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

1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

ESTIMATE: £30,000-£40,000

Penned by Marcello Gandini who created the iconic Miura just one year before, the Montreal concept featured innovative side gills and retractable slotted headlight shades on a classic, flowing shape. This sleek, unnamed coupe was met with much...

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1600 Spider

To Veloce Specification

ESTIMATE: £45,000-£55,000

Sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was a huge success and continued virtually unchanged in 1.6-litre Giulia guise when the latter joined the line-up in 1962. Launched at the Monza Autodrome...

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Recent Expenditure of Over £80,000 - Desirable European Specification

ESTIMATE: £200,000-£250,000

It was the need for a production-based engine for the new Formula 2 that had prompted the introduction of a ‘junior’ Ferrari, the Dino 206 GT, at the Turin Motor Show in 1967. The latest in a line...

1981 Delorean DMC-12

Rare Manual Gearbox

ESTIMATE: £28,000-£35,000

John Z Delorean’s superb track record as a General Motors Executive was beyond dispute, and it was in large part this reason which convinced the British Government to make huge investment in the plans for the DeLorean Motor...

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1

To Semi-Lightweight Roadster Specification

ESTIMATE: £180,000-£210,000

The elevation of the GT class to Manufacturers’ Championship status for 1963 prompted Jaguar to develop a small batch of very special lightweight cars to challenge Ferrari. The FIA’s regulations for the Gran Turismo category stipulated that a...

1934 Bentley 3.5 litre Drophead Coupe by James Young

Single ownership for the last quarter of a Century - One of only 16 3.5L Drophead Coupes built by James Young


Launched in 1933, the first of what would become known as the ‘Derby Bentleys’ continued the marque’s sporting associations but in a manner even more refined than before. Even W O Bentley himself acknowledged that the 3.5-litre model...

1994 MG R V8

ESTIMATE: £14,000-£16,000

In 1992, 12 years after the last MG sports car had rolled off the Abingdon production lines, Austin-Rover made the inspired decision to revive this most charismatic of British marques by introducing an entirely new model – the...

1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

ESTIMATE: £17,000-£20,000

The Silver Spirit III and Silver Spur III, introduced in 1993, introduced improvements to the engine and some cosmetic updates. A new design of intake manifold and cylinder heads increased the power output, although it was still stated...