Bonhams rounds off its auction year with two sales in December. The London HQ plays host to the 30-car Bond Street Sale on the 4th, where a 1955 Austin-Healey 100S heads the entries – guided at £550,000 – 650,000. Campaigned extensively at club races in period by its first owner David Shale and later by Tony Lanfranchi, ‘EVV 106’ subsequently formed part of the Arthur Carter Collection for 42 years, after which it was the subject of an 18-month restoration at JME Limited.
A four-owner 1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre that recently emerged from a £400,000 nut-and-bolt restoration (estimate £500,000 – 600,000) is joined in the top-three by a 1933 Bugatti Type 46S listed at £350,000 – 500,000. The Bugatti is one of only 18 supercharged Type 46s and comes with known provenance from new.
Over 100 cars are set to cross the block at Bonhams’ MPH sale at Bicester a week later. Highlights include a 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL, owned by the consignor for 40 years and requiring recommissioning (estimate £60,000 – 80,000); and an ex-Richard Burns 1997 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV, used by the rally legend as his company car during his time at the factory Ralliart team (estimate £50,000 – 60,000).
A 1968 MGC GTS Sebring Homage is one of the stars at Brightwells’ final timed online auction of the year, with bidding closing on 9 December. Estimated to fetch £35,000 – 40,000, it was built by MG Motorsport to compete in the 2016 Rally of the Incas at a cost of some £60,000, with only 2,000 miles covered since a £14,000 refresh and rebuild of the 205bhp engine.
Among the British classics going under the hammer at H&H’s Buxton sale is a 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage, one of the last 20 of the 411 DB2s produced (estimate £150,000 – 180,000). Specified from new with a Vantage engine, it was treated to a body-off restoration in 1995 and subsequently took class wins in the 2013 Three Castles Rally and the 2016 Scottish Malts Rally.
Notable entries at Classic Car Auctions’ 11 December sale include a 79,752-mile 2007 BMW M5 Touring, one-of-222 in right-hand drive (estimate £18,000 – 22,000), and a UK-supplied 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione I with four owners and 132,574km (estimate £45,000 – 50,000).
Classic car auction price estimates for: Austin-Healey | Aston Martin | Bugatti | BMW | Mitsubishi | MG | Lancia
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