One of only nine factory-built ‘Lightweight’ Aston Martin DB4GTs will go under the hammer at Bonhams’ end of year Bond Street sale on 7 December, with a guide of £2,000,000 – 3,000,000. Chassis ‘0169/R’ was ordered in Wedgewood Blue with a black hide interior and delivered in February 1961 to its first owner Phil Scragg, a circuit racing and hill climb specialist. AMOC archives note that Scragg achieved three second place finishes with the car in ’61, before selling it on the following year. The car was purchased in 1965 by its third and final owner, the late Malcolm Cramp, who commissioned an engine rebuild and upgrade to 4.2 litre spec by Aston Martin Works Service in 2007.
Also consigned is the first UK delivered Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, estimated at £850,000 – 1,250,000. The left-hand drive example shows some 16,270km and comes with H.R Owen Bugatti London service history from new – bills for its most recent visit in 2018 totalling some £35,000.
Three cars from Jay Kay’s collection are set to cross the block; a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 'Lightweight' which benefitted from an engine rebuild at renowned marque experts Maxted-Page in 2015 (estimate £750,000 – 850,000); a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT now showing 2,447 miles on the clock following an odometer change (estimate £650,000 – 750,000); and a right-hand drive 1,600-mile 2016 Ferrari F12tdf, owned by the Jamiroquai frontman from new (estimate £670,000 – 740,000).
Elsewhere, big-ticket entries include a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Super Sport – with its original Zagato body – which has been owned by the vendor since 1961 (estimate £800,000 – 1,200,000); a 1953 Bentley R Type Continental that was restored by Hexagon Classics in 2014/15 (estimate £900,000 – 1,100,000); and a recently restored 1939 Frazer Nash BMW 328 that was owned by Alastair Pugh, former Captain and Patron of the Frazer Nash Car Club, from 1988 to 2019 (estimate £650,000 – 850,000).
A three-owner 24,000-mile 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT with Classiche certification heads to Coys’ London sale on 4 December with an estimate of £225,000 – 275,000; while the top three is rounded off with a 27,000-mile 2006 Porsche Carrera GT (estimate £400,000 – 450,000), and an ex-Maranello Concessionaires 17,000-mile 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi (estimate £195,000 – 235,000).
Classic Car Auctions’ 7 December sale sees a bumper catalogue of more than 130 entries, topped by a 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster listed at £70,000 – 80,000. The three-owner car has been with the consignor for the past 32 years, emerging from a nut-and-bolt restoration by XK Engineering in 1992.
Other highlights include a 1964 Morris Mini Cooper 970 S, with little use since its exacting restoration (estimate £36,000 – 40,000); a 28,000-mile 1988 Jaguar XJS V12 with TWR upgrades (estimate £25,000 – 30,000); and a single-owner 1989 BMW 635 CSi with 49,200 miles from new (estimate £23,000 – 26,000).
A 1990 Porsche 928, restored as part of Porsche GB’s nationwide dealer competition, will feature at Barons’ Christmas Classic on 10 December (estimate £26,000 – 30,000). The Tahoe Blue example was treated to a mechanical overhaul and restoration in 2016 in a joint effort by the Porsche Centres at Bournemouth and Portsmouth in conjunction with Poole Accident Repair – a Porsche recommended bodyshop.
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