The Royal Automobile Club will host the live bidding for RM Sotheby’s 15th annual London sale on 6 November, where a 1952 Jaguar C-Type heads the 41-car catalogue, estimated at £4,000,000 – 4,500,000. Chassis XKC014 was delivered new to the US, its first owner clocking 134.07 mph at Daytona Beach during NASCAR Speed Week in 1953. Restored by marque specialists in the late 1980s, the matching-numbers C-Type has formed part of two private collections since returning to the UK in 2015.
Supercars set to cross the block include a 918-mile 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari in a unique scheme of Vinaccia paint over Pelle Chiodi Di Garofano (estimate £2,200,000 – 2,500,000); a 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort with 16,600 miles and single-family ownership for the past 29 years (estimate £800,000 – 1,000,000); and a 295-mile 1993 Jaguar XJ220, recommissioned in 2018 (estimate £375,000 – 425,000).
A 1928 Bentley 3 Litre Blue Label Tourer tops the veteran and vintage entries at Bonhams’ Golden Age of Motoring sale, guided at £230,000 – 280,000. Recommissioned last year at a cost of some £20,000, it comes with a recently acquired FIVA passport and six documented owners from new.
Silverstone Auctions returns to the NEC Classic Motor Show for a two-day sale from 13-14 November. Star attraction is a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, fresh from a meticulous multi-year restoration (estimate £495,000 – 545,000); while a 1,386-mile 2016 Porsche 911 R (estimate £330,000 – 380,000) and a 1937 SS Jaguar 2.5 litre (estimate £275,000 – 320,000), which has spent the majority of its life in California, round off the top-three.
Also consigned are five Series I Jaguar E-Types from The Devon Collection, including the Holy Grail, an early-chassis ‘Outside Bonnet Lock’ Roadster at £275,000 – 295,000 and a quad-headlight 4.2 Coupe, built to special order for Hugh John Vaughan Campbell, the 6th Earl of Cawdor (estimate £70,000 – 80,000).
H&H heads to the Imperial War Museum on 17 November for the final time this year, where the big-ticket entries include a 1962 Aston Martin DB4, uprated to Vantage specification (estimate £280,000 – 320,000) and a 50,400-mile 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT, in single-family ownership since 1975 (estimate £220,000 – 250,000).
Classic car auction price estimates for: Jaguar | Ferrari | Porsche | Bentley | Aston Martin
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