Classic Cars for sale & offered at the Historics at Brooklands auction - Saturday 26th November 2016 - Catalogue now closed
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.
Please be aware that there are limited spaces for this sale and therefore we encourage you to consign early to avoid disappointment.
Please call John Williams on either:
01380 812862 or 07967 203007 as soon as possible.
For Sale - 1968 Lotus Elan Plus 2 - Ex Graham Hill - Offered with No Reserve
Registration Number: RAH 400F
Chassis Number: 50/0418
Engine Number: Not Known
Odometer Reading: 87,614 miles
Estimate: No reserve
We are delighted to offer this 1968 Lotus Elan Plus 2 that was given to Graham Hill for his personal use whilst at Team Lotus. Originally supplied in silver, this Plus 2 was driven by the famous Lotus twin-cam power unit mated to an all synchromesh four-speed gearbox. The current owner and vendor acquired this Plus 2 during August 1976; by which time, RAH 400F was sporting yellow coachwork. Our vendor used the car for commuting and holidays abroad. Shortly prior to one such trip abroad, the Lotus suffered engine problems and a decision was made to replace the unit with another, rather than rebuild the original engine, due to time constraints. This was a common fix for many marques during that period, as the cars had little value and the costs of rebuild outweighed the easily obtainable second hand engines. Today, this Plus 2 can be described as requiring restoration. The body, however, does look straight and the original silver finish may still be seen in places. An interesting history file contains the original log book and shows the first registered keeper as Lotus Cars Ltd., dated 18th June 1968. Also included is a letter from Lotus Cars (Sales) Ltd., from 15th July 1970 that states that RAH 400F was “supplied to Graham Hill for his exclusive use during has associations with Team Lotus and was registered by Lotus Cars Ltd.” A well known photograph of Graham Hill next to the Lotus and his aircraft adds further to the provenance. The vendor informs us that whilst in his ownership over the past 40 years, the car has been garaged for the past 37 years. The odometer is faulty but the vendor informs us that the mileage is approximately 120,000 miles.
Offered with no reserve, this must represent a fabulous opportunity to acquire a Lotus owned by triple crown champion Graham Hill, a name that sits alongside the greats. Such opportunities are rare indeed.
For Sale - 1969 Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupé by Mulliner Park Ward - Ex Gordon Mills
Registration Number: KJC 220G (Ex – TJB 1G)
Chassis Number: CRH.5073
Engine Number: 5073
Odometer Reading: 18,962
Estimate: £40,000 - £45,000
Gordon William Mills (15 May 1935 – 29 July 1986) was a successful London-based music industry manager and songwriter. Born in Madras, British India, Mills grew up in Trealaw in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales. At aged fifteen, Mills joined his first group doing local gigs in pubs and clubs around South Wales. At seventeen, he was called up for National Service and entertained his fellow recruits during this period with his musical talents. When de-mobbed, Mills entered a music competition, coming second. This subsequently led to him being asked to join Morton Fraser Harmonica Gang where he began his association with Don Paul and Ronnie Wells, later forming the group, The Viscounts. The group was successful with the chart songs 'Who Put The Bomp' and 'Shortin Bread'. Mills became a hit song writer with early works for Cliff Richard and Jonny Kidd. Later, his own Album 'Do It Yourself' was packaged, recorded, and sadly never released. His later career involved management as well as song writing. Not once, but three times he proved his ability to turn seemingly undiscovered singers’ into pop-stars, as he guided Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck and Gilbert O’Sullivan to international stardom whilst also co-writing with Tom Jones 'It’s Not Unusual'. This famous song was re-released in 1987 putting Tom Jones back into the pop charts but sadly, only after Mills had died of stomach cancer a year earlier.
