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Historics 7th July Brooklands Classic Car Auction Preview

Published 05 July 2018

HJ takes a look at the 191 lots up for auction in Historics sale at Brooklands Museum on Saturday 7th July.

Viewing today until 8pm; Friday 6th July from 10am to 5pm and on Saturday 7th from 9pm. With 191 lots, sale starts promptly at 10am. 

Apologies for anything missed. This is by no means comprehensive. Just the cars that caught my eye. (And where else do you see a pair of Lamborghini and Porsche tractors.) 

101-2011-Piaggio Vespa scooter-No reserve

102-1977-Triumph Silver Jubilee-£4,000-£6,000

103-1976-Suzuki AP 50-No reserve

104-1973-Triumph Bonneville 750-£4,500-£6,000

105-1954-Tribsa 500-£5,500-£7,000

106- -Triumph Daytona Rickman Metisse-£6,000-£8,000

107-1978-Harley Davidson Iron Head -£4,000-£6,000

108-1961-Greenes Trials 250-£5,500-£7,000

109-1986-Kawasaki GPZ 900R-No reserve

110-1960-Matchless G12-£4,500-£5,500

111-1960-Royal Enfield Crusader Sports-No reserve

112-1963-Triumph Thunderbird 6T-£5,500-£7,000

FIAT 500 Topolino 1950 Historics

113-1950-FIAT 500 Topolino-£10,000-£12,000

Designed by Dante Giacosa, this is the 500 originally launched in 1936 that put Italy on wheels. Front engine, rear drive, simplistic, and brilliant with a full-length sunroof. (There’s also a 1972 Nuova 500 in the sale.)

Vespa 400 Luxe 1958 Side Historics

114-1958-Vespa 400-£17,000-£19,000

Even smaller than a Nuova 500, the Vespa 400 has an air-cooled twin cylinder engine in the boot and this one is particularly well presented.

Vespa 400 1958 Engine Historics

115-2002-Mercedes-Benz CL 500-No reserve

116-1996-Mini Cooper LE-No reserve

117-1993-Jaguar XJS Convertible-No reserve

118-1998-Ford Escort RS Turbo-No reserve

119-2002-Jaguar XJR 100-£7,000-£10,000

120-1996-Mercedes-Benz E220-No reserve

Nissan President V8 1988 Historics

120A-1988-Nissan President Sovereign V8 -No reserve

Seen before at Historics first Ascot sale, this imposing car was the Nissan equivalent of the Toyota Crown, presented here as the full fat 200HP 4.4 litre President Sovereign V8 and right hand drive, of course.

121-1961-Sunbeam Alpine-£7,000-£12,000

122-1991-Land Rover Defender 90-£11,000-£16,000

123-1990-Ford Escort XR3i-£8,000-£12,000

124-1973-Austin 1300 GT-No reserve

Morris Mini Cooper Mk 1 1967 Historics

125-1967-Morris Mini Cooper Mk 1-£19,000-£24,000

There are 11 Minis in the sale, this a classic green and white unmolested sliding window Cooper Mk 1.

Jaguar XJ8 3.2 2002 Historics

126-2002-Jaguar XJ8 3.2-No reserve

Re-imported from Japan, this immaculate white X308 XJ has covered only 32,000 miles and if probably one of the best X308s to survive. Lovely.

127-1982-Land Rover Range Rover Classic-£12,000-£18,000

128-2001-Rover Mini Seven-£8,000-£11,000

129-1983-Renault 5TX Convertible-£9,000-£12,000

130-1998-Jaguar XJ 8-No reserve

131-1996-Mercedes-Benz E320 Sportline-£10,000-£15,000

Rover P5B Saloon 1969 Historics

132-1969-Rover P5B-£19,000-£25,000

With just 10,400 authenticated mils under its wheels, this stunning Rover P5B was the first Rovers to carry the GM designed 3.5 litre alloy block V8 that went on to power hundreds of thousands of Range Rovers and Discoverys. Always a great looking car, this is one of the best you are ever likely to find.

133-1994-Porsche 911/993 Coupé-£25,000-£30,000

134-1971-Citroen SM-£29,000-£33,000

135-1970-Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I-No reserve

Chevrolet Camaro SS350 2967 Front Side Historics

136-1967-Chevrolet Camaro SS350 manual-£36,000-£42,000

A stunning, ’67 SS350 4-speed manual, assembles at GM’s plant in Antwerp and immediately grabbed by a GM executive who had the engine blueprinted, then used it as his personal car. Presented as a tribute to Smokey Yunick in his race colours of black and gold.

