H&H at Harrogate 16th April 2008



In addition to its two, well-publicised DB Aston Martins, H&H has an Italian front-engined exotic with space for four: the 1974 Lamborghini Espada estimated at £18,000 - 20,000.

Said to be ‘previously owned by Bono of U2 fame’, the powder blue – with blue leather interior – car marries generous interior space with a Giotto Bizzarrini-designed 3929cc V12, a five-speed gearbox and Bertone (by Marcello Gandini, no less) bodywork. It’s a lot of dramatic-looking V12 Lamborghini for the money.

The venue for H&H’s April sale will be the magnificent Royal Hall of the Harrogate International Centre. Fifty-seven cars will be auctioned at an event that also includes automobilia and motorcycles. The latter category will be highlighted by a pair of Suzukis ridden by Barry Sheene, and Joey Dunlop’s World Championship-winning 1982 Honda RS1000. Within the motor cars, there’s a broad selection of classics including rarities such as the 1971 AC 428 (£36,000 – 40,000), an automatic car with, reportedly, just 57,000 miles from new.

Another unusual entry is the 1956 Bentley S1 Saloon, with coachwork by Freestone & Webb. Now ‘now running and driving, but in need of restoration’, the elegant four-door would make an attractive, reasonably priced addition to any Bentley collection. ‘No Reserve’ is the estimate, so over to you.



1971 AC 428 £36,000 - 40,000


1956 BENTLEY S1 SALOON - NO RESERVE



1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 SHORT CHASSIS VOLANTE - £300,000 - 350,000

Headline billing, of course, must go to the two six-cylinder Aston Martins. The 1966 DB6 Short Chassis Volante is new to the market and carries an estimate of £300,000 - £350,000, while the 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage is one of just 45 cars built - rarer, indeed, than a DB4GT. This car is priced at £200,000 - £240,000, and that money will buy you a nice sporting car in which to celebrate the DB4’s 50th anniversary this year.

For the record, the Vantage model carried a triple-SU Special Series engine, oil cooler and DB4GT instrument panel as standard. The auction car, chassis DB4/952/R, is the only one of the early cars equipped with the optional overdrive and limited-slip differential too. And, yes, it is painted in Silver Birch, thus appealing to the inner secret agent in us all.



1962 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES IV VANTAGE - £200,000 - 240,000

It wouldn’t be an H&H auction without a good selection of pre-War cars that included at least one Lagonda. So, present at Harrogate will be a 1937 Lagonda LG45 Drophead Coupé, for £80,000 - 90,000, as well as other older cars such as the 1932 Delage D6 Faux Cabriolet (£34,000 - 36,000) and a 1936 Daimler Light Twenty Sports Saloon (£6,000 - 7,000).



1972 JAGUAR E-TYPE V12 ROADSTER - £34,000 - 38,000


1966 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GTA - £38,000 - 45,000

Finally, do have a look at the 1970/199 Ferrari 246 Dino '206 SP' Recreation. Carrying an estimate of £44,000 - 48,000, the little car is based on a genuine 246 Dino with the V6 now longitudinally-mounted in a replica homage to the 1960s 2-litre sports prototype.

Before the motor cars, registrations and motorcycles, H&H will sell over 250 lots of automobilia, including Assorted Monaco Ephemera: ‘A wonderful selection, to include four gala dinner menus (one example signed by Brabham), a quantity of original black/white photographs, believed taken in the 1960s, and primarily covering BRM subject matters, together with four first-day covers and an invitation to the event.’



