in it being appointed ‘Motor Body Builders to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ during 1931. Possessed of a fabulous sense of proportion and a real eye for detail, McNeil penned some of the 1930s most elegant coachwork for RollsRoyce, Bentley and even Duesenberg chassis. Reputedly built to the specifications of London Rolls-Royce dealer Captain H.R. Owen, his so-called ‘Owen Sedanca’ design for the RollsRoyce 20/25 chassis was a case in point. Singularly graceful, it attracted commissions from the likes of King George V’s three sons and Prince Ali Khan, the husband of film star Rita Hayworth. One of just twenty-two Rolls-Royce 20/25s to be clothed with Gurney Nutting’s highly prized Owen Sedanca coachwork, chassis GLZ61 was supplied new to Mrs G. Hamilton for touring usage. Little is known of the Three-Position Drophead Coupe’s subsequent history before its re-emergence in Louisiana during the 1980s. Repatriated by Martin Sargeant of the renowned marque specialist Sargeants of Gourdhurst, the 20/25 has been in the current ownership since August 1994. Looked after by Martin and then his sons until the company that bore their name stopped trading, the Rolls-Royce is said to ‘run and drive very well’. Recently recommissioned after five years’ dry storage, ‘AUV 980’ is described thus by the seller: ‘The car “scrubs up well” but would benefit from remedial renovation work. The paint work is cracked in places, due to over painting, with the odd bit of flaking. The interior is rather tired with the leather on the cushions of the front seats needing recovering. Rear leather work is intact’. A rare opportunity to acquire one of the most sought-after preWW2 ‘small’ Rolls-Royces ever made. Offered for sale with V5 Registration Document, copy RREC build records and ‘lots of invoices for servicing and some repair work’.

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1979 Austin Morris Mini 95 Pick-Up

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The best we have ever seen ESTIMATE:

£22,000 - £26,000*

REG NO:

FVO 26V

CHASSIS:

XKU1-652168A

Introduced in January 1961, the Mini Panel Van was based around the same stretched platform as its Pick-Up sibling. Similarly exempt from sales tax as a commercial vehicle, it sported a pressed steel grille, sliding windows and external door hinges throughout its twenty-one year production life. Initially powered by an 848cc four-cylinder, it could be specified with the more powerful 998cc engine from 1967 onwards (both A-series units being mated to the same four-speed manual transmission). Updated in late 1978 as the ‘Mini 95’ - its gross weight was 0.94 tons - the Panel Van was dropped from the range just four years later. Benefiting from a four-inch longer wheelbase, taller rear suspension turrets and under floor fuel tanks, the Pick-Up / Panel Van derivatives were arguably even more fun to drive than their saloon equivalents. The nicest Mini 95 Pick-Up we have thus far encountered, ‘FVO 26V’ was purchased by the vendor in December 2010 with the intention of using it as a paddock vehicle to support his race team at the Goodwood Revival. However, by the time that marque specialist Williams Minis of Peterborough had finished refurbishing it the seller had refocused his competition activities on modern GT4 events. As such, the diminutive commercial has barely been driven since completion. Kept in dry storage, the threat of rain meant that we were almost denied permission to photograph it outside! Riding on wide-rim steel wheels shod with 165/70 R10 Falken tyres, the Mini 95 comes with a brand-new tonneau cover and all the appropriate fixings which has yet to be installed (plus the old one as a pattern). Thus, a new owner has the choice of drilling the sides of the Pick-Up bed or fitting a canvas tilt instead. Offered for sale at a fraction of what its restoration would cost today, ‘FVO 26V’ is worthy of close inspection. Accompanying paperwork includes a V5C Registration Document and wealth of invoices.

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ESTIMATE:

£26,000 - £30,000*

REG NO:

D316 FRF

CHASSIS:

WDB1070412A053432

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The ultimate six-cylinder derivative of Mercedes-Benz’s renowned R107-series, the 300SL was introduced at the September 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show. Equipped with Bosch KE-Jetronic fuelinjection, its in-line SOHC M103 2962cc engine developed some 177bhp and 188lbft of torque (outputs sufficient for a reputed 125mph top speed). Sharing the same two-door monocoque bodyshell, all-round independent coil-sprung suspension and power-assisted steering as its V8 brethren it proved notably more fuel efficient. Fitted with four-speed automatic transmission as standard, it further benefited from improved anti-corrosion treatment and ABS brakes. Only in production between 1985 and 1989, just 13,443 300SLs are thought to have been despatched worldwide. Built to order number 0653774767 during July 1986, chassis 053432 was finished in Arctic White with Black / Anthracite cloth upholstery. A desirable late model 300SL, it left the Stuttgart factory with ABS brakes, rear seats, electric windows and a Black soft-top. The accompanying service book shows that the Mercedes-Benz passed its pre-delivery inspection on 25th September 1986 and has been maintained at 997, 3,026, 5,176, 11,136, 16,242, 20,842, 22,461, 35,011, 48,893, 52,103, 56,327, 59,755, 65,745, 69,892, 72,554, 73,399, 75,012 and 75,269 miles (the last service being carried out in December 2020). Warranted to have covered some 75,400 miles from new, the last 10,000 miles have seen the 2+2-seater treated to a new radiator core, water pump and distributor plus the replacement of its valve stem oil seals. Starting readily upon inspection and running well during our recent photography session, ‘D316 FRF’ remains highly presentable. Riding on correct type alloy wheels, this stylish R107 is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, owner’s manual, service book, MOT certificate valid until August 2022, old MOTs dating back to 1989 and various service invoices dating back to 1990.

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1977 Triumph Stag

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Just 27,450 Miles From New ESTIMATE:

£12,000 - £14,000*

REG NO:

URH 949R

CHASSIS:

LD42468A

Stylish, fast, and practical, the Stag began life as a Triumph 2000-based styling exercise by Italian carrossier Giovanni Michelotti. A 2+2 convertible, Michelotti’s design featured a quadlamp grille and sculpted front and rear ends, the latter destined to appear on many future Triumphs. By the time production commenced in 1970, the 2000’s six-cylinder engine had been replaced by a 3-liter V8 based on an overhead-camshaft four later to power the Dolomite range - already being produced by Triumph for SAAB. A padded, ‘T’-shaped roll bar bracing the door pillars and windscreen was one of the Stag’s most distinctive features, and the model could be had in soft-top, hardtop, or softwith-hardtop forms. MotorSport described the Stag’s interior as, ‘well-appointed, having all the usual instrumentation one would expect in a high-performance car.’ Supplied new in February 1977 to Mardon Trailers Ltd (by agents Armstrong-Massey), the Triumph Stag here on offer was specified in Tahiti Blue and complimented by beige interior trim. Upgraded to manual transmission early in its life, the Stag was used extremely sparingly by its five former custodians, covering only 27000 miles over the following four decades. Appearing to have been off the road for a period in the 1980s, the car was reregistered when records were digitized, with the VRM changing from ‘SKH 533R’ to ‘URH 949R’. Passing into the hands of our vendor’s late husband in August 2018 (via marque specialist Warren Kasraie), the Stag was treated to routine maintenance whilst in his care and a rebuild of the transmission at a cost exceeding £1500.00. Benefiting from a Kenlowe fan, the factoryfitted V8 engine started readily during our recent photography session and remained untemperamental with good indicated oil pressure. Offered for sale with an enviable history file comprising the car’s original purchase receipt, stamped factory ‘Passport to Service’ book, and various MOT certificates dating back to 1990.

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1973 De Tomaso Pantera

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The Egginton Special’ ESTIMATE:

£60,000 - £70,000*

REG NO:

VNP 653L

CHASSIS:

THPNUY04621

Given the renown his company would achieve for balancing race engine crankshafts (especially in NASCAR), it is perhaps no surprise that the first owner of chassis THPNUY04621 Trevor Wilkinson of Wilkinson Dynamic Balancing – enhanced its performance capabilities. Taking delivery from Modena Concessionaires Ltd of London on May 3rd, 1973, he kept the modified De Tomaso for seven years before selling it to Worcestershire businessman Richard Egginton. A keen amateur racing driver who later campaigned various Porsches and remains a director of G.V. Racing Limited, Mr. Egginton initially used the Pantera in hill climbs and the occasional race event. He then decided to take things more seriously and uprated the two-seater accordingly. The front air dam, rear wing, side skirts and bulging wheel arches all followed ‘Group 4’ practice allowing the fitment of wider Compomotive split-rim alloy wheels/tyres. A separately adjustable dual-circuit braking system was added as were new upgraded suspension components and Koni adjustable shock absorbers. Entrusted to original owner Trevor Wilkinson for further development, the Ford Cleveland 351ci (5.8 litre) engine exhaled via a bespoke ‘bundle of snakes’ exhaust balanced to the firing order with each port mated 180 degrees to its paired cylinder. Remaining in situ today, this intricate system necessitated the removal of the air-conditioning unit. The fuel tank was relocated to the front boot with its place being taken by an oil cooler radiator and pump (an added bonus being improved weight distribution). A competition clutch linked the ZF five-speed transaxle to the firebreathing V8 and a high-speed water pump supposedly prevented cavitation above 6,000rpm! Still in motorsport guise when the vendor acquired it during 2012, chassis THPNUY04621 had been partially dismantled and not turned a wheel in over twenty years. Deciding to make the Pantera road legal once more, the seller called upon the assistance of De

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Tomaso clubs on both sides of the Atlantic, marque specialist Three-Point-Four and Track-V-Road. The Ford Cleveland 351ci engine was coaxed back into life relatively easily but found to be far too highly strung for street use. In trying to decide upon a suitable (milder) camshaft, the seller discovered that the V8 boasted 4V D1AE 1974 NASCAR cylinder heads (complete with 55cc combustion chambers), solid tappets, dished pistons and a 10.22:1 static compression ratio. Detuned somewhat in the interest of drivability, the mid-mounted powerplant was treated to the following new components: Crane 284 duration camshaft, Cloyes TruRoller chain set, Summit Racing 750cfm carburettor (with electric choke and annular boosters), Edelbrock Four Plane RPM Performer intake manifold (gas flowed from carburettor to valves, etc), Petronix electronic ignition (distributor and coil) and Crane hydraulic tappets. A lighter clutch was installed with the flywheel being machined to suit and a custom-made clutch operating stop and pull back mechanism added. The latter enables the clutch to release properly (a known Pantera weakness). The clutch master cylinder was renewed as were the brakes and brake pipes. The steering rack was rejuvenated and the front wishbones modified to improve self-centering. Bushes were replaced and a full check of the steering and suspension geometries was carried out. ‘Pop up’ headlights were reinstated albeit using a more reliable Toyota Supra mechanism. The interior was retrimmed in leather (using repurposed Ford Sierra Cosworth seats) and fresh tyres fitted all round (245/40 front and 345/35 rear).

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Any UK-supplied, right-hand drive Pantera is a rare car. However, ‘VNP 653L’ is made unique by its intriguing back story and competition modifications. Worthy of close inspection, this outlandish De Tomaso would surely grace any collection of Italian exotica. As anyone who has tracked Iso Grifo prices in recent years will know, interest in Italian-American hybrids is on the rise.


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1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII ESTIMATE:

£130,000 - £150,000*

REG NO:

RKU 901

CHASSIS:

AM300/31818

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Presented in Aegean Metallic Blue with contrasting Blue Grey leather interior, ‘RKU 901’ was recovered by its current owner as a restoration project from a garden in Sefton Park, Liverpool during November 1990, where it had laid for some time. Following acquisition, the car was extensively restored over a period of ten years by reputable specialists Stamper Aston Martin and Chris Shenton Engineering, with the paint being completed by Williams Autos. ‘RKU 901’ was finished just in time for the Highland Millenium Jog, which it completed with the only hiccup being a puncture. Over the subsequent twenty-one years, the current owner has competed in a number of rallies, notably the Centenary European Tour in 2013, where ‘RKU 901’ celebrated 100 years of the marque by driving through the Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes with approximately 50 other Aston Martins. The car features power-assisted disc brakes and overdrive as per its original 1959 specification but had an earlier type 2922cc VB6H DB2/4 engine fitted during its refurbishment. Included with the vehicle is an impressive amount of documentation, including nearly £80,000 in invoices dating back as far as 1970, MOTs dating back to 1973, a photographic history of the car when collected, during restoration and once completed. As well as the original logbook and continuation book, we can also see a copy of the original bill of sale, which shows that ‘RKU 901’ was delivered on 14th April 1959 to a Miss M. LA. Strickland of Whitwell, York. Originally manufactured in Elusive Blue with Blue Grey Connoly leather interior, the car was interestingly specified with unusual factory optional extras including thick pads on the pedals and a panoramic mirror. This is thought to be due to Miss Strickland’s small stature, specified so she could reach the pedals and see around her. The first Aston Martin to be driven by James Bond in an Ian Fleming novel, the DB MKIII was launched at the Geneva Salon in March 1957. Sporting a new radiator grille that echoed the styling of its illustrious DB3S racing sibling, it retained the same

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basic structure as its DB2 and DB2/4 predecessors. Thus, its aluminium bodywork clothed an advanced square-section tubular spaceframe equipped with independent front suspension (a sophisticated trailing link, coil sprung set-up tempered by an anti-roll bar) and a coil-sprung ‘live’ rear axle (located via Panhard rod assisted radius arms). Redesigned by the brilliant Tadek Marek, its 2922cc dohc straight-six cylinder engine gained a new block assembly, crankshaft, camshafts and manifolds. Reputed

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to develop some 162bhp and 180lbft of torque, it was mated to a four-speed manual gearbox as standard. Available in saloon or drophead coupe guises (with the exception of a few bespoke notchback fixed head coupes), Autocar found one capable of 119mph and 0-60mph in 9.3seconds. Initially an option, Girling front disc brakes were soon standardised throughout the range. Just 551 Mark IIIs were built between 1957 and 1959.


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1951 Daimler DB18 Special Sports

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Subject to a Comprehensive Restoration and Award Winner Since ESTIMATE:

£35,000 - £40,000*

REG NO:

443 YUY

CHASSIS:

59035

One of only 500-or-so of these elegant and refined Special Sports roadsters to have been completed with Barker & Co. coachwork, this example was manufactured in 1951. Fitted with the 2522cc overhead-valve straight-six engine mated to a pre-selector 3-speed gearbox and overdrive. ‘443 YUY’ is finished in the attractive colour scheme of maroon over grey paintwork with complementary red leather to the upholstery. The Drophead Coupe has a recorded mileage of just 83,549 miles (at time of consignment) which is thought, but not warranted, to be genuine. Previously in longterm ownership from 1974 to 2009, it is understood the car spent that entire period in storage off the road. Acquired as a project by the previous custodian in 2009, ‘443 YUY’ was subsequently the subject of a painstakingly extensive restoration of virtually every component and is now without question one of the finest we have ever encountered. The exhaustive works included a comprehensive engine overhaul, gearbox fettling by a pre-selector specialist, differential overhaul, suspension restoration (including set up to original specification using the latest computerised equipment) together with recommissioning of the instruments, while the entire interior trim and wiring loom were renewed, and flashing indicators fitted together with a stainless-steel exhaust. The bodywork, paintwork and ash frame repairs were carried out by PF Autos of Staffordshire. The winner of ‘Best Car’ in the 2018 Lancashire Automobile Club’s Manchester to Blackpool run and ‘Best Barker-bodied Car’ in the Northern Daimler Rally at Newby Hall in 2018, ‘443 YUY’ comes complete with its original tool kit. Offered with a substantial history file that comprises original sale literature, spare parts catalogue and handbook, two CD-discs of restoration pictures, a full box-file of invoices relating to the restoration, other sundry paperwork and a current V5C. Certainly worthy of close inspection!

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1995 MG RV8

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Understood to have covered just c.20,000 miles from new ESTIMATE:

£18,000 - £22,000*

REG NO:

M790 TAB

CHASSIS:

SARRAWBMBMG001255

Launched at the 1992 Birmingham Motor Show, the RV8 signaled MG’s return to the open sports car market. Just as the Cobra grew out of the less muscular AC Ace, so the RV8 evolved from the immortal MGB Roadster (hence the car’s ‘Project Adder’ development code). Built around a thoroughly re-engineered and neatly restyled version of its predecessor’s monocoque bodyshell, it was powered by a 3948cc V8 engine that developed some 190bhp and 318Nm of torque. Said to be capable of 135mph and 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds, the adoption of telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bars all around brought a notable improvement in handling. Trimmed to a high standard, its inviting interior boasted leather upholstery and rich wood veneers. Just 307 of the 1,982 cars made were UK-supplied (the majority going to retro hungry Japan). This RV8 was originally registered overseas and is understood to have covered less than 20,000 miles from new. Finished in BRG with beige leather, it benefits from the fitment of Spax adjustable front struts, Hoyle independent rear suspension, and a battery isolator switch. Imported to the UK in 2005 and clearly the subject of much previous expenditure, this collectible MG comes with Swansea V5C and is expected to possess a fresh MoT by the time of sale.

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1959 Triumph TR3A

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Family owned since c.1975 ESTIMATE:

£28,000 - £32,000*

REG NO:

3435 DA

CHASSIS:

TS59031

Triumph’s TR series began with the unveiling of a prototype (retrospectively called the TR1) at the 1952 London Motor Show. Trials revealed poor handling, however, and the design was not progressed and the new, much improved TR2 was launched the following year. Its two-seater body was mounted on a substantial separate chassis, while suspension was independent by coil springs at the front and live axle hung on leaf springs at the rear. The TR3 of 1955 was a direct evolution of the TR2. With it came minor styling revisions, a slight hike in power and the options of an occasional rear seat and bolt-on steel hard top. In 1956 the front brakes were changed from drum to disc units. The final iteration, the TR3A, appeared in 1957. It was instantly recognisable by its wider front grille, exterior door handles and lockable boot handle. It continued in production until 1962, by which time 58,236 are said to have been built. Contemporary road tests achieved 0-60mph acceleration times of some 11.5 seconds and a mean top speed of a whisker under 110mph. Finished in Red with Black upholstery and a Black hood, this very smart TR3A has been in the current family ownership since c.1975 and is believed to have covered 99,200 miles from new. Subject to an extensive restoration which was completed in 2009, the accompanying paperwork indicates that all areas were addressed including the engine, gearbox, body tub, panels, suspension, brakes, interior and weather equipment not to mention the fitment of Minilite-style alloy wheels. Offered with pre- and postrestoration photographs, collection of club magazines, original owner’s manual, old MOT’s back to 1991 at 98,346 and a large collection of invoices. A reluctant sale of a much-loved example.

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1973 JPS 356 A Coupe Evocation ESTIMATE:

£28,000 - £32,000*

REG NO:

BRZ 353

CHASSIS:

1132038724

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Porsche’s immortal 356 has spawned numerous evocations over the years and good ones offer a sublime mix of period looks with trusty mechanicals and excellent performance depending on their specification. JPS Motorsports of San Marcos, California, have so far produced over 400 examples of the iconic car in both Speedster and Coupe A form since founder John Steele built his first in 1992. Testament to the design and faith in the company’s products is evidenced by their offering a 12 month / 12,000-mile warranty on factory-built models. Utilising a reconditioned VW chassis clothed in hand laid steel reinforced fibreglass bodywork, their products are built to extremely high standards with very authentic looks. Numerous engine options are offered using both VW and Subaru mechanicals. This Cream left-hand drive coupe is understood to be powered by a 1776cc VW unit which is described as being “Excellent” with “no oil leaks” allied to a four-speed manual transmission. Riding on 15-inch wheels it benefits from a leather interior with air-conditioning and a CD player. Imported to the UK in 2013, the car has been with the vendor since early 2019 although it was known to him since 2015 and is only being offered for sale due to lack of use having only covered some 80 miles whilst in his ownership and currently displays just 950 miles. Recently treated to a gearbox overhaul for which an invoice is on file ‘BRZ353’ is now said to run “very well” with a “nice smooth” gearchange. Said to turn heads wherever it goes this convincing looking and unusual coupe evocation is sure to create much interest and is worthy of the closest inspection.

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1978 Maserati Merak SS ESTIMATE:

£60,000 - £70,000*

REG NO:

TAO 993S

CHASSIS:

AM122/AUS2288

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Manufactured in January 1978 and supplied new to America, chassis 2288 is understood to be one of just 312 Merak SS cars to be fitted with the ‘Bora dashboard’. Resident in New York State for a time, the 2+2-seater was imported to the UK by the vendor during 2020. Unhappy with the car’s aesthetics, he had it repainted from Silver to Maserati Dark Blue metallic and the cumbersome ‘5mph impact’ bumpers replaced with chrome Bora ones. Looking decidedly cleaner as a result, ‘TAO 993S’ has had its appearance further enhanced with discrete LED indicators and running lights. The Black leather upholstery was thoroughly cleaned and is complemented by new carpets and hard to find Maserati floor mats.

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Mechanically checked over and serviced, chassis 2288 pleasingly retains its factory-fitted powerplant which sits within a beautifully detailed engine bay. Commenting that this stunning Merak SS ‘runs and drives as you would expect’, the vendor adds that it represents ‘an opportunity to drive away in a superb, matching numbers car’ Introduced at the October 1972 Paris Motor Show, the Maserati Merak (Tipo 122) was intended to rival the Ferrari Dino 246 and Lamborghini Urraco. Named after a star from the Ursa Major constellation, the compact 2+2 sportscar’s styling deliberately aped that of its Bora supercar sibling (both models being penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro). Based around a steel monocoque chassis equipped with all-round independent double-wishbone suspension, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes and rack and pinion steering, the Merak was powered by a longitudinally-mounted ‘quad-cam’ 2965cc V6 allied to a five-speed transaxle gearbox. Fed by triple Weber carburettors, the engine was credited with 190bhp and 188lbft of torque. Debuting at the 1975 Geneva Salon, the uprated SS variant not only boasted more power and torque (up to 217bhp/199lbft) but also a lower kerbweight.

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As such, the ‘Super Sport’ was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds and 155mph. Praised by the contemporary motoring press with Motor magazine observing that: ‘Performance and handling are the raison d’être of a mid-engined sports car, and the Merak’s astounding cornering power is a match for its straight-line punch,’ the diminutive Maserati remained on the market until 1983 by which time some 1,817 examples had been made (including 970 SS variants).


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1984 Jaguar XJ-SC 3.6 Burberry Special Edition ESTIMATE:

£12,000 - £14,000*

REG NO:

JAG 542Y

CHASSIS:

SAJJNACC7CC116005

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According to the International Jaguar XJ-SC Register, chassis 116005 is one of just fifteen examples which were factory finished in Silver Sand Metallic. Furthermore, we believe it to be one of only two cars that were acquired by Burberry for use in their period marketing (though, some sources suggest there were three). Road registered as ‘B555 ENP’ and ‘B777 ENP’ respectively, the Silver Sand and Sapphire Blue Cabriolets had their leather and walnut interiors augmented with Beige and Blue versions of the fashion house’s iconic check fabric before appearing in a series of advertisements promoting the ‘Burberry Look’. An accompanying service book includes a stamp from Burberrys Ltd in March 1987 at 3,986 miles and the two-seater had only covered 30,000 miles by the time its last (fourth) register keeper – Colin Craig – took possession from HR Owen Jaguar during May 1997. Re-registered as ‘JAG 542Y’ the following year, the XJ-SC was laid-up in 2005. Scroll forward seven years and Mr Craig decided to donate the car to his local Rotary Club who in turn tasked the Basingstoke College of Technology’s Automotive department with restoring it prior to a sale for charity. Renowned XJ-S specialist KWE identified a list of necessary works which were then undertaken by BCoT’s staff and students. As well as a complete respray, the two-seater had its rear axle assembly refurbished, rear brakes replaced, front upper ball joints / coil springs renewed and Targa panels restitched. It also benefited from a new rear Perspex window, fresh centre console wood trim, replacement rear bumper and ignition system overhaul (new distributor cap, rotor arm and HT leads) not to mention new cooling hoses and drive belts etc. With Harwood Jaguar contributing various new parts and access to specialist tools, the project was completed in 2015. Sparingly used over the past six years, ‘JAG 542Y’ now shows some 66,000 miles to its odometer. Highly presentable but not concours, this special Jaguar is expected to possess a fresh MOT certificate by the time of sale. Accompanying paperwork includes a book pack, assorted MOTs dating back to June 1993, several newspaper clippings and a photographic log of the restoration.

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1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupe ESTIMATE:

£38,000 - £45,000*

REG NO:

UN-REG

CHASSIS:

1S72344

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Believed but not warranted to have covered some 71,000 miles from new – a figure lent credence by the condition of what is thought to be its original Dark Blue leather upholstery – this decidedly handsome Series III Fixed Head Coupe has selfevidently been treated to much past restoration work including a total respray in Light Blue and the fitment of European specification bumpers front and rear. Pleasingly retaining its factory-fitted V12 engine allied to the preferred four-speed manual gearbox, the E-type was supplied new to America complete with the highly desirable option of air-conditioning (the latter remains in place and functions but needs optimising). NOVA’d with all relevant duties paid when imported by the vendor, the Jaguar has yet to be UK road registered but is expected to possess a fresh MOT certificate by the time of sale to go with its Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. Summed up by the seller as ‘a very nice, low mileage example’. Last of the line, the Jaguar E-type Series III was introduced in 1971. Longer, wider and more comfortable than its predecessors, the newcomer blurred the lines between sportscar and grand tourer. Powered by a turbine-smooth all-alloy SOHC 5343cc V12 engine allied to either Jaguar four-speed manual or Borg Warner three-speed automatic transmission, the refined manner in which it performed (contemporary road tests spoke of 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds and 150mph) simply blew road testers away. Benefiting from a broader track, ventilated disc brakes, power-assisted rack and pinion steering and Lucas transistorised ignition, the Series III was visually distinguished by its ‘egg-crate’ grille, flared wheelarches and purposeful quad-exhaust pipes. Available in fixed-head coupe (2+2-seater) or roadster (2-seater) guises, it remained in volume production until 1974 (though, a special commemorative run of forty-nine black-painted roadsters was released the following year).

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1964 Triumph TR4

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The Subject of a Full ‘Body Off Chassis’ Photographic Restoration ESTIMATE:

£30,000 - £34,000*

REG NO:

APH 547B

CHASSIS:

CT9457

This delightful Triumph had a significant amount of time and financial investment carried out on her at the expense of the former custodian - commercial airline pilot and serial Triumph collector Peter Herzberg. ‘APH 547B’ was purchased in 1993 requiring much TLC and the services of respected Triumph TR2-6 specialists TR Bitz of Cheshire were utilised. John Sykes and his team set to work carrying out a full and comprehensive restoration during 1993 - 1995, with attention paid to all mechanical components and the aesthetics. A photographic album accompanies the car showing it at the various stages of the project and invoices supporting the enormous amount of work carried out are also evident. Purchased by the current owner and vendor through TR Bitz in the Summer of 1998, the Cheshire-based firm have been responsible for maintaining the roadster ever since, including most-recently the replacement of the clutch in 2020. Only offered for sale due to the purchase of a contemporary Porsche 911 Targa, ‘APH 457B’ has been stored within a heated garage since its purchase and used only sparingly for local events when the sun was shining. Despite the comprehensive restoration work having been carried out more than two decades ago, the vendor confirms the structural and mechanical condition to be excellent. Inside, the red leather interior compliments the exterior wonderfully and is also reported as being in excellent condition - a credit to the quality of the work carried out and fastidious mindset of the last two custodians. This 1962 right-hand drive example was one of just 2,592 built for the home market and retains its original registration number - it’s offered with a comprehensive history file that includes a V5C, large quantity of invoices and previous MOT certificates, a reprint owners manual and other sundry paperwork dating back to the late 1980s.

