An ex-Stirling Moss HWM Alta Jaguar has been consigned to Silverstone Auctions’ two-day Race Retro sale, joining a catalogue of more than 130 entries set to cross the block on 27-28 March. The first of four works cars built for the 1950 season, it competed in fifteen races including Reims and the Grand Premio De Bari, with driving duties shared between Moss, George Abecassis, John Heath and Lance Macklin. Moss won at Castle Combe on the car’s final outing as a works entry, after which it was sold to privateer racer Oscar Moore in 1951 who fitted a Jaguar engine from an XK120. Owned by the vendor since 1965, it carries a pre-sale estimate of £500,000 – 575,000.
A brace of Ferrari 599 GTOs also feature in the line-up, a left-hand drive two-owner example with 2,577km at £400,000 – 500,000 and a UK-supplied 10,000-miler at £440,000 – 500,000; while other big-ticket cars include a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC with Ferrari Classiche certification awaited (estimate £375,000 – 425,000), and a left-hand drive 1963 Aston Martin DB4 in its original scheme of Aegean Blue over White Gold leather (estimate £350,000 – 400,000).
Elsewhere a Tuthill-prepared 1975 Porsche 911 that won the 2017 East African Safari Rally is listed at £150,000 – 175,000 and a 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL, restored by Munich Legends in 2010 and part of Jay Kay’s collection for the past 13 years, has a guide of £100,000 – 115,000.
Seven Bentleys from The Newton House Collection go under the hammer at Duke’s on 11 March. Jewel in the collection is a matching-numbers 1929 4½ Litre with open touring coachwork by Vanden Plas that was supplied new to Geoffrey Joel, the cousin of Bentley Boy Woolf Barnato (estimate £500,000 – 700,000).
Highlights at Morris Leslie’s first sale of the year include a 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe, restored in 2009 (estimate £65,000 – 75,000) and a 2006 Bentley Continental GTC with 30,560 miles (estimate £30,000 – 35,000).
A left-hand drive 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 tops the roster at Bonhams MPH sale on 20 March, estimated at £140,000 – 180,000. Believed to be one of just 26 ‘Wide Body’ AMGs, it was imported into the UK in 2017 and shows 57,400 miles.
Among the no-reserve ‘projects’ heading to H&H’s live online sale on 24 March is a Lotus Eleven Series 1 ‘Le Mans’ which has been awaiting repair and restoration following a crash at Thruxton in 1975, and a two-owner 1960 AC Aceca Bristol that requires finishing since restoration work was halted some 7 years ago.
‘Young timers’ on offer include a 66,136-mile 1991 Porsche 944 Turbo, recently recommissioned following 18 years in storage (estimate £20,000 – 24,000); a 25,148-mile 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage which started life as a press car and featured in Top Gear (estimate £60,000 – 70,000); and a 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG with only 4,321 miles from new (estimate £20,000 – 25,000).
A 20 valve 1990 Audi Quattro is one of the early star attractions announced for Classic Car Auctions’ 26 March sale, catalogued at £50,000 – 55,000. The two-owner Quattro is described as on the button and comes with documents to support its 48,318 mileage.
Bidding opens on 27 March at Brightwells for a UK-supplied 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL automatic with an estimate of £60,000 – 80,000. Finished in its original colours of Tunis Beige with a contrasting Tobacco brown hard top and matching mohair soft top, it comes with power steering, sideways-facing rear occasional seat, a period Becker Europa radio and 27 past MOTs to support the current mileage of 98,444.
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