Historics’ second classic car auction of 2024 sees a first trip to a new venue – Farnborough International Exhibition Centre in Hampshire

Over 100 cars were consigned to Historics’ next sale at the time of writing, with the usual mix of exotica, prestige brands, traditional classics and no-reserve potential bargains.

One of the headliners could well be a 1993 Ferrari Testarossa in rare right-hand drive guise, which shows only 14,780 miles from new and carries an estimate of £125,000–145,000. It’s one of five Ferrari’s consigned so far, which also includes a 2000 550 Maranello that’s one of just 33 built to the same specifications as the car that set three world records in Columbus, Ohio. It could go for £150,000, but if your budget won’t stretch that far, a 1981 400i also boasts V12 power and is offered without reserve.

For those preferring their sports cars from an earlier era, there are no fewer than three Jaguar XK120s comprising two Roadsters and a Drophead Coupe, plus a 1960 XK150 Coupe, a 1969 E-Type Series 2 in 2+2 form and several XJSs. Not to be outdone, a wide selection of Mercedes-Benz entrants features a couple of 190SLs, with a 1962 example expected to command £58,000–65,000. That’s pocket money compared to a 2014 SLS Final Edition though, which is a bit new for our purposes but should raise eyebrows if the estimated £330,000–360,000 guide is realised.

Continuing the premium vibe is a large choice of Rolls-Royce and Bentely Convertibles.  A 1991 Bentley Continental Convertible is joined by an Azure from 2001, but the highest guide price is allocated to another Azure from 1998, the Widebody Symbolic Edition having been estimated at £58,000–70,000. Meanwhile, the Rolls contingent includes a couple of Corniches – one from 1973 that could go for as much as £82,000, and a later car from 1987.

There are humbler entries too. A 1986 Austin Rover Maestro camper is just one example and is offered with no reserve, as are a 1983 Citroën 2CV6 Charleston and a 1987 2CV Special .  Several Triumphs are included too, as are a couple of halo saloons – a 1981 BMW M535i in earlier E12 form looks attractive at an estimated £15,000–20,000, while a 1991 Lotus Carlton could net its vendor as much as £70,000. For the full catalogue of entries, head to historics.co.uk