Donington Invites Consignments for Online "Historic Racing Car & Motorcycle" Auction


Victoria, Australia – Donington Auctions invites consignments for The Historic Racing Car & Motorcycle Auction. The auction, which features among its highlights iconic Brabham, Honda, Jaguar, Lotus, Kawasaki and Chevrolet racing cars and motorcycles, will take place online 21-28 July. It follows the successful auction of 100 Classic & Vintage Tractors in April which realised over $1 million and was 100% sold by Lot.

Leading The Historic Racing Car & Motorcycle Auction is a Brabham BT16 Climax (estimate: $280,000-320,000) which was originally sold to John Coombes Racing and raced in Formula Two by Graham Hill on his quest to became Formula One World Champion. The car was also campaigned by Frank Gardiner in the Tasman Series where he finished equal second in the 1967 championship with Jack Brabham and Jackie Stewart, as well as coming home in third place at the 1967 Australian Grand Prix.

The auction also features a 1964 Jaguar 3.8 MKII Group N Historic Touring Car, meticulously built by Graeme Lord in 2003 and in continual development ever since. Winner of the 2010 Ian ‘Pete’ Geoghegan trophy for Nb Touring Cars, this car will be offered at auction with a CAMS Historic Group Nb Logbook.

For those who prefer historic production sports cars, there is a genuine 7 Litre 427 cubic inch 1969 Chevrolet Corvette roadster. This competitive Group Sb car is offered with a CAMS Historic Logbook.

Another highlight is the wonderfully Australian ‘BWA Special’. It has been commonly imagined that the BWA stood for ‘B....y work of art’, however this is not so. It is an acronym from the 3 friends who constructed it in 1938 being Gib Barrett, John White and Alan Ashton.  With Gib Barrett at the wheel at Bathurst in 1946 it recorded fastest race time while later at the historic Rob Roy hillclimb it took the class record. It also raced at the 1953 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. Fitted with a 1.5 litre Lea Francis engine with General Motors supercharger.

On the two-wheel front, the racing theme continues with two striking racing motorcycles including a 1962 Honda CB72 350cc and a 1972 Kawasaki S2 350cc.

The auction also includes of a collection of racing memorabilia with books, programmes and original racing posters from the 1960s and ‘70s alongside a rare Harley-Davidson trophy race cup from 1927.