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1971 De Tomaso Pantera 'Pulsante' - The Hawaii 5-0 Car

Lot # 210 (Sale Order: 26 of 78)      

There can't be many Italian supercars that have been owned by two Police Officers in Hawaii, but this one certainly has. Originally purchased by Hawaiian policeman George Frain in 1971, he kept the car for thirty five years before selling it to his friend and fellow policeman, Dennis Yogi, in 2006. One of very few remaining "first execution" Panteras, known as "Pulsante" or push-button cars, in reference to the push button door handles carried over from the De Tomaso Mangusta, the embryo of the Pantera and a model that has been known to command prices in excess of £200,000. These early Panteras were the only fully hand-built examples, assembled by Vignale Carrozzeria in Modena, with 75 being delivered into the United States to "test the water", prior to being put into series production. Importantly, this car was one of the two Panteras used in one of the most watched television series in the World at the time 'Hawaii 5-0', where the car appeared in the episode - ‘Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain' (season 5, episode 2). The first car was yellow and is now in Sweden where it has been heavily modified, therefore this car, chassis number #1365, is the only Pantera from the series that retains its original configuration. In the episode, released in 1972, Ricardo Montalbano plays Alex Pareno, a wealthy auto-racing enthusiast whose mechanic is slain on the eve of Hawaii's most important road race. The TV production company needed a racecar in Hawaii and the first owner, George Frain, was happy to oblige. Mr Frain actually drove the car in the show as a stand-in for Ricardo Montalbano who had actually been injured prior to the shoot, so Mr Frain donned Ricardo's race suit and helmet, appearing in many of the still shots as well. A pure "first execution" of the Pantera model in unmolested and original configuration is now very rare in itself, but one with a starring TV role and two previous owners must be a unique opportunity. The car comes equipped with many rare features including single slot magnesium Campagnolo wheels with the De Tomaso "T" logo on each wheel nut, a flat rear engine cover (all the later cars incorporated a raised rib in the centre) and De Tomaso, not Ford emblems. There are also a number of small details and touches that make this car truly special such as the hand made bumpers with square ends, the relief pattern ashtray cover and one piece side window chrome (carried over from the Mangusta). With only two owners from new until 2014, this is an amazing example of a very rare, handbuilt, unmodified, ‘push button' Pantera in its original Tom Tjaarda design. This car is fully restored and ready to drive, but perhaps not on a dirt rally stage...

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1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante

Lot # 211 (Sale Order: 27 of 78)      

Considered by many to be the last 'real' Aston Martin, the DB6 was launched in 1965 and replaced the DB5. Although Royal patronage of the marque through Prince Charles undoubtedly helped DB6 sales, the car arrived at a difficult time for Aston Martin, with the home economy in a parlous state and the US market subject to ever more restrictive legislation. Although recognisably related to its Touring styled DB4 ancestor, the DB6 abandoned the Superleggera body structure of its predecessors in favour of a conventional steel fabrication. The wheelbase was now 4" (100mm) longer than before, resulting in an extensive restyle with a more raked windscreen, raised roofline and reshaped rear quarter windows. Opening front quarter lights made a reappearance, but the major change was at the rear where a Kamm tail with spoiler improved the aerodynamics, greatly enhancing stability at high speeds. "The tail lip halves the aerodynamic lift around maximum speed and brings in its train greater headroom and more luggage space", declared Motor magazine, concluding that the DB6 was one of the finest sports cars it had tested. Famed employee, Tadek Marek, designed the six cylinder engine, which had been enlarged to 3,995cc for the preceding DB5 and remained unchanged. Power output on triple SU carburettors was 282bhp, rising to 325bhp in Vantage specification. Premiered at the 1965 London Motor Show, the DB6 Volante marked the first occasion the evocative 'Volante' name had been applied to a soft-top Aston Martin. After 37 Volante convertibles had been completed on the DB5 short wheelbase chassis, the model adopted the longer DB6 chassis in October 1966. A mere 140 DB6 based Volantes were manufactured, and of these only 29 were specified with the more powerful Vantage engine. Presented here today is an original, UK-supplied DB6 Vantage Volante. Chassis number DBVC/3698/R was first delivered on 27th July 1968 to Sundridge Park Motors Ltd. in Bromley, and the original purchaser was a Mr G.L. Hicks of Mayfield, Sussex. According to a copy of the original build sheet, it left the factory as a Volante Convertible and featured a 5-speed manual ZF transmission, Vantage engine, power assisted steering, chrome road wheels, 3 ear knock-off wheel spinners, an electric aerial, two seat belts and 7 pints of antifreeze. It was issued with the registration number XHV118G and subsequently sold to its second owner, a Mr P. Bloomfield of Ealing, London in July 1969 who owned the car for a number of years until it was exported to Japan, where it resided in a large private collection. The car was then acquired by an American collector in 2011 and was repatriated by the current registered keeper in 2013, when it was reunited with its original registration number. Once back in the UK the car was taken to Aston Martin experts Goldsmith and Young Ltd, who carried out a major service. This included recommissioning the suspension and a large number of mechanical works, the cost of which totalled £4,650. Prior to the auction, this DB6 will be delivered to Heritage Aston Martin expert Desmond J Smail, who will conduct a complete inspection and carry out any remedial works as required. A full inspection report from Desmond Smail will be available to prospective purchasers. Finished today in California Sage Green with a natural tan hide interior, this delightful DB6 presents very well indeed. The bodywork is in very good order with consistently even panel gaps and doors that shut with a reassuring thud. The brightwork is all in superb condition and the paint retains an excellent shine. The interior is in very good order with no rips, tears or fading to the leather seats or bolsters. The engine bay presents beautifully and the original chassis plate is a joy to behold. The engine numbers stamped on the block read 400/3650/VC and are easily recognisable by the faded red paint that surrounds them. The chassis number is stamped on the front suspension trailing arm and is also clearly visible. Being 1 of only 29 examples ever made, this stunning Aston Martin would make an impressive addition to any international collection and would be welcome at the most prestigious classic car events around the world. Silverstone Auctions are honoured to be selling such an important piece of Aston Martin history - immortalised when Prince William drove his new Bride to their wedding reception in his father's example, which was his 21st birthday present from Her Majesty the Queen. It would be difficult not to feel like Royalty in this wonderful Aston.

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1979 Ferrari 308 GTB

Lot # 212 (Sale Order: 28 of 78)      

The 308 GTB was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 as a direct replacement for the Dino 246. Designed by Pininfarina with sweeping curves and aggressive lines, the 308 has gone on to become one of the most recognised Ferraris of all time. Fitted with a 2.9 litre DOHC V8 engine fed by four Webber 40DCNF Carburettors, the power output of 255bhp was sufficient to propel the 308 from 0 to 60mph in 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 159 mph. In 1980, the decision was taken to replace the carburettors with fuel injection, unfortunately reducing the engine output from 255 to 214 bhp, however two years later, an extra couple of valves per cylinder were added, giving "Quattrovalvole" models around 240bhp. The 308 was manufactured in both GTB and GTS (Spyder) forms from 1977 to 1985, before being replaced by the 328. In hindsight, amongst enthusiasts of the 308, the version to have is an early steel bodied car with a dry sump and carburettors, which is exactly what we have here. Manufactured in 1979, this original UK, right hand drive car has covered a genuine 28,870 miles. It was first registered to Cooper Car Sales Ltd in Leicester on the 5th.of April 1979, and has subsequently had five keepers, two of which were dealers. Sold to Mr George Knight on the 22nd April 1981, he went on to keep the car for 13 years until it was purchased by H J Marshall, a precision engineer from Manchester. Over the next 20 years, ‘HWW 54T' became a labour of love as a complete re-build was undertaken with the owner even building a new garage in which to carry out the work! In 2013 the love affair was over. The car at this stage was 95% complete including a new interior, bare metal respray, new suspension and brakes. The respected Ferrari specialists ‘QV London' were commissioned to complete the final stages in May 2014, including a 6000 mile service, the obligatory belts and tensioners, all fluids and a steering and suspension nut and bolt check. Supplied with a UK V5c, a fresh MoT, this fabulous dry sump, steel bodied, carburettor 308 GTB is ready to grace the roads again for the first time in 20 years.

