A collection of quality motor cars, spanning every decade, starting with a 1910 Hupmobile Model 20 Tourer (estimate £10,000 – 12,000), and going through to a 2005 Ferrari/Foreman Mk4 V12 Spyder Recreation (estimate £65,000 – 85,000) are being offered at the Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia sale in Oxford on 6th March 2010.
Last year’s March sale of the same name was the first at Bonhams’ new Oxford salesroom, a 20,000 sq ft space considered one of the biggest single auction sites in Europe, and it achieved a total of £968,493, with over 98% of cars sold.
This year, highlights include a brace of Bentleys: the first a fabulous 1956 Bentley S1 Fastback Continental with coachwork by H J Mulliner (estimate £150,000 – 180,000), and a 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Coupé with coachwork by H J Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd (estimate £40,000 – 50,000). Once described as ‘a masterpiece of engineering that redefines the word opulence’ a 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine (estimate £50,000 – 60,000); and a 1989 Ford RS200 Coupe (estimate £85,000 – 95,000), which is one of only 160 road cars, and a last of this line model.
Pre-war enthusiasts are also well catered for with a number of examples. From the swift 1930 Lea-Francis 12/40hp W-Type Sports (£20,000 – 25,000) to the single seater methanol burning ex Len Thompson 1934 Lagonda Rapier 1½-Litre Monoposto (estimate £45,000 – 55,000); or for those summer rallies the 1923 Alvis 12/40hp Tourer (estimate £15,000 – 18,000), which has spent the last 20 years in Oxfordshire.
For more information and the full listing of entries, visit www.bonhams.com/cars. The sale starts at 11am for Automobilia followed by Motor Cars at 2.30pm.