We are delighted to offer this Rolls-Royce Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupé that was first owned and registered to Gordon William Mills. Originally supplied in Porcelain White with contrasting Bridge of Weir piped dark red leather and black hood, this remains in a similar colour combination today. The interior has been completely re-trimmed although it is not certain that the coachwork has been re-finished in the original colour. Everything appears to be in excellent order, perhaps, somewhat due to this example having spent a large part of its life in Southern California. The coachwork is exemplary for a Rolls-Royce of its age. The wood trimmings and leather are unmarked whilst it is evident that the lined hood has been replaced to a high standard in recent times.
The history file contains the 'Lubrication and Maintenance' chart, Roll-Royce & Bentley Sales & Service book and most importantly, the operation and maintenance manual that is annotated, in the Personal Memoranda section, as being first owned by Gordon Mills, Weybridge and denoting the registration number as TJB 1G. Further items within the file include a US Certificate of Title, various invoices and a note from the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Enthusiasts Club, records administrator also stating the first owner as Gordon Williams Mills. At a recent test, it started and drove easily with all the instruments reading correctly and, in particular, the oil pressure gauge running at the correct level demonstrating that the oil pressure regulator was operating as it should. This UK supplied righthand drive Rolls-Royce comes complete with an MoT test certificate, valid until May 2017 and a UK V5 vehicle registration document. An internet search under Gordon Mills will find a picture of this Roll-Royce along side three others. Sitting astride the mascots of their individual motor cars are, Tom Jones, Gordon Mills and Engelbert Humperdinck.
With his success, Mills was known as 'Mills Man of Music' and was regarded, at the time, as one of the world’s most successful and well known music managers in the business. What better to spend your time than cruising in this fine Rolls-Royce with the hood down and remembering the music of a bygone period.
For Sale - 1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo 2
Registration Number: L104 MJH
Chassis Number: ZLA831AB000583203
Engine Number: Not Known
Odometer Reading: 83,000 km
Estimate: £38,000 - £44,000
We are pleased to offer this splendid 1993 Lancia Delta HF Evo 2 presented in Lord Blue with contrasting tan alcantara interior. The striking coachwork is in excellent order throughout whilst on the inside, the quality continues with especially Good quality factory high-back seats.
The condition supports the recorded mileage as 83,000km, which equates to approximately 51,500 miles. Originally supplied to Japan, this HF Evo 2 comes with extensive Japanese history up until arrival into the UK in 2011, whereby it has had only one owner since. This owner and vendor has kept the Lancia well maintained as confirmed by the excellent way in which this motorcar drives and presents itself. The history file is complete with the Japanese records of servicing, UK invoices, a UK V5 vehicle registration document and a recent MoT test certificate. Examples, such as this beautifully presented and well maintained Lancia Delta HF Evo 2, are hard to find and we feel that, given these factors, this Lancia is offered with a very keen estimate.
For Sale - 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Coupé with Fisher Body
Registration Number: RSU 168
Chassis Number: 14KK163683
Engine Number: Not Known
Odometer Reading: 87,614 miles
Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000
This 1952 model Chevrolet Styleline Coupé with Fisher coachwork is sadly offered from a recently deceased estate. Prior to import into the UK in 1989, this Styleline was displayed by a local Chevrolet dealership in Maryland, having had a frame off restoration by the garage apprentices in 1974. On arrival into the UK, the car was registered by a Mr Trevor Wilks of Northampton and then purchased by the current estate in March 2014.
Classic American magazine also featured this particular Styleline in its October 1990 edition. During the current ownership this Chevrolet has been cosmetically restored by Classic Auto of Luton and is a many-time concours winner at major events in Belgium and Germany as well as the UK. Presented in two-tone green and complimented with a grey/green interior, this handsome coupé presents very well with excellent coachwork, chassis and running gear. The quality continues on the inside with the excellent two-tone cloth trim in very good order. Nice details such as the internally operated integrated driver’s door mirror and spotlight operate, as they should. The silky 3549cc (216.5 cubic inch) six-cylinder engine starts easily and smoothly. Believed to be the best Styleline currently available in the UK, this well-presented American classic has been well loved and maintained and is described as in generally excellent condition and offered with old US title, UK V5 registration document and an extensive history file. It is offered with a very reasonable estimate, this Chevrolet, one of America’s most elegant automobiles, awaits an enthusiastic new owner to enjoy.