Chevrolet Camaro SS350 1967 Cockpit Historics

137-1983-Ferrari 308 GTS QV-£38,000-£46,000

138-2010-Porsche 911/997 Turbo -£57,000-£67,000

139-1967-Jaguar E-Type Series I 2+2-£64,000-£70,000

140-1923-Durant Runabout Star Fourt-£18,000-£23,000

140A-1996-BMW 540i -No reserve

141-2004-Aston Martin DB9 Coupé-£27,000-£32,000

142-1978-Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II-£8,000 - £12,000

143-1981-Ferrari 400i-£18,000-£25,000

144-1989-Mercedes-Benz SL 420-£27,000-£32,000

145-1970-Alfa Romeo Duetto 1300 Junior-£22,000-£27,000

146-2006-Jaguar XKR Convertible -£18,000-£22,000

147-1964-MG B Roadster-£16,000-£20,000

148-1971-Rover P6 3500 V8-£10,000-£15,000

Austin Mini Seven 1961 Historics

149-1961-Austin Mini Seven-No reserve

An early original, umolested ‘Austin Seven’ Mini 850, complete down to the spindly gearlever.

Jaguar XK8 Convertible 1997 Historics

150-1997-Jaguar XK8 Convertible-No reserve

Sitting on nice, fat ‘comfort’ tyres, this XK8 has done a modest 63,000 miles and with a pair of back seats looks like a great way for a family to enjoy the rest of our glorious summer.

151-2002-Smart Crossblade -£14,000-£17,000

Morris Mini Cooper Mk II 1967 Historics

152-1967-Mini Cooper Mk. II-£9,000-£15,000

153-1990-Porsche 911/964 C2-£25,000-£32,000

154-2000-BMW Z3M Coupé-£24,000-£30,000

Audi TT 3.2 Quattro 1985 Historics

155-2005-Audi TT quattro-No reserve

Classic at last (it was only a matter of time), this is an original Audi TT 3.2 with the narrow angle, single cylinder head 3.2V6 and the first 6-speed wet clutch DSG (the More reliable one).

156-1967-Alvis TF Saloon-£38,000-£44,000

157-1948-MG TC-£18,000-£23,000

158-1994-Bentley Continental R -£26,000-£30,000

159-1959-Lamborghini DLA 35 Tractor-£10,000-£12,000

160-1995-Audi S2 Quattro-£10,000-£12,000

160A-1984-Lotus Esprit-No reserve

161-1991-Jaguar XJS V12 Le Mans-£22,000-£26,000

162-1984-Ford Capri Tickford -£28,000-£34,000

163-1989-Lotus Esprit Turbo -£24,000-£28,000

164-1966-Ford Lotus Cortina-£43,000-£50,000

165-1965-Mini Cooper S Mk. I-£37,000-£42,000

166-1957-Ford Thunderbird-£33,000-£38,000

167-1951-Bentley Mk. VI Special-£39,000-£46,000

168-1965-Jaguar E-Type Series I -£54,000-£60,000

169-1998-Mercedes-Benz 190 Evolution-£67,000-£74,000

170-1961-Alvis TD21-£98,000-£105,000

171-1973-Aston Martin V8 Series II-£110,000-£120,000

Chevrolet Corvette C1 1954 Historics

172-1954-Chevrolet Corvette-£68,000-£74,000

This is the original C1 Corvette with 6-cylinder Blueflame ohv engine, twin carbs and Powerglide transmission. Not the kind of Corvette you’ll see on the drag-strip, but a lot better investment.

173-2004-Porsche 911/996 GT3-£39,000-£47,000

174-1969-Morris Mini Cooper S Mk. II-£19,000-£27,000

175-1984-Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster-£12,000 - £18,000

176-1958-Volkswagen Beetle-£18,000-£23,000

Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 1987 Historics

177-1987-Ford Sierra RS Cosworth -£28,000-£36,000

While fast Fords are big as the moment, Sierra RS Cosworths always have been and, though this one has done 160,000 miles, it presents beautifully and has a full local history, serviced by Byfleet Ford every year.

