With a record 161 classic motor car consignments spanning 50 marques and 91 years, Historics at Brooklands opens its auction doors on Saturday, August 30th to the largest, most varied and evocative offering in its history.
Classic car auction specialist Historics at Brooklands strives to appeal to the broadest community of enthusiasts, and its late summer sale on Saturday, August 30th at Brooklands Museum, Surrey is a thrilling mix of fine motor cars and more besides, appealing to all tastes and suited to all pockets.
At the higher echelons of classic car culture, iconic Italian exotica is led by a rare, two-owner since new 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta (£210,000-£240,000) whose timeless Giugiaro design is a true highlight of automotive styling.
For looks, performance and investment potential, the Mangusta is very capably supported at this sale by Pininfarina’s evocative 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT (£190,000-£220,000), presented in magnificent condition and appealingly, in right-hand drive.
Pininfarina also exercised his design skills on the 2+2 Ferrari 330GT, a resplendent 1966 Series II example of which comes to sale at Historics, again in right-hand drive and with little more than 43,000 miles under its belt (£160,000-£180,000).
The performance theme is also magnificently reflected through a brace of Italian sports cars with vibrant competition pedigrees. The superb example of the 1953 OSCA MT4 sports racing car on offer (£150,000-£175,000) competed on the Mille Miglia that year and after six decades of fascinating racing history, remains familiar in the UK and Europe.
Its superb competition pedigree is replicated by that of a delightful road-registered 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Competition (£150,000-£180,000), with a successful outing on the Monte Carlo Rally in its impressive credentials, and freshly returned from the 2014 Mille Miglia.
Remaining with the sportscar theme, Historics has also consigned to this auction a £500,000+ collection of eight classic Porsche 356 and 911 models, all in immensely fine order.
A matching-numbers right-hand drive 1962 Porsche 356B Cabriolet (£90,000-£98,000) owned at one time by a member of the Porsche family is most certainly a headline car, maintained regardless of cost and extremely rare, with only some 200 RHD Cabriolets built throughout the model’s run.
Ten years its junior, a superbly-restored 1952 Porsche 356 Pre A Coupé is equally significant and sought-after at £105,000-£115,000, whilst a cardre of four impeccable 911s from 1972-1974 vintage is also certain to excite air-cooled enthusiasts, led by an immaculate, rare RHD 1972 2.4 litre 911S Coupé (£100,000-£110,000), which has been indulged with a total bare bodyshell rebuild, including the engine. And an outstanding 1981 Porsche 930 Turbo (£40,000-£48,000) is an excellent example of this much sought-after collector car.
Mercedes-Benz has always proved a favourite marque at Historics’ auctions and this sale most certainly doesn’t disappoint. No less than 24 models come under the Historics hammer on August 30th, ranging from an interesting no reserve 2008 G55 AMG Kompressor in excellent condition throughout, to a scrupulously-maintained 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL Pagoda (£55,000-£65,000). Its quality is hard to match after a five year nut and bolt restoration by its fastidious owner.
With summer not yet done a rare, one-owner 1995 Alfa Romeo RZ (Roadster Zagato) is expected to attract strong interest at £28,000-£32,000, not least as its only one of 284 ever produced. And for those looking to emulate scenes from The Italian Job, Historics can oblige with a 1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super, the model used by the Naples police in the film, offered at a very affordable £5,000-£7,000. On the same theme, Historics also offers a pristine 1969 Mini Cooper S Mk II (£20,000-£24,000) for another ‘Jobber’ to play with. Resting in a museum for some years prior to coming to sale, it is a wonderfully-presented example with FIA papers and is eligible for historic motorsport.
On the motorsport front, pride of place for track presence has to be the 1917 American La France Type 12 Two-Seat Tourer (£48,000-£58,000). ‘Conservative’ never entered the vocabulary of its makers, a fire engine company, and this dramatic machine – popular on endurance rallies such as Peking-Paris – sports a colossal, straight-six 14,500cc engine, with a three speed gearbox and chain drive to the rear wheels. Driver and passenger sit immediately in front of a forty gallon drum fuel tank, giving this behemoth an excellent – and invigorating – 400 mile range.
Those looking for a more nimble ride may prefer the hard-topped 1964 MGB Roadster Competition (£20,000-£26,000) which, courtesy of its vendor, has left a significant on-track imprint over the last twenty years in the UK and across Europe.
