Spring Classics

An Important London Auction of Fine Historic Automobiles

Auction details


Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Hall, Vincent Square Westminster, London, SW1P 2PE

Date 02 Apr 2019
Time 7:00 PM

Monday 1st April from 12.00 noon to 8.00pm On the day of the sale from 10.00am to start of sale

Location London, UK
Admission Admisson by Catalogue (Admits Two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

Spring Classics 2019 RESULTS

LOT 101

1993 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mark 1 Sportline

The Golf GTI Sportline was a run out model of the legendary Mk1 GTI, the car that first introduced us to hot hatches. Introduced in 1975, VW soon decided...
LOT 102

1988 Daimler Double Six

From 1972 Jaguar’s 5.3 litre V12 engine was available in the XJ range, and for the Daimler version a name used by the company from 1926 to 1938 was...
LOT 103

1963 MGB Roadster

This superb early MGB Roadster has benefitted from a comprehensive rebuild which inlcuded a new heritage shell, stage two balanced and gas flowed head, rebuilt gearbox and differential and...
LOT 104

1983 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 bodied...
LOT 105

1982 Lotus Excel Prototype

Part of the deal between Lotus and Toyota included the use of many Toyota mechanical components in Lotus' cars. The original Excel (aka the Type 89 Eclat Excel) used...
LOT 106

1973 Jaguar XJ12 Series I

This extensively restored Series 1 XJ12 has benefitted from a gearbox and engine rebuild as well as a refurbished interior. Said to drive beautifully, this is an excellent prospect...
LOT 107

1966 Mercedes-Benz 230E Fintail

This beautiful 230 Fintail was ordered in Germany for a British officer in 1967, the car is an original right hand drive model. Offered with the smooth automatic gearbox...
LOT 108

1990 Mercedes-Benz 1000/560 SEC

The W126 was the flagship series for Mercedes-Benz. Debuted in September 1979 as the successor to the earlier W116 range, the W126 was the second generation to officially bear...
LOT 109

2002 Renault Clio V6

The Clio V6 was based on the Clio Mk II, though it shares very few parts with that car. The 3.0 60° V6 engine, sourced from the PSA group...
LOT 110A

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E

From 1991 to 1994, Mercedes-Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes-Benz 500E (W124.036). The 500E was created in close cooperation with Porsche. With its engineering department...
LOT 110

1978 Lotus Esprit Series 1

First shown as a prototype on a modified Europa chassis at the 1972 Turin show, the Esprit was launched at the 1975 Paris Motor Show. It went into production...
LOT 111

1990 BMW E34 M5 3.6

Fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox and offering supercar performance when it was delivered, this M5 comes with an extensive service history and has recently benefitted from recommissioning.
LOT 112

1965 Porsche 356 C Coupe

Matching numbers example

Introduced in 1948, the Porsche Type 356 is acknowledged to be one of the world’s greatest sports cars. Over a 15-year production run, the handsome and durable 356 evolved...
LOT 113

1955 Austin Healey 100/M

Following World War II, Donald Healey struck out on his own and from his base in Warwick, UK, began building very high-quality sporting cars using Riley running gear. There...
LOT 114

1932 Alvis TJ 12/50 Ducks Back

The 12/50 was withdrawn between 1929 and 1930 when the company decided that the future lay with the front-wheel drive FD and FE models, but when these did not...
LOT 115

1952 MG TD

This gem of a car is finished in Old English White with contrasting green leather upholstery and has been the subject of a substantial refurbishment project which included: new...
LOT 116

1984 Lamborghini Jalpa

The Lamborghini Jalpa made its public debut at the March 1981 Geneva Auto Show; joining the Countach, this open coupe (removable “targa-style” roof section) has been referred to as...
LOT 117

1981 BMW E12 M535i

Ex Tony Pond

‘Of the Zealots, by the zealots, for the zealots,’ is how BMW pitched its M Division model line-up to its largest market (America) in ’87. The dictionary defines a...
LOT 118

1967 Abarth 850TC Derivata ‘Tribute’

The Abarth 850 TC (Turismo Competition), was started to build from Abarth at the end of 1960, whose road version remained in production until 1966. Fiat supplied the 600...
LOT 119

1989 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet Sport

This superb Carrera has been cherished and brought to its current condition by the existing owners over a 20-year period and is described to be in a very good...
LOT 120

1967 Aston Martin DB6

Two Private Owners From New

The culmination of Aston Martin’s long-running line of ‘DB’ six-cylinder sports saloons and thus considered by many to be the last ‘real’ Aston, the DB6 had been introduced in...
LOT 121

