Historics at Brooklands Auction, 25 September 2010 - Preview



1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible - £350,000 - 450,000

Building on its successful inaugural summer sale, the Historics team will be holding another auction at the famous Brooklands Museum site. One of the feature lots is the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible.

The white (‘Platinum’, apparently) Aston has enjoyed just two owners from new and comes complete with a rare in itself, original hardtop. The estimate of £350,000 - 450,000 is a reasonable one considering the model's scarcity and current popularity. There’s no knowing, of course, what it might sell for.

Also on the interesting Aston front is the 1954 DB2/4 Mk1 2.6 Litre, a 'Barn Find' car which saw UK competition in factory driver-to-be Noel Cunningham-Reid’s hands when new. The engine has been run this year and, although the rest of the car requires much re-commissioning, the estimate of £65,000 - 75,000 is a not unrealistic basis for someone to start with the legendary ‘clean sheet of paper’.



1974 Ford Capri RS3100 Coupé - £12,000 - 18,000


1998 Ultima Sports - £18,000 - 25,000

Away from Feltham and Newport Pagnell, Jaguar enthusiasts have nine cars to choose from, ranging in price from a restoration project 1955 XK140 Roadster (£12,000 - 16,000) to an early (‘flat floor’) 1961 E-type Series 1 3.8 Roadster for £60,000 - 75,000. In between, there’s a distinctly fierce-looking, competition-prepared 1956 XK140 FHC at £40,000 - 55,000.

There are four cars from Maranello in the sale. In addition to many people’s ideal ‘starter Ferraris’, the two 308 GTBs (a 1981 GTBi for £18,000 - 26,000 and an £18,000 - 25,000 1983 GTS QV), there’s a 1988 Testarossa (£35,000 - 45,000) and a quality Evocazione 250 GTO.



1965 Ferrari 250 GTO Evocazione - £205,000 - 235,000

A few kilometres over at Modena and the Trident is represented by a metallic blue, Frua-bodied 1964 Maserati Mistral Coupé. £28,000 - 35,000 is the estimate, yes, £28,000 - 35,000 – you could add £100,000 or more to that quite easily if it were an Aston or Ferrari.

Elsewhere in the catalogue, among the several Mercedes-Benz motor cars, three convertibles stand out: the 1959 190SL (£35,000 - 45,000); the 1961 190 SL (£28,000 - 35,000); and a quite superb 1970 280SE 3.5-litre Cabriolet. £70,000 - 90,000 is the likely price on this one – not bad considering many examples frequently change hands around the £100k mark.



1978 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Recreation - £28,000 - 33,000


1959 Cadillac Ambulance 'GHOSTBUSTERS' - £60,000 - 70,000


1954 Ex-Noel Cunningham-Reid, 'Barn Find' Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk1 2.6 Litre Competition Saloon - £65,000 - 75,000


1935 Bentley 3½-litre Close Coupled Sports Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly - £20,000 - 30,000

On the pre-War car front, there’s a wonderful 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Salamanca by Springfield of Newhaven (£120,000 - 145,000), a 1936 Lagonda LG45 Pillarless Sporting Saloon (£40,000 - 50,000) and 1933 Singer Nine Le Mans (£26,000 - 35,000).

I have a soft spot for the more staid Derby Bentleys, and the 1935 3½-litre Close Coupled Sports Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly certainly fits the bill. Just the machine for travelling on Air Ministry business in the Forties, and a snip at £20,000 - 30,000. Carry on, Flight Sergeant!



1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi by Pininfarina - £18,000 - 26,000


1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster - £60,000 - 75,000


1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL - £28,000 - 35,000


1964 Austin Mini Cooper S MkI - £25,000 - 29,000

From a ‘fun’ perspective, there are three 1992 Mini-Mokes, all estimated at £6000 - 8000, and, according to the catalogue, a ‘flawless’ 1964 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk I in Almond Green/Old English White for £25,000 - 29,000.



1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5-litre Cabriolet - £70,000 - 90,000

Prior to the motor cars, nearly 100 lots of automobilia will be sold. These include (fittingly, given the location) a ‘1930 Brooklands Double Twelve table ashtray’ estimated at £250 – 300.

The Saturday, September 25 sale will be held at the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge. Sale times: Automobilia: 1.00pm, Cars: 3.00pm. Viewings: Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th Sep, Saturday 25th Sep, 10.00am to start of sale. Location: Brooklands Museum, KT13 0QN. Admission by catalogue (£20) only, admits two. The auction will be located in a marquee on the lawn behind the Campbell sheds. Entrance is via Mercedes-Benz World, where parking is available.

To see the complete lotlist please click HERE.

You can also view the auction cars in the Classic Driver car database HERE.

Historics at Brooklands
Brooklands Road
Weybridge
Surrey KT13 0QN
UK

Tel: +44 (0)800 988 3838
Fax: +44 (0)844 372 2387
Email: [email protected]

www.historics.co.uk

Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Historics at Brooklands


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