Blenheim Palace

An important auction of Historic Collectors Motor Cars, including the Jaguar Legend Collection

Auction details


Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
OX20 1PP

Date 02 Jul 2016
Time 1:00 PM

Friday 1st July from 12.00am to 6.00pm

On the day of the sale from 10.00am to start of sale

Location Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK
Admission Admission by Catalogue (Admits Two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

Blenheim Palace 2016 RESULTS

LOT 116

Alfa Romeo TZ1 – comprehensive set of original components

The Property of a Gentleman

The TZ1 was a very special competition car, one built in extremely limited numbers. Introduced at the Turin Auto Salon in 1962, it was built on a tubular...

LOT 117

1974 500 R Rinnovataa

The Property of a Gentleman

The last incarnation of the Fiat 500 was the R model. It had the same 594 cc engine of the Fiat 126, however, the power rating is the...

LOT 118

c.1970 Fiat 500 to Abarth specification – 71km since full restoration

The Property of a Gentleman

After leaving Cisitalia in 1948, Austrian-born engineer Carlo Abarth set up as an independent in Turin, the home of the Italian auto industry. From producing induction and exhaust...

LOT 119

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Veloce Spider “Round Tail”

The Register of RHD Veloces shows only 601 cars being manufactured (numbered 1470001 to 1470601. This car is numbered 1470540 – towards the end of the range and...

LOT 120

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...

LOT 121

1988 Maserati Bi Turbo 250 Coupe

29,700 miles from new

There is no denying the Biturbo’s style and flair reflect the earliest cars to come from Bologna.’ – Mark Gillies, Autocar.

Maserati’s mainstream model throughout the...

LOT 122

2000 Bentley Azure

The Bentley Azure made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1995. It was based on the Continental R and Pininfarina assisted in the two year process...

LOT 123

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 911 traces its roots to sketches drawn by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche in 1959. The Porsche 911 was developed as a more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for...

LOT 124

1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO 1

Between 1987 and 1992, the Integrale utterly dominated its branch of motor sport, winning 46 rallies and six constructors’ championships outright. And to keep the rally car at...

LOT 125

1930 Essex Super Six 18 HP

The Essex was a brand of automobile produced by the Essex Motor Company between 1918 and 1922 and by Hudson Motor Company of Detroit, Michigan between 1922 and...

LOT 125A

1966 Austin Healey 3000 Mk3 BJ8

The Austin Healey 3000 is a car that has endeared itself to enthusiasts all over the world, not least for those who remember the sight and sound of...

LOT 126

1989 Porsche 944 Cabriolet

1 of 100 RHD S2 Cabriolets – One owner and 8800 miles from new

Despite it looking like a tuned 924, the 944 was vitally important for Porsche. A new 2.5-litre slant-four engine that was developed from the 928’s V8 proved just...

LOT 127

1919 Sigma 10 HP Tourer

Ask any averagely well-informed car connoisseur to name the country producing the world’s highest volume of cars in 1910, and I’d bet you a pint of the best...

LOT 128

1973 Rolls Royce Corniche

Ex “ Tiny” Rowland and Simon Dowse “ WW2 Escapologist”

These exclusive cars were hand built in the best traditions of British coachbuilding using only materials of the finest quality including Wilton carpeting, Connolly hide and burr walnut...

LOT 129

1966 Austin Mini

To many, its designer Alec Issigonis included, the notion that the Mini might have a future as anything other than basic transport was anathema, and the idea of...

LOT 130

2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk II

The Porsche 911 GT3 is the evolution of the original ‘73 Carrera RS, designed to be lightweight and performance focussed with scant regard to luxury and comfort items...

LOT 131

1989 Ferrari Testarossa

Ferrari’s flagship model of the 1980s, the Testarossa, revived a famous name from the Italian manufacturer’s past when it arrived in 1984. A car of abnormal design and...