For Sale - 1992 Alfa Romeo S4 Spider (1600cc)
Registration Number: J475 EWW
Chassis Number: ZAR11500007006059
Engine Number: TBC
Odometer Reading: 179,396km
Estimate: £12,000 - £14,000
· Low ownership Alfa Romeo
· Economical LPG conversion fitted
· Excellent condition and good driving motor car
Once in a while, an interesting motor car becomes available to the market. This Alfa Romeo 1600 S4 Spider is one such motor car. First registered in Italy in 1992, this S4 Spider arrived onto the UK shores in early 2016. What makes this Alfa Romeo interesting is not only its excellent coachwork and interior trim but also that it is fitted with a BRC Europa 2, dual fuel LPG conversion, fitted in 2014, making this a most economical open top sports car.
The bright yellow coachwork is complimented by a set of attractive after-market alloy wheels that feature Alfa Romeo badged centres; the original steel wheels and covers being included in the sale. The soft top folds down and erects quickly and easily when required. Whilst touring with the hood down, the hood is stowed under a well fitting hood bag that enhances the overall look of the car. On a recent test, this Alfa Romeo started easily and drove well, either on the un-leaded fuel or on the LPG option. The gearbox selected the ratios smoothly without any baulking that can inflict the marque. Twin carburettors supply the fuel to the 1600cc power unit whilst disc brakes all around ensure good and confident braking. The engine bay is clean and tidy with evidence that both the clutch and brake master cylinders have been replaced. The bodywork is excellent on top and upon the undersides also; the seats, with their Alcantara centres, are also in very good order, perhaps an indication that this Italian sports car has been well looked after.
A small history file accompanies this Alfa Romeo and includes a copy of the original Italian log book, which indicates only two Italian owners, a UK V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 16th May 2017 with no advisories. The Alfa Romeo Spider S4 Spider is considered, by many Alfisti, as the best of the 105 Series Giulia Spiders and with its condition and economy, we feel it is offered with a most attractive and tempting estimate.
For Sale - 1994 Ferrari 456 GT
Registration Number: L748 HEN
Chassis Number: ZFFSD44B000098459
Engine Number: 35945
Odometer Reading: 73,500km
Estimate: £48,000 - £52,000
We are delighted to offer this example of a Ferrari 456 GT, with the manual gearbox, that may only be described as in excellent condition throughout. This Ferrari was initially delivered to Bahrain on 22nd April 1994, however, three months later, it was driven to the UK with its first service being undertaken at Ferrari Antwerp during that trip. A full Ferrari service history was carried out up until 2002 where it was exported to the Netherlands and placed into long-term storage until it re-appeared in 2015 and purchased by the current owner. Major re-commissioning works were then undertaken and included a cam belt service and four new original manufacturers’ specification Pirelli tyres. These works totalled in excess of £13,000 and are a testament to the current owner’s will to have a Ferrari that is correct in all details. Today, approximately 73,500km are indicated upon the odometer (equating to approximately 45,670 miles).
The coachwork is presented in Pozzi Blue and is in excellent order. Take a look on the inside and you will find the quality continues; the rich warm leather interior is elegant, simple and uniquely Italian; the fully adjustable, electronic and automatic features working, as they should. The 456 also benefits from a full three piece Ferrari luggage set as well as having all the correct tools and manuals (in English). We are informed that this fine Ferrari is UK registered and will arrive at the sale having undergone a recent MoT test to give peace of mind to a new owner. Offered in stunning condition, this Ferrari 456 GT stands out with its perfect balance of aggressiveness, elegance, lovely colour combination and only awaits a lucky new owner to enjoy it to the full.