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1954 Mercedes-Benz 220 Saloon ESTIMATE:

£21,000 - £25,000*

REG NO:

141 HYX

CHASSIS:

187011-3503621

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Rare to find in the right-hand-drive specification, this 220 was originally supplied by Murkett Brothers of Cambridge to its first owner, Albert Harris Ltd of Medusa Mills, Stourbridge, in March 1954. An original invoice dated 9th March 1955 for the supply of spare 6V bulbs addressed to the company survives in the history file along with the original buff logbook. The car was kept until 1965 when it passed to a Peter Kidner of Oundle, Northants. After this, the ownership trail peters out but by 2003 it was known to be resident in Castleford, West Yorks. The owner sold it to classic car dealer D T Mathewson of Thornton Le Dale from whom it was acquired by Brian Pilkington in 2008. By this time, the car had been treated to a body restoration in 2001-2002 as evidenced by two accompanying photograph albums and in March 2011 it was featured in an issue of the Mercedes-Benz Owners’ Club magazine. This referred to its ‘exceptional condition’ and mentioned its various awards at local car events. Much work was also carried out on the engine in 2005 with parts sourced from Niemoller in Germany. Between 2009 and 2012 further mechanical works were undertaken including skimming the cylinder head, replacing the valves and head gasket, fitting new auto-lube pipes and unions, new timing chain and installation of a Weber DGAV carburetor in place of the old Solex which resulted in the car running smoothly. The interior was also retrimmed with new seat covers and carpets. It is estimated that some £7,000 was spent during this period. The car was subsequently sold at the Bonhams auction in Harrogate in November 2012 and acquired by an engineer who again stripped the engine to resolve a rough running problem and maintained the car to a high standard during his ownership before it was acquired by the vendor in 2014. Finished in Blue with a Blue leather interior it is now described as being in ‘very good overall condition and comes with a detailed history file, numerous invoices and old MoTs, copy parts manual and Swansea V5C. In essence a six-cylinder version of the 170S model, the 220 retained the chassis and rear suspension of the 170S but with modern double wishbone and coil springs at the front together with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. Its SOHC 2.2-liter engine produced some 80bhp allied to an allsynchromesh four-speed column change gearbox. Replaced by the Ponton after just three years of production, this is a rare survivor and even more so in UK-supplied righthand-drive configuration.

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1936 Ford 10 Model CX De Luxe Touring

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ESTIMATE: £11,000 - £13,000* REG NO: RD 7970

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ESTIMATE: £16,000 - £20,000* CHASSIS: C31174

The pretty convertible Touring version of the Ford Model ‘C’ joined the saloons in mid 1935. The 10hp tourer (hence the Ford 10 moniker) utilised the same 3 speed gearbox, body styling and panels as the saloon car. The 1172cc Touring used an enlarged version of the Model ‘Y’ side valve engine. Suspension was by the Ford system of transverse leaf springs and rigid axles, little changed since the Model T. The De Luxe Model “CX” tourer sold only 1795 cars before its demise on 1 March 1937. Understood to be just 1 of 6 to survive, it remains a very attractive car. ‘RD7970’ has been subject to an older restoration and was later subject to mechanical work in 2014 with the radiator overhauled in 2005. Accompanied by the original sales brochure, a collection of invoices, MoT certificates, original repair manual, and period logbook the Ford has been maintained by the current vendor since 2000. The subject of previous magazine features and articles in club publications ‘RD7970’ still retains its original registration number. The vendor currently grades the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission and interior trim all as ‘good’. A rare opportunity.

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1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0 ‘Hatchback’

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REG NO: 30 OXJ

CHASSIS: SAJJNAED3EJ189748

This unique XJS 4.0 features a professional conversion to a hatchback making it an even more practical grand tourer. The owner of the car was a Homologation Manager at Jaguar and had been intending to produce such a design since 1981. Starting in 2008 he spent two years studying the car to ensure his idea was safe and strong. The actual conversion was completed by Jaguar specialist James Sidwell Classic Cars involving 55 hours of labour. Constructed around an MGB GT rear screen, a high-level brake light is incorporated whilst the rear lid blends perfectly with the buttresses which are so intrinsic a feature of the bodywork. The car comes with a photographic record of the works and detailed drawings of the design. With some 119,500 miles recorded on its odometer, it registers five former keepers and has been subject to a previous overhaul of the braking system. The interior has also been retrimmed in Doeskin leather by GB Classic Trim who split the rear seats at the same time. Offered with its book pack, handbooks and service books (containing 20 stamps), cherished registration mark ’30 OXJ’ and an original set of four 16” Jaguar alloy wheels (the car now riding on 18” alloys) plus an MOT certificate into September 2022.


1973 BMW 3.0 CS

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ESTIMATE: £28,000 - £32,000* REG NO: FAJ 133L

1976 Mercedes 350 SL Subject to a recent £22,500 restoration

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ESTIMATE: £15,000 - £18,000* CHASSIS: 2212097

Introduced in 1968, the first of BMW’s legendary E9 Coupes – the 2800CS – featured an extremely elegant, Karmann-built body, luxurious interior, fully independent suspension, disc/drum brakes and power steering. A true grand tourer, it was supplanted by the 3.0CS and 3.0CSi during 1971. In CS guise, the silky-smooth six-cylinder engine had an output of 180bhp, which was sufficient to rush the handsome four-seater from 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds and on to a top speed of over 120mph. Production ran from 1971 to 1975, during which a total of 4,455 CSs vacated the production line, all of which were equipped with left-hand drive. Finished in Light Metallic Blue with Dark Blue velour upholstery, chassis 2212097 is understood to have spent most of its life in sunnier climes. Not UK road registered as ‘FAJ 133L’ until July 2018, the BMW is understood to be remarkably sound and original. Showing an unwarranted 37,000km (circa 23,200 miles) to its odometer, the 3.0 CS is described by the vendor as being in ‘excellent overall’ condition with regards to its factory-fitted engine, manual gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork.

REG NO: OLX 486P

CHASSIS: 10704322012430

Entrusted to the Highway Services Automotive Restoration Centre Ltd of Beeston in 2019, ‘OLX 486P’ was stripped to a bare shell. All rust spots were removed and new sections welded-in as necessary with some being fabricated. The bodywork was lead filled, etch primed, primed and finally repainted in its original colour. The brightwork was replaced as needed and the wheels refurbished. The 3.5 litre V8 engine was re-bored with new liners being added, the crankshaft was reground and fitted with new shells, new followers / piston rings / timing chains were installed, the cylinder heads were skimmed and had their valve stems / seals renewed. The whole engine was then reassembled with fresh gaskets and seals. The automatic gearbox was fettled, and the brakes and suspension overhauled. The interior was re-trimmed with new Blue cloth and leather and treated to a replacement soft-top. Finally, the Mercedes-Benz was given a full service and polished to a high standard. The total cost of the restoration including parts and labour was £22,500. Said to be ‘in regular use’ and to ‘drive as it should’, the 350SL is described by the vendor as being in ‘good overall’ condition. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document and paperwork file.

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1954 MG TF ESTIMATE:

£20,000 - £24,000*

REG NO:

KDN 248

CHASSIS:

HDC165681

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‘Of all the cars we have occasion to drive, there is one above all others which, by its every characteristic, clearly defines the term sportscar’ (Road & Track magazine on the MG TF, 1954). Last of the MG T-series line, the TF was introduced in October 1953. Although mechanically near identical to its TD predecessor, the provision of a raked radiator, revised wing line and faired-in headlamps lent it an altogether sleeker and sportier air. Powered by a revised version of the well-proven, four-cylinder XPAG engine but this time using larger valves, a higher compression ratio and twin SU 1.5in carburettors, the new model was reputedly capable of over 80mph. Equipped with both rack-and-pinion steering and independent coil-and-wishbone front suspension, it helped maintain the marque’s ‘Safety Fast’ reputation. Around 6200 TF1250s were made, followed by 3400 1500s. Riding on wider than standard wire wheels and sporting a purposeful leather rimmed steering wheel, chassis HDC16/5681 is accompanied by a laminated display sheet which declares that it was: ‘Raced in 1959 by Formula One World Champion Graham Hill at the Silverstone Circuit’. Sadly, there is nothing on file to support this claim. A home market car built on 20th May 1954, the twoseater was first registered in York as ‘KDN 248’. Belonging to Ian D. Wood Esq of neighbouring Strensall by August 1966, the MG then passed to fellow Yorkshire resident Dr Martin Prutton. Fitted with what is thought to be larger XPEG 1500cc engine at some stage and badged accordingly, the TF has self-evidently been the subject of an extensive past restoration. Purchased by the vendor as a gift for his wife but sparingly used over the past eight years, ‘KDN 248’ started readily and ran well during our recent photography session. Trimmed in Beige with matching full weather equipment, this appealing MG is offered for sale with V5C Registration document, continuation green logbook and sundry paperwork.

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1958 Citroen 2CV ESTIMATE:

£13,000 - £16,000*

REG NO:

735 UYO

CHASSIS:

472875

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“The most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car” (LJK Setright on the Citroen 2CV) The development of Citroën’s ever-charming Deux Chevaux dates back to 1936, ie a couple of years after the company had been rescued by Michelin. It was intended to motorise the large number of French farmers still relying on horses and carts, and it was research carried out amongst France’s largely rural population that determined the following unique design brief: a low-priced, rugged ‘umbrella on four wheels’ that would enable four peasants to drive 110lb of farm goods to market at 31mph in clogs and via muddy, unpaved roads; including transporting eggs across a ploughed field without breaking them. Production was delayed by WWII, but began in 1948, following which 3,872,583 2CVs were manufactured via 11 factories across the world (including one in Slough, England) between 1948 and 1990, by when the ageing design had been defeated by contemporary legislation. According to a handwritten note on file this remarkable 2CV was resident in Porto from new until 2016 when it relocated to the UK. Further understood to have spent over thirty-five years on display in a Citroen dealership, the vendor feels there is a possibility that the 9,600km shown on its odometer may represent the total covered from new. Self-evidently cherished throughout its life, the current bonnet was reportedly fitted during May 1962 on aesthetic grounds! Starting readily and running well during our recent photography session, the past five years have seen the fourseater converted to electronic ignition and fitted with a refurbished Solex 28 BCI carburettor. Among the very best examples we have encountered, ‘735 UYO’ is worthy of close inspection.

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet

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1 of 78 RHD examples made ESTIMATE:

£30,000 - £40,000*

REG NO:

FSF 625D

CHASSIS:

11202322008932

The most technologically advanced four-seater convertible that money could buy when it was launched in 1962, the MercedesBenz 300SE Cabriolet boasted a fuel-injected 3.0 litre straightsix engine, four-speed automatic transmission, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes and fully independent air suspension. The preserve of the rich and famous, a mere 708 were sold worldwide before production ceased in 1967. One of just seventy-eight, UK-market, right-hand drive examples, chassis 008932 was supplied new by the Western Automobile Company of Edinburgh to J.W.M.M. Richard Esq on 11th March 1966. A former chairman of the Scottish Stock Exchange and serial racehorse owner, Mr Richard sold the Mercedes-Benz to a scion of the Douglas-Miller family (proprietors of the Scottish Capital’s famous department store Jenners) who in turn passed it to William Barber Esq. Like his predecessors, Mr Barber returned the 300SE to the Western Automobile Company for maintenance with the accompanying service book showing some thirty stamps. The odometer currently shows some 41,000 miles but the total covered from new is understood to be 64,000 following a speedometer change. Laid-up for some time, the Cabriolet was bought back by its supplying dealer and treated to an extensive bodywork restoration, air suspension overhaul and sundry re-chroming before being purchased by the vendor’s late brother. Last taxed for road use in 1995, ‘FSF 625D’ has spent the last twenty-six years in a wooden garage. The Navy Blue paintwork retains a deep lustre but has microblistered in a few places. The Grey leather upholstery appears original and is in good order, likewise the wood veneers. The air suspension is inoperative but from what we can see the car looks to be structurally sound and its overall condition a testament to Stuttgart build quality and the skills of the Western Automobile Company’s then staff. The hubcaps and wheel embellishers accompany the car as does a V5C Registration Document and the original book pack. A very worthwhile project!

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1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe ESTIMATE:

£50,000 - £60,000*

REG NO:

OBV 9H

CHASSIS:

1R20652

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Triumphantly unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type created a furore thanks to its supercar performance, stunning looks and modest price tag. Early racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori amongst others helped cement the newcomer’s reputation. Built as a monocoque with an engine cradling front sub-frame, the E-type’s combination of all-round independent suspension and disc brakes allied to rackand-pinion steering resulted in excellent roadholding and handling capabilities. The indomitable straight-six XK twin-cam engine supplied abundant power. If the design had an Achilles’ heel then it was the recalcitrant Moss gearbox. However, Jaguar was quick to correct this shortcoming with a four-speeder of its own design just part of a continual programme of E-Type development that saw the model metamorphose through three Series. Introduced in 1968, the Series II cars were distinguishable by their revised bumper and light arrangements. Less noticeable was the increased size of the front air intake that in conjunction with dual cooling fans made the Series II better behaved in hot weather and heavy traffic. With its 4235cc engine developing a quoted 265bhp and 283lbft of torque, it was reputedly capable of nearly 150mph and 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds. The vendor believes that the 47,000 miles recorded on this ‘home market’ example’s odometer could well represent the total covered from new given (a) the condition of its lovely, mellowed interior and (b) its MOT history. Showing just three former keepers on its V5C Registration Document, the Jaguar is understood to have been treated to sundry restoration works during the late 1980s / early 1990s. Part of the seller’s private collection since 1994, ‘OBV 9H’ is said to be in ‘good running order’ but to have seen ‘little use for a number of years’. As such, he recommends it be serviced and checked over prior to any return to the road.

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2000 Range Rover Vogue 4.6

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NO RESERVE* REG NO: X534 CBL

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ESTIMATE: £8,000 - £10,000* CHASSIS: SALLPAMJ31A446157

Twenty five years after its triumphant introduction, what’s now known as the Range Rover `Classic’ gave way to the second generation of the model (code name P38A). By then the Rover’s original workmanlike persona had been completely transformed - long gone were the hose-down rubber flooring and basic trim, which had been replaced by increasingly deep pile carpets, leather upholstery and wood finishings. The newcomer brought a strengthened chassis and less boxy exterior, while power was now provided by upgraded 4.0-litre and 4.6-litre versions of Rover’s ubiquitous all-alloy V8 engine and suspension by an improved version of the company’s air system. Finished in Green complemented by a Cream leather interior ‘X534CBL’ has had just 3 former keepers and has been in current ownership since 2016. Offered with a collection of invoices, old MOT certificates and a collection of spare parts ‘X534CBL’ currently displays 123,000 miles and is understood to possess a fresh MOT certificate by the time of sale.

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2005 BMW M6

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REG NO: PK55 XAZ

CHASSIS: WBSEH92000CG99141

Evoking memories of the iconic M635 CSi model of the late 1980s, BMW’s M Division turned their attention to the 6 Series and the resulting M6 debuted in 2005. Utilising the 5-litre V10 of the M5 saloon, performance was prodigious, the unrestricted unit allegedly being capable of 205mph although the UK version was limited to a still licence-threatening 155mph. Keeping all this performance under control was BMW’s Dynamic Stability Control and further safety features including brake drying, brake pre-tensioning and brake fade compensation. Complete with Head Up Display Unit amongst other electronic wizardry, the specification included a host of interior comforts as expected from an £80,000 offering. When new the car was as expensive as both a high specification Porsche 911 or Aston Martin V8 Vantage, making a second hand buy a relative bargain when compared to its opposition at the time. The Interlagos Blue example offered here has Silverstone trim and registers 119,000 miles having had five former keepers. It comes with a collection of invoices and old MoTs, book pack including handbooks and service book and was subject to an extensive service and inspection to BMW standards in 2017 costing £2884. Last serviced in February 2020, this potent 6 Series is fitted with a tracker although subscription will be required and is offered with a fresh MOT certificate.


1948 Bentley MK VI Saloon ESTIMATE:

£24,000 - £28,000*

REG NO:

JYN 276

CHASSIS:

B220DA

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‘JYN 276’ is a smartly presented Standard Steel Saloon which according to the odometer, has travelled 114,000 miles to date. These lovely period Bentleys can be expensive to restore, so it is good to know this example was treated to a thorough refresh in 2001/2002, during which sections of bodywork were renewed as required by specialists Healey Brothers, and the car then resprayed in the classic combination of Tudor over Shell Grey. The outer livery is complemented by St James Red hide upholstery. An exhaust manifold was fitted in 2019 and the car benefits from recent fettling of the ignition system (including new HT leads, spark plugs and coil), braking system and clutch. ‘JYN 276’ is now available for somebody else to enjoy, and comes with factory build sheets, original handbook, copy of the workshop manual, collection of invoices relating to the restoration, plus various older bills, tax discs and a large collection of MOTs dating back to 1987. The vendor currently grades engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘Very Good’ and although exempt is offered with an MOT certificate into May 2022. Introduced in 1946, Bentley’s MKVI was the first vehicle ever offered by the company with factory-designed coachwork, and the first to be assembled in Rolls-Royce’s Crewe factory rather than the old Derby premises. Aimed at the emerging ‘owner-driver’ luxury car market, the newcomer was closely based on the 1939 MKV (of which only fifteen were produced). Built around a massive cruciform-braced chassis with independent front suspension and a leaf-sprung ‘live’ rear axle, it was fitted with a freshly developed 4257cc OISE (overhead inlet side exhaust valve) straight-six engine mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. Capable of over 100mph when clad in the factory’s understated ‘standard steel saloon’ coachwork, the MKVI quickly developed a reputation for being a refined yet responsive drive.

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2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed ESTIMATE:

£28,000 - £32,000*

REG NO:

YJ58 CXY

CHASSIS:

SCBCF63W58C058102

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Launched in 2007 at Laguna Village Polo and the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Continental GT Speed, available on the twodoor coupe platform only, featured an increase in power over the standard W12 being rated at 602bhp with 553 lb-ft of torque. 35kg was shaved off the weight over the normal GT, whilst its lower ride height and revised spring / damper and anti-roll bar settings improved handling. The 0-60mph sprint now took 4.3sec instead of the 4.6sec needed in the regular GT and top speed rose to 202mph. This electrifying performance was delivered to the road via 20” alloys with bespoke Pirelli P-Zero tyres. Further developments included the speed-sensitive Servotronic system being retuned, a solid-mounted front subframe and stiffer rear bushings added, and a ‘Dynamic’ mode for the Bosch 8.1 ESP system introduced. The front grille and lower air intakes were housed in a dark-tinted chrome matrix whilst wider rifled sports exhaust tail pipes adorned the rear. With four former keepers from new this Continental GT Speed has covered 53,500 miles and been in the vendor’s hands since 2016. In 2019 the car benefited from replacement of the rear exhaust boxes and repainting of the brake callipers. Last serviced in July 2020 at 53,123 miles, it comes with its book pack including handbook, service book stamped with eleven entries, a selection of invoices, old MoT certificates and current MoT to January 2022. As would be expected from such a low mileage example the vendor rates its current condition as being “very good” regarding the engine, transmission, bodywork, paintwork and interior. “The Speed is a great car made better. Everything we love about the standard car – its sense of occasion, pace and ease of use – is simply magnified. And the tougher look of those new wheels and bigger exhausts is enough to make the Conti appeal to potential buyers put off by the standard car’s faintly old-duffer image.” Car Magazine 2007

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1956 Bentley S1 Saloon ESTIMATE:

£32,000 - £36,000*

REG NO:

470 APG

CHASSIS:

B231BC

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Purchased new by a Mr John Stroyan, resident of Sunningdale, Berkshire, it seems he must have enjoyed the car as it remained in his hands until 1977. Around 1985 it was sold to an American owner and imported to the USA spending its stateside sojourn in Texas. By 1997 the car was back in the UK and offered for sale by Hoffman’s of Henley and in 1998 it passed into the custodianship of the Hans Bezemer Collection. Retaining its original registration number, this low mileage example has covered just 50,800 miles from new and has been with the vendor since 2013. B231BC is finished in Tudor Grey over Shell Grey with blue leather interior and whilst in the vendor’s hands has benefited from new door seals and rubbers and a new master cylinder. Offered with a large collection of invoices, old MoTs back to 1983, early handwritten record book, assorted correspondence, handbook, automatic gear operation manual, chassis cards, a copy of its old logbook and a US title it is said to be in “good” condition cosmetically with “very good” engine and gearbox. Offered with an MOT certificate into June 2022. The Bentley S1 was unveiled in April 1955. It was both longer and wider than its predecessors and based on a much stiffer chassis of 16-gauge closed box-section design, complete with cruciform centre bracing. The vast majority were delivered with the standard coachwork produced by Pressed Steel Ltd, with weight saving alloy doors, bonnet and boot lid. The newcomer was powered by the final iteration of the company’s venerable 4.9-litre straight six engine featuring revised cylinder-head porting and producing 178bhp. As standard, the unit drove through a fourspeed automatic gearbox with steering column control. The price at introduction ranged from circa £4,669 to £6,894 depending on specification and the model could accelerate to 60mph in around 14.2 seconds and just exceed the magic 100mph barrier.

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2006 Bentley Arnage Diamond Series ESTIMATE:

£16,000 - £18,000*

REG NO:

DK56 HYA

CHASSIS:

SCBLC37F66CH11554

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To mark 60 years of production at Crewe Bentley launched the Diamond Series, a limited run of a planned 60 cars based on the Arnage R. Features included a twin turbo 6.75-litre V8 engine producing some 400bhp (450bhp was also an option), 19” alloy wheels, Flying B radiator mascot, stainless-steel matrix to the bumpers, shade band to the windscreen, front sunroof, Union flag wing badges, Jewel fuel filler cap, and chromed rear number plate surround. Current Arnage colour schemes were available whilst the interior featured Diamond quartered marquetry with Maple inlay, Diamond quilt design to seats, Burr Oak veneer, folding picnic tables, veneered door panels, companion mirrors, veneered steering wheel controls surrounds, piping to seats in a co-ordinated colour, Bentley winged emblems embroidered to the headrests, Diamond Series etched treadplates and a ’Crewe 60 Years’ front console badge. Roughly 50 percent of production went to the USA. One of just 19 examples supplied to the UK market, the Windsor Blue car on offer here was originally allocated to Bentley’s Press & Special Car Department. Understood to have had three former keepers, it has benefited from the fitment of new discs and pads together with new spark plugs amongst other mechanical and electrical fettling in 2019. The auto ride height system was also attended to in 2012 at a cost of £5734. The drive belts have also been replaced along with a new water pump, lambda sensor, ignition coil and radiator. This limited edition Bentley comes with its original book pack including handbook and service book (showing thirteen entries) and a collection of old MoTs and invoices. Having covered 157,000 miles ‘DK56HYA’ is offered with an MOT certificate into August 2022.

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1947 Bentley MK VI Saloon ESTIMATE:

£24,000 - £28,000*

REG NO:

MJO 609

CHASSIS:

B76CF

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This attractive MkVI has been subject to much care and attention in the past few years including the fitting of a new radiator in 2015, mechanical fettling by Daniel Moore & Co and retrimming of the headlining and restoration of the woodwork in 2016 (expenditure amounting to some £5,700 for these works) whilst in 2017 CSC Automotive were entrusted with bodywork renovations at a cost of c.£2,100. A new clutch was also fitted in 2019. Consequently, the car is now described as being in “very good” condition in regard to its bodywork, paintwork, interior, engine and transmission. Offered with a good history file including invoices dating back to 1968, chassis cards, driver’s handbook, copy of a workshop manual, a large collection of expired MoTs back to 1961 and current MoT to April 2022 this delightful example is worthy of close inspection. It was in May 1946 that Bentley unveiled the MKVI, its first postwar motorcar. A handsome four-door, four-light Saloon, it was the first vehicle ever offered by the company with factory-designed coachwork, and the first to be assembled in Rolls-Royce’s Crewe factory rather than the old Derby premises. The sizeable, X-braced chassis now featured hydraulic front brakes and independent front suspension by wishbones and coil springs. Power came from the new six-cylinder unit first seen in the short-lived MKV Saloon. Though still 4,256cc in capacity, it was an entirely fresh design, with F-Type alloy head and belt drive for the dynamo and water pump. The adjoining four-speed manual gearbox now had synchromesh on all but first gear. Standard equipment included: heater, demisters, leather upholstery, radio, picnic tables, vanity mirrors, reading lights, spare coil, reversing lights, oil level indicator and fog lamp. With some 135bhp on tap, the newcomer could attain in the region of 94mph flat out.

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1969 Triumph TR5

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Multiple International Concours Winner and One of the Finest Examples Extant ESTIMATE:

£75,000 - £80,000*

REG NO:

HBH 10G

CHASSIS:

CP2669

Designed by Giovani Michelotti, the TR5 offered the best of both worlds with its handsome styling and all-new fuel-injected straightsix engine - the first of its kind. This new engine helped award the TR5 the title of being the fastest TR ever produced. Not only that, but the independent rear suspension on the TR5 made it a fantastic car to drive. Produced between 1967-1969, the TR5 had a short production run making it a rare and increasingly desirable classic. Over those three years, only 2,947 TR5s were ever made, with 1,161 of those being sold for the UK market. Today, it is thought that only 500 remain on UK roads. Presented in striking Jasmine yellow, this rare 1968 home-market car was previously restored to a breathtakingly high standard on a money-no-object basis. For over twenty years prior to work commencing, Simon Eaton and his engineer father, already prolific Triumph collectors, set out on a treasure hunt to source all available new old stock and boxed ‘Stanpart’ components. Their brief was simple - to build the very best example possible and win some serious silverware in the process! Well-known Triumph restorer Michael Papworth was to provide the Eaton’s with the ideal basis for their project, reluctantly parting with his stalled TR5 restoration project - a desirable home-soil example with just one former custodian from new. Over subsequent years, the car was stripped and progress began - A brand new chassis by CTM was commissioned as the starting platform, but utilized NOS turrets and steering column brackets - absolutely nothing reconditioned was fitted. The inner bodyshell and Stanpart panelwork were prepared and finished by respected restorer (the Jaguar-trained) Mark Johnson of Jules Bodycraft. Simon’s father was tasked with the meticulous job of rebuilding the car’s fuel-injected ‘six’ to factory specification, including balancing of the crankshaft. The stated 150BHP is transmitted through a fully rebuilt gearbox

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featuring all Stanpart internals and a new old stock Laycock threepiece clutch. Upholsterer to HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Gary Wright of Milton Keynes was chosen as the ideal candidate for trimming the car’s interior (all to original specification) and providing weather protection in the form of a mohair hood. Upon completion, the car received critical acclaim and has won a plethora of high-profile Concours events, contested by Triumph owners from all over Europe. Just some of these honours include 2000 Meguiars / TR Register International - ‘Best Standard TR5 - 250’ 2004 Meguiars / TR Register International - ‘Masters Class Winner’ 2007 Meguiars / TR Register International - ‘Best Paintwork’ 2010 Meguiars / TR Register International - ‘Best Standard TR4-5’ Riding on period Minilite alloy wheels and offered with a crate of paperwork, photographs (completely documenting the mammoth restoration) and the many aforementioned awards; this true British sportscar boasts an unrepeatable opportunity to purchase arguably the best example in existence, that couldn’t be replicated for even half the guide figure. “Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten” Aldo Gucci, 1938

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1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster ESTIMATE:

£90,000 - £110,000*

REG NO:

912 XVL

CHASSIS:

877718

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Famously launched at the 1961 Geneva Salon, the Jaguar E-Type created a furore on its debut and has become one of the most iconic automotive designs in automotive history. With its stunning looks, outrageous performance and accessible price tag, the newcomer left rivals reeling and customers clamouring. While early competition success in the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori among others helped cement its reputation on the racetrack, the list of celebrity owners ensured its cult status on the roads. Built as a monocoque with an engine cradling front sub-frame a la D-Type, the model’s combination of all-round independent suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes gave excellent roadholding and handling capabilities. Fed by triple SU HD8 carburettors and topped with a ‘straight port’ DOHC cylinder head, its 3781cc straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lbft. Allied to a four-speed Moss gearbox, the free-revving unit reputedly enabled the E-type to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph – figures the press cars certainly managed even if the standard ones couldn’t quite! Seemingly borrowed from a light aircraft, the wonderful turned aluminium centre console that adorned its cockpit was complemented by scalloped ‘Dunlopillo’ seats and a wood-rim steering wheel. Achingly beautiful yet viciously quick, the sublime E-type remains for many the ultimate production Jaguar. According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate, chassis number 877718 was completed on the 10th of July 1962 and was supplied new through Jaguar Cars, New York, United States of America, being dispatched on the 3rd of August 1962. An early series one Roadster, it has a 3.8-litre engine with a four-speed manual transmission. Owned by a Beverly Wilson of New York between 1967 and 2014, the E-Type was subsequently purchased by John Delong (who is well-renowned as one of the largest E-type collectors in America) where it remained until it was sold and repatriated to the UK in 2019.

