`Historics’ third auction of the year will take place at Ascot Racecourse on May 27, with over 100 cars already consigned at the time of writing.
These range from a wide variety of no-reserve entries right though to high-end exotics with six-figure potential. Interestingly, many of the no-reserve entries staddle the divide somewhat, with several prestige models amongst them. You’ll find no fewer than three examples of the Bentley Arnage, plus a 1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, a supercharged L322-generation Range Rover and a 2000 Mercedes-Benz 500SL. These are joined by a rare Daimler Six Century and a trio of supercharged Jaguars made up of two X100-generation XKR Convertibles and a 2005 Jaguar XJR that was originally supplied to Japan. Humbler models, meanwhile, include a 1973 MGB GT, two later Rover Minis, a pair of Mk1 VW Golf Clipper Cabriolets, a Mk1 Golf GTI in desirable Lhasa Green and even a J40 pedal car.
The sale’s headliners are likely to include a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT estimated at £190,000-£215,000 , a 1972 De Tomaso Pantera that could top £150,000 and a 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk2 that could make as much as £160,000. The latter is joined by several other Astons including a distinctive William Towns-styled Lagonda from 1988, which is estimated at £70,000-£85,000. Mercedes is also exceptionally well represented, with at least four coupes ranging from a 1966 W113 to a 1992 500SEC, a trio of G-Wagens and a 1961 190SL that could sell for £120,000 or more. Elsewhere, a 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II showing just 5613 miles is estimated at £35,000-£45,000, while a 1974 Corniche could be a little cheaper at a predicted £34,000-£40,000.
Traditional British roadsters feature heavily too. A 1955 Morgan Plus 4 is joined by a 1977 Plus 8, while others include a 1960 Triumph TR3A, a couple of TR6s, a 1961 Daimler SP250 ‘Dart’ and a 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 that’s been fully restored. More unusual is a Jensey-Healey GT, the shooting brake version of its roadster stablemate, which is expected to sell for £17,000-£25,000.
With other lots including a beautiful 1979 Citroën CX 2400 GTi, a rare Innocenti 990 SE and a host of 1950s and ’60s commercials, this is set to be a sale of contrasts. Head to Historics’ website at historics.co.uk for the full catalogue.