Friday, 26 February 2016

Fascinating collection of classic cars at our Catawiki auction

Fascinating collection of classic cars at our Catawiki auction

Coming Monday, our current Classic Car auction, featuring a fascinating collection of exceptional classic cars, will be coming to a close.
Among the various lots open for bidding, you'll find several Dodges, Pontiacs, Chevrolets, Cadillacs, Volkswagens, Chryslers and much more. Here's a selection of what's on offer:
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If you'd like to have a look at the other lots, please visit the auction here! Lots in our current auction will be closing February 29th, from 8pm.



With plenty of free parking and a generously sized exhibition centre - appropriately named The Engine Room - the famous East Midlands circuit was easily able to accommodate the masses that descended upon it for yesterday’s inaugural H&H Classics sale which at its peak numbered close to 1,000 people.
Bidding was also impressive with 91% of the motorcycles and 76% of the motorcars finding new homes with several provisional sales still pending.
Feedback from both new and existing clients was overwhelmingly positive and H&H will be returning to Donington Park on May 18th, July 28th and November 16th this year. As a Generalist Auction it was aimed at the more accessible / affordable end of the market and so open to a broad spectrum of entries including future classics.
Proof that interesting motorcars need not be expensive, Lot 1 – a c.1939 Morgan 4-4 restoration project – attracted a huge amount of interest. Offered for sale at no reserve, it drew a flurry of bids and eventually made £6,048. Most probably unique in having being owned by three Members of Parliament who all hailed from the same family, the 1959 Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire was driven to the auction direct from the House of Commons and comfortably surpassed its guide price by fetching £10,640.
In need of refurbishment, the c.1933 BSA Three-Wheeler Twin intrigued many but is now bound for Europe at £7,280. Strong interest was shown in the 1959 Triumph TR3A, 1965 Triumph TR4A IRS and 1980 Land Rover Series III that commanded £22,400, £20,720 and £11,312 respectively. A pair of left-hand drive Alfa Romeos offered for sale at no reserve were eagerly contested too with the 1991 Spider 2.0 S4 Automatic making £7,504 and the 1984 GTV 2.0 drawing £6,944.
The majority of the motorcycles on offer hailed from a Spanish collection with a trials bias. Thus, strong performers included a 1974 Ossa Mick Andrews Replica 250 (£2,240), 1975 Bultaco Lobito Mk8 (£1,859) and 1970s Montesa Enduro H 125 (£1,736). Though, a 1968 BSA D14/4 Bantam that had been family owned for 40 years had more than its fair share of admirers and took £1,512.
H&H’s next auction will be a Specialist Sale held at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on April 20th and is currently headlined by one of the very first competition Jaguar E-types – chassis 0007 – and a special order 1954 Lagonda 3 Litre Drophead Coupe that was supplied new to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.



·         Auctions America’s Auburn Spring sale returns to Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park, May 5-7
·         A spring tradition for car enthusiasts, multi-day event to present approximately 500 vehicles and select automobilia
·         Early entries highlighted by a terrific assortment of domestic automobiles, including a 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
·         Weekend also plays host to a car corral, swap meet and the AACA Special National Spring Meet
·         Further event information and frequently updated list of entries available at 

AUBURN, Indiana (February 24, 2016) – As the warm weather swiftly approaches, Auctions America is busy preparing for the return of its Auburn Spring event, May 5-7. The first of the company’s two annual sales held at the historic Auburn Auction Park, the event has emerged as a spring tradition for collector car enthusiasts from across the country. This year’s event is set to build on the solid foundation of years past, lifting the gavel on approximately 500 quality collector vehicles and an assortment of automobilia.

Shining a spotlight on domestic engineering and design, early entries for the May event are headlined by a fantastic assortment of American-built automobiles. For those with a penchant for classic 1950s Americana, the line-up is led by an award-winning 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible—a model that effortlessly combined iconic 50s curves and performance to become the marque’s most popular convertible that year. Offered from a local Auburn collector, the featured 98 is dazzling in white over a green interior with a dark green top,  a recent AACA Junior award winner and benefits from a frame-off restoration, which was completed using many new old stock parts (Est. $70,000 - $80,000).


