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22nd May 2017 
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The Ascot Sale 20th May 2017

The catalogue is now closed for entries into the Ascot sale, however, we are now consigning for the sale at the Brooklands Museum to be held on Saturday 8th july 2017

Please call John Williams on either:

01380 812862 or 07967 203007 to discuss your requirements and to arrange a no obligation valuation.The auction location at Brooklands is well situated by road, rail and air links with many buyers being attracted from all over Europe and further afield. We are also able to facilitate telephone, internet bidding and commission bids so that our clients are able to purchase from around the world whatever they are doing or wherever they are.

Don't forget to click onto the 'page 2' icon above, to see more cars for sale at the Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 20th May 2017.

Page 1 - For Sale. Alfa Romeo GTAm Evocation

For sale - 1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm Evocation

Reg Number: PTS 804K
Chassis Number: 2410530
Engine Number: Not Known
Odometer Reading: 214 miles
Estimate: £26,000 - £32,000

Once in a while, a special motor car turns up that reveals many surprises. This Alfa Romeo GTAm Evocation began life as a standard 2000 GTV. The car, having been discovered in a somewhat poor state, was ripe for restoration and a decision was made to build the car in the style and colour of the Toine Hezemans 1970 European Touring Car Championship winning car. The nut and bolt construction was carried out between 2013 and 2015; please enquire regarding the details of the works carried out.

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This is a 1972 UK registered righthand drive Alfa Romeo with an MoT test certificate valid until April 2018 and Historic road fund license status. A comprehensive detailed photographic record of the restoration plus a file of invoices accompany this extraordinary motorcar. Potential purchasers are encouraged to view the file and look carefully at the details. For example, the riveted roof, the metal on the brake pads painted green as the original cars and the grey stitching upon the dashboard matching the stitching on the Momo Prototipo steering wheel; these are just some details that go to make up a very special Alfa Romeo indeed and especially offered with an estimate somewhat less than it cost to build.

Page 1 - For Sale. Alvis TE21 Drophead Coupé

For sale - 1964 Alvis TE21 Drophead Coupé by Park Ward

Registration Number: JTW 29
Chassis Number: 27200
Engine Number: 27200
Odometer Reading: 40,504
Estimate: £75,000 - £85,000

We are delighted to offer this Alvis TE21 Drophead Coupé bodied by Park Ward that was first registered to a Mrs. J. T. Waddilove, Purley, Surrey on 12th November 1964. The motor car was ordered direct from the 1964 Motor Show; the supplying dealer being Jack Barclay Limited, Berkeley Square, London, W1. It is understood that it was at this show where Prince Philip ordered his personal Alvis. The original sales invoice records that this Alvis was supplied with the registration number, JTW 29, power steering, chrome wire wheels, anti freeze and a full tank of petrol. The Waddilove family used it until 1975 whereby it was laid up in dry storage until its discovery in 2008 whereby the current (and second owner) purchased the motor car. After such a long lay-up, the car required extensive restoration and a decision was made soon after its acquisition to begin the works required. A bare metal strip down was undertaken and coachwork repairs carried out to a high standard. Photographs with the file show the Alvis stripped to bare metal and entering the Aston Martin Heritage Centre works, Newport Pagnell where the panel work was completed. Virtually everything in regards to the coachwork, mechanical and trim items have either been replaced or repaired. Even the radio has been rebuilt and now receives FM stations. Although, prior to the restoration, the engine started and ran well, it was decided to convert the cylinder head to unleaded fuel specifications. Whilst the cylinder head was removed, the bores were inspected and no wear was found; a tribute to the standards that Alvis built their motor cars and to the somewhat low mileage recorded. The restoration was carried out over several years and currently JTW 29 displays its original colour combinations of metallic beige coachwork with beige leather trim. The paintwork was carried out by Grimshaw & Wake Ltd. of Hampton who have an outstanding reputation as first class coachwork specialists and the leather upholstery was retrimmed by Trimming Services of Cobham. The interior, with its leather and walnut dashboard and fittings, are in fine order, as is the roof that operates easily and freely. In fact, the walnut trim is original and un-restored and remains in remarkable condition today. This fine example starts, runs and stops reassuringly, all four Dunlop calipers having been replaced, whilst the steering is operated with ease, even at low speeds, no doubt due to its original power steering option being fitted.

