H&H at Cheltenham 27th February 2008



Over 70 cars will gather at Cheltenham race course when H&H holds its first sale of 2008. The headlining car is without doubt the ex-Benito Mussolini, ex-Mille Miglia 1935 Alfa Romeo 6C Pescara Spyder. The car, a past entry at Pebble Beach and the New York Concours, is estimated at £600,000 - 800,000.

Always an enthusiastic motorist, Il Duce took delivery of the unblown six-cylinder car on August 10th 1935. The bodywork was then modified by Carrozzeria Touring founder Felice Bianchi Anderloni to incorporate a rear dickey seat, moving the spare-wheel location in the process. The resulting profile looked a little ‘rear-heavy’ so the bonnet was duly reprofiled. It was then converted to run on alcohol fuel and entered for the 1936 Mille Miglia, piloted by Boratto/Mancinelli. Sporting the number '38', the duo finished third in the over 2-litre unsupercharged class and 13th overall.

Reconfigured as a road car, the Pescara remained in Mussolini's possession until November 1939. Having been spirited away during the Second World War, it then passed into private ownership with recent forays in rallies and concours.



1952/3 COOPER BRISTOL T20 MKI SINGLE SEAT RACECAR - £90,000 - 120,000


1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 LIGHTWEIGHT ROADSTER EVOCATION - £45,000 - 50,000



1960 FACEL VEGA HK 500 RHD - £20,000 - 25,000

Another important entry is the 1952/3 Cooper Bristol T20 MKI. A veteran of the Goodwood Revival and the 2007 HGPCA Championship, it comes with FIA HTP papers and an estimate of £90,000 - 120,000. There’s also a pair of historic Minis: a 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S ex-Works, Hopkirk and Morley brothers car for £40,000 - 50,000 and a 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S ex-Works, Hopkirk/Nash Tour de France machine at £30,000 - 40,000.

These are hot property at the moment and could well sell at a premium.

Back onto the public highway, the sale features a good selection of pre- and post-War cars. There’s a fine 1990 Ferrari Mondial T, a car that’s covered just 3800 miles from new at £25,000 - 28,000, a LHD 1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC (I like that) for £20,000 - 25,000, and a grey ‘entry level’ 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with No Reserve.



1967 Ferrari 330 GTC - £80,000 - 90,000

H&H did very well last year with a Ferrari 330 GTC fetching almost £150,000, so the addition of the silver 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC estimated at £80,000 - 90,000 to the catalogue should pack the saleroom. For Aston aficionados, there are two DB6s both estimated at £90,000 - 110,000, with one from 1966 and the other 1969.



1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 - £90,000 - 110,000


1963 BENTLEY S3 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR - £70,000 - 80,000

The last lot in the catalogue is one of the most interesting as it’s a 1960 Facel Vega HK 500. Right-hand drive, the car was imported via H.W. Motors Ltd of Walton-on-Thames and went through several hands before its current Wiltshire-based ownership from August 18th 1977. £20,000 - 25,000 is the estimate and, to this writer’s eyes (colour apart), it’s a magnificent machine.

On the 26th February, H&H will sell an extensive selection (nearly 500 lots) of automobilia including models, paintings, signs and ephemera.



1990 FERRARI MONDIAL T COUPE - £25,000 - 28,000


1969 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW - NO RESERVE

The 27th February 2008 Sale will be held at:

The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4SH


Sale Times:

26-02-2008 Automobilia
27-02-2008 Motorcycles
27-02-2008 Cars
27-02-2008 Bicycles
27-02-2008 Registrations

Motor Car Entry List - The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse 27 February 2008