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Originally presented in Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue interior, upon repatriation ‘912 XVL’ was in restored condition and finished in the Red paintwork and Black interior color combination seen today. The recommissioning was completed by ASM Classics Ltd of Brands Hatch once in the UK including being converted from the original left-hand-drive configuration to righthand-drive, as presented for sale today. This ‘matching numbers’ example has been UK-registered and is accompanied by a current V5C document and the aforementioned JDHT heritage certificate.

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1960 Jaguar Mk II 3.8

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An Early Right-Hand-Drive, 3.8-Litre, Manual Example ESTIMATE:

£36,000 - £42,000*

REG NO:

910 NMY

CHASSIS:

201608DN

Equipped with coil-and-wishbone independent front suspension, a leaf-sprung Salisbury rear axle and servo-assisted four-wheel disc brakes, the range-topping 3.8 Mk II boasted nearly seven times the horsepower of a Mini 850 along with a 126mph top speed! Blessed with one of the all-time great automotive interiors, its stylish instrumentation, rich wood veneers and sumptuous leather upholstery all conspired to cosset and cocoon its occupants. According to the accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate, chassis 201608DN’s build was completed on 20th of July 1960 and the car was supplied new to South Africa. This desirable, original right-handdrive example is fitted with the 3781cc straight-six engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Notable as an early Mk2, ‘910 NMY’ features recessed sun visors, pendant throttle pedal and smooth Matt black centre dash section. Understood to have served with the South African police, it has attributes such as a large CAV Dynamo and regulator, which are understood to be to police specification. The car currently registers 84,348 miles (at time of consignment) having been imported into the UK around 1990. This ‘matching numbers’ example is fitted with four-pot front brake callipers, recently replaced rear brakes and Koni Classic shock absorbers. The beneficiary of light restoration work in 2020-2021 including bodywork repairs; a respray in Indigo Blue with metallic tinge; interior refresh; carburettor overhaul with new jets and needles; a new aluminium radiator with Kenlowe fan; renewed heater matrix and heater cables; wiper motor overhaul with replaced wiper arms; regulator fettling and servicing and much further works and servicing. Triple-plated front and rear bumpers and over-riders have been fitted. Offered with V5C, USB-stick documenting the restoration works completed, both wooden and original steering wheel, aforementioned Jaguar Heritage Certificate, MOT until May 2022 and the most recent restoration and service invoice for c.£4,000.

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1969 Jensen Interceptor MKI ESTIMATE:

£14,000 - £18,000*

REG NO:

BBY 81G

CHASSIS:

115 3366

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Introduced in 1966, the Interceptor was built in West Bromwich for a period of 10 years evolving from the original MkI through to the final MkIV a decade later in 1976. The MkI is the rarest version as only 923 were built and we believe just 30 or so survive today. The all steel bodyshell was styled by Carrozzeria Touring in Italy and built by Vignale, arriving in the Midlands to then be paired with the inimitable 6.3-litre Chrysler V8 allied to automatic transmission. When new it cost substantially more than an Aston Martin and was double the price of an E-Type Jaguar. This particular example is the rarest and most desirable MKI and a late production model, built just prior to the launch of the MKII in 1969. Finished in bright Cherry Red with contrasting chocolate leather upholstery, with exception to light wear to the driver’s seat bolster the overall condition of the upholstery remains in good order. The vendor reports the chassis remains in good order along with the engine running and showing good oil pressure albeit with a misfire (prospective bidders are encouraged to satisfy themselves on this point). Discovered following 20 years of dry storage in the hands of the fifth owner and current keeper of some 27 years, this rare and collectable MKI registers c.61,500 recorded miles which we understand could well be correct. BBY 81G is certainly a rare opportunity to acquire such a collectable MKI Interceptor, also offering the rewarding opportunity to return this glorious 6.3 V8 back to its former status. Surely given its rarity, this must be an appreciating classic!

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1954 Alvis TC21/100 Drophead Coupe

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Supplied new to Group Captain Douglas Bader ESTIMATE:

£70,000 - £85,000*

REG NO:

OYU 979

CHASSIS:

25554

Introduced in 1953, the Alvis TC 21 was a natural rival to the Bentley MKVI and Lagonda 2.6 litre. Powered by a 2993cc OHV straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, it could be had in Mulliner Sports Saloon or Tickford Drophead Coupe guises. While, those looking for more performance could specify the TC21/100 or ‘Grey Lady’ version which benefited from a higher compression cylinder head and taller final drive ratio. Credited with 100bhp and a headline-grabbing 100mph top speed, only eighty-one TC21/100 Drophead Coupes were made. The first Alvis purchased by Group Captain Douglas Bader, ‘OYU 979’ was also the first car to be delivered to a member of the public with Manumatic transmission control. Bader’s friendship with J.J. Parkes, the Managing Director of Alvis, was doubtless a factor in the Coventry manufacturer deciding to fit the system which withdrew the clutch automatically, synchronised the engine revs and engaged the new gear. The famous World War Two fighter ace went on to own TD21 and TF21 models and became renowned at the factory for his perfectionism and occasional impatience! Sold to second owner, Mrs Madeleine C. Cave, by Charles Follett of Mayfair for the princely sum of £850, a letter on file from her recalls a subsequent roadside encounter with Bader during which he remarked: ‘How is she? Glad to see her looking so good’. Retained by Mrs Cave for twenty years during which time a conventional clutch was installed by Alvis, the TC21/100 is known to have subsequently passed to Mr Brown, Mr P.J. Heron and Mr T.J. McKenna prior to entering the current ownership in 2015. Treated to an extensive and photographically documented restoration from 20102012 and said to have been ‘well maintained’ ever since, the Drophead Coupe has become a frequent visitor to the Goodwood Revival. A historically important motor car, ‘OYU 979’ is offered for sale with extensive paperwork including copy build sheets, owner’s handbook, sales brochure, period press articles and restoration details etc.

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1943 Ford GPW Jeep ESTIMATE:

£18,000 - £22,000*

REG NO:

NXS 976

CHASSIS:

118325

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The appeal of this Jeep to Simon was simple. It was more original than many we have offered for sale but also better to drive. While this might sound like a contradiction in terms it is explained by the fact that the Ford was reconditioned by the Allison Steel Manufacturing Company of Phoenix, Arizona in July 1945. The original 1943 GPW body tub was retained but the drivetrain was updated with a developmental prototype ‘fibre drive’ engine and more advanced T.90 gearbox. The front suspension was uprated too to eradicate the infamous ‘Jeep Droop’ on the driver’s side. The original untouched data plates verify the modifications and show that Ford / Willys kept trying to enhance the Jeep right up until the final few months of WW2. ‘NXS 976’ has been inspected by John Farley, the well-known author of ‘The Standardised War-Time Jeeps’, who commented as follows: ‘It is very hard to find an untouched rebuild – allowing us to study the modifications and changes made in period . . . Still, with its very original 1943 GPW tub, combat wheels, original seats, Sheller steering wheel, screen, hood, and wings, this Ford has two freewheeling hubs fitted to the front axle to ease fuel consumption. Offered with its original rear tyre carrier, 1943 Jerry Can, original hood bows, genuine rear seat, grill bumpers and handles, shovel and axe, original seat covers, combat rim and bar grip tyres’. Rewired by a previous custodian, the Ford has recently been serviced and fettled using parts sourced from Dallas Autos of Thatcham. Deeming this historically interesting Jeep ‘too good to hack around the farm’, Simon feels it would be better placed in the collection of a true WW2 vehicle aficionado.

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1964 Ford Mustang Notchback Race/Rally car ESTIMATE:

£40,000 - £50,000*

REG NO:

DUJ 278B

CHASSIS:

5F07F195568

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This stunning-looking Mustang Competition Car was bespoke built for our founder Simon Hope. Ever one to maximize his return on investment, the brief given to Gary Spencer of Classic Racing Cars Ltd, Seighford was to create a machine that could be used for circuit racing, sprinting, hillclimbing and road rallies. Put simply, Simon wanted a ‘Tour Auto’ car that could promote H&H at as wide a variety of events as possible. A notably rare 1964 ½ model year Hardtop Coupe, chassis 5F07F195568 was built at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant complete with a 260 cu in (4.2 litre) V8 engine. Migrating to Europe sometime thereafter, it was found to be remarkably straight and corrosion free when sourced for the project. Chemical dipped and seam welded, the bodyshell was further reinforced via the installation of a FIA compliant roll cage. Tim Adams Racing Engines supplied a suitable 289 cu in (4.7 litre) V8 running on 98 RON fuel with a booster which was allied to a T&C four-speed

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manual gearbox. A brand new rear axle with limited-slip differential and competition driveshafts was added as were Kelsey Hayes front disc brakes gripped by four-pot callipers. A quick-ratio steering box was fitted along with a fuel cell and facet pump etc. The purposeful interior was given Recaro bucket seats, drilled pedals, aluminium door cards and a plumbed-in fire extinguisher system not to mention a bespoke dashboard and Brantz trip meter. Rewired throughout, the electrical system also benefited from an alternator and the requisite ‘kill switch’. Putting the cost of the donor to one side, the initial build cost some £70,000 and was completed literally moments before the Mustang lined-up for the September 2006 Tour Britannia. Treated to a further £12,000 worth of fine-tuning encompassing the fitment of new shock absorbers all round and a waxoyl treatment plus much set-up work, the Ford was issued with a MSA HTP (Historic Technical Passport) on April 4th 2007. Winning its circuit debut – a Tin Top race at Silverstone – with Nick Whale sharing the driving duties, the Hardtop Coupe subsequently competed at the likes of Brands Hatch, Donington and Knockhill. It proved every bit as versatile as Simon had hoped allowing him to tackle Prescott Hillclimb, the Benjafield’s Racing Club Cornbury Sprint and the Jersey Festival of Motoring to name but a few. Aside from one minor contretemps with a fellow competitor at the Silverstone Classic, the Mustang has enjoyed an accident-free competition career. Sparingly used since a gearbox overhaul in 2012, it last ran in anger at a Curborough meeting during 2018.

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Taken to the occasional show and event since then, the Ford is only being offered for sale because Simon has reluctantly decided that his racing days are probably over. Coming to market at a fraction of its build and subsequent maintenance cost (the incomplete bills on file total over £100,000), ‘DUJ 278B’ represents a comparatively affordable entry to a huge variety of historic motorsport.


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1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Vanden Plas-style Tourer

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A rare MR overdrive chassis model ESTIMATE: REG NO: 941 EXC

£140,000 - £160,000* CHASSIS: B122MR

First registered on 30th March 1939, chassis B122MR denotes that it is a superb example of the rare overdrive chassis and is therefore, one of only 100 MR series manufactured (estimates suggest there may be less than 80 survivors). She began life as a Hooper bodied saloon but was rebodied by master craftsman Tony Robinson in the style of a Vanden Plas Tourer during 1971 with the four-seater’s elegant coachwork reportedly being modelled on that of an ex-Malcolm Campbell Derby Bentley which sat alongside it in Mr Robinson’s workshops. Belonging to Martin Way Esq for a number of years, ‘941 EXC’ was bought by prominent Bentley Drivers’ Club member Philip Evans in 1986. Showing an indicated 55,106 miles when MOT tested on November 12th that year, chassis B122MR was extensively enjoyed and improved during Mr Evans’ twenty-year custodianship. The original engine was

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overhauled by Brunts of Silverdale with the back axle, steering, one-shot lubrication system, dashboard and instruments being refurbished too. Cosmetically, it benefited from the fitting of new wings prior to being resprayed and retrimmed. A multiple concours award winner at events as diverse as ‘Top Cars on Top of the World’ and the Rallye de Fougeres, the Bentley also covered tens of thousands of miles around New Zealand, Canada, New England, New York, Scandinavia and southern Europe etc without missing a beat. Consigned to the H&H’s July 26th 2006 Buxton auction, the four-seater was bought by race car specialist John Harper for use at his French holiday home. Kept and maintained by Mr Harper for nine years, ‘941 EXC’ entered the current ownership – that of our founder Simon Hope – in 2015. Having known the Derby

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Bentley for nearly thirty years and with first-hand experience of its capabilities thanks to Mr Evans’ generosity, Simon was determined to make it look as well as it drove and maybe even a concours contender once more. Entrusted to 355 Automobile Restorations Ltd of Albury for a bodywork renovation and bare metal respray, chassis B122MR also gained a new hood and tonneau cover plus refinished brightwork and fresh tyres. Driven some 1,300 troublefree miles to the 2016 Le Mans Classic, that same year saw it selected for Cheshire Concours d’Esprit at Oulton Park and come second in the coachbuilt pre-war class at The Warren Classic and Supercar Show. Not the slowest driver in the world, Simon has made ample use of the car’s high-speed cruising gait during journeys around the UK. Only being sold due to not being used as much as it should be recently, this desirable Post Vintage Thoroughbred is worthy of close inspection. Among the fastest and most usable of all prewar Bentleys, the ‘overdrive’ series Derbys are justly sought after. Model Background: Unveiled to great acclaim at the August 1933 Ascot Races, the Derby Bentley was underpinned by a ‘double dropped’ chassis featuring all-round semi-elliptic suspension and four-wheel drum brakes. Powered by a more potent version of its Rolls-Royce 20/25 sibling’s 3669cc OHV straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, the newcomer was soon christened the ‘Silent Sportscar’. Responding to increased competition from the likes of Alvis and Lagonda, Bentley gave its customers the option of a larger 4257cc engine during the 1936 season. Priced at £50, a comparatively modest sum compared to the cost of a basic chassis, the new unit proved so popular that the smaller capacity powerplant was soon dropped. Nicely balanced to begin with, the Derby Bentley chassis proved more than capable of handling the extra power and torque. Further revised in late 1938, the ‘Silent Sportscar’ gained centralised chassis lubrication, automatic shock absorbers (with hand control override), better steering, improved ‘big-end’ crankshaft bearings and - most importantly of all - an ‘overdrive’ gearbox with direct drive on 3rd gear and overdrive on 4th gear. Available from chassis B2MR onwards, these modifications allowed it to tackle Europe’s first generation of highspeed roads such as Italy’s autostradas or Germany’s autobahns with confidence. Long sought after due to their relaxed cruising capabilities and theoretical 100mph plus performance (they were geared to 107mph in ‘overdrive’ top), production of the final MR and MX series amounted to a mere 200 cars.


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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

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Two owners from new and 43,000 miles ESTIMATE:

£25,000 - £30,000*

REG NO:

T.B.A.

CHASSIS:

WDB2304742F029491

Built to order number 0253754869 and despatched from the factory on September 2nd2002, chassis F029491 was finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic with Anthracite ‘Exclusive’ Leather upholstery. Understood to have cost its first owner over £100,000, the Mercedes-Benz’s impressive specifications included Parktronic, COMAND, Multi-Contour Seats, Panoramic (glass) hardtop, ABC suspension, electric folding mirrors, AMG styling package (front spoiler, side skirts), premium sound system and BiXenon headlights. Entering the current (second) ownership in 2011 – that of our founder Simon Hope – the SL55 AMG is warranted to have covered just 43,000 miles from new. Simon bought it directly from the first owner, a noted car collector, and has kept her in a Carcoon when not in use but the two-seater has been enjoyed on numerous long-distance jaunts around the UK by Simon and his wife. Able to waft or roar as the driver sees fit, chassis F029491 has only ever been main dealer serviced at 12,285, 24,460, 29,342, 34,272, 37,645, 40,685 and 41,176 miles. Reluctantly offered for sale only due to its lack of use. Such low owner, correct low mileage examples are becoming harder and harder to find.

the SL55 boasted a full suite of ‘creature comforts and a firm but not jarring ride.

Notable as the most powerful production car ever fielded by Mercedes-Benz upon its launch in 2002, the SL55 AMG received rave reviews from the contemporary motoring press. Boasting one of the greatest engines of the 2000s, its supercharged 5.5 litre V8 produced some 476bhp and 700Nm of torque (the latter at just 2,650rpm).

Visually enhanced via re-profiled bumpers, quad exhaust tips and 18-inch alloy wheels, demand for the newcomer soon outstripped supply. An undoubted modern classic and one of those cars which is more than a sum of its parts, the SL55 AMG enjoys something of a cult following.

Allied to a five-speed automatic transmission, it enabled the twoseater to sprint from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 155mph. Though, AMG ‘let slip’ that a de-limited yet otherwise standard example has been clocked at 205mph! Surprisingly civilized given the performance on tap,

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1973 Datsun 240 Z Super Samuri

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1 of just 74 Spike Anderson examples ESTIMATE:

£50,000 - £60,000*

REG NO:

GAW 105M

CHASSIS:

HS30102499

Responsible for building several highly successful Z-based racers during the 1970s including Win Percy’s famous ‘Big Sam’, Spike Anderson soon became a legend in Datsun circles. Indeed, so coveted are the limited number of road cars he converted to ‘Super Samuri’ specification that they have spawned numerous imitators. Their gas flowed cylinder heads, GDS flamespray sixbranch exhaust manifolds, uprated suspension, vented front disc brakes with four-pot callipers and stainless-steel sill covers etc are all easy enough to copy. However, the fact remains that there were only ever 74 genuine ‘Super Samuris’ with the sale car being one of them. Fed by triple Dellorto carburettors and exhaling via a stainlesssteel exhaust, the engine was stripped and overhauled not long before ‘GAW 105M’ entered the current ownership in 2009. Covering some 2,000 miles since then, the straight-six is said to be in ‘excellent shape with great oil pressure and no leaks or rattles’. Treated to an oil and filter change during 2019, its carburettors were tuned and electronic ignition added at the same time. The vendor has gone through the mechanics and currently rates the five-speed gearbox as ‘excellent’, the brakes as ‘very strong’ and the steering as ‘pin sharp’. Having commissioned Carisma Body Tech Ltd of Colechester to cosmetically restore the Datsun, he considers its bodywork and paintwork to be ‘excellent’ too. Believed but not warranted to have covered some 84,000 miles from new (with old MOTs on file dating back to 2000 at 80,642 miles), this fabulous Super Samuri is accompanied by a letter from Spike Anderson confirming its authenticity, original sales brochure, V5C Registration Document and collection of invoices.

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1939 MG TB

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1 of just 379 examples made ESTIMATE:

£40,000 - £45,000*

REG NO:

MXS 907

CHASSIS:

TB 0464

In 1936 MG launched the TA. A successor to PB Midget, it was the first of the larger ‘T Series’, with power from an overheadcam engine. May 1939 saw the launch of the TB, which appeared identical but boasted an entirely new ‘XPAG’ engine. It’s 1250cc had a shorter stroke, a higher rev ceiling and an increased maximum power output increased to 54.4bhp at 5,200rpm, lending itself to performance tuning. The introduction of production for the war effort brought MG car production to a temporary close in September 1939. Just a mere 379 TBs had been produced, making the model by far the rarest of the ‘T Series’ Midgets. 1 of just 379 examples made and an example of the MG TB, the rarest of the T series MGs. Finished with Black paintwork and trimmed in Red leather, ‘MXS907’ is fitted with period correct with Jaeger chronometric instruments in the dashboard and was subject to an older restoration some 20 years ago. A bit of a TV star, MXS907 was driven by Guy Martin in the Channel 4 programme, ‘Guy Martin’s Battle of Britain’. The factory original 1250cc engine is still in the car and ‘MXS907’ still retains many correct features such as the auto lube system, fuel reserve switch and TB air-inlet manifold. In 2019 the car was subject to an extensive mechanical overhaul. The body was removed in order to have the chassis fully restored, due to the chassis being encased in underseal by the previous owner. Purchased from a widow, MXS907’s documents were promised, however, they were not passed on and it was placed on an age-related plate. It is Mille Miglia eligible and is also FIVA registered. The vendor currently grades the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, transmission, gearbox and trim as ‘very good’ with the paintwork as ‘good’.

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1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

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Matching numbers, home market example ESTIMATE:

£75,000 - £90,000*

REG NO:

NYF 410

CHASSIS:

667030

The thirtieth of just 295 right-hand drive Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupes made, chassis 667030 was completed on 29th September 1953 and supplied new the following month by Henlys Ltd of London to Lt Col S.E. Sanders of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Road registered as ‘NYF 410’, the two-seater was reputedly taken off the road in the late 1960s. Belonging to a Norfolk farmer by 1980, he got as far as refurbishing the chassis before a divorce saw the still immobile Jaguar sold to Paul Watkins of Milton Keynes in 1984. A commercial airline pilot, Mr. Watkins disassembled the Drophead Coupe but did little else to it. Acquired by renowned marque enthusiast Chris Jacques during 1999, chassis 6670303 joined a stable which included one of the famous XK120 Lightweight competition cars but again aside from a steering box rejuvenation little was done to it. Progress finally came when the two-seater was sold via Retro Classics Ltd of London to the chairman of the Cape Jaguar Club in South Africa, Jonathan Mayne in October 2003. Mr Mayne entrusted the Drophead Coupe to Jaguar Classic Restorations (Cape) where it was treated to an exhaustive, near ‘nut and bolt’ rejuvenation which took over four years to complete. The original engine was overhauled as were the gearbox, brakes and suspension. The chassis and body were refurbished by Fine Blast of Philippi and the cockpit re-trimmed by FS Interiors using Suede Green Connolly leather sourced from the UK Hide Company plus a Suffolk & Turley supplied mohair hood. The interior woodwork was renewed and British Racing Green paint was chosen to adorn the exterior. Aside from the addition of an electric cooling fan, the car was returned to factory specification almost throughout. Further improved by SG Classic Cars of Chempet in 2013 including the fitment of Vredstein radial tyres all round and sundry detailing, the XK120 was repatriated to the UK five years later. Joining the vendor’s private collection in April 2019,

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that same month saw ‘NYF 410’ uprated with a wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel and seatbelts by Cotswold Classic Car Restorations at a cost of £2,149.20. Further benefiting from a minor brake overhaul at the hands of Miles Classic Ltd during June 2019, the Drophead Coupe has only covered some 1,200 post-refurbishment miles. Considered by the seller to be in ‘very good’ (paintwork, electrical equipment, interior trim) or ‘excellent’ (engine, gearbox, bodywork) condition, this decidedly handsome XK120 is offered for sale Jaguar Heritage Certificate, V5C Registration Document and detailed restoration/parts invoices. Famously built as a mere showcase for Jaguar’s all-new 3442cc DOHC XK straight-six engine, the XK120 Roadster caused a sensation when it was unveiled at the 1948 London Motor Show. Utilizing a shortened MKVII chassis complete with independent front suspension, a ‘live’ rear axle and hydraulic drum brakes, the lithe two-seater possessed class-leading performance and road

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holding. Such dynamic excellence was rewarded with numerous victories including the 1950 RAC TT and 1951 Liege-Rome-Liege Rally. Arguably, the defining sportscar of its generation, a perilously shaky post-WW2 British economy gave the Coventry manufacturer little choice but to concentrate on overseas sales. Introduced in April 1953, the Drophead Coupe was not only the last but also the rarest XK120 derivative. Offering significantly better weather protection than its roadster sibling, the newcomer featured a fully lined hood with an integral frame and wind-up windows. An elegant-looking machine regardless of whether its soft-top was up or down, the two-seater boasted a rich wood veneer dashboard and matching door cappings. Only in production between April 1953 and August 1954, just 295 of the 1,765 XK120 Drophead Coupes which rolled off the Browns Lane assembly line were to right-hand drive specification.


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1937 Austin 12/4 ‘Low Loader’ Taxi

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Coachwork by Strachans Successors Ltd ESTIMATE:

£12,000 - £14,000*

REG NO:

DLN 66

CHASSIS:

BS80865

Prompted to enter the London taxicab market in 1929 by a generous order from dealers Mann and Overton, Austin soon upset the status quo. Based on the redoubtable 12/4 chassis, the Longbridge manufacturer’s ‘High Lot’ model was cheaper, easier to maintain and more reliable than its Morris Commercial and Beardmore opposition. Updated in 1934 as the ‘Low Loader’ or ‘LL’, the Austin boasted ample luggage space next to the driver and four seats to the rear compartment (though, two of these were of the ‘fold down’ variety). Among the more expensive coachwork options, Strachan Successors Ltd’s Landaulette design featured a retractable rear roof that allowed passengers to make the most of any clement weather and intricate wooden door cappings. Famously durable, the 12/4’s 1861cc sidevalve four-cylinder engine was allied to an equally stoical four-speed manual gearbox both of which promised years of faithful service. First registered in London (or so its ‘DLN 66’ number plate would imply), chassis BS80865 is understood to have remained in service until at least 1955 latterly with the Barnsdale Garage and Engineering Co Ltd of West Riding, Yorkshire. Dry stored for decades thereafter, it was self-evidently restored before being reregistered with the DVLA during August 1990. Entering the current family ownership twenty-three years ago, the Austin has been used for film hire and weddings as well as high days and holidays. Starting readily upon inspection following a recent temporary repair to the engine’s cylinder head, the 12/4 has been primarily garaged since 2017 and would thus benefit from recommissioning. Finished in traditional Blue over Black livery, correct coachwork fittings include the roof mounted ‘For Hire’ sign, the taxi fare meter and the Metropolitan Police Fare Table. Comprehensively re-trimmed at a cost of circa £5,000, this appealing ‘Low Loader’ represents an iconic piece of British street furniture from a bygone age and would be welcomed on the HCVS’ London to Brighton Commercial Vehicle Run and at exclusive taxicab events.

