Historics gets its 2022 classic car auction programme under way at Ascot Racecourse on March 12, complete with some impressive six-figure headliners
As ever, it will be a public-facing sale, with viewing days available beforehand and bidding possible in hall, via the telephone, by commission or online.
As we’ve come to expect at Historics, there’s a wide selection of prestige classics. A 1972 Aston Martin DBS V8 could make as much as £135,000, while a later Virage-shaped V8 Coupe from 1998 carries a £80,000-£110,000 estimate.
You’ll also find several Bentleys, headlined by a 1995 Continental R, as well as a selection of Rolls-Royces including a 1952 Silver Wraith and a rare Silver Dawn. The Jaguar contingent, meanwhile, features no fewer than six E-Types at the time of writing, as well as a 1947 MkIV and three Mk2s that are all expected to be available for under £25,000.
Overseas prestige is also well represented, especially when it comes to strong Mercedes-Benz quota. Entries range from more recent models, such as a pair of CL55 AMGs and a trio of R129s, right back to a 1967 W112 300 SE Cabriolet that’s estimated at £120,000-£140,000. Fellow Stuttgart brand Porsche also features prominently, with a 1994 Porsche 928 GTS that’s covered just 8200 miles surely the highlight at an estimated £46,000-£54,000.
Traditional British sports cars include a 1956 Austin Healey 100/4 BN2 in green over white, which is complemented by a 1964 3000 model in the same colour scheme. In addition, you’ll find a couple of Triumphs Stags and a wide range of TR models including a TR3, a TR4, a couple of TR5s and a TR6.
A solitary MGB is joined by a 1966 Morgan 4/4, while those preferring a tin-top might like a 1970 Jensen Interceptor Mk2 offered with no reserve.
The Jensen is far from the only no-reserve entry, however. A 1974 Lotus Elite gifted to then Formula 1 driver Ronnie Peterson by Colin Chapman is one of the most remarkable, but you’ll also find a smart 1970 Fiat 500, several of the Mercedes entries, a Rover Mini Paul Smith LE, a couple of Mk5 Volkswagen Golf GTIs, a Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet, a 2003 Jaguar XJ8 Sport, a BMW 750i and a beautiful 1964 Ford Zodiac.
With other intriguing lots including a 1972 Brabham BT38 Formula 2 car, a pre-war Railton Tourer and an AC Aceca with Cobra underpinnings that could crack over £200,000, there’s something for all pockets and tastes. For the full catalogue, visit the Historics website here.