Spring Classics

An Important Auction of Fine Historic Automobiles

Auction details


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

Date 24 Apr 2018
Time 7:00 PM

Monday 23rd April from 12.00 noon to 8.00pm
On the day of the sale from 10.00am to start of sale

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

Spring Classics 2018 RESULTS

LOT 101

1964 Renault 8 Major

The Renault 8 (Renault R8 until 1964) and Renault 10 are two rear-engined, rear-wheel drive small family cars produced by the French manufacturer Renault in the 1960’s and early...

LOT 102

1977 BMW E12 520

27,000 miles from new Rare Manual Right Hand-Drive example In excellent condition throughout

The BMW E12 is the first generation of BMW 5 Series mid-size luxury sedans, which was produced from June 1972 to 1981. It replaced the New Class sedans and...

LOT 104

1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Custom “Cad Attack”

by Greg Westbury Ex Sam Pack Collection

“Cad Attack,” as this car is known, was built by noted customizer Greg Westbury for his father, and it is a remarkable custom Cadillac, one that has been...

LOT 105

1970 Fiat 500 Giannini Turismo Veloce

Founded in 1920 by the Giannini brothers - Attilio and Domenico - as a garage, the company began tuning the little FIAT 500 Topolino in the 1930s and...

LOT 106

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Turbo Body Cabriolet

The Porsche 964 is the company’s internal name for the Porsche 911 manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. Designed by Benjamin Dimson through January 1986, it featured significant...

LOT 107

1973 Jaguar E-Type V 12 Roadster

It was in 1971 that Jaguar introduced the Series III of their 20th Century classic E-Type, with the Walter Hassan/Harry Mundy-developed 5.3-liter SOHC V12 engine which became an industry...

LOT 108

1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Sports Saloon by Hooper

Property of a Gentleman

Over the past eight decades the 20/25HP Rolls-Royce has earned an enviable reputation of being among the most dependable, satisfying and highest-quality pre-war models of all. Produced from 1929...

LOT 109

1991 Honda NSX

Rare Right-Hand Drive example - Recently undergone a full 96-point inspection by Honda

The legendary Honda NSX (standing for New Sportscar Experimental) was developed by the Honda Motor Corporation between 1984 and its eventual launch in 1990, with major chassis and...

LOT 110

1998 Ferrari 456GTM – No Reserve

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

LOT 111

1996 Aston Martin DB7

Owned by the former AMOC Secretary with exhaustive history file

Introduced to the public in 1993, the handsome new DB7 was Aston Martin’s first six cylinder model since production of the DB6 Mk. II ended in 1971. Styled...

LOT 112

1970 Mustang Mach 1

1969 was the benchmark year for Ford Mustang in its proliferation of performance names and engines. No fewer than six factory performance Mustang models were available (GT, Boss...

LOT 113

1986 Porsche 911 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-engine layout was retained, but the 911 switched to...

LOT 114

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster

Manufactured by Mercedes since 1954, the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster is a great sportscar. The designation SL derives from the German Sport Leicht (or Sport Lightweight), and was first applied to the 300 SL, often referred to as the ‘Gullwing’. All...

LOT 115

1960 Austin Healey 100/6 BN7 2 Seater

After a really gruelling road test, I can say that this new sports model is ideal for Continental touring. It also stood up to lap after lap of the...

LOT 116

1987 Porsche 911 Sports Coupe

A 'modern classic' if ever there was one, Porsche's long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter's rear-engine layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary...

LOT 117

1962 Jaguar E-type Series 1 Flatfloor Roadster

Highly original example

Here we have one of the quietest and most flexible cars on the market, capable of whispering along in top gear at 10mph or leaping into its 150mph stride...

LOT 118

1969 Porsche 911T 2.0 Litre coupe

‘The 911 is the best Porsche ever – all the vices of the old suspension have been eliminate, and the modern offbeat styling should have a much broader...

LOT 119

1987 Bentley Turbo

'The Turbo R has something that no other manufacturer can emulate: an unmistakable and deeply ingrained quality. Inside, whether at the wheel or reclining in the rear chairs, the...

LOT 120

2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

Offered with full Ferrari service history - Finished in a rare colour scheme - Described to be in excellent condition throughout

Introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, the 599 GTB Fiorano took its name from Ferrari's famous test track and was the latest in a succession of models named...

LOT 120A

1997 BMW 840ci Sport

Full service history, one owner for 15 years, recent bills for c. £9,000

The wonderfully dramatic BMW 8 Series Coupé was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1989 and positively bristled with innovations, as befitted the flagship model from the makers...

LOT 121

2006 Porsche 997 GT3

Full Porsche dealer service history - Offered with a valid MoT and Porsche warranty - 33,600 miles from new

‘Since its launch in 1999, the Porsche 911 GT3 has been the benchmark against which every other track-focused car has been rated. There are more powerful, more expensive 911s,...