The history file is extensive and includes the already mentioned original purchase invoice, copy of the original style log book, period factory warranty, letters of correspondence, works invoices, a works parts catalogue, photographs including period black and white images of the Alvis, an Alvis Owner’s Club valuation of £85,000 dated November 2014, old MoT test certificates and various magazine/newspaper articles of the marque. Although having a current MoT test certificate valid until October 2017, the vendor is keen to install confidence in any potential purchasers so the Alvis will arrive at the sale with a fresh certificate. This most elegant of motor cars represents one of the finest and, most importantly, authentic T-Series Alvis's available on the market.

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The history file is extensive and includes the already mentioned original purchase invoice, copy of the original style log book, period factory warranty, letters of correspondence, works invoices, a works parts catalogue, photographs including period black and white images of the Alvis, an Alvis Owner’s Club valuation of £85,000 dated November 2014, old MoT test certificates and various magazine/newspaper articles of the marque. Although having a current MoT test certificate valid until October 2017, the vendor is keen to install confidence in any potential purchasers so the Alvis will arrive at the sale with a fresh certificate. This most elegant of motor cars represents one of the finest and, most importantly, authentic T-Series Alvis's available on the market.

Page 1 - For Sale. Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

For sale - 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

Registration Number: LVX 98J
Chassis Number: AR 1452360
Engine Number: AR 0054862946
Odometer Reading: 74,378
Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

We are delighted to offer this Mk. I, righthand drive 1750 GTV. Originally sold in Cyprus in 1969, this GTV arrived on UK shores two years later in 1971. Between 2002 and 2003, a restoration was undertaken and completed to a high standard as evident by the condition displayed today. The current owner purchased the Alfa Romeo in 2005 and, whilst in his ownership, has been kept in a de-humidified garage. Also, anything required with regard to maintenance has been carried out by one of the UK’s leading Alfa Romeo specialists, Jamie Porter at the Alfa Workshop, Royston. Presented in Alfa Romeo Rosso, this 1750 GTV looks very attractive and has benefitted from the addition of an Alfaholics fast road suspension kit and 14" replica GTA alloy wheels. Settle into the correct Mk. I seats and you are presented with a dished wood rim steering wheel and instruments with odometer and rev. counter (with oil pressure gauge within) in twin binnacles in front of the driver, the other auxiliary instruments being angled towards the driver and are set in the centre console above the gear lever. Looking around the interior, the headlining is in good order as are the wood facings upon the dashboard and centre console; in fact, the ambiance of this interior suggests that it is one of quality. On test, the engine started easily and soon warmed to normal temperature. On a test drive, the Alfa Romeo felt assured with easy gear changes and with the brakes pulling the car to a stop with confidence.

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A well presented history file includes a UK V5 registration document, old MoT test certificates and invoices. We are advised that this Alfa Romeo will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. This is an attractive Alfa Romeo Mk. I GTV, the model that is most sought after by the aficionados of the marque, certainly ticks many boxes in the desirability stakes and, we believe, is offered with a realistic and tempting estimate.

Page 1 - For Sale. Triumph GT4 lightweight

For sale - 1972 Triumph GT6 (GT4) Aluminium Lightweight

Registration Number: UJX 228L
Chassis Number: KE13373D
Engine Number: FM60153HE
Odometer Reading: 95928
Estimate: £18,000 - £24,000

We are pleased to offer a truly magnificent motor car created by a very determined gentleman who is, not only the current owner, but also the one who set out to learn the necessary skills to turn his idea into a reality. The class winning Le Mans Triumph Spitfires and the lightweight competition E-Types inspired the idea. His vision was to create a fine handling and quick motor car that could be driven through France and compete at hill climb events. The donor car was a Triumph Mk. III GT6 of 1972 vintage. The car was completely stripped and shot blasted. A rear body tub, Spitfire floorpans and Mk. III Spitfire scuttle were acquired and the highly respected Mark Davis, of MD Restorations, ensured that the basic shell was completed to a high standard. With the structure and chassis now sound, the painstaking work of creating the shape began. Constrained, only by the basic shell, the aluminium panels were formed in the traditional manner, ply wood formers creating the profile and the aluminium shaped and worked over them and welded in several sections; all done by eye. The bonnet was the main challenge and if you recognise some Italian connection here then you would be correct. An Alfa Romeo Giulietta TZ bonnet was the inspiration and Circuit Motor Bodies were tasked to create this one-piece front end. Effectively, the TZ bonnet shape was reduced in width and supported by an internal frame. A Spitfire Mk. III windscreen and frame were incorporated into the design to give a lower roof line. The hatch, front scuttle and screen surround remain in steel, it was thought too impractical to create these in alloy.

