H&H at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse Feb 28 - Mar 1 2007



H&H’s first 2007 auction is a bumper edition with large entries of automobilia, bicycles, motorcycles and of course collectors’ motor cars, the highlight of which must be the 1929 Alfa Romeo 1750 Super Sport, the 1929 Irish GP-winner, estimated at £400,000 - 450,000.

The subject of much pre-sale publicity, the 6C 1750 Super Sport 3rd Series Supercharged Alfa Romeo enjoyed an illustrious start in life, winning the 1929 Irish Grand Prix Eireann Cup at Phoenix Park in the hands of former Russian Imperial Guard officer Boris Ivanowski.

The current owners – renowned Alfa Romeo collectors and racers – acquired the car some four decades ago. Since then they have had to replace the crankshaft and sundry other engine internals, but have left the bodywork and trim as untouched as possible in order to preserve the car’s unique provenance.

UU 79 has been a regular competitor at all manner of events both at home and abroad for the past 30-plus years, and is an exceptionally original road racer in ‘time warp condition’.



1977 MASERATI MERAK SS - £10000 - 12000


1940 LAGONDA V12 DROPHEAD COUPE - £45000 - 50000
Other competition cars in the sale include a 1936 Supercharged MG PB with period Brooklands and Goodwood racing history (estimate: £68,000-75,000), a 1969 Sturdgess SL1/3 sports racer, one of just three such cars commissioned (estimate: £28,000-34,000), a 1963 Merlyn MK4A Sports Racer (estimate: £65,000-70,000), and an 1957 Elva MK2 Spider Sports Racer, expected to fetch £45,000-50,000.



The other significant racing car entered is of course the ex-Jim Clark Lotus 25.

Clark drove the 1962 single-seater, Chassis No.R5, to victory in the Pau and Imola Grands Prix of 1963, en route to his first World Championship. His team-mate Trevor Taylor then took sixth position in the Monaco GP before crashing R5 heavily in the ensuing Belgian event. Cedric Selzer, who had been Clark’s Lotus mechanic throughout 1963, then rebuilt it in the ‘80s. It’s estimated at £300,000-400,000.



The 1935 1.5-litre Aston Martin MKII (£64,000-68,000) is a relatively late entry and – like the Alfa 6C – is another very original car.

Over recent years H&H have carved a niche for themselves selling high-value pre-War Lagondas and in Cheltenham two such are entered, the 1940 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe , at £45,000 – 50,000 and the 1938 Lagonda V12 Saloon De Ville for £24,000 – 28,000



1980 FERRARI 308 GTS - £18000 - 20000


1957 ELVA MK II SPIDER SPORTS RACING CAR - £48000 - 55000

Road cars of interest to Classic Driver readers will be several Ferraris that include an ex-BRM GP driver Chris Irwin’s 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, £30,000 – 34,000, and a surprisingly attractive white 1980 Ferrari 308 GTS for a reasonable £18,000 – 20,000. There’s also a nice (catalogued as ‘scruffy’!) 1936 Bentley 4.25 Litre Sports Saloon for £24000 – 28000, and what looks like a well made 1965 Shelby Hertz GT350 racing ‘clone’ for £28,000 – 32,000.

H&H will also be selling over 800 items of automobilia on Wednesday 28th February, as well as rare and collectors bicycles and motorcycles on Thursday 1st March.

H&H to debut on line bidding at 2007 Cheltenham Sale

H&H Classic Auctions has teamed up with www.the-saleroom.com to allow buyers to view their auction catalogues on line, and bid live from their home, office or wherever their computer can talk to the internet.

Said H&H’s Managing Director Simon Hope, "This innovative facility not only allows buyers to view the sales in real time, but hear them as well. Most bidders will still attend sales if they can, as it allows them to inspect the vehicles before the sale and accurately judge the mood of the room once the action begins. Others are happy to bid by phone and now they have another option. Our aim is simple, to make buying as easy and enjoyable for as many people as possible."

The Sale will be held at:

The Centaur,
Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL50 4SH

Sale Times:

28-02-2007 12pm - Automobilia
01-03-2007 From 11am - Bicycles
01-03-2007 Immediately following the bicycles - Motorcycles
01-03-2007 2pm - Motor Cars


Entry List

You can click on the entries to see full details, with photos, on the H&H website.


