Spring Classics

An Important Auction of Fine Historic Automobiles

Auction details


Royal Horticultural Halls
Vincent Square
Westminster, London

Date 08 Mar 2016
Time 7:00 PM

Monday 7th March from 12.00 noon to 8.00pm

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

Location Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Hall, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE
Admission Admission by catalogue only (admits two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

Spring Classics 2016 RESULTS

LOT 101

1990 Alfa Romeo Spider

LOT 102

1955 BMW Isetta 250cc

One of the more successful designs of the cabin scooter’s heyday was the BMW Isetta, manufactured under license from its Italian originator Iso. Although at first glance a...

LOT 103

1988 Daimler Double-Six V12 Saloon

22,800 KM from new

The name ‘Double-Six’ was chosen for the Daimler equivalent, evoking memories of a great car from the marque’s past. A longer-wheelbase alternative was introduced in August 1972, becoming...

LOT 104

1967 Fiat 500 F – One Owner from new

The basic 500’s austerity was not well received, however, prompting the introduction of a revised and better equipped version endowed with refinements such as hubcaps, wind-down windows, upholstered...

LOT 105

1956 Land Rover Series 1 “88 inch”

The Land Rover Series I, II, and III (commonly referred to as series Land Rovers, to distinguish them from later models) are off-road vehicles produced by the British...

LOT 106

1969 MGC Roadster

In current ownership since 1990

When the “M.G. Division” of British Motor Holdings was tasked with creating a replacement for the long-lived Austin-Healey 3000, the corporate bosses latched onto Abingdon’s plan to build...

LOT 107

1997 Bentley Continental T

Bentley’s 1980s resurgence had hitherto relied exclusively on models whose basic architecture was shared with other Rolls-Royce products but on display at Geneva in ‘85 was ‘Project 90’,...

LOT 108

1967 Porsche 912 SWB Coupe

Put into production in July 1964, the 911 presaged the end of 356-production. It was July 1965 before the 911 made it to the US, and customers immediately...

LOT 109

1901 Delin 4HP Voiturette

VCC Dated 1901, London-to-Brighton Run eligible

In October 1901 Joseph Delin sadly passed away and the company closed. The estate was sold to the chief engineer Eugène Matthieu, who for a few years would...

LOT 110

2002 Aston Martin Vanquish (LHD)

Developed from the 1998 Project Vantage concept car, the V12 Vanquish entered production in 2001. The Vanquish marked a large step in the company’s engineering featuring a bonded...

LOT 111

1934 MG PA

One Owner Since 1969

This latest model is a marked improvement in all respects over its forbears, reported The Autocar magazine after road-testing the new P-Type Midget in November 1934. A replacement...

LOT 112

1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S     

1 owner from new

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

LOT 113

1963 Jaguar E Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe

Delivered New to Ivor Arbiter - “Barn Find” with only 44,870 miles - Period Competition History

This is a fantastically rare “ Barn Find” of this iconic marque and model, presented in carmen red with tan interior and is showing only 44,870 miles on...

LOT 114

2010 Aspira F620 – the most exclusive supercar in the world

Weighing little more than a ton, and powered by a 480bhp 6.2-litre V8, the incredible F620 is a completely one-off hand-built supercar by British car maker Aspira. The...

LOT 115

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 116

1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato 1.3S Series 2

The second series Fulvia Sport was launched at the 1970 Turin Motor Show. Changes included: a 5-speed gearbox, revised suspension geometry, taller ride height, an alternator in place...

LOT 117

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 118

1970 Mercedes 280 SL

51,500 miles from new

In March 1963 the new generation of SL sports cars was launched with the debut of the 230 SL at the Geneva Show. This revolutionary new model replaced...

LOT 119

2000 Mini Cooper – 26,650 miles from new

Having devised the iconic original back in the early 1960s, John Cooper sold his own modified Minis under the ‘Mini Cooper’ name from the mid-1980s, before Rover’s acquisition...

LOT 120

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 121

1926 Rolls-Royce 20 HP Open Tourer By Thrupp & Maberly

The Rolls-Royce Twenty, introduced in 1922, was a major move for the Company, since it represented the first new model since the great Silver Ghost went into production...

LOT 122

1973 Aston Martin V8 Saloon

Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8, the DBS first appeared with the 4.0-litre six of the concurrently produced DB6. Styled in-house by Bill Towns,...

