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The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019 -D1 - Cars

Saturday, July 27, 2019  |  2:00 PM EUR (BST)
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The Silverstone Classic Auction takes place on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2019 in The Wing building at Silverstone circuit, NN12 8TN.

Automobilia and watches begin at 11am, Cars at 14:00
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1961 Fastakart

1961 Fastakart

Lot # 201 (Sale Order: 1 of 64)      

From the Estate of Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams

By a happy coincidence, although the simple explanation tells us that karting in the UK began on the US airbases, in actuality the publicity given to this new motorsport activity in American magazines such as Motor Trend, Rod & Custom, Hot Rod and so on had already interested their UK readers to the extent that between April and July of 1959 there were already four kart 'producers' - Ecurie Minima, Motor Karts, Skeeta and Speedex - at work in Britain.

In addition, Peter Agg of Trojan, who imported Lambretta scooters, had seen karts demonstrated when he visited the Clinton factory in the States, and also decided to give it a go.

After considerable pestering, in July Mickey Flynn received permission from his Top Brass to hold a British race meeting at the end of the year, and in August, Silverstone car park was the venue for a karting demonstration. Peter Agg had imported a few Simplex karts from the US which he renamed Trokart, though, strangely, Mickey Flynn was turned away from this event with his five Go-Karts!

This Silverstone event prompted the RAC to hold a law-making meeting in September 1959, at which the eloquent Ben Browning of Villiers was present. This meant the logical over-riding emphasis on non-gearbox karts was balanced by a voice from the gearbox brigade, and thus the class-structure rules that resulted from that meeting treated the two power transmission designs equally.

A further promotional event was held in Croydon in October, where locals Trokart, Azum, Progress and others were joined by Fastakart, a newcomer from Bromyard near Hereford.  The, somewhat simplistically, named 'Fastakart' was the brainchild of Frank Williams, Barrie's dad and proprietor of Bromyard Engineering Ltd. in Rowberry Street in Bromyard and whose father, Edmund Williams, had been involved with cars and bikes for many years, owning Edmund Williams Garage in the centre of Bromyard.It's not clear what prompted Frank's interest in Karting but he was certainly involved from the early days as can be seen from some of the fascinating documents in the history file. Son Barrie was equally enthusiastic and saw himself as Number 1 driver from the start. The file contains a Track Test for the Fastakart published in Karting Magazine on April 1st, 1960 which details the technical spec, a photo of the cover of the inaugural 1961 RAC Karting Championships programme featuring a Fastakart advert, and two pages from the 17th August 1960 Aintree Kart Meeting programme, the cover and the entry listings.   Barrie won his class that day driving Fastakart/Villiers number 128 with dad driving Fastakart/Villiers number 127.

1960 was an explosion of activity. There were usually multiple meetings up and down the country every weekend and as well as temporary circuits laid out with straw bales, events were held on banked concrete cycle tracks, shale-surfaced speedway tracks, grass-tracks and so on. Equally explosive was the speed of technical development. Classes I / II used American ideas, and by the end of the year, the now widely-accepted three or four-rail chassis layout had made an early appearance. In Class IV the flexible tea-tray Fastakart had proved consistently superior to the rigid car-based spaceframe design common at that time. 

Although the Fastakart/Villiers was a very competitive machine and Barrie was enjoying a number of wins, his first outing in a car race was at Rufforth in 1960 and, presumably that turned his head, as it marked the start of nearly six decades of racing and rallying.

Also in the history file are a photo of Frank Williams with the Fastakart,  a photo of Edmund Williams Garage (Barrie's grandfather), and details of a YouTube clip of Barrie's Fastakart at Race Retro in 2016. We understand that Barrie's kart is fitted with a Villiers 197cc gearbox engine and, in period, according to RAC regulations, it would have been eligible for 'Class 4' (Karts fitted with Motor Cycle gearbox engines).

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2007 Gilera Stalker Paddock Bike

2007 Gilera Stalker Paddock Bike

Lot # 202 (Sale Order: 2 of 64)      

From the Estate of Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams

According to 'Maxiscoot', when the Stalker was first launched; 'The intention of the Stalker couldn't be more clear, its typical, aggressive-looking 50cc with its raised chassis leaves no room for doubt - it's meant, designed and built for fun. its chassis is well designed and makes handling it really enjoyable right out of the box. But its real focus is on the air-cooled Piaggio engine with really great performance and will develop into a real beast when properly upgraded and tuned. The Gilera Stalker equally caters to the everyday rider who wants a street-legal, fun and fast machine, as well as those who are looking for a reliable starting point for track racing and competition'

You can see why Barrie loved this little bike and frequent references were made to his long-established nickname and his progress through a crowded paddock.

Single cylinder, two-stroke, 49.3cc, separate lubrication with automatic mixer, belt drive, automatic gearbox, dry clutch, front disc brake - 7.5', drum - 4.3'on rear.

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1972 Lancia Fulvia HF 1600

1972 Lancia Fulvia HF 1600

Lot # 203 (Sale Order: 3 of 64)      

From the Estate of Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams

 

  • A recently restored 1972 Series II Fulvia HF from the estate of the late Barrie Williams 

  • Restored by a previous owner over 4 years with great attention to period detail

  • A lot of the work appears to have been carried out by 'IN Racing' in Nottingham

  • Delightfully presented in Rosso (HF) with a black interior and an excellent dashboard

  • External brightwork is in very good condition as are the silver wheels. The HF decals look period-correct

  • The engine bay is almost 'Concours' standard with a striking, blue and yellow gloss painted cam cover

  • A lovely example of a much-revered model, from a man who liked things to be 'just right'

The Fulvia (Tipo 818) was a new, light, sporting car introduced by Lancia at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 and produced until 1976. Named after 'Via Fulvia', a Roman road leading from Tortona to Torino, the Fulvia was available in three variants: a Berlina 4-door saloon, a 2-door Coupé, and the Sport, a distinctive fastback coupé designed and built by Zagato, available as an alternative.

As well as being a delightful and rewarding road car in the best Italian tradition, Fulvias are notable for their role in motorsport history, including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. On testing one of the early cars in 1967, the American magazine 'Road & Track' summed up the Fulvia as 'a precision motorcar, an engineering tour-de-force'.

The second series Fulvia Sport was launched at the 1970 Turin Motor Show and changes included a 5-speed gearbox, revised suspension geometry, taller ride height, an alternator in place of the previous dynamo, a taller final drive compared to earlier cars, and wider tyres. The body was now all-steel and seated a couple of (not very tall) passengers behind the front seats. Several other minor changes set the second series apart from the first: new driving lights, side mirror moved from the wing to the door, larger bullet-shaped tail lights from the Peugeot 204, and stamped steel wheels without hubcaps.

Offered here we have a recently restored 1972 Series II Fulvia HF from the estate of our recently departed friend, Barrie Williams. The history file indicates that it was restored by the previous owner over approximately four years as it contains an invoice, dated 2013, from  Nottingham-based 'IN Racing'  (Ian Nuthall's long-established classic sports car restoration business) for interim work totalling £6,679 and the HPI reports a colour change to Red from White in 2017. There is a further invoice in the file from IN Racing in 2013 that details a gearbox strip and rebuild including bearings and synchros. The Owner's File contains correspondence between previous owners, old MOTs, a letter from the Lancia Motor Club confirming the date of manufacture as being 1972, various invoices, and historic registration documents.

It's difficult to imagine a more delightfully presented little Italian seventies sports car. It sits square and true and its diminutive proportions are in perfect balance. It's finished to an excellent standard in the correct Rosso(HF) with a very smart black leather interior. The dashboard and instrumentation appear excellent and the HF steering wheel looks original. The odometer currently indicates 29,356 miles but this can't be warranted. The external brightwork is in good condition as are the silver wheels and the HF decals look period-correct. The engine bay is remarkable, almost 'Concours' standard with a striking, gloss blue and yellow painted cam cover. It wears a set of K&N Filters on the twin Webers and is fitted with a Facet fuel pump.

This is a lovely example of a much-revered model, owned most recently by a man who could be a touch pedantic when it came to detail, so you can be pretty sure it’s a good one!!!

