15/11/2002 24th November 2002 - Auction Preview - Cheffins at Godmanchester, Cambridge
- by Steve Wakefield
Two cars from very different eras are highlighting Cheffins Auction of Vintage and Classic Cars on the 23rd November. An ex-Senna Toleman-Hart from 1984 is estimated to fetch £28,000 - £30,000 whilst a very original 1951 Aston Martin DB2 with 1950’s racing history is expected to achieve over £40,000.
After a healthy selection of Automobilia, including signs and mascots, and Vintage and Classic motorcycles, the car sale will commence at 4.00 pm. Cheffins have attracted a solid entry comprising cars from all eras and corners of the world. A 1969 Jaguar E-Type SII 4.2 Roadster, finished in the classic Old English White with Red Leather interior, coupled with a 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 present all that is the very best in open British sports-cars whilst the 1981 Porsche Carrera GT (estimate £7,500 - £8,500) has been summarised by the cognoscenti as being one of the best handling cars ever made.
More Jaguars, a rare 1976 Alfa Romeo Montreal, a 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF and a 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud LWB Saloon lead on to the star lots. The 1951 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage, chassis LML 50/73 saw extensive racing in the 1950s, predominantly in Ireland (it still bears an Irish number plate) and represents a chance to buy a main-event (Goodwood/Le Mans Classic) eligible thoroughbred at very reasonable money.
In contrast, the ex-Senna Toleman TG184 is an opportunity for those fans of the Brazilian World Champion to buy into the legend with a working car that, with some race-preparation, can also be used in the burgeoning ‘modern’ F1 race series.
Cheffins sale is at the Britten Arena, King’s Bush Farm, London Rd, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire and commences at 09.30 on Saturday 23rd November 2002.