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1969 Rover P5B Coupe ESTIMATE:

£25,000 - £30,000*

REG NO:

AUC 179H

CHASSIS:

845033360

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Finished in Navy Blue with a Silver roof and sumptuous Italian Cream leather upholstery, this decidedly handsome P5B Coupe has not long emerged from an extensive restoration/upgrade programme designed to make it more usable and enjoyable on today’s roads. Carried out by NUA Motors of Harlow, work included a bare metal bodywork refurbishment and full interior re-trim plus the installation of a more powerful, fuel-injected 4.0 litre Rover V8 and less ponderous four-speed automatic gearbox. Further benefiting from the addition of rear disc brakes, twin electric engine cooling fans and electronic ignition, the four-seater had its brake, suspension and steering assemblies overhauled too. Summed up by the seller as ‘a truly, lovely thing’, this subtly enhanced Rover is worthy of close inspection. Although a marriage of expediency, the union between Rover’s stately P5 model range and the ex-Buick 3528cc all-alloy OHV V8 engine resulted in an unexpectedly fine motorcar. Launched in 1967, the Rover P5B (or P5 Buick if you prefer) was conceived to stave off increasingly refined competition from the likes of Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz. Available in Saloon and Coupe guises - both of which employed four doors - the big Rover was equipped with independent torsion-bar front suspension, a leaf-sprung ‘live’ rear axle and disc/drum brakes. Fitted with three-speed automatic transmission and power-assisted steering as standard, it proved a relaxing drive. Though, with some 161bhp and 210lbft of torque on tap, it also boasted a 115mph top speed. Well-appointed in the best Rover tradition, the P5B’s ‘gentlemen’s club’ interior made it a firm favourite with businessmen, politicians (Harold Wilson’s car was reputed to have a pipe rack in the back) and even HM The Queen who still owns her Arden Green Saloon. Production lasted until 1973 by which time 9,099 Coupes and 11,501 Saloons had been built.

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1968 Jensen Interceptor I

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Comprehensively Restored Between 2008-2009 ESTIMATE:

£40,000 - £50,000*

REG NO:

STN 34F

CHASSIS:

115/2658

Shown at the October 1966 Earls Court Motor Show alongside the technically advanced four-wheel-drive FF, the Touring of Milandesigned Interceptor was quite a sensation and received much praise. The fact Jensen had, in the space of a year, produced two completely new models was also outstanding, particularly as the two companies involved in the project were 680 miles apart. The original design, penned by Touring of Milan, was taken to Vignale of Turin who had the capability to produce the car in far greater numbers than Touring. Fully trimmed and painted bodyshells were then delivered from Italy for assembly at West Bromwich by October 1966. Both new cars had the 330bhp, Chrysler V8 engine coupled to a TorqueFlite three-speed automatic gearbox and fashionable Rostyle wheels were fitted. Manufactured in 1968, this Interceptor I was first registered in January that year and is fitted with the 6250cc V8 engine with automatic transmission, being one of just 923 right-hand-drive automatic MK1 Interceptors manufactured. Finished in its original colour of Special Jensen Red with Cream leather interior upholstery and wood centre console trim, ‘STN 34F’ has a recorded mileage of just c.67,204 miles and shows just three former keepers, having entered the current ownership in 2008 following being in storage for the previous 10-years. Subsequently restored between 2008 and 2009, the works included a bare metal repaint, comprehensive engine overhaul, further mechanical reconditioning, refurbishment of the original interior with new carpets, refurbishment of the Rostyle wheels, new stainlesssteel bumpers and an upgraded remote security locking system. ‘STN 34F’ is offered with a history file which comprises the original Red Interceptor book, a vast selection of past invoices, a copy of the original bill of sale, much sundry paperwork, a current V5C and past logbook copies. It is also supplied with the original jack.

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1999 Bentley Arnage

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53,000 miles from new ESTIMATE:

£15,000 - £17,000*

REG NO:

V436 EPN

CHASSIS:

SCBLB51E2XCH02639

Finished in Black with Stone leather upholstery and Dark Blue carpets, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in ‘very good overall’ condition with regards to its turbocharged 4.4 litre V8 engine, automatic transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. First road registered as ‘8 AC’, the Bentley has covered some 53,000 miles from new. Sparingly used since entering the current ownership during 2017, the Arnage is said to have been ‘serviced by a specialist Rolls-Royce engineer’. Riding on correct type alloys, this imposing luxury saloon is offered for sale with book pack, history and MOT certificate valid until February 2022. Like its predecessor the Mulsanne, the Arnage was named after a section of the famous La Sarthe circuit at which Bentley had scored five Le Mans 24-hours victories during the 1920s. Based around a moncoque bodyshell equipped with all round independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and power assisted steering, the newcomer was powered by a BMWderived twin-turbocharged 4.4 litre V8 engine allied to five-speed automatic transmission. With some 350bhp and 420lbft of torque on tap, the luxury saloon was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds and 149mph. As befitted a Crewe built car, its interior was beautifully trimmed with the best quality leather and wood veneers. Reworked to accept Bentley’s venerable 6.75 litre V8 following Volkswagen’s takeover of Bentley in 1999, the number of BMW-powered Arnages was rather small with a mere 439 first series RHD examples being made.

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1938 Vauxhall 12hp Supercharged Trials Special ESTIMATE:

£11,000 - £13,000*

REG NO:

EXW 513

CHASSIS:

HC1903

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Starting life as a Bedford HC 10hp 5 cwt butcher’s van, this very successful trials special has a fascinating history that the vendor has been able to unearth since acquiring it in 1965. When the war was declared in 1939 the van was commandeered by the Government for active service. In 1942 it was returned to the baker with 20,000 miles recorded resplendent in a khaki color scheme. It was subsequently acquired by Cyril Crosby, a Vauxhall employee (foreman of the Experimental Engine Test Department) who had competed in motorcycle events since 1925 and was looking for a suitable donor in order to create a special that would be able to compete with Morgans and MGs in trials. He stripped the vehicle and sold off the body, replacing it with a Singer Le Mans body scuttle and two doors as the manufacture of a shell would have been difficult to build in his home workshop. An ash frame and remaining panels were constructed by him and his old sidecar passenger, who happened to be a skilled sheet metal worker, including the bonnet, windscreen frame and petrol tank. The chassis side members were modified and a cross member installed that allowed the engine to be moved back some seven inches. A strong tubular cross member was added to the rear to cope with the twin-mounted spare wheels. The brakes remained standard although an MG fly-off handbrake was modified and fitted as well as a remote-control gear change. At first, the original engine of 1203cc was retained but after being damaged in 1948 on a difficult trial stage it was replaced by a 1442cc 12hp unit bored out to 1489cc to get as close as possible to the 1500cc maximum permitted. A non-standard cylinder head for use with Rover flat top pistons was fitted and shorter pushrods were installed to cope with the 6,000-rpm potential as opposed to the standard unit’s 3,800 rpm. A new inlet manifold and special exhaust system were also fabricated. A Marshall Rootes-type supercharger was added giving a 6psi boost allied to a 1 ¼ inch SU carburetor. The engine was repositioned to give as near as possible perfect weight distribution and neutral handling characteristics for both circuit and trials work.

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In competition trim the car weighed in at 1800lbs which was about equal to the MG T Type two-seaters it regularly competed against. Between 1947 and 1955 it was entered in numerous events and was extremely successful gaining many class awards and outright first places including 1st 1948 MCC Exeter Trial, 1st 1949 MCC Land’s End Trial, Triple Award 1950 Land’s End Trial, 1st 1952 Land’s End Trial, 1st 1952 1-hour Silverstone, 1st 1953 Land’s End Trial etc. A detailed list of its awards is contained in the accompanying history file. Mr Crosby eventually sold the car in the mid-1950s and the vendor purchased it from a lady in Luton in 1965. On passing her driving test she had asked her husband for a sportscar and was said to be somewhat in awe of the available performance! By now the car had deteriorated and a considerable amount of work was needed to restore it properly although this was mainly mechanical as the body had remained in good order. Before work commenced Mr Crosby got in touch having heard about the project and some of the gaps in its story were filled. Upon completion of the mechanical side the body color was changed from red to white, the seats welded in and refurbished, and the chrome work replaced. No longer campaigned in trials, it was enjoyed on the road and became a regular on the Kent vintage rally circuit. A detailed history file is offered with the car including Swansea V5C, photos of it competing in the period, assorted invoices, correspondence including a letter from its builder Cyril Crosby

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dated 1980 giving details of the specification and build, magazine articles from the 1940s, a list of awards achieved, buff logbook, repair and service manual, Bedford van instruction book, book of the Vauxhall Fourteen Velox and Twelve-Six and rally plaques from the early 1970s. The vendor now summarises the car’s condition as having “average” bodywork, “very good” engine and “good” electrics, transmission and interior trim. As an appealing and successful trial special with a known and fascinating history, EXW 513 is now ready for the next chapter in its interesting life.


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1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

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The subject of a three-year, bare metal restoration ESTIMATE:

£100,000 - £120,000*

REG NO:

ABW 516F

CHASSIS:

1E34597

Among the last century’s great motoring icons, Jaguar’s E-type has always inspired loyalty and devotion. Born out of the fabulous D-type racer, the model soon acquired a strong competition heritage of its own. Launched at the 1961 Geneva Salon, the Big Cat proved faster and more glamorous than virtually any production rival. Certainly few could match its reputed 150mph top speed. At a time when Ferrari’s lauded 250SWB and 250GTO made do with ‘live’ rear axles, the E-type utilised a sophisticated independent rear set-up with inboard disc brakes. While, rack and pinion steering enhanced the monocoque chassis’s excellent roadholding and handling; putting it light years ahead of American designs like the Corvette. Revised in 1964, the E-type gained a torquier 4235cc powerplant and four-speed all-synchromesh gearbox of Jaguar’s own design. Introduced in late summer 1967, the so-called Series 1.5 cars boasted improved braking and cooling capabilities. Short lived, just 1,231 LHD Series 1.5 E-Type 4.2 Fixed Head Coupes were reportedly made prior to the arrival of the Series 2 in August 1968. If you are in the market for a Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe then we would urge you to come and inspect this example before buying another car. Completed on 15th August 1967, chassis 1E34597 was supplied new to Lieutenant Commander Robert H. Dumbaugh of the US Navy. Taken off the road during the late 1990s, the two-seater spent almost twenty years in store with an Oklahoma-based restoration company before being imported to the UK. A Jaguar specialist, the vendor has spent the past three years painstakingly refurbishing the E-Type and tells us that the Fixed Head Coupe not only retains its original engine and gearbox but also all its original panels.

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Finished in Opalescent Silver Grey with contrasting Red leather upholstery, we estimate that the work would have cost in the region of £250,000 + VAT had it been carried out by a ‘big name’ restorer. Indeed, the seller informs us that he dares not count-up the man hours which have gone into the project. Converted to right-hand drive and fitted with triple SU carburettors, ‘ABW 516F’ further benefits from an alloy radiator, twin cooling fans and new MWS wire wheels. Starting readily upon inspection and running very sweetly, this drop dead gorgeous E-Type is understandably described by the seller as being in ‘excellent’ condition with regard to its engine, gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and

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paintwork. Offered for sale with UK V5C Registration Document, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and a large quantity of bills. Viewing is highly recommended!


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1964 Bentley S3 Continental MPW Fixed Head Coupe ESTIMATE:

£160,000 - £190,000*

REG NO:

DSA 643B

CHASSIS:

BC138XC

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Introduced in Autumn 1962, the S3 Continental was notable as the last Bentley to be coachbuilt on a separate chassis. Powered by a 6230cc OHV V8 engine allied to four-speed automatic transmission and reputedly capable of nigh-on 120mph, the newcomer was ferociously expensive. One of the more striking bodystyles available, Mulliner Park Ward’s Design Number 2035 was a beautifully sleek Fixed Head Coupe featuring a ‘straightthrough’ wing line, ‘cut-back’ wheelarches, diagonally-positioned quad headlamps and subtle tail fins. Understandably popular among contemporary celebrities such as Jayne Mansfield, Fanny Craddock, Sir John Mills, Harry Belafonte and Keith Richards, just 312 S3 Continentals of all types were completed between 1962 and 1966. However, Mulliner Park Ward’s Design Number 2035 only accounted for seventy-six of these (in both left- and righthand drive). More expensive when new than an Aston Martin DB5 or Ferrari 250GT Lusso, the Bentley S3 Continental had more road presence than either rival. Understood to be one of less than fifty right-hand drive examples to be bodied by Mulliner Park Ward to its sleek Design Number 2035, chassis BC138XC was initially supplied

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by Weybridge Autos to F.J.L. Green Esq. As well as specifying a speedometer calibrated in miles and kilometres, Hirschmann electric aerial and combined parking and blinking lights, Mr Green had the four-seater fitted with air-conditioning (the height of luxury for a 1960s British car). Resident in the car friendly climate of Australia for most of its life, the S3 Continental has self-evidently been treated to a thorough mechanical and cosmetic restoration with the work reputedly carried out by renowned marque specialist R.A. McDermott & Co of Melbourne and Sydney. The vendor is currently trying to contact Mr McDermott and hopes to have more information by the time of sale. Pleasingly retaining its original Red leather upholstery, chassis BC138XC has been cherished as part of a private collection since 2015. Twice driven to Le Mans by the vendor’s sons (who were very appreciative of the air-conditioning), it has benefited

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from regular servicing and fettling including a headlight upgrade, suspension set-up, hydraulic tappet overhaul, sundry re-chroming, replacement heater matrix and refurbished electric window motors etc. The brake pipes have been routed inside the car, while a hi-torque starter motor and twin electric fans are sensible concessions to modern traffic. Starting readily and performing well during our recent photography session, the S3 Continental passed its most recent MOT test on August 13th 2021 with ‘no advisories’ and is said to ‘drive superbly’. Drawing admiring glances wherever it goes and blessed with one of the nicest dashboards ever to adorn a Bentley, ‘DSA 643B’ has lost none of its glamour or sense of occasion over the last fifty-seven years!


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1999 BMW M Coupe

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Just 646 miles from new ESTIMATE:

£70,000 - £90,000*

REG NO:

T235 KAP

CHASSIS:

WBSCM92090LB29268

‘T235KAP’ represents a rare opportunity to acquire an extremely low mileage example of the iconic Z3M Coupe as the car offered today has covered just 646 miles from new in the hands of the vendor and three former keepers (the first two recorded keepers being of the same family). Supplied new by Blue Bell BMW of Crewe, it has been with the vendor since 2016 and was last serviced in 2019. Finished in Arctic Silver and fitted with genuine AC Schnitzer pedals, it is offered with an original sales brochure, original book pack with handbook and service book, two keys and a collection of old MoTs. We are informed this true collectors’ BMW will be freshly serviced in time for the sale and offered with a fresh MoT certificate. It is no surprise the vendor currently grades the engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘excellent’. The M Coupé, manufactured from 1998 until 2002, was developed under the leadership of engineer Burkhard Göschel with the intention of adding increased torsional and structural rigidity to the Z3 roadster’s chassis. The development team initially struggled to get the Board of Directors at BMW to approve the model for production, but it was eventually given the thumbs up so long as it remained cost-effective to produce. To help achieve this, the majority of the body panels needed to be shared with the M roadster, thus the doors and everything from the A-pillar forward are interchangeable between the coupe and roadster, as are most of the interior parts. The Z3 coupe, which combined the M coupe’s body with the standard Z3 drivetrain, chassis and cosmetics was also approved for production at the same time. Production of the M Series cars commenced in 1998 at BMW’s Spartanburg plant in Greer, South Carolina, USA, with some of the major components such as engines and transmissions being imported from Germany. Up until the 2001 model year the Z3M Coupe and Roadster were powered by the same engine to be found in the E36 M3. Most

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countries initially receiving cars with the 3.2-litre version of the BMW S50 engine, while for the North American market the less powerful BMW S52 engine was utilised. The S50 developed some 316 hp at 7,400 rpm and 260 lb ft torque at 3,250rpm, a run of 2,999 cars being produced with this unit. As with the Z3 model, the M Coupe’s suspension features MacPherson struts at the front and semi-trailing arms to the rear. Compared to standard cars, however, the M series included modifications such as wider front and rear track, reduced ride height, modified front suspension geometry, firmer springs and shock absorbers, thicker anti-roll bars, stronger semi-trailing arms together with a reinforced subframe. The brakes from the E36 M3 were also carried over, these being vented discs measuring 315.0 mm on the front and 312.4 mm on the rear. In most countries, the front discs were a two-piece ‘floating rotor’ design. Power was transmitted via a ZF Type C 5-speed manual gearbox whilst a limited slip differential with a maximum locking of 25 percent was fitted as standard. With its semi-retro looks and high performance the Z3M Coupe offered a useful level of practicality over its Roadster sibling making it, in our opinion, the model of choice for enthusiasts.

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1977 Aston Martin V8 ‘S’

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Current ownership since 1997 ESTIMATE:

£80,000 - £90,000*

REG NO:

YEL 827S

CHASSIS:

V811772RCAS

Retrospectively known as the ‘Series 3’, the redesigned V8 model Aston Martin was phased-into production during July 1973 and was a response to concerns over forthcoming US emission control regulations. Marking a switch from Bosch fuel-injection to quad twin-choke 42mm Weber carburation, the newcomer was visually distinguished by an enlarged air intake, an elegant, elongated bonnet ‘power-bulge’ and an altered rear window base panel. The ‘Series 3’ utilised the same steel platform chassis as its predecessor, complete with independent double-wishbone front suspension, a Watts linkage-located de Dion rear axle, power assisted rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes. The luxury GT benefitted from improved engine and transmission cooling and a revised petrol tank design, which boosted luggage space. Other improvements included a revamp of the 2+2 interior with revised seats and rearranged switchgear. Initially developing some 310bhp, its cleaner-running and less temperamental 5340cc DOHC V8 engine made for a prodigiously fast motor car. By 1977, however, even tighter emission regulations had sapped peak output to around 280bhp. Aston’s response was to install ‘Stage 1’ camshafts and an exhaust system developed for the V8 Vantage, restoring power to nearer 304bhp. Models so equipped are sometimes referred to as V8 ‘S’. Due to financial difficulties, the 967 Series 3 cars commissioned were produced in two phases: July 1973 – December 1874 and Spring 1976 – October 1978. A rare and desirable original RHD home market V8 ‘S’, chassis V811772RCAS is fitted with full ‘fliptail’ Vantage bodywork. Ordered with the special ‘S’ series engine this is an all-matching numbers car. Specified with the 3-speed automatic transmission the vendor tells us that it has a shift kit fitted. Presented with a Dark Blue body ‘YEL827S’ was last subjected to a body and chassis restoration in 1998. Inside, this ‘S’ has a cabin trimmed in Beige leather with complementing dark blue piping. Carpet

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footwell over mats are in matching blue over the fitted beige carpet. The cabin has been treated to front seat headrests with cushions. At some stage later electric door mirrors have been a practical addition by a previous custodian of the car. This ‘S’ was first registered in October 1977 and has been in its current ownership for 24 years, since 1997 and has covered 73,317 miles from new. The most recent service was carried out at 73,192 miles in 2018 and at a cost of £5,949.46. As part of maintenance, a new battery was fitted in March of 2021. There is a collection of receipts and invoices for work carried out and maintenance that the car has had in its ownership. The current MoT expires on August 3rd, 2022. Further to the car’s specification, an immobiliser has been fitted for added security. A jack and toolkit are present, as is a cover for the car. As part of the maintenance and care and attention to this Aston, some 20 years ago the engine had been subject to some work conducive to effective running of the car on unleaded fuel. The ‘S’ wears recent Avon 235/70/R15 tyres which were fitted at the last service, 123 miles ago. The old MoT certificates are present with the car and date back to 1987, these are in addition to a selection of spent tax discs. The vendor has taken the opportunity to grade the car as excellent with regards to the bodywork, engine, excellent, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission, gearbox and interior trim.

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1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster ESTIMATE:

£70,000 - £85,000*

REG NO:

ABW 88H

CHASSIS:

1R1508

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One of just 776 Series II Roadsters made to right-hand drive specification, chassis 1R1508 was first registered with the Nottingham number plate ‘TAU 465H’ on February 2nd 1970. Resident in Northern Ireland thereafter, the Jaguar was treated to a thorough engine and gearbox overhaul by Oldham & Crowther of Peterborough at an indicated 70,644 miles before being bought by the television and radio star Noel Edmonds as a present for his first wife Gillian during 1978. Checked over by J.R. Etheridge Ltd who looked after Mr Edmonds’ Ford GT40 at the time, the E-Type bore the distinctive number plate ‘CIA 7’. Belonging to Mr C Metcalfe of Milton Keynes by 1984, the two-seater then passed to Paul Conway who kept it for over twenty years. Small bills Garage of Chiswick carried out a full mechanical and body inspection on the car at an indicated 86,171 miles in September 1986 concluding that: ‘Apart from the corroded sills this vehicle is a fine example of a sixteen-year-old motor car’. Minor bodywork restoration and a full respray in its original Red followed during 1990 but, unusually for a home market car, the Series II Roadster has never been allowed to deteriorate to the point of needing total renovation. Thus, it retains its original chassis plate, carburettor position tags and jack bag etc not to mention its factory-fitted engine. Having owned several E-Types in the past and as a veteran of various Concours restorations, the vendor purchased chassis 1R1508 from marque specialist Lanes Cars for £90,000 in 2018 with a view to returning it to showroom condition once more. However, another project intervened and he now feels that someone else should take custodianship. Re-trimmed at some stage, the Jaguar remains presentable and could certainly be enjoyed ‘as is’ especially given that the seller has just spent £1,927.20 with Aldon Automotive of Brierley Hill having the radiator flushed, one cooling fan motor renewed, new coolant hoses fitted, the triple SU carburettors overhauled and electronic ignition added. Starting readily upon inspection and running well during our recent photography session, ‘ABW 88H’ is more authentic than many of the E-Types we encounter. Understood to have covered some 102,000 miles

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from new, this rare and appealing Series II Roadster is offered for sale with a green logbook (showing Mrs Edmonds’ ownership), old MOTs dating back to 1978 at 76,835 miles, numerous bills, factory hardtop and fitted indoor car cover. Triumphantly unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type created a furore thanks to its supercar performance, stunning looks and modest price tag. Early racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori amongst others helped cement the newcomer’s reputation. Built as a monocoque with an engine cradling front sub-frame, the E-type’s combination of all-around independent suspension and disc brakes allied to rackand-pinion steering resulted in excellent roadholding and handling capabilities. The indomitable straight-six XK twin-cam engine supplied abundant power. If the design had an Achilles’ heel then it was the recalcitrant Moss gearbox. However, Jaguar was quick to correct this shortcoming with a four-speeder of its own design

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just part of a continual programme of E-Type development that saw the model metamorphose through three Series. Introduced in August 1968, the Series II cars were distinguishable by their revised bumper and light arrangements. Less noticeable was the increased size of the front air intake that in conjunction with dual cooling fans made the Series II better behaved in hot weather and heavy traffic. With its 4235cc engine developing a quoted 265bhp and 283lbft of torque, it was reputedly capable of nearly 150mph and 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds. Available in open two-seater, fixedhead two-seater and fixed-head 2+2-seater guises, the American market accounted for the vast majority of Series II production. Indeed, just 776 of the 8,627 open two-seaters made were to right-hand drive specification.


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1978 ERRA Mondial 500 ESTIMATE:

£60,000 - £70,000*

REG NO:

779 UYG

CHASSIS:

BN6-L/857

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Inspired by Italian sports racers of the type which distinguished themselves on the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and at the Le Mans 24-hours etc, enthusiast Stan Daniels decided to build his own tribute in the late 1980s. The level of craftsmanship which went into the resultant ‘SD 500’ was such that Gerry Hawkridge of Transformer Cars (and more recently Hawk Cars) offered to put the design into (very) limited production. Based around a tubular steel spaceframe chassis equipped with independent front suspension, a De Dion rear axle with Watts linkage and disc brakes, the twoseater was powered by a 2-litre DOHC Alfa Romeo engine allied to a five-speed transaxle. Bodied in fibreglass but with aluminium detailing to fool the casual observer, the ‘SD 500’ was a singularly pretty car. Great fun to drive with a decent power to weight ratio, just twelve are thought to have been built with the later cars branded as ERRAs (Elmsett Road Racing Automobiles). Registered with the DVLA as a 1978 ERRA Mondial 500, chassis 001024 has been in the current ownership since 2011. Looking every inch the 1950s sports racer thanks to its ‘9289 RO’ number plate and the presence of various aluminium panels including the bonnet, the two-seater is described by the vendor as being in ‘good’ (1962cc Alfa Romeo engine, electrical equipment, manual gearbox) or ‘very good’ (bodywork, paintwork, interior trim) condition. A highly convincing, well-made and nicely detailed evocation that is worthy of close inspection. Offered for sale with a V5C Registration Document and paperwork file recording previous ownership details, old MOTs and sundry magazine article reprints etc.

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1927 Ford Model T ‘Runabout’ ESTIMATE:

£13,000 - £15,000*

REG NO:

BF 6434

CHASSIS:

C611200

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1927 marked an end of an era for Ford Motor Company as it would be the final production year of the Model T. These “Improved Ford” models were introduced in the final years of the T and gave an advanced look at what was to come for the company’s new Model A. As such, restyled bodywork and even chassis improvements make these later cars standouts of the T range. This original Model T ‘Runabout’ Tourer has been in the current ownership for three years having been imported from the USA in 2013. Evidently the subject of much previous restoration work, the red paintwork compliments the black interior and makes a welcome change from the usual black finished bodies more commonly found. The car is offered with a folder full of paperwork and photographs, most recently being put to use for occasional television work. Benefiting from a simple folding fabric hood to help fend off the worst of the English weather, ‘BF 6434’ is said to have good body, engine, electrical equipment and interior, whilst the paintwork is rated ‘average’.

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1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 ESTIMATE:

£60,000 - £65,000*

REG NO:

BJA 325K

CHASSIS:

1S51021

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This desirable manual transmission V12 is understood to have been restored and converted from a coupe in the early 1990s at which time the odometer was reset. Although no invoices are present for the conversion it was clearly carried out to a high standard and the car looks resplendent with its red coachwork, black interior, and chrome wire wheels. Indeed, it has since won numerous prizes including the Bugatti Owner’s Club ‘Scuderia Prize’ and ‘Best in Show’ at a Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Isle Of Man Tour. Whilst in the hands of previous owners it was treated to engine works by Chequered Flag in 2011 and a gearbox overhaul at a cost of £4500 in 2014. Acquired by the vendor in 2015, more recent attention has included the fitment of a new electronic distributor cap and rotor arm in July this year. Offered with a collection of invoices, old MoTs dating back to 1993, original operating manual and sales and service book. ‘BJA325K’ is, in our opinion, sensibly priced when compared to the values of restored original examples with the vendor currently rating the paintwork, bodywork and interior as “good” with “very good” engine plus transmission and is offered with an MOT certificate into July 2022. By 1971, Jaguar’s jaw-dropping E-Type had been in production for a decade. Despite continual improvements, new emissions legislation in the all-important American market threatened to strangle the big cat’s performance. Jaguar responded by giving its revered sportscar fresh claws in the shape of a 5343cc V12 developed from the stillborn XJ13 Le Mans project car. The new engine was both effortlessly powerful and eerily refined. “The turbine-like smoothness with which the engine provides a sustained shove in the back is almost uncanny, the more so when one accelerates hard in top gear without even a gearchange to interrupt one’s headlong dash into the distance” (Autocar 5th July 1973).