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1963 Austin Mini Cooper S 'Whizzo Williams'

1963 Austin Mini Cooper S 'Whizzo Williams'

Lot # 204 (Sale Order: 4 of 64)      

From the Estate of Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams, the first Mini Cooper 'S' to win an International Rally

  • Cooper 1071S delivered to Barrie Williams within a few weeks of the model being announced

  • 120 MNP won its inaugural rally, the International Welsh Rally in 1964 with Barrie and John Griffiths

  • The first international win by a Cooper S - before the much publicised Hopkirk/Monte Carlo success

  • Used by Barrie for two seasons. Sold to a friend and bought back several years later

  • Re-shelled and rebuilt as it would have been on the Welsh. Engine fully rebuilt by SMMC to Welsh-spec

  • Some later safety updates (roll cage, seats, belts etc). Used by Barrie as his favourite road car for years

  • Lots of history, photographs etc. A legendary car from a legendary man

There can't be many British motorsport enthusiasts who are not familiar with the name and exuberant driving style of the late Barrie Williams. Universally known throughout the motorsport world as ‘Whizzo', Barrie was one of the most versatile competitors of the last 60 years. From an early age, he wanted to be a racing driver and wrote from his boarding school to David Brown, owner of Aston Martin and Lagonda, asking to join the Aston racing team. Brown's reply was to suggest that Barrie became an engineering apprentice with David Brown Tractors, based in Huddersfield and subsequently, duly ensconced in West Yorkshire, Barrie soon found himself making friends with a group of like-minded enthusiasts, members of the Huddersfield Motor Club. As was possible in the late 1950s, the same car could be used for rallies, racing, autotests, hill climbs and sprints and before long he was hill climbing an Austin A40 Devon 'It wasn't competitive, but it made a lovely noise with a tractor exhaust on'. It was soon replaced by a Downton-tuned Morris 1000 (purchased from Peter Kaye, James Kaye's father) in which Barrie made his circuit debut at Rufforth in 1959.

In 1962, Barrie had to leave David Brown Tractors to return home to manage the family business, Bromyard Engineering when his father became ill (Barrie's father was a works rider for Sunbeam in the TT but perhaps is better known in motorsport circles for founding 'Fastakart' and running a very successful kart racing team.). Barrie maintained his involvement in all available types of motorsport, earning a growing reputation in the West Country as a young driver to watch but at this point, most of his success was in club rallying in a Mini Cooper. The smooth reliable style of Barrie's later years was not always evident at this point in his career and night rallies were occasionally punctuated by botanical expeditions through the scenery usually without a scratch. Ironically, it was a non-fault road accident that put Barrie in hospital in 1963 and it was whilst lying there that he heard about the newly introduced Mini Cooper 'S' (1071cc). Apparently there was a six-month waiting list which seemed quite a way off so one was immediately ordered, however, 120 MNP turned up three weeks later.

In Barrie's words; 'We had a few wins, and I rashly put my name down for a brand new Cooper S. When it arrived I couldn't pay for it, but I got it on HP, and it was much better than the Cooper because it had brakes. Some mates said you ought to do an International. I said, don't be silly, we're only club boys. Anyway, we ended up doing the Welsh against the works teams. Our service crew were at a wedding all day Saturday and turned up in the middle of the night in darkest Wales to service us in tailcoats and top hats. It was very wet, very foggy, very nasty, and at the finish, we got very drunk, and then somebody said, you've won it. We'd passed all the works teams in the fog and we'd won our first International'. The Motoring News on Thursday 9 January 1964 proudly announced 'Outsiders Win First International Welsh Rally. This tough long weekender was made even harder by prolonged bouts of both fog and ice but Williams, accompanied by John Griffiths, and behind the wheel of his Mini Cooper S, finished just ahead of Roy Fidler, Phil Simister, Reg McBride, Eric Jackson and John La Trobe. Not bad for a driver on his first International'.

Meanwhile, and also in January 1964, Paddy Hopkirk along with Henry Liddon, became national heroes when they won the 23rd running of the Rallye Monte-Carlo, beating a host of V8 Ford Falcons on handicap in the process, however, although the Mini Cooper 'S' won two International Rallies within a couple of weeks, and despite what you might have believed up to now, history is quite clear that the accolade for the FIRST international victory by a Cooper'S' belo

Through 1964 and 1965, the long-suffer

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1997 Bentley Continental R

1997 Bentley Continental R

Lot # 205 (Sale Order: 5 of 64)      

A No Reserve Bentley Continental R that both looks and drives superbly

  • A really lovely example of the two-door Continental, the ultimate Grand Tourer

  • 385 bhp and an incredible 750 Nm of torque available from just 2000 rpm

  • Superbly finished in Ascot Green with a delightful Saddle Tan interior

  • Excellent specification including fully veneered waist rails, chestnut console and walnut dashboard

  • Comprehensive service history corroborating the indicated mileage of 71,150

  • Offered as a No Reserve lot by our realistic private vendor. An exceptional opportunity     

The two-door version of the Bentley Continental was produced from 1991 to 2003 and at the time of its launch, was the most expensive production car in the world. It was the ultimate Grand Tourer - sleek, seductive and fast. It used the engine from the Bentley Turbo R with certain updates designed by the legendary company, Cosworth Racing Engines, who confirmed that power was up to 385 BHP with and an incredible 750 Nm of Torque available from just 2000 RPM. This meant a car that weighed over two tonnes could accelerate from 0 - 60mph in just six seconds, remarkable.

This car is both a UK supplied and matching numbers example that is coming from private ownership of a true Bentley enthusiast. Finished in the traditional colour for a Bentley of Ascot Green but with an unusual shade of tan leather upholstery (known officially as Saddle) specified from new. The non-standard features, as confirmed by the original factory specification in the accompanying history file, include fully veneered waist rails, a chestnut console and walnut dashboard, colour-keyed door mirrors, electric rear blind, reversing aid made audible and visible, an Ascot Green steering wheel rim, painted headlamp surrounds, Bentley wing vents and extended runners to the passenger seat. Today it benefits from a comprehensive service history which confirms the mileage of 71,150 as correct.

Offered as a No Reserve lot by our realistic private vendor, this car is an excellent example and should definitely not be overlooked or confused with similar cars of average condition and provenance. An exceptional opportunity for the serious collector/enthusiast.

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1990 BMW 325i Convertible Manual

1990 BMW 325i Convertible Manual

Lot # 206 (Sale Order: 6 of 64)      

Classic, late-eighties, four-seater convertible with only 15,600 miles

•    Finished in Granite Silver Metallic with crimson leather and a black soft top•    Equipped with PAS, ABS, electric windows, and central locking•    Leather steering wheel, leather gear knob, original Pioneer stereo, front fogs•    The original toolkit, warning triangle and First Aid Kit factory wrapped•    Once the property of rock legend, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai   •    Full BMW/Specialist service history with 20 stamps in the book

Offered here is a stunning BMW 325i (E30) Convertible that has only covered 15,600 miles from new. Originally supplied by Hunters BMW of East London in the very pleasing combination of Granite Silver Metallic (Code 237) and Crimson leather (Code 0324) with a black soft top, it has a comprehensive full BMW/Specialist service history with twenty stamps in the book.  Allied to BMW ‘s marketing mantra of the day. ‘’The Ultimate Driving Machine’’ it has the beautiful free-revving 6- cylinder engine, the slick 5-speed manual gearbox, and most of the boxes on the options list appear to have been ticked. It's equipped with PAS, ABS, electric windows, leather steering wheel, leather gear knob, original Pioneer stereo, front fogs, central locking, and BMW 15’’ cross-spoke alloys. With the rapid increase in E30 values, buyers are becoming focussed on originality and, importantly, the original toolkit is complete together with the BMW warning triangle and the signature First Aid Kit is still in its factory wrapping. The owner’s manuals are absolutely complete with all the literature that accompanied the car upon delivery. The period tax disc and both keys are present. The car was previously owned by rock legend Jay Kay of Jamiroquai.

We feel that this classic, late-eighties, four-seater convertible must be one of the most pristine and lowest mileage examples available today and cuts it at any event or driving adventure … The Ultimate Driving Machine.

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1989 BMW 635CSi Motorsport Edition

1989 BMW 635CSi Motorsport Edition

Lot # 207 (Sale Order: 7 of 64)      

A pristine example of a rare Limited Edition

•    One of just 181 Motorsport Editions produced for the UK •    Finished in Macau Blue Metallic with Lotus White Nappa leather•    All the standard performance features of the M635 + a massive spec   •    On the original M-sport cross-spoke alloys/correct Michelin TRX tyres•    Once the property of rock legend, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai•    Full BMW/specialist service history with 25 stamps in the book

Offered here is a pristine example of BMW’s 635csi coupe finished in Macau Blue Metallic (Code 250) with Lotus White Nappa leather (Code 0199). It is one of just one hundred and eighty-one Motorsport Editions produced for the UK and only available in three bespoke colour combinations with Macau Blue being the rarest. It was originally supplied new by Quadrifoglio BMW of Southampton to a Lyndhurst-based lady owner who enjoyed the 635csi for almost its entire mileage. In December 2011, the car was sold to its second owner, a certain rock legend, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai with only 46,000 miles on the clock and subsequently, in October 2015, was purchased by a BMW collector with the mileage at only 49,600.

