Historics July 2017 sale – preview
Just seven weeks after closing the doors on its successful £3.9m auction at Ascot Racecourse – where over 2,000 attended on preview and sale days and 74% of consignments moved to new homes – Historics at Brooklands has crafted yet another impressive sale back at its Brooklands Museum home this coming Saturday, 8th July.
With 136 interesting classics on offer, and enormous variety across the breadth of consignments, Historics is once again offering something for all classic buyers.
32 classics are offered at no reserve, including a 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V. With many Japanese classic prices on the up, it’s fair to anticipate great interest in this feisty sports saloon.
Equally, a 1996 Range Rover Vogue SE restoration project at no reserve is enticing, especially one like this with a secret history…It was prepared by Land Rover Special Vehicle division expressly for the SAS and features various fascinating modifications.
Motorsport enthusiasts are well catered for with a pedigree-packed 1981 Audi Quattro works rally car (£85,000-£95,000), a very original legacy of one of international rallying’s most evocative periods, whilst a charming 1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato, restored to Competizione specifications and offered at an estimate of £28,000- £32,000, is an attractive and spirited proposition.
Quality, style and rarity value combine in the 1996 BMW 850CSi that Historics are offering. Only 1,510 of this model were made and this is a particularly rare righthand drive example with six-speed manual transmission (£40,000-£50,000).
Talking rarity, nothing beats a one-off and the 1968 Lambretta Mink ‘Prototype’ emphatically ticks the box. Estimated at a highly affordable £11,000-£16,000, this unique three-wheeler, with just 4,000 recorded miles, never went into production but stands as a fascinating tribute to Lambretta’s enthusiasm. An ‘entertaining’ drive is guaranteed especially in view of the pronounced overhang with the front wheels being placed mid-way down the car….
No such handling question marks apply to a quintessential US muscle car, the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby 500 Fastback (£170,000-£200,000), offered for sale in truly magnificent condition, its 428cu.in powerplant ready to deliver a terrific driving experience.
Altogether more stately and no less irresistible is the 1934 Bentley 31/2 litre Open Tourer by Sparrowhawk. Very ‘now’ and ripe for open top summer motoring, this exceptional example of the ‘silent sportscar’, estimated at £100,00-£140,000, has Royal ownership behind it and promises a truly elegant drive to any new owner in the future.
Historics has amassed seven Aston Martins for this summer sale, ranging from 1965 to 2004. This includes two DB6 models, the older of which was built in 1965 and is one of the first ten ever produced on the Newport Pagnell production line. Its £180,000-£200,000 estimate is sure to attract serious attention. The second Aston Martin DB6, first registered in 1967, shows under 53,000 registered miles and has had just three owners in its 50 years since build. £290,000-£320,000
A strong representation of the Mercedes-Benz marque is characteristic of Historics auctions and the sale on July 8th is no exception. 17 models are offered, ranging in era from 1961 to 2004. 190SL enthusiasts will most surely not be disappointed with the hugely elegant 1961 190SL Roadster, presented in fully restored condition and estimated at £82,000-£95,000. And as a blue chip investment, a 1966 230SL Pagoda, with just 35,000 miles, most surely hits the spot at £62,000-£68,000.
Finally, amongst the cascade of highly desirable classics is a real entertainment showpiece, a 1926 Ford Indianapolis 500 Race Fronty Ford Recreation. This road-legal Ford Model T-based tribute to an Indy star, may be compromised for weekly supermarket duty but more than makes up for it with a hugely entertaining ride. £25,000-£30,000
This major Historics at Brooklands summer sale starts at 10.30am on Saturday, 8th July, with viewing days on both Thursday 6th and Friday 7th. Entry is by catalogue on the door.
For full details of all consignments, bidder registration and all information, see www.historics.co.uk
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