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1953 Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster

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Subject to restoration with renowned Jaguar specialist Collier Street Garage ESTIMATE:

£85,000 - £95,000*

REG NO:

821 EXO

CHASSIS:

661104

‘EXO 821’ is one of the more sought-after ‘home market’ Jaguar XK120s, delivered new via Rossleigh, Edinburgh after leaving Browns Lane in September 1953, at that time in British Racing Green with Tan interior and Fawn hood. ‘EXO 21’ has been in its current combination of Old English White with contrasting Black leather interior since at least 1987, if not earlier, and was entrusted to renowned Jaguar specialists Collier Street Garage in 2004 by its previous owner, who had the car for 30 years. The brief was to ‘comprehensively restore the car to fine running condition’. The engine was overhauled with replacement pistons and crank, any areas of corrosion rectified, a ‘bare metal’ respray and much more, with invoices totalling in excess of £63,000. Enhancements at this time included front disc brakes, an aluminium radiator with Kenlowe fan, electronic ignition, and more. The restoration was completed some nine years later, in 2013. ‘EXO 21’ was acquired by its current owner less than 2,000 miles after restoration in 2017 and has completed some 16,000 miles since with the odometer presently displaying 17,746. Included with the vehicle are invoices totalling approximately £75,000, several previous MOT certificates, and a continuation logbook. Launched at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show, the Jaguar XK120 Roadster caused a sensation. Penned by Sir William Lyons, the model’s sensuous lines seemed almost impossibly glamorous to a country still feeling the effects of rationing. While the 120mph top speed that its name signified soon became the stuff of legend. Based around a cruciform-braced box-section chassis equipped with independent torsion-bar front suspension, a leaf-sprung ‘live’ rear axle and hydraulic drum brakes, the lithe two-seater proved equally adept on-road or track winning both the RAC TT and Alpine Trial during 1950 (the former victory coming at the hands of Sir Stirling Moss).

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1971 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2

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61,746 miles from new and current family ownership since 1972 ESTIMATE:

£350,000 - £400,000*

REG NO: EJW 520J

CHASSIS: DB6MK2/4285/R

Retaining its all-important matching chassis and engine numbers, this last of the line Mk2 DB6 with desirable ZF 5-speed manual gearbox is one of just 238 examples produced (excluding the 38 Volante examples). Attractively finished in its original shade of Olive Green Metallic complemented by a Tan leather interior, ‘EJW 520J’ has covered just 61,746 miles from new in the hands of one former keeper and subsequent family ownership since 1972.

Understood to have been purchased new from HR Attwood Ltd of Williamson Street, Wolverhampton by a Mr Roger Turner, resident of the West Midlands, it has remained in the Worcestershire area ever since. Subject to some £40,000 of expenditure with Torque Automotive Engineering in 2008, the engine and differential were overhauled in 2013 by marque specialist David Warburton’s Specialised

Automotive Services of Clitheroe, Lancashire when the mileage was recorded as 61,000. Further mechanical fettling also carried out by them at this time included chassis and suspension repairs with the works totalling some £40,000 for which invoices are on file. In June 2021 they were requested to carry out a full service, these works entailing stripping and cleaning of the braking system, changing of fluids including the anti-freeze and brake fluid and replacement of the rocker cover gaskets. A further invoice for this amounting £1280.71 is contained in the history file. Unsurprisingly, the vendor now describes the engine and transmission as “excellent” whilst the paintwork, bodywork and interior are rated as “very good”. Clearly well cared for and offered with its original handbook, service book stamped to 1975, old MoT certificates back to 1975 (at 38227 miles), a large number of invoices and current MoT to August 2022, this highly collectible late model DB6, family owned since 1972 and with just 61,746 miles recorded, is well worthy of the closest inspection. Entering production in July 1969 but not formally unveiled for another month, the rakishly elegant DB6 Mk2 was the ultimate evolution of the iconic Aston Martin DB4/DB5/DB6 line. Sharing the same sheet steel platform chassis as its immediate predecessor complete with all-around coil-sprung suspension (independent double-wishbone front, trailing arm/beam axle rear), four-wheel disc brakes and Armstrong Select-a-ride adjustable rear shock absorbers, the newcomer nevertheless incorporated a host of detail improvements. Sharper and more responsive to drive thanks to wider wire wheels on 6” rims and fatter tyres sourced from the DBS model (hence the need for its trademark flared wheel arches), the Mk2 also benefited from the provision of standard-fit power-assisted rack and pinion steering. Automatic transmission remained a `no cost’ option, while cars equipped with the five-speed ZF manual gearbox gained a lower first gear ratio and more positive Borg & Beck clutch. The fabulous Tadek Marek designed 3995cc DOHC straight-six engine could be had with a nascent form of electronic fuel injection. However, most buyers wisely opted for carburettor-fed variants in standard (triple SU, 282bhp) or high-performance Vantage (triple Weber, 325bhp) tune. Indeed, so troublesome did the AE Brico EFI system prove that several Mk2s were converted to Vantage specification by the factory. Revised seating both front and rear meant that the last of the classic DB-series family could also lay claim to being the most comfortable. Only in production until November 1970, just 238 DB6 Mk2 saloons are thought to have been made (of which a mere 122 were reputedly to triple SU carburettor-fed specification).

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1953 Alvis TA21 Drophead Coupe

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NO RESERVE* REG NO:

NYU 817

CHASSIS:

25116

Originally earmarked for the American market where Alvis had hoped sales would be plentiful, chassis 25116 was converted from left- to right-hand drive and completed on 9th October 1953. Delivered to marque concessionaire Brooklands of Bond Street, London W1 the following month, it was issued with the local registration number ‘NYU 817’. The Drophead Coupe’s first years are a mystery but by the mid1960s it had relocated to Aberdeen and been upgraded with a more powerful TC21 engine. Belonging to J. Buchan and A.J. Burrell that decade, the four-seater then passed to George Winram of the Aberdeen Blind Company in whose family it would remain until being bought by hotelier Neil James of Inverurie during 1996. Mr James entrusted the TA21 to the Kinghorn Bodyshop of Aberdeen for a photographically documented, ‘bare metal’ restoration with assorted parts being sourced from marque specialists Walkers Radiators and Red Triangle. Featured in various Alvis Owners’ Club Bulletin magazines thereafter, ‘NYU 817’ achieved a degree of success in concours competitions. Migrating to Edinburgh and the custodianship of Dr Richard Legge in 2003, the Drophead Coupe was then resident in Brecon with Andrew Morton before being bought by Londoner Nicholas Broadhead during 2010. The latter had Red Triangle fettle the brakes and suspension, carry out some minor bodywork repairs, convert the engine to unleaded fuel, replace the exhaust and renew the underseal not to mention fit an alternator, Kenlowe fan, modern stereo, power socket (with USB insert) and halogen headlights. The associated invoices on file total some £20,000. Further improved since entering the current family ownership in October 2012, the vendor’s late husband – a skilled welder and fabricator with numerous restorations to his credit – installed variable rate electric power steering and a five-speed manual gearbox for more relaxed high-speed cruising. Still highly presentable albeit not concours, ‘NYU 817’ started readily upon inspection and ran well during our recent photography session. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, restoration photo albums and history file.

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1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Saloon

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Current ownership since 1988 ESTIMATE:

£30,000 - £35,000*

REG NO:

TO 4800

CHASSIS:

GMJ 41

Unveiled in 1922, the 20HP was a second string to the RollsRoyce bow - a shorter, more economical sibling to the Silver Ghost which broadened the marque’s reach to span both the very rich and seriously wealthy. Instantly distinguished by its horizontal radiator shutters, the newcomer was constructed around a ladderframe chassis of 129 inch wheelbase. Power came from a 3,127cc straight-six, OHV monobloc engine mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. Suspension was by semi-elliptic leaf springs all-round. Braking was initially on the rear wheels alone, while steering was by worm and nut. Progressively updated to feature a four-speed gearbox and servo-assisted all-wheel braking, the ‘baby’ Rolls remained in production until 1929, by when some 2,885 examples had vacated the company’s Derby factory. Lighter and more responsive than the Silver Ghost, the 20HP was capable of exceeding 60mph. Finished in Yellow over Black with a Tan leather upholstery chassis GUJ16 was supplied new to Mrs L.J Stretton of Nottingham with Park ward coachwork which it still retains today. Sold by Mrs Stretton at the end of World War Two chassis GUJ16 is understood to have passed to the Montagu Arms to convey guests to the local station and then used in the 1960’s by a Dr Welch to visit his patients and remained with him until being acquired by the current vendor in 1988. Subject to a previous engine overhaul by renowned Brunt’s of Silverdale and fitted with overdrive ‘TO4800’ is offered with its chassis card records, a collection of invoices which include marque specialist Royce services and a collection of old MoT certificates. Said to have always been stored in a central heated garage the vendor currently grades the engine, transmission and bodywork as ‘Very Good’ and the electrical equipment, interior trim, and paintwork all as ‘Good’.

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1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

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ESTIMATE: £11,000 - £13,000* REG NO: SPD 637L

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ESTIMATE: £9,000 - £11,000* CHASSIS: SRH15394

A true testament to the quality of the work carried out by Rolls-Royce & Bentley specialist Overton Vehicle Overhauls of Rayleigh, ‘SPD 637L’ remains highly presentable following a bare metal bodywork restoration they carried out on it in 1988! As well as banishing any corrosion, they leaded all the joints, renewed all the rubbers and glass and even overhauled the rare factory-fitted sunroof. Overton were also tasked with refinishing the wood veneers and thoroughly overhauling the brake and suspension systems since when a mere 9,000 or so miles have been covered (the last major invoice for suspension fettling being issued on 15th March 1991 at an indicated (1)16,717 miles). MOT tested on 15th November 2000 at an indicated (1)21,998 miles, the Rolls-Royce’s odometer presently shows less than (1)26,000 miles. Acquired by its last registered keeper in late October 2001 and given a rustproof treatment the following year, ‘SPD 637L’ has been well stored despite its lack of use. Inspected by Brain Page MIMI of Classic Assessments last year, he concluded thus: ‘All in all, a nice example of its type’ and valued the car at up to £18,500. Felt by the seller to drive ‘very well’ following some light recommissioning, this delightful Silver Shadow passed its last MOT on 13th August 2021 with ‘no advisories’.

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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

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REG NO: FLE 594Y

CHASSIS: WBDA45A90B0Z4790

Successor to the European 350SL and American 450SL models, the (R107) 380SL was introduced in March 1980. Utilising the same two-door monocoque bodyshell equipped with all-round coil-sprung independent suspension (wishbone front / semi-trailing arm rear), power assisted recirculating ball steering and four-wheel disc brakes as its predecessors, the newcomer boasted an enlarged 3839cc SOHC V8 engine and improved four-speed automatic transmission. Presented in an attractive combination of white with contrasting blue leather interior and blue hood, FLE 549Y is a US car imported in 2016 by its current owner and displays 77,503 miles on the odometer. This particular example comes accompanied with a desirable hard top, as well as a number of documents including import docs, a copy of the US title, some previous MOTs and a collection of invoices totalling nearly $9,000. The vendor rates the condition of the interior trim as ‘Average to Good’, the bodywork, engine and electrical equipment as ‘Good’ and the paintwork and transmission as ‘Very Good’.


2004 Maserati 4200 GT

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ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £14,000* REG NO: MX53 TGY

2002 Bentley Arnage T

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ESTIMATE: £20,000 - £25,000* CHASSIS: ZAMEC38C000015885

Unveiled at the 2002 Detroit Show, the 177mph Maserati Coupe (a.k.a. 4200 GT) was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign. Developing 385bhp/332lbft, its 4244cc V8 engine was allied to a six-speed transmission that could be had in conventional manual or ‘Cambiocorsa’ guises (the latter incorporating electrohydraulic assistance and F1-style steering wheel paddles). Supplied new by Stratstone of Wilmslow this handsome righthand drive manual example is finished in Metallic silver, trimmed with a luxurious Red leather interior and Red carpets. Riding on 18-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels other cosmetic highlights include Rosso Red-coloured brake callipers and the comprehensive specification includes Maserati Stability Program (MSP) and electrically-controlled front seats. Displaying 74,950 miles ‘MX03 TGY’ is now offered complete with its original Maserati tool kit, book pack with handbook and service book with 15 entries plus a collection of invoices and old MOT certificates. Freshly serviced and shod with two new Pirelli P Zero tyres the vendor considers the Coupe’s Ferrari-based V8 engine, manual transmission, bodywork, paintwork and interior trim to be in `very good’ order and is offering the Maserati with an MOT certificate into March 2022, surely amazing value in today’s market.

REG NO: DG52 KPP

CHASSIS: SC8LF34F63CH09116

This silver with black interior Arnage currently registers just 47,600 miles on its odometer which have been covered in the hands of four former keepers from new. It features the optional brushed aluminium dashboard with Diamond stitched seats and benefits from repainting of the front and rear bumpers at a cost of £2308 in 2021. The air-conditioning has also recently been re-gassed. Offered with its book pack including handbook and service book first stamped by Bentley and a collection of invoices and old MoTs, the vendor currently rates the bodywork, paintwork, interior, engine plus transmission as all being in “very good” condition and is offered with an MOT into October 2021. The Bentley Arnage and its Rolls-Royce sibling, the Silver Seraph, were phased in during the Spring of 1998 as replacements for derivatives of the long-serving Mulsanne (Bentley) and Silver Spirit (Rolls-Royce). The bodies for the new cars were built at the Bentley factory in Crewe. The Arnage T was heralded as the most powerful model in the Bentley range at its 2002 North American International Auto Show launch. As with the Arnage R, there were twin turbochargers, but tuned to develop 465 metric horsepower (342 kW; 459 bhp) and 875 newton metres (645lbft). The Arnage T was reputedly capable of 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and 170mph.

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1958 Jaguar MK IX

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The 20th example made NO RESERVE* REG NO: UN-REG

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ESTIMATE: £10,000 - £14,000* CHASSIS: P770020BW

According to the accompanying Heritage Certificate this MkIX Saloon, the 20th car built, was manufactured on 24th September 1958 and originally finished in Cornish Grey over Mist Grey with Dark Blue interior trim. The original registration mark allocated was 777 MEV. Its first owner was a David Currie of Chelmsford, as recorded on the buff logbook retained in its history file. It subsequently passed through the hands of a couple more owners in the Chelmsford area and has now been with the vendor for around 45 years. Understood to be the second oldest example to survive, it is offered for restoration with the aforementioned Heritage Certificate, buff logbook, an MoT certificate from 1973 and displays 35,884 miles. The roots of the luxuriously equipped and potent MKIX Jaguar lay in the MKVII that had been launched at the 1950 London Motorshow. The MKVIII of 1956 brought added opulence to the interior and a few detail changes to the outward appearance (most noticeably the move to a curved single-piece windscreen), while the MKIX delivered a 3.8-litre 220bhp version of Jaguar’s all-conquering DOHC XK engine, servo-assisted disc brakes all-round and recirculating ball steering. Motor magazine’s test of an automatic example returned a 0-60mph time of 11.3 seconds and top speed of 114.4mph - no mean figures for a 16ft-plus Saloon weighing in at 4,000 lbs.

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1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep

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REG NO: OXS 324

CHASSIS: CJ2A61396

After the original Willys MB and Ford GPW had helped win WW2, post-war the concept was evolved into both civilian and military versions. The CJ-series was developed for civilian requirements and initially aimed primarily at the farming market, of course retaining all-wheel drive thus enabling it, like its predecessors, to go practically anywhere. A global success like the Land Rover, some 1.5 million CJ models were built before the introduction of the Wrangler finally ended production in 1986 - the basic design having remained virtually unchanged throughout. Manufactured in 1946, this Willys Jeep CJ-2A is understood to have been supplied new to America and is fitted with the 2.2-litre straight-four engine mated to a three-speed Borg Warner T90 manual gearbox. Presented in Sand with padded seats and black frames, it was imported into the United Kingdom in 2021 and registered ‘OXS 324’. Benefiting from new tyres and overhauled brakes just prior to being shipped from America, the Jeep has been subject to an engine service since landing. Accompanied by a current V5C document and a Classic American Automobile Club dating certificate, the hood frame, canopy and door sides are finished in black faux leather.


1998 Dare Ginetta G4 ESTIMATE:

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£26,000 - £30,000*

REG NO: XPF 162

1977 Triumph Stag

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ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £14,000* CHASSIS: SABTVR03598219120

Reportedly built by the Walkletts themselves in 1998, ‘XPF 162’ is unusual in being a convertible version configured for both road and race usage (hence it coming with both hard- and soft-top roofs). Fully road legal, it is potentially eligible for a wealth of race series including the 750MC, Ginetta Championship, CSCC and the HSCC’s Historic Road Sports. ‘XPF 162’ is thought to be the only car powered by a dry-sumped 2.0 litre Zetec and is described as an ‘animal’ by the vendor, with the most recent Dyno printout showing 220bhp. Additional specification includes a Titan oil pump kit, alloy ‘Radtec’ radiator, 4-1 exhaust into BTB noisecompliant stainless side exit box (pre-SVA, so no cat). As well as this, the car features an Omex 600 ECU and loom, Ford Type 9 gearbox with semi-helical close-ratio internals, rear Sierra LSD with uprated driveshafts, uprated adjustable dampers with bespoke Brembo/Dare front four-pot callipers and brake bias adjuster, DARE chrome rollover bars and Toyo R888 semi-slick tyres. ‘XPF 162’ was subject to restoration in 2010 which included a full engine overhaul at a cost of some £7,000 and comes accompanied by a number of previous MOTs and invoices totalling over £26,000. The odometer displays 32,981 miles and the car is offered with an MOT valid until 18th August 2022.

REG NO: PJB 610R

CHASSIS: LD438450

Introduced in June 1970, the Triumph Stag was conceived as a luxury convertible sports car to rival the likes of the R107-series Mercedes-Benz SL. With some 145bhp and 167lbft of torque on tap from its bespoke 2997cc SOHC V8 engine, the model was reputedly capable of 120mph. Available with a choice of four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission all but the earliest Stags benefited from both hard- and soft-top roofs. Despite being in production for seven years during which time 25,877 cars were made, a mere 9,500 or so are thought to have survived. Presented in Red with contrasting black interior, PJB 610R benefits from a desirable manual gearbox with overdrive on 3rd and 4th and is offered having been stored for 3 years after a mechanical recommissioning. The vehicle has been subject to an overhauled brake system, replacement wheels, and a new hood and is offered with a small number of previous MOTs as well as the v5 document. The vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, and interior trim as ‘Good’, with the transmission and gearbox ‘Very Good’.

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1936/38 Stafford Single-Seater ESTIMATE:

£65,000 - £85,000*

REG NO:

UN-REG

CHASSIS:

1

95

“In 1936 probably because of something to do with being bored in my daily round of common tasks, I felt an urge to do something positively constructive and the idea was born to build a racing car with which to have some fun.” Born of this premise, work on what was to become the Stafford Special began in a shared mews garage in Denmark Villas, Hove in 1936. Working all and every evening for the next two years, Rodney Stafford (d.1981) sourced a Meadows 4ED 1500cc engine, which had proved itself in the racing Lea Francis team cars in 1929, mated to a Cozette supercharger, and then set about designing the rest of the car around it. A simple channel section chassis was constructed by Blaker Engineering Company and quarter-elliptic springs were made to run to the rear axle which was located by two sheet steel radius arms swiveling on ball mountings on either side of the cockpit. A solid axle shaft was made up by Laystalls, the crown wheel and pinion being of Poldi steel and constructed by Rogers Bros. Some 16lbs was trimmed from the flywheel whilst Sercks produced a special radiator using their highly efficient ‘Hell Cooler’ block. A Marendaz front axle suspended on semi-elliptic springs with conventional Hartford friction dampers was fitted together with a Marles steering box mounted on the offside of the chassis giving 2.5 turns lock-tolock. Fuel was located in a rear tank of seven gallons capacity pressurized by a hand pump. The “brilliant light blue” bodywork was entrusted to a Mr. Davis who “made a perfectly marvelous job” of producing the svelte panels in 20-gauge aluminum. After a few test runs and speed trial events in 1937 including one at Lewes, it was realized a few modifications would be needed to make it truly competitive. Domed high compression magnesium alloy pistons were sourced from Martlets and the blower was overhauled to give around 15lbs of pressure. The front axle was replaced with a Rover unit allied to Riley 9 wheel carriers and brakes. The car sat lower and was found to be “considerably more potent”, handling and stopping “magnificently”. Indeed, during

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practice for a 1938 race on the Campbell Circuit at Brooklands the car was able to hold a 3.3 Bugatti, 2-litre Alta, and 1500 Maserati at bay initially. Unfortunately, the infamous handicapping system worked against them in the event! Sadly, the outbreak of hostilities in 1939 put an end to any further racing and development and the car was laid up for the duration of the war. Shortly after peace returned, complete and running, it was bought from Sportscar Garages, Ripley, by John ColborneBaber who would later become well-known for his Volkswagen dealership based in the South of England. He completed with the car in events at Prescott, Weston-super-Mare, and the Brighton Speed Trials, before selling it on to Richard Shakespeare in 1951. His wife enjoyed some success in the car before it passed through the hands of a number of others, including Sir David Gamble (1951), Murray Beacroft (1953), John Grice (1963), and Tony Mitchell (1971), gradually becoming more tired as the years went by, before being purchased (minus its engine) by Riley enthusiast Tim Ely in 1972. In 1990, the remains were swapped for a new VW Golf GTi with Peter Colborne-Baber - the son of the second owner. The car sat for the next few years until the decision was taken along with Works Manager and racing driver, John Markey, to rebuild it to as near as possible original specification. Because of the numerous Riley parts fitted they offered the project to Ian Gladstone of Blue Diamond Services. It was discovered that Blakers still existed and they straightened the chassis whilst a Riley Merlin open prop shaft rear axle, with a similar track to the original, was fitted. As many of the original parts as reasonably could be were used in the rebuild including the radiator, fuel tank, and dashboard. The original engine had by now been reunited with its chassis so a replacement was sourced by Bill Roberts along with a gearbox. These were overhauled and a Cozette supercharger was built up and installed. As the original aluminum bodywork had started to powder a replacement was crafted by Lawrence Kett of G&A Fabrications of West Molesey, Surrey, this being painted by Andy Coxhead of 355 Ltd. Upon completion, the car ran in various VSCC events including a Brooklands Sprint, Goodwood Sprint, and Shelsley Walsh whilst also making an appearance at the Chateau Impney Hillclimb in 2015. Despite not having been campaigned recently it is said to be “on the button” and in lovely order. This historic special is accompanied by a wealth of information including correspondence, specification sheets, numerous photographs, drawings, and a VSCC Eligibility Document dated 2005. It is now available for inspection prior to the auction – please contact the office to arrange.

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1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6

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The Subject of a Comprehensive Photographic Restoration ESTIMATE:

£38,000 - £42,000*

REG NO:

779 UYG

CHASSIS:

BN6-L/857

“After a really gruelling road test, I can say that this new sports model is ideal for Continental touring. It also stood up to lap after lap of the Nürburgring at racing speeds, without complaint, and that must be equivalent to a vast mileage under more humane conditions. Finally, it has the kind of appearance that will make many prospective purchasers reach for their cheque books.” – John Bolster on the Austin-Healey 100/6, Autosport, 12th October 1956. Introduced in 1956, the 100/6 represented the most radical step forward in the Big Healey’s development. Despite its initial success, sales of the original Austin-Healey 100 had begun to decline by the mid-1950s and so the model was revamped as the ‘100/6’, BMC’s 2.6-litre C-series six replacing the original fourcylinder Austin Atlantic engine. At the same time, the wheelbase was lengthened from 7’ 6” to 7’ 8”, which enabled the inclusion of two occasional seats in the rear of the BN4 variant. In 100-6 tune the pushrod six produced 102bhp - 12bhp more than its predecessor - though the inevitable weight gain meant that there was little if any improvement in performance, the car’s top speed remaining at 103mph or thereabouts. Although stylistically very similar to the preceding 100, the 100/6 was nevertheless easily distinguishable by its ‘crinkle’ radiator grille and bonnet-top air intake. In 1957 an improved six-port engine became available, and this 117bhp unit was fitted to all the newly introduced BN6 two-seater roadsters. The top speed improved to 111mph and 1.7 seconds were cut from the 0-60mph time. Originally a left-hand drive model, this BN6 roadster underwent a full and comprehensive restoration during 2014-15 and was converted to right-hand drive in the process. Purchased and imported by Gordon Scott of Hayward & Scott (classic car

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component fabricators), it still presents like a recent restoration should and runs and drives well. The car was finished ‘in-house’ to a particularly high ‘no expense spared’ specification, including a ‘Works’ hardtop, front disk brakes, alternator, inertia reel seatbelts, new chrome wire wheels (shod with XAS tyres), together with a bespoke (and quite beautiful!) exhaust system and manifold. This wonderful Big Healey is accompanied by a V5C Registration Document and records of its restoration including photographs of the car throughout the process, a Heritage certificate, a small number of receipts and a letter from Mr Scott confirming the works that were carried out. Well-maintained six-cylinder Healeys provide a fabulous driving experience and this example presents extremely well in a wonderful, yet unusual colour combination. Ready to enjoy, ‘779 UYG’ demands a close look for anyone seeking a practical and stylish sports car with some subtle upgrades, that simply couldn’t be replicated for even a fraction of the guide price.

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1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Coupe ESTIMATE:

£70,000 - £80,000*

REG NO:

T.B.A.

CHASSIS:

887598

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According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate, chassis 887598 was completed on November 21st 1962 and shipped to Jaguar Cars, New York shortly thereafter. Originally finished in Cream with Red upholstery, its first owner is recorded as V.F. Sastarich. Stated to have been ‘beautifully restored’ and to have covered ‘only 47,000 miles’ when advertised for sale during 2004, the E-Type was resident in the dry state of Texas the following decade. Pleasingly retaining its original ‘matching numbers’ engine block, the two-seater had been uprated with a later Jaguar all-synchromesh four-speed manual gearbox and wood veneered auxiliary instrument panel by the time the vendor imported it to the UK. As well as thoroughly recommissioning the Fixed Head Coupe, he had it fitted with European specification indicators front and rear and resprayed in lustrous Opalescent Grey Metallic. The engine bay was detailed and what is thought to be the original Red leather upholstery complemented by a new West of England cloth headlining. Rated by the seller as ‘overall a superb example which drives beautifully’, this stunning E-Type has been NOVA’d with all relevant duties paid.

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Famously launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type created a furore. Its combination of supercar performance, superb styling and a low price tag left rivals reeling and customers clamouring. While, early sportscar racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori amongst others helped cement its reputation. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the model’s combination of all-round independent suspension (torsion-bar front / coil-sprung rear) rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent roadholding and handling capabilities. Fed by triple SU HD8 carburettors and

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topped with a ‘straight port’ DOHC cylinder head, its indomitable 3781cc straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lbft of torque. Allied to a four-speed Moss gearbox (with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and 4th), it reputedly enabled the low-slung two-seater to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph. While any E-type Fixed Head Coupe is desirable, the lithesome free-revving 3.8 litre cars enjoy a particularly exalted status. Dating from early in the production cycle before Jaguar responded to popular demand for greater comfort and refinement, they arguably represent the automotive icon in its purest form.


