The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot

Auction details


Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX
United Kingdom

Date 10 Oct 2015
Time 3:00 PM

Friday 9th October 2015 – 12.00pm – 6.00pm

On the day of auction from 10.00am

Location Ascot, United Kingdom
Admission Admission by catalogue only (admits two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot 2015 RESULTS

LOT 101

1961 Rover ‘Jet 1’ Recreation

On 8th March 1950, car manufacturers Rover unveiled the first car powered with a gas turbine engine. Named ‘JET1’, the two-seater model was powered by the same kind...

LOT 102

1964 Ginetta G4

The first car, the G2, was produced as a kit for enthusiasts and consisted of a tubular frame chassis to take Ford components and aluminium body. About 100...

LOT 103

1968 Alfa Romeo GT Junior

One owner from new

The GT 1300 Junior was the entry model to the Alfa Romeo coupe range. It was introduced in 1965 as the replacement for the 101 series Giulia Sprint...

LOT 104

1991 Rover Mini

Ex Britt Ekland

On introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor. The Austin Seven was renamed to...

LOT 105

1962 Jaguar MKII

Although the MkI was a great success, selling four times as many as the larger Jaguar saloons, Jaguar boss William Lyons was not content: he knew it could...

LOT 106

2008 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 KR

King of the Road’ 200 Miles from new

The Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR was revealed at the 2007 New York International Motor Show, and released in the spring of 2008 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of...

LOT 107

1965 Fiat 500D

The 500 was always a basic car, so tinder-powered that when launched in 1957 even Italians gave it the cold shoulder. In comparison to rival countries’ offerings, such...

LOT 108

1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was built from 1965 to 1980. It was the first Rolls-Royce to be constructed using a monocoque chassis and, to date, has the largest...

LOT 109

1969 MGB Roadster

The MGB was a very modern design at the time of its introduction, utilizing a monocoque structure instead of the traditional body-on-frame construction used on both the MGA...

LOT 110

1955 Moto Guzzi Ercole Motocarro

The Motocarro is a three-wheeled vehicle whose front or rear is generally derived from the mechanics of a motorcycle while the opposite side consists in a loading floor...

LOT 111

1966 Tecno Formula 3

Ex Works Clay Regazzoni and Carlo Facetti – the Pederzani brothers first F3 single seater race car – with bodywork by Medardo Fantuzzi.

Formed as ‘Tecnokart’ by brothers Luciano and Gianfranco Pederzani in 1962,  the Italian firm built karts at first before diversifying into larger types of open-wheel racing cars...

LOT 112

1972 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato

The GT 1300 Junior Zagato was a limited production two-seater coupé with aerodynamic bodywork by Zagato of Milan. The model evoked the earlier, race-oriented Giulietta Sprint Zagatos which featured...

LOT 113

1954 Mercedes-Benz 170SD – Right Hand Drive

The Mercedes-Benz 170 S was produced from 1949 until 1955 in various petrol and diesel powered forms. It initially appeared with a 1.8 litre version of the 1.7...

LOT 114

1976 Ferrari 365 Barchetta Daddario

With the intention of competing in the worldwide luxury car market, Ferrari introduced the totally new 365 GT 2+2 at the Paris Salon in October 1967. It bore...

LOT 115

1929 Morgan Aero “Three Wheeler”

Same family ownership for 52 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 116

1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL

The Mercedes-Benz W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were produced from 1963 through to 1971. They were known as the ‘pagoda roof’ SL. All models boast an inline...

LOT 117

1947 Ford V8 “Woody” Station Wagon

The ‘Woody’ station wagon, with its characteristically half-timbered body ranks alongside the pickup truck or today’s people carrier as quintessentially American. The style originated in the 1930s, its...

LOT 118

1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster

The first significant upgrade of Jaguar’s sensational E-Type sports car took shape in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine...

LOT 119

1994 Porsche 964 Speedster

One of just Fourteen Right-hand Drive Cars Produced

The Porsche 964 Speedster was introduced in October 1992, its Speedster bodyshape being first penned for the 356 model, primarily as a basic and thus cheap Porsche for...

LOT 120

1980 Ford GT40 L Recreation

Very few models in automotive history claim a comprehensive provenance that encompasses beauty of exterior design, power and flexibility of mechanical specifications, competition success, conception and execution by...

LOT 121

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5

Although Mercedes-Benz replaced the popular W111 series in 1966 with the W108 model range, followed in 1968 by the smaller W114/115 series, it was old style body shells...

