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More Top Brits in Historics 11th June Classics Auction

Published 30 May 2016

We've covered some of the top Brits in Historics 11th June Brooklands auction before. Like the 1938 Autovia, the 1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 roadster and even the 1952 Austin Atlantic. Here we look at some more.

The MGA roadster was a beautiful car. But the quickest and scarcest is the ultra rare 1600 Twin Cam. Only 2,111 were built between 1958 and 1960. The 110hp Twin Cam engine was unique to the car and only otherwise used in record breakers. This matching-numbers, UK home-market supplied MGA Twin Cam still has its original designated number plate. Manufactured on 9th September 1959, XHL 866 has just undergone an extensive body-off restoration. A history file includes a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate proving this is a matching numbers MGA Twin Cam and one of only 210 UK home-market, righthand drive cars built. Its quality, its beauty and its scarcity justify an estimate of £48,000 - £58,000.

Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Coupe 1977 Historics

£14,000 to £18,000 is quite a big ask for a 1977 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 litre coupe. But just 1,677 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Coupés are thought to have been built and this 3-owner car comes with the desirable options of include leather interior, chrome wheels and tinted glass. One owner since 1990, it comes with a full service history, V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in December 2016, old MoT test certificates which back to 1987, a full handbook pack, invoices and a warranty letter from Jaguar.

Triumph TR3a Historics

With its wider front grille, the TR3a was the best looking of the early TRs, and are now quite rare with only 893 TR3s and TR3as registered on UK roads. They ran a twin carb 1,991cc 4-cylinder ohv engine and 4-speed box, often with overdrive. This example has been the subject of considerable inventment in recent years with an all synchromesh gearbox fitted, making it easier for anyone to drive, and recently a total engine rebuild including modifications to run on unleaded fuel. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate and a history folder, this Triumph is very competitively estimated at £20,000 - £25,000.

Aston Martin Vanquish 2002 Historics

A proper 'James Bond' Aston Martin with a 450hp 6.0 litre V-12 engine, the Ian Callum designed Vantage was unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show. This 2002 example comes in its original Skye Silver with a Charcoal and Ivory leather interior and just 27,000 miles from new with a main dealer service history from JCT600. It has only three former keepers recorded and was first registered on 29th April 2002. There are ten service stamps in the service book, almost all from JCT600. Already starting to appreciate, the Vanquish is tipped as a long term investment classic and is estimated at £69,000 - £76,000. (The plate does not come with the car.)

Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Historics (2)

With top Aston Martin DB5 Vantages now approacing seven figures, it's hardly surprising that the succeeding DB6s are hotly following their tyre treads. Launched in 1965, the front end of the DB6 was similar to the DB5 but the wheelbase was legthened to make it a full four seater with a Kamm tail. Vantage versions like this came with triple Webder DCOEs and a claimed 325hp. This 1967 is fitted with engine #400/2853V and spend a lot of its life in Australia which is much kinder Superleggera bodies. Only 286 RHD DB6 Vantage models were ever built and this one comes with an MoT to November 2016. Estimate: £250,000 - £290,000.

Bentley Continental R Historics

The colossal Bentley Continental R coupe was frankly awesome. I'd been in fit Turbo Rs, but this thing pulled 60 in under 6 seconds nd topped out at over 150mph which was quite something for more than 2 tonnes of motor car. This 1993 Continental R is appropriately finished in British Racing Green with a contrasting magnolia trim piped in Spruce Green and with Spruce Green carpets and further enhanced by a chrome radiator grille and matrix. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until November and a service history substantiating the low mileage, the estimate of £28,000 - £35,000 makes it phenomenal value comared to its price when new.

Jaguar XK120SE Roadster Historics

This Jaguar XK120SE was dispatched from Jaguar Cars on 13th April 1953 to Hoffmans in New York. In 2011, the car was brought back to the UK and registered with the DVLA; a V5C registration document and current MoT test certificate are supplied in the history file. It has since been completely restored and modifies to RHD, with a 5-speed synchromesh transmission, 4 wheel disc brakes and changes to the cockpit making the generally uncomfortable XK pleasant to drive for even a 6-footer. Estimate: £95,000 - £110,000.

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