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1964 Ferrari 330 GT Series I

Lot # 213 (Sale Order: 29 of 78)      

The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I made its debut at the Brussels Salon in January 1964, proceeding its earlier ‘250 2+2 GTE' and ‘330 America' cousins. The ‘Series I' was much more than a re-engined 250, it was a bolder, more distinctive incarnation in both looks and performance. Pininfarina was once again entrusted with the styling, their vision of Ferrari's evolution drew muse from the cars' predecessors, yet included some more daring design elements. A sharper nose and tail, a wide grille, and the espousal of a characteristic quad headlight arrangement, all of which reflected the tastes of Ferrari's most important export market, the USA. Although some criticised its styling, the 'Series I' four-headlight 330GT has become truly evocative of 1960's fashion, lauded both for its individuality and Pininfarina's purity of design. The fantastic Gioacchino Colombo designed high output V-12 engine was fitted to all 300GT series and produced an impressive 300bhp, adorned with triple Weber carburettors, this combination taking the vehicle from 0-100km in an astounding 6.3 seconds, making it the fastest road going Ferrari of the time. Ordered on the 9th of July 1964 through Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, the car offered here is one of only 49 right hand drive examples produced and was later delivered to its first owner on the 9th of September 1964, as depicted by the bill of sale and order form. The car appears to have been meticulously maintained from new, with service and invoice records present from 1965 and the early 1970s, showing extensive upkeep whilst also acquiring its distinctive registration '66 DDH'. Similarly well cared for in the 1980s, the history file shows the car received a costly engine overhaul in 1986 by Dino Services Ltd, including the fitting of a new clutch for good measure. As additional testament to the cars' history of painstaking upkeep, Dino Services Ltd went on to carry out further servicing and maintenance the following year, including a rebuild of the brake system. 66 DDH has enjoyed a varied and extensive history, and can even boast a brief weekend racing career, achieving a first in class and fourth overall at the Thruxton Bank Holiday Novice Championship on the 4th of May 1987, earning its salt as a truly nimble and great handling GT Ferrari. Purchased by Mohamed Al Fayed as part of the Modena Engineering collection when he bought the company in 1989, 66 DDH was subject to further extensive work between August 1989 and August 1991 with receipts showing expenditure in excess of £30,000. It was during this time that the car was repainted ‘Rosso' red by Al Fayed, as was the fashion in the early 1990s. Records show conscientious upkeep of the vehicle until its departure from the collection in 1996, followed by continuing, regular care, into the early 2000s. After being procured in 2004, the car began a sympathetic renovation by Hoyle & Fox and during subsequent years. 66 DDH was returned to its original factory interior and exterior colours of Grigio leather and Notte Bleu Metallizzato, underwent a gearbox overhaul in 2007, and a brake system rebuild in 2009. 66 DDH was purchased by the vendor in 2011 and shows a believed genuine, but unwarranted, mileage of just over 54,800. This coupled with a lifetime of diligent upkeep, means the car is presented in fine fettle and prior to the auction will be prepared and serviced by Terry Keys Ferrari Specialists. The vibrant metallic blue paintwork is in keeping with the cars' design, accentuating the iconic shape of the early cars and is complemented by the enduring appeal of the original Borrani wire wheels. Clearly one of the fastest cars of the early-to-mid sixties era, and with only 627 cars ever made, 49 of these in RHD, the 330GT had, without doubt, very few rivals. In all, presented here today is an excellent and honest example of the car that Enzo Ferrari himself once described as his favourite. This Ferrari 330 GT Series I is certainly worthy of serious consideration given its growing desirability in the collectors market and the sensible guide price, further exemplified by its impressive history file from new.

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1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series IV

Lot # 214 (Sale Order: 30 of 78)      

Designed in 1949 by Vittorio Jano, and unveiled in 1950 to a nation slowly recovering from a World War, the Lancia Aurelia was very simply, revolutionary. The car combined luxury, performance, looks and charisma, and offered a dream to a nation just finding their way. The Aurelia bristled with innovation - the first V6 production engine, transaxle, inboard rear brakes, monocoque construction and a very efficient slippery shape. In a country in love with motor sport it's no surprise that the Aurelia was immediately seized upon by wealthy Italian privateers, and achieved almost instant success in competition throughout Europe starting with a second place in the 1951 Mille Miglia in virtually standard form. The model went on to be developed over almost 8 years and six distinct Series and were bought by wealthy discreet Italians and those in the know throughout Europe. The 4th. Series differed from earlier cars mainly in the introduction of de Dion tube rear suspension, further improving an already great handling car and Series 4 cars were offered from 1954. Our little Lancia offered here, is indeed a right hand drive Series 4 GT250 B20 with the later suspension and a 2.5 ltr, V6 producing 118hp, and is one of 573 built during 1954. Its first registered owner was Douglas Abercrombie from Essex and he was followed by 3 more UK owners.The car may have been imported to Holland in 1996 but certainly the last registered owner is given as Netherlands Classic Park BV. It is difficult to look at this fabulous '54 Lancia without wanting to take it home. Carefully restored in the late 90s, every aspect of this vehicle still looks spot-on. Finished in Baby Blue (officially Azzuro Agnano-Celeste Aurelia) with white wheels and superb brightwork. The interior is painted, with the upholstery in Oatmeal piped with Tan. Immaculate Black rubber floormats complete the very 50's cabin. There are Dutch papers with the car. All in all. Wonderful.

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1995 AC Cobra MkIV

Lot # 215 (Sale Order: 31 of 78)      

Upon the mention of AC Cobra, only one man's name immediately springs to mind - Carroll Shelby. It was this Texan racer who saw a bright future in the plucky British built AC Ace and went on to install a small block Ford V8, and from this the legendary Cobra was born. During the 1970s, a service and parts business run by Brian Angliss began to build a strong reputation for maintaining AC's, and the closure of the AC factory in Thames Ditton created the opportunity for him to buy tooling, jigs, bucks and dozens of specialised parts enabling him to fabricate new aluminium Cobra bodies. In 1986, after prolonged negotiations he was allowed to purchase the rights to the AC name and in a joint venture with Ford, his company, Autokraft, began offering the, now legally titled, AC Cobra Mk. IV until production ceased in 1996 with approximately 480 cars having been assembled. Presented here is a 1995 AC Cobra Mk. IV built by AutoKraft with an aluminium body and featuring a 5.0 litre Ford V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. According to the 4th Edition, World Registry of Cobras & GT40s by Rick Kopec (2008), where this car is listed under chassis #AK1511, it is one of only 3 automatic cars ever made, and was believed to have been delivered new to the Royal Family of Brunei as a special order. The next owner of this very rare car, a Mr N. Green of Poole, proudly took possession of this Red Road Rocket in 1999 and from this time used the car infrequently over the next 14 years as the current odometer reading of around 3,300 miles lays testament. Finished in Rosso Corsa Red with a black leather interior, this fine example comes with all of its weather equipment in good order, all relevant instruction and service books, and will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT certificate, along with its UK V5c. This Mk.IV offers an amazing opportunity to own a piece of late Cobra history whilst combing a more modern driving experience with all the drama, style and grace of its predecessors.

