Ferraris feature strongly among the cars consigned for Bonhams’ 24 June Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, headed by a UK-supplied 1966 275 GTB/6C with a pre-sale estimate of £1,600,000 – 1,900,000. Chassis number 08647GT is one of just 48 right-hand drive examples built and was subject to a £97,000 restoration by Maranello Concessionaires in 1991 and a £37,000 engine rebuild seven years ago.
Other notable Ferraris, among no fewer than 13 on offer, include a 1972 365 GTB4 Daytona, which has covered 27,907 miles from new (estimate £580,000 – 640,000); a 21,738-mile 1979 512 BB, restored in 2015, is estimated at £250,000 – 300,000; and a recently restored left-hand drive 1970 Dino 246 GT (estimate £180,000 – 240,000).
Also set to go under the hammer is a Peter Blake pop art 2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible; the one-off Bentley is offered at no reserve with all proceeds going to charity. Elsewhere, a 1949 ex-Works Aston Martin DB Team Car is estimated at £600,000 – 900,000. ‘UMC 65’ finished third in class in the 1949 Le Mans 24 Hour race and fifth overall in that year’s Spa 24-Hour race, and was owned by Christopher Angell for more than 35 years following his purchase in 1965.
Pre-war cars include a 1929 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Cabriolet de Ville, originally a limousine by Thrupp & Maberly (estimate £90,000 – 120,000); a 1937 Bentley 4¼-Litre Drophead Coupé, displayed on HJ Mulliners’ stand at the 1937 London Motor Show (estimate £180,000 – 240,000); and a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C (estimate £550,000 – 650,000).
A one-off 1987 Jaguar XJS V12 HE Lynx Eventer, styled by Paolo Gucci carries an estimate of £70,000 – 90,000. Displayed at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show with a price of £100,000, the planned production run of 20 examples never materialised as the fashion empire objected to the use of its name. Recent restoration works have preserved the wonderfully excessive features which include blue lacquered burr elm woodwork; hand dyed Italian calfskin upholstery; crocodile effect armrests; and a steering wheel and gear knob inlaid with lapis lazuli stones.
A 1968 Austin Mini Cooper goes across the block at DVCA’s 2 June sale. The car was in the previous owner’s possession for some 27 years and has been recommissioned and restored by the current vendor following its purchase in 2014 (estimate £10,000 – 12,000).
Star attraction at Barons’ 4 June fixture is a left-hand drive 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster with a pre-sale estimate of £85,000 – 100,000. Other Jaguars consigned include a left-hand drive 1963 E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupe (estimate £75,000 – 85,000) and a pair of XJS TWR V12s; a 1985 example showing just 29,800 miles, recently recommissioned following long term storage since 1990; and a 1987 model, believed to be the last built (estimate £10,000 – 14,000).
A 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage tops the inventory at Historics at Brooklands’ 11 June sale. The car was delivered new to its first owner in Hertfordshire and subsequently spent part of its life in Australia, prior to being recently imported back to the UK (estimate £250,000 – 290,000). The sale also features the ex-Ronnie Peterson Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130/5. Chassis number 1 was given new to Peterson by Colin Chapman in 1972 and this matching numbers car still presents in its original colour and specification (estimate £28,000 – 35,000).
A 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II heads the entry list at Richard Edmonds’ auction on 18 June. The car was imported from the USA in 1988 and more recently underwent a right-hand drive conversion and restoration, including an engine rebuild to UK specification (estimate £45,000 – 50,000).
Classic Car Auctions have secured more than 160 lots for their next sale on 18 June, with the star attraction a 1989 Porsche 911 Supersport SSE Cabriolet, believed to be one of only 18 right-hand drive examples produced (estimate £45,000 – 55,000). Other highlights include a 1997 Dodge Viper GTS RT10 with a pre-sale estimate of £35,000 – 40,000; a 59,000-mile 1992 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE, one of two original factory press cars (estimate £22,000 – 26,000); a four-owner 1973 BMW 2002 Baur Cabriolet (estimate £6,500 – 8,500); and a 1988 Lancia Thema 8.32, owned by the vendor since 1993 (estimate £8,000 – 10,000).
Anglia Car Auctions’ 18 June sale will feature a 1973 Lamborghini Espada Series II, the subject of a major restoration in the early '90s (estimate £65,000 – 80,000); a right-hand drive 1975 Maserati Merak, delivered new to the Italian consulate in Adelaide and imported to the UK in 2015 (estimate £35,000 – 45,000); a 27,680-mile 1989 Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi (estimate £19,000 – 24,000); and a 1987 Renault 5 GT Turbo, which has covered 34,000 miles from new is estimated at £12,000 – 15,000.
Top lot at Charterhouse’s 19 June sale is a 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ 4.2 with a pre-sale estimate of £65,000 – 75,000. Originally an export model, the car was restored and converted to right-hand drive during the vendor's ownership, and has only covered 500 miles since the works were completed.
Brightwells hold their inaugural Modern Classics sale on 23 June, with a 1995 BMW M3 GT Individual among the entries set to go under the hammer. This right-hand drive example, number 14 of 50, has covered 119,000 miles from new and is estimated at £20,000 – 25,000.
Barons’ second sale of the month is to be held during the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club annual Burghley House event on 25 June. Stars of the show include a 1960 Bentley Continental S2, first owned by the Big Band leader Edmundo Ros (estimate £85,000 – 105,000); a 1965 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur, owned by the vendor since 2000 (estimate £115,000 – 135,000); and a 1936 Bentley Vanvooren Closed Body 4-Seater Pillarless Saloon (estimate £80,000 – 100,000).