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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL ESTIMATE:

£28,000 - £32,000*

REG NO:

B677 BJO

CHASSIS:

1070462A026462

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The Mercedes R107-series SL was launched in 1971 to replace the long-lived W113 ‘Pagoda’ SL that first appeared in 1963. Though dispensing with Mercedes’ usual model identification, it was based on the suspension of the W114 saloon and ran until 1989 with more than 237,000 examples built. The Bruno Sacco-designed car was bigger, heavier and softer-riding than its predecessor, but can still handle and won the plaudits from distinguished motoring writers including LJK Setright. The 500SL version of the R107 was made from 1980 with an all-alloy fuel-injected V8 and was made for Europe only and with 60mph available in 7.4 secs the top speed was 140mph, faster even than the US, Japan and Australian 560SL. Plenty of R107s (and SLC’s) come to market but 500SLs are still a rarity, with only 11,812 examples built. Finished in Silver with Red upholstery, ‘B677 BJO’ has covered just 77,167 miles (atoc) from new. The accompanying service book contains sixteen entries (nine main dealers, one marque specialist and six others). Covering a mere 7,000 miles over the last twelve years or so, the 500SL entered the current ownership in 2014. Entrusted to Mercedes-Benz specialist SS Motors of Surrey during 2016, the Convertible received a service, replacement steering shock absorber and new front brake pads/hoses at a cost of c.£1,000. Last serviced by Classic Mercedes Restoration in November 2020, this elegant low mileage 500SL is offered for sale with a large history file containing numerous past invoices, tax discs and old MOTs plus its original handbook/service book and a current ‘no advisories’ MOT certificate valid until October 2021.

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1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupe ESTIMATE:

£40,000 - £50,000*

REG NO:

T.B.A.

CHASSIS:

UD 1S74837BW

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Supplied new to America, chassis 1S74837 is understood to have covered just 18,000 miles in the hands of one Floridian owner before being repatriated during 1989. First UK road registered as ‘2 EXH’, the Jaguar was still showing a mere 19,000 miles when it appeared at an H&H Buxton auction in 1997. Sadly, the corroborating paperwork has been lost over time but the substantially original interior is consistent with a low mileage car that has spent time in a hot climate. The Cinnamon leather remains presentable aside from a small tear in the driver’s seat. Repainted from Sable to Red at some stage (most likely when it first came to Britain and was converted to right-hand drive), the E-Type has self-evidently been the subject of past restoration work. Starting readily upon inspection, the 2+2-seater shows a highly credible but unwarranted 36,000 miles to its odometer. Riding on chrome wire wheels, it is rated by the vendor as being in ‘good’ (engine, interior trim) or ‘very good’ (bodywork, paintwork, automatic transmission, electrical equipment) condition. Offered for sale with Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, V5C Registration Document, sundry paperwork and fitted indoor car cover. Last, of the line, the Jaguar E-type Series III was introduced in 1971. Longer, wider and more comfortable than its predecessors, the newcomer blurred the lines between sports car and grand tourer. Powered by a turbine-smooth all-alloy SOHC 5343cc V12 engine allied to either Jaguar four-speed manual or Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission, the refined manner in which it performed (contemporary road tests spoke of 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds and 150mph) simply blew road testers away. Benefiting from a broader track, ventilated disc brakes, power-assisted rack and pinion steering and Lucas transistorized ignition, the Series III was visually distinguished by its ‘egg-crate grille, flared wheel arches and purposeful quad-exhaust pipes. Available in fixed-head coupe (2+2-seater) or roadster (2-seater) guises, it remained in volume production until 1974 (though, a special commemorative run of fortynine black-painted roadsters was released the following year).

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1993 Bentley Continental R ESTIMATE:

£28,000 - £32,000*

REG NO:

K624 JWJ

CHASSIS:

SCBZB63AXWCH42195

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Finished in Balmoral Green with Parchment leather upholstery, ‘K624 JWJ’ was supplied new via Charles Hurst Ltd of Belfast. Looked after by respected marque specialist Colbrook of Peterborough since 2011, the Bentley entered the current (fourth) ownership seven years ago. Warranted to have covered some 84,000 miles from new, the Continental R reportedly boasts no fewer than twenty-five service stamps and twenty-one old MOT certificates. Last entrusted to Colbrook for maintenance on 27th July 2021, the Coupe’s most recent MOT certificate remains valid until next July. Rated by the vendor as ‘very good’ (interior trim) or ‘excellent’ (engine, electrical equipment, automatic transmission, bodywork, paintwork), this smart Continental R is offered for sale with a full vehicle specification list, original service book (plus continuation book) containing and invoices totalling some £46,000. Launched at the 1991 Geneva Salon, the John Heffernan/Ken Greenley-penned Continental R proved an immediate hit with the show car being bought by the Sultan of Brunei. Unlike all other Bentleys since the S3 of 1965, its body was unique to the marque and not shared with any model of Rolls-Royce. Powered by a turbocharged 6.75 litre V8 engine allied to four-speed automatic transmission, the newcomer was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 6.6 seconds and 145mph. The Continental R was produced from 1991 to 2003, during which time some 1,290 examples were made.

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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

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A Very Low Mileage and Ownership Example ESTIMATE:

£20,000 - £24,000*

REG NO:

UN-REG

CHASSIS:

10704412058475

Nicknamed ‘der Panzerwagen’ by Mercedes-Benz’s own development engineers, the R107-series was more structurally rigid than some contemporary saloons. Introduced in 1971, the convertible was styled by Friedrich Geiger whose other credits included the 540K, 300SL (W198) Gullwing and W113 Pagoda. Always more of a grand tourer than an out and out sports car, the vast majority were specified with automatic transmission. Powered by a 4520cc SOHC V8 engine, the 450SL model was quoted as developing some 225bhp and 278lbft of torque. A strong 120mph-plus performer, it remained in production until 1980. This 450 SL was manufactured in 1979 and supplied new to America being delivered in November 1979. Fitted with the 4520cc SOHC V8 engine with automatic transmission, it is finished in white with black interior upholstery. With a recorded mileage of just 34,707 miles (at time of consignment) it was in one family ownership in the United States until being imported into the United Kingdom in 2021. Currently un-registered, the car is offered with a NOVA certificate to assist UK registration. Understood to have been dry-stored between 2004 and 2021 following the passing of the original owner whilst remaining the property of his widow, it has been subject to much recommissioning work this year which includes a new fuel pump, spark plugs and HT leads, distributor, tie rods, drop links, and new tyres (the previous 1983 ones being included in the sale). The car has further benefited from servicing, pressure testing and fuel injection calibration. Offered with its original handbook and stamped service book, NOVA certificate, bill of landing and previous state title, it pleasingly retains the original Becker radio cassette, hard-top stand and cover, original Mercedes tool kit, first aid kit and spare wheel. This handsome SL is fitted with a black soft-top and body-coloured hard-top.

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1976 Bentley T1

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ESTIMATE: £15,000 - £18,000* REG NO: TCX 258P

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ESTIMATE: £24,000 - £26,000* CHASSIS: SBH23904

Originally finished in Seychelles Blue over Shell Grey with Dark Blue leather upholstery, Dark Blue carpets and a Grey headlining, ‘TXC 258P’ was supplied new via Appleyard Rippon Ltd to J.J. Thomspon Ltd of Stockton-on-Tees on February 4th 1976. Still presented in Seychelles Blue, albeit fully, but also retaining its original interior combination, ‘TXC 258P’ has in more recent years been looked after by, and sold through, Hanwells of London. Treated to some £5,500 worth of expenditure in October 2019 comprising a service, rear suspension fettling, carburettor tuning and rectifying some corrosion at the base of the doors, the Bentley had its rear ride height control restrictors overhauled in July 2020. The odometer currently displays 75,882 unwarranted miles. Included with the vehicle unusually is a copy of the build sheet, dealer invoice, new car order form, delivery note, warranty and manufacturer history book including copies of inspection reports throughout the build process of the car. As well as this, a number of invoices totalling nearly £27,000. The vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission and gearbox and interior trim all as ‘excellent’.

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1948 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

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REG NO: UN-REG

CHASSIS: A2305565

General Motors’ Advance Design Series of trucks, represented the company’s first post-war reshape and were claimed to be bigger, stronger and sleeker than the AK model they replaced. The newcomers quickly acquired a loyal following and were produced with only minor amendments from 1947 to 1955, during which period the Chevrolet brand topped the American truck sales charts. The attention to detail of this awesome custom Pickup has to be seen to be fully appreciated. To quote what is understood to be an accompanying American appraisal: ‘This is one spectacular vehicle with the body expressing expert workmanship. The Chevy is resplendent in two-tone Green and features a Tuxedo Grey tweed interior. One-off billet and steel custom parts abound. The front suspension is Mustang II with 2-inch drop spindles by Heidt. The rear end is a Ford 8-inch set-up with a 2.79:1 axle ratio. The brakes are Mustang II, while the steering is power-assisted rack and pinion’. The Pickup rides on TQ Halibrand-style fivespoke alloy wheels. Power comes from a 305ci (5000cc) Chevy V8 engine that drives through a GM HydraMatic TH350 transmission. The massive specification includes a Vintage Air air-conditioning system and Kenwood radio/CD player and the truck is offered with its original US title and HM Revenue & Customs duty paid document.


1981 MG B LE Roadster

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1 of just 421 LE roadsters made ESTIMATE: £13,000 - £15,000* REG NO: PAD 267W

1991 Alfa Romeo Spider ‘Beauté’ One of just 120 Limited Edition examples

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ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £14,000* CHASSIS: GVADJ1AG522711

The production of 1,000 LE’s (421 Roadsters/579 GTs) in October 1980 marked the end of the line for home market MGBs. The LE (ie Limited Edition) Roadsters were all finished in Metallic Bronze, trimmed in Orange/Brown cloth and featured distinctive Gold stripes on their flanks, Triumph Stagstyle alloy wheels and deep front spoilers. The price tag was £6,445, for which you received a very well-sorted two-seater sports car. They have inevitably become collectible, and the very smart 1981 example offered was supplied new by F.W Cuffs and Co of Chipping Campden. The credible but unwarranted odometer reading – currently 53,200 miles – is thought to represent the total covered from new. Only five former keepers are shown on the V5C Registration Document and the MG comes complete with copies of its service records plus a collection of old MOT certificates and invoices. Having received a new Mohair hood and last serviced in 2018, it is no surprise the vendor currently grades the engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘very good’ and is offered with an MOT certificate into July 2022.

REG NO: L676 XAT

CHASSIS: ZAR11500006012582

By the time the fourth generation of Alfa Romeo’s Spider was unveiled, the model had moved considerably upmarket. To attract a new and more image-driven audience, Alfa teamed up with a French magazine called Beauté to launch a limited edition. Offered only on the French market, the Beauté variant was finished in an attractive combination of White and Dark Blue. Only 120 examples of the Beauté were built in 1991. Number 114 of 120, ‘L676 XAT’ was imported to the UK with delivery mileage and registered in 1993. More recently, the car has been subject to work in February 2021 including the sills being repaired, boot floor replaced, the lower half of the car resprayed and the underside waxoyled. ‘L676 XAT’ has been in the current ownership for twelve years and displays 65,970km (40,991 miles) to its odometer. Accompanying the car are documents including the V5, MOT certificates from 1996 to present and a collection of invoices. The vendor rates the condition of the transmission as ‘good’, the bodywork as ‘good to very good’ and the engine, electrical equipment and paintwork as ‘very good’.

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1969 Fiat 238 B Van

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NO RESERVE* REG NO: RCD 684G

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ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £14,000* CHASSIS: 238B0038264

FIAT’S first commercial vehicle arrived in 1903, only a few years after the company had been established in Turin. Successor to the FIAT 1100T, the 238 was introduced in 1967 and produced in various versions - van, truck, chassis cab, minibus and ambulance - with engines of either 1,197cc or 1,438cc. Top speed was around 105km/h (65mph). The 238’s mechanical underpinnings were sourced from the Autobianchi Primula, before a collaboration with Citroën launched the Tipo 242 van arriving in 1974 boasting a larger petrol engine and a diesel option. However, such was the 238’s popularity that it was made available with 242’s larger engine and kept in production until 1983, being replaced by the first of the Ducato series. This 238 B was manufactured in 1969 and was supplied new to Italy. Thought to have originally been finished in White, the Fiat is now presented in period Ferrari F1 support colours and a Black vinyl interior. Entering the current ownership and being subsequently imported into the UK from Modena, in approximately 2016, the Fiat was not registered here until 2019. Fitted with the 1197cc engine with manual transmission, this charming FIAT minibus makes an interesting alternative to the more common British and German light commercials and is offered with a current V5C and Fiat Historic Centre dating letter (Fiat Archivio E Centro Storico). Benefitting from overhauled brakes and front suspension, new master cylinders, a new clutch and five new tyres, ‘RCD 684G’ has also received a panelled and trimmed interior.

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1928 Morris Six Tourer

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REG NO: TY 4950

CHASSIS: 1433

In 2011 a previous owner with a hankering for an 18/80 MG set about creating the next best thing for himself and acquired a Morris Six rolling chassis to use as the basis for its restoration and rebody in the form of a four-seat open tourer along the lines of its MG sibling. In 2015 with the works in the final stages he was able to reunite the car with its original registration TY 4950 having obtained a copy of the original paperwork from the family of a past owner which is included in the sale. Constructed to a good standard, the mechanicals were all thoroughly overhauled and the body constructed in fabriccovered ash and aluminium whilst the interior is trimmed in red leather. This is an attractive vintage tourer which has clearly had much care and attention expended in its creation, the body being of particularly pleasing proportions with accurate lines and louvres. VSCC eligibility can only enhance its appeal. The first commercially successful six-cylinder Morris, the ‘Six’ had an OHC engine of 2468cc designed by Frank Woollard and Arthur Pendrell. This engine was and is a highly regarded power unit, the basic concept living on in an improved chassis frame as the MG 18/80 Mark 1.


1951 Singer 4AB Roadster

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NO RESERVE* REG NO:

LDD 336

CHASSIS:

4AB7922V

Thought to be one of only 1,000 or so 4AB Roadsters made, chassis 4AB7922 was despatched to supplying dealer G. Healey & Son of Gloucester on 25th October 1951. Road registered as ‘LDD 336’ early the following month and uprated with a larger Singer 10hp OHC engine at some stage, the four-seater is understood to have spent much of its life in dry storage. ‘Mothballed’ when the vendor’s late husband first encountered it some thirty-five years ago, he finally managed to buy the Roadster on May 14th 2017. A highly skilled welder and fabricator who had restored everything from a Bullnose Morris Tourer to a Bedford CF Day Van via various Alvis cars, the vendor’s late husband began stripping the Roadster as soon as it came off the trailer! Sadly, his death earlier this year prevented the project’s completion. However, as even a cursory inspection will confirm, a huge amount of cosmetic and mechanical work has been carried out. Finished in Red with Black upholstery, ‘LDD 336’ sports a woodrimmed steering wheel, turned aluminium dashboard, fabric hood and full-length tonneau cover. The odometer shows a credible but unwarranted 50,000 miles. Worthy of a return to the road, this attractive Singer is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, copy Service Manual, Singer Owners’ Club correspondence and sundry paperwork.

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1982 Jaguar XJ-S HE

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One family and 17,000 miles from new ESTIMATE:

£22,000 - £26,000*

REG NO:

WPE 60Y

CHASSIS:

SAJJNAEW3BC107812

Arguably the most complete grand tourer of its generation, the XJS’s ride / handling balance remains impressive to this day. Fitted with nicely damped coil-sprung suspension, power-assisted rack and pinion steering and potent four-wheel disc brakes, elements of its design were bequeathed to both the Jaguar XK8 and Aston Martin DB7. Though, sadly neither inherited its legendary 5343cc V12 engine. Rated at 295bhp and 320lbft of torque in its later guises, this superlative unit was mated to three-speed automatic transmission as standard. Said to be capable of 150mph and 0-60mph in less than eight seconds, for many the ultimate XJS variant remains the first series V12 Coupe. This XJ-S is truly exceptional. Not only has the Jaguar been in single family ownership and covered a mere 17,000 miles from new but it also exhibits a rare degree of originality both in terms of the vehicle itself and the accompanying paperwork. How many other thirty-nine year old vehicles have you encountered that still have the original factory stickers present on their seatbelt tongues? Supplied new by Wadham Stringer of Guildford to Mrs Irene Richards, ‘WPE 60Y’ pleasingly retains its original order form, sales invoice, Super Cover document, Ziebart treatment certificate and Pre-Delivery Inspection report. Finished in the gorgeous combination of Sapphire Blue Metallic with Biscuit leather upholstery, the 2+2-seater’s interior remains a delight with a notable lack of wear to the trim and lustrous wood veneers. Sparingly used but well looked after, main dealer service sheets on file are augmented by invoices for a new water pump, hose kit and air-conditioning conversion etc (to more modern R134a refrigerant) not to mention a factory recall for the fuel and ignition systems. Recently recommissioned following a period of inactivity, ‘WPE 60Y’ started readily and ran very well during our recent photography session. Riding on its original starfish alloys, this very special XJ-S would grace any marque collection.

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2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label

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Just 1 private keeper from new ESTIMATE:

£22,000 - £26,000*

REG NO:

Y969 RDF

CHASSIS:

SCBLC31E11CH06142

Originally supplied by Broughtons of Cheltenham, this low mileage Red Label has benefited from having just one private keeper from new and has covered just c.35,200 miles in his ownership. Finished attractively in Black Emerald with Cotswold leather interior piped in Spruce Green ‘Y969RDF’ has been freshly serviced in August 2021 by Bentley Cambridge which included an oil filter change, brake fluid and coolant flush. Offered with its original book pack, handbooks and service book with sixteen stamps, all by Bentley, together with two keys and a large collection of invoices relating to its service history, this fine example is most definitely a cut above the usual offerings. It’s no surprise the vendor currently grades the engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘very good’ and is offered with an MOT certificate into February 2022. Introduced at the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Bentley Arnage Red Label boasted 835Nm of torque - more than any other production car! Powered by a revised version of the marque’s long-serving 6.75-litre V8 (albeit in turbocharged guise) allied to four-speed automatic transmission, the newcomer was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds and 155mph. Further benefiting from a stiffer bodyshell, revised suspension and bigger brakes, the luxury sports saloon came with an Alpine sat-nav system and parking sensors as standard. A tangible link to the Crewe-built Bentleys of the 1950s/60s, the last of 2,282 Red Labels was completed in 2005.

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1979 Bristol 412

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NO RESERVE* REG NO:

FND 104T

CHASSIS:

7846147Z

Always a company that followed a policy of progressive and gradual refinement of its models, masterfully led by Tony Crook, the Bristol company frequently employed novel solutions taken from its experience in aircraft design, especially in the area of ergonomics. This ‘stand apart’ approach to body design, coupled with the reliable melodious power of Chrysler US V8 engines and impeccable build quality has ensured the cars continue to appeal to a more discerning type of clientele. Introduced in 1975 as a replacement for the long-running 411, the 412 was notable as Bristol’s first convertible model since the 1950s. Styled by (and initially crafted by) Carrozzeria Zagato of Milan, its conspicuously angular two-door bodywork featured a pronounced central rollover bar. With a detachable Targa panel upfront and a folding rear section, the newcomer’s two-part roof proved both practical and versatile. Initially powered by a 6556cc (Series I) and later a 5898cc (Series 2) Chrysler OHV V8 engine allied to Torqueflite automatic transmission, the 412 was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 7.4 seconds and 140mph. The Series 2 models also benefited from enhanced ventilation systems, redesigned seats, and 10,000-mile service intervals. Hand-built to special order; the 2+2 convertible remained in production until 1982 by which time less than 100 are thought to have been sold. Supplied new to its first owner, a Mr. Frame of Watford, and registered on 4 May 1979 under the mark DLW 2T, this Series 2 Convertible was originally finished in Pegasus Blue with a red leather interior. Owned for the first time by the vendor in the 1980s and used for several Continental trips whilst in his ownership it subsequently passed through the hands of a Doctor amongst others before being repurchased by him in 2017. The previous owner had spent a not inconsiderable amount of time and money on the car whilst in his care; including the sourcing of a brandnew gearbox and torque converter, an extensive engine overhaul around the original block by a Mopar specialist, and various structural repairs. Following its acquisition, the vendor used

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the car briefly before deciding to restore it properly and we are advised that in excess of c.£100,000 has been spent since 2018. The project now requires finishing and we understand most, if not all, parts are included to complete the work. The overhauled and running engine features Edelbrock heads (the originals are included as spares as is the original gearbox and torque converter), all structural work is believed to have been completed, the car rewired, new stainless exhaust fitted and the seats retrimmed in a red hide. A further quantity of matching hide is included to assist in trimming the remainder of the interior. This interesting and rare project is accompanied by a detailed history file which includes an original 412 instruction manual, original sales brochures, a copy of the original bill of sale, details of its early history with Bristol Cars, expired MoTs, correspondence, invoices, old photographs, DVLA previous keepers record, and detailed spreadsheets of works completed since 2018. The car is available for viewing prior to the auction in Surrey by appointment. Please contact the office to arrange.

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1946 Delahaye Type 135M Cabriolet

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Coachwork by Graber ESTIMATE:

£250,000 - £300,000*

REG NO: VXS 968

CHASSIS: 800269

Delahaye’s most famous model – the Type 135 – was introduced at the October 1935 Paris Salon. Notably stiffer and lower slung than those of its predecessors, the newcomer’s chassis featured box-section side rails, two substantial cross members, weldedin floor panels and a steel transmission tunnel. The independent front suspension comprised a lower transverse leaf spring and upper wishbones allied to longitudinal torque arms, while the live rear axle was supported by semi-elliptic leaf springs mounted outside the main chassis rails. Large cable-operated drum brakes (housing Bendix self-wrapping shoes) were complemented by high geared worm and nut steering. Initially powered by a 3.2 litre OHV straight-six engine, the Type 135’s obvious competition potential was amply demonstrated by Lucy Schell’s Works-supported Ecurie Bleue machines. Outright wins at the Coupe d’Automne, Mont Ventoux hillclimb (1936), Donington 12-hours (1937) and Le Mans 24-hours (1938) not to mention near misses on the Mille Miglia, RAC Tourist Trophy and Spa 24-hours all cemented Delahaye’s position among France’s premier marques. Indeed,

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Rob Walker’s Type 135 Speciale outlasted and outran Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 and Talbot T150SS opposition at the 1939 Whit Monday Brooklands meeting to claim the title of ‘Britain’s Fastest Road Car’. Available from 1936 until the company’s closure eighteen years later, the Type 135M boasted a 3.6 litre engine and could be optioned with triple carburettors and a Cotal electromagnetic fourspeed gearbox. Lacking its own coachbuilding facilities, Delahaye entrusted Type 135 chassis to the cream of France’s ateliers including: Figoni & Falaschi; Letourneur et Marchand; Alphonse Guilloré; Marcel Pourtout; Frères Dubois; Jacque Saoutchik; Marius Franay; Henri Chapron; Faget-Varnay and Antem; the result being some of the most flamboyant bodywork ever seen. Delahaye put the Type 135M back into production after World War Two but found that the market for ‘Grande Routiere’ cars had all but collapsed. Thought to be one of just two examples to wear this particular style of Cabriolet coachwork by Graber of Switzerland, chassis 800269 was supplied new to Lucerne. Illustrated in the books Delahaye: La Belle Carrosserie Française and Delahaye: Le

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Grand Livre, the sister car – chassis 800320 - was offered for sale with a guide price of $450,000 - $650,000 during 2017. Conscious of the masterpieces that their French rivals had created on the same chassis, Graber came up with a particularly elegant and confident design which lets its complex panel curvature ‘do the talking’ rather than relying on flashy chrome accents. Migrating to Bern in 1956, chassis 800269 moved to Thun two years later where it would remain in single ownership until 1998. The subject of a high quality, detailed restoration thereafter which saw it mechanically gone through, the Delahaye was also treated to a sympathetic bodywork refurbishment, interior re-trim and fitted with a new hood. Many of the original fittings such as the Cream steering wheel and O.S. instruments were carefully renovated. Utilised by its previous keeper for a number of rallies, the fourseater has been cosmetically enhanced since entering the current ownership such that it was invited to attend the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2017. Uprated with a more powerful Type 12S 103 engine at some stage (rumoured to have been installed by the factory) that sports three inlet and six exhaust ports plus triple Solex carburettors, the Type 135M is said to be ‘more than capable of keeping up with modern traffic’. Equipped with Cotal’s ingenious electromagnetic four-speed gearbox, it offers a rewarding and engaging driving experience. Part of a significant private collection in recent years, this magnificent Graber-bodied Delahaye is seemingly reading for further concours duties or touring. They say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, well to our eyes at least ‘VXS 968’ is one hell of a looker!


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1953 Bentley R-Type Saloon

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ESTIMATE: £16,000 - £20,000* REG NO: OLM 108

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ESTIMATE: £14,000 - £16,000* CHASSIS: B188UM

This R-Type has an interesting early history in that it was supplied new by Jack Barclay to its first owner, Captain Christopher Soames MP of Chartwell Farm, Westerham, Kent, the husband of Sir Winston Churchill’s daughter, Mary. By the 1970s the car was domiciled in the USA where it remained until 2006. Reimported to the UK, it was subject to some £12,000 of recommissioning carried out by marque specialists Ristes Motor Company. In 2016 a further £3,320 was spent on additional recommissioning works with Herne Motors and the gearbox overhauled by Ristes. In the current ownership since 2016, it currently registers c.121,000 miles and is described by the vendor as having “average” bodywork and paintwork, “good” engine plus interior and a “very good” gearbox. B188UM is offered with Swansea V5c, R-Type book and a collection of invoices and old MoTs. The R-type was introduced in June 1952, so named because the chassis designations of the Mark VI model on which it was based had reached the letter R. The newcomer featured a much longer boot capped by a one-piece alloy lid whilst detail changes included an automatic choke, two-speed wipers and rear window de-mister. In October the same year, the General Motors four-speed HydraMatic automatic transmission was made an option.

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1967 MG MGB Roadster

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REG NO: KBV 722F

CHASSIS: GHN3/1334869

Presented in Tartan Red with contrasting Black leather interior, ‘KBV 722F’ was manufactured in 1967 and has been in current ownership for twenty-nine years. In February 1992 when it was acquired by its current custodian, ‘KBV 722F’ was subject to a comprehensive restoration with a heritage shell and has since been used enthusiastically throughout Europe in rallies and shows, picking up 1st-inclass awards at the Cumbria Classic Car Show in ‘06, ‘09 and ‘12. ‘KBV 722F’ has always been stored in a Carcoon, and features overdrive on 3rd and 4th gears, chrome wire wheels, parabolic springs, an uprated camshaft, twin 1.5-inch SU Carbs, stainless steel exhaust, chrome boot rack, Moto-Lita steering wheel, wind deflector and Mohair hood with tonneau cover. Currently displaying a warranted 41,000 miles since its restoration, the vendor rates the interior trim as ‘good’, bodywork and paintwork as ‘very good’ and the engine, electrical equipment and gearbox as ‘excellent’. Included with the vehicle is a comprehensive folder including numerous MOT certificates dating back to 1974, a photographic history of the restoration and receipts totalling over £30,000.