CarEstimate £Stg
1977 RELIANT SCIMITAR GTENO RESERVE
1988 PORSCHE 928 S4 £5,000 - 6,000
1962 FIAT ,500D PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY BERNIE ECCLESTONENO RESERVE
1987 BMW M3 E30£4,000 - 5,000
1970 MORRIS MINOR 1,000 TRAVELLER£1,500 - 2,000
1961 JAGUAR MK II 3.4 LITRE£13,000 - 15,000
1969 MG C ROADSTER£16,000 - 18,000
1953 CANNON TRIALS CAR£2,500 - 3,500
1983 MERCEDES-BENZ ,500 SL£7,500 - 8,500
1950 MG TD£6,000 - 7,000
1986 BMW M635 CSi£5,000 - 6,000
1966/67 BRABHAM B2 SPORTS RACER ROLLING CHASSIS£14,000 - 16,000
1991 FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE RS COSWORTH£8,000 - 10,000
1986 PORSCHE 911 TURBO£28,000 - 32,000
COBRETTI VIPER£14,000 - 16,000
1961 FORD THUNDERBIRD£7,000 - 8,000
1948 MG YA£6,000 - 7,000
1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEb SALOON£2,000 - 3,000
1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 COUPE£40,000 - 44,000
1964 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY£17,000 - 19,000
1990 WESTFIELD SE£4,500 - 5,500
1999 PILGRIM SUMO 427 COBRA EVOCATON£11,000 - 13,000
1965 ROVER 2,000 SALOON£12,000 - 14,000
1959 FAFNIR FORMULA JUNIOR£18,000 - 22,000
1933 DELAGE D6 SALOON£26,000 - 28,000
1968 FORD CORTINA LOTUS MK2£11,000 - 13,000
1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 LIGHTWEIGHT ROADSTER EVOCATION£45,000 - 50,000
1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6£90,000 - 110,000
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 250 SALOON£2,500 - 3,500
1951 FORD V8 PILOT£7,000 - 8,000
1927 AUSTIN SEVEN VAN£9,000 - 11,000
1993 PEUGEOT 205 GTi£2,000 - 2,500
1939 RAYMOND MAYS SPECIAL TOURER£24,000 - 26,000
1920 VAUXHALL D-TYPE KINGTON TOURER£28,000 - 32,000
1996 PORSCHE 993 CABRIOLET£24,000 - 26,000
1989 JAGUAR XJR-S 5.3£5,000 - 6,000
1973 JAGUAR E-TYPE V12 ROADSTER£36,000 - 40,000
1970/2002 PORSCHE 917K EVOCATION£40,000 - 45,000
1938 AUSTIN 12/4 LOW LOADER LANDAULETTE TAXICAB£8,000 - 10,000
1996 MERCEDES-BENZ E 220 CABRIOLET£6,000 - 7,000
1990 FERRARI MONDIAL T COUPE£25,000 - 28,000
1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI£13,000 - 15,000
1952/3 COOPER BRISTOL T20 MKI SINGLE SEAT RACECAR£90,000 - 120,000
1934 DELAGE D8-15S DROPHEAD COUPE£45,000 - 55,000
1949 CADILLAC SERIES 61 SEDANET FASTBACK COUPE£15,000 - 18,000
1952 JAGUAR XK120 FIXED HEAD COUPE£20,000 - 25,000
1932 PACKARD 900 LIGHT EIGHT COUPE£20,000 - 25,000
1937 CORD 812SC BEVERLY SEDAN£40,000 - 45,000
1959 JAGUAR XK150 FIXED HEAD COUPE£26,000 - 30,000
1954 PACKARD PATRICIAN£13,000 - 16,000
1930 CORD MODEL L-29 SEDAN£60,000 - 65,000
1972 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE£8,000 - 10,000
1969 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOWNO RESERVE
1965 MG B ROADSTER£3,500 - 4,500
1935 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 PESCARA SPYDER 1936 MILLE MIGLIA & EX BENITO MUSSOLINI£600,000 - 800,000
1967 FERRARI 330 GTC£80,000 - 90,000
1967 LOTUS ELAN +2£9,000 - 11,000
1980 MERCEDES-BENZ ,500 SL£12,000 - 14,000
1994 DODGE VIPER RT/10£21,000 - 23,000
1964 MORRIS MINI COOPER S EX WORKS - HOPKIRK & MORLEY BROTHERS£40,000 - 50,000
1967 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S EX WORKS - HOPKIRK/NASH TOUR DE FRANCE£30,000 - 40,000
1992 SUBARU LEGACY RS GROUP A RALLY CAR COLIN MCRAE'S CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER£70,000 - 100,000
1963 JAGUAR MK II 3.4 LITRE£3,000 - 4,000
1986 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA£11,000 - 13,000
1965 MORRIS MINI COOPER S£11,000 - 13,000
1961/1962 LAZENBY 'LOTUS 17' SPECIAL£36,000 - 40,000
1963 BENTLEY S3 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR£70,000 - 80,000
1997 ROVER MINI COOPER£3,000 - 4,000
1953 MORRIS MINOR SALOON£700 - 1,000
1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6£90,000 - 110,000
1960 FACEL VEGA HK,500 RHD£20,000 - 25,000

H&H Classic Auctions
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UK
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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - H&H


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