Historics’ latest sale proved to be one of the main attractions as the London Classic Show returned to the famous Olympia venue for the first time since 2020
A brace of glorious 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTs flanking the rostrum contrasted with a pristine 1965 Morris 1100 that had covered just 12,700 miles from new and a super rare 1965 Amphicar 700. However, the headliner was a matching-numbers 1964 Aston Martin DB5 in ubiquitous Silver Birch, which sold for a mammoth £611,280.
Classic Porsches proved to be resilient too, with 80 per cent of the examples entered finding new owners. These included a rare 1969 2.0-litre 911S that settled for a shade under £100,000 and a 1970 911E to lightweight ‘S’ spec with racing history that finished on £61,600 – well north of its pre-auction estimate. Continuing the Stuttgart theme, meanwhile, was a well-restored 1962 Mercedes-Benz ‘W111’ 220SE two-door coupe, which hit the spot amongst bidders to sell for £44,800. A 1981 ‘W123‘ 250TE was another to impress, selling for £15,680.
American classics also performed well, with an outstanding 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS achieving an impressive £43,000 and all four Ford Mustangs entered finding new owners. As for British Fords, a rare 1953 Consul Mk1 Estate by Abbot of Farnham changed hands for a figure just shy of £14,000.
Sporty Brits enjoyed a good day too, especially a 1968 Triumph TR5 that had been subject to a 16-month nut-and-bolt restoration, which sold for £56,000. In addition, a 1964 Mini Cooper made £30,800 and a one-off 1953 Jowett Jupiter ‘Mk2’ with a truly fascinating history sold for £22,640.
With modern classics such a Subaru Impreza Type RA and a rare Alpina B12 also finding new homes, the sale grossed an impressive total of £2.565 million. For the full list of results, see historics.co.uk.