The next H&H Classics sale at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on September 8th offers something for everyone who loves classic cars. The company has sourced some stunning examples of a wide range of marques spanning a century of motoring.
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Now let's take a look at some of our highlights!
The headline lot is a 1971 Aston Martin DB6 MKII which has been in the current family ownership since 1972 and covered a mere 62,000 miles. Finished in its original, and rare, shade of Olive Green Metallic with Tan leather upholstery, it carries an estimate of £350,000 - £400,000.
A true Grande Routiere, the 1946 Delahaye Type 135M Cabriolet is believed to be one of just two such examples bodied by the Swiss coachbuilder Graber. An absolutely jaw-dropping design, the Delahaye was invited to the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Still highly presentable, it carries an estimate of £250,000 - £300,000.
No less capable than the Delahaye and arguably just as stylish, the 1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Vanden Plas-Style Tourer is pre-WW2 British motoring at its best. A highly desirable ‘MR-Series’ car, the Bentley boasts overdrive gearing and a stronger engine capable of running at sustained high revs. One of four cars consigned by H&H founder Simon Hope, it carries an estimate of £140,000 - £160,000.
A second Bentley but one hailing from the Swinging Sixties, the 1964 Bentley S3 Continental MPW Fixed Head Coupe is understood to be one of less than fifty made to right-hand drive specification. Supplied new to the UK but resident in California and Australia for most of its life, the sleek four-seater was considerably more expensive when new than the equivalent Aston Martin or Ferrari but is now available for the comparatively modest sum of £160,000 - £190,000.
Another desirable Aston Martin, the 1959 DB MKIII on offer looks simply stunning in Aegean Metallic Blue with Blue-Grey leather upholstery. In the current ownership since 1990, it was restored by marque specialists and has been enjoyed on numerous AMOC events. Boasting front disc brakes and overdrive, it carries an estimate of £130,000 - £150,000.
Continuation cars are all the rage these days but were a trend spotted by the late Carol Shelby many years ago. Built by Shelby Automotive, the 1965 / 2004 Shelby AC Cobra 427 on offer is the second of only ten carbon fibre bodied examples made. Barely run-in with just 1,300 miles on the clock and powered by Ford’s legendary 427 cu in (7 litre) ‘side oiler’ V8 engine, it carries an estimate of £130,000 - £150,000.
The subject of a three-year, bare metal restoration, the 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe is a thing of beauty. A great way to celebrate the iconic model’s 60th Anniversary, it retains ‘matching numbers’ throughout and is estimated to fetch £100,000 - £120,000.
Designed by Vittorio Jano – among the greatest automotive engineers the world has ever seen – the 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20GT has been in single UK family ownership from new. Highly original and a true delight, it is estimated to make £100,000 - £120,000.
For the historical and military minded enthusiast there is this stunning 1954 Alvis TC21/100 Drophead Coupe which was supplied new to Group Captain Douglas Bader one of the RAFs most famous pilots whose fighting career with 22 enemy aircraft shot down made him a legend. Selling for an Estimate of £70,000 - £85,000.
This WW2 survivor, formerly the property of Oscar-winning actor Rex Harrison still retains many genuine WW2 parts. It comes up for sale for an estimate of £25,000 to £30,000.
It is understood to have served with the 6th US Armoured Division in World War 2 and finished its war in Italy. It subsequently became the property of Rex Harrison, the Oscar-winning film star who played Professor Henry Higgins in ‘My Fair Lady’ (Lerner and Loewe's great musical masterpiece) and Dr John Doolittle in ‘Doctor Do Little’. Copies of Italian paperwork and a logbook relating to Rex Harrison's ownership, two images with Rex Harrison in the Jeep including one depicting himself and Rita Hayworth accompanies the vehicle.
Well, what a line up! If you like what you see, make sure to register to bid here.
You can bid at the venue, online, by telephone or via commission. The Imperial War Museum, Duxford will be open for viewing on the 7th September, 12pm-6pm, and the morning of the auction on the 8th September from 9am. The auction commences at 1pm and we do hope to see you there!
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