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1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Touring

Lot # 216 (Sale Order: 32 of 78)      

With a desire to compete in Group 4 racing, Porsche unveiled the Carrera 2.7 RS (Rennsport) at the 1972 Paris Motor Show. Using the proven 2.4 litre 911S as the basis for the new car, they introduced a number of performance upgrades, enlarging the engine to 2.7 litres which now developed 210hp with Kugelfischer fuel injection, revised and stiffened suspension, flaring the wheel arches to accommodate larger Fuchs alloy wheels, bigger brakes and fitting the distinctive ‘ducktail' spoiler. Although the homologation regulations for Group 4 necessitated the building of a minimum of 500 cars, such was the demand for this exciting new car, the most powerful road-going Porsche ever produced at the time, that 1,590 examples were built and of that number, 200 were Lightweights, while 1,308 were road going Touring models. Over the last 40 years the Carrera RS has earned a reputation as the greatest dual purpose Porsche ever produced, and has become the very essence of balanced performance. Chassis 9113601175 was built to Touring specification (472), and according to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity was originally equipped with Sports Seats (409), headrests (258), 3-point safety belts (419), Electric Antenna (441) and Rear Impact Protection (569). The car was initially supplied by Glocker Sportwagen GmbH, Frankfurt, in May 1973 to Harald Palleck and remained with him until 1995 before being passed to its second owner, Sig. Vezzini, in Italy. During his ownership, a full and exacting restoration was undertaken between 1996 and 1999. The third owner, Nicola Sardi, purchased the car in 2008, keeping it just North of Genoa before selling it to the current owner who imported it into the UK. Finished in the original Porsche colour of Light Yellow, with black leatherette and corduroy interior, this 2.7 RS Touring retains its original engine and gearbox and presents beautifully. Mechanically, although no invoices are on file, it's believed that the engine and gearbox have been rebuilt as the car performs particularly well. Supplied with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, current MoT certificate, handbooks, photos of the restoration and sundry invoices, this gorgeous car can now be registered in the UK or exported worldwide.

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1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Lot # 217 (Sale Order: 33 of 78)      

Launched in Roadster form, at the 1948 London Motor Show as a test bed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine, the level of acclaim was such that Jaguar founder and design head, William Lyons, put the XK120 into production. The first roadsters, hand built with aluminium bodies on Ash frames mounted on modified Jaguar Mark V chassis, were constructed between late 1948 and early 1950. In order to meet the unexpected demand beginning with the late 1950's cars all bodyshells were pressed steel, although they retained aluminium doors, bonnet and boot lid. With an alloy cylinder head, hemi-spherical combustion chambers, inclined valves and twin SU carburetors, the dual overhead cam 3.4 ltr straight six engine was comparatively advanced for its time and developed 160bhp. Development of the model continued with the introduction of the Special Equipment, or SE, in 1951 which boasted an extra 20bhp, bringing it up to 180bhp, and the styling enjoyed a few subtle changes. The "120" in its name referred to its 120mph top speed which made the XK120 the world's fastest standard production car at the time of its introduction. Success in motor racing secured the cars future and an icon was born. Today, Jaguar XKs, and especially 120s, remain sought after with the Roadsters in particular carrying a premium over the Drophead and Fixed Head Coupés. This lovely XK120 OTS was built on July the 3rd, 1951 and shipped to Max Hoffman, the legendary New York importer and distributor on July 13th, 1951. At some point the car was shipped to Denmark where it is currently registered. This is an early part-aluminium, left hand drive car in gleaming white with a fabulous red interior, and is in beautiful condition following a six year restoration which was completed in 2004 and has obviously been lovingly maintained since. Amongst the paperwork with the car are a number of invoices, a letter indicating that the car had won a prize for the best XK 120 at a Jaguar show in Copenhagen and confirmation from Jaguar Cars Ltd. that this is a matching numbers vehicle. This early, split screen, open two seat, classic piece of Jaguar post war design personifies 50's elegance and would be welcome anywhere.

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2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4

Lot # 218 (Sale Order: 34 of 78)      

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 was launched in 2011, and was the final development of the track-inspired series of 997 GT3 RS models. Only 600 examples were made and it was the last hurrah for the motorsport-derived Mezger flat-six that was bored out from 3.8 to 4.0 Litres, the largest displacement 911 engine ever. The normally aspirated power plant was crucially mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and achieved 494bhp at 8,250rpm. The 4.0 RS is considered by many to be one of the greatest drivers’ cars of all time and according to EVO Magazine when the car was released: “It is the ultimate 911, and you could easily argue it’s all the car you’ll ever need. It will become an icon.” This very special, left-hand drive, 4.0 Litre GT3 RS was supplied by the Porsche Centre Syd in Sweden to C09 specification and is number 387 of 600 cars built. It has covered only 4,000 miles from new and has had only 1 owner. The ECU data from the car has been checked, verified and is exemplary. There are no signs of over revs in any of the ranges and the operating hours and distances also match perfectly. The car has never been used on the track and it is presented in superb condition throughout. Finished in Carrera White with grey decals and black leather/alcantara interior, this beautiful example was ordered with the following factory specification: half factory cage (painted white), five-point harnesses, Porsche CDR30 Radio, one-piece carbon Carrera GT bucket seats, dynamic engine mounts, Sports Chrono package, 19” Centre locking wheels, cruise control, air conditioning, tyre pressure monitoring, Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Stability Management, Alcantara roof lining, carbon dash trim, door entry guards in Carbon, Guards Red seatbelts, on-board computer, Electric and heated door mirrors, Xenon lighting system, CD compartment and a 90 litre fuel tank. A full service history is present from the supplying dealer in Sweden and the car has been correctly stored in a temperature controlled environment. The interior smells like a new car and other than the smallest of stone chips, the exterior bodywork is in stunning order. Supplied with the very appropriate UK registration plate of: X40 LTR, this car represents superb value considering the rarity, collectability and the fact that right-hand drive examples are changing hands for well over £400,000. When new, only owners of at least 3 previous GT3 models were invited to buy a 4.0 Litre, making it one of the most desirable 911s ever made. Silverstone Auctions are immensely proud to offer a car that is sure to bring many miles of sheer joy to its new owner. Pre-sale inspections are welcome, and we urge potential purchasers to come and view this car in the flesh. It is simply a joy to behold.

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1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual

Lot # 219 (Sale Order: 35 of 78)      

Jaguar introduced the E-Type in March 1961 to worldwide acclaim. Early forays into motor sport were rewarded in May of that year when Graham Hill celebrated the type's first win at Oulton Park. Success on the track was reflected on the road and was to continue right up to 1974, with over 70,000 E-Types eventually produced in Coventry. From 1961, the E-Type evolved and improved in its lifecycle from the original Series 1 Coupés and Roadsters, through the Series 2 cars of the late 1960s until finally the Series 3 arrived in late 1971. Further details to follow....

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1995 Ferrari 355 GTS Manual

Lot # 220 (Sale Order: 36 of 78)      

Regarded by many as the last really pretty Ferrari, the 355 was launched in early 1994 and shared most of its dimensions with its predecessor the 348, but was, in most respects, a brand new design although retaining the Flying Buttress rear window styling cue which dated back to the 1965 206 Dino GT. The Berlinetta and the Targa topped GTS, were available initially with the 355 Spyder joining the range about a year later. An increase in capacity from 3.4 to 3.5 litres and a new 5 valve head, managed to produce 375 bhp from the longitudinally mounted V8 at a spine tingling 8,250 rpm. The six speed manual gearbox, with it's much improved synchromesh, combined with the instantly adjustable shock absorbers and extra engine power meant that the 355 was considerably more competent and consequently more enjoyable, than its predecessor. This Left Hand Drive, 355 GTS was supplied new, in early 1995 specified with electronically variable suspension, air conditioning and a six speed manual transmission. It's fitted with the 2.7 Motronic ignition system, which produces a little more power and is less complex than the later 5.2 and, as a pre air-bag model, sports the slimmer and more attractive steering wheel. Our vendor brought this car back from Europe in 2014, displaying an indicated mileage of 34,302 km but we are unable to warrant this. The car looks fabulous in the classic Ferrari colours of Rosso Corsa and Nero leather and appears to have been immaculately maintained in the past. The indicated mileage at its last service (21/10/14) was 34,454 Km. At this last visit to the dealer, the car enjoyed a full major brake and clutch service and the engine was removed to facilitate the change of cam-belts and tensioners and all the fluids were replaced. Whilst the engine was out, the owner decided to take the opportunity to carry out a considerable amount of detailing bringing the car up to an exceptional standard. The cam covers were repainted and all the engine ancillaries and the engine bay received lots of attention. The results are stunning and viewing is recommended. The car is shod with matching Michelin Sport Tyres and comes with a car cover, two seat covers, a steering wheel cover, a genuine Ferrari leather GTS roof cover, a tyre inflator kit and a couple of sets of keys. V8 Ferraris of this period need to be judged on condition. This car is, to quote a knowledgeable friend of mine "a very nice car", in wonderful condition with a recent engine-out cam-belt change, it handles well and feels amazing. Look at it, drive it and talk to the Bank!