These cars were equipped with all the standard performance features of the M635 Highline model  and additionally, the 'Motorsport'-spec cars boasted Shadowline exterior trim, Electric sunroof, Highline equipment, Rear-seat head restraints, Tri-colour M-sport labels, Graduated tinted screen, Memory electric seats, Air conditioning, Electric mirrors, Headlight wipers, Rear spoiler, Leather trimmed steering wheel, and a rear window blind. The interior was fabulous and included hand-stitched Nappa leather on the seats, door panels, centre console, glove box, roof lining, sun visors, door pillars, upper door trim, and dashboard. The Motorsport 635 was rumoured to have an additional few horsepower (up to 292bhp) which may well be to compensate for all the additional trim.

This lovely example remains fitted with its original Blaupunkt Montreux RDR49 stereo and fire extinguisher and sits on the original M-sport cross-spoke alloys shod in the correct Michelin TRX tyres.  The owner's manuals are absolutely complete with every piece of literature required at the point of delivery and it has a full BMW/Specialist service history with twenty-five stamps in the book. Generously, our vendor is leaving the very appropriate registration, BMW 635F, with the car.

Epitomising style and mechanical prowess when they arrived on the motoring scene in 1976 these beautiful coupes will always stand the test of time and the ability to ‘wow’ anywhere. 

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1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Lot # 208 (Sale Order: 8 of 64)      

Early production 'Lux'-spec car in Diamond White

  • Low number ownership and only 26,000 miles

  • Original wheels on OE fit Pirelli P Zero’s

  • Ford Motorsport Diamond White

  • Pristine black leather LUX interior

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth proved a worthy successor to its legendary 1980's Sierra namesake. Just like the Lancia Integrale and Subaru Impreza, this was a 'Group A' rally car for the road - pure and simple. It was actually underpinned by a shortened version of the Sierra Cosworth RS Cosworth's platform and powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged, longitudinally-mounted, Cosworth-developed engine driving all four wheels. The car was designed and engineered in Boreham, styled by noted designer Stephen Harper, and ended up being assembled by Karmann in Germany. 

At the car's launch in 1994, two models were available, the Club-spec standard car at £21,380 and the Lux version, which included electric windows, heated screen, sunroof, and Recaro seats. Power was up slightly from the Sierra RS Cosworth, at 227bhp, and performance consequently improved.

Offered here is an early production Escort RS Cosworth that has only covered 26,000 miles from new. It was delivered new to a Mr Michael Lanes by Fosters of Truro Cornwall and was one of the first 'Lux' models delivered in the UK. In 1997, it was sold into the family of the well-known Lotus Cortina Centre in the West Country in 1997 where it remained before being sold to a family friend, making this effectively just a three-owner car. The V5c shows just two owners.

Above the Lux specification of sunroof and leather interior, this fine RS comes with an additional set of Borbet wheels which were a period option. The original wheels are in great condition with original Pirelli P 'Zero' tyres. It has the Monte Carlo-style front headlight treatment, a replacement alloy header tank, and the exhaust is stainless.

Finished in Ford Motorsport Diamond White with a beautiful black interior, this low mileage RS needs to be shown or just driven and, considering its low ownership, low mileage, and fabulous condition is available at a very sensible guide.

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1970 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint

1970 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint

Lot # 209 (Sale Order: 9 of 64)      

Classically finished in 'Gold Leaf Team Lotus' colours

•    Absolutely delightful series 4 Sprint dating from 1970•    Seven former keepers. Current owner since 2010•    Barn find in 2007 and fully restored over the next three years•    Only completed 1,000 dry summer miles since. Indicated mileage 11,800•    Full history file with invoices photos, MOTs

When Colin Chapman was drawing up plans to replace the slightly troublesome Elite, he was intent on sticking to the glassfibre monocoque principle and using a Ford-based twin cam 1000cc engine (effectively creating a rather expensive Lotus Spridget). However, serendipity got in the way and a steel backbone chassis, designed for testing the prototypes-mainly because the mechanical parts needed to be attached to something for testing-had proved such a successful and cost-effective solution that it was adopted for production. Meanwhile, other larger variants of the Ford Kent block, up from 997cc to 1340cc, became available and Chapman was eager to exploit the potential for extra performance. So by the time the 1962 Type 26 Elan Roadster took to the roads, it had moved up a class.The glass fibre-bodied Elan may only have been available initially as a Roadster Kit but its specification was very advanced and adhered to Chapman's “just add lightness” engineering philosophy. Power came from Harry Mundy's Ford-based Lotus 1558cc DOHC engine, it was fitted with disc brakes all round, and the independent suspension was set up to optimise ride quality and handling finesse, qualities for which this little car is still admired. It soon sired other derivatives including the Type 26R racer, the Type 36 fixed-head coupe, the Type 45 drop-head coupe, and the Type 50 Elan +2 of 1967. The 1971 Elan Sprint was essentially based on the Series 4 Elan bodyshell and was primarily designed to rekindle demand and improve the performance of the nine-year-old sports car. Conceived by Lotus Sales Director, Graham Arnold, the Sprint's most notable feature was the horizontally-split two-tone paintwork echoing the livery of the Gold Leaf Team Lotus Formula One cars. Meanwhile providing the 'go to match the show' a new big-valve cylinder head with high-lift cams and a raised compression ratio, the work of Engineering Director Tony Rudd, provided a 25% increase in power to 126bhp. The drivetrain was suitably toughened and braced and the front callipers were redesigned to cope with the increased performance.

This smart little S4 Sprint is UK-supplied and dates from 1970. It's finished in the traditional 'Gold Leaf Team Lotus' colours and we understand it has had 7 former keepers, with the current owner enjoying the car since 2010. The owner immediately prior to our vendor found the Elan in a barn and commenced a three-year restoration which was completed in May 2010. The car has only completed 1,000 dry summer miles since and there is large photo file in the car's history with a record of the restoration. The odometer indicates 11,800 miles from new which our consignor believes is accurate but obviously, this is not warranted. There is a full history file with the Lotus with invoices, photographs and older MOTs 

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1958 AC Aceca-Bristol

1958 AC Aceca-Bristol

Lot # 210 (Sale Order: 10 of 64)      

The first AC Aceca fitted with the uprated 122 BHP D2 engine

  • Engine No: 100 D2 813 Bristol D2 engine, the first Aceca fitted with the Bristol engine

  • First registered 2 July 1958. Full matching numbers, original engine, gearbox and chassis

  • Long term ownership from March 1966 to 2005 before being purchased by our vendor

  • Partially stripped in August 1967 and remained that way for 38 years

  • Lovely detailed history of our vendor's journey returning the Aceca to glorious health. Notable 'Concours' success 2015 - 2018 winning the 2018 ACOC Hurlock Trophy as 'Champion Car'  

British racing driver and wizard tuner, Ken Rudd, whose business K.N.Rudd Ltd. were official suppliers of AC cars in the mid-1950s, developed the very first Ace-Bristol and it wasn't long before his hybrid was quickly adopted by the AC factory. First shown in autumn 1956, the AC Ace-Bristol and its coupé sibling, the Aceca-Bristol, were in production by the spring of 1957. Because it was not only more powerful than AC's own engine but capable of a lot more development, the Bristol unit made these cars much more suited for competition and the extra power seemed to get the best out of a very capable chassis.

The roots of the Ace-Bristol design go back to the Thirties, when BMW engine design-chief, Fritz Feider, produced a series of six-cylinder engines that culminated in the 1971-cc unit of the fabled 328. After World War II, Bristol of England 'acquired' the design by somewhat dubious means and manufactured it in the UK. By the mid-1950s, Bristol was happy to supply this remarkable engine to other low volume car makers.

#BE662 was delivered in June 1958 to K.N.Rudd Ltd. to fulfil an order that had been placed by Flying Officer J H Scullard. Subsequently, it was purchased by Graham Enfield on the 25 March 1966 from Camden Motors who had had it on their stock since Feb 1966 and he was to own it until his death in 2005 when our vendor became the AC's next custodian. Perhaps with motorsport in mind (he was later to race an Aston and a Porsche) Graham took the car of the road August 1967 to rebuild it and the car then spent 38 years in various addresses, Ruislip, Maidstone and Northamptonshire whilst Graham focused on a life of working and family. In fact it appears that a considerable amount of work had indeed been carried out on the AC as, to quote our vendor, 'When purchased in 2005 the chassis would roll and I asked the estate to blow the tyres up before I collected so I could put it on the trailer, wow it rolled so easily, it would appear that the suspension, brakes etc were rebuilt previously, the rusty discs were just corroded, new and unused, it came with almost all the original parts, engine, diff, gearbox, wood, seats, all in all about 50 boxes! It was so complete in the boxes that I had a new alloy fuel tank, 3 new Solex carburettors, a new distributor, and even a replacement rear window catch for the one original that had broken.'