LOT 123

2000 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible

The fifth Rolls-Royce to bear the Corniche name made its debut in January 2000. At the time of its release, it was the most expensive vehicle offered by...

LOT 124

1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT Coupé

Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

‘It is a thrill to drive a car like the Dino, one whose capabilities are far beyond what even an expert driver can use in most real-world motoring,...

LOT 125

1988 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe

Rivalling Lamborghini’s Countach for presence, the Pininfarina-designed Testarossa succeeded brilliantly, the gill slats feeding air to its side-mounted radiators being one of the modern era’s most instantly recognisable...

LOT 126

1997 Ferrari 456 GTA –

27,000 miles from new

Not since the 412’s demise in 1989 had Ferrari offered a ‘2+2’ and when the 456GT debuted at the Paris Salon in October 1992 it was obvious that...

LOT 127

1992 Ferrari 512TR

8,000 KM from new

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 128

2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

Ferrari’s most successful model since the 308, the F355 was always going to be a tough act to follow. Its successor needed to be groundbreaking and revolutionary; two...

LOT 129

1994 Ferrari 348 TB Speciale

One of 4 cars delivered to the UK

The 348 Speciale was exactly what the name suggested! Several modifications were made to the body design as well: new front spoiler to optimize aerodynamics similar to the...

LOT 130

1988 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Sport

Porsche developed a reputation early on for their surprising performance from their small displacement rear-engine sports and racing cars. These ‘giant killers’ could outperform cars with much higher...

LOT 132

1948 Allard L Type

Using a crashed Ford V-8 coupe onto which he had grafted the body from a Grand Prix Bugatti, racing driver Sydney Allard constructed one of the most unlikely...

LOT 133

1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 111

Donald Healey was active in motor sport well before World War II, his achievements including an outright win with an Invicta in the Monte Carlo Rally and no...

LOT 134

1976 Porsche 911 2.7S

After 1973, it was decided that the 2.4 litre wasn’t really fast enough for the 911, with the impending American emissions standards threatening to slow the model down...

LOT 135

1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

During the 50s, when Mercedes-Benz were the dominant force in top-level motor sport, the undisputed flagship of the firm’s production car range was the stunning 300SL sports car....

LOT 136

1967 Maserati Mistral 4000 Coupé

Coachwork by Carrozzeria Frua

Maserati’s survival strategy for the 1960s centred on establishing the company - which hitherto had mainly concentrated on its Grand Prix and sports car racing activities - as...

LOT 137

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster

In 1963 when Mercedes-Benz introduced the new 230SL, the company had a very full catalog. There were sedans large and small, diesels, coupes, cabriolets in several lines and...

LOT 138

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Two-Door Saloon

Coachwork by H J Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd – One family owner from new

‘The size and grandeur of the car… deceive one about the performance which would do justice to many a car of more sporting pretensions. The finish, both in...

LOT 139

2010 Porsche 997 GT2 Club Sport

Simply put, the 911 GT2 is the fastest and most powerful road-going Porsche 911 to ever see the light of day.

Essentially a pure and pretty radical racing...

LOT 140

1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1963 as replacement for the 190SL, the 230SL abandoned its predecessor’s four-cylinder engine in favor of a 2.3-liter fuel-injected six derived...

LOT 141

1959 Bianchina Transformabile

The 1960 Geneva show saw the debut of what was arguably the prettiest of all the models, the Bianchina Special Convertible. It was a little luxury car, with...

LOT 142

1972 Fiat 500

Replacement for FIAT’s much-loved 500 ‘Topolino’, the Nuova 500 debuted in 1957. A radical departure from its predecessor’s essentially pre-war design, FIAT’s new baby featured unitary construction, a...

LOT 143

1959 Jaguar MK IX 3.8L

The Mark IX was popular as a ceremonial car for state dignitaries. When Charles de Gaulle paid a state visit to Canada in 1960, the official cars for...

LOT 144

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley S series, announced in April 1955, employed such a chassis, to which was mounted Standard Steel coachwork. Incorporating coil spring/wishbone front suspension...

LOT 145

1919 Austin 20 Coupe

General Manager of the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company, Herbert Austin set the Birmingham firm on the road to motor manufacture in 1896 when he designed its first...