7th May 2003 - Auction Preview - H&H at Olympia 2, London
- by Steve Wakefield
For Cheshire-based auction house H&H, whose usual location is Buxton, near Derby, their first London sale will be an important one. To this end they have assembled a lot list of over 90 cars, with very much something for everyone. Most expensive lots are an ex-Peter Revson Brabham BT8, a 1999 Bentley Continental Sedanca SC and a 1956 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Coupe. But the whole gamut of the classic scene is represented from these cars down to MGs via Aston Martins and two Lagonda Rapide saloons
The 1965 Brabham BT8 (estimated at £110,000 – 135,000), was once driven by Can-Am expert, ‘Revlon’ heir and Formula 1 driver Peter Revson. These cars are now very sought after for historic racing being able to cross the divide that is early 1960’s sports-car racing with Birdcages and Listers, into the later period of Can-Am and GT40s.
The Gullwing, a 1956 car originally exported to the USA, is expected to fetch £120,000 – 140,000 and H&H will hope a little of the ‘300SL magic’ from their earlier sale this year will rub off on the car when they achieved such a high price for the roadster version – many say a world record. Two Astons are entered, a black/black 1969 DB6 Volante Vantage at £90,000 – 100,000 and its 1980s counterpart a 1989 V8 Vantage Volante at a more reasonable £70,000 – 80,000. Both cars are in interesting colours and it will be interesting to see the prices achieved.
Ferrari fans will have several cars to look at a 1972 Dino 246 GT (£35,000 – 40000), a 1969 365 GT 2+2 Coupe (£15,000 – 18,000), a 1972 365 GTC 4 (£38,000 – 42,000) and a 1978 400 Coupe (£8000 – 10000). Prices of the big V12 2+2s reflecting the potential running costs involved in these cars, but nevertheless a fabulous buy for under £20,000.
More exotica from Jaguar, Porsche and Maserati is included in the bumper entry. There is also a particularly fine 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback, considered by many experts as a better car than the more valuable R-Type, at an estimate of £68,000 – 75,000.
The sale is situated at London’s Olympia, please click on the map below;
London Sale Start Times:
The Automobilia sale starts at 12pm
The Motorcycle sale starts at 5pm
The Cars follow immediately after the Motorcycles
London Sale Viewing Times:
From 2pm to 8pm on Tuesday and from 9am on the morning of the sale for all sections
Classic Driver are please to show all the stock from this sale, which can be viewed by clicking HERE.
For a full listing, see the Provisional Auction Lotlist