It also transpired that at some point the chassis had been modified at the rear to take Jaguar Mk II wheels as Aceca tyres were not available, however, our vendor decided to leave the chassis as altered and source some new 15” x 6.5” MWS wheels and Avon radial tyres. Progress during the next 10 years is best described by our articulate owner; 'In September 2005, I bought a windscreen from Autoglazing, Huntingdon and a new rear screen was obtained from Geoff Leigh in ManchesterThe car was sent away 2006 to have the chassis grit blasted by an “Artist in Grit Blasting” to remove the green Hammerite paint and rust and they sprayed the chassis black. I did not want to remove the body but they managed to access 95% of the chassis Not knowing too much about AC cars the Aceca was slowly rebuilt and parts put back together by myself and Lewis Beales a motor vehicle lecturer, usually on a Thursday evening. We removed the head from the engine, it was all new inside and rebuilt by Bristol Motor Co and left on the garage floor but was regularly turned over by hand with oil in the bores. In 2010, the car was sent to Nigel Winchester for new sills. Seats and dash taken to Gibson Car & Coach Trimmers in Harrogate to be recovered with new leather and carpet, additional carpet and leather purchased at the same time to complete the trimming elsewhere.December 2012, the car went away for a week to Jody Arch at JA Classics Kimbolton to have a few odd jobs done and the engine to be started for the first time in 46 years which it did when the distributor was reset. It did blow oil out as the pressure relief valve was stuck after the engine had been sitting on the floor, quick r

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1965 Morris Mini Cooper S

1965 Morris Mini Cooper S

Lot # 211 (Sale Order: 11 of 64)      

Car originally described as a Morris Mini Cooper S is an Austin Mini Cooper S

Benefiting from a recent recommission and offered with a competitive estimate

•    A UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 1275 Cooper 'S' •    Recently fully recommissioned•    Classically finished in Old English White over Almond Green•    Coming from private ownership with a plethora of paperwork•    Offered at a very competitive estimate 

Alec Issigonis was firmly against the idea of a performance version of his new baby, despite several long evenings of animated discussion with his good friend, F1 guru, John Cooper in the Royal Oak. However, after JC appealed to BMC Management, Issigonis' concerns were disregarded and the two good friends eventually cooperated in creating what rapidly became and still remains a legendary little motor car. The first cars used a 997cc twin-carb A-series, changed for a short-stroke 998cc unit from 1964. Front disc brakes were standard and Mini-Coopers stood out thanks to their two-tone paint schemes and special grilles. These nimble little cars soon established their credentials as race and rally winners, and the stage was set for even faster versions. The first of these - the 1,071cc Mini Cooper 'S' of 1963 - took engine development a stage further and provided the basis for the 970 'S' and 1275 'S' of 1964. The ultimate Mini of its day, the 1275 'S',  pumped out 76bhp while remaining exceptionally flexible, and was good for a genuine 100mph - an astonishing performance at the time. 

This, UK-supplied, right-hand drive 1275 Cooper ‘S’ is classically finished in Old English White over Almond Green and benefits from a recent refurbishment to a high standard by a marque specialist. During the process, the following new parts were fitted: wiring loom, clutch,  master cylinders, servo, hoses, radiator and the twin 1.25 inch carbs were rebuilt. 

This Mini was fully serviced on completion of the renovation and sits on good 145 x 10 Dunlop 'Aquajet' tyres on rare, original 3.5B Cooper 'S' rims. The front seats and interior are showing a nice patina and new carpets were fitted throughout. Coming from private ownership and offered at a very competitive estimate, this car may reward further investigation.  

 

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1965 Studebaker Lark Daytona 500

1965 Studebaker Lark Daytona 500

Lot # 212 (Sale Order: 12 of 64)      

A unique pre-65 Historic Racing saloon at No Reserve

  • Highly developed and extremely competitive car that is both beautifully prepared and expertly engineered

  • Built with no expense spared, originally by Fortec Motorsport, and more recently by, Richard Moore Racing

  • Top spec Peter Knight freshly prepared, fully FIA-compliant Chevrolet V8 producing circa 430BHP at 7,000 rpm

  • Invited and competed at Goodwood five times over the last decade gaining regular top finishes 

  • Eligible for, and welcome in, the 2019 Masters Series, 2019 HRDC Historic Touring Cars, Bernie's V8s and HSCC Touring Cars

  • The only racing Lark Daytona 500 in Europe and its rarity will ensure invitations to all the greatest saloon car races in the world

The Studebaker Lark was produced between 1959 and 1966 in various guises as Studebaker's mainstream production saloon and manufactured in both Canada and Australia. The Lark Daytona was the third generation of the Lark model and only produced between 1964 and 1966 with a unique separate chassis and body construction. It was offered with various engine options including the small block Chevrolet V8 which was introduced in 1965, for both the American and Australian market only. The car was used successfully in competition in Australia, specifically at Bathurst where it gained a podium finish. During the final year of production, a limited edition 'Lark Daytona 500' model was also produced as a pace car for the famous Daytona 500 race in America.

This car is the only racing Lark Daytona 500 in Europe and has therefore secured invitations to some of the most high profile historic saloon races in the world, including both Goodwood Members Meeting support races as well as the main Goodwood Revival. It has been built on a no expense spared basis, originally by renowned single seater experts Fortec Motorsport and more recently by historic saloon specialists, Richard Moore Racing.

The car runs with a top specification Peter Knight freshly prepared and fully FIA compliant Chevrolet V8 which gives circa 430bhp. The car runs to a minimum agreed weight of 1,200 Kgs in the Masters Series and is also rev-limited to 7,000 rpm. The car is extremely competitive and has recently circulated Donington Park in early 1 minute 23, Goodwood in 1 min 30.3 and Spa in 3 minutes dead. It's offered with a host of comprehensive spares including 12 wheels and tyres, 2 limited-slip differentials, spare body panels for front wings, doors, bonnet and boot (including moulds where appropriate) and many further assorted components. It has been invited and competed at Goodwood 5 times over the last decade gaining regular top finishes in the Pierpoint Cup, the Jack Sears Trophy, and the St. Mary's Trophy. In fact, at the 2018 Revival, it qualified third overall and finished second overall in the St. Mary's Trophy celebrity race, just behind eventual winner, Ash Sutton, after a race-long epic battle. It is welcome in the 2019 Masters series, as well as the 2019 HRDC Historic Touring Cars, Bernie's V8s, and HSCC Touring Cars. It is also 'highly likely' to receive another invitation to the various prestigious races at Goodwood when their period of racing is for 1960's saloons. (letter from Goodwood on file)

Offered at No Reserve, this is a highly developed and extremely competitive car that is both beautifully prepared and expertly engineered. Its rarity will ensure difficult to obtain invitations and allow a competitive entry into all the greatest saloon races across the world. Truly stunning and a reluctant sale by long-term owner, Silverstone Auctions MD - Nick Whale, who is making way for another exciting new project. Please call him in the office for further details and also future Goodwood specific details.  

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1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Race Car

1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Race Car

Lot # 213 (Sale Order: 13 of 64)      

Ex-Spa 24 Hours 1974/5 and ready to be returned to its former glory

  • Ex-'Butch Racing Team' car and ex-Spa 24 hours in 1974 and 1975 

  • Perfect candidate to be rebuilt to Group 1 Historic Touring Car specification for HTCC and Goodwood Member's meeting

  • Believed to have been last raced in 1981 and still wearing that livery

  • Offered with a BMIHT Certificate and a spare set of wheels / tyres

 

Although the Triumph Dolomite range, introduced in 1972, had proved to be refined and sporty, competitors such as BMW's 2002 had a performance advantage which was costing Triumph dearly, both in terms of sales and prestige. To remedy this, they unveiled the Dolomite Sprint in June 1973, although the launch had been delayed by a year, having been due to go on sale in 1972 alongside the main range.

A  team of engineers, led by Spen King, developed a 16-valve, single overhead camshaft head.  The capacity was increased to 1,998cc and combined with bigger carbs the output was upped to 127 bhp. This represented a significant increase over the smaller 1850cc variant, however, it fell frustratingly short of the original target of 135 bhp. As a result of this new engine, the Dolomite Sprint has a claim to be the world's first truly mass-produced multi-valve car and the design of the cylinder head won a British Design Council Award in 1974. Performance was excellent, with 0-60 mph taking around 8.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 119 mph.