LOT 122

1976 Ferrari 308GTB Vetroresina

One of only 154 Right Hand Drive UK Delivered Cars

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 123

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Targa

One of 320 produced - One of 45 UK delivered cars - £11,000 recently spent

Much rarer than the Coupe model, only 320 Turbo Targas were made in total for the European market between 1987 and 1989. The first 911 3.0 Turbo appeared...

LOT 124

1967 Lotus Elan Series 3 Drophead Coupe

The essential 1960s British sports car, the tiny Lotus Elan, remains a benchmark for handling. With its pop-up headlights, curved windshield, and roll-up windows, it was a symbol...

LOT 125

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

The W113 SL was developed under the auspices of Mercedes-Benz Technical Director Fritz Nallinger, Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut and Head of Styling Friedrich Geiger. The lead designers were...

LOT 126

1937 Jaguar SS 100 2 ½ litre

Launched for 1936, the SS100 was the first real high-performance model produced by SS Cars Limited and used a new Weslake-developed overhead-valve engine in a shortened SS1 chassis....

LOT 127

1962 Austin Healey MkII BJ7

The Austin Healey 3000 has endeared itself to enthusiasts the world over, not least for those who remember the sight and sound of this muscular British sports car...

LOT 128

1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II Roadster

30,000 miles from new

LOT 129

1965 Lotus Type 26 Elan S2

1965, 1966 Bahama Speed Week Winning Car (Current FIA Appendix “K” Papers and Historical Technical Passport)

The Bahamas Speed Week was a sports car race held in Nassau, Bahamas from 1954 to 1966. Winners of the race included Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney, Innes Ireland,...

LOT 130

1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL

The 250 SL was introduced at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. Production had already commenced in December 1966 and ended in January 1968. The short one-year production run...

LOT 131

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Convertible

Mercedes-Benz have been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) model or range of models since 1954 with the introduction of the 300SL W198. The similarly styled but mechanically unrelated...

LOT 132

1962 Fiat 500D

The 500 was always a basic car, so tinder-powered that when launched in 1957 even Italians gave it the cold shoulder. In comparison to rival countries’ offerings, such...

LOT 133

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Litre Coupe

41,000 documented miles from new. Delivered new to the actor Sebastian Cabot

When introduced at the 1961 Geneva Salon, Jaguar’s E-Type stirred passions with its extremely sleek and timeless design backed by staggering performance. The newcomer’s design owed much to...

LOT 134

1974 Citroen SM Copy

Following its launch at the 1970 Geneva Show, the SM was praised for its power and its chassis, road holding benefiting from the engine’s positioning behind the front...

LOT 134

1974 Citroen SM

Following its launch at the 1970 Geneva Show, the SM was praised for its power and its chassis, road holding benefiting from the engine’s positioning behind the front...

LOT 135

1993 Porsche 964 RS America

17th Produced - Retro Backdate example

The same engineers who developed the Carrera Cup race cars are responsible for the brilliant RS America; their goal: the incomparable feel of a race car through reduced...

LOT 136

1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet

Right Hand Drive - One of 20 Produced

It is not always appreciated what a stir Mercedes-Benz road cars made in the 1950s. Leaving aside such obvious stars as the 300SL ‘Gullwing’, there were headlines like...

LOT 137

1964 Triumph TR4

The Triumph TR4 was introduced in 1961 to follow its very successful predecessors, the TR2 and TR3. Code named ‘Zest’ during development the body was given a more...

LOT 138

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 139

1958 Aston DB2/4 Mark III

Only 2 owners in 29 years

The landmark DB2, considered the first “true” postwar Aston Martin, was introduced in May 1950. The ultimate and most highly refined variant, the DB Mark III, debuted in...

LOT 140

1959 Jaguar Mark II Saloon – 3.8 manual with overdrive

The Jaguar Mk II saloon and the XK sports car dominated two sectors of the high performance car market in the early 1950s. In order to increase this...

LOT 141

1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

Coachwork by H J Mulliner Park Ward - One owner from new

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...

LOT 142

1963 Porsche 356 B

£75,000 restoration

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 143

1991 Ferrari 348 TS

First seen in prototype form in 1987, the Ferrari 348 entered production in 1989, replacing the immensely successful 328GTB/GTS. Mid-engined like its predecessor, the 348 differed by mounting...

LOT 145

1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

The SLs of this era (the 107 chassis) really established themselves as icons of quality and success on the Continent as well as the Americas; unlike the previous...

LOT 146

1986 Porsche 930 Turbo SE Flatnose

One owner from new - one of 48 right hand drive cars

“It offers the finest blend of ultimate performance and refinement I have ever come across...” – Paul Frère on the Porsche 911 Turbo.