178-1972-Morris Mini 850-No reserve

179-1998-BMW 750 IL-No reserve

180-1991-Rover Mini Mk. II by Radford -£10,000- £14,000

181-1996-Mitsubishi FTO-£21,000-£24,000

182-1975-Lancia Fulvia 1.3s-No reserve

183-1978-Lotus Esprit SI-£45,000-£50,000

184-1987-BMW 635 CSI-£16,000 - £20,000

185-1975-Volkswagen Beetle-£9,000-£11,000

186-1982-Mercedes-Benz SL 380-£16,000-£19,000

187-2000-Morgan 4/4 Lowline-£17,000-£22,000

188-1978-Lancia Beta Monte-Carlo-£9,000-£12,000

189-1992-Mercedes-Benz 300 SL-£14,000-£20,000

190-1963-Bentley SIII Saloon-£29,000-£35,000

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 1957 Historics

191-1957-Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider-£43,000-£47,000

The original Alfa Giulietta was only ever built independently to use Alfa Romeo powertrains while the factory geared up to build the Giulia saloon. The gorgeous Giulietta Spider came 3 years later and infamously starred (briefly) in the movie ‘The Day of the Jackal’. This one has just 52,000 miles recorded.

192-1977-Ferrari 208 GT4 Dino -£30,000-£36,000

193-1966-Ford Lotus Cortina-£37,000-£43,000

194-1966-Realm Jaguar D-Type-£50,000-£60,000

Jensen 541 Deluxe 1958 Historics

195-1958-Jensen 541-£38,000-£44,000

Now very rare, the uniquely beautiful Jensen 541 is powered by a 4.0 litre Austin lorry engine with triple SU carbs. This is probably the finest example in existence and a tenth of the price of an equivalent Aston Martin.

196-1972-Jaguar E-Type Series III -£35,000-£40,000

197-1966-Mercedes-Benz 230 SL -£58,000-£64,000

198-1967-Mercedes-Benz 190 SL -£46,000-£54,000

199-1972-Ford Escort Mexico-£38,000-£45,000

200-1961-Jaguar E-Type Roadster-£125,000-£150,000

Ferrari 458 Italia 2012 Historics

201-2013-Ferrari 458 -£105,000-£125,000

Not a ‘Speciale’ or a Spider, just a plain, but very low (6,000) mileage 458 Italia that is now on the ascent and must be one of the first Ferraris never to dip below £100,000.

202-1965-Jaguar E-Type Series I Coupé-£145,000-£169,000

Audi RS2 Avant 1982 Side Historics

203-1995-Audi RS2-£24,000-£32,000

The stuff of legends, the RS2 was the next hot Audi after the original quattro turbo. The 315HP engine gets it to 60 in 4.8 second and on to 162mph, though this one has done 154,000 miles so not smart to try that often.

204-1998-Ferrari 550 Maranello-£60,000-£70,000

205-1981-Renault 5-Turbo Type I-£85,000-100,000

206-2010-Jaguar XKR Convertible -£25,000-£29,000

207-1969-Triumph TR6-£16,000-£20,000

208-1990-Bentley Turbo R-£9,000-£13,000

209-1976-Lancia Fulvia Series II 1.3S-£11,000-£14,000

210-1991-Aston Martin Virage-No reserve

211-1995-Rover Mini Cooper 1.3Litre-No reserve

Ford Pick -up Hot Rod 1940 Historics

212-1940-Ford pick-up-£45,000-£50,000

As seen in Historics previous sale where it didn’t sell, this ‘odd-rod’ 1940 pick-up has a 260 cubic inch (4.2 litre) flathead Mercury V8 under the hood with Edelbrock heads and twin Strombergs. Oddball, but interesting.

213-1965-Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster 4.2 Litre-£56,000-£62,000

214-2000-Rover Mini Cooper Sport-£9,000-£12,000

215-1989-Bentley Turbo R-£20,000-£25,000

216-1957-Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk. II-£145,000-£180,000

217-2001-BMW Z3-£10,000-£14,000

218-1960-Porsche Junior 108 Tractor-£20,000-£25,000

219-1978-AC Cobra-£25,000-£29,000

220-1961-Daimler SP 250 Dart-£24,000 - £30,000

221-1988-Jaguar XJS Convertible -£14,000-£18,000

222-1990-Porsche 944 Turbo-£26,000-£32,000

223-1966-Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster-£27,000-£32,000

224-2000-Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante-£34,000-£38,000

225-1983-Maserati Quattroporte-£23,000-£29,000

226-1969-Jaguar E-Type Coupé 2+2-£47,000-£54,000

227-1990-Bentley Continental Convertible-£60,000-£70,000

228-1959-Jaguar XK150-£78,000-£88,000

229-1996-Porsche 911 Targa-£30,000-£35,000

Bentley Arnage T 2004 Historics

230-2004-Bentley Arnage T-£25,000-£30,000

Starting to come into demand, an older Arnage T did very well in Historics May sale, so expect this to get closer to £30k than the low estimate

231-1962-Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster-£85,000-£93,000

