Saturday, 30 May 2015

Classic Car Auctions Latest

Just one week until our June Sale

There is now just one week until our June Sale kicks off at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre just outside Leamington Spa, on Saturday 6th June, and our catalogue is proving to be our most exciting yet.

An amazing 78 classics have been entered into the sale. Whether you’re after a 90s hot hatch, an 80s road smoker, or a convertible 60s classic, you will find yourself spoilt for choice in our June Sale.

You can view the full list of classics going under the hammer here.

If you are intending on buying any of the cars, it is essential that you register to bid at the sale by filling in our online form. If you cannot attend the sale in person on the day, you can also place bids online, over the phone or by leaving a commission bid with us prior to the sale.

To register to bid or to view our helpful buying guide, please click here.

For more information about buying at our sale, please call us on +44 (0)1926 640 888 or email

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday, but until then read on for our team’s favourite picks from the lot list. 
 2009 Audi R8 4.2 Quattro

This 2009 Audi R8 offers incredible value with a mere 37,000 miles, sold with a private number plate that belies its true age and value.

The 4.2 V8 engine is married to the powerful and smooth manual gearbox and the car has clearly been cherished over its short lifespan. With full service history, formerly Audi main dealer and latterly Ferrari specialists BDM of Milton Keynes it comes complete with an MoT.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Estimate (£): 40,000 – 45,000
 1962 Triumph TR4

This 1962 right-hand drive well-maintained TR4 has covered only 51,000 miles and was the subject of a professional restoration in 2000, and has been driven sparingly since. The current owner is a professional driver and enthusiast, whose exacting standards are reflected in this car. It has an extensive history file which contains much of the car's service details for the last 20 years.

Rating: ★ ★ ★

Estimate (£): 16,000 – 20,000
 1971 Mini 1000

With just three previous owners, this particular Mini 1000 was built at Longbridge in early August 1971.

Found in 2006 after having been unused for 15 years, upon close examination it became clear that the Mini was amazingly original - it had never been welded, and there was virtually no rust in the shell. A new battery was then fitted along with minor work and a professional respray to restore the car to its original glory. Cars of this vintage, in this condition and this original are now incredibly rare.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


When Mercedes-Benz first unveiled its CLK GTR Roadster in 1998 it sold for an astonishing $1.5 million dollars, making it the most expensive production car ever, a figure only recently exceeded by the Ferrari FXX.
Bonhams Festival of Speed sale will offer the very first example of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster ever built, estimated at £1,400,000-1,800,000.
James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said: “The car was retained by the Mercedes-Benz company until 2014 when it was acquired by the current owner. It is effectively a new car with just eight kilometres on the odometer, and it is the only one of the six roadsters to be finished in black. We rarely see a car with these credentials come to market.”
An open topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupe – only 25 road going cars were ever produced – the Roadster was made in a very limited edition indeed. The company had the simple but effective idea of removing the roof and installing two roll-over bars and additional strengthening, plus the Roadster engine boasted an engine increased to 640bhp (40 horsepower more than the Coupé) and a Formula 1-style, sequential six-speed transmission controlled by paddles on the steering wheel. 
At the end of the 1996 racing season, Mercedes-Benz switched from racing touring cars to sports cars, a decision that left precious little time to develop a challenger for the FIA's (International Automobile Federation) new GT Championship. The latter's regulations stipulated that 'GT1' category cars had to be production based, so development was entrusted to Mercedes-Benz's official performance division, AMG. Amazingly, just 128 days after design work had commenced in December 1996, the first Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR took to the track at Jarama in April 1997 for its initial test. 
The CLK GTR first won at the challenging Nurburgring in June 1997, going on to win five more of the 11 rounds to take the GT Championship in its debut year. With a new CLK LM (Le Mans) waiting in the wings, the CLK GTR raced just twice in 1998, before being retired from active duty after little more than a season's racing, but with an impeccable record.

During 1998 and 1999, Mercedes-Benz duly completed 25 road going CLK GTRs. These closely resembled the racing version but had 'only' 550bhp and dispensed with the racer's separate rear wing in favour of a body-integral design. They were also better equipped and kitted out with more creature comforts than the racer. With a headline-grabbing price tag of over $1,000,000, the CLK GTR's exclusivity was surpassed only by its incredible performance. 
Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale takes place on 26 June in Goodwood, Chichester. For more information visit
For further information and images call Ruth Fletcher on +44 (0) 20 7468 8210, or email or

