Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House

An Important Auction of Pre and Post War Racing, Sports and Touring Motor Cars

Auction details


Fontwell Park Racecourse
West Sussex
BN18 0SX

Date 07 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 PM

Wednesday 6th September from 12.00pm to 6.00pm
On the day of the sale from 10.00am to start of sale

Location Fontwell, near Goodwood, Sussex, UK
Admission Admission by Catalogue (Admits Two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House 2017 RESULTS

LOT 101

1989 Alfa-Romeo Spider 2000

27,900 miles from new - with factory hard top

The Italian co-star Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft had in the 1967 film The Graduate, a sleek red Alfa Romeo ‘Duetto’ Spider, brought the great marque to the...

LOT 102

1963 Bentley S3 Standard Steel Saloon

Offered at No Reserve

The last Bentley to be built on a separate chassis, in 1962, saw the introduction of the Bentley S3 factory bodied standard steel saloon and at first glance...

LOT 103

1967 Land Rover Series II

Screen Featured in the ITV Television Drama “Heartbeat”

Some ten years after the original Land Rover’s introduction, it was felt that the time had come to update the Land Rover’s somewhat primitive slab-sided styling. The result...

LOT 104

1979 Volkswagen Beetle Karmann Cabriolet

One of the 20th Century’s truly great automobiles, the Volkswagen ‘Beetle’ spawned a host of derivatives, the longest enduring being the Cabriolet. A single prototype was built pre-war,...

LOT 105

1973 Peugeot 304 S Cabriolet

The car offered here today has recently come out of a long term single family ownership of over 30 years in Holland. Imported into the UK by the...

LOT 106

1975 Lancia Fulvia 1.3

Rare Right Hand Drive UK Delivery

The Lancia Fulvia does not need much introduction for the motorsport interested person. Also known as the Tipo 818 it was Lancia´s competition car of choice during the...

LOT 107

1961 Porsche 356B Coupe

Desirable Super 90 engine

The 356B, produced from 1960 through 1963, represents the mid-point in this design’s progression. In what is known as “T5” form, the B introduced new front and rear...

LOT 108

1972 March 722 Formula 2

Between 1975 and 1985 the 1600cc single seater class in British Hill climbing was particularly competitive; top line competitors, such as Mario Andretti used the opportunity as a...

LOT 109

1963 Lotus 23B

Eligible for the Master Historic Race Series - FIA Historic Technical Passport

Introduced at the 1962 Racing Car Show, the 23 was arguably the most successful sports racer ever to wear a Lotus badge. Another typically brilliant Colin Chapman design,...

LOT 110

1971 Porsche 914

Original Unrestored Example

Porsche’s strong historical links with Volkswagen were re-affirmed in 1969 with the launch of the Porsche-designed 914, a mid-engined, Targa-top sports car to be assembled by Karmann of...

LOT 111

1959 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite

Intended to make sports car motoring more affordable, the Donald Healey-designed Sprite entered production at MG’s Abingdon factory in March 1958. The new car was officially introduced a...

LOT 112

1947 MG TC

The right-hand drive TC Midget appeared in 1946, and was almost identical in appearance to the pre-war Types TA and TB. These MGs had many endearing features, including...

LOT 113

1989 Maserati Karif

One of 7 UK right hand drive cars

The Maserati Karif was designed to be luxurious, sporty and agile enough to allow the driver to ‘feel like a racing driver again, or for the first time’....

LOT 114

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster – UK delivered from new

The Property of a Gentleman - In current ownership for Three Decades

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...

LOT 115

1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

Rare Factory Hardtop

The Jaguar E-Type (a.k.a. Jaguar XK-E) is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd. between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of good looks, high...

LOT 116

1989 Porsche 928 S4

First introduced to the world at the Geneva Salon in 1977, and subsequently voted European Car of the Year in 1978, the 928 was intended as a more...

LOT 117

1934 Invicta 12/45 Open Tourer                 

In its all-too-short lifetime Invicta carved out an enviable reputation for building fine sporting motor cars, the bigger Meadows-engined models in particular offering class-leading performance and impeccable build...

