search.noResults

search.searching

note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
HISTORICS’ SUMMER SALE


News


Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary. D


espite concerns of the market hardening in some sectors, Historics returned a superb


result at its major summer sale on Saturday 8th July at the Museum, in line with its consistently strong performances both this year and last. Returning a 78 per cent sale rate on 135 classic consignments and a gross of some £2.85million, bidder interest was high both in the auction hall and on-line, with 200-plus bidder registrations via Historics’ partners Proxibid and Invaluable. The total on-line bid count was over 1,700 and successful bidders came from as far away as New Zealand. Top price seller was a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary, resplendent in its black livery, which sold for £200,000. In supreme condition and requiring nothing but admiration, it contrasted nicely with the lowest price sale of the day, a 1981 Range Rover Mk1 requiring complete restoration which went for just £679. Historics’ quirkiest offer of the day was the one and only 1968 Lambretta Mink prototype, which passed to a new owner for £12,320 and will reward them with a ride that can best be described as ‘unique’ whilst a 2004 Aston Martin DB9 – promising an altogether more sublime driving experience – soared to £39,200, £10,000 more than its mid-estimate. Sales of the classic Mercedes-Benzes were immensely robust, with 16 of the 17 examples offered – from 1961 to 2012 – selling strongly, including a super-desirable 450SEL 6.9. A 2012 G-Wagen convertible showed its rarity value, changing hands for £90,720, whilst the earliest Mercedes offered, a 1961 190SL, cruised serenely to £89,600.


42


1968 Lambretta Mink prototype. A duo of 1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagatos


were in high demand, both selling above estimate, one for £22,400 whilst the other, restored to an exceptional standard in Competizione trim, rushed on to £34,720. Pre-war aficionados welcomed the poise and grace of the 1934 3½-litre Bentiey open tourer by Sparrowhawk, its immaculate build being rewarded with a sale price of £131,600. Porsche enthusiasts were treated to an interesting collection of Stuttgart’s finest from the 1970s to the 90s. Pride of place went to a flawless, Guards Red 1990 911 Turbo-body Speedster, whose condition and rarity value was rewarded with a sale at £123,200. A 1989 930 Turbo cabriolet in black with ivory leather, having covered little more than 2,000 miles a year on average since new, also impressed, settling with a new


1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68