Historics will bring a star-studded line-up of auction vehicles to the forthcoming London Classic Car Show, which returns to the famous Olympia venue next weekend (February 24-26)

Historics will off its 2023 calendar off in fine style by bringing 100 enormously varied vehicles to next weekend’s London Classic Car Show, with the sale beginning at noon on the Saturday (February 25). Viewing of all entries is free to show visitors on the Friday beforehand, plus after the sale and on the Sunday.

Porsches feature heavily, with what is believed to be the earliest right-hand drive production 356 a possible headliner at an estimated £340,000-£370,000. And with the show celebrating the 60th anniversary of when the 911 was first publicly shown, a fittingly wide selection is headed by a 1969 911S estimated at £100,000-£125,000. More modern variants, meanwhile, include a trio of ’80s examples, a 1990 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and a 1996 993 Carrera S – one of just 251 manual RHD cars built.

Italian classics are also set to star, with a trio of late ’50s and early ’60s Alfa Romeo Giuliettas joined by a brace of Ferrari 246 GT Dinos from 1971 and ’73, a 10,000-mile 1986 328 GTS and a 205mph 599 GTB Fiorano F1 from 2006. In addition, there’s a 1972 Maserati Ghibli that’s one of just 13 delivered to the UK.

As ever at a Historics sale, there’s a host of Mercedes-Benz models offered, with no fewer than six 1960s SL ‘Pagodas’ encompassing 190SL, 230SL and 280SL variants. And desirable Brits don’t miss out either: a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 could sell for as much as £590,000, with other Astons including a DB6, a 1978 V8 ‘Oscar India’ and a 2002 Vanquish 2+2 that’s covered just 10,000 miles.

Alongside, an example of the holy grail of Jaguar E-Types – a flat-floor 1961 Roadster – is estimated at £180,000-£210,000, and is joined by several more E-Types, a couple of open topped XJ-S variants, a 1953 XK120 and a C-Type evocation. There’s also a 1968 Triumph TR5 restored by marque gurus, TR Bitz, plus an MGC GT of the same vintage and an aluminium-panelled 1957 Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 that’s been uprated to ‘fast road’ specification.

It’s not all top-end sports cars, though. A 1953 Ford Consul Mk1 Estate by Abbot of Farnham is a real rarity, while the honour of the quirkiest entry most surely goes to an amphibious 1965 Amphicar 770. For the full catalogue, see historics.co.uk.