Lot NumberCar Estimate £Stg
11986 PORSCHE 928 S2£3000 - 4000
21932 SINGER NINE SALOON£4000 - 5000
31962 JAGUAR MK2 3.4 LITRE£7500 - 8500
41925 MAXWELL MODEL 25C TOURER£12000 - 14000
51973 TRIUMPH TR6£7000 - 9000
61977 MASERATI MERAK SS£10000 - 12000
71935 ALVIS FIREBIRD TWO SEAT OPEN TOURER£15000 - 18000
81981 PORSCHE 911 SC£6000 - 7000
91976 ASTON MARTIN V8£9000 - 11000
101952 BRISTOL 401£18000 - 22000
111970 FORD CAPRI 3000 E£12000 - 14000
121963 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III LWB£22000 - 26000
131966 JAGUAR MK2 3.4 LITRE£12000 - 14000
141968 JAGUAR 420G£7000 - 9000
151936 HUDSON EIGHT SPECIAL SPORTS SALOON£38000 - 42000
161931 FORD MODEL A VICTORIA£14000 - 16000
171963 BUICK RIVIERA£13000 - 15000
181994 RANGE ROVER SE TOWNLEY STRETCH LIMOUSINE£24000 - 28000
191930 MG M-TYPE£12500 - 14500
201980 FERRARI 308 GTS£18000 - 20000
211952 MG TD£6500 - 7500
221980 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW II£7000 - 8000
231984 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL£7000 - 8000
241950 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH TOURING SALOON£30000 - 35000
251962 LOTUS 25 RACING SINGLE SEATER£300000 - 400000
261936 BENTLEY 4.25 LITRE SPORTS SALOON£24000 - 28000
271930 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 OPEN FOUR SEAT TOURER£34000 - 38000
281966 JAGUAR S-TYPE 3.4 LITRE£5500 - 6500
291994 MERCEDES-BENZ E 220 CABRIOLET£7500 - 8500
301963 JAGUAR MK2 3.8 LITRE£11000 - 13000
311976 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW£7500 - 8500
321935 HUMBER 12 VOGUE DROPHEAD COUPE£14000 - 16000
331936 MG PB SUPERCHARGED£68000 - 75000
341969 STURDGESS SL1/3 SPORTS RACER£28000 - 34000
351957 JAGUAR MK1 2.4 LITRE£15000 - 18000
361950 HUMBER SUPER SNIPE MKII DROPHEAD COUPE£18000 - 20000
371950 JAGUAR XK120 ROADSTER£30000 - 34000
381963 MERLYN MK4A SPORTS RACER£65000 - 70000
391991 JAGUAR XJS 5.3 LITRE CONVERTIBLE£5000 - 6000
401959 JAGUAR MK2£15000 - 18000
411984 FORD SIERRA XR8£3500 - 4500
421959 JAGUAR XK150 DROPHEAD COUPE£20000 - 22000
431938 LAGONDA V12 SALOON DE VILLE£24000 - 28000
441959 BMC RACE TRANSPORTER£38000 - 45000
451959 MG A TWIN CAM ROADSTER£15000 - 18000
461961 AC GREYHOUND£17000 - 20000
471928 ROLLS-ROYCE 20 HP OPEN FOUR SEAT TOURER£18000 - 22000
481960 JAGUAR XK150 FIXED HEAD COUPE£13000 - 15000
491965 FORD MUSTANG 'SHELBY GT350' RACECAR£28000 - 32000
501959 ELVA MK V SPIDER SPORTS RACING CAR£45000 - 50000
511966 MG B ROADSTER£9000 - 11000
521946/7 IOTA MILLI-UNION FORMULA 3 SINGLE SEATER£14000 - 16000
531936 RILEY KESTREL FOUR DOOR FASTBACK SALOON£10000 - 12000
541969 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2£30000 - 34000
551960 JAGUAR MK2 3.8 LITRE£40000 - 45000
561935 ASTON MARTIN MKII 1.5 LITRE SHORT CHASSIS 2/4 SEATER£64000 - 68000
571954 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN£26000 - 30000
581942 FORD GPW JEEP£11000 - 13000
591968 BUGATTI TYPE 35B REPLICA£13000 - 15000
601940 LAGONDA V12 DROPHEAD COUPE£45000 - 50000
611957 ELVA MK II SPIDER SPORTS RACING CAR£48000 - 55000
621957 JAGUAR XK150 SE FIXED HEAD COUPE£25000 - 30000
631984/89 ELSWICK DUNSMORE TWO SEATER SPORTS£13000 - 15000
641930 ALVIS SILVER EAGLE SPECIAL 'THE GREEN CAR'£60000 - 70000
651926 ALVIS 12/50 TE WIDE 2/3 SEATER£15000 - 18000
661926 HUMBER 12/25 TOURER£11000 - 14000
671992 JAGUAR XJS 5.3 LITRE CONVERTIBLE£6500 - 7500
681964 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 SE CONVERTIBLE£17000 - 20000
691984 MORGAN PLUS 8 VITESSE£18000 - 20000
701929 ALFA ROMEO 1750 SUPER SPORT£400000 - 450000
711968 DAIMLER V8-250£5500 - 6500
721950/2006 BENTLEY EIGHT LE MANS EVOCATION£140000 - 160000
731994 MASERATI GHIBLI GT£6000 - 7000

H&H Classic Auctions
Whitegate Farm,
Hatton Lane,
Hatton,
Cheshire WA4 4BZ
UK
www.classic-auctions.com

Tel: 0044 (0) 1925 730630
Fax: 0044 (0) 1925 730830
Email: info@classic-auctions.co.uk

Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - H&H


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