232-1976-Porsche 911S-£42,000-£49,000

233-2010-Bentley Mulsanne-£62,000-£70,000

234-1986-Mercedes-Benz 500 SL-£11,000-£14,000

235-1980-Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II-£48,000-£54,000

236-2001-Porsche 996 Turbo-£32,000-£36,000

237-1997-Renault Sport Spider-£18,000-£23,000

238-2002-Porsche Carrera 4-£18,000-£24,000

239-1976-MG B Roadster-£7,000-£10,000

240-1954-Jaguar Mk. VII-£9,000-£12,000

Mini Moke 1965 Historics

241-1965-Mini Moke-£13,000-£16,000

Mokes always bring back memories of summer in 1970 when my best mate had one that we went everywhere in. Huge fun. Just remember not to fall out.

242-1952-MG TD-£18,000-£22,000

243-2001-Range Rover Holland and Holland-£10,000-£14,000

244-2003-Jaguar XKR Supercharged -£10,000-£14,000

245-1987-Jaguar Sovereign-No reserve

246-2001-Alfa Romeo 166 Saloon-No reserve

247-1984-Mercedes-Benz 230E 123 Series -£7,000-£10,000

248-1963-Triumph TR4-£16,000-£20,000

249-1985-Audi Quattro-£19,000-£23,000

250-1977-MGB GT-£20,000-£25,000

251-2014-Land Rover Defender 90 Hardtop-£33,000-£38,000

252-1973-Jaguar E-Type Series III-£65,000-£75,000

253-1966-Alfa Romeo Sprint GH Veloce -£61,000-£66,000

254-1970-Ford Mustang Mach I -£40,000-£45,000

255-1967-MG B Roadster-£13,000-£15,000

256-1972-Fiat 500F-£8,000-£11,000

257-1991-Renault Alpine GTA V6 Le Mans-£20,000-£25,000

258-1989-Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster -£20,000-£25,000

259-1999-Porsche 911/996 C2-£14,000 - £17,000

Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 1999 Historics the

260-1999-Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Twin Spark-No reserve

A budding classic with good looks and the all-important electric top. These were never very quick, sank back to around £2,000 but are now picking up as buyers seize the potential for fun in the sun.

261-1997-BMW Z3-No reserve

262-1972-Ford Cobra replica -£11,000-£16,000

263-1964-Triumph TR4 Roadster -£18,000-£22,000

264-1980-Mercedes-Benz 450 SL Roadster-£14,000-£18,000

265-1979-Austin Mini Clubman -£7,000-£10,000

266-2001-Rover Mini Cooper -£8,000-£11,000

Toyota FJ45 Pick -up 1984 Historics

267-1983-Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 -£14,000-£18,000

I think we’ve seen this before. I tried to get Toyota interested for the heritage fleet. Very big in the USA, everlasting 6-cylinder petrol engine and the FJ45 pick-up makes a better surfer’s truck than the standard FJ40

268-1982-Land Rover Series III-£7,000-£12,000

269-1989-Jaguar XJS Convertible -£12,000-£18,000

270-1963-Lancia Flavia Berlina -£10,000-£14,000

271-1998-Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000-No reserve

272-1996-Jaguar XJS Coupé 6 litre-£19,000-£23,000

273-1976-Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow-£7,000-£11,000

274-1999-BMW Z3 M Coupé-£16,000-£22,000

Ford Thunderbird 2002 F34 Historics

275-2002-Ford Thunderbird-£11,000-£15,000

Same underneath as the Jaguar S-Type V8 and contemporary Lincoln, this was a nice recreation of the original 1955-1957 T-Bird, currently more reliable and a lot less money. A ’57 is in the Historics sale for comparison.

276-1973-Triumph Stag-£10,000-£15,000

277-1998-Mercedes-Benz SL 320-No reserve

278-1989-Lotus Esprit Turbo -£18,000-£22,000

279-1958-Mercedes-Benz 190D Ponton-£9,000-£12,000

280-2007-Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG-£10,000-£15,000

281-1973-Opel Manta 1.6 GT-No reserve

282-1993-Mercedes-Benz 600 SEC-No reserve

283-2002-Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado-£9,000-£12,000

284-2007-Smart Brabus Edition Red-No reserve

285-1989-Panther Kallista-£7,000-£12,000

286-1991-Bentley Turbo R-£10,000-£14,000

287-1971-Reliant Scimitar-No reserve

288-1976-Lancia Fulvia -£9,000-£11,000

Sale at Brooklands Museum, Saturday 7th July starting 10am on the dot. Parking on Saturday in ‘The Heights’ (follow the signs).

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