Thursday, 28 May 2015


  • The most valuable lot ever sold to an online bidder at Bonhams was the top lot of the sale: The Ex-Jürgen Oppermann/Otto Altenbach/Loris Kessel Obermaier Racing 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe, sold for €1,495,000
  • Bonhams Spa Classic Sale achieved a record total at €5,497,918, almost double the previous year
  • Ferrari continues to achieve strong figures, with the 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta sold for €667,000, and the 1976 Ferrari 308 GT Berlinetta Vetroresina achieving an excellent price at €253,000
Bonhams annual Spa Classic Sale achieved a new record total of €5,497,918, almost double that of the previous year.
“We’ve had an excellent year at Spa, attracting bidders from all across the globe, and far exceeding all previous years’ totals,” said Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring.
“The internet continues to grow as a trusted method with which clients can bid, a fact proven today by the most valuable lot ever sold at a Bonhams auction to an online bidder, after the 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe was sold for €1,495,000. Sold directly from the factory, the Porsche 962 had been carefully maintained by the same private owner for the past 25 years, so it was unsurprising it achieved such interest.”
Elsewhere, Porsche continued to prove popular, with a 1988 Porsche 959 Coupé achieving the second highest result, selling for €700,000 to a telephone bidder from the UK, and a 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Type 964 Coupé sold to a bidder in the room for €224,250. Achieving an excellent figure for the model, the 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GT Coupé also sold well, with the hammer falling at €80,500.
From the Ferrari stable, the 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta achieved €667,000, alongside the 1976 Ferrari 308 GT Berlinetta Vetroresina, sold for €253,000, showing a continuing strong demand for the marque.
With a famous histor

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

BRIGHTWELLS - Automobilia Sale on Wednesday 27th May 2015

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On View: Tuesday 26th May 9am -5pm and morning of the sale Offering an incredibly rare private collection of motoring literature, automobilia from the Stondon Motor Museum and a number of other lots from various private sources.
Including car brochures dating back to the very early 20th Century. Bugatti, Aston Martin, Lagonda, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lamborghini, Maserati are just some of the well-known manufacturers that are represented. In total, there are in excess of 400 brochures.

ine bidding will be available for this sale. To register for our online bidding, please click HERE
For further information on any of the lots in the catalogue call
01568 611122 or email
To view the full Sale catalogue here
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H&H AUCTIONS - Final Call for Entries

Final Call for Entries

The RREC Burghley House Auction
20th June 2015

1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Limousine
The catalogue for our upcoming auction at Burghley House, Stamford, on Saturday 20th June in association with the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Annual Rally & Concours d'Elegance closes on Wednesday 27th May.

To discuss consigning a Motor Car to this Specialist Auction, please contact us on +44 (0) 1925 210035 or

Latest highlights include:

1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Limousine (Main Image)
The subject of a c.£80,000 restoration

1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Six Light Touring Saloon
Many thousands spent on upkeep including an engine overhaul as supported by the comprehensive history file

1968 Bentley T-Series MPW
Recent recommissioning work and current MoT

1973 Porsche 911 T
Matching numbers example, repainted this year, recently serviced and engine overhauled c.2006

1974 Bentley MK VI Special
Shortened chassis with Syd Lawrence body

Further Motor Cars can be viewed by clicking here.

1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Six Light Touring Saloon          1968 Bentley T-Series MPW

1973 Porsche 911 T          1974 Bentley MK VI Special
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Vintage and Classic Auctions


Auction sale of vehicles, vintage & classic tractors, motorcycles, stationary engines, rural & domestic bygones

Wood Hall Farm, Chignal Smealey, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4SU

Saturday 13th June 2015 at 10.00am

Catalogues are now available to view online here, hardcopies are available from the auctioneers.

Cheffins Vintage and Classic Auctions
Clifton House 1 & 2 Clifton Road Cambridge CB1 7EA
Tel: +44 (0)1223 213777

BARRETT JACKSON - The First Camaro and The Next

Coys Ascot Results


The Coys at Ascot auction, which took place last Saturday, was our most successful Ascot auction ever held. We had excellent sales results, two new world records, and over 80% of sales all taking place in what was a very active auction room.

Full results are now available online at
1948 Veritas RS - Ex Björn Öwre
SOLD: £240,000
1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster 
SOLD: £45,000
1962 Lotus Elite S2
SOLD: £57,800
1948 Fiat 1100S Berlinetta 
SOLD: £57,800
1992 Ferrari 512TR
SOLD: £117,160
1918 Bianchi Sport
SOLD: £72,000
1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 - Le Mans Spec
SOLD: £102,600
1966 Volkswagen T1 Bully Transporter
SOLD: £23,010
Alfa Romeo TZ2 by Giordanengo 
Ex Milan Telecomunication Museum for 40 years.
SOLD: £125,000
1935 Riley Imp 9HP
SOLD: £75,720
1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Litre Roadster
Fast Road/FIA Specification

SOLD: £102,600
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
SOLD: £55,560
1960 Maserati 3500GT
SOLD: £110,000
1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Convertible
One owner from new

SOLD: £48,840
1971 Fiat 500L with Nanni performance upgrades
SOLD: £6,490
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