LOT 132

1995 MG R V8

26,500 miles from new

In 1992, 12 years after the last MG sports car had rolled off the Abingdon production lines, Austin-Rover made the inspired decision to revive this most charismatic of...

LOT 133

1986 Ferrari 328 GTS

Debuted at the 1985 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Ferrari 328 was the second model in Ferrari’s long and popular line of mid-engine V8 sports cars, continuing through the...

LOT 134

1968 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I

‘If you want a truly British driver’s car, the ultimate development of a continuous line of thoroughbreds from the Vintage era to the present day, there is nothing...

LOT 135

1972 FIAT 500L with Graziella 300 Caravan

The 500 always was a basic car, in fact it was so tinder-powered when launched in 1957 that even Italians gave it the cold shoulder. In comparison to...

LOT 136

2004 Ferrari 575 Maranello

Introduced for 2002, the Ferrari 575M (Modificata) represented an evolution of the acclaimed 550 Maranello rather than an entirely new model. With the introduction of the 550 Maranello...

LOT 137

1969 Lotus Elan S4 Drophead Coupé

Elite-type glassfibre monocoque having proved insufficiently rigid when applied to an open car, Lotus boss Colin Chapman came up with a simple but effective steel backbone frame for...

LOT 138

1993 Ferrari 512 TR

Introduced in 1992, the 512 TR was one of the final developments of Ferrari’s sensational Testarossa supercar. Ferrari’s flagship model, the Testarossa revived a famous name from the...

LOT 139

1974 De Tomaso Pantera

This is a superb example of a low-mileage, matching-numbers and accident-free Pantera that has had just one owner in the US and one owner in Germany. Originally ordered...

LOT 140

1962 BMW Isetta 300

The Isetta, which BMW built under license from 1955 to 1962, helped forge a new market segment for microcars that proved instrumental in getting Europe back on wheels....

LOT 141

1966 Ford Mustang

The first-generation Ford Mustang was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from April 1964 until 1973. The introduction of the Mustang created a new class of automobile known...

LOT 142

1962 Bentley S2 Continental Coupe

The advent of the Bentley Continental with modern styling made the contemporary R-Type look distinctly dated. Something beyond a facelift was required. The resulting S-Type was launched in...

LOT 143

1996 Porsche 993 Carrera S

Porsche manufactured the 993 from 1993 through to early 1998, its discontinuation then marked the end of the air-cooled Porsches. There were many technical improvements over the outgoing...

LOT 144

1964 Alvis TE 21 Convertible –

One of only 99 TE Cabriolets in long term private ownership

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 three...

LOT 145

1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Super

The Alfa Romeo Giulia (Type 105) is a sports saloon which was produced by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1962 to 1978. Alfa Romeo was one of...

LOT 146

1994 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II

Presented in June 1993, the second Evolution version of the Delta HF Integrale featured an updated version of the 2-litre 16-valve turbo engine which produced more power, as...

LOT 147

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...

LOT 148

Penny Farthing Bicycle

The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler and ordinary, is a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel....

LOT 149

1973 KTM GS 125

KTM is the largest factory of the Austrian motorcycles. Established in 1934, it has become famous for the production of off road motorcycles that have won major competitions...

LOT 150

1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato 1.3S RHD

Library Photos

The introduction of the Fulvia saloon in 1963 maintained Lancia’s unparalleled reputation for innovation in automobile design. It replaced the rather boxy Appia and featured an...

LOT 151

1994 Lamborghini Diablo Coupe

After 17 years in production, the legendary Countach was replaced by the Diablo, which on its arrival was the fastest, most advanced and most expensive Lamborghini ever built....

LOT 152

1914 Studebaker SD Open Tourer

Studebaker was an American wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. Founded in 1852 and incorporated in 1868 under the name of the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing...

LOT 153

1972 Ginetta G15

The Ginetta G15 was a British sports car made by the Ginetta company in Witham, Essex between 1968 and 1974. The car was initially available only in kit...