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The attention now turns to the mechanical side of this creation. This standard Triumph six cylinder engine was considered too heavy so was discarded. A Triumph 1500cc unit was sourced a rebuilt by Mark Shilliber using bespoke forged pistons and a rally specification camshaft. Twin-twin choke Weber carburetors supply the fuel, exhaust is via the SAH manifold and stainless steel system - the engine dyno test resulting in a very respectful power output of 106bhp at 5500rpm at the wheels. The gearbox is a Mk. III three-rail close-ratio unit with the D-Type overdrive operating on third and fourth gears. Every other item on this motor car has been rebuilt; the suspension was fitted with Gaz adjustable shock absorbers with blue Polybush bushing and the front spring pans are adjustable. At the rear, the drive shafts are CV jointed with aluminium lower wishbones fitted, the result is none of that drive shaft wind up or wheel tuck under that afflicted the marque. The interior invites you in, the seats having been recovered to a high standard and a Spitfire Mk. III dashboard, re-finished by Chapman & Cliff is fitted. A set of JBW Minilite style wheels were fitted with Michelin XAS 155-80-13 tyres. Once completed and assembled, the car was tested and shaken down; the coachwork, at this time, remaining in bare aluminium. A decision was made to completely strip the car once more and finish the coachwork to a high standard in the colour of French Blue as presented today. On a recent test, this extraordinary example performed very well, the handling sharp, excellent acceleration and pulling to a stop reassuringly; all no doubt due to the 300kg weight saving over the original donor car. Accompanying the car is a large file of receipts and invoices, a magazine with the Triumph featured within and several photographs during the build. This Triumph GT4 creation is UK registered as a Triumph GT6 and is recorded with the correct colour and engine size; it is accompanied by an MoT test certificate valid until May 2018.

Offered with an estimate that does not reflect the 3,000 hours of work put into this motor car, we believe that not only will a new owner be delighted with its performance but they will also have a truly beautiful and unique motor car.

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For sale - 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi

Reg Number: ONL 908X
Chassis Number: 37225
Engine Number: 37225
Odometer Reading: 20,159 miles (35,200 see text)
Estimate: £65,000 - £70,000

This Ferrari 308 GTBi, is presented in its original colour of Giallo Fly and is complimented by the lightweight, magnesium, five-spoke alloy wheels that are shod with a set of Michelin TRX tyres, as fitted new in May 2012, having covered a little over 300 miles since that time. This 308 also features an additional spoiler to the rear and all glass, lenses, and ancillary items present in extremely good condition. The Ferrari is also equipped with, air conditioning, a larger front spoiler, rear spoiler, ventilated disc brakes front and rear, Nardi steering wheel, electric windows, radio/cassette, electric aerial, central locking, spare wheel, fire extinguisher and toolkit. The black leather interior is in good order; the condition of the upholstery is consistent with the car's mileage, displaying only light signs of use. Mechanically, the Ferrari's 2.9-litre, V8 engine features the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection mated to a five-speed synchromesh gearbox. On test, the car performed well and, whilst not the quickest production Ferrari to leave Maranello, it still provides a thrilling drive with an enticing V8 soundtrack. Of note is the engine bay that is in very clean order. Recent work includes a full service, cambelt change, and new clutch at 35,131 recorded miles.

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The Ferrari was originally UK registered on 1st August 1981, and was supplied new by Lancaster Garages (Colchester) Ltd. The history file is complete with the original Ferrari document pack that includes both owner's manuals and the dealer-supplied service book. Records show that the Ferrari was first serviced in 1981 and then again in 1984, although the exact mileages are unknown. Interested parties should note that the mileages quoted have taken into account an odometer change at 15,041 miles in September 1989. The Ferrari was subsequently serviced at the following intervals: 15,568 miles, 22,895 miles, 24,343 miles, 31,550 miles with cambelt change, 33,971 miles, 34,563 miles, 34,934 miles with cambelt change, 35,023 miles, 35,052 miles and 35,151 miles with cambelt change, new clutch and exhaust manifolds in October 2015. A current MoT test certificate accompanies this 308 and is valid until 20th September 2017. This is one of only 74 original righthand drive cars manufactured, of which fewer than 20 are believed to remain in existence; with this and the Ferrari 308 model, being one of the most classical shapes produced by Ferrari in the 1980s, we believe offers good value as Ferraris continue to rise in value and desirability.

