Historics will head to the Bicester Heritage for the first time on September 24, with almost 160 varied classics set to be auctioned.
The fast-developing mecca of all things classic that is Bicester Heritage will host Historics’ next auction on September 24, with the company’s autumn sale marking its first visit to the bustling Oxfordshire venue. Fittingly, it’s put together a brilliantly eclectic catalogue too, with almost 160 cars consigned.
As you would expect of Historics, there are several headliners expected to sell in six-figure territory. A 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series 2 carries an estimate of £280,000-£310,000, while a beautiful 1970 Citroën DS21 EFI Decapotable by Chapron is guided at £145,000-£160,000. Adding an Italian flavour is a 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce that could sell for as much as £140,000, with a 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS expected to command £110,000-£150,000. There are also several Mercedes-Benz models in similar territory, with a 1955 190 SL Roadster estimated at £135,000-£150,000 and a 1969 280 SL ‘Pagoda’ guided at £105,000-£125,000. These are joined by an altogether more modern Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Coupe from 2005, which could hit a sale price of £275,000.
If your pockets aren’t that deep, there’s a pleasingly diverse selection of no-reserve entries. These include more exotica, such as a 1966 Mercedes 230 SL Pagoda and a couple of Bentley Turbo Rs, with sportier entries such as a 2005 Alfa Romeo 147 GTA and a 1992 Mazda RX-7 Turbo Convertible also consigned. Everyman classics are well covered too, with a 1970 Morris 1100 joining a couple of classic Minis, a 1983 Opel Manta and a 1986 BMW 320i. A 1998 MGF and a pair of MGBs from 1964 and ’65 are all offered without reserve too, while more unusual entries are a 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege and even a Hummer H3 golf cart!
Another classic offered with no reserve is a 1984 Renault 5 – one of the last first-generation cars. It’s joined by a stunning UK-supplied R5 Gordini from 1979, which is estimated at £15,000-£17,000 and is one of several hotted-up hatches. You’ll also find a pair of immaculate Mk2 Fiesta XR2s, one of which could sell for as much £23,000, plus an immaculate 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8-valve that carries the same upper estimate.
With other entries such as a rare Triumph TR8, a Mercedes G-Wagen once owned by Eric Clapton and a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 pace car replica, Historics looks set to enjoy a strong Bicester Heritage debut. For the full catalogue, head to historics.co.uk.