The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot

Auction Details


Ascot Racecourse

Date 08 Oct 2016
Time 3PM

Friday 7th October: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Saturday 8th October: 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Location Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, UK
Admission Admission by Catalogue (Admits two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business


An Important Auction of Fine Historic Automobiles


The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot 2016 RESULTS

1987 Maserati Bi Turbo 250 Coupe


The all-steel unitary chassis/body was styled in-house and built by Innocenti, part of the De Tomaso empire like Maserati. ZF five-speed manual and three-speed automatic were the two transmission options, while a limited-slip differential came as standard. Produced...

1954 Sunbeam Alpine

Official Works Demonstrator and Journalist Car


In late 1952 the Rootes Group decided to create a sports design and development team within its subsidiary Sunbeam. It was using an idea from George Hartwell a Bournemouth Rootes dealer and rally preparation expert to create an open...

1974 Fiat 130 Coupé

Coachwork by Pininfarina


One of two large coupés styled by Pininfarina in the 1970s, the other being the Rolls-Royce Camargue, the FIAT 130 Coupé was arguably the more successful design. Based on the 130 saloon that had appeared two years previously,...

1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL

Rare Original Right Hand Drive


The Mercedes-Benz W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were produced from 1963 through to 1971. They were known as the ‘pagoda roof’ SL. All models boast an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection using a mechanical pump...

1978 Bentley T2

Former property of Mr. Chris Evans


Outwardly distinguishable from the Silver Shadow only by virtue of its different radiator and winged ‘B’ mascot, the T-Series Bentley was introduced alongside its Rolls-Royce sibling in 1965. Mechanically identical, the duo represented a complete break with tradition,...

1973 Datsun 240z V8


Launched in 1969, the Datsun 240Z was destined to become the best-selling sports car of the ‘70s. What the badge lacked in romance and cachet, the 240Z more than made up for with its well-balanced muscular lines, penned...

1937 Fiat Topolino


If they dished out Oscars for cuteness, the adorable Topolino would surely be head of the queue. A masterpiece of minimalist engineering, it was the brainchild of Fiat boss Senator Giovanni Agnelli who, in 1934, envisaged a small...