We are informed that this particular Dolomite Sprint entered the 1974 Spa 24 Hours as part of a four-car team sponsored by Butch Tailors - the 'Butch Racing Team'. Car no. 46 was driven by Claude De Wael & Etienne Staelpart and the team also ran the car that finished 5th overall driven by the famous pairing of Tony Dron and Andy Rouse.  Whilst running very well in the top ten, this particular car (chassis 2110) unfortunately failed in the 23rd hour (listed as suspension maladies but believed to be a rear axle failure). The following year, it's believed the car was entered in the 1975 Spa 24 hours, again as part of the Butch Racing Team entry. The car was eventually to end up in the ownership of Nelio Brunetti, along with its sister car # 3353. Brunetti continued to use this car in European Touring Car events held mainly in Belgium and Italy.

Believed to have been last raced in 1981, # '2110' now remains exactly as it was when it returned from its last outing, in this distinctive Black, Orange and White colour scheme with sponsorship by 'Mach 3' (Belgian shoe-makers) and Brunetti's name on the roof. However, open the bonnet and bootlid and yellow paint from its original Butch Racing Team livery is still evident, confirming its originality. Since then '2110' and sister chassis '3353' have remained together for most of their lives passing through European dealers until they both ended up in the hands of Dirk Van Gorp, from whom the previous owner purchased it. For the past 2 years the car has been professionally stored in dehumidified storage maintaining its period look.

A 'British Motor Industry Heritage Trust' Certificate accompanies the 'Dolly' and confirms '2110' was built on the 12th July 1973. The original wheels, along with various other components, are included in the sale. This car would be the perfect candidate to rebuild to Group 1 Historic Touring Car specification and obtain FIA papers to ensure that it is fully eligible for HTCC and some of the most prestigious events, including perhaps, the Gerry Marshall Trophy at the Goodwood Members Meeting, the Algarve Classic Festival and the Spa Six Hours Endurance weekend. In short, this Dolly needs adopting and returning to its former glory. 

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1972 Lola T 290 FIA Sports Racing Car

1972 Lola T 290 FIA Sports Racing Car

Lot # 214 (Sale Order: 14 of 64)      

Car originally described as having a David Gathercole built engine. It is not, the engine is a zero timed Cosworth 2.0 BDG iron block engine

Eligible for a number of high quality events

•    Took part in the 1974 Targo Florio, fitted with a Porsche 906 engine•    Purchased by our vendor in 2007. Fitted with a Cosworth BDG engine and a Hewland FG 400 gearbox•    Last raced at the 2011 Silverstone Classic driven by David Gathercole •    Fitted with a zero-timed, David Gathercole-built, Cosworth BDG. Current FIA HTP•    Eligible for a number of series such as World Sportscar Masters and Classic Endurance Racing

The T290 was Lola's 1972 contender for the European 2-litre Sports Car 'Championship for Makes', a vibrant series which ran at most of the classic circuits in the 70s with many famous drivers. 

Lola designers Bob Marston, Patrick Head, and John Barnard produced an entirely new car to replace the outgoing and winning T210 and T212. The new 1972 car was based on an aluminium monocoque and designed to take a variety of 2-litre engines including the Cosworth FVC and the Chevy Vega. As always with Lola, their production race cars were very competitive and easy to run for privateer racer and the monocoque T290 was direct competition for the Chevron B21 and Abarth Osella SE021.

Chassis HU 16 was originally supplied through European Lola agent Jo Bonnier where it remained for 2 years and subsequently was sold to Italian Bruno Rebac. The car, at that time, was fitted with a Porsche 906 engine and took part in the 1974 Targa Florio where it, unfortunately, crashed, however, the parts were subsequently reassembled into a new chassis built around the original bulkheads by John Collins.

In 1988, a Swedish gentleman purchased the car and took it back to Italy where it remained until 1995 when a Mr Jim Jaqua purchased it and exported it to America. Mr Jaqua prepared the car for racing and it was then in the hands of well known US preparer, Lee Chapman Racing. The car was later purchased through Simon Hadfield by our vendor in 2007 and is currently fitted with a Cosworth BDG engine and a Hewland FG 400 gearbox.

HU 16 last raced at the 2011 Silverstone Classic driven by well-known engine builder David Gathercole who had fitted one of his own 2-litre FVC engines for the occasion. David ran as high as 3rd in the race against such opposition as Lola T70s demonstrating just how quick and competitive this car can be.

Subsequently, the Lola has been fitted with a Cosworth BDG zero-timed engine making it eligible for a number of series such as World Sportscar Masters and Classic Endurance Racing. With a new owner, this car should be as competitive once again as it was in 1972 and 2011

The Lola comes complete with full FIA HTP papers.

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1965 Ford Mustang 289 Notchback race car

1965 Ford Mustang 289 Notchback race car

Lot # 215 (Sale Order: 15 of 64)      

A fabulous Mustang that has been a race car from new in 1965

  • Desirable ‘K-Code’ Mustang finished in Guardsman Blue

  • Raced from new in 1965 by David Tallasken before being campaigned by IMSA winner Gene Felton

  • Engine totally rebuilt by I.C.E. Automotive Racing Engines in 2017 and used minimally since

  • Potential entrant to Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto, Spa 6 Hours, and Masters Pre-66 Touring cars

  • Supplied with a UK V5c and a superb history file

 

UK saloon racing in the 1960s was epitomised by the battles between the American V8s and the British Lotus Ford Cortinas and Austin Coopers of the day. They were driven, in the British Saloon Car Championship (pre-BTCC), by current Grand-Prix stars such as Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill, as well as saloon car specialists like Frank Gardener, Brian Muir, Sir Gawaine Bailie, Roy Pierpoint and Jack Sears. It was an exciting and evocative period of racing and the crowds enjoyed the closeness of the racing brought about by the contrasting abilities of the nimble Cortinas and Minis and the straight line speed of the V8s.

We are pleased to offer this special 1965 ‘K-Code’ Ford Mustang Notchback, finished in Guardsman Blue, which was purchased new by a Mr David Tallaksen who set about racing the car straight out of the box. Mr Tallaksen went on to campaign the Mustang across the South Eastern States, even setting a track record at Savannah International Speedway in 1965. A few years later Mr Tallaksen went on to own a Ford GT40 Mk.I – clearly bitten by the Ford / Shelby bug.

Late on in the 1965 season, the car changed pilots and owners, when Tallaksen sold it to a Mr Gene Felton, who, at the time couldn’t afford a new Shelby Mustang, so decided instead to have this car upgraded to Shelby specification. Two full seasons in the SCCA Regional and National Championships in 1966 and 1967, saw Gene win a number of races and finish in the top three each season, culminating in an overall win of the Southeast Division in 1967. The car and driver were both invited to the American Road Race of Champions each year, with a credible 6 th place finish overall at Riverside, California in 1966 – a picture of the car in action at this race is included in the file. In July 1967, Gene Felton entered The Paul Revere 250 Trans Am race at Daytona, leading the charge until an engine fault forced retirement from the race. At the end of the 1967 season, Gene retired the car as it was in need of repair following an on track skirmish, and the arrival of a new Camaro saw the trusty K-Code sidelined. Remaining in storage throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, Mr Felton eventually decided to return the car to its former glory and post-restoration began to campaign it successfully once again, winning on its first outing at Road Atlanta in 1989. Due to its illustrious period race history and its period-correct race preparation, it became one of the first historic race cars to gain SCCA certification in 1992. After some 28 years of ownership in 1993, Gene sold the Mustang to a Mr Richard Amsden of Florida. The car remained in the USA until it was purchased in 2006 by a Mr Anders Nannerup and exported to Denmark.

During Mr Nannerup's ownership, it was raced in Denmark with a class win at the Grand Prix of Denmark and a 3 rd overall in the Danish Vintage Championship before it was again the subject of a full restoration in 2008 preparing it to 'Historic 1965 Mustang Appendix K' specification. Finished in its 1967 Paul Revere 250 Trans Am race livery, it was invited to compete at the 2014 Goodwood Revival where Mr Nannerup shared driving duties with ex-F1 driver Rupert Keegan.

Purchased in 2015 by the current owner, it has since been prepared by WDK Motorsport and was the recipient of a full and comprehensive engine rebuild by I.C.E Automotive Racing Engines in July ‘17 resulting in an invoice in excess of £15,500, however the dyno sheet confirms a healthy 395bhp at 6,800 RPM. The car was then campaigned at the 2017 Goodwood Revival and Tour Auto.