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1972 Porsche 911T Coupe

Lot # 221 (Sale Order: 37 of 78)      

The Porsche 911 has featured consistently in the top ten cars of our generation. With a motor sport pedigree unsurpassed by any other car with true production underpinnings, it’s not surprising the 911 has endeared itself to the world. Coming of age at the beginning of the seventies, with wins at the Daytona 24hrs and the Targa Florio, they have never stopped winning since and cinema goers world wide became familiar with the distinctive shape as the car of choice for a number of top stars. For 1972 the 911( E series) had two major revisions, the most significant being an increase in capacity to 2341cc (known as the 2.4L) but remained on carburettors, and externally an aggressive new front spoiler was incorporated below the bumper. For just one year of production in1972, the engine oil filler was mounted on the right hand side rear wing. Offered here is a beautifully restored, matching numbers Porsche 911T finished in its original colour of Light Yellow (6262) that was originally supplied in 1972 by Porsche AG to Hamburg in Germany. Optional equipment specified at the time included, 6x15 Fuchs wheels, front and rear roll bars, Porsche black script on the sides, a leather steering wheel and tinted windows. It came to the UK in 1982 and has had six previous keepers. In 2012 it was fully restored, and the history file contains the most comprehensive sequence of photos that we have ever seen of any restoration process. Fully dismantled, the body shell was prepared to a very high level, and as the restoration took place, every component was either replaced or refurbished and photographed prior to fitting up. Without doubt, it’s a must to visit the documents desk to have a ‘marvel’. It also contains a detailed account of the expenditure with QV500.com, with the total an eye watering £91,920. This lovely, evocative little Porsche is ready for the road and comes with an M0T till January 2016. With the 911S now realising extraordinary sums, the 911T has started to look exceptional value, especially in this wonderful condition. They are also great to drive, with a torquey power delivery, all the tactility of an early Porsche and this one is finished in the best period colour. Irresistible.

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1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage

Lot # 222 (Sale Order: 38 of 78)      

Built and sold between October 1958 and June 1963, the DB4 developed through no fewer than five series. The first had already undergone a number of improvements, including the fitting of heavy-duty bumpers after the first 50 cars and before the second series arrived in January 1960. A front-hinged bonnet, an enlarged sump and bigger brake calipers were the major changes made on the Series II, while the third series featured separate rear lights, two bonnet stays and a host of improvements to the interior fittings. The fourth series was readily distinguishable by its new grille, with seven vertical bars, a shallower bonnet intake and recessed rear lights and finally the fifth series was manufactured between September 1962 and June 1963 and was built on a 3.5" longer wheelbase allowing for increased leg room and a larger boot. The fifth series also gained 15" wheels, an electric radiator fan and a DB4GT shaped instrument panel. This matching numbers original right-hand drive Aston Martin DB4, chassis number ‘1197', was bought new in August 1963 and has a unique and interesting history, as it's one of just three Series 5 Vantages originally built with an automatic ‘Borg Warner' transmission. Delivered with some other non-standard equipment including a heated rear screen, Motorola radio, a Sundym glass windscreen and a standard engine to suit the unique transmission. This car has retained all these features apart from the transmission and carburettor set up, where triple SU components have recently replaced the original twin carburetors. Mr. H Seligman purchased the car new and it was maintained and serviced with Aston Martin works for the first 9,000 miles of its life. The original build sheet details specific works completed during this time and confirm original factory specifications. Since purchasing the car in 2004, the current owner, who is an enthusiastic and competitive driver, using his specialist Aston Martin race preparers, has completed a comprehensive mechanical rebuild of the car with the emphasis on maximizing and enhancing the driving experience. A period, 4-speed David Brown gearbox with overdrive has been fitted along with a full handling kit (springs and roll bars), front Koni dampers and billeted aluminum lever arm dampers at the rear and a DB4GT front end gives the car a purposeful look. The brakes have been updated with effective stainless steel brake pistons in aluminium piston housings (as per the original Dunlop units) and additionally, adjustable motorised power steering has been installed to further complement the driving experience. Further, well-executed detailing is epitomized by custom made ‘off-set' Borrani wheels, and a refined leather interior that has been re-trimmed to perfection. All non-original components are neatly presented under the bonnet and as a result, the car now incorporates a perfect blend of originality with all original body panels still on the car, and sympathetic upgrades that contribute to a more involving driving experience. The original automatic gearbox is included in the sale, as the vendor felt that it was an important part of this Aston's history. One of the most appealing aspects of this DB4 is the comprehensive history file, and there are factory records on the build sheet from 1963-1966 and informative correspondence from Aston Martin to the first two owners. Between 1973 and 2015, there are a large number of invoices, receipts, tax discs and previous MoT certificates, which all contribute to an informative insight into this car's fascinating history. The DB4 Series V is one of the rarest and most desirable models of the DB range. Indeed, the original James Bond ‘Goldfinger' car used in filming was in fact a DB4 Series V, as they look virtually identical and the DB5 had not quite been finished. Wonderfully presented in Goodwood Green with a red leather interior, this exquisite Aston Martin is now in excellent condition and is ready to be driven and appreciated by its next owner.

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1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV

Lot # 223 (Sale Order: 39 of 78)      

In January 1990, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. introduced their latest mid-engined, high performance sports car, and carrying on their tradition of naming its cars after legendary fighting bulls, chose a ferocious example raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century known as "Diablo". Prior to its introduction, the sharp and dramatic lines of the Marcello Gandini design were somewhat softened by the pen of Tom Gale and his presentation of the car opened to rave reviews. The two door, rear wheel drive, mid-engined coupe was powered by a 5.7 ltr, V12 and about 490 horses found their way to the tarmac through a 5-speed manual transmission, resulting in a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. We are extremely pleased to be able to offer for sale this stunning 1998 (MY) Diablo SV. This was the first time since the Miura Super Veloce that these initials had been used and this model differed from earlier Diablos having an increased power output (510bhp), larger front brakes, an adjustable spoiler and three piece wheels. This car is an extremely high specification SV finished in Blue Scuro with Snowcorn hide, and is believed to be one of only three 1998 cars in this combination. It is fitted, from the factory with SE30/Monterey Edition side skirts and rear bumper, colour coded adjustable rear spoiler, carbon fibre rear light surrounds and dual fog lamps. Currently, the car has a sports exhaust fitted but the original catalytic converters and exhaust are available. The interior of the car is equally impressive and is trimmed in factory correct half leather and half Alcantara. Most of the trim is now carbon fibre including the door sills, centre console, steering wheel cowl and dash surround and the vehicle is fitted with a Focal Audio sound system with a navigation package. First delivered to Lamborghini G.B on the 3rd. of January, 1998, it was main dealer maintained for the first two services and has since been looked after by Lamborghini specialists Carrera Sport, and there are service invoices with the car for every year from 2001 until March 2015. Just prior to sale in August, an engine-out service was carried out by Carrera Sport and no expense has been spared to keep this Diablo "on the button". The odometer currently indicates 50,285kms / 31,245 miles. The car comes with an extensive history file containing the UK V5c, copies of previous V5cs, Hardback Owner's Manual, Service manual, old service invoices and previous MoTs. The personalised registration is being ratained by the vendor. These cars are total head-turners and not for the faint-hearted, so if you find the sound of creaking necks as you burble down the High Street disturbing, then this may not be for you, however if you are keen on finding an immaculate, seriously quick, piece of Italian Motoring Art with exceptional provenance, then this Diablo SV is without peer.

