From left: the 1934 Invicta 4½-Litre ‘S’ Type Low Chassis Tourer; the 1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster; the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon; the 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe, and the 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer
Of the collection, five will be sold at Bonhams annual Bond Street Sale, taking place at Bonhams global headquarters at 101 New Bond Street on 6 December. The remaining seven motor cars will be offered at Bonhams’ December Sale, taking place at the Hendon RAF Museum on 10 December.
The multi-million-pound collection includes an astonishing seven Bentleys, plus several rare, pre-war motor cars, such as the ex-Billy Cotton 1938 Frazer-Nash BMW 328 Roadster, estimated at £550,000-650,000, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon, estimate £400,000-500,000, and delivered new to the Nizam of Nabunda, the ex-Nigel Dawes 1934 Invicta 4½-Litre ‘S’ Type Low Chassis Tourer, featuring coachwork by Carbodies, at an estimate of £500,000-600,000.
Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman, said: “This incredible collection is offered by retired businessman, Mr. Gordon Willey. An avid enthusiast with a penchant for pre-war classics, the collection features a variety of motor cars from great British marques, Bentley, Aston Martin, Frazer Nash and Invicta.”
Motor cars offered at the Bond Street Sale:
The ex-Billy Cotton 1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster – estimate £550,000-650,000
The ex-Nigel Dawes 1934 Invicta 4½-Litre ‘S’ Type Low Chassis Tourer, coachwork by Carbodies – estimate £500,000-600,000
Formerly part of the Schlumpf Museum Collection 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer, Coachwork by Vanden Plas – estimate £400,000-500,000
1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon – estimate £400,000-500,000
The ex-Nigel Dawes 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupé – estimate £380,000-420,000
For further information see Bonhams