Well-known for the wide variety of consignments at its major classic car auctions, Historics has consigned the largest and most eclectic entry to the upcoming summer sale this Saturday 13th July at Brooklands Museum.
Across the 182 fine entries is a wealth of fascinating classics with a tale to tell, others whose rarity appeal is the big pull and, enticingly, 47 cars are offered at no reserve.
• 182 entries, including 5 classic motorcycles
• Entries span 10 decades
• 53 different marques represented
• 47 entries offered at no reserve
• The oldest: 1922 Mack Open-cab Fire Truck. £13,000-£18,000
• The newest: 2011 Ferrari California. £61,000-£69.000
Auction Director Edward Bridger-Stille joined Historics’ Managing Director Mark Perkins
In highlighting the quality and diversity of the entry list:
“Our congratulations to the Historics consignment team for once again pulling the stops out to assemble a richly varied collection of fine classics. There are highlights across the spectrum of marque, age and value, and hope that we have again reflected the huge diversity of interest in the classic car world through what’s on offer here.”
There’s the pomp and prestige of the exquisite 1921 Rolls-Royce Twenty Goshawk II Sedanca Cabriolet by T H Gill & Company – an extremely important and rare motorcar and the personal transport of no less than Henry Royce.
In stark contrast, there’s the sheer panache of the 2000 AC Cobra 212 S/C Roadster which is even more rare, just two such models having ever been made. This is holy grail territory for any Cobra fan and indeed any collector bearing in mind it’s rarity.
And talking panache, it comes in bucketloads with the 1959 Bocar XP-5. Few will have heard of it, even less having seen one, and we are proud to bring to market this beautifully styled, shatteringly fast and super rare American muscle car penned by the inventive Bob Carnes in Colorado 60 years ago.
But if anything sums up the wonderful human interest appeal of classics, the 1934 MG NA Magnette perhaps takes the biscuit…This quintessentially English pre-war sportscar was bought by the present owner in a story state for £40 in 1963 when it’s history was unknown. His meticulous restoration culminated in registration with the MG Car Club, when it was discovered that the car had in fact competed successfully in the 1935 Monte Carlo Rally, adding wonderful provenance to this otherwise delightfully modest motorcar.