The first production Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato is among the early entries announced for Bonhams’ 25 July sale at Bicester Heritage, with a guide of £300,000 – 340,000. Built as a prototype in 1985-86, chassis 20011 emerged from a two-year concours restoration in 2013 and has resided with the consignor since 1999.
Pre-war highlights include a 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp with original open tourer coachwork by Grosvenor and single-family ownership for 57 years (estimate £225,000 – 275,000); a 1934 Talbot AV95/105 mechanically overhauled by marque specialist I.S. Polson (estimate £80,000 – 90,000); and a 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Tourer which was re-bodied by Simmons of Mayfair in the late 1960s in the style of Vanden Plas (estimate £380,000 – 400,000).
A recently restored 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Coupe with 52,000 miles on the clock tops the catalogue at Brightwells' timed online auction on 2 July (estimate £45,000 – 50,000).
The sale also features a 63,000-mile 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands with little use since a meticulous engine-out restoration and repaint (estimate £23,000 – 25,000) and a 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage showing 53,000 miles that was last serviced by Aston Martin Cheltenham 1,000 miles ago (estimate £23,000 – 25,000); while a 1951 Bristol 401 that requires finishing following the vendor’s extensive refurb project is listed at £25,000 – 28,000.
Epsom Downs Racecourse is set to see more than 70 motorcars crossing the block at Barons’ Summer Classic on 14 July, headed by a one owner 2008 Ferrari F430 Spider with 61,000 miles and a 68,000-mile 2012 Aston Martin DBS Volante, each guided at £70,000 – 80,000.
Historics celebrates its 10th anniversary with a move to a new venue at Windsorview Lakes in Datchet for its 18 July sale. Star attraction is a 1967 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider with a pre-sale estimate of £580,000 – 670,000. Chassis 11929 was the fourth prototype to be built, starting life as a Berlinetta and displayed at the 1968 Paris Motor Show. It was subsequently converted to a Spider by Scaglietti in the early 1970s and enjoyed a spell as Arturo Merzario’s company car during the former Ferrari F1 driver’s time with the team.
Notable Aston Martins on offer include a 1964 DB5 in single-family ownership since 1984 (estimate £540,000 – 640,000); a 40,685-mile 1989 V8 Vantage Volante X-Pack, one of just 30 built (estimate £280,000 – 320,000); and a 1960 DB4 Series II with some £39,000 spent at Aston Martin Works since 2016 (estimate £390,000 – 460,000).
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