The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight, one of the 17 original right hand drive Lightweights, was a successful international rally car early in its life, while being reconfigured for road use later in its life. Presented for sale in its original colour of Tangerine, chassis No.9113601101 sold for £220,000 versus pre-sale estimate of £180,000 – £220,000.
In period, Ferrari’s rival to the Carrera was the svelte, Pininfarina-penned Dino 246 GT and, like the sale’s RS 2.7, the 1971 Dino offered had enjoyed a degree of competition success. On the market for the first time in 32 years, it made £66,000. Another red Prancing Horse, a 1986 328 GTS that had covered just 47,000 miles from new, fetched £27,500.
Some feel that Derby Bentleys are under-valued. The buyers in Buxton were quick to spot the attraction of the delightfully original 1938 4.25-litre Sports Saloon, however, which had reputedly spent much of WWII aboard a destroyer, courtesy of its first owner; a Captain in the Royal Navy. At £37,950 the eventual sale price was way above estimate.
There were a number of fine Jaguar’s on offer, the best performing of which proved to be a left hand drive 1968 E-Type 4.2-litre Roadster. Finished in Primrose yellow, it had been the subject of numerous upgrades and found a new home for £35,200. A 1950, left hand drive example of the much rarer MKV 3.5-litre Drophead Coupe, that had completed just 62,000 miles from new but was in need of some refurbishment, returned its vendor £31,900.
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H&H’s next sale will be a feature of Race Retro – the International Historic Motorsport Show – Stoneleigh, Warks on March 13. Further details can be found at www.handh.co.uk.
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