1967 Specification 330 P4

Utilising a full house Noble racing chassis with complete 206 Dino V6 mechanicals. Super high standard of finish and very, very useable.
LOT 122

1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixed Head Coupe

One of the final 20 of Corniche Coupe production - ex-Star Wars Droid R2-D2

Introduced in March of 1971, the Corniche was a revised version of the H J Mulliner, Park Ward-bodied two-door variants of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Bentley T-Series saloons,...
LOT 123

1962 Aston Martin DB4

Manufactured between October 1958 and June 1963, the DB4 developed through no fewer than five series. However, it should be made clear that the cars were not thus designated...
LOT 124

1974 Lamborghini Urraco P250S

In accordance with their practice of naming their cars after Fighting Bulls, it was fitting that this new, junior, V8 Lamborghini was named ‘Urraco’ which translates as ‘little bull’. Intended...
LOT 125

1986 Porsche 928 Series II

Porsche’s intended replacement for the 911 may not have achieved that goal, but it wasn’t for a lack of performance or technological wizardry. An alloy V8 was attached to...
LOT 126

1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

The SL’s of this era really established themselves as an icon of quality and success on the Continent as well as the Americas. Unlike the previous SL range, these...
LOT 127

1974 Jensen Interceptor

The Jensen Interceptors were hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory, West Bromwich near Birmingham between 1966 and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for the...
LOT 128

2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

Although Victor Gauntlett had long mooted the idea, it took the arrival of Ford money and TWR Group know-how for a new generation, ‘small’ Aston Martin to become reality....
LOT 129

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC

Original Right Hand Drive

After World War ll Alfa Romeo were able to return to manufacturing Italian automobiles, however a new model was not launched until 1950. The new design being the 1900,...
LOT 130

1986 Porsche 3.2 Cabriolet

A ‘modern classic’ if ever there was one, 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...
LOT 131

1962 Lotus Elite Series 1

With the Lotus 14 of 1959 – better known as the Elite – Colin Chapman demonstrated that his skills as a racing car designer and constructor could just as...
LOT 132

1926 Rolls Royce Phantom 1

A direct descendent of the Silver Ghost, the Rolls-Royce Phantom I was launched in May 1925. It became immediately obvious that Rolls-Royce had gained quite a bit of knowledge...
LOT 133

1929 Morgan Aero Three Wheeler

In previous ownership for over 50 years

The Morgan Three Wheeler was designed by the Morgan Motor Company in 1910, and built at their Malvern Link factory. It was an extremely well-engineered, reliable and successful vehicle which...
LOT 134

1982 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

Rolls-Royce’s adoption of unitary construction for its new Silver Shadow and T-Series Bentley necessitated the reorganisation of in-house coachbuilder H J Mulliner, Park Ward to enable it to produce...
LOT 134A

1975 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

Rolls-Royce’s adoption of unitary construction for its new Silver Shadow and T-Series Bentley necessitated the reorganisation of in-house coachbuilder H J Mulliner, Park Ward to enable it to produce...
LOT 135

1973 MGB GT V8

This wonderful V8 benefits from just 3 former keepers and showing a mileage of just 16,669 miles. In the file are some supporting MOT’s, blue log book and original...
LOT 136

1978 Mercedes-Benz 230 C

A time warp Carburettor example being sold by the cars second owner from new. One of a small number of the specification on UK roads.
LOT 137

1990 Porsche 944 Turbo

over £40,000 invested

For the 1985 model year, Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo, known internally as the 951. This had a turbocharged and intercooled version of the standard car’s engine that produced...
LOT 138

1971 Citroen SM

‘Project S’ emerged from Citroën’s requirement to develop a sports variant of the revolutionary DS. As was customary for the quirky French firm, many running concept vehicles were developed...
LOT 139

1939 Amilcar B38 2-Door Aluminium Sportsmans Coupe by Factory

Barn Find - Offered at No Reserve

Innovative alloy-bodied car, with just one owner for over 40 years and offered in barn find condition. The Amilcar Compound was produced from 1938 through the early 1940s with 681...
LOT 140

1926 Humber 9/20 – Offered at No Reserve

From the dawn of the motoring age until the end of the 1970s, Humber cars were a very important part of the British motor industry. At first, high quality cars...
LOT 141

1973 Porsche 356 Speedster Tribute

by Speedster Clinic

Based in the midlands in the UK, Speedster Clinic has been building and restoring Speedsters for over 20 years. Working initially with other manufacturers’ products, the firm quickly began...