Historics enjoyed yet another successful sale at the Brooklands Motor Museum this July 13 as the majority of its lots found new homes.
As always, the rare and intriguing models found their way into the sale including a 1971 Ford Escort Mk1 Twin Cam pictured below. Having spent most of its life in Australia and New Zealand, the 5000-miler example was finished in rare Copper Red, helping it to climb to a hefty £34,720 sale price.
Other notable sales included a 1996 Subaru Impreza Series McRae, which found its way into Impreza P1 money at £17,640, despite being auctioned with no reserve. Built by Prodrive in the UK to celebrate Colin and Subaru’s first WRC win, changes included open-headrest Recaros and a number of badges dotted about to signify the special edition model.
It’s no secret that Mercedes SL prices are on the climb, no matter which generation you look at. A 1986 R107 300SL continued the trend of successful SLs at auction by climbing above its upper estimate of £15,000 and selling for £25,760.
We’ve selected some of our highlights below, but as always, for a full breakdown of results, visit www.historics.co.uk or call 01753 639170.
When was the last time you saw a Renault Avantime? The quirky design left a sort of love it or hate it vibe amongst the motoring world. We like it, and seemingly so did the person who bought this 28,500 mile, ‘Exception Pack 2’ example, selling for £11,760.
This ‘rolling restoration’ Aston Martin V8 Series III attracted a number of potential buyers at the sale, with the eventual sale totting up to some £6000 above its upper estimate at £40,320.
Another classic Ford that’s sold well at auction; we’re almost getting tired of saying that! This Mk1 Escort Twin Cam surprised a few by climbing above its upper estimate and selling for £34,720.
Often hiding in the shadows of its younger brother, this Jaguar Mk1 flexed its muscles to show that it too could sell for strong money. OK, this example has had extensive modifications throughout to justify its hefty price tag, which tallied up to £38,360.
It’s not often that recreation models garner the same respect from others that the owner/creator had for it. That being said, this ‘RS Recreation’ from a 1972 911T climbed above upper estimate selling for £56,560.
Older Mercedes Carbiolets have become hot property lately, with a number of SLs jumping up the price scale. This 1957 220S Cabriolet hasn’t been left behind either, selling for a whopping £73,580 thanks to it being a genuine RHD example.
The AC Cobra is a car that epitomises cool. Despite this being a later Dax creation didn’t stop the new owner from committing to £44,800 to be the new owner.