Historics is poised to begin the summer in fine style at Windsorview Lakes, with over 180 varied classics set to be offered 

Historics will make a return to Windsorview Lakes for its summer sale on July 16, with a great mix of classics set to go under the hammer at the picturesque Berkshire venue. The auction will feature around 180 consignments including everything from a humble no-reserve Trabant through to six-figure prestige.

Arguably the stand-out entry is a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet that could sell for as much as £200,000, with a stunning 1969 600 Pullman Limousine set to be close behind at £130,000-£150,000 and a 1970 example of the desirable 280SL ‘Pagoda’ in right-hand drive also set to impress at an estimated £85,000-£120,000. These are just two of a whopping 28 Mercedes offered, but if you’re looking for something rather more left-field, how about a Jaguar XJ-S HE-based Lynx Eventer? The rare sporting estate is number 40 of just 67 examples ever produced and carries a guide price of £70,000-£90,000.

Staying in deeper-pocket territory, a 1974 Lamborghini Espada Series 3 estimated at £75,000-£85,000 is joined by a 1969 Alpine A110 guided at £105,000-£115,000, with a 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow MPW Drophead Coupe expected to command £70,000-£80,000 and a Alfa Romeo Montreal estimated at £60,000-£75,000. Meanwhile, at least 14 Porsches are headlined by a 1991 US-import 964 Turbo that could sell for as much as £140,000.

It’s not all about big-budget buys, though. The list of no-reserve entries is comprehensive, featuring the aforementioned Trabant, a 1990 Alpine GTA V6 Turbo Le Mans, a BMW 2002 Baur Convertible, a 1992 Alfa Romeo Spider S4, a Ford Model T fire truck, a 15,000-mile Fiat 126 Bis and even an electric Hummer from 2011. In true ‘when did you last see one?’ fashion, there’s also a rare Mk2 Volkswagen Golf van.

Traditional British classics abound too. In addition to a pair of no-reserve Rover Mini Coopers and a Rolls-Royce Corniche, you’ll find a couple of Austin-Healey 3000s joined by an ex-police Riley RMB from 1948, at least six Land Rovers and five Aston Martins comprising two DB9s, a Vanquish, a V8 from 1978 and a 1972 Vanquish. Further entries include a whole host of Jaguars (including six E-Types), several Bentleys, a couple of TVRs and a wide range of Triumphs, including a genuine right-hand drive TR8. Several hot Blue Ovals features too, with a Mk1 Lotus Cortina joined by a Mk1 Escort Twin Cam, a Mk2 Escort RS2000 and an early Mk3 XR3. Our personal stand-out is a time-warp Mk2 Capri 3.0 Ghia, which shows just 17,980 miles.

With other entries including a very tidy Datsun 280Z, a stunning Meyers Manx beach buggy and a 5.0-litre Jeep CJ7, this sale looks set to be a summer spectacular. Check out the full catalogue at www.historics.co.uk.