1970/199 FERRARI 246 DINO '206 SP' RECREATION - £44,000 - 48,000


1965 FORD LOTUS CORTINA - £10,000 - 12,000

The 16th April 2008 sale will be held at:

Harrogate International Centre
King's Road
Harrogate. HG1 5LA

Sale Times:

10.00: Automobilia
14.00: Motorcycles
Following Motorcycles: Registrations and Motor Cars


Motor Car Entry List - Harrogate International Centre 16th April 2008

CarEstimate
1969 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOWNO RESERVE
1967 DAIMLER SOVEREIGN 4.2£4,000 - 5,000
1956 BENTLEY S1 SALOONNO RESERVE
1966 FORD CORTINA MKII GT£5,500 - 6,500
1980 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500£4,000 - 5,000
1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 ROADSTER£17,000 - 20,000
1970 TRIUMPH TR6£7,500 - 8,500
1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 420 SE£2,500 - 3,500
1969 DAIMLER V8-250£7,500 - 8,500
1958 AUSTIN A105 SALOON£3,500 - 4,500
1938 ROVER SPEED 20 SPORTS SALOON£10,000 - 12,000
1951 RILEY RMB 2.5 LITRE£4,500 - 5,500
1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4£10,000 - 12,000
1974 MG B ROADSTER£4,500 - 5,500
1974 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA RHD£18,000 - 20,000
1965 FORD LOTUS CORTINA£10,000 - 12,000
1992 JAGUAR XJ6 3.2£1,500 - 2,500
1965 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S LHD£6,000 - 8,000
2003 JAGUAR XKR£17,000 - 1,9000
1971 AC 428£36,000 - 40,000
1951/69 BENTLEY MK VI TURBOCHARGED SPECIAL£32,000 - 36,000
1936 DAIMLER LIGHT TWENTY SPORTS SALOON£6,000 - 7,000
1984 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 CE£1,500 - 2,000
1990 LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE 16V£3,000 - 4,000
1966 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GTA£38,000 - 45,000
1988 BENTLEY MULSANNE S£15,000 - 17,000
1956 BEDFORD RLHZ 'GREEN GODDESS'£2,000 - 3,000
1975 TRIUMPH TR6£6,500 - 7,500
1932 DELAGE D6 FAUX CABRIOLET£34,000 - 36,000
1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 SHORT CHASSIS VOLANTE£300,000 - 350,000
1987 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE£8,000 - 10,000
1926 DELAGE DI FOUR SEAT TOURER£18,000 - 22,000
1935 RAILTON 8 SALOON£16,000 - 18,000
1984 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT£8,000 - 10,000
1925 BAYLIS-THOMAS TOURER£8,000 - 10,000
1921 WOLSELEY 10HP '200 MILE' RACER EVOCATION£24,000 - 26,000
1962 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES IV VANTAGE£200,000 - 240,000
1937 LAGONDA LG45 DROPHEAD COUPE£80,000 - 90,000
1966 JAGUAR S-TYPE 3.8 LITRE£7,500 - 8,500
1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 SE£2,000 - 3,000
1952 DAIMLER DB18 SPECIAL SPORTS DROPHEAD COUPE£8000 - 10,000
1937 BENTLEY 4.25 LITRE SALOON£18,000 - 22,000
1972 JAGUAR E-TYPE V12 ROADSTER£34,000 - 38,000
1979 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN CONVERTIBLE£5,000 - 7,000
1988 PEUGEOT 205 1.9 GTi£1,000 - 1,500
1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6£90,000 - 110,000
1970/199 FERRARI 246 DINO '206 SP' RECREATION £44,000 - 48,000
1925 FORD MODEL T TOURER£6,000 - 7,000
1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 260 E£4,000 - 5,000
2006 TD 2000 SILVERSTONE£14,000 - 16,000
1935 WOLSELEY WASP SPECIAL£5,000 - 6,000
1997 NISSAN SKYLINE R33 GTS-T£6,500 - 7,500
1920 MORRIS OXFORD OPEN TOURER£9,000 - £11,000
1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MKII 2+2£22,000 - 25,000
1989 JAGUAR XJS 5.3 CONVERTIBLE£4,500 - 5,500
1969 TRIUMPH TR6£6,000 - 7,000
1956 JAGUAR XK140 ROADSTER£24,000 - 28,000

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


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