Blenheim Palace


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Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, United Kingdom

Date 11 Jul 2015
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Blenheim Palace 2015 RESULTS

LOT 101

1961 Rover Jet 1 Recreation

On 8th March 1950, car manufacturers Rover unveiled the first car powered with a gas turbine engine. Named 'JET1', the two-seater model was powered by the same kind of...

LOT 102

1981 Rover 3500 SD1 Vanden Plas

Examples such as this 1981 Vanden Plas come so rarely to market. The original owner paid £13,000 and, being a Vanden Plas, the car came loaded with the full...

LOT 103

1953 Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle – officially the Volkswagen Type 1 – is a two-door, four passenger, rear-engined economy car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from 1938 until 2003, and is among the earlier rear-engined cars.

The need for...

LOT 104

1970 Gillera 175 Regolarità Competizione

Gilera is one of the oldest Italian motorcycle brands, having been founded in 1909 by Giuseppe Gellera that first opened a small workshop in Corso XXII Marzo in Milan...

LOT 105

1963 Austin Healey 3000 Mk2

The enlargement of its C-Series six-cylinder engine to 2,912cc, and the adoption of Girling front disc brakes, differentiated the new-for-1959 Austin-Healey 3000 from the preceding 100/6. In 3000 form...
LOT 106

1985 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet

Developed under the watchful eye of Porsche Chief Executive Peter Schutz, the 911 Carrera 3.2 made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show of September 1983. Visually indebted to...

LOT 107

1952 Alvis TA21 Drophead Coupe by Tickford

Looking much like its TA14 predecessor but featuring independent front suspension and a new, overhead-valve, six-cylinder engine, the 3.0-litre Alvis – type TA21 – was announced in 1950. Styled...

LOT 108

2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Designed at Pininfarina under Frank Stephenson, the now Chief Designer at McLaren and widely regarded as one of the most influential automotive designers of our time. The 612 was...

LOT 109

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL with Supercharger

During the 1950s, when Mercedes-Benz was the dominant force in top-level motor sport, the undisputed flagship of the firm's production car range was the stunning 300 SL sports car....

LOT 110

1980 Rolls-Royce Camargue

Before the introduction of the Silver Shadow in October 1965, Rolls-Royce motor cars had traditionally employed a separate chassis, which allowed a variety of coachwork designs. The brief for...

LOT 111

1956 Triumph TR3

The TR3 was launched in October 1955, and was essentially the same as the TR2 but with 95bhp courtesy of larger SU carburettors and inlet ports. Visually it differed...

LOT 112

1982 Audi Quattro

The Audi Quattro was supposed to fade quietly out of production in 1988. However, massive demand from the UK in particular ensured that it remained in production long after...

LOT 113

1971 Austin Mini


When the Royal Air Force needed transport for their Squadron Commanders they turned to Austin for the solution. Blue Austin Minis were given to each operational squadron and the...

LOT 114

1959 Porsche Tractor Mono-cylinder Junior

The Porsche tractor design included a hydraulic coupling between engine and transmission; this distinctive feature of Porsche-Diesel engines was used in tractors up to the last model produced in...

LOT 115

1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet

During the evolution of the 290, the Mercedes-Benz 320 was intended to help bridge the gap between Mercedes-Benz's large- and medium-sized vehicles. The platform was very versatile, and it...

LOT 116

1974 Renault Estafette ‘Gordini’ Campervan

Originally the Estafette was available in only four colours from the factory: grey, blue, yellow or orange. The Estafette delivered on all its promises, with its low floor and...

LOT 117

1972 SWM 125

SWM (Speedy Working Motors) was founded in 1971 by Piero Sironi and Fausto Vergani, and was based in Milan, Italy. SWM manufactured Observed Trials, Enduro, Motocross and off-road motorcycles...

LOT 118

1986 BMW M635 CSI

BMW Motorsport introduced the M 635 CSi in Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1983. It is essentially an E24 powered by the powerplant of the BMW M1...

LOT 119

1938 Red Panther Model 20

The combination of the advent of cheap cars and the collapse of the British motorcycle industry brought production of the Red Panther to an end. They are simple and...