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1979 Ferrari 308 GT4

1979 Ferrari 308 GT4

Lot # 216 (Sale Order: 16 of 64)      

From 34 years devoted ownership & with 'Classiche Certification'

  • Current ‘Classiche Certification' from Ferrari since 2009 

  • From 34 years of devoted privateer ownership

  • Meticulous maintenance, extensive history records & verifiable mileage

  • One of only 547 right-hand drive UK-delivered examples 

  • The first Bertone-designed production Ferrari 

  • The first mid-engined V8 production Ferrari   

After a hugely successful 20-year exclusive partnership with Pininfarina, Ferrari turned to Bertone to design its first production mid-engined V8, the Dino 308 GT4. The decision was made to mount the engine transversely to allow for 2+2 seating, which would complement the 246 GT/GTS in the Dino lineage. The Dino name was retained until the end of 1976 when it was re-badged as a Ferrari to accommodate popular demand. 

Although the newcomer's wedge-shaped styling was initially controversial - penned by Marcello Gandini who also designed the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, plus the Lancia Stratos, of which the 308 GT4 was aesthetically compared - the performance of its quad-cam 2,927cc DOHC, 16-valve, 90-degree aluminium-alloy V8 engine with four Weber 40 DCNF carburettors, coupled to a five-speed manual transaxle, did not disappoint; the former's 255bhp proving sufficient to propel the 308 past 150 mph, with 60 mph coming up in under seven seconds. With the addition of front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers, coil springs, anti-roll bars, and four-wheel disc brakes, the handling and road holding were all that you could hope for in a Ferrari.

During the development of the GT4, Ferrari engineers even worked with the late Nikki Lauda for several months of testing and research. Road & Track magazine was most impressed by the 308 GT4's blend of speed and civility when they tested one in 1974: ''Apart from the performance, which you take for granted in a Ferrari, and the aforementioned remarkable flexibility of the engine, perhaps the most outstanding feature of the Dino 308 is the excellent ride it provides. The progress, compared to earlier Ferraris, is enormous.’’

The car presented here is a right-hand drive, UK-supplied 1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 which was subjected to a Classiche evaluation by Ferrari in 2009, and ever since has the rarefied accolade of having Classiche Certification. In 2005 the company gave birth to Ferrari Classiche, a department of excellence that offers owners an exclusive service. This unique provision is very important for owners, as only Ferrari Classiche can release an official document confirming the full authenticity of a car.  Only fully functioning cars can receive the Ferrari Certificate of Authenticity; because to ensure the vehicle's conformity to the original design - and therefore maximum driving safety - all parts need to be authentic. Chassis, engine, gearbox and transmission, suspension, brakes, wheels, bodywork, and interior, are all rigorously examined by the Ferrari Classiche group of experts.

Since our vendor bought this 308 in 1985, he has ensured that Graypaul Ferrari of Nottingham - one of the few original UK Ferrari mail dealers authorised as ‘Officina’ (Italian for workshop) and able to implement the Ferrari Classiche Certification process and ensure the correct maintenance and/or repair of Ferrari cars over 20 years old – have cared for his car continuously, ensuring its ongoing status as a Ferrari Classiche Certified vehicle.  Doing even more than this to ensure the highest of standards, our vendor bestowed on the car a full engine & gearbox rebuild (and clutch replacement) within the last three years, plus a bare metal respray of the roof in 2016. This is easily one of the best 308 GT4s available to buy currently anywhere in the world. It’s provenance, history and mileage (62,000) are without question – a truly exceptional and reassuring honour amongst classic cars. This is a rare and special opportunity to own a Classiche Certificated Ferrari, believed to be the only such 308 GT4 in the UK.  Undoubtedly a 'Best of Breed'.

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1981/82 Suzuki RGB 500 MK7/8 F1 GP Race Bike

1981/82 Suzuki RGB 500 MK7/8 F1 GP Race Bike

Lot # 217 (Sale Order: 17 of 64)      

A lovely example of an F1 customer race bike

 

  • In the 1970s, the Suzuki RG500 played a key role in bringing about two-stroke dominance in Moto GP

  • One of a very limited supply of these race-only bikes

  • The F1 (Moto GP-spec) bikes were only supplied to chosen teams/privateers with demonstrable funding/experience

  • 1982 was the first year Suzuki fitted fully floating mono-shock suspension

  • This Mk7 sports magnesium crankcases and carburettors, a stepped square engine, and a dry clutch

  • A lovely example of an F1 customer race bike

 

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1964/5 Ford Mustang Convertible

1964/5 Ford Mustang Convertible

Lot # 218 (Sale Order: 18 of 64)      

A rare '64 and a half ' convertible in lovely condition

  • Dating from July 1964 and imported into the UK in 2014

  • Finished in Poppy Red over Wimbledon White with a matching roof

  • Bright red Mustang, rumbling V8 and the top down. The classic 'US of A' experience

  • Supplied with an MOT and a UK V5c    

The Ford Mustang was conceived in the full knowledge that in the mid-'60s, the biggest population bubble in history was now coming of age in America, 'baby boomers' would rule the 1960s and there was little or no reason to think they wanted to drive cars that were anything like the ones their parents owned.

Lee Iacocca, Ford's then General Manager, commissioned his design team to come up with a two-seat roadster that would compete with popular European cars as well as Chevrolet's Corvette Sting Ray. A design team headed by Iacocca's assistant manager and engineer, Donald Frey, was formed and the new project was entitled 'T-5'. After some consideration, it was agreed that a crossbreed roadster and Ford Falcon would be more suitable to modern demands considering that the Thunderbird, which was Ford's most recent two-seater car, did not fare very well at all with sales way below expectations. The T-5 team were given a new design commission and Lee Iacocca gave much credit to the efforts of stylist David Ash for making the renamed 'Mustang' the most incredible success.

In early 1964, production was being ramped up for the launch of, confusingly, the '1965 Ford Mustang' which was the title the car enjoyed in all its marketing and advertising. As if the excitement and the potential order numbers from dealers increasing exponentially was not enough, the new design was honoured by being named the 'Pace Car' for the imminent 'Indy 500' and Ford stepped up production even further to meet the anticipated demand. A special convertible version fitted with the 289cid V8 was adapted as the 'Pacer' and it was finished in Wimbledon White with a Guardsman Blue stripe on the bonnet and boot. Not being a company known for missing opportunities, Ford also made 230 extra 'pace car replicas' available in convertible and hardtop form. The '64 and a 1/2' convertibles (as they became known) were fitted with the 289cid V8, and the hardtops came with the slightly less powerful 260 V8. Thirty-five convertibles were sold to dealerships and 195 hardtops were given out in dealer competitions. Towards the end of 1964, Ford made some changes to the 1965 model-year Mustang and these cars are now known as 'late '65' cars with earlier vehicles (built between March 1964 and 17th August 1964) widely referred to as 'early 1965 or 1964 1/2 Mustangs'. This all may seem a bit trivial, however, amongst enthusiasts and collectors it's the purity of the early cars that makes them the most desirable and they do tend to command a premium.

Offered here is indeed one of those early cars and we can tell from the body and chassis plates that it was two-door convertible built on the 9th of July 1964 at Ford's Dearborn, Michigan plant, finished in Poppy Red with a White Vinyl interior with black trim. It was fitted with a 4.3-litre (260ci) V8, three-speed transmission, and a 3.00/1 axle ratio and standard differential. When completed it was despatched to Distribution Centre No.22 in Charlotte, North Carolina and onwards to its first owner. This lovely Mustang was imported to the UK in 2014 and has been enjoyed by our vendor as part of his collection. The V5c and the HPI Certificate clearly state that the engine is 4.7-litres (289ci) and we are currently trying to establish whether the larger engine was optioned from new, fitted later, or whether the import documentation was incorrect. Either way, this is a superb example of the rare 1964.5 Convertible in a classic colour scheme and has patently been well looked after. It will benefit from a fresh MOT just prior to the sale.

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1998 Dare Ginetta 2.0 G4

1998 Dare Ginetta 2.0 G4

Lot # 219 (Sale Order: 19 of 64)      

Smart, DARE-built, G4 Convertible equally happy on road or track

  • The G4 offered here is DARE-built and a comparatively rare convertible

  • Effectively a competition car but equally at home on the road. Hard and soft tops

  • 'Clamshell' bodywork and Silver/Mallard Green paintwork in very good condition

  • 2-litre Zetec on throttle bodies producing 225bhp. Type 9, 5-speed, semi-helical, close-ratio box

  • Bespoke Brembo/DARE front four-pot callipers. Brake bias adjuster. Uprated adjustable dampers

  • A well-prepared, fast road/race Ginetta that would be competitive in a number of championships     

Ginetta began in Suffolk in the 1950s when a young Ivor Walklett joined his three older brothers to work in the family's agricultural and structural engineering business and it wasn't long before his enthusiasm for cars led him to create a special based on a pre-war Wolseley Hornet. The Walklett's car-making business became known as Ginetta, and that first, corner of the barn special, subsequently became known as the G1. A few years later, Ginetta really hit their stride with the G4, which became available as a kit at the beginning of the 1960s. Intended to be both a bare-bones road-going sports car and competitive racer, the G4 featured a tube-frame chassis with double wishbones, coil springs and dampers up front along with a live axle with upper trailing arms, coil springs and dampers at the rear. The old adage 'If it looks right, it is right' certainly applied to the astonishingly pretty little Ginetta and, fitted initially with the unburstable 1-litre Ford 105E Anglia engine and subsequently with a Lotus Twin-Cam, the G4 captured the imagination of the competition set and was raced with widespread success as far afield as the USA and Canada. On short circuits, it proved the match of Divas, Marcos and the nimble Lotus Elans and in the hands of the late Chris Meek would become famous for the 'David and Goliath' battles with much more powerful Jaguars and the occasional Ferrari.  Following the Walklett brothers' sale of the original Ginetta company, Dare (UK) Ltd of Great Wigborough managed to negotiate a license to produce the Ginetta G4 and G12 and the well-respected Essex company are still in business today fabricating complete shells and an extensive list of parts.

