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Americana in Historics 19th May Classic Car Auction

Published 14 May 2018

In addition to the ’59 Corvette C1, the ’66 Corvette Stingray and the ’68 Corvette C3 roadster there’s plenty more from over the pond among the 170 entries in Historics 19th May auction at Brooklands Museum.

The fake Superbird in the main photo is not far off the real thing, based on a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner with a 440 Magnum under the hood, but auto trans with a tree changer. Nevertheless, the mods are authentic, including the NASCAR style side pipes and it’s estimated at £29,000 to £38,000.

Ford Thunderbird Coupe 1962 Historics

The ’62 Ford Thunderbird hard-top was restored in California over 5 years from 1995 to 2001. It came to the UK in 2015 and was used for film hire. Fully road worthy with a UK MoT to October it is estimated at  £17,000 to £22,000.

Ford GPW Jeep 1942 Historics 

The ’42 Ford GPW jeep if from the first year of production with unique early jeep features such as the ‘Ford’ script symbol embossed in the rear panel. This one served with the British Army until sold off in 1947 and spent its life in the UK before being purchased in 2016 and restored by the vendor. UK V5C, original buff log book and many period special parts. Estimated at £22,000 to £28,000.

Pontiac 1934 Hot Rod Historics 

One of a kind, this is a 1934 Pontiac based hot-rod with original steel body, a 350CI small block, GM TH400 3-speed auto and disc brakes all round. It even has a Thatcham 2 Meta ME6 immobiliser. Estimated at £13,000 to £16,000.

Cadillac Hearse Ghostbusters 1991 Historics

This 1991 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Hearse has been spoofed into a Ghostbusters ambulance, has just 53,000 miles on the clock, and is loaded with Ghostbusters props. A business proposition for children’s parties, weddings and other events is offered at No Reserve.

Ford Thunderbird 1955 Historics

1955 was the first year of the Ford Thunderbird ‘personal luxury car’. This one comes with an original 293ci V8, three-speed manual trans with overdrive and has undergone a full off-frame restoration before being repainted in Waterfall Blue. It is estimated at £33,000 top £38,000.

Chevrolet Corvette C1 1959 Historics

The Harley Earl styled Chevrolet Corvette C1 is a 1959 boat-tailed 283 V8 carburettor 4-speed manual. Recently imported to the UK it has since been MoTd and UK registered with a V5C supplied with the car. The yellow fibreglass coachwork is in good order and there is no sign of any corrosion. The engine starts ‘on the button’ and sounds fantastic. Estimated at £67,000 to £75,000. 

Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 1966 Historics (1)

The 1966 C2 Corvette Stingray roadster is a 350ci ‘big block’ 4-speed manual featuring an all original interior and soft-top. In 2014 the body was sandblasted and repainted, the suspension and braking systems were overhauled with new parts. And the engine was fitted with fresh oil seals throughout. The car came to the UK via Germany in 2016 and is supplied with paperwork to register it in the UK, including the US certificate of title, the NOVA certificate, an MoT test certificate to April 2019, the German import papers and a V55/5, but the new owner will need to get a dating certificate from the Corvette club. Estimated at £39,000 to £45,000.

Chevrolet Corvette C3 Roadster 1968 (1)

The 1968 Corvette C3 roadster has a 350HP 327 V8 under the hood and, again, a 4-speed manual transmission. Restored to factory spec in Safari Yellow with contrasting black weave interior and black convertible top, it sits on period Rally wheels with whitewall radials. Two detailed history files come with it as well as the 1968 handbooks. Imported in 2013, UK registered with a V5C and an MoT to April 2019 it is estimated at £26,000 to £32,000.

Around 170 cars entered including eighteen Porsche 911s, four Aston Martin V8s, a hot-rodded Smart Roadster Coupe, a resto-rodded 1960 FIAT 500 Nuova cabrio, a 39,000 mile 1995 Toyota Landcruiser 4.2VX and a restored 1975 VW Type 182 Trekker.

Viewing Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th May. Sale Saturday 19th May. Early start.

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