LOT 120

1989 BMW Z1

1 of 50 UK delivered cars

The first BMW Z1 (Z standing for Zunkuft, German for future) was shown at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor show. Initial demand was so strong that 5,000 orders were placed...

LOT 121

1951 Land Rover Series 1 80 inch

Inspired by the US Army's wartime 'Jeep', developed in haste and intended for short-term, small-scale production, the Land Rover would defy its creators' initial scepticism. Rover bosses the Wilks...

LOT 122

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

2,000 miles from new

As with all Ferrari special series, the 458 Speciale boasts an array of advanced technical solutions that make it a completely unique model designed for owners looking for an...

LOT 123

1959 Austin Healey 100-6

Produced in-house by Healey's small car company in Warwick and based on Austin A90 Atlantic mechanicals, Donald Healey built a single 'Healey Hundred' for the 1952 London Motor Show....

LOT 124

1970 Volkswagen Camper

One owner from new

The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, more informally, as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), was introduced in...

LOT 125

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

Ferrari Classiche Certified One Owner

Gran Turismo Omologato: three words in the Ferrari vocabulary that carry a monumental amount of significance. The first time they were used was in reference to the 1962 Ferrari...

LOT 126

1934 Alvis Speed 20

Open Tourer by Cross & Ellis

By the 1930s, Alvis had established a reputation for producing fast and beautifully built motor cars that also proved very competitive in motorsport events. It was the 12/50 model...

LOT 126

1964 Bentley S3 Mulliner Park Ward Continental

'The latest Bentley model offers a degree of safety, comfort and performance that is beyond the experience and perhaps even the imagination of the majority of the world's motorists.'-...

LOT 127

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5

When Mercedes-Benz replaced the popular W111 220 series in 1966, the first S-Class range was born. Much of the mechanical specification remained as before, but a new, sleeker bodyshell...

LOT 128

1960 Alvis TD21 Drophead Coupe

£70,000 restoration

The name Alvis was always synonymous with craftsmanship and performance, and the final models produced by this very British manufacturer were no exception. When production of the 3-litre cars...

LOT 129

1951 AC Ace Ford 2.6 Ruddsport

FIA papers

Launched at the 1953 Earls Court Show, the AC Ace attracted immense interest not only for its superb lines but also because it was one of only two production...

LOT 130

1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT

Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

It was the need for a production-based engine for the new Formula 2 that led to the introduction of a 'junior' Ferrari, the Dino 206GT, at the Turin Motor...

LOT 131

1959 Austin Healey 3000 Mk1

The enlargement of its C-Series six-cylinder engine to 2,912cc, and the adoption of Girling front disc brakes, differentiated the new-for-1959 Austin-Healey 3000 from the preceding 100/6. In 3000 form...

LOT 132

1969 Lamborghini Islero S

One of 100 produced

In 1969, Lamborghini improved their 2+2 with numerous changes including a slightly more powerful 350bhp V12 engine. With many upgrades to the mechanics, aesthetics, and interior, the Islero S...

LOT 133

1949 Allard M Drophead Coupe

Which other British car manufacturer in the 1950s could boast a Monte Carlo rally win and a top three at Le Mans?
Allard was another small volume maker...

LOT 134

1907 Victor High Wheel Electric Runabout

At the start of the automobile era, steam, internal combustion and electricity competed to be the main driving force.
The internal combustion engine was in its early years,...

LOT 135

1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500

One private owner from new - 8,000 miles

The legendary Triumph Spitfire was introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962. The vehicle was based on a design produced for Standard-Triumph in 1957 by Italian designer Giovanni...

LOT 136

2000 Rover Mini Cooper

183 miles from new, Last classic Mini

The Mini was made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s and its...

LOT 137

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Alongside its hyper-expensive race-bred sports car – the 300 SL – Mercedes-Benz offered the less exotic but no less refined 190 SL. Announced in 1954 and based on the...

LOT 138

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS Lightweight – 2 Owners from new

2 Owners from new

The Porsche 964 is the company's internal name for the Porsche 911 manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. In 1992, Porsche produced a super-lightweight, rear-wheel-drive only version of...