The G4 offered here is indeed a DARE built car and is a comparatively rare convertible. Dating from 1998 it was first registered on the 12th of August of that year and was purchased by our vendor in 2006 making him the cars fourth owner. It's effectively a competition car but is equally at home on the road and benefits from both hard and soft tops. The front bodywork is a 'clamshell' race-type and we understand the bodywork is good with no crazing or cracks just a few minor paint imperfections due to wear and tear. The car is always garaged and covered and, whilst with our vendor, has only been used on the road in the dry. The chassis and body were rebuilt in 2010 by Cottage Classics and there is a full photographic record of this. At the same time, the 2-litre Zetec was rebuilt by Dunnell at a cost of £7,000 and there is a full build sheet with the car. Always serviced annually regardless of mileage and has just been serviced with new engine oil, filter and new diff and gearbox oil. The car had a short race season one year with the 750MC. No damage. Still has ignition cut out but no extinguisher.

Specification:

  • 2-litre Zetec on throttle bodies producing 225bhp 

  • Dry sump with catch tank and Titan oil pump kit

  • Alloy 'Radtec' radiator. 4-1 exhaust into BTB noise-compliant stainless box  

  • Pre-SVA so no cat

  • October 2016 new Omex 600 ECU and loom by Northampton Motorsport 

  • Ford Type 9 Gearbox semi-helical 5-speed close ratio

  • Rear IRS Sierra LSD with uprated driveshafts  

  • Uprated adjustable dampers Bespoke Brembo/DARE front four-pot callipers. Brake bias adjuster

  • Alloy and suede wheel.

  • Black and green vinyl upholstery

  • Pre-SVA so has period instruments and toggle switches  

  • DARE chrome rollover bars 

  • Brand new R888 tyres on painted Minilites (205 rear/ 185 fronts)

DARE has built a reputation for the quality of their Ginettas and this little G4 certainly looks the part, apparently drawing attention wherever it goes. It wouldn't take much to prepare it, once again, for circuit use and it can be supplied with an unused spare set of Minilite wheels from DARE, with new wet/road tyres at additional cost. It'

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1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Lot # 220 (Sale Order: 20 of 64)      

A stunning, matching-numbers 'Gullwing' from long-term private ownership

  • Supplied new on 27th December 1954 to Hoffman of New York originally finished in Mercedes 'Racing Silver'

  • Early car featuring the highly desirable 'belly pans'. Sports camshaft upgrade. Electronic power steering (removable)

  • Imported from Arizona in 1989 finished in Fire Engine Red. First UK owner was Lotus Team Manager, Peter Warr

  • The gearbox and brakes have recently been overhauled. Stainless steel exhaust. Four new tyres in 2018

  • Most importantly, the injection pump was completely rebuilt by HK Engineering in Germany two years ago

  • Comprehensive history file (John Surtees Engineering, Ron Waghorn, Tommy Johnston, Omega Motorsport)

  • A plethora of parts invoices from Keinle, HK Engineering and Classic Mercedes UK 

  • Ready to be enjoyed this summer. A rare opportunity into the privileged world of Gullwing ownership  

Voted 'Sports car of the century' in 1999, the 300SL Gullwing is an iconic Mercedes-Benz coupe that was first produced in 1954. Only 1,400 cars were ever made and early cars, such as the car offered here, are highly desirable to collectors and enthusiasts alike. We are privileged to offer this car fresh to market from the same private ownership as the 300SL Roadster that we sold at the Silverstone Classic in 2018.

When supplied new on 27th December 1954 to Hoffman of New York, the car was originally finished in Mercedes 'Racing Silver'. It is an early car and features the highly desirable full 'belly pans' and has also been fitted with a sports camshaft upgrade and, more recently, electronic power steering which can be removed if required.

The first UK owner was the famous Lotus Team Manager, the late Peter Warr, who imported the car, which was now finished in striking American fire-engine red, from Arizona in 1989 and subsequently enjoyed the car until it was purchased by our vendor in August 1993. The comprehensive history file shows the thorough and diligent maintenance of the car during his tenure with a number of well known 300SL Specialists, including John Surtees Engineering, marque expert Ron Waghorn, marque expert Tommy Johnston and, more latterly, Neil Corns of Omega Motorsport. The plethora of parts invoices are from Keinle, HK Engineering and Classic Mercedes UK but, most important of all, the injection pump was completely overhauled and rebuilt by HK Engineering in Germany just two years ago. Both the gearbox and brakes have also been recently overhauled, including both the brake drums and master cylinders.

The car has benefitted from regular use and has been on many European motor tours to exotic places such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Monaco, as well as competing on the Ecurie Ecosse Scottish Tours no less than 12 times! It has clearly been loved and cherished by our enthusiastic vendor who is now ready to let the car enjoy the next chapter of its life.

Fitted with a stainless steel exhaust, and four new tyres in 2018, the car is offered ready to be used and enjoyed this summer and provides a rare opportunity into the privileged world of Gullwing ownership.  

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1992 Volkswagen Golf GTi Sportline

1992 Volkswagen Golf GTi Sportline

Lot # 221 (Sale Order: 21 of 64)      

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Delivered on the 3rd April 1992 to its first owner who kept the car until August 2007

  • Purchased by its second owner in late 2007

  • Its condition and low mileage attracted it to the owner of a private collection in 2017

  • The current mileage of 20,876 is supported by MOTs and service records

  • Supplied with the original handbook and service book along with UK and NI Test Certificates

  • Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected

The VW Golf is surely one of the most iconic ‘hot-hatches' ever conceived. Its popularity has never diminished and a plethora of variants and styles have always been hungrily anticipated and universally enjoyed by the car's cult following all of whom treasure the next instalment from Volkswagen, the hot-hatch giant.

Whilst many motorists today appreciate the exhilaration of roof-down ‘wind-in-your-hair' motoring, few are willing to forego the comfort of a saloon car in order to enjoy it, however,  the Golf GTi Convertible, introduced in 1980, made any such sacrifice unnecessary being designed and built by one of the world's most experienced builders of open-touring cars - Karmann of Osnabrück. With the hood up these little cars were remarkably draught free, lower the hood - a simple matter of releasing two clasps - and you were ready to take advantage of every moment of sunshine which a British summer could muster.

The Golf GTi Sportline was a run-out model of the legendary Mk1 GTi Convertible, enhancing the appeal of the car with Flash Red, Black, or Jasmine Yellow paint, Recaro seats finished in black and red, and black BBS 'RA' wheels. With its sub-10 second 0-60mph time and a top speed of 108mph, the Sportline was clearly no ordinary Golf convertible. Only 449 were built and it's thought that less than 200 remain, making it an attractive proposition for collectors.

Finished in Flash Red, this Sportline GTi was delivered on the 3rd April 1992 by Castles of Dover Street Ltd. in Leicester to a Mr A Islam who kept the car until August 2007. The service book indicates that he took the car to Spain for a period as it was serviced by the VW main dealer in Marbella until September 2000 when the recorded mileage was 9,436. It was purchased by its second owner, a Mr A McCullough of Co. Down in August 2007.  He continued to enjoy the car with limited use until 2017 and the DVA Test Certificates in the file document the low mileage.

In 2017, the Golf found a home in a private collection of exceptional vehicles but is now being offered for sale. The history file contains the original handbook and service book along with UK MOTs and Northern Ireland Test Certificates. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.

The Golf GTi will probably remain in fashion for ever and this rare iteration is worthy of a place in any collection and is sure to become increasingly sought-after.

