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

1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series III Roadster

£100,000 restoration by English Cars of Distinction

ESTIMATE: £130,000-£150,000

One consequence of the E-Type’s long process of development had been a gradual increase in weight, but a good measure of the concomitant loss of performance was restored in 1971 with the arrival of the sensational Series III...

1965 Porsche 356SC Coupe

ESTIMATE: £60,000-£70,000

Introduced in 1948, the Porsche Type 356 is acknowledged to be one of the world’s greatest sports cars. Over a 15-year production run, the handsome and durable 356 evolved from a streamlined little aluminium-bodied coupe powered by a...

1955 MG TF 1500

ESTIMATE: £22,000-£25,000

Although MGs had been available in the United States in the 1930s, the marque’s great popularity really began after World War II. The classic TC model, with its large wire wheels, right-hand drive and exposed rear fuel tank,...

1948 Pontiac Silverstreak

Right-hand drive example

ESTIMATE: £6,000-£9,000

Like almost every other American motor manufacturer, Pontiac recommenced civilian production in 1946 with what were essentially 1942 models. Two ranges were offered, Torpedo and Streamliner, both of which were available with six- or eight-cylinder engines, the latter...

1984 Mercedes Benz 380SL

ESTIMATE: £8,000-£12,000

The Mercedes-Benz SL  range of models have been in production for over sixty years metamorphosing from the Le Mans winning W194 of 1952 to the technologically advanced, aluminium bodied supercars we find today at Mercedes-Benz World. One thing...

1991 Ford Sierra Cosworth

3 owners from new with full service history

ESTIMATE: £17,000-£20,000

At its introduction in 1982, the Sierra’s revolutionary new shape proved a touch more divisive than Ford had anticipated and some serious marketing became a priority, so it was the obvious choice to become the platform for Ford’s...

1975 Bentley T1

ESTIMATE: £6,000-£8,000

The Bentley T1 was a Bentley badged version of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, differing from it’s Rolls Royce counterpart by it’s more rounded front grill, and Bentley motif badging throughout. It’s price also undercut the Rolls-Royce by £50,...

1987 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

ESTIMATE: £4,000-£6,000

The VW Golf is surely one of the most iconic ‘hot-hatches’ ever conceived. Its popularity has never diminished and a plethora of variants and styles have always been hungrily anticipated and universally enjoyed by the car’s cult following...