“It’s always fun to host an event on our home turf and we’re proud to return to our roots for this year’s Auburn Spring sale,” says Megan Boyd, Car Specialist, Auctions America. “The Auburn Auction Park’s location in the Classic Car Capital of America makes it a terrific venue to celebrate our country’s rich automotive heritage; it’s a setting where American classics reign supreme, and as such, collectors can expect a strong emphasis on domestic product at the May sale.”

Illustrating the event’s focus on American-built automobiles, additional early entries include:
·         1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback, benefitting from a high-quality restoration completed in 2003 and presented in black over black ($110,000 - $125,000);
·         a limited production 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible, a beautiful example of the popular “woodie”, finished in green with a green interior and tan canvas top ($100,000 - $145,000); and 
·         1957 Pontiac Star Chief, fully restored to original factory specs and beautifully presented in Maroon with a red and white interior and white top ($80,000 - $90,000).


Building on Auctions America’s successful presentation of private collections in Auburn, the May event will also offer a number of single-vendor collections as feature segments. Notable early highlights include The Driscoll Collection, an eclectic group of 22 automobiles, along with a selection of vehicles from a prominent Michigan collector; both collections will be offered without reserve. The Driscoll Collection is highlighted by a two-time NCRS Top Flight Blue Ribbon-winning 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Coupe ($55,000 - $75,000) and a superb 1983 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, beautifully presented in Champagne over black ($75,000 - $85,000), while the private Michigan collection features such popular American classics as a 1946 Lincoln Continental Convertible ($60,000 - $80,000) and an excellent, low-mileage 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham ($85,000 – $100,000).

Beyond the auction excitement, Auburn Spring will present a terrific series of other automotive-themed activities for enthusiasts of all ages; uncover treasures in the onsite swap meet and car corral, or browse through display vehicles, club booths, manufacturer displays and detailing demonstrations at the Automotive Midway, a new attraction at this year’s event. In addition, Auburn Spring will also play host to the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) National Spring meet, which is set to bring an additional 400 cars to the Auburn Auction Park, making for a well-rounded hobby weekend.

To discuss limited consignment opportunities, call Auctions America toll free at 877-906-2437 (or +1 260 927 9797 outside North America) or visit to view further event details and a frequently updated list of entries.

Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 150 years’ combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company’s established roster of annual events are held in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Santa Monica, California; and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To learn more about Auctions America, visit, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @auctionsamerica.

Photo Information:
Top -  1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible (credit courtesy of Auctions America)
Bottom - 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback (credit © Drew Shipley 2016 courtesy of Auctions America)

Thursday, 25 February 2016

BARRETT JACKSON - High Performance Auction Cars ready for Palm Beach




Coys Spring Classics auction, our fifth auction this year, is always a herald of the upcoming spring and summer classic motoring season. 

Held in the exclusive Royal Horticultural Halls in central London, this has always been a popular event, and we are pleased to confirm that the catalogue is now available online at
Delivered New to Ivor Arbiter 
1963 Jaguar E Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe
“Barn Find” with only 44,870 miles 

Period Competition History
Estimate:  NO RESERVE
1967 Porsche 912 SWB Coupe
Estimate:  £28,000 - £35,000
1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III 
Estimate:  £30,000 - £35,000
1935 Jaguar SS1 Sports Tourer
Estimate:  £65,000 - £70,000
1967 Maserati Mistral 4000 Coupé Coachwork by Carrozzeria Frua
Estimate:  £30,000- £40,000
1979 Maserati Khamsin
Estimate:  £95,000 - £105,000
1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S   
1 owner from new
Estimate:  £275,000 - £295,000
VCC Dated 1901, London-to-Brighton Run eligible, 1901 Delin 4HP Voiturette 
Estimate:  £58,000 - £70,000
1926 Rolls-Royce 20 HP Open Tourer By Thrupp & Maberly
Estimate:  £55,000 - £65,000
The Mackley-North Collection of Ferraris
1988 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe
Estimate:  £75,000- £90,000
1992 Ferrari 512TR – 8,000 KM from new
Estimate:  £150,000 - £170,000
1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Coupé Coachwork by Scaglietti
Design by Pininfarina