LOT 118

1967 Ford Mustang 302 Fastback

Rare Manual Gearbox

The Mustang was initially offered as either a ‘Notchback’ Coupé or a Convertible with the ‘Fastback’ appearing later. It shared its front double-wishbone/coil spring and leaf spring rear...

LOT 119

1965 Jaguar MK II 3.8

Manual Overdrive

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...

LOT 120

1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Competition Roadster “Piggy”

Successful competitive period racing history

Told by the post-war Attlee government to ‘export or die’, the British motor industry responded valiantly, none more so than Jaguar Cars, soon to become the UK’s biggest...

LOT 121

1973 BMW E9 3.0 CSL

UK Delivery Right Hand Drive with City Pack

1973 was a landmark year for BMW, not only did the German manufacturer power Jean-Pierre Jarier to the European Formula 2 Championship, they also captured the European Touring...

LOT 122

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider

Sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was a huge success and continued virtually unchanged in 1.6-litre Giulia guise when the latter...

LOT 123

1961 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

The first Cadillac “Coupe de Ville” was shown during the 1949 Motorama. It was built on a Cadillac Sixty Special chassis and featured a dummy air-scoop, chrome trim...

LOT 124

1958 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe

This fabulous XK150 Drophead Coupe was first registered in 1958, later finding its way to Sydney Australia and to one further owner since 1990. In 1996 the restoration...

LOT 125

1969 Jaguar D-Type Evocation by Realm

Realm Engineering of Honeybourne in Worcestershire has built up a fine reputation over almost four decades for its RAM recreations. In particular, their Jaguar D-types which benefitted from...

LOT 126

1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Original Factory Hardtop

For those insufficiently wealthy to afford its hyper-expensive, race-bred sports car – the 300SL – Mercedes-Benz offered the less exotic but no less refined 190SL. Announced in 1954...

LOT 127

1996 Jaguar XJS Celebration Edition

One previous owner from new

That Jaguar’s XJS will become a ‘bona fide’ classic is beyond doubt. Launched in 1975, the excellence of its basic design was ably demonstrated by a twenty-one year...

LOT 128

2002 AC Superblower

AC has thirty six years association with the Superblower and its illustrious predecessor, the Cobra – one of the best known models in the lexicon of classic sports...

LOT 129

1958 Austin A35 Competition Saloon

HRDC Academy Eligible - Ex-David Coulthard/Carl Froch Goodwood/Silverstone

Introduced in 1956, the A35 replaced the highly successful Austin A30. The name reflected the larger and more powerful 34hp A-Series engine enabling a slightly higher top speed...

LOT 130

1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

Penned by Marcello Gandini who created the iconic Miura just one year before, the Montreal concept featured innovative side gills and retractable slotted headlight shades on a classic,...

LOT 131

1934 Bentley 3.5 litre Drophead Coupe by James Young

Single ownership for the last Quarter of a Century - One of only 16 Drophead Coupes built by James Young

Launched in 1933, the first of what would become known as the ‘Derby Bentleys’ continued the marque’s sporting associations but in a manner even more refined than before....

LOT 132

1971 Lotus Elan S4

The original Elan 1500 was introduced in 1962 as a roadster. After a very short production run of just 22 cars the engine was enlarged and the car...

LOT 133

1956 Austin Healey BN2 ‘100M Spec’

As Featured In The BBC Television Documentary “The Car’s The Star”

Automotive developer and racer Donald Healey, looking to reach a broader sports car market, developed this iconic British sports car in 1953 using a 4-cylinder Austin A90 engine....

LOT 134

1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I

37,000 miles from new

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 until 1980 and was the first Rolls-Royce to be constructed using a monocoque chassis and, to...

LOT 135

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo

Designed by Benjamin Dimson in 1986, and sold between 1989 and 1994, the 964 featured significant styling revisions over previous 911 models; most prominently, the more integrated bumpers....

LOT 137

1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL Pagoda

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 top’ SL due to the unique profile...

LOT 138

1972 Austin Mini

Ex-Peking to Paris

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 139

1929 Delage D6

The Delage company has to their credit many records including a world championship and more awards at the principal concour d’ elegance than any other car in the...