LOT 139

1924 Sunbeam 24/70 Open Tourer

In their heyday Sunbeam Cars rivalled Bentley and Rolls Royce. Their advanced engine technology benefitted from their WW1 aero engine experience and powered many of the Land Speed Record...

LOT 140

1991 Ferrari 348 TS

The 348 TB and its targa-topped cousin the 348 TS had a lot to live up to: they replaced the 328, which was a revamped version of the original...

LOT 141

1962 Porsche 356B T6 Karmann Hardtop Coupe

For Porsche, development of the 356 model was an evolutionary process throughout the 1950's, largely through minor mechanical improvements rather than wholesale styling changes, but in 1959 the model...

LOT 142

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’

The 1956 International

Mercedes-Benz's 300 SL claimed 2nd in the Mille Miglia; 1-2-3 in the Berne, Switzerland, Sports Car Race; 1st and 2nd at Le Mans; 1-2-3-4 at the Nürburgring; and 1st...

LOT 143

1949 MG TC

Launched in 1945, the TC Midget was the first post-war MG, although it was quite similar to the pre-war TB, sharing the same pushrod-OHV engine. However, it had a...

LOT 144

1934 Riley 9hp Imp Roadster

The celebrated Riley advertising slogan, 'As old as the Industry, as modern as the hour,' carried more than a grain of truth than many other such claims. The Riley...

LOT 145

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro appeared in dealerships on 29th September 1966, for the 1967 model year on a brand new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and would be available...

LOT 146

1969 Porsche 911S coupe

This beautifully prepared 911S offers a great opportunity to go historic racing. Built up from a very nice road car in the early 1990's for U.S. SCCA vintage competition...

LOT 147

1937 Alvis Speed 25

By the 1930s, Alvis had established a reputation for producing fast and beautifully built motor cars that also proved very competitive in motorsport events. It was the 12/50 model...

LOT 148

1990 Ferrari Testarossa

Full Service History

Ferrari's flagship model, the Testarossa supercar, revived a famous name from the Italian company's past when it arrived in 1984. A next generation Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa retained its...

LOT 149

1925 Rolls-Royce 20hp Doctors Coupe

Rolls-Royce's 20hp was well ahead of its time in many regards. In the late 1990s when Bentley decided to look at a broader market for its products and introduced...

LOT 150

1919 Sunbeam 16hp Tourer

Founded by John Marston, a Victorian industrialist who foresaw the growth in demand for private transport, Sunbeam was first associated with beautifully made, though expensive, bicycles. Although comparative latecomers...

LOT 151

1958 Jaguar MKI 3.4-Litre

Produced by Jaguar between 1955 and 1959 and referred to in contemporary company documentation as the Jaguar 2.4-Litre and Jaguar 3.4-Litre, the designation 'MK I' was included retrospectively upon...

LOT 153

1991 Jaguar XJS Convertible

15,000 miles from new

Having demonstrated that there was indeed sufficient demand to justify production of an open XJ-S, Jaguar grasped the nettle and proceeded to develop a conventional full convertible. For the...

LOT 154

1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster

One consequence of the E-Type's long process of development had been a gradual increase in weight, but a good measure of the concomitant loss of performance was restored in...
LOT 155

1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe

The XK120 set new standards in car design and manufacture, but some of Jaguar's suppliers needed time to catch up – they were not used to making lights and...

LOT 156

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Litre Roadster

The Series 2 moved the E-Type along, bringing further refinements and changes in detail styling. The most noticeable change was the larger 'mouth' at the front, the open headlights...

LOT 157

1958 Jaguar XK 150 Drophead

The bleak years after 1945 were, not surprisingly, an era when great sports cars were somewhat thin on the ground; a shining exception was the mighty Jaguar XK series,...

LOT 160

1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Whilst the concept of the Jaguar E-Type was without doubt one of the finest pieces of automotive design ever to be put into general production, one of the problems...

LOT 161

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Litre Roadster

Among the greatest of all post-war sports cars, Jaguar's E-Type made immediate headlines on its launch in March 1961. A direct descendent of the aerodynamic C and D-Type models...