Classic ownership can be about extreme individuality and in this respect, Historics never disappoints. Pride of place at this auction goes to a magnificent 1950 Bedford OB bus (£70,000-£90,000) which, thanks to the enterprising owner and 3,000 man hours, is presented as a charming blend of classic style and modern-day practicality. Its credentials as a luxury motorhome are without peer, as are its abilities as a perfect towing vehicle for motorsport competitors, equipped as it is with full towing equipment and electrics.
Under the elegant bronze and yellow skin, which has been entirely re-panelled, lies a 2006 Iveco chassis, HDi engine – with just 23,000 miles on the clock – and running gear, 120 litre LPG tank, together with air suspension and appropriate modern-day stopping power. Its performance is capable of putting any motorhome in the shade according to the vendor, with a top speed in excess of 90mph when conditions allow.
The interior is crafted to an immensely luxurious standard in ruby red leather with an American walnut trimmed kitchen, shower, toilet, a double bedroom with en-suite in the rear with an additional fold out double bed in the seating area. There is also a large retractable roof and a wealth of luxury features to ensure one’s stay is comfortable. Within the enormous inventory is a full Bose sound system, 27” Apple Mac computer, solar panels, central heating, rear cameras, 240v electrics, 120a/h gel batteries and generator.
Historics has a wealth of interesting consignments appealing to those with a smaller pocket. Of these, a 1982 Mk.1 VW Golf GTi, offered at a very affordable £6,000-£8,000, must surely be a sound investment with prices rising fast, whilst an immaculate as-new Rosso Red 2000 Alfa Romeo GTV Spider is likely to be fought after at its estimated £3,500-£5,000. MG and Triumph enthusiasts won’t be disappointed either, with a fine collection of 1960s and ‘70s MG B, MG C, Triumph TR3A and TR6 examples.
Ditto USA car aficionados, who are catered for by an eclectic mix of American muscle, including two superb 1949 pick-ups, a Chevrolet 3100 (£12,000-£15,000) and Ford F1 (£11,000-£14,000), whilst a meticulously prepared 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobrajet (£25,000-£30,000) and 1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 (£39,000-£44,00) will both attract the gaze of avid collectors.
For those with a taste for the seriously unusual, Historics also offers a fully-authenticated ex-British Army 1964 Daimler Scout LRV Ferret (£9,500-£12,500). With limited passenger and storage space, it could prove challenging for family holidays but is ideal for a twosome on the weekend social run.
In contrast, space is most certainly not an issue with the 1964 Leyland AEC Routemaster double-decker bus, now equipped with a Cummins Euro 4 engine mated to contemporary transmission – just one of 24 consignments offered at No Reserve… Or for something different, how about a1989 Dennis Campbell fire engine (£3,000-£5,000) now registered as a limousine and thus driveable on a car licence and perfect for party hire?
And finally, with past sales of a Batmobile and the entire car collection from the film ‘Captain America’ under its belt, it’s the turn of a waterborne classic to add individual appeal to this Historics August 30th auction, in the shape of a fully-operational 1964 Glastron Bat Boat tribute (£36,000-£42,000), complete with Mercruiser stern drive and a full complement of Bat accessories!
For full details of the record 161 consignments on sale, supported by a wealth of fascinating automobilia, visit www.historics.co.uk or call 01753 639170 and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Historics auction is at Brooklands Museum on Saturday, August 30th, from 10.00, with viewing on the previous day, Friday, August 29th.
