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

1992 Daimler Double-Six

56,700 miles from new

ESTIMATE: £4,000-£6,000

The Chairman of Jaguar at the time “Lofty” England declared that the new V12 luxury saloon was to be baptized the Daimler Double Six, and so it came to pass and a legend was born. The Series III,...

1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

UK delivered from new - Single ownership from 1988 to 2017

ESTIMATE: £55,000-£65,000

In March 1963 the 230SL made its debut at the Geneva Show, replacing the much acclaimed 190SL and 300SL models. Like its 190SL predecessor, its mechanical elements were derived from a contemporary saloon, in this instance the popular...

1951 Bentley Mark VI Special

ESTIMATE: £40,000-£60,000

The policy of rationalisation begun in the late 1930’s continued at Rolls-Royce after the war with the introduction of standard bodywork on the Mk. VI Bentley. Rolls-Royce’s first post-WW2 product, the Mk. VI was introduced in 1946, a...

1967 Porsche 911 Short Wheel Base

ESTIMATE: £100,000-£125,000

A modern classic if ever there was one, Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356’s...

2004 Ferrari 360 Spider

One owner and 2,000 miles from new

ESTIMATE: £75,000-£95,000

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 ground breaking and revolutionary; two words which, without doubt the 360 lived up to....

1963 Fiat 500 D Jolly by Ghia

Single family ownership until 2017

ESTIMATE: £40,000-£60,000

As 1960s jet-setters partied down at sandy beaches all over the world, they were most often seen not in their Ferraris or Maserati’s but behind the wheel of a Fiat Jolly. The Jolly, based upon the reliable mechanicals...

1994 Bentley Turbo R

ESTIMATE: £10,000-£15,000

The Bentley Turbo R is a high-performance car which was produced from 1985 to 1999. The “R” stood for “Roadholding”, to set it apart from its predecessor. It initially inherited the turbocharged engine from the Mulsanne Turbo and...