LOT 154

1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk.I

Library Photos

The immortal Lotus Cortina by Ford of Dagenham, in England, is one of the most charismatic, best loved and universally successful high-performance cars ever to represent...

LOT 155

1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupe

At the end of the 1950s the Rolls-Royce six-cylinder engine was at the limit of its development, and though top speed was still excellent the acceleration was becoming...

LOT 156

1972 Citroen DS 21

The Citroën DS is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive executive car manufactured and marketed by the French company Citroën from 1955 to 1975 in sedan, wagon/estate and convertible body configurations....

LOT 157

1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

Alfa Romeo produced the 105/115 series coupés between 1963 and 1977. They were successors to the Giulietta Sprint coupé and shared the same shortened floorplan as the Giulia...

LOT 158

1973 ISO Fidia

1 of only 16 RHD cars produced

Manufacturers of the Isetta bubble car, Iso joined the ranks of supercar constructors in 1962 with the launch of the Giotto Bizzarrini-designed Rivolta coupé at the Turin Motor...

LOT 159

1993 BMW Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe

Manual Gearbox (1 of 3 produced) - One Owner From New

Based on the BMW 850CSi which was presented to the public in 1992, the B12 5.7 Coupe was one of the fastest cars Alpina have ever made. The...

LOT 160

1973 Ford Mustang Fastback Mach 1

The Ford Mustang was successfully introduced in April 1964 as the sporty “Pony car” to attract younger buyers into Ford products. After a few years of development, Ford...

LOT 161

1933 Alvis Firefly

The Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was based in Coventry from 1919 through to 1967 and, in addition to motorcars designed for the civilian market, they also...

LOT 162

1990 Lamborghini Countach Anniversary

one owner for 25 years - Under 400 miles from new

Few would deny that Lamborghini’s Countach is the quintessential supercar of its era. It was built by a talented and passionate team of designers and engineers with the...

LOT 163

1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

London to Edinburgh Type Tourer

When highly gifted engineer Henry Royce built his first motor car in 1904, it was possessed of exceptional mechanical quality and silent running. This 10HP model, powered by...

LOT 164

1967 Aston Martin DB6 – Rare Original 5-Speed ZF Manual Gearbox

If you want a truly British driver’s car, the ultimate development of a continuous line of thoroughbreds from the Vintage era to the present day, there is nothing...

LOT 165

1963 VW Splitscreen Camper

£24,000 restoration recently completed

The VW Camper has always conjured up images of freedom and adventure, any image of the great outdoors wouldn’t be complete without a ‘Westy’ or ‘Splitty’ in the...

LOT 166

2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

Coachwork by Pininfarina

‘The Ferrari 599 offers mind-blowing pace and handling.  Quite possibly the best Ferrari of its generation. We’ll spare the 911 Turbo the ignominy of comparison times, because...

LOT 167

1939 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe by Carlton

The only surviving example, and used by Winston Churchill for political campaigns in 1944 and 1949

Daimler is one of the few manufacturers that can rightfully claim to have been established from the birth of the motor industry. The company’s traditions of sound engineering,...

LOT 168

1936 Alvis Speed 20 DHC coachwork by Vanden Plas

1931 marked the inception of the Speed 20, and it heralded a new departure for Alvis. With a double beam axled chassis, longer and lower than previous models,...

LOT 169

1953 Jaguar XK120 SE Drophead Coupe

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

LOT 170

1971 Jaguar XJ6 2.8 Manual O/D

In 1968 the XJ6 replaced the large and diverse range of Jaguar saloons and soon proved itself to be one of their most significant cars ever. It set...

LOT 171

1965 Jaguar Mk II 3.4

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...

LOT 172

1959 Jaguar 3.4l XK150 –

39,900 miles from new

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...