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2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

Lot # 224 (Sale Order: 40 of 78)      

At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, Aston Martin introduced the long awaited Vantage version of their successful DB7. Sporting a Cosworth designed, 5.9 litre V12 producing a creamy 420bhp the car was super-quick and was electronically limited to 185mph. The V12 had a serious appetite for air compared to its 6-cylinder predecessor, demanding a larger intake and other modifications to the frontal airflow were made to aid cooling. Other changes included chassis and braking upgrades, to cope with the increased performance and Ian Callum enlarged the grill, added fog lamps and re-styled the valances to give the car a more purposeful look. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell, where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared. The 5.9 Litre V12 Vantage Volante, costing over £100,000 at its launch, remained in production until 2004. Offered here, is a DB7 5.9 litre V12 Vantage Volante Automatic, supplied new on the 18th of December 2003 by Aston Martin of Reading. This stunning example is finished in the desirable combination of Solent Silver with a Cream Parchment leather interior, the seats are piped in Pacific Blue and the dashboard and carpets are finished in a similar colour. The car was specified with 18" alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, heated front screen, a leather tonneau cover, embroidered mats, and a 6 CD changer. Service book is stamped as follows: Main Dealer Date Mileage Aston Martin Reading 15.12.2003 82 (Pre-delivery) Aston Martin Reading 26.05.2004 1,413 Aston Martin Works 10.01.2005 2,241 Aston Martin Works 07.07.2006 4,835 Aston Martin Works 27.09.2007 6,728 Aston Martin Works 11.09.2008 7,480 Aston Martin Works 16.09.2009 7,855 Aston Martin Works 27.08.2010 8,027 Aston Martin Works 18.07.2011 8,170 Aston Martin Works 01.08.2012 8,480 Aston Martin Works 27.08.2013 8,492 Aston Martin Works 18.08.2014 8,495 Aston Martin Works 13.08.2015 8,530 With an annual service and MoT recently completed at Aston Martin Works, this stunning example is on the button and awaiting its second owner. Along with a UK V5c and all of its original service & drivers manuals there is a comprehensive file of old MoT's and service invoices, showing that no expense has been spared on this lovely Aston despite its minimal usage. Even the original order form and purchase invoice are with the car. Now showing just over 8,500 warranted miles on the odometer, and with one fastidious owner from new, this DB7 Vantage Volante is in fine condition having always being kept in a temperature controlled garage. With the prices of its earlier DB predecessors continuing to rise, this extremely low mileage and well-cared for DB7 surely ticks all the boxes for any serious car collector. DB4, 5, 6, and soon the DB7 Vantage. It won't be long!

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1934 Bentley 3 1/2 Litre Three Position Drophead Coupe by Thrupp & Maberly

Lot # 225 (Sale Order: 41 of 78)      

This remarkably original ‘Derby’ Bentley 3½ litre has been dry stored for 50 years. Its last MoT shows April 1965 and since then it has lived in the workshop of a Renault dealership in North London. The Bentley Drivers Club has confirmed from factory records, that AYK789 was sold new to Esmond Harmsworth (1898-1978) who was the 3rd son of Viscount Rothermere, founder of the Daily Mail, and Esmond took delivery of the Bentley in April 1934. Chassis B185 AE is the 93rd ‘Derby’ built and the third with a Thrupp and Maberley body, in this case a three-position – fully folded or ‘De Ville’ - 4/5 seater drop head coupe in black with black leather. As well as the usual Lucas P100 headlamps, one-shot lubrication and thermostatic radiator vanes, the additional equipment included ‘heavy duty’ bumpers (with harmonic stabilisers) and factory wheel discs. This handsome, restrained body would have cost Rothermere an additional £500 on top of the £1100 for the bare chassis as delivered from Derby to Thrupp and Maberly’s works at Cricklewood. Its history between 1934 and 1952 is sadly unknown (the DVLA don’t have the pre-war logbook history on the car), but as a press baron, Viscount Rothermere would probably have had access to enough rationed fuel to keep using the Bentley, if necessary, throughout the hostilities. What we do know however, is that at some point it found its way to Mascot Motors and in November 1952 was sold to Alfred Guy Lever Mason of South Gate for £800. Mr Mason was the works director of the Standard Telephone Company, and was a very particular man who generated a large amount of correspondence about the car, although he apparently did most of the routine maintenance himself. The impressive history file starts with a long letter from Mason to Commander Kellner (retd.) of Mascot Motors stipulating that before delivery to his house in Southgate he wanted all the rattles sorted, a new windscreen, the electrics repaired, and a three month warranty on the engine. The mileage was 37,000 at that stage and Mason put another 30,000 miles on the Bentley as a weekend car between 1952 and his death in 1965. During that time, AYK789 was looked after by L.G Motors of 177 Archway Road, Highgate who, on average, saw the car three times a year for routine repairs and adjustments. L. G Motors was a family run business headed by Arthur Gold, who later became Sir Arthur Gold having been knighted in 1984 for his services to national and international sports administration. As well as leading British teams to the Olympics, Gold became known as sport’s most vehement anti-drugs campaigner. Arthur Gold bought the Bentley from Mr. Mason’s widow in 1965 for £180, and an engineer’s report he wrote on AYK789 at the time, shows that it was still in very sound condition in the mid-sixties and fully usable. His son Jonathan Gold recalls that the family used the car for the Summer of that year before embarking on a ‘light restoration’ which actually only got as far as removing half the paint and sending the bumpers and all the other bright work off to the chromers. The re-plated parts were returned and are still wrapped in 1967 newspaper in the boot. Meanwhile L.G Motors had changed its name to A A Gold, and became an early British Renault franchise. When the business moved to premises in Belsize Park in the 70s, the Bentley went with it, always with the intention that that it would be put back together someday. Arthur Gold became increasingly distracted with his work with athletics administration (many of his notes in the Bentley file are written on the back of British Amateur Athletic Board headed paper), and his successful Renault sales and servicing business and inevitably the Bentley was not a priority, although the file shows he made various attempts to find parts in the seventies and get the project under way again. As presented today, it is still largely in the sort of condition one might expect of a car left untouched since the 50s. Admittedly the fabric of the three position hood has disintegrated and the alloy body has acquired lots of small dents and decades of workshop dust, yet the doors – ash framed with twin catches - have not dropped, the windows still wind smoothly up and down and most of the original tools are still fitted neatly into the underside of the boot lid. It has its original leather and carpets, although the cushion of the driver’s seat has gone missing along with the door cards. The woodwork is very presentable and the dash is complete with the, presumably, post-war addition of an ex RAF Kollsmann altimeter, for driving across the Alps to the Italian Lakes. There is a 50's type Smiths heater under the dashboard and the instrumentation and switchgear is complete with the usual advance/retard and choke controls on the steering wheel boss and a mechanical linkage to dip the headlamps.

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1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Series II 2+2 Coupe

Lot # 226 (Sale Order: 42 of 78)      

The Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 was unveiled to the press and public at the 1960 Le Mans Vingt-Quatre Heures, and served as the Course Car during the race. It was appropriate, however, as even though this model was never designed as a competition car, the engine and chassis are based on the iconic 250 SWB, one of the most famous racing cars of all time. Although several special order 2+2s had been produced in the 1950s, this was Ferrari’s first true production 2+2 and enabled them to widen their potential market and compete directly with Aston Martin, Maserati and Facel Vega. The new 2+2 would bring for the first time, wide-scale production, with 953 examples in total, across three model variants, being produced between 1960 and 1963. It is widely recognized that fewer than half of the original GTE models have survived, as so many were adapted to recreate the California Spider and 250 SWB. The 250 GTE was built on the same chassis used for the other 250 series Coupés, with the short wheelbase of 102.3 inches being retained and the engine moved forward by 8 inches to provide room for the rear seats. Additional interior space was provided by widening the front and rear wheel track and the net result was a spacious cabin, capable of carrying two adults and two children in comfort for extended periods of time. The model was powered by the mighty 3-litre V12 engine designed by Gioacchino Colombo, a power unit that proved to be resilient and flexible whilst providing an incredible soundtrack, magnifying the whole driving experience. Styled by Pininfarina, the 250 GTE succeeded in enhancing Ferrari's reputation as film stars, business tycoons and celebrities, such as Frank Sinatra were proud to take ownership and naturally never missed a photo opportunity with the latest example of Italian exotica. Chassis number 03823 GT was completed by the Ferrari factory in 1962, and delivered to the French market dealer Franco Brittanic Automobiles, to be presented at the 1962 Paris Motor Show. The car is featured in the 1962 Ferrari Year Book with pictures in the history file of it gleaming on the show stand. The original build sheet showed this car was finished in Celeste with a Beige hide interior, and it retains this same colour combination today with faithfully matched specifications. The Maranello Concessionaires Archive have confirmed the engine number as 03823, the internal engine number as 456/62, the gearbox number as 642E and axle number as 549E. Full Ferrari Classiche certification was approved by Ferrari in July 2015, and confirms the originality of all these mechanical components. In Addition, we have the official Ferrari Classiche book available for viewing at the auction, which details the entire Classiche authentication . At the end of 1962, this 250 GTE was sold to its first owner, Monsieur M. Delle Siede, and registered 930 HB 51 as an early Christmas present on 19th of December. It passed through a further three keepers until surfacing in the 1990s in Lille, registered to a Monsieur M.Cleton. At the end of 1992, it was acquired by a Ferrari dealer in Lille and he refurbished the car and kept it for 15 years as part of his private collection. In 2006, it was sold to the previous owner, who commissioned a large amount of work between 2007 and 2013, including a full rebuild of the engine and transmission by respected Ferrari specialists Garage V12 Automobiles, and there are bills in the history file totalling €22,800. Additional work included a rear axle rebuild, refurbishment of the Borrani wheels and a new Orbisoud stainless steel exhaust system, making this V12 thoroughbred sound absolutely sensational. Purchased by the current vendor in France in 2013, he brought the car back to the UK and immediately set about cosmetically restoring this wonderful Ferrari. The bodywork was completely taken back to bare metal, which proved to be exceptionally sound and there are pictures in the history file documenting this entire process including pictures of the car stripped of its paint, then beautifully finished by respected specialists and returned to its original colour of Celeste 19321, as detailed in the Maranello Archive. The hide interior was painstakingly sourced from UK Hide, who faithfully produced the same Connolly leather, hand finished to match period quality. Most of the chrome work was re plated and polished to a very high standard. When the car was stripped down, it was also discovered that the body number (242) is stamped on all splash guards, A-post trims, rear quarter trims, rear seats and the glove box light cover, which have all been photographically recorded. Offered with a fascinating Paris motor show history and all aforementioned paperwork documenting its originality, this completely matching numbers Ferrari 250 GTE offers its next owner the same iconic Ferrari 250 Colombo engined ownership at a fraction of the cost of the other 250 variants. This is the

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1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Lot # 227 (Sale Order: 43 of 78)      

Despite its name, the two door Continental was produced principally for the domestic home market with just 208 built, only 75 of these being the very desirable D-Series models. Like many handcrafted coachbuilt cars of the period, the chassis were produced at the Rolls-Royce Crewe factory and shared many components with the standard R-Type. Coachwork for the majority of cars was completed by H. J. Mulliner & Co. with most orders for the Fastback Coupé (design number 7277). A distinctive style of coachwork, the lightweight, aluminium wind-tunnel developed fastback from Mulliner focussed strongly on keeping weight to a minimum in order to maximise power and performance. The R-Type Continental was the first four seat sports coupé capable of speeds of up to 120mph. The early R-Type Continental had essentially the same engine as the standard R-Type but with modified carburation, induction and exhaust manifolds along with higher gear ratios. The A, B and C Series cars were fitted with 4.5 litre engines that displaced 4,566cc and produced 158bhp. In July of 1954, production of the D-Series cars began with the bore increased to 3¾ inches, raising the displacement to 4,877cc. Mated to a manual gearbox, the result is a potent continental cruiser or surprisingly docile and manageable city charger. This late D-Series Fastback, chassis number BC58D, was ordered new by a Mr R. Montague Burton of tailoring fame on 16th November 1954. It was delivered with HJ Mulliner 2-door Fastback coachwork in Circassian Blue with beige hide and the highly sought after 4.9 Litre D-Series engine, that remains in the car today (engine number BCD57). Special features included a synchromesh gearbox, arm rests on the doors, a divided bench seat in the front with centre arm rests, 2 standard and 2 high frequency horns, a recess in the left-hand door providing space for picnic equipment, Le Mans type headlights, fog lamps, radio and a special average speed meter that is still fitted to the car. Bespoke luggage for the boot was also ordered and these desirable items remain with the car today along with a jack, beautifully fitted tool kit and handbook. The first registration number was 2048UG and it was subsequently registered as RMB1, SUM1, 41CWF, JRH 5 and currently 622YUS. There is a detailed record of historical ownership and the car has remained in England its entire life. Delivered to Montague Burton on 12th March 1955, he owned the car until January 1961, when it was purchased by W. S. Teal. Mr Teal sold the car in January 1962 to a Mr L. J. MacDonald who owned it for 5 years, then passed to a Mr J. Wardell in 1967. In August 1970, Trago Mills Limited took possession of the vehicle and it was subsequently sold to a Mr A. I. Sutherland in October 1972. Mr Sutherland owned BC58D until 1992 when it was acquired by J. R. Henley. It was purchased by the current owner from Mr Henley in 2013 and he is now the 8th owner of the vehicle from new. In the last 2 years the current owner, a long-term RREC and BDC enthusiast, has spent in excess of £50,000 with Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists A&S Engineering. They have helped in servicing and improving the car to bring it up to the wonderful condition in which you see it today. The original interior hide is in outstanding condition and has been delicately re-Connollised, along with new carpets in the boot and interior. The car has a unique and well-documented history and is supplied with two files of documentation, including build sheets, handbooks, maintenance instructions for the coachwork, historical photographs, Autocar road tests, owners’ correspondence, past tax discs and servicing invoices. Furthermore, this Continental Fastback is offered with the very special Bentley Motor’s Commemorative Folio Edition produced in 2008 for each of the 208 R type Continentals produced, with BC58D well represented in the book. It is unique in that the page dedicated to BC58D is signed by the very first owner, Mr R Montague Burton as well as the owner from 1992 – 2013, Mr Henley, and the current owner. The car is described by the vendor as "in outstanding overall condition and the powerful 4.9 litre engine pulls smoothly and strongly, the brakes are superb and the gearbox a delight." The indicated mileage (believed to be correct) is 90,567 miles and the car has recently received a fresh MoT certificate. We welcome pre-sale inspections and buyers should feel free to contact the office for more information. With many trouble-free continental touring miles already to its name, this most elegant of benchmark collector cars is ready to deliver so many more under new stewardship.

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1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa

Lot # 228 (Sale Order: 44 of 78)      

The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI ( mechanical fuel injection) model was built for all markets, except for the United States and used the 210hp engine from the 1973 Carrera RS, making them mechanically identical. Introduced in 1974 on the new G-Series chassis, the floor pans were strengthened, lighting was improved and larger bumpers were incorporated. With the proven 210bhp, 2,687cc air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine on Bosch injection, 0-60mph was achieved in just over 5 seconds and the car was geared for 150mph through its 5-speed manual transmission. The suspension was fully independent with torsion bars, McPherson struts and anti-roll bars. The total weight was just over 1,075 kilograms, which made the Euro-spec 2.7 MFI a very fast car in its day. In fact, it was the fastest production 911 until the late 1980s. Offered here is one of only six UK model Carrera MFI Targa’s, making it a very rare Porsche. The Certificate of Authenticity confirms that it was supplied to Porsche Cars Great Britain with amongst other options, front and rear spoilers. First registered on November 15th 1974, the registration document shows six owners although interestingly, two are from the same family and two are the same owner who registered the car both here in the UK and in Ireland, so effectively its only had four keepers. Chassis #0050 is an excellent survivor and is matching numbers, with a recorded genuine mileage of 80,084 miles. The Targa retains its original option 1975 ‘’whale tail’’ spoiler, original Fuchs 7& 8 X 15 inch alloys and thicker grip steering wheel. In 1995 at 61,558 miles, the engine was rebuilt and a full restoration began with further mechanical reconditioning. Photos of this work are included in the history file along with the relevant invoices. The restoration included refinishing the car in Guards Red, from its original Gemini Blue Metallic. A large folder of history, old MoT’s, invoices, pictures and records accompany the car. No other 911 performs or sounds like a 2.7 Carrera on MFI, both extremely rare in RHD. Our very original, chassis 0050 is already a seventies Porsche icon and much admired, and with G model MFI Carrera prices rising quickly, this car is ideal for a Porsche enthusiast, collector or investor.

