H&H at Buxton 12 - 13 September 2006
H&H's next sale will feature over 80 classics, and as usual Simon Hope and the team will have a car for every pocket and occasion. The star lot though is undoubtedly the first production Healey Silverstone, chassis 'D1'
The Healey is the sort of car that, despite its 'homely' looks, can really perform and a trawl through the early post-war racing period will reveal the faithfull four-cylinder cars popping up at Goodwood, Le Mans (1950, 19th overall for a similar car for example) and the plethora of US East and West Coast tracks. It's estimated at £80000 - 90000.
After the Silverstone the Warwick-based company went on to make a series of very succesful four- and six-cylinder sports cars and H&H have several to choose from, like the 1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/6 at £11000 - 13000, the 1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MKI at £18000 - 22000, and the 1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MKII at £18000 - 20000. All appearing good, workmanlike machines in the catalogue. Also from that era are three Jaguar XKs, a 1955 XK140 SE DROPHEAD COUPE , £38000 - 42000, a 1958 XK150 SE DROPHEAD COUPE, £45000 - 50000, and a 1958 XK150 SE DROPHEAD COUPE at £30000 - 34000.
H&H always have a good selection of pre-war cars and this time these include a 1931 ALVIS 12/50 BEETLEBACK SPORTS TOURER at £16000 - 18000, and three 'Derby Bentleys', a 1935 3.5 LITRE SPORTS SALOON, £24000 - 28000, a 1933 3.5 LITRE SPORTS SALOON, £26000 - 30000, and a 1937 4.25 LITRE SALOON, £10000 - 12000. The latter looking an attractive buy although clearly needing some remedial work.
1973 LOTUS ELAN SPRINT DHC - £12000 - 14000
1990 FERRARI 348 TB COUPE - £20000 - 24000
1990 AUDI QUATTRO TURBO - £9000 - 11000
1935 BENTLEY 3.5 LITRE SPORTS SALOON - £24000 - 28000
H&H will also be selling over 800 items of automobilia on Tuesday September 12th at 12.00 pm.
The Sale will be held at:
The Octagon Theatre
SK17 6XN UK
Viewing: 10am on 12th (Automobilia), 2pm to 7pm on 12th and from 9am on 13th (Motor Cars).
Automobilia Sale: 12pm on 12th
Car Sale: 1pm on 13th
H&H's next Sale will be at Kempton Park Racecourse (near London) on the 17th and 18th October. Entries are being invited for this now.
You can click on the entries to see full details, with photos, on the H&H website.
Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - H&H
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