Historics at Brooklands Classic Car Auction
Saturday August 30th 2014, Brooklands Museum
|1952||AC Two Litre Saloon||£9,000||£11,000|
|1975||Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce Series II||£8,000||£10,000|
|1983||Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 (3L)||NR||NR|
|1963||Alfa Romeo Giulia 101 Series 1600 Spider||£35,000||£40,000|
|1972||Alfa Romeo Giulia Super||£5,000||£7,000|
|1959||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 750B||£17,000||£22,000|
|2000||Alfa Romeo GTV6||NR||NR|
|1972||Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato (2.0 litre)||£18,000||£25,000|
|1995||Alfa Romeo RZ||£28,000||£32,000|
|2000||Alfa Romeo Spider||£3,500||£5,500|
|1951||Alvis TA21 Three Position Drophead by Tickford||£18,000||£23,000|
|1917||American LaFrance Type 12 Two-Seat Tourer||£48,000||£58,000|
|2000||Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante||£26,000||£30,000|
|1930||Austin Seven Swallow||£15,000||£18,000|
|1955||Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1||£35,000||£42,000|
|1960||Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite||£16,000||£19,000|
|1950||Bedford OB Motor Home||£70,000||£90,000|
|1963||Bentley S3 Saloon||£19,000||£25,000|
|1976||BMW 2002 Tii (Group 2 Alpina recreation)||£16,000||£22,000|
|1991||BMW 325i Saloon||NR||NR|
|1947||Bristol 400 Coupe||NR||NR|
|1969||Bristol 410 Coupe||£22,000||£28,000|
|1927||Buick Master Six Sport Tourer||£11,000||£14,000|
|1964||Cadillac Coupe de Ville||£7,000||£10,000|
|1949||Chevrolet 3100 Half-Ton Pick-Up||£12,000||£15,000|
|1956||Chevrolet Corvette C1||£39,000||£44,000|
|1963||Chevrolet Corvette Stingray||£43,000||£48,000|
|1953||Citroen Light Fifteen||£8,000||£11,000|
|1964||Daimler Scout Car LRV Ferret Mk. 1/2||£9,500||£12,500|
|1977||Daimler Sovereign Long Wheelbase Series II Saloon||NR||NR|
|1960||Daimler SP250 ‘Dart’||£19,000||£24,000|
|1964||Daimler SP250 ‘Dart’ Police Car||£45,000||£50,000|
|1973||Datsun 260Z Coupe||£14,000||£18,000|
|1969||De Tomasso Mangusta||£210,000||£240,000|
|1989||Dennis Carmichael Fire Engine||NR||NR|
|1925||Dodge Series 116||£10,000||£13,000|
|1978||Excalibur Series III||£23,000||£27,000|
|1966||Ferrari 330GT Series II 2 + 2 Coupe||£160,000||£180,000|
|1995||Ferrari 348 Spider||£35,000||£40,000|
|1999||Ferrari 360 Modena||£39,000||£44,000|
|1972||Ferrari Dino 246GT||£190,000||£220,000|
|1984||Fiat X1/9 VS||NR||NR|
|1976||Ford Capri Mk. II 1600L||£4,500||£6,000|
|1997||Ford Escort Ghia Cabriolet||NR||NR|
|1949||Ford F1 Pick-Up Truck||£11,000||£14,000|
|1965||Ford Lotus Cortina Mk. I||£38,000||£44,000|
|1966||Ford Lotus Cortina Mk. I||£19,000||£24,000|
|1968||Ford Mustang ‘Bullit Stye’ Fastback||£42,000||£46,000|
|1970||Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobrajet||£25,000||£30,000|
|1960||Ford Zephyr Mk II||£6,000||£8,000|
|1983||FSM Syrena 105L||NR||NR|
|1966||Glastron Bat Boat||£36,000||£42,000|
|1969||Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II Roadster||£48,000||£55,000|
|1971||Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II Roadster||£45,000||£50,000|
|1960||Jaguar E-Type Bonnet and Rear Tub||NR||NR|
|1968||Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupe||£34,000||£39,000|
|1969||Jaguar E-Type Series II 2 + 2 Coupe||£27,000||£30,000|
|1969||Jaguar E-Type Series II Fixedhead Coupe||£11,500||£14,500|
|1970||Jaguar E-Type Series II Fixedhead Coupe||£25,000||£29,000|
|1973||Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster||£38,000||£46,000|
|1973||Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster||£48,000||£55,000|
|1973||Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster||£65,000||£75,000|
|1968||Jaguar Mk II 340 Saloon||£19,000||£24,000|
|1947||Jaguar Mk IV (3 1/2 litre)||£35,000||£42,000|
|1961||Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.4 litre)||£17,000||£20,000|
