The Spirit of Motoring

Auction Details


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

Date 17 Oct 2017
Time 7:00 PM

Monday 16th October from 12.00 noon to 8.00pm
On the day of the sale from 10.00am to start of sale

Location The Royal Horticultural Halls, Westminister, London, UK
Admission Admission by Catalogue (Admits Two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business


An Important Auction Of Fine Historic Automobiles

The Spirit of Motoring 2017 LOT LIST

1989 Alfa-Romeo Spider 2000

27,900 miles from new - with factory hard top

ESTIMATE: £8,000-£12,000

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 attention of millions who had never heard the name before....

1971 Porsche 914

ESTIMATE: £14,000-£16,000

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 Osnabrück. At the time Volkswagen needed a new car to...

1997 Jaguar XJ8

14,000 miles from new

ESTIMATE: £4,000-£6,000

As launched in 1994, the X300 range featured a choice of the 3.2-litre and 4-litre versions of the six cylinder engine, now in a modified form known as the AJ16, while the 6-litre V12 was also available. Most...

1999 Maserati 3200 GT

ESTIMATE: £9,000-£11,000

The Maserati 3200 GT was styled by Italdesign whose founder and head, Giorgetto Giugiaro, previously designed, amongst others, the Ghibli, Bora and Merak and so certainly had the pedigree behind him. Sold mainly in Europe, the 3200GT shared...

1966 Porsche 912 Coupe

ESTIMATE: £30,000-£35,000

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 noticed the differences from its predecessor. In addition to being...

1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche

ESTIMATE: £27,000-£32,000

Recalling the firm’s glamorous Grandes Routières of pre-war days such as the Phantom II Continental, the coachbuilt variants of the new Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and T-Series Bentley were limited to just two: a two-door coupé or similar convertible,...

2005 Porsche 996 Turbo

Two owners and 40,000 miles from new - Special order ‘09991 - Exclusive Programme’ version

ESTIMATE: £45,000-£55,000

In 2000, Porsche introduced the 996 Turbo, equipped with four-wheel-drive and a 3.6-litre, twin turbocharged and intercooled flat-six producing 420bhp, making the car capable of 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds. In 2002, the standard models underwent minor re-styling, which...

2009 Aston Martin DB9

Rare Manual Gearbox

ESTIMATE: £50,000-£60,000

The DB9 was the star of the 2003 Frankfurt Motor show where it was unveiled to the public for the very first time. The DB9 was powered by a third generation version of the now familiar 6.0 litre,...