LOT 140

1965 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite Evocation

Built at an estimated cost of £35,000 - 800 miles since completion

This fabulous and well known recreation was commissioned by Andy Chaffey using a 1965 Austin Healey Sprite as a basis. Chaffey purchased a new bodyshell from specialist Wheeler...

LOT 141

1970 Mini Mark III Cooper S

The Property of a Gentleman - One Owner From New

Designed by Alex Issigonis in 1959, a new concept in car design was born.  With a monocoque shell, transversely mounted engine and front wheel drive, the new...

LOT 143

1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Sportsman’s Coupe by De Villars

The 1938 Paris Motor Show Car - Desirable Overdrive Gearbox Model

A rare overdrive car with stunning foursome coachwork by famed French carosserier De Villars; one of 5 derby Bentley chassis built by them.

After bodying, the Bentley was...

LOT 144

1984 Ferrari 308 GTB

6,000 miles from new

Officially introduced at the Paris Salon in October 1975, the 308 GTB’s styling was created by Pininfarina. The stunning two seat coachwork was all new, but incorporated all...

LOT 145

1992 Porsche 930 Carrera by RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF

Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built before F.I.A approval for international racing was granted, led to the creation of ‘Project 930’ –...

LOT 146

1962 VW Type 2 Splitscreen Panel Van

Fully restored and upgraded by Danbury Motorcaravans

The first generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 with the split windshield, informally called the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie among modern fans, was produced from 8th March 1950...

LOT 147

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Ex Formula 1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen

“There are many things to like about the insanely powerful CL65 AMG – a car many will surely argue is wildly out of step with these environmentally sensitive...

LOT 148

1991 Porsche 964 Turbo

With £250,000 conversion by CTR Developments

Coys are delighted to offer this very special 964 Turbo, developed with no expense spared by Richard Chamberlain of CTR Developments. The 964 was the personal project of...

LOT 149

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Three owners from new

Created to spearhead Mercedes-Benz’s return to competition in the post-war era, the 300 SL’s progenitor - designated ‘W194’ in factory parlance - debuted in the 1952 Mille Miglia,...

LOT 150

1973 Trojan T101 F5000

Trojan’s first in-house design, the F5000 Trojan T101, was an immediate success, winning eight F5000 races either side of the Atlantic, and propelling Jody Scheckter to US championship...

LOT 151

1990 Porsche 944 S2 3.0 Litre

Announced in 1981, the 944 was the third of Porsche’s new family of front-engined sports cars. A close relative of the 924 original, the 944 was constructed along...

LOT 152

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...

LOT 153

1974 Datsun 260Z Super Samuri

In 1969 Japanese manufacturer Nissan produced there first generation of Datsun ‘Z’ two seat coupes, the 240z which later became the 260z and 280z completing production in 1978....

LOT 154

1973 Porsche 911T

Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped...

LOT 155

1984 Mercedes Benz 380SL

The Mercedes-Benz SL  range of models have been in production for over sixty years metamorphosing from the Le Mans winning W194 of 1952 to the technologically advanced, aluminium...

LOT 156

1964 Bentley SIII Saloon

The last Bentley to be built on a separate chassis, in 1962, saw the introduction of the Bentley S3 factory bodied standard steel saloon and at first glance...

LOT 157

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster

Conceived and developed as an open sports car, the Jaguar E-Type debuted at the Geneva Salon in March 1961 in Coupé form. The car caused a sensation -...

LOT 158

1960 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II – LWB

Ex Prince Chula of Thailand

The advent of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley ‘S’ series in 1955 was surely one of the main reasons behind the demise of most of the few...

LOT 159

1975 Bentley T1

The Bentley T1 was a Bentley badged version of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, differing from it’s Rolls Royce counterpart by it’s more rounded front grill, and Bentley motif...

LOT 160

1987 Ferrari 328 GTS

Right Hand Drive - 25,000 miles from new

Introduced in 1988, the ‘328’ was the third of Ferrari’s highly successful family of V8-engined road cars that had begun with the 308 GT4 of 1973. Originally badged...

LOT 161

1996 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

The Silver Spirit III and Silver Spur III, introduced in 1993, introduced improvements to the engine and some cosmetic updates. A new design of intake manifold and cylinder...