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Rare Humber Imperial in Historics 20th August Auction

Published 15 July 2016

Once the preferred transport of cabinet ministers and chief police officers, How Many Left now records just 55 Humber Imperials on the road and 41 on SORN.

So this 1966 example offered at no reserve might be a nice moneymaker for anyone with adequate storage to offer for period film and TV hire. 138HP twin car ohv straight six. New MoT valid until July 2017. If it comes for sensible money, can’t go far wrong.

Triumph Roadster 1800 1947 Historics

More fun to drive, but estimated at a high £18,000 to £25,000 this 1947 Triumph Roadster 1800 complete with separately screened dickey seat must have been one of the first. I very nearly managed to swap my 1959 Isetta 300 for one back in 1964. The Jersey located TV cop show Bergerac did a lot for the model, though the detective’s was a later Roadster 2000 that came as standard with a column shift rather than the floor shift of the 1800.

Triumph Dolomite 1937 Saloon Historics

Properly collectible, and sold by Historics to the current vendor in 2014, this 1937 cast ‘waterfall grille’ 1937 Triumph Dolomite has been ‘Carcooned’ ever since. Historics knows the car well and has its full history so the car can be purchased with every confidence. Estimated at £30,000 to £36,000.

Bentley 1934 Ian Pitney Special Historics

The most glamorous Brit among the new consignments is this elegant 1934 Bentley 3.5 litre Ian Pitney Special roadster. Skilfully crafted out of aluminium using an ‘English wheel’, rollers, clamps and hammers using a 1934 Bentley 3.5 litre as basis, this is a stunning, true, ‘one off’’, justifiably estimated at £160,000 - £200,000. It would cost more than that to re-create.

Consignments continue to roll in for Historics 20th August auction at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge.

For the very latest, visit Historics .

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