LOT 173

1957 Jaguar XK140 Roadster

Competed In Württemberg 16 Consecutive Years - Overdrive - German Registered

This is an extra special Jaguar XK140, not least because it is very well known amongst the European historic rallying fraternity. Over the last 25 years it has...

LOT 174

1963 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...

LOT 175

1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

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

LOT 176

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Litre Roadster

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 and...

LOT 176A

1952 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...

LOT 177

1935 Jaguar SS1 Sports Tourer

With its shield-shaped radiator grille, fold-flat windscreen, voluptuous dual cowl scuttle, sloping tail, full flowing wings, cut-away doors, heavily louvered bonnet / chassis side rail covers and sleek...

LOT 178

1962 Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 Roadster

There have been few better summaries of the E-Type’s manifest virtues than the forgoing, penned by the inimitable John Bolster for Autosport shortly after the car’s debut. Conceived...

LOT 178A

1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe

The final rendition of the XK appeared in May 1957. Easily identifiable by its higher scuttle and door line, and much wider grille, the XK150 retained the mechanical...

LOT 179

1977 Jaguar XJC

The XJC is a rare two-door version of the XJ6 four door saloon. When Sir William Lyons began styling exercises for the new XJ models in the mid...

LOT 180

1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible

The XJ-S had been under development since 1968 and as a 2+2 fixed head coupe was intended as a replacement for the now legendary E-type. From the beginning...

LOT 181

1955 Jaguar XK140 SE 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...

LOT 182

1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Litre Fixedhead Coupe

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...

LOT 184

1958 Jaguar XK150S 3.4 S Roadster

The XK150 was available at first only in fixed and drophead coupé forms; the open roadster version didn’t appear until the following year. At 190bhp, the engine’s maximum...

LOT 185

1975 Steadman TS100 “ Jaguar” Sports

The Steadman Jaguar TS100 is a rare British sportscar that was designed and built by Ottercraft in Cornwall during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. It was never...

LOT 186

1985 Jaguar XJS HE Lynx Spider V12

Following on from the hugely successful E-Type Jaguar introduced the XJS in 1976. Although not quite as sporting as the E-Type, the XJS was a very capable grand...

LOT 187

1989 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe

Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged Grand Routière, rather than an out-and-out sports car like the preceding E-Type, the XJ-S debuted at the 1976 Frankfurt Motor Show as...

LOT 188

1987 Mercedes Benz 300SL

Without question the Mercedes Benz SL W107 series, built from 1971 to 1989 is fast becoming an appreciating classic and rightly so, it’s a beautiful, stylish car. Values...

LOT 189

1957 Heinke Kabine Cruiser

After World War 2 the Heinkel Flugzeugwerke Company no longer built aircraft and instead concentrated on building micro cars and motorcycles. The Heinkel Kabine microcar was built between...

LOT 190

1975 Iso Lele

One of only 55 Right Hand Drive examples produced worldwide

As a prototype, the Iso Rivolta Lele debuted at the 1969 New York International Auto Show. It was a 2+2 configuration that filled the gap between the two...

LOT 191

2001 Lamborghini Diablo GT

1,100 miles from new and one owner for 14 years

In June 1985, financed by the Swiss-based Mimram brothers, Lamborghini began the development of what was codenamed “Project 132” as the replacement of the Gandini styled Countach, and...

LOT 192

1983 Alfa Romeo “Disco Volante” Tribute by Carrozzeria Ferrero

The Alfa Romeo 1900 C52 “Disco Volante”, commonly known simply as Alfa Romeo Disco Volante (Italian for «Flying Saucer»), is a series of experimental sports racing cars produced between 1952 and 1953 by Italian...

LOT 193

1990 Ferrari Mondial 3.4 T Cabriolet

Coachwork by Pininfarina - One of 51 right hand drive. 20,000 miles from new.

The final Mondial evolution was 1989's Mondial t (Coupe and Cabriolet). It was a substantially changed model, "spearhead of a new generation of V8 Ferraris", according to Road...