|1962||Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)||£9,500||£12,500|
|1987||Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Cabriolet||£8,000||£10,000|
|1999||Jaguar XJR-S (6 litre) Coupe||£5,500||£8,500|
|1988||Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible||£9,000||£12,000|
|1985||Jaguar XJS V12 HE Coupe||NR||NR|
|1960||Jaguar XK150 SE Drophead Coupe||£27,000||£32,000|
|1958||Jaguar XK150SE Drophead Coupe||£80,000||£95,000|
|1973||Jensen Healey Mk. I||£4,000||£6,000|
|1965||Kougar Jaguar Sports Mk. II||£17,000||£22,000|
|2005||Lamborghini Murcielago by Prindiville||£65,000||£80,000|
|1955||Lancia Aurelia B20GT Competition||£150,000||£180,000|
|1984||Lancia Delta HF Martini Turbo MT16||£6,500||£9,500|
|1963||Lancia Flavia Coupe||£5,000||£7,000|
|1976||Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Coupe||£7,500||£9,500|
|1964||Leyland AEC ‘Routemaster’||NR||NR|
|1970||Lotus Europa S2||£7,000||£10,000|
|1990||Mercedes-Benz 190E Saloon||NR||NR|
|1981||Mercedes-Benz 250 Long Wheelbase Limousine||NR||NR|
|1967||Mercedes-Benz 250SL California Coupe||£29,000||£34,000|
|1968||Mercedes-Benz 280SL California Coupe||£28,000||£34,000|
|1985||Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster||£7,000||£9,000|
|1983||Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster||£6,500||£9,000|
|1986||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL||£14,000||£18,000|
|1989||Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster||£6,000||£8,000|
|1986||Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster||£13,000||£16,000|
|1983||Mercedes-Benz 380SE Saloon||£5,000||£8,000|
|1989||Mercedes-Benz 420SL Roadster||£7,000||£10,000|
|1977||Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster||£6,000||£8,000|
|1995||Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG||£4,000||£6,000|
|2001||Mercedes-Benz CLK 320 Elegance||£3,500||£5,500|
|2008||Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Kompressor||NR||NR|
|1984||Mercedes-Benz SL380 Roadster||£4,000||£7,000|
|1996||Mercedes-Benz SL500 Roadster||NR||NR|
|1967||Merecedes-Benz 250SL Pagoda||£55,000||£65,000|
|1974||MG B GT||£8,000||£10,000|
|1972||MG B Roadster||£5,500||£7,000|
|1963||MG B Roadster||£7,000||£10,000|
|1964||MG B Roadster Competition||£20,000||£26,000|
|1969||MG C Roadster Ex-Metropolitam Police unmarked traffic car||£23,000||£28,000|
|1955||MG Magnette ZA||£7,000||£9,000|
|1969||Mini Cooper S Mk. II||£20,000||£24,000|
|2001||Mini Cooper Sport 500||£6,500||£8,000|
|1938||Morgan 4-4 Drophead Coupe (Series I)||£18,000||£24,000|
|1961||Morgan Plus 4 Drophead Coupe||£12,000||£18,000|
|1957||Morris Minor 1000 Convertible||£4,500||£6,500|
|1950||Morris Minor Lowlight Convertible||£12,000||£15,000|
|1990||Nissan Skyline Autech Stelvio Zagato||£17,000||£22,000|
|1952||Porsche 356 Pre A Coupe||£105,000||£115,000|
|1959||Porsche 356A Coupe||£52,000||£58,000|
|1963||Porsche 356B T6 Cabriolet||£90,000||£98,000|
|1974||Porsche 911 Coupe||£34,000||£38,000|
|1981||Porsche 911 Turbo||£40,000||£48,000|
|1971||Porsche 911S (2.4 litre)||£100,000||£110,000|
|1989||RAM Shelby Cobra Replica||£28,000||£33,000|
|1994||Range Rover Classic Vogue LSE||NR||NR|
|1991||Range Rover Efi CSK||£58,000||£66,000|
|1985||Range Rover Two Door||NR||NR|
|1966||Reliant Scimitar GT4A Coupe||£12,000||£16,000|
|1930||Rolls-Royce Phantom II Ascot Tourer by Brewster||£80,000||£100,000|
|1991||Rover Metro C||NR||NR|
|1972||Rover P5B Coupe||£9,000||£12,000|
|1936||Standard Flying 12||£7,500||£10,000|
|1981||Toyota Hi-Ace Devon Caravanette||NR||NR|
|1972||Volkswagen Beetle (Wizard) Convertible||£4,000||£6,000|
|2004||Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Custom||£9,000||£12,000|
|1979||Volkswagen Camper T2 Westfalia||£16,000||£20,000|
|1982||Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk. I||£6,000||£8,000|
|1960||Volkswagen Karmann Ghia||£10,000||£13,000|