Estimate:  £220,000- £240,000
1997 Ferrari 456 GTA – 27,000 miles from new
Estimate:  £48,000 - £58,000
1994 Ferrari 348 TB Speciale
One of 4 cars delivered to the UK

Estimate:  £50,000- £60,000

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Less than one week until our Race Retro auctions begin


There’s now less than one week to go until we return to Race Retro with 117 very special cars to be auctioned over three days at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

32 impressive competition cars will go under the hammer on Friday 26th February, followed by an incredible selection of 85 classic, modern sportscars and supercars over two days on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February.

See the full lot lists here.

Register to bid

You can now register to bid at the sale by filling in our online form.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can leave a commission bid prior to the sale, place bids over the phone, or bid online directly through our website, powered by Proxibid.

Viewing of all the lots on offer is available all day on Friday with the Competition Car Sale beginning at 3pm. On Saturday and Sunday, viewing is available from 9.30am, with automobilia and lifestyle items auctioned at 10.30am, followed by motorcars and motorcycles at 1.30pm.

You can get in touch by calling our team on +44 (0)1926 691141 or by emailing
Offered for sale at the Classic Car Sale on 27th and 28th February

1993 Porsche RUF (964) RCT

This very special Porsche belonged to none other than Alois Ruf Jr, the boss of RUF Automobile GmbH, and became his personal car in 1997. It was used as the basis for a revolutionary conversion he had developed that would combine a Turbocharged 964 3.6 engine with four-wheel drive. The car remained in Alois Ruf's collection until 2007, when it was sold to a UK collector and enthusiast. Finished in Schwartz Metallic, the paintwork today looks stunning and the grey full leather interior is presented in superb condition.

Estimate (£): 115,000 - 130,000

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2008 McLaren Mercedes SLR Roadster

This left-hand drive, one owner from new SLR roadster was purchased in 2008 and has since covered a mere 20,000 km. The vendor has meticulously looked after it recently investing in a full £6,000 service at the SLR centre at Mercedes-Benz Brooklands. Given the significance of this venture and the skyrocketing appeal of the SLR's direct competitors, this special car delivers in terms of value and collectability.

Estimate (£): 220,000 - 250,000

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1989 BMW E30 M3 Johnny Cecotto

This 'Johnny Cecotto' E30 M3 is number 276 of 480 cars and is finished in Misano Red featuring an Anthracite M-Technic cloth interior with contrasting Bison Black leather. Carefully maintained by marque specialists Moseley Motor Spares, this 'sunroof delete' ordered model is in fantastic condition.

Estimate (£): 30,000 - 35,000

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1995 Ford Escort RS Cosworth LUX

This outstanding Ford Escort RS Cosworth Lux is in excellent condition having covered a mere 5,300 miles. It has clearly lived a very cossetted life and is finished in Imperial Blue with contrasting Raven Black Recaro Leather Interior with the Lux specification. With Fast Ford prices rising this example is the perfect addition to any collection.

Estimate (£): 50,000 - 60,000

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Offered for sale at the Competition Car Sale on 26th February

1986 Ferrari 328 GTB

This particular 328GTB, affectionately known as "Rosie", is very well-known in Ferrari racing circles in the UK, having entered 70 races in the Maranello Ferrari Challenge. Clocking up 28 fastest laps, Championship Class winner 3 times and runner-up 3 times, the car also scored many fastest laps and outright wins in the Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic.

"Rosie" was subject to a full ground-up rebuild in 2016 and has remained unused for several years, now described as in very good condition.

Estimate (£): 50,000 – 55,000

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1963 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe Race Car

This fabulous full-race 1963 E-Type Fixed Head Coupé has only just come to market. Only very recently completed, it has been built by Wren Classics to be eligible for the 2016, Carol Spagg 'Pre-'63 GT' series. All the safety equipment is brand new and complies with FIA Safety Regs.

This immaculate E-Type is offered today at a fraction of its build cost and is potentially a front-running car in the right hands.

Estimate (£): 100,000 – 120,000

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