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

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Evocation

Evocation by Anton ‘Tony’ Ostermeier

ESTIMATE: £230,000-£280,000

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 to the contemporary Mercedes-Benz 300 luxury saloon. A 2,996cc overhead-camshaft...

1991 Ferrari 348 TS

ESTIMATE: £45,000-£55,000

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 its four-valves-per-cylinder, quad-cam V8 engine – now enlarged to 3.4...

1929 Delage D6

ESTIMATE: £130,000-£150,000

The Delage company has to their credit many records including a world championship and more awards at the principal concour d’ elegance than any other car in the world and they have made the highest known degree of...

1999 AC Superblower

Number 9 of 18. 2000 miles from new

ESTIMATE: £120,000-£150,000

AC has thirty six years association with the Superblower and its illustrious predecessor, the Cobra – one of the best known models in the lexicon of classic sports cars. The Cobra is a by-word for fast, muscular motoring...

1934 Invicta 12/45 Open Tourer

ESTIMATE: £70,000-£80,000

In its all-too-short lifetime Invicta carved out an enviable reputation for building fine sporting motor cars, the bigger Meadows-engined models in particular offering class-leading performance and impeccable build quality. For customers less concerned with ultimate performance, the company...

1938 Bentley 4¼ Litre MR Overdrive

H.J. Mulliner ‘High Vision’ Saloon with Unique Perspex Roof - 1938 Earls Court Show Car

ESTIMATE: £80,000-£100,000

By the end of the 1930’s the ‘Derby’ Bentley, introduced towards the beginning of that decade following the firm’s take-over by Rolls-Royce, had undergone a number of significant developments, not the least of which was an increase in...

1991 Porsche 964 Turbo

With £250,000 conversion by CTR Developments

ESTIMATE: £90,000-£120,000

The Porsche 964 is the company’s internal name for the Porsche 911 manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. Designed by Benjamin Dimson in 1986, it featured significant styling revisions over previous 911 models, most prominently the more...

1947 MG TC

ESTIMATE: £19,000-£25,000

The right-hand drive TC Midget appeared in 1946, and was almost identical in appearance to the pre-war Types TA and TB. These MGs had many endearing features, including a slab fuel tank, 19-inch diameter wire wheels, folding windshields...

2004 Mclaren Mercedes Benz SLR

1,945 km from new

ESTIMATE: £200,000-£250,000

Manufactured between 2003 and 2010, their new supercar allowed Mercedes-Benz and its then Formula 1 partner McLaren to showcase their collective experience in the development, construction and production of high-performance sports cars and, just like its legendary 300...