LOT 162

1950 Jaguar MK V

After the war, Jaguar continued to make these cars while it prepared production of the Mk VII, and in 1949 brought out the Mk V, an interim model with...

LOT 162

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Litre Flat Floor Roadster

On its 1961 Geneva Show debut the E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by independent road test results that not only recorded a...

LOT 163

1968 Jaguar E-type 4.2 Series 2 Roadster

30,000 miles from new

Launched in October 1964, the 4.2-litre version of Jaguar's sensational E-Type brought with it a more user-friendly all-synchromesh gearbox and a superior Lockheed brake servo along with the bigger,...

LOT 164

1962 Jaguar MKII

Although the MkI was a great success, selling four times as many as the larger Jaguar saloons, Jaguar boss William Lyons was not content: he knew it could be...

LOT 165

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

“If Les Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans has been responsible for the new E-Type Jaguar, then that Homeric contest on the Sarthe circuit will have been abundantly justified. Here...

LOT 165

1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

The Jaguar XK120 caused an absolute sensation when it was launched at the 1948 Motor Show. In the post war era of rationing and general austerity and hardship it...

LOT 166

1959 Jaguar XK150 S Roadster

Generally rated as being the most outstanding of the many British sports cars of the immediate post-war era were the trio of XK Jaguars from the William Lyons stable,...

LOT 167

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Litre Roadster

One of the greatest post-war sports cars, Jaguar's E-Type made immediate headlines on its launch at the Geneva Show in March 1961. Here was a sleek and beautiful 150mph...

LOT 168

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Litre Fixedhead Coupe

On its Geneva Show debut in March 1961 the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by a 150mph top speed; it achieved...

LOT 169

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-litre Semi-Lightweight Competition Specification

Race Prepared; FIA papers; Ex-Goodwood RAC TT Celebration Competitor

The car we are proud to be offering for sale is one of the most successful Jaguar E-type historic competition racing cars of the modern era. Prepared and developed...

LOT 170

1968 Daimler Sovereign 420

28,000 miles

The Daimler Sovereign was introduced at the October 1966 London Motor Show, and produced for two years as the ultimate expression of a series of 'compact sporting saloons' offered...

LOT 170

1968 Jaguar XJ Series I

Pre Production Chassis 19, First Road registered XJ – Oldest XJ in existence

MWK 28G was manufactured around 10th of June 1968 and is a very important example of an early XJ6 with second to none provenance. This car is a pre-production...

LOT 171

1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

With current owner since 1972

It was at the 1948 London Motor Show that Jaguar threw the sports car world into turmoil with its stunning XK120. Here was a car with incredible style and...

LOT 172

1963 Jaguar Mark II 3.4

Although the Mk I was a great success, selling four times as many as the larger Jaguar saloons, Jaguar boss William Lyons was not content. He knew it could...

LOT 173

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Litre Roadster

Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. Its design owed much to that...

LOT 174

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Litre Roadster

The Series II moved the E-Type along, bringing further refinements and changes in detail styling. The most noticeable change was the larger 'mouth' at the front, the open headlights...

LOT 175

1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Litre Fixedhead Coupe

The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used...

LOT 176

1961 Jaguar Mk II 3.8

The 2.4 saloon of 1955 had been a major step for Jaguar, marking as it did the change from a coachbuilt chassis to one of unitary construction; it was...

LOT 177

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster 63 AMG

One owner from new

The SLS AMG was designed to be a modern, retro-look edition of the legendary 1950s 300 SL Gullwing. Designed by Mark Fetherston, the new Mercedes-Benz supercar adapted the feature...

LOT 178

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring (472)

Last owner since 1992

Being 1 of 1,580 originally produced, #0541 is a matching numbers example of this most sought after Porsche and is in mint condition throughout, having been expertly treated over 23...

LOT 179

1983 Lancia 037 Ex Martini Works Walter Rohrl 1983 Monte

The Lancia 037 was built in the early 1980s with one purpose only: to dominate the rallies of what we call the 'golden era' of Rallying. Producing 255bhp from...