Page 1 - For Sale. Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet

For sale - 1999 Porsche 911/996 Carrera 2 Cabriolet

Registration Number: T92 LAU
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ99ZXS644630
Engine Number: 66X12920
Odometer Reading: 110,995
Estimate: £12,000 - £14,000

This 996 cabriolet was first registered on 15th June, 1999 and was delivered in the colours of metallic Ocean Blue with Metropole Blue hood and contrasting Savannah full leather. Optional equipment included the sound system, on-board computer and a CDR-22 CD Radio. Today, this presents very well, in fact, it may be described as exceptional given its mileage. This 911 has a comprehensive service history book and backed up with invoices and importantly, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, within the two delightfully presented Porsche Club Great Britain files. This attractive 911 has a Porsche GT kit fitted to the front end and sills to improve aesthetics whilst a useful and attractive hard top may be easily removed and stored on the stand provided. In addition, the car comes with a Nokia hands-free (Bluetooth) kit, Metex full dust cover, LED driving lights, wind deflector and storage case, complimentary cleaning pack and books of the 996 model.

Page 1 - For Sale. Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet interior

This 911 is UK registered and has an MoT test certificate valid until August 2017. The next service is due in June this year, however, the vendor is keen for a new owner not to worry about this, so the Porsche will arrive at the sale with this service having recently been carried out. Offered ready to enjoy immediately, this Porsche has obviously been well cared for. We strongly recommended viewing to fully appreciate this motor car.

Page 1 - For Sale. Fiat 500D Trasformobile

For sale - 1960 Fiat 500D Trasformabile

Reg Number: 731 UYU
Chassis Number: 110D235801
Engine Number: 110D00321756
Odometer Reading: 5,220km
Estimate: £12,000 - £14,000

On offer is this early Fiat 500D that features the suicide doors and the fully folding roof. What is apparent is that this car is, what is known as, an interim model and carries over some of the pre-series Nuova features. This was discovered when the door panels were seen to be different than the standard D items. This means that this 500 has a pre-series body, confirmed also by the lack of an ashtray upon the dashboard. Aluminium trims adorn the exterior, finished in the attractive colour of Aqua Marine, which may be described as in incredible original condition, featuring the original factory spot-welds on all four wheel arches, whilst the period matching interior presents very well. Imported into the UK from Italy in January 2017, this 500D is UK registered and has an MoT test certificate valid until January 2018.

Page 1 - For Sale. Fiat 500D Trasformobile roof

A dating letter from Fiat Chrysler UK Ltd. confirms that through contact with the Fiat Central Record Archive in Italy, that this Fiat 500D was built in Italy in1960. Not only does the Fiat 500 bring a smile to whoever comes into contact with it, it may be considered, that with so many Fiat 500s built, it requires careful research to find that rare model amongst the many, we think that this is that car.

How to Buy and Sell at Auction Seminars - Thurday & Friday Auction Viewing Days during sales throughout 2017

Why attend the 'How to Buy and sell at auction' seminars.

Whether you are new to the classic car scene or an old hand, buying and selling at auction may be a daunting prospect, especially if you have never experienced the process before. Even the most experienced will have unanswered questions. Don’t worry, are team here at Historics are here to help. John Williams, who has delivered classic car courses and seminars for over 10 years and Fabian Hine, one of the most experienced auctioneers in the business will be delivering two seminars at to be held at 1.00pm during each of our viewing days on the Thursday & Friday. Armed with the knowledge, we aim to make the auction experience an enjoyable and successful one for buyers and sellers alike.

For buyers, you will be taken through all aspects of the auction process that will include; registration, bidding methods, provisional bidding (what this means), payments and collection (if you are successful). For sellers, the process you will go through to get you car to auction and useful tips on preparation, one of the most important and often most neglected aspects that often result in many good classic cars failing to sell. Your time with us will end with a question and answer session. One thing that John Williams and Fabian Hine has learnt most over the years is that, there are no stupid questions and many so called experienced auction attendees, including dealers, are surprised at what they learn.

A catalogue admits two people.

Entrance to all Historics at Brooklands classic and sports car auctions are by catalogue only, each catalogue will admit two people for both the viewing and auction day but will also admit you to either the Ascot Racecourse sale, Brooklands Motor Museum or Mercedes-Benz World (for whichever location said auction is held at).

