Historics’ summer auction at Windsorview Lakes on July 22 will mark the firm’s 60th sale since first opening its doors in June 2010
Words: Jeff Ruggles
The consignments already point to Historics’ next auction being an eclectic sale, with everything from a 1906 Wolseley Siddeley to a 6500-mile 2005 Ford GT that could sell for as much as £280,000.
The GT is part of a large contingent of Blue Ovals that also included a rally-prepared Ford Anglia 105E with competition papers, a 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina with period competition history and a Mk2 Ford Escort Mk2 that’s prepared to Group 4 rally regulations and fully road-registered. You’ll also find a Mk2 Cortina Crayford convertible, plus an early Capri 2.8 Injection, a Series 1 Escort RS Turbo and a Mk6 Escort RS2000.
Staying with the sporting heroes theme, a host of no reserve entries include a Daimler SP250 ‘Dart’ and a 1994 Jaguar X300 XJR, while another 1990s legend in the shape of a Renault Clio Williams 2 carries an appealing £14,000-£17,000 estimate. A fee of £14,000-£18,000, meanwhile, is expected to be enough for a 1984 Mk1 MG Metro Turbo showing just 7376 miles, while a fellow octagon – this time an X-Power SV model from 2004 – is guided at £34,000-£38,000.
There’s also a collection of pint-sized Italian classics. A 1953 Fiat Topolino heads the offering together with a prized example of the ubiquitous ‘noddy’ car, a 1968 Fiat Gamine by Italian design house Vignale. There’s also a very smart evocation of a 1969 Fiat Abarth 595, offered without reserve.
The car with the most provenance, however, has to be the 2009 Jaguar X-Type Estate that was the personal transport of Her Majesty the Queen. Originally auctioned last November, it was generously donated by the buyer to Comic Relief by the buyer and raised some £300,000. Now the car’s winner – whose £20 draw ticket was victorious – has consigned it to the Windsorview sale with no reserve. It’s joined by a 2004 Range Rover that is also believed to have been owned and used by HM Queen Elizabeth II, and is again offered without reserve.
Further lots to catch our eye include a 1982 Lancia Montecarlo estimated at £14,000-£18,000, a Mk1 Mini Cooper that was customised in period, a beautiful 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1 and a stunning 1973 Citroën SM guided at £38,000-£48,000. For the full catalogue, visit historics.co.uk