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2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia

Lot # 229 (Sale Order: 45 of 78)      

Serving as the successor to the 360 Challenge Stradale, the 430 Scuderia was unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. Designed to compete with cars like the Porsche RS and the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (super light weight), it is lighter by 100 kg and more powerful, 503bhp at 8500 rpm, than the standard F430. The increased power output stems from a revised intake, re designed exhaust and an ion sensing knock detection system that allows for a higher compression ratio resulting in the weight-to-power ratio being reduced from 2.96 kg/hp to 2.5 kg/hp. In addition to the weight saving measures, the Scuderia semi automatic transmission gained an improved "Superfast" software system known as "Superfast 2", creating faster 60 millisecond gearshift times and a new traction control system combined the F1-Trac traction and stability control with the E-Diff electronic differential. The Ferrari 430 Scuderia accelerates from 0-100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 202 miles per hour (325 km/h). Ferrari claims that around their test track, Fiorano Circuit, it matches the Ferrari Enzo, and the Ferrari F430's successor, the Ferrari 458. Presented in its original colour of Grigio Medio 791 (this paint colour was offered by Ferrari in the 1950s and 60s) with an unusual interior in full Alcantara red leather, this Scuderia is, to date, the only one made by Ferrari in that exterior / interior combination. The car also comes with its full Ferrari tool kit, books, original cover and the impressive VIP PASSPORT. Although this vehicle has never been registered, it has service records indicating that the last inspection was done in February 2015 at a cost of 1,200 Euros without VAT and photographs of this inspection are available. The new price of this beautiful car was approximately 270.000 Euros, with an impressive list of options (listed below) adding roughly another 65,000 Euros to the base price. Below is the specification of this F430 Scuderia. DOOR SILL COVER IN CARBON YELLOW BRAKE CALIPERS REAR DIFFUSER IN CARBON FIBRE CARBON FIBRE HEADLIGHT BUCKET UNDERDOOR COVER ALCANTARA DASHBOARD 364703297 ALCANTARA ROSSO FX HANDLY FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSTRUMENT PANEL 094077934 STRUMENTAZIONE COLORE ROSSO ALCANTARA UPHOLSTERY 364703297 ALCANTARA ROSSO FX CARB.FIB.STEERING WHEEL + LEDS RADIO NAVIGATION SYSTEM + BLUETOOTH PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF SYSTEM "ANNI 50-60" PAINT COLOURS 080752900 GRIGIO MEDIO 791 CARBON FIBRE RACING SEATS 094078317 SEDILI TAGLIA LARGE SPECIAL FEATURES TONE ON TONE STITCHINGS TYRES PRESSURE MEASUREMENT INTERIOR 3D FABRIC COLOUR 364700763 TESSUTO T3D1 ROSSO

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1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead

Lot # 230 (Sale Order: 46 of 78)      

The Silver Cloud was introduced in April 1955, was powered by a 160bhp, 6 cylinder in-line engine and over the years, was adorned with coach built bodies by the best in the business. By 1959 however, increased competition put greater demand on Rolls-Royce to stay abreast of the market and the pressure was on to re-invent. The answer was a complete move from the six cylinder powerplant to an all new V8 with a cubic capacity of 6,230cc and a claimed 200bhp; some 25% more than the inline six. Maintaining the refined performance and achingly beautiful bodies for which they were famed remained paramount for R-R, and despite a trend for modern buyers to look beyond coach built craftsmanship and more closely toward Standard Steel Saloon bodies, thankfully at least some of the core audience understood what it meant to own a coach built Rolls', let alone a Drophead variant... By rights, the correct term to describe the H.J. Mulliner Cloud II Drophead is as an ‘Adaptation' and care must be taken not to confuse these hand-crafted period Adaptations with cars that have been converted in later life. From our research we understand that just 32 original H.J. Mulliner Drophead Coupes were built in right hand drive configuration on the Cloud II chassis, but other sources guesstimate this could have been fewer still. Expertly restored by a dedicated team of skilled craftsman from the Byrnes Motor Trust, and entered to the Concours d'Elegance at Salon Prive 2015, this charming Cloud II Adaptation in glorious Sand paintwork with complementing luxurious Beige interior trim and deep grain burr walnut wood trimmings is magnificent to behold. A column-change automatic gearbox variant, this capable V8 powered gentleman's carriage demands respect and emanates a charm never likely to be matched by manufacturers of today. There is no finer and greater way to make an occasion of any journey than by undertaking that from behind the wheel of a Drophead Rolls-Royce. The electrically operated hood in matching sand-coloured material fits snugly when in place and stows neatly beneath a fitted tonneau when the weather affords open-top motoring. The engine bay is a masterpiece of shiny chrome, steel, matt paint and purposeful engineering. The detail of this car from the oversized front grille and Spirit of Ecstasy mascot to the instrument panel, occasional tables and even the ashtrays shout 60's opulence and over-engineered craftsmanship. It's impossible not to fall head over heals in admiration for the level of design, expertise and skill that goes into creating a Crewe built Rolls-Royce, and we hope that you'll share our enthusiasm when the car passes under the hammer. We encourage you in the strongest terms, to please come and see for yourself just how important this car will prove to be over the next forty years.

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1958 AC Ace Bristol

Lot # 231 (Sale Order: 47 of 78)      

The AC Ace first appeared at Earls Court in 1953 and epitomised a new era of British post-war sports car production. The owners of AC, Charles and Derek Hurlock, along with AC agent, Ken Rudd, transformed the company's reputation by taking a racing special and putting it into production, with notable stylistic influences from Italian sports cars of the era. The result was a car that delivered both on the road, and particularly on the track thanks to the input of racing chassis designer John Tojeiro. Tojeiro employed the same simple tubular ladder-type chassis with an aluminium body that he had used in his earlier specials. However, the Ace boasted all-round independent suspension by transverse springs (the first British sports car to do so), ensuring superb handling with minimal body roll and plenty of feedback. Such was the success of the Ace chassis, it became the foundation for the mighty Shelby Cobras with over three times the power of the original 105bhp, Weller designed, six-cylinder engine. The outdated AC unit eventually made way for the more refined Bristol straight-six, which had evolved from the pre-war BMW 328. The Bristol engine was far more suited to racing, as demonstrated with some success by Cooper, and in its standard form developed 128bhp at 6000rpm. Consequently, it is the Bristol engined Ace that is most sought after by collectors. The Ace Bristol enjoyed significant competition success being campaigned by enthusiastic club racers, private owners and most famously by the Ken Rudd team at Le Mans in 1957 and 1958. Bristol engined Aces were run successfully at Le Mans from 1957 to 1962 by various entrants however, it was on a domestic club level where Ace Bristols earned their reputation as supreme racing machines. In total, only 466 Ace Bristols were manufactured and they are justifiably hot property amongst collectors as very few examples come onto the open market. The AC Ace was a truly innovative piece of design, and represents the foundation from which the legendary Cobra was developed. Chassis number BEX406 is a Bristol engined Ace originally delivered to British Columbia Sports Cars in Canada on 3rd February 1958. According to the AC Owner's Club, the original colour was Svecia Red with a black leather interior and the car has recently been returned to this original colour scheme. By all accounts, the car was mainly set up for road use and had lived an easy life in Canada prior to repatriation to England in 1990. The car was discovered and purchased at this time by respected AC specialist, Brian Classic, and he shipped the car back to England and had it converted to right-hand drive. It was purchased by a Mr C. Cadogan-Rawlingson of Suffolk, an AC Owner's Club member, in 1991 and he was its custodian for 18 years. A Mr O'Connell acquired BEX406 in 2009 and had the engine, clutch and gearbox rebuilt by engine specialist Nick Finburg. This was carried out in order to compete in the 2010 Spa 6 hours, Dijon-Prenois and Sir Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-1961 sportscars at the Silverstone Classic. In 2013, the car was purchased by its current owner, who has enjoyed it on road rallies and at the 60th anniversary ACOC race at Silverstone in 2014. Recent works carried out by the vendor have included a suspension rebuild, and a complete overhaul of the rear axle, brakes, and steering amongst other mechanical components. The aluminium, foam-filled, fuel tank holds 45 litres and feeds the fuel through a high-performance fuel pump, regulator and filter. The cooling features a deep core aluminium radiator with a Kenlowe thermostatic controlled fan and Evans waterless coolant. The ignition has been supplied by IN Racing and features a competition programmed electronic distributor. A new starter motor and alternator have been commissioned in the style of a period dynamo and all of these recent improvements have resulted in a car that inspires real confidence when driven. Additional features include a removable roll bar and full harness seat belts, both FIA approved, electrical kill switch, rear fog light, Brantz rally timer, calibrated gauges, good Avon tyres all weather equipment and a removable hard top. One of the most appealing features of this AC Ace is its originality. The engine is the original 'D' series unit and is mated to its original gearbox with the all-important overdrive. Being one of the later Bristol engines, this car produces 128bhp compared to 125bhp in earlier models. A test on the engine in 2014 revealed very healthy compression in all 6 cylinders and this test report is available for viewing in the history file. The bodywork features original body stampings on the bonnet and boot and overall the chassis and body retain excellent patina. Supplied with an MSA Historical Technical Passport valid for racing, hill climbs and rallies, this charming Ace is eligible and would be welcomed at some extremely prestigious racing events around the world. Alternativel

