Race Replica Ford GT40 Ride Just One Of The Many Auction Lots At Hexagon’s Le Mans Charity Evening


July 5, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 5, 2016

Ford GT40 race car in 1966 Le Mans winning colours.

  • Hexagon’s upcoming Le Mans charity night will feature a host of amazing auction prizes
  • Lots include a ride in a race replica Ford GT40, a racing helmet signed by four Le Mans legends and full hospitality at the Le Mans Classic among many others
  • Star drivers confirmed for the live Q+A with Amanda Stretton include Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Richard Attwood and Mark Blundell
  • The evening will raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity
  • Night takes place at Hexagon’s new flagship Finchley showroom on July 5th and will also include food from a two-star Michelin star chef

With Hexagon’s Le Mans charity evening taking place tomorrow, the leading London classic car dealer has revealed a host of amazing prizes that will be auctioned off on the night.

Lots include a ride in a race replica Ford GT40, a racing helmet signed by the four Le Mans legends attending the evening, canvases and prints from celebrated artists such as Julian Opie and Paul Oz, and full hospitality at the Le Mans Classic among others. So far the full lot list features:

1. A motor racing print by artist Julian Opie
2. A day’s ride to the Norfolk coast in a 1963 AC Cobra
3. A motor racing helmet signed by Le Mans legends Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Richard Attwood and Mark Blundell
4. A canvas by artist Paul Oz
5. A Katherine Baumann handbag
6. A VIP tour of the Ford Heritage Centre and a ride in a 1966 Ford GT40 race replica, courtesy of Ford Motor Company UK
7. A Saarinen tulip marble side table
8. A luxury hospitality box for 20 people at the O2 arena
9. Full corporate hospitality for two people over the three-day Le Mans Classic weekend, courtesy of JD Classics

More auction prizes will be revealed on the night. Celebrating the world’s oldest sports car endurance race, the must-attend event will take place on July 5th at Hexagon’s flagship East Finchley showroom. It will feature a live Q+A hosted by Amanda Stretton, with Le Mans stories from Derek Bell MBE, Jacky Ickx, Richard Attwood and Mark Blundell.

In addition, guests will be able to get close to an amazing display of endurance racers including a 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, 1987 Porsche 962, 1985 Jaguar XJR-6, 1956 Longnose D-type and enjoy food from a two-star Michelin chef. All proceeds will go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.

Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, said: “Our Le Mans night is packed with star drivers and racing cars – and we’ll have an incredible selection of auction lots to match. I’m very grateful to everyone who has donated a prize and with such a mouthwatering lot list I’m sure we’re going to raise even more money for our chosen charities.

“My granddaughter owes her life to the care she received while at Great Ormond Street and I am so happy that we will be able to give something back to this great hospital – and the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals too – helping them to continue their incredible work. Last summer’s celebration of Ayrton Senna raised £72,000 and we have every intention of eclipsing that incredible figure.”

Hexagon’s 24 Hours of Le Mans celebration evening will take place on July 5th at 730pm at Hexagon’s flagship north London showroom located at 82-92 Great North Road, London, N2 0NL.

Tickets cost £195 and include food from two-star Michelin star chef Christian Honor. Interested guests are asked to RSVP: Annabel@hexagon.uk.net or call 07711 169 111