A 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT tops Gooding & Company’s 9-car European Sporting & Historic sale, set to run as a timed online auction with bids closing on 5 February (estimate £2,000,000 – 2,500,000). Chassis 0144/L is one of just 30 left-hand drive examples out of a total production of 75, and is finished in its original scheme of Black Pearl over dark blue hide following a £400,000 restoration at marque specialist R.S. Williams in 2020.
Other big-ticket entries include a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, displayed by Jacques Swaters’ Garage Francorchamps at the 1967 Brussels Motor Show (estimate £1,750,000 – 2,000,000); a late-production 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster with disc brakes and an alloy block (estimate £900,000 – 1,200,000); and a 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible with unbroken provenance, a 4.2-litre engine upgrade and the original automatic gearbox replaced for a manual unit (estimate £750,000 – 1,000,000).
Mathewsons’ two-day online auction gets underway on 5 February where one of the stars is a 1970 Aston Martin DBS, owned by the consignor since 2001, with an impressive history file and an estimate in excess of £80,000. Also crossing the block is a one-owner 1991 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth that’s been in storage since 1994 with only 12,000 miles on the clock.
British machinery dominates the catalogue at Brightwells’ 18 February sale, highlights include a 1968 Triumph TR5, one of 1,161 home-market cars (estimate £30,000 – 35,000); a restoration-project 1952 Morris Minor in single-ownership from new is offered at no reserve; and a three-owner 2003 Bentley Arnage T showing 36,378 miles is £21,000 – 23,000.
A 1937 Bugatti Type 57S that remained with its last keeper, the late Bill Turnbull, for five decades goes under the hammer at Bonhams’ Legends of the Road sale on 19 February, with a guide of £5,000,000 – 7,000,000. Chassis 57503 features four-seater Grand Routier coachwork by Corsica which was carefully preserved during Turnbull’s meticulous mechanical rebuild, a project that was nearing completion when he passed away in 2019.
Anglia Car Auctions has consigned a one-owner 1974 Jensen Interceptor for its February sale, listed at £68,000 – 74,000. The subject of a recently completed nut-and-bolt restoration, it’s covered just 25,000 miles from new having been laid up in dry storage since 1981.
Classic car auction price estimates for: Aston Martin | Ferrari | Mercedes-Benz | Ford | Triumph | Morris | Bentley | Bugatti | Jensen
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