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Lot # 232 (Sale Order: 48 of 78)      

Two years after Lamborghini debuted the mid-engined Miura in 1966, Ferrari launched its defiantly traditional and determinedly contrasting alternative, the 365 GTB/4. Almost immediately the 365 GTB/4 gained its ‘Daytona' moniker from Ferrari's 1-2-3 result in the 1967 24-hour race of the same name. The Daytona's engine and handling certainly didn't undermine its racing nomenclature. The 4.4-litre, 4-cam V12 produced an astonishing 352bhp and, despite its 1,633kg bulk, the Daytona was billed as the fastest road car in the world. Not only was 174mph more than brisk, but crucially, it was faster than the Miura. The 5-speed gearbox was mounted at the rear for a more optimal weight distribution, and helped give the Daytona its predictable handling and solid road-holding. Like so many Ferraris of the period, the Daytona's beautiful bodywork was designed by Pininfarina with the car built by Scaglietti. The delicate front was cleanly cut with both pop-up and Plexiglas headlight varieties. The rear slope was suggestively rakish and a Kamm tail provided further clues as to the performance of the car. The wheel arch flares, although elegant in proportion, are the only real overt notion that this car has significant pace, until you drive one! Chassis #16447 is a left hand drive variant of the iconic Daytona and looks resplendent in its factory correct paint colour of Argento Metallizzato 106-E-1 with contrasting Black leather interior as it was in March 1973 when manufactured and subsequently sold to Mr. R. Minnick of New York. As with many Ferraris, there are some photographs of this car which we uncovered of it sporting Red paintwork, but a bill on file in 2011 shows that this was professionally returned to its original factory colour as it proudly displays today. This much loved car has been the recipient of well documented maintenance and mechanical works since 2005 to keep it in top running order, most notably among the two history folders which accompany this lot is an invoice for $12,000 USD in September 2012 from A.Z. Collector Cars, Arizona, for a pre-rally check and tune. Later, in June 2014, a further €7,000 was spent having the gearbox rebuilt which may explain why the car drives so well today. Beautifully presented and boasting original features such as the correct Cromodora wheels and Becker Mexico stereo, and a 2012 report by Ferrari Historian, Marcel Massini which accompanies the car, this Daytona truly represents a, perhaps, unrepeatable opportunity at today's guide price. Chassis #16647 is EU taxes paid and offered for sale with an MoT test certificate to April 2016 and a valid NOVA number. Depending on your preference for eventual registration, Silverstone Auctions will be able to help and assist you with this process.

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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Lot # 233 (Sale Order: 49 of 78)      

The Ferrari Dino was created to honour Alfredo 'Dino' Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari's only legitimate son, who sadly died of muscular dystrophy in 1956. Unlike any previous road-going Ferrari, the Dino utilised a V6 engine, the Tipo 156, which Alfredo himself had helped develop and strongly advocated during his working life. Following continued motor racing success and in order to homologate Ferrari's 1966 Formula Two campaign, a new line of mid-engined production V6 coupés with Fiat running gear went on sale in 1967 in two litre form. However, in 1969 a larger 2.4 litre Dino was introduced, named the 246 GT or GTS in the case of the Spider. Only 3,913 definitive Dinos were built before the introduction of the completely restyled V8 engined 308 in 1973. The voluptuous bodywork of the 246, which many regard as the prettiest ever to grace a road-going Ferrari, was designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. It clothed a tubular chassis which carried wishbone independent suspension at each corner. The compact four-cam, 190bhp. engine was mounted transversely above the five-speed gearbox and just ahead of the rear axle, allowing for both a comfortable cockpit and some usable boot space. This original right-hand drive matching numbers Dino, was delivered new on January the 24th, 1973 to Maranello Concessionaires Ltd. in England. It was sold by Dick Lovett for a total of £5,430.63 to the first and only registered keeper, notable classic car collector Angus Spencer-Nairn. Mr Spencer-Nairn ordered the car in the very rare colour of ‘Blu Metallic Dino’ (106.A.72) with additional options including electric windows and a beige leather interior. Following a new career opportunity, Mr Spencer-Nairn moved to Jersey and his beloved Dino came along with him on 3rd March 1975. In 1977, a D-Type Jaguar was acquired and became stable mates with the Dino, along with a number of Italian rarities. Having resided in Jersey since 1975, this Dino has not been driven many miles, in common with many cars from this small island. Consequently, the recorded mileage is only 23,301 miles from new. A decision was made approximately 20 years ago to paint chassis number 05470 and the colour was changed to Rosso Corsa. However, crucially the extremely rare leather interior was untouched during these works and, as a result, it's highly original from the carpets to the seats and the door cards, making it a complete pleasure to behold. Complete with its leather wallet as supplied, containing the warranty card, dealer booklet, manuals and even the original Ferrari duster, this Dino also boasts its period buff log books from both the UK and Jersey and these confirm the ownership record of just one from new. Further features include the original tool kit, jack and copies of the order forms from 1973. In addition, a full condition report will be made available to prospective buyers from respected marque experts Foskers, and all UK taxes have recently been paid. A 246 Dino that has covered only 23,000 miles is something very special indeed, but one that has been looked after by a single registered keeper from new is almost unheard of. It is our absolute pleasure to offer this exquisite car for public sale for the first time in its existence.

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1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Lot # 234 (Sale Order: 50 of 78)      

Built alongside and sharing many of the iconic styling features of the legendary 300SL Roadster, the Mercedes 190SL combined superlative build quality with understated styling and a not insignificant, 104 BHP from the 1.9 litre four stroke engine. An instant hit, the three-pronged star sparkled among the gloom of post-war austerity. The 1955 launch of the 190SL, cemented Mercedes Benz’s reputation as the car manufacture for those who wanted elegance, build quality and a good turn of speed. Its hugely successful production ran to 25,881 cars from 1955 until 1963, mainly in left-hand drive form, with most going to the North American market. Understandably few were made in right-hand drive and according to records, the total number of cars consigned for the British market stood at 562, with only 53 of these arriving here in 1962. The left-hand drive 190SL offered here, is a manual gearbox car on its original Solex carburettors and was first registered in California in 1960. Its period black California plates are still with the car. The car was sold to N.P.Storgaard in Denmark in 2003, who kept it until 2013 before passing it on to another Danish collector who was its custodian for the following two years. In classic Mercedes-Benz Silver with a bright red interior, this little German roadster looks fabulous sitting squarely on its period whitewall tyres. The interior of this 190 is a cocktail of chromium, glossy silver metal, black instruments, quality red carpets, white Bakelite and shiny red leather and is a wonderful place to be. The exterior looks to be in very good condition with excellent chrome and brightwork, the hood looks recent and under the bonnet everything is tidy and functional. There are a number of invoices with the car relating to service/ repair work carried out during its time in Denmark and the car is currently on Danish papers. This pretty little Mercedes-Benz roadster is practical and usable, and is ready to spend, what's left of our Summer, burbling around the Cotswolds.

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