What set the 911 Turbo apart...

LOT 147

1961 Bianchina Transformable

Founded in 1899 by Eduardo Bianchi, the Bianchi Company made vehicles for 56 years. These included full-size cars, tanks, and trucks with Mercedes engines. But the factory was...

LOT 148

1961 Land Rover Series II 109

Same ownership for 52 years

The successor to the successful Series I was the Series II, which saw a production run from 1958 to 1961. It came in 88 in (2,200 mm) and 109 in (2,800 mm)...

LOT 149

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Litre Roadster         

One of the greatest post-war sports cars, Jaguar’s E-Type made immediate headlines on its launch at the Geneva Show in March 1961. Here was a sleek and beautiful...

LOT 150

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Stylistically evocative of the mighty 300SL, but with a slightly less complex drive train, the 190SL remains among the most desirable roadsters of its era. The prototype was...

LOT 151

1999 Ferrari F355 GTS

One of 74 UK RHD, 22,000 miles, full Ferrari service history

The Ferrari F355 is a modern classic, so beautiful, so well-engineered and so well received that it marked the beginning of the end of the old-guard ‘Ferraristi’ philosophy...

LOT 152

1955 Bentley Series 1 Sports Saloon by Hooper

1956 Earls Court Motor Show Car

The Hooper bodied Series 1t was a sensation at the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show with Autocar describing it “attractive” with a “superlative finish”. They were impressed by...

LOT 153

1959 MG A 1600 Roadster MKI

For the debut of its new MGA in 1955, MG wisely chose that year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race; after a succession of open-wheeled models there were fears...

LOT 154

1971 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Series II Coupé

With ASI Gold Plate certificate

The Lancia Fulvia (Tipo 818) is an Italian car introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963.  Fulvias are notable for their role in motorsport, notably, winning...

LOT 155

1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible     

The Corvette Sting Ray needs no introduction, it is without doubt a car which symbolised America in the 1960’s and has always enjoyed a cult following. The Corvette...

LOT 156

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

Forty three years ago, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the C107 SLC at the Paris Motor Show. The launch signalled a shift in thinking at Stuttgart about what made a successful...

LOT 157

1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Coupe

Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957; as most of the chassis and drivetrain were to be unified with the sedan, the scope was...

LOT 158

1971 Porsche 911 E Coupe – 2.7 RSR Specification

According to recent research from the Discovery Channel, the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is the fastest appreciating vehicle in the past decade, at least in the...

LOT 159

1974 Range Rover Classic

Ex-Bernard Jackman (Managing Director of Rover-Triumph), 2 owners from new

In late 1963 Rover’s director and general manager, A.B. Smith, asked Bernard Jackman to come and talk about ‘breaks’. Wondering slightly about the spelling, Jackman drove to Solihull,...

LOT 160

1959 Fiat 1100T Abarth Van

Dante Giacosa, the great genius who constructed the pre-war 508C and in the post war years the Topolino, 1100T, Fiat 500 and 600 was also behind the 1100B...

LOT 161

1982 Porsche 911 Targa

In 1978 Porsche introduced their latest version of the widely acclaimed 911. Named the ‘911SC’, it featured a 3.0 litre six cylinder engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection...

LOT 162

1989 Jaguar XJS Convertible

Jaguar’s first response to demands for an open-top XJ-S was somewhat conservative in engineering terms. The XJ-S had not been designed with an open version in mind, so...

LOT 163

1964 Sunbeam Alpine

Aimed at the North American market, where British sports cars were enjoying considerable success, the Sunbeam Alpine was produced between 1959 and 1968. Built on the Hillman Husky...

LOT 164

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 165

1979 Range Rover Classic

The Range Rover Classic is a 4x4 luxury SUV built by British car maker Land Rover from 1970 to 1996. It was available only in a 2-door body...

LOT 166

1991 Maserati Shamal

Built between 1989 and 1996, the V8-powered Shamal supercar was the ultimate expression of Maserati’s long-running Biturbo family. Maserati’s mainstream model throughout the 1980s, and the first series-production...

LOT 167

1968 Mercedes-Benz 250 S

The car was premiered at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1965. The initial model lineup consisted of three W108s: 250S, 250SE, and 300SE, as well as a sole...

LOT 168

1991 Alfa Romeo Spider “Duetto”

A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple-yet-elegant Spider bodywork premiered on the 1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto would prove enduringly popular, lasting on into the 1990s. The Spider’s mechanicals...