Auction Preview - H&H at Buxton 9th April 2003

A genuine ‘barn-find’ 1927 3-litre Bentley four-seater tourer highlights H&H’s auction in Buxton on 9th April. The car, in current ownership since 1965, is apparently complete and the vendor tells the Auction House that it has been in dry storage since its purchase and that the engine, last started ten years ago, rotates freely. This car apart, H&H have gathered an interesting collection of cars for the auction, including some classic British sportscars of the 1950s and 60s.

A 1955 AC Aceca Coupe (estimate £14,000-16,000) in silver with black inside looks an attractive entry to the thriving AC Owners Club, who this year celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ace/Aceca models. Also for sale is a 1969 Jensen FF Mk 1 Coupe (estimate £12,000-14,000) recently returned from garaging in Guernsey with, it’s believed, only 35,854 total mileage on its speedo. These cars are now becoming increasingly collectable as an everyday practical alternative to an Aston or Maserati coupe - with the added benefits of four-wheel drive and early anti-lock brakes for continental winter driving conditions. Following on the early seventies theme, also entered is a 1972 Bristol 411 S3 two-door salon (estimate £8,000-9,000) which has had extensive restoration work carried out in New Zealand in the early nineties.

Italian exotica is represented by a 1972 Lamborghini Espada (estimate £10,000-14,000), and you can’t get more exotic than that, as well as a 1982 Ferrari 400i (estimate £10,000-12,000).

The car sale is preceded the day before (8th April) by an Automobilia auction.

For a full listing, see the Provisional Auction Entries.

H&H’s next sale will be in London, a first for them, on 7th May 2003 at Olympia - and all entries will feature in the Classic Driver Car Database

Story: Steve Wakefield