Silverstone Auctions has consigned an impressive line-up of 13 Aston Martins among the 115-lot entry for its two-day NEC Classic Motor Show sale on 9-10 November. A brace of right-hand drive 1965 DB5s head the roster; the California Sage example having covered just 2,000 miles since it received a nut-and-bolt restoration (estimate £600,000 – 700,000), while the ex-Chris Evans car is presented in its original scheme of Silver Birch over red hide (estimate £580,000 – 650,000).
A UK-supplied 2,035-mile 1993 Jaguar XJ220 carries a pre-sale estimate of £350,000 – 400,000. The two-owner supercar was originally purchased by Sir John Madejski, passing to the consignor in 2010 where its cosseted life continued. Renowned XJ220 specialist Don Law recommissioned the car in 2016, replacing the fuel cell and other time-limited components at a cost of some £27,000, adding to the well-documented history file.
Other highlights include a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT, offered from a deceased estate with 40,000 miles on the clock (estimate £190,000 – 215,000); a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe first owned by Lulu (estimate £65,000 – 75,000); and an ex-Works Triumph TR2, driven by Leslie Brooke and Mortimer Morris-Goodall to 19th position overall at the 1955 Le Mans 24-hours (estimate £100,000 – 140,000).
Bonhams will host three auctions in November, kicking off on the 1st with its London to Brighton Run sale which features the 1901 Panhard et Levassor 7hp "Le Papillon Bleu" – a well-known veteran of more than 60 Runs since 1927 (estimate £200,000 – 250,000).
Three weeks later Bonhams’ focus switches to the RAF Museum Hendon, where the early entries include a 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer with a guide of £230,000 – 260,000 and a 1926 Bentley 3-Litre Red Label Speed Model, with coachwork by Vanden Plas (estimate £280,000 – 325,000).
Anglia Car Auctions have unearthed a time-warp 1987 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth which was taken off the road in 1991 having covered just 7,349 miles and put into storage, where it’s remained ever since. With only one registered owner from new, it comes with the original bill of sale, plus documents and MOTs from 1990 and 1991 supporting the minimal mileage. The Cosworth is set to go under the hammer at no reserve on 2 November.
A 1968 Bristol 410 heads to Charterhouse’s 3 November sale with an estimate of £25,000 – 30,000. Owned by the vendor since 2007, the car is one of only 82 examples that were produced over a two year period, and was converted to LPG in 2008 following an engine rebuild.
One of the highlights at Morris Leslie’s final sale of the year on 23 November is a two-owner 1964 Austin Mini Cooper S, in the catalogue at £32,000 – 38,000. It’s resided in Aberdeenshire from new, receiving a replacement Gold Seal engine at some point, and has been in storage since the mid-1980s.
The 1985 Aston Martin V8 Volante used in Autoglym’s advertising campaign is to be auctioned at Historics’ Mercedes-Benz World sale on 23 November (estimate £150,000 – 180,000). Currently displaying some 48,000 miles, the car has been well-cared for throughout its life with an emphasis on preserving originality where possible – only recently receiving its first repaint.
British machinery on offer at Brightwells’ 27 November sale includes a 1930 Lagonda 2-Litre Low Chassis Tourer, fitted with a Zoller supercharger and factory-produced T2 fabric coachwork (estimate £95,000 – 130,000); a 1984 Bentley Continental Convertible with only 14,800 miles on the clock (estimate £55,000 – 65,000); and a 1962 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine with just two owners from new – the first being the TV and radio evangelist Herbert W. Armstrong (estimate £45,000 – 55,000).
The sale also includes a four-owner 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Super Sport Targa which received a glass-out repaint in 2017 and an engine rebuild in 2012 (estimate £45,000 – 50,000); while a 1966 Lotus Elan S3 Coupe (estimate £30,000 – 35,000) and a 1933 MG J2 (estimate £28,000 – 32,000) are both fresh from nut-and-bolt-restorations.
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