1924 Buick Series 24 Tourer

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ESTIMATE: £14,000 - £18,000* REG NO: BF 9349

1953 MG TF

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ESTIMATE: £22,000 - £26,000* CHASSIS: 1075732

An integral part of General Motors’ burgeoning empire during the 1920s, Buick was widely famed for the advanced engineering and durability of its products. Boosted by a series of high-profile exploits including the first automotive expedition to Afghanistan (1923), victory in the Leningrad-to-Moscow endurance trials (1925), assorted African hill-climb wins, a tug of war with an elephant and patronage from the Sultan of Johore, the marque celebrated sale number 2,000,000 in 1926. Introduced two years before then, Buick’s Series 24 models could be had with a choice of four-cylinder or sixcylinder engines. The former sat on a 109-inch wheelbase and were powered by a 170 cu in (2.8 litre) four-cylinder OHV unit allied to three-speed manual transmission. Three times as expensive as a Ford Model T, the Series 24 four-cylinder cars boasted such niceties as detachable cylinder head and fourwheel drum brakes. Finished in Dark Green with Black upholstery, ‘BF 9349’ is described by the vendor as being in ‘very good’ condition with regard to its engine, gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. Said to have been comprehensively restored in America before being imported to the UK last year, the Buick sports an original Boyce Motometer and authentic wind deflectors.

REG NO: DSL 473

CHASSIS: HDP46858

The final iteration of the pre-war Midget concept was the ‘TF’ and, like its predecessors, proved massively popular in the USA. It was a development of the TD Mkll, and the TF’s most obvious differences from the older car are its raked radiator grille, lowered bonnet line and faired-in headlamps. First introduced in October 1953, the TF was powered by the XPAG 1250cc engine from the TD. Produced from 1953 - 1955, only 3,000 TFs rolled out of Abingdon with the great majority going to the USA in LHD format. As a LHD export model ‘DSL473’ headed for California in November 1953, remaining in one family’s ownership until repatriation to the UK in 1999. In 1955, the original 1250cc engine was replaced with the later 1500cc engine by the supplying dealer. It wears the original Ivory colour with a Black interior. In current UK ownership since 2000 the TF was converted to RHD during a professional restoration. In 2005 it had an engine overhaul by Steve McKie Sport cars followed by the fitment of a 5 speed Ford gearbox and carburettor overhaul. A collection of invoices, old MOTs and a British Motor Heritage Trust certificate are included in the sale. The vendor currently grades the bodywork, interior trim, paint, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork and transmission all as ‘very good’.

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1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT

to drive the B20 GT when it was just a year old and she only eighteen. A Cambridge car all its life, ‘OER 696’ was the sole ‘foreign interloper’ allowed inside her late husband’s garage which otherwise housed some truly significant Aston Martin, Lagonda and Bentley motorcars. Given the number of Lancias her uncle owned, the vendor tells us that she has no reason to think that the 44,000 miles shown on the Aurelia’s odometer does not represent the total covered from new!

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Single family ownership from new ESTIMATE:

£100,000 - £120,000*

REG NO:

OER 696

CHASSIS:

B20-3624

‘Time was when Lancia had its own unique style and disdained convention. Its cars were often inordinately beautiful or, at the very least, resonantly elegant in their thinking. None more so than the Aurelia B20 GT, which married timeless style with idiosyncratic engineering and an enviable competition pedigree. It remains one of the most captivating Lancias ever, and so by definition one of the most enthralling of all road cars, period . . . You will probably never read a negative report on the Aurelia B20 GT. And that’s because it is truly – genuinely – brilliant. Nothing from the same period comes close for polished road manners. And that’s before you even look at one’ (Richard Heseltine, Motor Sport magazine) Designed by the legendary Vittorio Jano, the Lancia Aurelia B20 GT proved a formidable competitor distinguishing itself on the: Mille Miglia (2nd overall, 1951), Le Mans 24-hours (class win, 1951 and 1952), Targa Florio (outright win, 1952), Liege-Rome-Liege Rally (1st overall, 1953) and Monte Carlo Rally (outright win, 1954). The road car choice of contemporary F1 drivers Juan Manuel Fangio, Jean Behra and Mike Hawthorn, the sleek, fastback Coupe

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bristled with innovation including independent front suspension, a compact V6 engine, rear-mounted transaxle and potent four-wheel drum brakes. Evolving through six series, a mere 3,121 had been sold by the time that production ceased in June 1958. A rare beast indeed, chassis B20-3624 is understood to be one of just twenty-five Aurelia B20 GTs to have been officially imported by Lancia England. A desirable Series IV variant with the larger 2.5 litre V6 engine and improved De Dion rear suspension, it was purchased new by the vendor’s uncle. The proprietor of The Eastern Counties Plant Hire Co Ltd with an engineering background, he became so enamoured of the Aurelia that he later added a Lancia dealership to his business portfolio running a series of Flaminias, Flavias and Fulvias. The seller was allowed

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Accompanying paperwork suggests that chassis B20-3624 had its factory-fitted engine overhauled in 1959 and had covered a mere 39,563 miles by April 1975. Looked after by David Wall Vintage & Classic Cars of Norfolk for the last few decades, the Lancia has had attention paid to its brake system, fuel system, wiper mechanism, drive shafts and rear transaxle not to mention a bare metal bodywork refurbishment in its original Dark Green which was completed during 2011 (two pack being covered with six coats of cellulose). Starting readily and running well during our recent photography session, ‘OER 696’ is being returned to Mr Wall so that it can be presented for sale with a fresh MOT certificate. As well as working on the car for years, he has fond memories of driving it from Lands End to John O’Groats with the vendor’s late husband. The original plan was for them to contest the ‘Le Jog’ event. However, they felt that the lack of sleep necessary to be competitive was uncivilised. Coming to auction for the first time in its sixty-six year history, this very special Aurelia B20GT is worthy of close inspection and another long-term custodian! Offered for sale with original buff logbook, Lancia Consortium paperwork and numerous bills / invoices. A surely unrepeatable opportunity.


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1964 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe ESTIMATE:

£80,000 - £90,000*

REG NO:

ABM 306B

CHASSIS:

1E30366

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This notably early 4.2 E-Type was supplied new in LHD form via Jaguar Cars of New York. It left the factory in December 1964 but appears not to have been registered to its first keeper, a Curtis Whitlow Hammons, until July 1967. It is possible it was retained as a demonstrator during this period. ‘ABM306B’ remained in his ownership prior to being imported to the UK by SNG Barrett and sold to Midland Sporting Classic Cars of Burton from whom the vendor acquired it in 1989. It has therefore had just two private owners from new and the mileage of c.107,000 miles is believed to be correct. Retaining its original engine and subframe, the car was subject to an extensive restoration which was completed in 2009. Converted to RHD, it also received new outer sill panels, new door skins, rear arch repair panels, new foot wells and lead loading around the rear hatch. The vendor advises the remainder of the bodywork is original including the boot floor, monocoque floor and bonnet. Originally painted blue with navy blue leather, it was repainted in Carmen Red with pale grey interior by Suffolk & Turley. A detailed record of expenditure accompanies the car. A number of recognised changes to original specification have been made to improve the driving experience and include; Coopercraft four-pot front brake callipers, XJ Series Two rear brake callipers, XJ12 3.07 LSD, Copper brake lines, Koni shock absorbers, hidden small modern washer motor and a US-made ‘Coolcat’ fan operated by a restored Otter Switch. Cared for to a high standard since, the vendor now rates the bodywork, paint, and trim as “excellent” and engine & transmission as “very good”. Offered with a large collection of invoices and old MoTs this fine-looking E-Type could not be replicated for the asking price. Launched at the 1961 Geneva Salon, the Big Cat was the fastest production car of its time - capable of hitting 60mph in a whisker over seven seconds and a top speed of 150mph. Certainly few could match its reputed 150mph top speed. At a time when Ferrari’s lauded 250SWB and 250GTO made do with ‘live’ rear axles, the E-type utilised a sophisticated independent rear set-

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up with inboard disc brakes. While, rack and pinion steering enhanced the monocoque chassis’s excellent roadholding and handling; putting it light years ahead of American designs like the Corvette. The engine size was increased from 3.8 to 4.2-litres in October 1964 and, with the change, came a sweeter all-synchromesh gearbox, better brakes and electrical systems, and more comfortable seats. The suspension was independent all round with wishbones and torsion bars at the front and wishbones, radius arms and twin coil springs at the rear. Braking was by servo-assisted Dunlop discs all round; inboard at the rear. The steering was a rack and pinion system by Alford and Alder. Though the 4.2-litre engine had more torque than its predecessor, an increase in both gearing and bodyweight meant the performance of these later Series 1 cars was very similar to their earlier 3.8-litre siblings. 7,770 4.2-litre Fixed Head Coupes were built between 1964 and 1968.

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1930 Armstrong Siddeley 15HP Sunshine Coupe

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Restored at a cost of over £200,000 ESTIMATE:

£18,000 - £22,000*

REG NO:

UY 9161

CHASSIS:

AS64868

This appealing 15hp ‘Sunshine Coupe’ is believed to be one of only nine examples built and the only one of these still surviving. Its Salmons Tickford coachwork originally offered space for three sitting abreast up front although the car now sports two nonstandard bucket seats for driver and passenger whilst the rear is converted for extra luggage space. A period suitcase adorns the boot. Aside from the amended seating the car features nickel headlamp surrounds (not chrome) and a nearside side-mounted spare wheel carrier. Originally UK registered in December 1930, it was resident in Germany for several years where it was restored in the 2000s at huge cost – we are advised some £200,000 was invested in the works and there are numerous bills contained within the large history file together with a book of photographs. Re-imported to the UK in 2018 it has been used sparingly since but is described as being on the button. Offered with Swansea V5c and various original handbooks and sales literature in addition to the copious invoices mentioned above, this unique Doctor’s Coupe is worthy of close inspection. Powered by a 1900cc six-cylinder engine with detachable head allied to four-speed Wilson pre-selector gearbox, the control for which is mounted above the steering wheel (“the last word in suppleness and silence” according to the advertising literature of the period), the 15hp was offered at £495 ex-works. Testament to the company’s products came when a four-year-old 20hp with 54,000 miles recorded travelled from Lahore to London (6,000 miles) at an average of 140 miles a day and 17 miles per gallon. Announced in October 1927, the 15hp models were offered with the same range of coachwork to be found on the 14hp chassis, the main difference lying in the 15hp’s six-cylinder sleeve-valve engine as opposed the OHV four-cylinder of the 14hp. The Fifteen was quiet, smooth and flexible with a top speed of 55mph and soon proved its worth in endurance events like the RAC Rally

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and the Monte Carlo. In October 1930 a change to a vee-shaped radiator modernised the car’s looks whilst a lower centre of gravity and widened chassis introduced in 1928 had improved stability. In February 1929, after some 2500 chassis had been laid down, the Mk2 was introduced. The water pump was moved and driven off the camshaft, a new steering arrangement adopted in 1932 (worm and nut replacing the old worm and segment system), the radiator design was altered, gear ratios changed, and the handbrake improved. In July 1929 the fuel tank was moved from the scuttle and mounted at the rear, capacity being increased to 12 gallons. Further revisions had been introduced in March 1930 including the introduction of the Wilson pre-selector gearbox, a banjo rear axle and re-siting of the handbrake lever to the driver’s side of the car. By now the 15hp was a big improvement on the old 14hp from which it had been developed and production was to continue until 1934 when the 17hp model was introduced. Formed in 1919 by a merger between Armstrong Whitworth and the Siddeley Deasey Motor Company, Armstrong Siddeley would become world famous for its engineering, the roots of which stemmed from its prowess in aircraft production. Indeed, an

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advertising slogan of the time was ‘The Car Of Aircraft Quality’. Operating from the works in Parkside, Coventry the Company remained in business until 1960 when it merged with Bristol and effectively disappeared.


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1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI Anniversary

120

NO RESERVE* REG NO: P224 GAV

121

ESTIMATE: £16,000 - £20,000* CHASSIS: WVWZZZ1HZVW144398

As its name would suggest, this was a Mk3 Golf special edition was made to celebrate 20 years of VW’s GTi model. Precisely 1,000 were made in three- and five-door guise with special chequered Recaro seats, red seatbelts, half-chrome and leather golf ball gear knob, and red stitching for the steering wheel and handbrake gaiter. The red theme continued on the piping for the floor mats and brake calipers. It also sported 16×7 split rim BBS alloys, similar to those found on the VR6. Offered in Mystic Blue Pearl with contrasting anniversary interior, P224 GAV is a very rare opportunity to acquire a car with just one owner from new and 66,460 warranted miles. This particular example boasts an impressive specification including both electric sunroof and air conditioning which are unusual together, as well as power heated wing mirrors, factory mud flaps, stereo upgrade and floor mats, which are still present. Included with the sale are equally appealing documents including the original new vehicle order form and spec sheet, as well as the original bookpack including service book, MOTs straight through from 1999 to 2018 when the car was put into storage, a collection of previous invoices, spare key and V5 document which displays zero previous owners.

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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth

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REG NO: F425 UJN

CHASSIS: WBD2010352F585571

The 190E Cosworth was arguably Mercedes-Benz’s most driver orientated car since the legendary 300SL `Gullwing’. Flagship of the recently introduced 190 range, the newcomer had originally been conceived as a potential World Rally Championship contender before morphing into a highperformance road car. Campaigned by AMG with factory backing, the championship-winning machines netted the last of their 50 victories during 1993. During its four-year production run, just 4,784 2.5-16s were sold worldwide. Presented in Smoke Silver with contrasting Black leather interior, ‘F425 UJN’ features the desirable manual gearbox and has been in the current ownership since 2008. Recommissioned this year following a decade in storage, the Mercedes-Benz had £6,288 spent on it including a new battery, fuel distributor, clutch master / slave cylinders, spark plugs, injectors and brake callipers etc. In addition, the self-levelling rear suspension was fettled and the engine tuned. ‘F425 UJN’ is offered for sale with the original tool kit, spare wheel, owner’s manual, service booklet (the latter carrying sixteen stamps) and old MOT certificates from 1999-2011. The current MOT certificate was issued on March 4th 2021 at an indicated 90,005 miles with ‘no advisories’. The vendor rates the bodywork and paintwork as ‘average’, the gearbox, interior trim and electrical equipment as ‘good’ and the engine as ‘very good’.


1999 Bentley Arnage Red Label

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ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £14,000* REG NO: NSU 501

1972 MG B V8 Roadster

123

ESTIMATE: £18,000 - £20,000* CHASSIS: SCBLC32ECH04154

Returning to the very venue it was purchased from through H&H Classics in June of 2019, NSU 501 is presented in Silver Tempest with contrasting Ascot leather interior with cedar carpets and is offered with a suitably comprehensive specification including GPS navigation system, an Alpine CD Changer/ radio, Park distance control, special MPH/KPH speedometer, footrests, lambswool over-rugs, rear picnic tables and more. In June 2021, NSU 501 benefited from a full service at Bentley specialists Silverlady including a replacement radiator and brake pipes at a cost of £2,169. The vehicle comes accompanied with a folder including the original bookpacks, a collection of previous MOTs, invoices totalling over £13,500, the V5 document which displays just 5 former keepers, the full specification sheet and more. The odometer currently displays some 99,000 miles and the registration ‘NSU 501’ is also included as part of the sale. The vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission and interior trim all as ‘Very Good’.

REG NO: JMA 64K

CHASSIS: GHN5-294655G

Finished in Tartan Red with Black upholstery, ‘JMA 64K’ was subject to an extensive restoration and upgrade programme between 1992 and 1994 that saw it fitted with a brand-new Heritage bodyshell, Rover 3.5 litre V8 engine and five-speed manual gearbox. Completed some 12,500 miles ago, the work cost nearly £21,000. Further improved since entering the current ownership during February 2018, we are informed that over £7,600 has been spent on suspension polybushes, parabolic springs, a re-cored aluminium radiator with larger cooling fan, overhauled carburettors, a gearbox refurbishment, top-end engine work (skimmed cylinder heads etc) and the installation of adjustable electric power steering etc. The vendor rates the condition of the MG’s bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, gearbox and interior trim all as ‘very good’. ‘JMA 64K’ comes accompanied by its V5 Registration Document and numerous receipts / invoices for its 1990s restoration and more recent work.

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL ESTIMATE:

£50,000 - £55,000*

REG NO:

E46 PFD

CHASSIS:

WDB1070472A082344

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The 1988 420 SL now offered is a very tidy-looking example, as well it might be, having been in single family ownership until the seller acquired it and having covered just 17,900 miles from new! It is finished in a pleasing shade of Willow Green that’s matched to a Beige leather interior with Dark Brown soft top. The factory codes confirm the fire extinguisher and limited slip differential were specified from new and the Benz comes complete with a colourkeyed factory hard top, plus its original book pack, collection of invoices, pre-delivery check list and a large collection of old MOTs. Subject to some £14,000 of recent recommissioning by a marque specialist the vendor considers the bodywork, paintwork, upholstery, V8 engine plus automatic transmission to all be ‘excellent’. ‘E46 PFD’ is offered with an MOT certificate into July 2022. A fine-looking example of popular breed that’s barely yet run in! Mercedes have been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) model or range of models since 1954, when the landmark 300SL was unveiled. The similarly styled, but mechanically unrelated, 190 followed in 1955, completing the first generation of cars. The second generation SL (W113) began with the 230 of 1963. It was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that earned it the nickname of ‘pagoda top’. The larger, third generation model (R107) was launched in 1971. The newcomer featured a two-door monocoque bodyshell with independent suspension all round. Over its very successful 19 year production span the R107 featured no less than two straightsix engines and six V8 units. The 420 SL variant is understood to be the rarest of all the 237,287 R107 SLs made, with just 2,148 leaving the factory between 1985 and 1989. Its 4.2-litre V8 produced some 215bhp at 5200rpm - sufficient output to endow the big Benz with effortless acceleration and a top speed of 130mph, while remaining more economical than its biggerengined siblings.

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1998 Aston Martin DB7 Volante

125

ESTIMATE: £20,000 - £24,000* REG NO: M1 VTG

1975 MG B GT

126

ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £14,000* CHASSIS: SCFAAWK202090

Although Victor Gauntlett had long mooted the idea, it took the arrival of Ford money and TWR Group know-how for a new generation, ‘small’ Aston Martin to become a reality. Introduced at the March 1993 Geneva Salon - albeit deliveries did not start until late the following year - the newcomer had been subjected to more testing and development work than any of the marque’s previous models. Indeed under the watchful eye of Engineering Director Rod Mansfield Project NPX (as the nascent DB7 was labelled) got through some thirty prototypes. Based around a steel semi-monocoque chassis the production version was equipped with all-round independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and power assisted rack and pinion steering. Derived from a proven Jaguar unit, the DB7’s 3239cc DOHC straight-six engine boasted four valves per cylinder, Zytec multi-point fuel injection and an Eaton supercharger. Credited with developing 335bhp and 360lbft, it was allied to five-speed manual transmission as standard and reputedly enabled the Aston Martin to sprint from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and reach 161mph. Styled by Ian Callum just 879 straight-six powered DB7 Volantes were reputedly made like the sale car including several limited edition models. Finished in Mendip Blue matched to a Cream leather interior with Blue piping, ‘M1 VTG’ has covered just 66,000 miles from new. Offered with copies of service history plus a collection of invoices the Aston also comes with 2 keys, tool kit and has recently been shod with new front tyres. The cherished registration number ‘M1 VTG’ is included in the sale. Said to have been maintained with no expense spared for the last 10 years, it is no surprise the vendor currently grades the DB7’s engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘excellent’. Offered with an MOT certificate into February 2022.

REG NO: LCG 338N

CHASSIS: GHDS-374239G

Introduced in May 1962, the monocoque MG B was a welcome progression from the body-onframe T-Series and MG A models that preceded it. The more modern construction resulted in weight savings reduced manufacturing costs, and notably tauter handling. Initially, the B was only available in Roadster form - the Pininfarina-penned hatchback GT derivative with 2+2 seating not being offered until October 1965. At launch, the model was powered by a three-bearing version of the 1798cc B-Series engine that produced 95bhp at 5,400rpm. By the time GT production ceased in 1980, a total of 125,282 are said to have been produced, a large proportion of which are still providing good service today. Manufactured in 1975, LCG 338N has recently been subject to full restoration and is presented in Jaguar Mineral metallic red with black interior and red piping. The total cost of the restoration amounted to some £9,250 and included a full window-out respray, as well as replacement wheels and tyres, fuel pump, alternator, distributor, temperature gauge, headlights, windscreen, petrol tank, battery, master cylinder, steering wheel, carpets, dashboard, front and rear screen mouldings, chrome bumpers and finishings, front grille, front indicators and rear side panels. The odometer displays 76,912 miles and the vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission and interior trim all as ‘Excellent’.

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1971 Volkswagen 1600E Variant

127

ESTIMATE: £12,000 - £14,000* REG NO: GMY 195J

128

ESTIMATE: £70,000 - £80,000* CHASSIS: 3412236987

The Volkswagen Type 3 was introduced at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show and available in two-door notchback, fastback and station wagon variants. The Type 3 diversified Volkswagen’s product range beyond the existing models — the Type 1 (Beetle), Type 14 Karmann Ghia, Type 2 — while retaining their engineering principles, notably the air-cooled engine and the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. A three-door estate (known as the ‘Variant’) was unveiled the following February, with the twodoor ‘Fastback’ (or TL) going on sale by 1965 – with the Type 3’s engine being uprated to 1584cc and twin carburettors at the same time. GMY 195 was previously part of the famous Dr James Hull collection, and so was subsequently purchased by Jaguar Land Rover LTD in 2014 and in their ownership for some 5 years. Presented in white with contrasting black interior and featuring a rare sunroof, this vehicle was restored in the 90s with photographic history. The vendor rates the condition of the paintwork as ‘Average’, the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment and transmission as ‘Good’, and the interior trim as ‘Excellent’. GMY 195 is offered with a collection of invoices, previous MOTs and the v5 document which shows 7 former keepers.

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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

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REG NO: KRX 716H

CHASSIS: WDB11304422016994

Of all the now long line of Mercedes SL models, it is the W113 series cars that continue to capture the imagination. With or without the sensuously dished hardtop that graced them with their ‘pagoda’ nickname, the Paul Bracq designed Roadsters have an understated elegance that demands a second look. This combined with memorable build quality to create one of the great motorcars of the period, the last and most powerful version of which was the 170bhp 280SL launched in 1968. This stunning-looking righthand drive example sports lustrous Blue paintwork complemented by a rich Cream interior trim and is understood to have been restored in the early 2000’s. Having been in current ownership since 2007 ‘KRX716H’ is fitted with a period style Becker Mexico 7948 radio which includes satnav, blue-tooth telephone, MP3 and I-pod connection. Said to be fitted with a higher ratio rear axle for improved cruising experience and subject to a gearbox overhaul 10 years ago the SL is offered with both hard and soft tops, collection of old MOT certificates plus invoices from marque specialists Roger Edwards Motors. it is no surprise the vendor currently grades the engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘excellent’ and has a current MoT certificate into March 2022.


2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500

129

One owner and 6,500 miles from new ESTIMATE:

£14,000 - £16,000*

REG NO:

T.B.A.

CHASSIS:

WDB2304752F040642

Introduced at the September 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show, the R230-series of Mercedes-Benz’s long-running SL range remained in production for ten years. Arguably the most accomplished two-seater Grand Tourer of its generation, the newcomer offered a blend of performance, ride, handling and refinement that few, if any, rivals could match. The initial flagship before the arrival of the AMG models, the SL500 was powered by a 5-litre V8 engine allied to five-speed automatic transmission. With some 302bhp / 339lbft of torque on tap, it was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and 155mph. A one owner car that has covered just 6,500 miles from new, this decidedly smart SL 500 features Brilliant Silver metallic paintwork, Anthracite Black leather upholstery, Burr Walnut veneers, Active Body Control suspension, Xenon headlamps, COMAND, AMG 18-inch alloys and a multi-disc CD player. Rated by the vendor as ‘excellent’ with regards to its 5-litre V8 engine, fivespeed automatic transmission, bodywork, paintwork, electrical equipment and interior trim, the Mercedes-Benz is only being offered for sale due to a house move. The retractable hardtop roof is understood to be in full working order and this classically liveried ‘Silver Arrow’ possesses a MOT certificate valid until September 2022.

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Motor Cars in today’s Auction LOT MODEL

111

1979 Bristol 412

91

1958 Jaguar MK IX

35

1995 MG RV8

105

1991 Alfa Romeo Spider ‘Beauté’

115

1924 Buick Series 24 Tourer

103

1948 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

1984 Jaguar XJ-SC 3.6 Burberry Special Edition

1939 MG TB

1953 Alvis TA21 Drophead Coupe

39

68

85

116

1953 MG TF

1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0 ‘Hatchback’

62

1954 Alvis TC21/100 Drophead Coupe

24

1970 Chevrolet C10 Pick-Up

44

47

1954 MG TF

119

1930 Armstrong Siddeley 15HP Sunshine Coupe

48

1958 Citroen 2CV

21

1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible

107

1928 Morris Six Tourer

5

1955 Citroen H Van

109

1982 Jaguar XJ-S HE

12

1923 Packard Six Sedan

33

1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII

34

1951 Daimler DB18 Special Sports

69

1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

22

1959 Peerless GT II

84

1971 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2

8

1993 Daimler Double Six

83

1953 Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster

51

2000 Range Rover Vogue 4.6

125

1998 Aston Martin DB7 Volante

93

1998 Dare Ginetta G4

72

1968 Jensen Interceptor I

14

2020 Realm Heritage C-Type

78

1977 Aston Martin V8 ‘S’

67

1973 Datsun 240 Z Super Samuri

61

1969 Jensen Interceptor MKI

70

1937 Austin 12/4 ‘Low Loader’ Taxi

112

1946 Delahaye Type 135M Cabriolet

37

1973 JPS 356 A Coupe Evocation

28

1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Owen Sedanca Three-Position Drophead Coupe

96

1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6

32

1973 De Tomaso Pantera

117

1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT

86

1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Saloon

23

1966 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII

1978 ERRA Mondial 500

16

1964 Lancia Flavia Vignale Convertible

87

1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

29

1979 Austin Morris Mini 95 Pick-Up

15

1979 Ferrari 308 GTB

1

1983 Lancia HPE 1600

65

1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Vanden Plas-style Tourer

106

1969 Fiat 238 B Van

89

2004 Maserati 4200 GT

26 1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine 71

1969 Rover P5B Coupe

1999 Bentley Arnage

1936 Ford 10 Model CX De Luxe Touring

1978 Maserati Merak SS

73

43

38

2006 Bentley Arnage Diamond Series

1943 Ford GPW Jeep

1999 Bentley Arnage Red Label

1943 Ford GPW Jeep

1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth

122

63

121

1989 Royale Sabre

56

17

27 13

1965/2004 Shelby AC Cobra 427 CSX Carbon Fibre

2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label

1927 Ford Model T ‘Runabout’

1954 Mercedes-Benz 220 Saloon

110

81

42

1964 Ford Mustang Notchback Race/Rally car

128

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

108

1951 Singer 4AB Roadster

49

1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet

95

1936/38 Stafford Single-Seater

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

3

1924 Talbot 8/18 hp Tourer 1932 Talbot 14/45 Scout Tourer

90

2002 Bentley Arnage T

64

54

2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2

1938 Humber Snipe Imperial

30

100

1993 Bentley Continental R

18

1947 Jaguar 3.5 Litre MKIV Saloon

88

1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

9

57

1947 Bentley MK VI Saloon

11

1968 Jaguar 420G

124

1988 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL

6

1948 Triumph 2000 Roadster 1977 Triumph Stag

53

1948 Bentley MK VI Saloon

97

1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Coupe

101

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

31

113

1953 Bentley R-Type Saloon

59

1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster

98

1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

94

1977 Triumph Stag

118

1964 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

129

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500

36

1959 Triumph TR3A

75

1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

66

2002 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

41

1964 Triumph TR4

50

1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

20

1972 Mercedes 250

58

1969 Triumph TR5

79

1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster

46

1976 Mercedes 350 SL

4

1979 Triumph TR7 30th Anniversary

82

1972 Jaguar E-Type V12

7

1968 MG B GT

40

1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupe

126

1975 MG B GT

74

1938 Vauxhall 12hp Supercharged Trials Special

99

1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupe

104

1981 MG B LE Roadster

120

1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI Anniversary

60

1960 Jaguar Mk II 3.8

123

1972 MG B V8 Roadster

127

1971 Volkswagen 1600E Variant

25

1963 Jaguar MKII 3.8

114

1967 MG MGB Roadster

92

1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep

55

1956 Bentley S1 Saloon

76

1964 Bentley S3 Continental MPW Fixed Head Coupe

102

1976 Bentley T1

45

1973 BMW 3.0 CS

19

1951 BMW 501

10

1989 BMW 635 CSI High Line

52

2005 BMW M6

77

144

80

1999 BMW M Coupe


Notes

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Terms and Conditions of Auction Sale These conditions apply to all sales held by H&H Classics Limited in England and Wales to the exclusion of all other Terms and Conditions and no alteration or modification to these Conditions will be binding on H&H Classics Limited unless accepted in writing by them. Your attention is specifically drawn to the “Notes for Intending Purchasers” published in the catalogue. DEFINITIONS

per day storage (subject to change without notice).