For Sale - 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina
Registration Number: FBY 530H
Chassis Number: AR1463080
Engine Number: AR0054875940
Odometer Reading: 68,767 miles
Estimate: No Reserve
We are pleased to present a rather rare, righthand drive, example of the 105 series Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina. Built in South Africa on 23rd December 1969, this particular Berlina was imported into the UK in 2008 and first registered here on 17th October 2008. On inspection, it may be seen that the coachwork is in excellent order and presented in the attractive colour of Spazzio Azzurro with contrasting black interior trim. The 1750’s bodywork has been subject to a lower half bare-metal re-paint with any repairs required having been facilitated to the highest standards. The 1750 engine, considered the best of the range by the Alfisti, has also been subject to a top-end overhaul in 2015 whilst an electric fan and push starter button have also been added. The interior is in very good order with an attractive layout of instrumentation with all the gauges working correctly; even the clock works. On a recent test drive, this Alfa Romeo drove with ease, the steering being precise, the engine pulling smoothly and the longer wheelbase 105 chassis, over its Giulia siblings, providing a stable, comfortable and quiet ride; the quietness, no doubt, due to new door seals having been recently fitted. This Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina has a history file that includes, invoices, period South African coins found under the carpets, a UK V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 1st April 2017. The vendor is an avid Alfa Romeo fan and a member of the UK Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club, the car being featured in this year’s club calendar.
This is the first of the Berlina series and is considered the most attractive with famous owners ranging from European Royalty to the revolutionary Fidel Castro and you’re certainly not likely to come across another in the supermarket car park. With the capability of carry four passengers and luggage in comfort with GT performance, this 1750 being offered with no reserve, surely offers an opportunity to enter into Alfa Romeo ownership at a fraction of GT prices.
For Sale - 1968 Daimler V8-250 Saloon
Registration Number: WGU 733G
Chassis Number: P1K3642BW
Engine Number: TBC
Odometer Reading: 17,044 miles
Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000
The Daimler 2.5 litre V8 saloon was launched in late 1962 and was, effectively, a rebadged Mk. II. The major difference was that it was fitted with the silky smooth, Edward Turner designed, V8 power plant. A Daimler fluted grill, rear number plate surround, wheel trims, badges and interior details, further distinguished it from its Jaguar cousin. In 1967, this Daimler compact saloon was renamed the V8-250 and differed in relatively small details such as, slimline bumpers and over-riders (shared with the Jaguar 240/340), negative-earth electrical system, an alternator instead of a dynamo and twin air cleaners; one for each carburettor. Other new features included padding over the instrument panel, padded door cappings and ventilated leather upholstery, reclining split-bench front seats and a heated rear window. Power steering and overdrive were optional extras.
This 1968 example of the V8-250 that has recently undergone a body and interior restoration, these works were carried out between 2014 and 2015 by Bob Fisher’s Garage in Kent, with photographic record. The history file shows that the original engine was replaced during 1991 but importantly, this replacement engine has been reconditioned earlier in 2016. In excess of £5,000 has been expended, over the past 12 months, to keep this Daimler in fine order. As you would expect, the coachwork presents very well and is complimented by the attractive tan leather interior. The engine starts easily with the automatic transmission operating smoothly. Sadly presented from a deceased estate, WGU 733G comes with a small file of invoices, an MoT test certificate, valid until August 2017 and a UK V5 registration document. Offered with an attractive estimate, WGU 733G awaits another loving owner.
How to Buy and Sell at Auction Seminars - Brooklands Thurday & Friday Auction Viewing Days during 2016 - 1.00pm
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 Thursday & Friday at Brooklands. 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 Brooklands Motor Museum or Mercedes-Benz World (for whichever location said auction is held at).
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.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT JOHN WILLIAMS:
"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 email@example.com .
Picture above- John Williams at the start of the 2014 Kop Hill in his Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans.