No fewer than 15 Porsches are among the entries set to go under the hammer when Historics returns to Ascot for their opening sale of the year on 2 March. Highlights include a 1993 911 Turbo which has been the subject of an ongoing program of mechanical and cosmetic works during the vendors’ stewardship (estimate £58,000 – 68,000); a 44,000-mile 1992 911 Carrera RS Lightweight (estimate £135,000 – 155,000); and a 911 ‘Turbo Body’ Speedster with just 14,198 miles from new (estimate £145,000 – 165,000).
Heading the inventory is a 1926 Bentley 3 Litre Weymann Saloon with a pre-sale estimate of £265,000 – 320,000. The car retains its original Gurney Nutting coachwork and has covered less than 2,000 miles since its restoration was completed in 2008.
1950s classics include an elegant 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Coupé by Park Ward (estimate £128,000 – 140,000); a 1953 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT which resided in the previous owner’s private collection for some 35 years (estimate £125,000 – 135,000); and a 1959 Lancia Flaminia GT, restored by renowned marque specialists Omicron in 2010 (estimate £95,000 – 120,000).
The sale also features a one-of-26 right-hand drive 1963 Facel Vega Facel II which was exhibited at the 1963 London Motor Show. Following its London debut, the car ended up for sale at Roy Salvadori’s showroom and now requires a full restoration having recently emerged from 25 years in storage (estimate £130,000 – 165,000).
Star attractions at Brightwells’ 6 March sale include a 29,370-mile 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS, guided at £57,000 – 60,000; a left-hand drive 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I ‘Flat Floor’ 3.8 Roadster requiring restoration (estimate £50,000 – 60,000); and a 1965 Austin-Healey which spent its life in Texas and California prior to being imported into the UK by the vendor in 2016 (estimate £46,000 – 48,000).
A 1936 Bentley 4½ Litre Vanden Plas Tourer heads the entries at H&H’s Imperial War Museum sale on 20 March. With only two owners, this matching numbers car is one of just six examples assembled by the Service Department from new ‘old stock’ parts in 1936 (estimate £150,000 – 200,000).
Highlights among the early consignments for Classic Car Auctions’ two-day sale at the Birmingham NEC on 23-24 March include a left-hand drive 1970 Porsche 911T requiring cosmetic and mechanical recommissioning (estimate £25,000 – 30,000); a 25,000-mile 2003 Noble M12 GTO-3 (estimate £28,000 – 32,000); an ex-Patrick Collection 1986 Renault Alpine GTA Turbo showing 35,800 miles (estimate £12,000 – 15,000); and a two-owner 1986 Audi Quattro listed at £30,000 – 35,000.
Classic car auction price estimates for: Porsche | Bentley | Lancia | Facel Vega | Ferrari | Jaguar | Austin-Healey | Noble | Renault | Alpine | Audi
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