As befits the setting, H&H are holding a ‘competition car’ themed auction at the inaugural International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Top billing must go to the 1990 ex-Le Mans Kremer Porsche 962 ‘CK6’ at £175,000 – 200,000.
The Porsche may be the most expensive car at the sale but further down the scale there are some interesting racing cars, with good provenance, that can be bought for relatively little money. Take the 1958 Austin A35 race-car, billed as the ‘Powerful Peanut’. A favourite of the Goodwood crowds in 2001 and 2002, it amazingly clocked 4th fastest time in 2002 amongst the Jaguars and Cortinas. £12,000 – 14,000 will buy you the best way of embarrassing a Ferrari at a track day. Another eminently ‘Goodwoodable’ car is the 1965 Renault Dauphine Gordini, £7,000 – 9,000, race-prepared to Appendix K Group 2 Competition Touring Car regulations and complete with FIA papers. There’s a lot of things you can do with these cars, just remember an entry to the ‘big one’, the Goodwood Revival, is by invitation only.
If rallying is more to your taste there is a 1963 Morris Mini Cooper rally car. The specification reads as follows; full trim (to be compliant with road rally regulations), Safety Devices rear roll cage, full harnesses, fly-off handbrake, 'works' style dash, map light, fluorescent interior light and digital stopwatch. There is also a sump guard, fire extinguisher, twin electric pumps, two fuel tanks, Minilite alloys shod with Yokohama A008s, Spax adjustable dampers, negative camber bottom arms, Stage 2 cylinder head, 'Fast Road' spec camshaft, oil cooler, Cibie headlights, and Lucas fog lamps and reversing light. Not bad at an estimate of £1,500 – 2,500.
There are also a selection of road cars ranging it date and style from a 1929 Swift 'P' Type four seat tourer, £7,000 – 8,000 through to a LHD 1998 Jaguar XJ220 at £90,000 – 100,000. An ex-Elton John 1995 Honda NSX is also entered and estimated at £26,000 – 28,000.
Over 80 cars entered in the vehicle sale which starts at 3.00pm. There is a selection of automobilia which will be sold at 11.00am. Viewing is from 10am to 6pm on Friday and from 9am on the morning of the sale for all sections.
To view the complete lotlist please CLICK HERE .
Text - Steve Wakefield
STOP PRESS - NEWS FROM H&H;
H&H are pleased to announce the launch of a competition to'Find a New Auction Venue' in the South of England.
Even though their first foray into London at Olympia 2 was a tremendous success last year (they sold cars for in excess of £1.3 million), they have decided not to return because they do not feel that this venue perfectly fits their requirements - for one thing a more welcoming and warmer atmosphere is desired. However they wish to find their own dedicated venue for at least two sales a year to start with - Spring and Autumn - and they would like you to help.
A substantial reward awaits the person who suggests the venue that H&H subsequently choose as their preferred Southern auction venue. The prize for the winning entrant will consist of three elements:
1. £1000 in cash
2. The winner will be invited to participate with H&H in the London to Brighton run in our 1904 Cadillac - this will include all hotel accommodation etc.
3. A year's free subscription to our comprehensive full colour auction catalogues (worth £114 based on 6 sales per year).
Please send your suggestions (only written applications will count) to:
H&H Classic Auctions Ltd.
Hatton, Cheshire, WA4 4BZ.
OR by Fax to: 0044 (0) 1925 730830
OR by e-mail to: [email protected]