The 18-car Gran Turismo Collection goes under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s annual London sale on 5 November – this year’s event moving to a new venue at Marlborough House. Supercars dominate the single-owner collection, headed by a 1,416-mile 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ with a guide of £4,000,000 – 4,500,000. Owned by the consignor from new, the 300+ is one of only 30 examples built to mark the Chiron’s 304.773 mph top-speed run in 2019 – the first time a road car had broken the 300-mph barrier.
The collection also includes all five Ferrari ‘Halo’ cars; 23,609-km 288 GTO (£3,250,000 – 4,000,000), 48,511-km F40 (£1,400,000 – 1,600,000), F50 (£3,250,000 – 4,000,000), 71,937-km Enzo (£1,800,000 – 2,200,000) and a 24,233-mile LaFerrari (£2,000,000 – 2,500,000). Rarer still is the 4,822-km 1993 Jaguar XJ220 S, one of just five constructed to homologate the car for racing at Le Mans, it features weight-saving carbon fibre bodywork, an aero-package and an increase in power to 680bhp (estimate £850,000 – 1,100,000).
Topping the three Group B rally cars in the line-up is an ex-Hannu Mikkola 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 with a pre-sale estimate of £1,750,000 – 2,250,000. Campaigned by Mikkola at the 1985 Lombard RAC Rally, which it led until retiring with engine trouble, it is one of the few examples with WRC history in private ownership and was the subject of a comprehensive restoration after the previous owner’s purchase in 2012.
[ RM Sotheby’s London Sale – auction catalogue here ]
Bonhams’ Golden Age of Motoring sale, taking place at its London HQ on 4 November, features the oldest Daimler on the road among the 22 vintage and veteran machines set to cross the block. The 1897 Twin-Cylinder 4hp Tonneau, offered from 72 years’ single-family ownership, was the second car manufactured at Daimler’s Coventry factory and is a regular entrant in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run with more than 50 appearances under its belt (estimate £225,000 – 275,000).
[ Bonhams Golden Age of Motoring Sale – auction catalogue here ]
Star attraction at ACA’s 5-6 November sale is a left-hand drive 1978 Ferrari 512 BB, listed at £185,000 – 205,000. Stored since the consignor’s purchase in 2015 – when it was first registered in the UK – it is due to receive a cambelt service prior to auction and comes complete with its tool kit, jack and copper hammer.
Silverstone Auctions returns to the NEC Classic Motor Show on 12 November with a 172-car catalogue that includes Rauno Aaltonen’s 1965 RAC Rally-winning Mini Cooper S (estimate £110,000 – 150,000). ‘DJB 93B’ claimed a further win at the 1966 Scottish Rally with Tony Fall at the wheel, before retiring from Abingdon Competitions Department service following an accident during the 1966 Gulf London Rally.
[ Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show Sale – auction catalogue here ]
A 1973 Alpine A110 is one of the early entries at H&H’s final sale of the year on 30 November, estimated to fetch £55,000 – 65,000. Previously owned by a founder member of Club Alpine Renault after being imported into the UK in 1985, it was extensively restored and upgraded by a marque specialist in 1990 and has remained with its current owner for the past twenty years.
Classic car auction price estimates for: Bugatti | Ferrari | Jaguar | Audi | Daimler | Mini Alpine
From leading auction houses: RM Sotheby’s | Bonhams | ACA | Silverstone Auctions | H&H Classics
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