Historics Revs Up for Summer 60th

Posted on 19th June 2023
Historics Revs Up for Summer 60th

Historics’ summer auction at Windsorview Lakes on Saturday 22nd July marks the ebullient auctioneer’s 60th sale since first opening its doors in June 2010.

Adding to the occasion, the total number of lots that have passed across Historics’ auction block since that first sale has just crested 12,000 fine and varied entries.

Historics’ CEO, Mark Perkins, commented: “It’s a landmark auction in more ways than one. We’re delighted to have brought to sale so many great classics in the thirteen years since we started. It’s particularly encouraging that during that period, the classic car community has grown and broadened despite significant challenges from the likes of Brexit and Covid.”

Entries are invited to the Windsorview Lakes auction here and early consignments already point to it being an eclectic sale bursting with interest and variety, for which Historics is well-known...

From a private collection there’s a fascination array of classic Fords from the 60’s and 80’s, prepped to continue their competition career or, in one case, for fast road use.

The earliest is a 1965 rally-prepared Ford Anglia 105E with competition papers, whilst the mid 60’s rally weapon of choice, a 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina that’s believed to have competed on the RAC Rally, is hugely appealing. So too is a Ford Boreham icon of the 80’s, a 1982 Ford Escort Mk. II prepared to Group 4 rally regulations and fully road-registered.

In stark contrast, look out for a magnificent 2005 Ford GT –  Ford’s homage to the iconic GT40 of the ‘60s. This, the first example to be imported to the UK and pampered in private ownership since, has travelled just 6,500 miles since new. 

Back in November 2022, Historics sold a car with exceptional royal provenance - the 2009 Jaguar X-Type Estate that was the much enjoyed personal transport of Her Majesty the Queen.

Following its sale, it was generously donated by the buyer to Comic Relief to raise funds in a draw on Red Nose Day. Spectacularly it raised some £300,000 for charity... and now the story continues. The winner – whose £20 draw ticket was victorious – has consigned the car to the Windsorview Sale on 22nd July so now there’s another opportunity to own this exceptional piece of history.

An interesting counterpoint comes in the shape of a 1961 Daimler SP250 – the last car to be launched by Daimler before the company was sold to Jaguar. This fine example was registered to the Metropolitan Police, one of 26 such cars that were used by the law as fast pursuit vehicle to apprehend speeding ‘cafe racers’ of the day. Its 2.5 litre V8 - mated to an automatic gearbox - was sufficient to propel it to some 125mph, somewhat more feisty than police ‘panda cars’ of the day such as the Hillman Minx and Ford Anglia.

Look out too for the cheeky collection of pint-sized Italian classics. An exquisite 1953 Fiat Topolino heads the offering together with a prized example of the ubiquitous ‘noddy’ car, a 1968 Fiat Gamine by Italian design house Vignale, plus an evocation of a 1969 Fiat Abarth 595.

And no Historics sale is complete with more Italian magic from the likes of Ferrari, especially so after the factory’s win of the recent le Mans 24 Hour centenary. A 2000 Ferrari 360 Modena sets the tone, with more to follow.

Also taking a starring role at every Historics auction is a fascinating array of classic Jaguars. Amidst the fine selection at Windsorview Lakes is a stunning 1962 Jaguar Mk. X. It comes to sale after being in the same ownership for the past twenty years, an astonishing fourteen of which have been spent in a truly magnificent top-to-tail restoration.  This exceptional example has a recorded mileage of under 46,000 miles, just 2,600 of which have been covered in the last twenty years. 


To enter a car to one of the remaining places at this summer celebration sale on 22nd July, call 01793 639170 or email auctions@historics.co.uk

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