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEC (C126)

1988 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEC (C126)

Lot # 222 (Sale Order: 22 of 64)      

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, post-facelift car with only 38,000 miles

  • Handsome pillarless coupe, rare on UK roads and only 3,680 420s were built worldwide

  • 4.2-litre V8 producing 224bhp at 5400rpm

  • Superbly finished in Pajett Red (Cabernet) with Light Ivory hide

  • An emerging 'classic' and one of the finest examples available  

When new in 1988, the SEC was the top of the range Mercedes-Benz Coupe and supplied in limited numbers. This particular, UK-spec 420 SEC was supplied by London Road Garage of Romford finished in Pajett Red with Light Ivory hide upholstery. Today it has covered just 38,000 miles and is in exceptional condition having been professionally stored as part of this very significant private collection since 2011. High quality examples of the SEC are now recognised as the next emerging classic and we would suggest that this is one of the finest examples currently available.

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1975 BMW 1602

1975 BMW 1602

Lot # 223 (Sale Order: 23 of 64)      

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • A genuine and warranted 3055 miles from new

  • Purchased on the 1st January 1975 from Normand (Bromley) Ltd. by Mr M J Ledger and owned for 41 years

  • Bought by its second owner on 11th May 2016. In a substantial private collection since then

  • Full book pack, original service book, sales brochure, Haynes Manual and copy of the original V5c

  • In incredibly original condition. Even a dealer tax disc and leather key ring in their original paper bag 

  • An exceptional find and worthy of a place in any 'Best of Breed' collection

  • Prior to the sale, will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected  

BMW launched its 'Neue Klasse' ('New Class') range of compact saloons and coupes in 1962 and it is no exaggeration to say that they were the cars that saved the company. Up to that point they had been best known for making beautifully engineered but incredibly complex and expensive machines that no-one outside Germany could either afford or understand. With its crisp, modernist styling, brilliant chassis dynamics and superb engineering, the Neue Klasse changed all that at a stroke, and established BMW as a truly international brand.

Although it was the 'pocket rocket', 2-litre 2002 that everyone raved about, the smaller 1600-2 and 1500-2 were arguably better cars, being better balanced and cheaper to own and run. An economy version of the 2002, the 1600-2 was launched at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1966 and was sold through 1975, with its name simplified to 1602 in 1971. With 85bhp from its M10 engine, the 1602 won friends for its excellent dynamics and brilliant handling.

Now, this really is special. Purchased on the 1st January 1975 from Normand (Bromley) Ltd. by Mr M J Ledger, this gleaming BMW 1602 was to remain in his possession until it became the property of its second owner on 11th May 2016. Since then it has been part of a substantial private collection. It was ordered in Schwarz (086) with a Cream leather and cord interior and since New Years Day 44 years ago has covered a warranted 3,055 miles. (There may be a few more after the service and road test).

The car's history file contains the full book pack, original service book, sales brochure, Haynes Manual, and copy of the original V5. A Normand (Bromley) Ltd. tax disc and leather key ring will also be found in their original paper bag!!

It's fortunate for the rest of us that there are people who will buy a new car, use it lightly on dry days, return it to their garage, and strive consistently over the years to keep the car in, as close as possible, the condition in which it arrived and we would guess that this little BMW has belonged to one of those.

Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.

An exceptional find and worthy of a place in any 'Best of Breed' collection.

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1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Lot # 224 (Sale Order: 24 of 64)      

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Europe's first turbocharged production car. 170bhp/240Nm of torque and 0-60 in 6.9 seconds

  • Just 1,672 cars produced in total with around 500 thought to remain, very few UK cars with known history

  • Delivered new to BMW dealer Hammer in Monchengladbach, West Germany on 30/08/1974 in Polaris Metallic

  • The car spent approximately 20 years in Spain before being registered in the UK in April 2015

  • Sent to Lloyd Colne BMW in Lancashire to be repainted and a complete engine rebuild

  • Just over 7,000 miles indicated and has resided in a private collection since 2016

  • Prior to the sale, it will have an oil/ filter service, fluids, freshly MOT'd, road tested, and inspected 

The 2002 Turbo was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor-show and was Europe's first turbocharged production car. With an output of 170bhp and 240Nm of torque, it was the fastest BMW yet produced, pinching that mantle from the superb 2002 Tii. Only produced in late 1973 and 1974, there were just 1,672 built, all in left-hand drive and sadly, very few survive today. Replaced in 1975 by the ubiquitous '3' series, it was the last model to be introduced by BMW whilst they were still regarded as a specialist low volume niche manufacturer.

The 2002 Turbo is easily distinguished from any other 2002 by its body-colour front spoiler, black rubber rear spoiler, riveted wheel arch extensions, and most cars were further fitted with Motorsport stripes on the front spoiler and sides. However, underneath the surface there are more subtle changes. The front chassis rails are heavier, the floor areas around the rear suspension mounting points are thicker, the quarter panels are cut out for the flares, the outer rear wheel housings are larger, the boot floor is different to accommodate a larger spare tire and special 70-litre fuel tank, and the nose panel is unique. The original style of Motorsport stripes featured the word 'turbo' in reverse on the front spoiler, designed so that drivers could see the word clearly in their rear-view mirror as the Turbo was quickly approaching. However, the German government considered this to be too aggressive and BMW was quickly pressured into changing to a different style without any kind of turbo script on the front spoiler. 

This 1974 Turbo was originally delivered to BMW dealer Hammer in Monchengladbach, West Germany on August 30th 1974 in Polaris Metallic, paint code 060 and there is a confirmation email to this effect from BMW Classic. Further documentation in the history file would suggest that the car spent approximately 20 years in Spain before being registered in the UK in April 2015. At this point it was sent to Lloyd Colne BMW in Lancashire to be repainted and a complete engine decoke and rebuild including a new clutch assembly, in exchange for a little short of £10,000. The odometer currently reads 7,001 miles which is believed accurate but can't be fully warranted as the instrument reads in MPH and it would probably have been fitted with a KPH speedometer from new. Certainly there is an inspection document in Spanish in the file dated September 2014 and documenting 4,222km. It's a bit academic, really, as the condition of the car is incredible.

Since 2016 the little Turbo has resided in a large private collection and prior to the sale, it will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected. 

The history file contains, original sales brochures, a complete book pack, Spanish registration documents, and old MOTs. This is a really lovely example of an iconic model and worthy of any collection.

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1999 BMW Z3M Roadster (E36/7)

1999 BMW Z3M Roadster (E36/7)

Lot # 225 (Sale Order: 25 of 64)      

Offered at No Reserve, From the Property of a Gentleman.

  • A UK-supplied car that was collected from the distributor Patrick Smets, BMW Belgium on 18th May 1999

  • Finished from new in Arctic Silver with a dramatic Imola Red and Black Nappa leather interior

  • First registered in the UK on 1st June 1999 to Mr J Graves who kept the car until January 2017

  • In a private collection ever since. The current mileage is 14,060

  • 13 BMW main dealer service stamps, most recent at 13,898. MOT valid until May 2020

  • Absolutely delightful example. Be hard to find a better one

Launched in 1998 and only in production for five years, the Z3M Roadster was developed by BMW's M-Sports division who installed the magnificent 321bhp, 3.2-litre straight-six engine from the contemporary E36 M3 Coupe, along with that car's beefed up suspension, brakes and five-speed manual gearbox. The package was topped off with massive alloy wheels, quad exhausts, and a more aggressive front spoiler and side skirts. There were also interior upgrades with additional gauges in the centre console, 'M-Sport' gear knob, various chrome bits throughout the cockpit, and leather sport seats as standard equipment. The result was a proper sports car that could scorch to 60mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a top speed limited to 155mph. Only 15,375 were built in total but of these only 3,557 were to full power European spec (American cars only had 240bhp) and only 997 were RHD.

This is a really lovely example of an S-50 Z3M Roadster and was UK-specified from new in right-hand drive, finished in Arctic Silver, with an M-Sport interior including S50 bucket seats in Imola Red and Black Nappa leather. Additional options chosen from new include, a limited-slip diff, air-conditioning, heated sports seats, a passenger airbag, and an M-Sport leather steering wheel. It was delivered from the factory to distributor, Patrick Smets BMW Belgium on 18th May 1999 and collected from there by its first owner, Mr J Graves, who was working there at the time. He brought the car home with him to the UK immediately and it was first registered on 1st June 1999. He obviously loved it as he kept the car until January 2017. This lucky little BMW moved from one fastidious owner to another and has resided in a rather special private collection ever since.

The mileage indicated on the car's MOT Certificate (May 2019) is 14,060 which is fully supported by the 13 BMW main dealer service stamps (12 of which were Batemans). The most recent service was in May 2016 with the odometer showing 13,898, illustrating how little the Z3 has been used recently. The comprehensive owner's file contains all the aforementioned MOTs, the stamped service record, original COC, and the build spec. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.

In splendid condition all round, we imagine that it would be difficult to find a better example of these spritely little German roadsters.

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