Other vehicles in our November 24, 2012 auction

 

Piaggio
NRG Ferrari Scooter

MG
B Roadster Restoration

Leyland
Lynx ‘Shell-Mex BP’ Can Carrier

Morris
Minor Convertible

Wolseley
Hornet Mk3

Ford
Cortina Super

Porsche
911 Carrera 2 Targa

Maserati
4200 Spyder

Mini
Mayfair

Fiat
500 Jolly electric car, based on a Golf Buggy.

Jaguar
XJSC

Alfa Romeo
2000 GTV (GTam Evocation)

Jensen
C-V8

Ferrari
348TB

Porsche
911 SSE Coupé

Mercedes-Benz
SL55 AMG

Porsche
911 Turbo

AC
Cobra by DAX

TVR
Chimera 4.0 Litre

Austin-Healey
100/4 BN1

Triumph
GT Le Mans

Mercedes-Benz
280SL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz
190SL

Lancia
HF3000 Stratos by Hawk

Renault
Alpine A110

Land Rover
‘Royal Review State’ V Series III


Indian State Carriage from the Maharaja of Mysore

Jaguar
Mk. I Saloon

Triumph
TR4 Roadster to FIVA Rally Specification

Porsche
911 Speedster Turbo Body

Aston Martin
DB5

Triumph
TR6

Aston Martin
DB7 V12 Vantage

Porsche
356B T5 Super Cabriolet

Bentley
Turbo R

Bentley
4¼ 'High Vision' Saloon by H.J. Mulliner

MG
L-Type to Fast Road Specification

Bugatti
Type 35 Grand Prix Reformation

Daimler
SP250 Dart

Jaguar
XK120 Roadster to Fast Road Specification

Austin
Seven ‘Nippy’ 2 seat Tourer

Aston Martin
DB6 Saloon

Mercedes-Benz
E320 Elegance

Jaguar
XJC 4.2 Convertible by Lynx

Porsche
935 Replica *new price*

Jensen
Interceptor Convertible

Rolls-Royce
Silver Cloud III

Alvis
Firefly Twelve

Aston Martin
DB5

Rolls-Royce
20/25 Sports Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly

Austin-Healey
3000 Mk. III BJ8

Standard
Vanguard Vignale Estate

Austin
Eighteen Saloon

Chrysler
Royal Police Car

Chevrolet
Truck

Nash
Statesman Super

Ford
Model T, 'The Bumble T'

Pierce Arrow
Model B Doctors Coupé

Ford
Mustang Fastback 289ci

Plymouth
'Cuda Convertible 383-4bbl

Dodge
Sierra D500 Station Wagon

Studebaker
Avanti

Lincoln
Continental Mk.V Town Coupé

Ford
Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback

Plymouth
Road Runner 383

Chevrolet
Corvette ZR1 Coupe

Dodge
Super Bee

Triumph
Vitesse Mk. II Convertible

Fiat
Belvedere

Jaguar
XK150SE Fixedhead Coupé

Austin-Healey
100/4 BN1

Lotus
Elan +2 130S

Porsche
911 Carrera to RS Specification

Mercedes-Benz
300CE

MG
B Roadster

MG
YT

Austin-Healey
3000 BT7 Mk. I

MG
B Sports Special

Humber
Sceptre

Alvis
TA21 Three Position Drophead by Tickford

Austin-Healey
Frogeye

Ferrari
Mondial Quattrovalvole

Maserati
3200GT

Mercedes-Benz
500SEL

Panther
J72

Mercedes-Benz
280SE 3.5

Rover
16 P2

Jaguar
XJS V12 Coupé

MG
B Roadster

Rover
P6 3500S Nada

BMW
Z3

Ford
Sierra to Thunder Saloon Specification

Porsche
Boxster S

Mini
British Open Classic

Jaguar
Sovereign 4.2 Series III

Mercedes-Benz
230 Limousine

Morris Minor

Triumph
TR6

MG
C Roadster

Vauxhall
2000 Cavalier GLS Coupé

Bentley
Turbo R

Mazda
MX-5 Roadster
 
 
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235 - 1990 Bentley Turbo R

 
 
 
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Registration B20 RBO
Chassis Number SCB2R04A9LCH32524
Engine Number 71842L41OUTEL
Odometer reading 105,500 
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £6,160

Every so often we are stopped in our tracks by the human condition. This is the story of the son of a friend of ours:

 Up until Steven's brain tumour was diagnosed in August 2010 life was normal; he was a happy, outgoing 23 year old who was enjoying life with his friends.  All that changed with one sentence "I'm afraid you have a brain tumour".  Steven, however, was positive and believed that an operation (albeit brain surgery) would get rid of it and everything would be ok.  And so began the appointments at Charing Cross Hospital and a work up to surgery. At the end of September he was scheduled to have the tumour removed but an MRI done on the morning he was having the operation revealed that it would be too dangerous to attempt to remove it because of its location in the Pineal gland. Right in the middle, to you and me.

So, in October 2011, he had an appointment to see a consultant in the radiology department and from the amount of people who had gathered in the room it was obvious it was not good news.  It turned out to be a malignant germinoma, dangerous yes, but apparently highly responsive to both chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Finally, the end appeared to be in sight, it was over and he could start to enjoy life again. His strength gradually returned and the old Steven came back. Sadly so did headaches and blurred vision. Further tests confirmed that it had reformed.  The news knocked him sideways but he continued to remain sure that he could beat it.  Aggressive treatment began including lumber punctures, stem cell harvesting and more chemotherapy.

The fabulous team at the Charing Cross Hospital began to run out of options and so, after many hours of research, Paul Brown, Steven's father, found Dr. Shahinian of the Skull Base Institute in LA, the pioneer of endoscopic brain surgery.  He has successfully carried out more than 4,500 fully endoscopic brain surgeries and works alongside NASA to develop the next generation in endoscopic tools. Following a Skype consultation, he has agreed to operate at the limit of his expertise.

We just have to get him there....

This car has been donated by another friend to help raise the funds required; it is down to you now to put your hands in your pockets and help Steven. This is a Bentley Turbo R in factory Tudor Red with a contrasting magnolia interior and red piping. It has a rare factory option of an electric sunroof and leather headlining and 'toproll' or dash top (normally Ambla unless specified). It is in good condition throughout and comes with an MoT test certificate valid until September, 2013.

Donations can be made via a dedicated website, www.stevensfightingfund.co.uk and all fees and commissions from Historics are going back into the pot.

As Steven's father said to me this morning, "Imagine if it were your son..."                          

Interested parties might like to know that Mr. Branson has now heard of Stevens efforts and immediately instructed his staff to make four return tickets on Virgin Atlantic to be made available to Steven and his immediate family.

Thankyou Richard...