In these Terms and Conditions the following words and expressions shall unless the context otherwise requires have the following meanings:

‘R’ - items needing to be ‘Referred’ for individual quotations marked ‘R’ in the sales catalogue (subject to change without notice).

Auctioneer means H&H Classics Limited whose Registered Office is at 8 Eastway, Sale, Cheshire UK M33 4DX; company number 02852199 and Auctioneer means its representative who actually conducts the sale. Bidders Registration Form means the form to be completed by each bidder pursuant to Condition 12.5. The Buyer is the only person whose bid is accepted by the Auctioneer to conclude the contract for the purchase of a Lot. Buyer’s Commission shall have the meaning given in Condition 14. Catalogue includes any advertisement, brochure, estimate, price list and other publication generated or published by or on behalf of the Auctioneer in relation to a sale. Contract means the contract formed pursuant to these Conditions between any of the Seller, the Buyer and the Auctioneer. Entry Form means the form to be completed by the Seller as to each separate Lot pursuant to Condition 1.1. Estimated Value means the value given by the Seller in the Entry Form as the Estimated Value of the vehicle and if more than one value is given, the higher of those values. Expenses in relation to a Lot means the Auctioneer’s charges and expenses for illustrations, special advertising, packing, freight, transport, storage and any other charges and expenses of that Lot (other than the commission) plus VAT on any of them. Purchasers are reminded that a Buyers’ Premium is payable on all lots and is subject to VAT at the prevailing rate. The rates are as follows: Motor Cars

Uplift from £175

Storage - £10 per day for the first fourteen days or part thereof and £30 per week or part thereof thereafter (subject to change without notice). Motorcycles

Uplift from £60

Storage - £5 per day for the first fourteen days or part thereof and £12 per week or part thereof thereafter (subject to change without notice). Bicycles

Uplift £20

Storage - £3 per day for the first fourteen days or part thereof and £8 per week of part thereof thereafter (subject to change without notice). Automobilia/Motobilia Charges for these items are determined by size and weight: ‘A’ - the standard charge and will not be marked in the sales catalogue £8 uplift and £1 per day storage (subject to change without notice). ‘B’ - larger items and marked * in the sales catalogue - £20 uplift, £2 per day storage (subject to change without notice). ‘C’ - the largest items marked ** in the sales catalogue - £50 uplift, £5

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Usual Charges means the total of the Commissions, Entry Fees and any other reasonable costs and expenses plus VAT payable thereon. VAT means UK Value Added Tax at the prevailing rate from time to time.

Hammer Price means the price in £ sterling at which a Lot is knocked down by the Auctioneer to the Buyer at the fall of the hammer.

Vehicles includes, where appropriate, incomplete vehicles.

Lot means any item or items consigned with a view to its or their sale at auction.

CONDITIONS MAINLY CONCERNING SELLERS AND CONSIGNORS

Premises means the place at which the Auctioneer are conducting that particular sale. Reserve means the minimum Hammer Price (if any) agreed between the Auctioneer and the Seller at which the Lot may be sold. The Sale means the auction sale in respect of which the Lot is consigned for sale. Sale Proceeds means the net amount payable by the Auctioneer to the Seller being the Hammer Price less the sum of the commission, the expenses, the entry fee (if not already paid) and the VAT chargeable on any of them. Seller means the person who offers the Lot for sale whether or not he is the true owner. Seller’s Commission means commission payable by the Seller pursuant to Condition 6. Stated rates means the usual rates of Commission, Entry Fees and any other charges for the time being plus the VAT chargeable on any of them. The current rates are as follows: Motor Cars Entry Fee

12.5% to the Buyer, 5% to the Seller (minimum £150 to both parties) £100 for a standard catalogue entry £200 for a premium catalogue entry £400 for a deluxe catalogue entry

Motorcycles Entry Fee

15% to the Buyer, 10% to the Seller (minimum £50 to both parties) £50 for a standard catalogue entry £100 for a premium catalogue entry £150 for a deluxe catalogue entry

Registration Numbers 12.5% to the Buyer, 10% to the Seller (minimum £50 to both parties) Entry fee £50 Bicycles

15% to the Buyer (minimum of £10) Seller’s charges available on application

Automobilia/Motobilia 15% to the Buyer (minimum of £5) Seller’s charges available on application Total amount due means the Hammer Price in respect of the Lot sold plus the Buyer’s commission and additional charges and expenses due from a defaulting Buyer under these Conditions plus VAT chargeable on any of them expressed in £ sterling.

1.1  An Entry Form in respect of each Lot must be completed fully and accurately, with an honest description of the Lot, signed and dated by the Seller and accompanied by the Entry Fee, when the Lot is entered. The Auctioneer may at any time ratify an incomplete form. 1.2  Any documentation pertaining to the Lot must be sent with the Entry Form to the Auctioneer’s office, or in any event delivered with the Lot to the Premises. The Contract between the Seller and the Auctioneer will be formed when the Auctioneer receives a signed Entry Form for the Lot, whether by hand, post, fax, email or by any other means, and whether or not the Entry Fee for that Lot has been paid, and whether or not the Form has been signed by the Auctioneer. 1.3  All relevant matters pertaining to the Lot such as a financial encumbrance, serious accident damage or other factors affecting value which are known to the Seller must be stated on the Entry Form. If a sale is lost because of the failure of the Seller to disclose to the Auctioneer all information which may reasonably be expected to affect the provenance, title, value or any other aspect of the Lot, the Auctioneer will charge and the Seller must pay the stated rates (both to Seller and Buyer) plus VAT. 1.4  If the Seller wishes to retain the registration number of a Lot, it is the Seller’s responsibility to notify the Auctioneer in writing on the Entry Form. It is the Seller’s responsibility to take all necessary steps to ensure that the current registration number is retained and a new number allocated prior to the Lot being sold. If the Seller does not do so, the Auctioneer shall not be responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising out of the Seller’s loss of the right to the registration number following the sale of the Lot. 2.1  The Auctioneer shall have absolute discretion whether or not to accept any Lot for sale and shall be entitled to select the auction place, date, catalogue placement and photographs for the Lot. 2.2  The Seller gives the Auctioneer full and absolute right to photograph and illustrate any Lot placed in its hands for sale, and to use such photographs and illustrations as are provided by the Seller at any time at its absolute discretion (whether or not in connection with the Sale), with indemnity against copyright infringement. 2.3  The Seller is wholly responsible for the factual accuracy of, and for any judgments or opinions expressed in, the catalogue description of each Lot entered by him, and for any error, misstatement or omission of information in that description. Whether the description has been prepared by the Auctioneer or the Seller, a copy of the typed text will be provided to the Seller within a reasonable time prior to the Auction, and unless the Seller reacts with comments or changes prior to the Auction, the Auctioneer may


treat that description as accepted by the Seller.

(c) the Auctioneer’s reasonable estimate of its value;

3.1  The Seller warrants to the Auctioneer and to the Buyer either that he is the true owner of the Lot or that he is duly authorised to sell the Lot by the true owner, and is able to transfer or procure transfer of good and marketable title to the Lot free from a third party claims or encumbrances.

(d) plus VAT on such fee in either case and expenses;

3.2  In the event of an unsettled hire purchase, finance agreement or any other charge or lien affecting the Lot, the Auctioneer reserves the right to settle the amount due of such charges not exceeding the Sale Proceeds and if the Sale Proceeds are less than the charges outstanding the Seller will be responsible for the settlement of the balance forthwith. There will be a charge of £75 plus VAT for this service. 3.3  Each Lot, in the condition as described on the Entry Form, and with all keys, spare or extra items and documents shall be delivered to the Premises at the expense of the Seller. The Seller of a Lot not held by the Auctioneer at the Premises or under its control warrants and undertakes to the Auctioneer that the Lot will be made available and in a deliverable state at the time stated by the Auctioneer. 3.4  The Seller shall indemnify both the Auctioneer, its Employees and Agents, and the Buyer separately, against all payments, costs, expenses, demands, or any loss or damage whatsoever and wheresoever incurred or suffered by any of them in respect of any breach of these Conditions on the part of the Seller. 4.1  The Seller shall be entitled, prior to the sale to place a Reserve on any Lot, this being the minimum Hammer Price at which the Auctioneer is authorised to sell that Lot and to make its usual charges. A Reserve once placed by the Seller shall not be changed without the consent of the Auctioneer. 4.2  The Auctioneer may, at its option, sell the Lot at a Hammer Price below the Reserve but in any such case the Sale Proceeds to which the Seller is entitled shall be the same as if the sale had been at Reserve. 4.3  Where no Reserve has been placed on the Lot the Auctioneer shall in no way be liable should the Lot be purchased for a price below the lowest estimated selling price. In any event, any written or oral estimate of likely selling price given by the Auctioneer is an expression of opinion only and may not be relied upon by the Seller nor give rise to any claim. 4.4  If a Reserve is placed by the Seller in a currency other than Pounds Sterling, such a Reserve shall be calculated and converted into Sterling at the spot rate of exchange quoted to the Auctioneer by the National Westminster Bank Plc at close of business on the last banking day prior to the date of the Sale. The certificate in writing of the Auctioneer as to such rate shall be conclusive. 4.5  Where a Reserve has been placed, only the Auctioneer may bid on that Lot on behalf of the Seller. Should the Seller buy in his own Lot, the Seller must pay to the Auctioneer its stated rates (both Seller and Buyer) before the Lot is removed. 5.1  The Seller may by notice to the Auctioneer withdraw the Lot from the Auction. If the Seller does so he shall be liable to pay the Auctioneer the stated rate of the Seller’s and Buyer’s commission calculated on the estimated value of the Lot that the Auctioneer would have received had the Lot been sold for the estimated value. For the purposes of this clause the estimated value shall be the higher of:(a) the Seller’s estimate of value as previously notified to the Auctioneer or if more than one figure the highest figure or if none; (b) the value estimated in the catalogue or if more than one figure is given the highest figure, or if none,

5.2  In the event that the Seller withdraws the Lot from the Auction the Seller shall arrange for the collection/removal of the Lot at his own expense within 2 working days after the date of withdrawal provided that the Seller may not collect the Lot unless or until any withdrawal fee payable under Conditions 5.1 shall have been paid in full and any storage charges have been met by the Seller. 6.  The Seller authorises the Auctioneer to deduct from the Hammer Price commission at the Stated Rate subject to the relevant minimum commission for each Lot, plus Expenses and VAT on both. The Seller acknowledges the Auctioneer’s right to charge and retain the Buyer’s Premium also in accordance with Condition 14. 7.  The Seller of a Lot which is a road going means of transport warrants and undertakes to the Auctioneer that, as at the date of the Sale, either: (a) the Lot will be VAT paid in the EU and registered in the UK, will be lawfully usable on the public road, complying with the provisions of current Road Traffic Legislation and all relevant regulations made thereunder and any statutory modifications thereof, and there is or will be in force an MOT Certificate required in relation to such use; or (alternatively) (b) the Seller has notified the Auctioneer that the Lot does not or will not meet these requirements, and cannot legally be used on the road. 8.  The Seller hereby agrees to indemnify the Auctioneer, its Agents and Employees against any and all claims, liability or damage and all related costs and expenses arising out of the proper execution by the Auctioneer of their obligations to the Seller under these Conditions, and in particular against any liability or claim which may be incurred by the Auctioneer as a result of any defect in the Lot, whether proving dangerous to human life or health or otherwise giving rise to a claim against the Auctioneer, or as a result of any default by the Seller or any breach of any of the warranties or undertakings herein by the Seller. 9.1  Where any Lot fails to sell, the Auctioneer shall notify the Seller accordingly. The Seller shall make arrangements either for the Auctioneer to re-offer that Lot for sale, or forthwith to collect the Lot and to pay the Expenses. If such arrangements are not made: (a) by 1pm on the day following the date of the Sale, the Seller shall be responsible for the costs of any removal, storage and other expenses related to that Lot; (b) within 3 months after formal notification by the Auctioneer to the Seller, the Auctioneer shall have the right (pursuant to the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 or any legislation that re-enacts or replaces it) to sell the Lot by private treaty or at public auction without reserve and to deduct from the Hammer Price or price received any sum owing to the Auctioneer including (without limitation) removal, storage and insurance expenses, the Expenses of both auctions, Commission at the Stated Rate on the sale and all other reasonable expenses, before remitting the balance to the Seller; or if he cannot be traced, placing it in a bank account in the name of the Auctioneer on behalf of the Seller. 9.2  If the Seller later sells the Lot as a result of its exposure at the auction the Auctioneer will be entitled to their normal commission. In any event the Auctioneer will be entitled to try and effect a sale as the Seller’s agent within 14 days after the date of the auction (that time limit does not apply to a sale by the Seller). If the Auctioneer does so sell the Lot, they will also be entitled to their normal commission. 10.1  Where a Lot is sold, the Auctioneer shall initiate payment, by bank

transfer, of the Sale Proceeds to the Seller 14 days after the Auctioneers have received in cleared funds the Total Amount Due from the Buyer. Should no bank details be provided by the seller, the Auctioneer will effect payment by sending its cheque, drawn in favour of the Seller, 14 days after receipt of cleared funds, by first class mail at the Seller’s risk. 10.2  If before the Total Amount Due is paid by the Buyer (whether or not because the Auctioneer has given credit terms to the Buyer) the Auctioneer pays to the Seller an amount equal to the net Sale Proceeds, title in the Lot shall pass from the Seller to the Auctioneer. 10.3 In the case of overseas Sellers, the Sale Proceeds will be paid to the Seller either in Sterling or in such other currency available to the Auctioneer as may have been agreed in writing between the Seller and the Auctioneer before the date of the Sale. The Auctioneer shall calculate the rate of exchange for the Sale Proceeds by reference to the spot rate of exchange quoted by the National Westminster Bank Plc at close of business on the date of the Sale, whichever is more favourable to the auctioneer. 10.4  If the Auctioneer receives notice of any dispute related to a sold Lot before the Sale Proceeds have been remitted to the Seller, the Auctioneer may withhold payment from the Seller until it thinks fit or until the Dispute is resolved, whichever is earlier. 10.5 The Auctioneer retains the right to withhold partial or total payment for any Lot if items committed to the Sale by the Seller and sold as part of the Lot, including any relevant documents, have not been delivered by the Seller. 10.6 The Seller shall maintain their insurance of the Lot until they are in receipt of the Sale Proceeds 11.1 If the Buyer fails to pay the Auctioneer the total Amount due within 21 days after the Sale, the Auctioneer will notify the Seller and take the Seller’s instructions as to the appropriate course of action. So far as in the Auctioneer’s opinion it is practicable, the Auctioneer will at the Seller’s expense assist the Seller to recover the Total Amount Due from the Buyer, but the Auctioneer shall be under no obligation to institute proceedings in its own name. 11.2  If circumstances outside the Auctioneer’s control do not permit the Auctioneer to take instructions from the Seller, the Seller hereby authorises the Auctioneer, at the Seller’s expense, to agree special terms for payment of the total Amount Due; to remove, store and insure the Lot sold; to settle claims made against the Buyer or the Seller on such terms as the Auctioneer shall in its absolute discretion think fit; to take such steps as are necessary to collect the monies due by the Buyer to the Seller; and if necessary to rescind the sale and refund money to the Buyer. CONDITIONS MAINLY CONCERNING THE BUYER 12.1  Any motor vehicle is sold as a collector’s item and not as a means of transport. Buyers are specifically warned that any vehicle sold as such may well have had parts replaced and paint renewed or be made up of parts from other vehicles the condition of which may be difficult to establish. The Auctioneer has to rely on information as to the date, condition and authenticity provided by the Seller and does not provide its own description, and does not and cannot undertake its own inspection of vehicles or other Lot and it is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure that the Lot conforms to the description in the catalogue. The Auctioneer cannot check or verify the authenticity of the chassis or VIN number under which a vehicle is offered, but relies on the Seller’s description. Buyers should take particular care to verify in advance the authenticity of a vehicle that is claimed to have important racing, rallying or

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‘ex-works’ history as it was common in period for a competition vehicle of a single identity to have more than one chassis, body or other mechanical components. This may have happened several times, both in a vehicle’s ‘works’ career and thereafter in private owner hands. Sometimes ‘works’ vehicles were fitted with different registration plates, so that a vehicle could meet a particular event’s start date deadline. These historical factors may lead to there being in existence multiple and competing claimants to the same vehicle identity. 12.2  The Buyer shall be the person making the highest bid at or over Reserve (if any) that is accepted by the Auctioneer, and the Contract shall be concluded at the fall of the hammer. The Auctioneer shall have the absolute discretion to settle any dispute related to bidding at the Sale. All sales are deemed not to be sales in the course of a business, unless notified to the contrary. 12.3  Every bidder shall be deemed to act as a principal unless the Auctioneer has, prior to the auction date, acknowledged (either by acceptance of the Bidder’s Registration Form which discloses the true principal, or otherwise in writing) that the bidder is acting as agent on behalf of a disclosed principal. 12.4  The Auctioneer may in its absolute discretion refuse to accept any bid, advance the bidding as it may decide, withdraw or divide any Lot, combine any two or more Lots, and in the case of dispute may put up any Lot for auction again. 12.5  A prospective bidder should register his intention to bid for a Lot by completing fully and signing a Bidder’s Registration Form prior to executing his bid. If this has not been completed before the fall of the hammer, the Buyer shall forthwith complete the Bidder’s Registration Form. The Bidder shall also provide photographic identification. Failure to do so shall not invalidate the sale, unless the Auctioneer, in its absolute discretion, so decides. 12.6  Any bid which fails to reach the Reserve may be submitted by the Auctioneer to the Seller and if the Seller accepts that bid, the Lot will be deemed to have been sold to the Buyer at the sum bid at the fall of the hammer and the normal Terms and Conditions will apply to that sale. 13.1  Where a Lot is illustrated by a photograph, in the case of a vehicle with a registration number visible, that number will not be transferred with the vehicle to the Buyer unless the registration particulars appear in the written part of the description and the transfer has been authorised by the Seller. If the vehicle is sold to the Buyer before the formalities of the allocation of a different registration number to that vehicle are completed with the DVLA, the Buyer accepts that he will take all steps necessary to co-operate with either the Seller or the Auctioneer to have the number re-transferred to the Seller or as may be, and will take no steps to register the vehicle with the number in his name. 13.2  Whilst the interests of prospective Buyers are best served by personal attendance at the Sale, the Auctioneers will if so instructed execute bids on their behalf. Neither the Auctioneer nor its Employees or Agents will be responsible for any error or default in doing so or in failing altogether to do so. Where the Auctioneer executes bids on behalf of an absent bidder, each Lot will be bought as cheaply as is allowed by other bids and any relevant Reserve. 14.  The Buyer shall pay to the Auctioneer in respect of each Lot the Buyer’s Commission calculated on the Hammer Price at the stated rates as set out above. 15.  Where a Lot is described in the Catalogue or announced at the time of Sale as being subject to VAT on import, VAT will be payable in addition to the

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Hammer Price (which VAT may or may not be refundable by HM Customs & Excise on proof of export). 16.1  Upon the sale of a Lot, the Buyer shall: 16.2  Unless he has already done so, complete a Bidder’s Registration Form as in Condition 12.5 above; 16.3  Pay to the Auctioneer the total amount due, at latest by midday on the day after the Sale, notwithstanding that where the Buyer wishes to export the Lot, an export licence may be required which must be obtained by the Buyer at his own cost; 16.4  Accept that any payments received by the Auctioneer from a Buyer may be applied by the Auctioneer towards any sums owing from that Buyer to the Auctioneer on any account whatsoever, without regard to any directions of the Buyer or his agent, whether express or implied. 17.1  Until the total amount due has been received by the Auctioneer: (a) title in a Lot shall not pass to the Buyer but the risk shall; (b) no Lot may be taken away by or on behalf of the Buyer. 17.2  The Buyer shall be responsible for any removal, storage and insurance charges and any other Expenses on any Lot not paid for and taken away by 1pm on the day following the day of the sale. 18.1  If a Buyer fails either to pay for or to take away any Lot, the Auctioneer may without further notice to the Buyer, at its discretion and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies it may have, exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies, as may be relevant, in relation to any and all remedies for non-payment that the Auctioneer may choose to exercise. The Buyer will pay to the Auctioneer all legal and other costs borne by it on a full indemnity basis. 18.2 To charge interest at a rate not exceeding 3% per month over Natwest Bank’s base rate on so much of the total amount due as remains unpaid after the date and time referred to in condition 16.3 for the first two months. After that period of time to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.75% per month over Natwest Bank’s base rate on so much of the total amount due as remains unpaid after the date and time referred to in condition 16.3. 18.3  To issue proceedings against the Buyer for payment of the total amount due and/or for damages for breach of contract. If the Seller decides to sell the Lot elsewhere, the Auctioneer may proceed against the Buyer for the Commission which it would have earned both from the Seller and the Buyer together with VAT on both had the Buyer paid for the Lot in accordance with these Conditions. 18.4  To rescind the sale of that or any other Lots sold to the same Buyer at this or any other Sale, in respect of which title has not passed. 18.5  To resell the Lot or cause it to be resold by public or private sale, such that any deficiency in the total amount due resulting from such resale (after giving credit for any payment) together with the full costs incurred in connection with the Lots shall be paid to the Auctioneer by the Buyer; any surplus in excess of the Sale Proceeds of that resale shall belong to the Seller. 18.6  To store the Lot at the sole expense of the Buyer and to release the Lot only after payment in full of the total amount due, together with the accrued cost of the removal, storage and insurance and all other expenses incurred in connection with the Lot. 18.7  To retain that or any other Lot sold to the Buyer at the same or any other auction and to release the same only after payment of the total amount due. 18.8  To apply by way of set-off any Sale Proceeds of any Lot then due or

at any time thereafter becoming due to the Buyer towards settlement of the total amount due and expenses and the Auctioneer shall be entitled to a lien on any property of the Buyer which is in the Auctioneer’s possession for any purpose. 18.9  To reject or ignore any bids made by or on behalf of the defaulting Buyer at any future sales or insist upon a cash deposit before accepting any bids in future. 19.1  All Lots are offered as seen with all faults and defects without any guarantee or warranty attaching thereto as to condition, roadworthiness or otherwise and with all faults and defects whether apparent upon examination or not. 19.2  In any event, neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer shall be liable for any indirect or consequential loss whatsoever, and the maximum liability of the Auctioneer together with its Employees and Agents, in the event of any claim against them arising from the sale of any Lot shall be limited to the Hammer Price plus Buyer’s Premium in respect of that Lot. GENERAL CONDITIONS 20. The Auctioneer in all respects acts and will be treated as agent for the Seller (except where the Auctioneer is expressly stated to be selling as principal), and is not responsible for any default by the Seller or the Buyer to the other party. 21. The Auctioneer will not accept any liability for damage sustained to a Lot that is attributable to members of the public or non-Auctioneer operatives during the Sale or any removable items left within lots during the same period. Any claims for damage and / or lost items must be submitted to the Auctioneer in writing no later than 3 working days after the date of the Sale and include a valid quote for repair or replacement and digital photographs where applicable. 22. The Auctioneer shall be under no liability for any injury, damage or loss sustained by any person while on the Auctioneers premises (including any premises where a sale may be conducted or where a Lot, or a part of a Lot, may be on view from time to time) except for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Auctioneers or its employees and agents in the course of their duties to the Auctioneers. 23. The Auctioneer shall have the right, at its sole discretion, without assigning any reason, to refuse any person admission to its Premises or attendance at any of its Sales, or to view any Lot. 24. The Auctioneer shall keep and use any data relating to the Buyer and the Seller in accordance with the provisions of all relevant data protection legislation. The Buyer and the Seller consent to such data being kept and used for appropriate purposes, including informing the Buyer and the Seller of any offers or other matters of interest from time to time. 25. The copyright in all written matter and illustrations relating to Lots shall remain at all times the absolute property of the Auctioneer, and any person wishing to use such materials, or any part of them, shall require the prior written consent of the Auctioneer. 26. If any Condition or part of a condition in these Terms shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining Conditions will not thereby be affected. 27. These Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. All transactions to which these Conditions apply and all matters connected therewith shall also be governed by English Law. Each of the Auctioneer, the Seller, the Buyer and any bidder hereby submits to nonexclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


Meet the Team CHAIRMAN OF H&H CLASSICS

Simon Hope

MOTORCAR SPECIALISTS Damian Jones Resource Manager & Motorcar Specialist damian.jones@handh.co.uk 07855 493737

SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Nick Bicknell nick.bicknell@handh.co.uk

MOTORCYCLE SPECIALISTS Mike Davis Motorcycle Specialist mike.davis@handh.co.uk 07718 584217

James McWilliam Motorcar Specialist

Ian Cunningham Motorcycle Specialist

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AUTOMOBILIA & MOTORCAR SPECIALIST Adam Sykes Consultant adam.sykes@handh.co.uk 07429 600332

Paul Cheetham Junior Motorcar Specialist paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk 07538 667452

Andreas Hicks Junior Motorcar Specialist andreas.hicks@handh.co.uk 07943 584762

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