24/07/2011 Two collections to highlight H&H’s 21 September, Duxford sale
1964 Aston Martin DB5 supplied new to Sir Paul McCartney
H&H’s next auction, to be held at the Imperial War Museum, Cambridge, features two car collections and other top-level entries which include a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 supplied new to Sir Paul McCartney.
The ‘Litchfield Collection’ is a nine-car collation of mainly British cars, highlighted by a 1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Tourer first owned by Capt. Woolf Barnato and also numbering an AMOC concours-winning 1953 Aston Martin DB2 and a 16,000-miles-only, factory a/c-fitted 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’.
This is in addition to the ‘Valencia Collection’, four pre-War cars of more exotic mien including one of the pre-War ‘greats’ in the form of a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C. The others are from the ‘Great Gatsby’ American inter-war period and are a 1931 Cadillac V16 Roadster, a 1930 Packard 740 Custom Eight Roadster and a 1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Coupé. Rare birds, indeed, at a British sale.
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Tourer first owned by Capt. Woolf Barnato
1937 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C
The Sierra Blue DB5, an early production (1964) model, was ordered by McCartney at a time when the Beatles were topping the charts worldwide. His 1967 Lamborghini 400GT was sold by Bonhams at its Goodwood Festival sale on 1 July this year for £122,500.
The sale will take place at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, on Wednesday 21 September. For further information, see www.classic-auctions.com.
Text: Steve Wakefield Photos: Courtesy of H&H ClassicInside - The Classic Driver Newsletter Free Subscription!