1934 Bentley 3.5 Litre 'Figoni et Falaschi' Style Tourer - Coachwork by Rod Jolley Estimate £80,000 - £90,000
This delightful 1935 Bentley 3.5 Litre Saloon with its unique ‘Figoni et Falaschi’ style coachwork by Rod Jolley has been in the same family ownership for the last 25 years and is well known in the Bentley Driver’s Club.
It has been subject to extensive works with Michael Hibberd, in June of 2021, to the sum of £8,880.
The third last AC Greyhound ever made - one of just 83 examples £50,000 - £60,000
Powered by the desirable 1971cc Bristol 100D2 engine, this beautiful car has been in its current ownership since 2006. Offered with a collection of invoices and old MOT certificates. It is the third from last Greyhound ever made.
James McWilliam Of H&H Classics, says: “Introduced at the 1959 London Motor Show, the AC Greyhound was closer in price at £3,185 to an Aston Martin DB4 than a Jaguar XK150. Considerably rarer than either, just eighty-three were hand-built before production ceased in 1963. A 2+2-seater featuring a tubular steel chassis, aluminium bodywork, all-round independent coil-sprung suspension, front disc brakes and rack and pinion steering, most examples were powered by Bristol straight-six engines (in either 2 litre or 2.2 litre guises) allied to four-speed manual transmission with optional overdrive. Concerns over future engine supply and the demands of the Shelby Cobra contract gave AC little choice but to shelve the Greyhound before its true potential could be realised.”
Chevrolet Corvette - Estimate £45,000 - £55,000
Imported into the UK in 1989 and current ownership since 2005, this 1962 Corvette with 56,500 recorded miles is offered with a collection of old invoices and MOT certificates.
James McWilliam says: “Now in its eighth generation, the 'Vette began life in 1953 with the C1 - a model that captivated a generation of American youngsters. It was the work of the legendary Harley Earl and inspired by the great European road/race offerings of the day. It borrowed its name - of French origin - from centuries of small, fast warships. The newcomer was first seen in concept form at the New York Auto Show and generated sufficient interest for General Motors to hand-build a batch of 300 Polo White Convertibles. Sales, slow at first, had built to no less than 14,000 per annum by the introduction of the C2 10 years later. The C1 received multiple cosmetic updates along the way, the most significant of which came in 1958 when the nose was lengthened and dual headlights were introduced. The model was initially only available with a straight-six powerplant, but soon progressed to V8 power units of varying horsepower with various transmission options.”
1965 Excalibur SS Series I - Built For Actor Tony Curtis Who Played Opposite Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemon In The Film 'Some Like It Hot' - Estimate £50,000 - £60,000
The sixth Excalibur Series I SS to be made, it was built in 1965 for and purchased by Hollywood legend Tony Curtis. Subsequently it was exhibited at The Gilmore Classic Car Museum, USA until 2006. It has just 6,500 miles recorded and is powered by a Chevrolet 327cui 5358cc V8 engine, reputed to do 0-60 MPH in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 150 MPH.
The Excalibur SS was an example of what has been referred as a ‘Neo Classic’, examples of which include the Stutz Blackhawk, Zimmer Golden Spirit and Mitsuoka Le Seyde. They recaptured the values of the 1930s, but with performance, reliability and luxury. Created as an expensive toy at a time, 50 years ago, when people also complained that all cars were looking the same.
1903 Autocar Model VIII 12hp Two-Cylinder Rear Entrance Tonneau - Sold at ‘No Reserve’.
This beautiful 119 year-old survivor has completed numerous London to Brighton and Pioneer Runs. It was a resident of Kansas, USA for many years with Mrs Harriet Russell and then Jasper & Bernice Wiglesworth (sic).
It has been in its current family ownership since 2004. It comes to sale with its very distinctive 'TYP 55' registration number.
This particular sale at Buxton on July 27th is notable for the large number of classics being sold at ‘No Reserve’, providing an opportunity to pick up a bargain.