LOT 122

1974 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 – No Reserve

One of 109 RHD cars. 40,000 Miles from new.

By the mid-1960s, 50 percent of all Ferraris produced were being built with four seats. Third in this succession of ‘family Ferraris’ was the 365GT 2+2, which made its...

LOT 123

1985 Ferrari 308 GTSi ‘Quattrovalvoe’

One of only 233 Right Hand-Drive examples - One of the last examples built - Offered with an extensive history file and full-service history

Introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1975, the contemporary styled 308 GTB – Ferrari’s second V8 road car – marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed...

LOT 124

Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Evocation by Anton ‘Tony’ Ostermeier

Launched in 1954, the production 300 SL retained the spaceframe chassis and lightweight aluminium-alloy bodywork of the W194 racer while its mechanical underpinnings, like the latter’s, owed much...

LOT 125

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 126

1952 MG TD

The 1950 MG TD combined the TC’s drivetrain, a modified hypoid-geared rear axle, the MG Y-Type chassis, a familiar T-Type style body and independent suspension using coil springs...

LOT 127

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

One of only 609 UK Right-Hand Drive examples - Matching numbers engine - Very early and desirable example

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

LOT 127

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster Copy

One of only 609 UK Right-Hand Drive examples - Matching numbers engine - Very early and desirable example

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

LOT 128

1938 Lancia Aprilia Monoposto

The Lancia on offer is an example of a vintage special, having been built by Richard Thompson in the early 1980's from the mechanical parts of a Lancia Aprilia....

LOT 129

1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Litre Roadster

Original Right Hand Drive example

Jaguar would make a habit of shocking the automotive world. Sometimes the impact of its cars reached beyond the showrooms and exposition halls to rock popular culture, yet...

LOT 130

1963 Bentley Continental Mulliner Park Ward S3 – No Reserve

Single ownership for over three decades

The Bentley Continental was, of course, exclusively a coachbuilt car, the firms of H J Mulliner, Park Ward and James Young all offering bodies on the Continental S2 chassis,...

LOT 131

1920 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost by Barker

Property of a Gentleman

Although the 40/50hp model would have earned its 'The Best Car in the World' sobriquet in any event, Rolls-Royce's decision to drop all other types only served to...

LOT 132

1974 Studebaker Avanti

Called back to Studebaker in 1961, Loewy and his team were charged with developing a new range for 1963 and in a miraculous 40 days produced an instant...

LOT 133

1969 Porsche 911 T

‘The 911 is the best Porsche ever – all the vices of the old suspension have been eliminate, and the modern offbeat styling should have a much broader...

LOT 134

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster

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 135

1983 Ferrari 512 BBi

Having reasserted itself at the top of the supercar hierarchy with the first ‘Boxer’ – the 365GTB/4 BB – Ferrari went one better with its successor, the 512BB....

LOT 136

1987 Bentley Continental Convertible

The incomparable Bentley Continental sports saloon has been synonymous with effortless high speed cruising in the grand manner since its introduction on the R-Type chassis in 1952. This magnificent...

LOT 137

2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia

Only 13,000 miles from new - Full Service history - Recently inspected by GTO Engineering who fitted a new clutch

In August 2007 Ferrari has released the official photos of the 430 Scuderia, a lightweight and enhanced version designed for the track and heir of the 360 ​​Challenge Stradale....

LOT 138

1941 Buick Eight Series Model 49 ‘Woodie’ Wagon

The film studios of Los Angeles were still enjoying the gilded age of Hollywood glamour by the start of the Forties and required the versatility of a station wagon...

LOT 139A

1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL

LOT 141

1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

£140,000 restoration. Fast road specification to 4.2 Litres

Conceived and constructed in but a few months, the XK120 debuted at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show where the stunning-looking roadster caused a sensation, the resulting demand for...

LOT 142

1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Sports Saloon by Thrupp and Maberly

Property of a Gentleman

The Rolls-Royce 25/30, built between 1936 and 1938, is an updated version of the 20/25 featuring a larger engine than had been fitted to the earlier model which...

LOT 144

1968 Citroen DS21 Safari

UK delivered right hand drive

After 18 years of secret development as the successor to the Traction Avant, the DS 19 was introduced on 5th October 1955 at the Paris Motor Show. In the...

LOT 145

1989 Ferrari 328GTS

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 146

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Fixed Head Coupe

The Series 2 E-Type introduced a number of design changes, largely due to U.S. design legislation. The most distinctive feature is the absence of the aerodynamic glass headlight covers,...

LOT 147

1968 Porsche 912

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 148

1988 Audi Quattro

The early 1980’s is often thought of as the “golden era” of rally racing. The principle governing body for motorsports, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), introduced a...