Lot 277 - 1954 Bentley R Continental, Est. £95,000-120,000 Sold £100,000
Sun-kissed orange 1971 911S sold for £53,000
Amidst some speculative recent market results, the heat was on Historics, but with Brooklands bathed in sunshine, the classic and sports car auctioneer again delivered another strong sale. In total 60 of 103 vehicles were seen away for a sale ratio of 58% and a final sale figure of £1,159,070.
... gallery >>>
As pre-sale publicity predicted, Bentley’s blazed a trail, with the star of the show an R-Type Coupé by Abbott of Farnham, which sold for £100,000. A 1937 4¼ litre Sports Special sold for £47,500, while a more modern 1992 Bentley Continental Convertible went for over its pre-sale estimate at £49,000. Including the much talked-about Woolf Barnato 3½ litre Derby Bentley restoration project, which sold for £9,750, all 12 Bentley Lots found new homes.
Porsche also proved a popular marque as a sun-kissed orange 1971 911S sold for £53,000, a 1964 356SC for £34,000 and an eminently driveable 1984 911 3.2 Carrera Sport went for £14,250.
Other notable sales included a sought-after Jaguar XK150S Roadster for £70,000 and a Series I 2+2 Coupe Jaguar E-type for £21,750, while the Sunbeam Tiger continues to prove a popular pick amongst competition enthusiasts, as £34,000 was sufficient for an online bidder to buy a 1965 FIA Appendix K Rally car.
Meanwhile, Historics’ regular Helen Chamberlain – renowned Sky Television presenter and poker player extraordinaire* – added to the 1949 26-seater Albion Victor bus purchased at Historics’ October sale, by driving away with a 1985 Audi Quattro and 1956 Chevrolet Two-Ten Sedan.
Commenting on Historics’ ninth sale to date, Auction Director Edward Bridger-Stille, remarked; “this was our third successive £1million plus sale, and shows that our all-inclusive set-up is the correct approach to a competitive market.
“In what is in increasingly crowded auction calendar, it’s encouraging to see so many people continuing to turn to Historics to satisfy their classic car curiosity, and we’re already looking forward to another balmy day at Brooklands for our next sale on September 1st”, he concluded.
For more information on Historics at Brooklands next auction on the afternoon of Saturday September 1st, see the website www.historics.co.uk .