Sat, 20th Jun 2015 10:00

RREC Burghley House

  Lot 76
Lot 76 - St Christopher Car Mascot, Signed C. Sykes

St Christopher Car Mascot, Signed C. Sykes

Estimated at £750 - £1,000

Lot details

The late Lord John Montagu was a Member of Parliament and motoring enthusiast. It is documented that he drove his Daimler into the yard of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster in 1899, the car adorned a bronze St Christopher figurine (designed by Charles Sykes) to its radiator cap. Reputedly, this was the first time a mascot was ever fitted to a motorcar and only a handful of the Sykes-deigned St. Christophers are known to exist.

£750 - 1000

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