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John Williams Classic Cars in conjunction with Historics at Brooklands

WHAT I DO:I source classic motor vehicles for auction whereby, with my experience and knowledge, a higher level of price expectation is often achieved for the vendor.

I also provide courses that introduce prospective dealers, buyers and auction buyers and sellers, to the classic car market.

WHO I WORK WITH: John Williams Classic Cars have, since 2011, worked with the Historics at Brooklands auction house, providing cars to this market sector helping many customers achieve a higher level result than may be attained selling privately.

WHAT MAKES JOHN WILLIAMS IN CONJUNCTION WITH HISTORICS AT BROOKLANDS DIFFERENT: I have wealth of knowledge and experience of owning, restoring and selling classic cars since 1974 and with mine and Historics at Brooklands worldwide database, together, we offer your motor car to potential buyers where others cannot.


"As a young person I was extremely nervous about buying my first classic car. I had always thought Alfa Romeos were beautiful but I knew absolutely nothing about them. Dealing with John made the entirety of finding, negotiating and then becoming an owner of an Alfa incredibly easy and actually a rather joyful experience, taking all of the stress and hassle out of the process. When I come to buying my next classic car John will definitely be the first person I call." - William Butler - Alfa Romeo GTAm Evocation - August 2016.

"When we wished to sell part of our small collection of cars to fund further purchases we approached John to help us market them through Historics’ auctions. From our initial meeting at the Alexandra Palace Classic car show to the day of the sale at Brooklands John looked after us and our cars with the utmost professionalism and integrity. We listened to and took all his advice especially his specific suggestions about selling the right cars at no reserve. To say that we were delighted with the final auction results is an understatement! We would not hesitate to contact John again if we were selling or indeed buying classic motor cars." - Andrew and Sarah Martin Land Rover, MGB Roadster & Lotus Elite 504

"I have been very happy with the way you have dealt with the sale of my much loved Spider! I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I know who wished to sell their classic motor car.” - Michael Bennett - Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider - June 2015.

"It is important that I write and thank you for your help and understanding with regards to the sale of my Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Tourismo." As you know, it was the first time I have submitted a car to auction, and your attention to detail and presentation of the car was superb, inspiring confidence, which made the day much easier for me. Everything you said you would do, you did. I could not ask for more.
David Phillips on the sale of his 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Turismo - November 2015.

HOW IT WORKS: I offer you a professional, inexpensive and effective route to market; to discuss the sale of your classic car or motor cycle, please call me. I will then explore with you our forthcoming auctions, arrange appointments and discuss photography. A complimentary catalogue will then be sent to you, which allows you and one other entry to the sale.

If you are new to the classic car market, I can also offer you introductory courses on, How to Buy and Sell a Classic Car, How to become a Classic Car Dealer and How to Buy and Sell at Auction.

Submitting your classic car to auction is straightforward and I will do most of the work for you, however, there are three important aspects to bear in mind:

1. The Reserve is simply the lowest figure that you are prepared to accept for your item on the day of the sale. This figure is confidential and therefore not available to potential purchasers. It is, however, subject to commission, if sold. (No sale - no commission or any hidden fees). By way of advice, a higher Reserve may dissuade potential customers from bidding, whereas a lower Reserve is far more likely to generate interest.
It is always far easier to encourage people to continue to bid than it is to get them going in the first instance.
2. The Commission Rate is subject to VAT and is simply a percentage that is deducted from the final hammer price.
3. The Historics Commission Rate is - 10%+VAT (Automobilia - 15%+VAT)
(Please note VAT is chargeable at the current rate of 20%).
All lots are subject to an Entry Fee; this covers administrative, publication, photography and marketing aspects associated with catalogue production and event management.
The Historics Entry Fee for motorcars is £230+VAT
*Important note: The entry fee for motorcars and motorcycles also includes professional photography (location may incur a small cost of travel expenses for the photographer).
Motorcycle Entry Fee: £175+VAT
Automobilia Entry Fee: £0
If your lot is sold successfully, remittance will be forwarded to you within 14 days (subject to received funds).
All sale proceeds will be paid into a 'segregated trust account' managed by Coutts & Co. This account does not form part of our company's assets and is therefore secure for the seller and buyer.
Importantly, your classic car is not released to the buyer until Historics have received full and cleared funds.

READY TO TALK? Please call me on either 01380 812862 or 07967 203007. I may be emailed at .

Picture above- John Williams at the start of the 2014 Kop Hill in his Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans.

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