Tempting choices for continental collectors at Historics' Ascot sale

Although the sale itself may be a thoroughly British affair, Historics at Brooklands’ Ascot auction, taking place on 20 May, has a wide selection of exotic metal from faraway lands, with many tempting choices fit for European collectors…

The eye-popping yellow beast that is the 1997 Jaguar XJ220, converted to ‘S’ specification by model guru Don Law and estimated between 325,000 and 375,000 pounds, is sure to grab the attention of the assembled bidders, but there are several other offerings that also tickled our fancy. From the menacing black-on-gold Group 4-specification 1972 De Tomaso Pantera (est. 125,000–150,000 pounds) and the low-mileage 1989 Ferrari Testarossa (est. 69,000–83,000 pounds) to the rarely seen 1963 Innocenti Spyder (est. 8,000 –10,000 pounds) and gorgeous 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE DHC (est. 72,000–87,000 pounds), there is something for everyone. You can browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market now, or, alternatively, see our 10 favourites below.

Our top 10 picks for Historics at Brooklands’ Ascot sale