PREVIEW: HISTORICS, WEYBRIDGE, SEPTEMBER 22
The latest Historics at Brooklands sale takes place at the Brooklands Motor Museum on September 22, with the kind of catalogue that would see most dream garages filled with ease.
At the time of writing, 163 lots were due to go under the hammer. Headlining is a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 estimated at a whopping £550,000-£600,000, with a 1958 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Coupé Series I not far behind at £420,000-£460,000.
Italian classics are particularly well represented, with a host of top-level Ferraris, Lancias and Alfa Romeos joined by stunning examples of vehicles for those with slightly shallower pockets. These include an absolutely stunning low-mileage Fiat X1/9 estimated at £14,000-£19,000 and a real curiosity in the shape of a Fiat 500 Jolly beach car.
Prestige brands such as Mercedes and BMW are joined by a host of British sports cars, including a trio of MGAs, an XK150, five E-Types and five Austin-Healeys. You’ll also find a good selection of popular everyman classics, such as an ADO16 MG 1300 and a smart Ford Popular 100E, as well as a healthy number of entries without a reserve.
We’ve selected some of our highlights below, but for a full catalogue of entries, visit Historics or call 01753 639170.
One of two very tidy Mk3 Ford Capris to go under the hammer, this 1986 Ford Capri 2.8i Special is only being sold due to a lack of space. The bodywork and interior are both very good, and though the mileage of 48,495 cannot be warranted, it would appear to be correct. It’s estimated to reach £17,000 – £22,000.
This 1990 left-hand-drive Mini Moke is one of the final Portuguese-built examples, and was UK-registered in 2015. It’s in excellent order throughout, has recently been serviced and will arrive with a fresh MoT test certificate. The beach awaits for an estimated selling price of £10,000-£12,000.
The Peugeot 504 celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and this very rare 1983 Monte Carlo Cabriolet is one of the very last built. It was first registered in Germany and was restored there in 2005, before being purchased by an Irishman in 2008 and heading to the UK in 2012. A concours winner in 2016, it’s estimated at £22,000-£28,000.
This beautiful left-hand-drive 1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina has covered a total of 35,000 miles and was originally sold in Italy. Repainted in its original Grigio metallic with a contrasting tan interior, the underside is said to be exceptional with factory sealant still present and no untidy welded areas. It carries a £10,000-£15,000 estimate.
An iconic homologation special, this 1982 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus is said to present very well and comes with a comprehensive history file. The interior trim is a little tired, but the vendor has located a roll of the original Piccadilly trim that will be supplied with the car. It’s predicted to reach £18,000 – £23,000.
The auction headline lot has to be this 1964 Aston Martin DB5, with an estimate of £550,000-£600,000. A matching numbers example, it’s finished in the iconic Silver Birch made famous by James Bond’s DB5 and has had just three former keepers. Its’s also been by the Aston Martin Workshop in Newport Pagnell, and has been treated to few upgrades such as power steering and sat-nav.
This rare Italian is a 1938 Lancia Aprilia Lusso, which was the final car developed by Vincenzo Lancia and entered production on the month of his death. This example has had seven former keepers in its long history and was used as daily transport for a retired nurse in Edinburgh through the ’80s. It’s since been fully restored and is expected to sell for £13,000-£16,000. With prices of its Aurelia big brother now into six figures, that represents remarkable value.
An estimate of £14,000-£18,000 may seem high for a 1984 Fiat X1/9, but this is surely one of the best remaining. Finished in the original colour combination of red and black with black interior, it has a full history folder confirming a low mileage of 19,504 and has been kept in a heated garage.
This 1958 Fiat 500 ‘Jolly’ may be a recreation, but not as we know it. The car has been fully restored to complete Jolly specification by prolific custom car builder Andy Saunders using parts salvaged from the original 1958 vehicle. In addition, the wicker seats were woven by a UK specialist, while the aluminium wheel trims and wicker steering were handmade to match period originals. Said to be as good as it gets, it’s estimated at £26,000-£32,000.
This beautifully-presented 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster is believed to have been in the care of one Californian family until 2009, before the previous owner took it to Italy for a full mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment. In 2010 he obtained the desirable FIVA card, a passport allowing the car to be entered in many exclusive international events. Finished in silver with red leather, it’s estimated at £82,000-£90,000.
Looking stunning in black, this 1993 Porsche 964 RS America is the 17th of just 701 examples built between 1992 and 1994. Supplied with air conditioning, a stereo and no sunroof, it was exported to Germany in 2009 to be rebuilt by renowned Porsche specialists Rinaldi Racing. It was also remapped and supercharged, giving a claimed 360bhp. It could be yours for an estimated £72,000-£86,000.
One of just 58 right-hand-drive examples made, this 1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB is an original UK car. Destined for Singapore after its arrival in the UK, the car returned to these shores in the mid-’80s. Laid up for a number of years, it has subsequently undergone a full respray in its original colour scheme of Azzuro blue and shows just 4092 miles. It’s estimated at £240,000-£280,000.
This 1960 Ford Anglia has been restored and built as a replica of the 1963 Monte Carlo Rally ‘Allardette’ 105E Anglia, driven by Sydney Allard and his son Alan. Built up from the original drawings, it has a 997cc engine with a Shorrock C75B supercharger and has been distinctively painted in the correct blue and white livery. It’s predicted to reach £18,000-£23,000.
Another rare right-hand-drive example of an Italian icon, this 1977 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Spider Series I is finished in red with grey cloth interior. In tidy condition, it was recently treated to some recommissioning work, when it was upgraded with some engine tweaks. It’s expected to sell for £12,000-£15,000.