One of the stars among the 150+ lots on offer at the Historics at Brooklands sale on 20 August is a 1977 Ferrari 512 BB with a pre-sale estimate of £330,000 – 360,000. The left-hand drive example is presented in its original colour combination of Argento/Black leather and shows 33,680km from new. The vendor has recently applied for Classiche certification following its restoration – which included a full interior refurbishment by Luppi in Modena.
Other exotica include a right-hand drive 11,064-mile 1995 Lamborghini Diablo VT (estimate £130,000 – 150,000) and a 48,281-km 1993 Ferrari 512 TR, imported from Japan in 2015 (estimate £88,000 – 108,000).
Two cars representing the ultimate iterations of their model go across the block; a 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution, with 251,045km on the clock, (estimate £65,000 – 80,000); and a 14,002-km Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II (estimate £180,000 – 220,000).
A one-off 1934 Bentley 3½ litre Pitney Special carries a pre-sale estimate of £160,000 – 200,000. Recently constructed by the well-respected restoration specialist Ian Pitney, the car features a Monza tail and elegant Delage-inspired wheel arches.
A 77,500-mile 1978 Aston Martin V8, estimated a £60,000 – 70,000, heads the inventory at Barons’ 13 August Buster Lang Classic American sale at Sandown Park.
Another E30 M3 is also set to go under the hammer at Brightwells sale on 18 August. The one-owner car was supplied new in 1991 by BMW Park Lane London to the King of Malaysia and has covered 69,000km since (estimate £40,000 – 45,000).
Essex Classic Car Auctions (ECCA) launches its inaugural sale on 24 August, to be held at the Five Lakes Crowne Plaza, Colchester. Among the early entries is a 1978 Vauxhall Chevette HS2300 which has covered less than 1,000 miles since a comprehensive nut-and-bolt restoration (estimate £25,000 – 28,000).
Star attraction at Morris Leslie’s 27 August sale is a 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster with a pre-sale estimate of £75,000 – 80,000. Supplied new to Continental Cars in Missouri, the car has been owned for the past 12 years by the actor John Rhys-Davies who kept it in the US before exporting it to New Zealand.
Notable highlights among the entries at Anglia Car Auctions’ 27 August sale include a 2,805-mile, two-owner 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster, stored since the 1970s as a result of an unfinished accident repair project (estimate £50,000 – 70,000); a 1992 Porsche 928 GTS, showing 87,124km (estimate £28,000 – 34,000); a 2012 BMW 1M (estimate £38,000 – 43,000); and a 300-mile 2016 BMW M4 GTS, one of just 30 UK supplied cars (estimate £125,000 – 165,000).