Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House

An Important Auction of Pre and Post war Racing, Sports and Touring Motor Cars

Auction details


Fontwell House, Fontwell Park, Sussex, BN18 0SX

Date 08 Sep 2016
Time 3:00 pm

12 midday – 6pm, Wednesday 7th September
from 10am on Thursday 8th until the start of the sale

Location Fontwell House, Fontwell Park, Sussex, BN18 0SX
Admission With catalogue, admits 2
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House 2016 RESULTS

LOT 101

1962 Monti 550 Spyder Child car

This child’s car is inspired by the 550 Spyder. It was built by Monti S.p.a. during the 1960s. Equipped with a rare 50cc engine from a Guazzoni Moto...

LOT 102

1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

This 450 SLC is fitted with a very period and very well preserved dark olive interior. Unrestored and finished in silver, the car is in good general condition....

LOT 103

1974 500 R Rinnovataa

The Property of a Gentleman

The last incarnation of the Fiat 500 was the R model. It had the same 594 cc engine of the Fiat 126, however, the power rating is the...

LOT 104

1970 Volkswagwen Karmann Ghia

In the early 1950s, Volkswagen was producing its economy car, the Type 1 or Beetle as it is better known. With an increase in post-war standards of living,...

LOT 105

1997 Ferrari 355 Spider

“Complex, sophisticated, and very fast, it is the quantum leap that has enabled the Ferrari V8 to run in proud parallel with the 456GT and 550 Maranello,” enthused...

LOT 106

1976 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior

Launched in 1963, the Giulia Sprint GT featured classically stylish four-seater coachwork designed by Bertone’s Giorgetto Giugiaro, though this was now manufactured at Alfa’s new factory at Arese....

LOT 107

1958 Bianchina Transformabile

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 109

1981 Alfa Romeo Dallara Sport

Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in many different categories of motorsport, including Grand Prix motor racing, Formula One, touring car racing, and rallies. It has competed both as...

LOT 110

1985 Bristol Beaufighter

1 of 19 produced

The distinctive Zagato penned styling and unique roof options are like no other large convertible, with the Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible and Bentley Turbo being the likeliest competitors when...

LOT 111

1987 Jaguar XJ-S

The XJ-S had been under development since 1968 and as a 2+2 fixed head coupe was intended as a replacement for the now legendary E-type. From the beginning...

LOT 112

1975 Iso Lele Sport

One of 6 original right hand drive cars One of 34 Sport models produced

Iso Rivolta was an automobile and motorbike manufacturer in Italy, predominantly active from the late 1940’s through to its closure in December 1974.

The company created the unique...

LOT 113

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

In March 1963 the new generation of SL sports cars was launched with the debut of the 230 SL at the Geneva Show. This revolutionary new model replaced...

LOT 114

1995 MG R V8

26,500 miles from new

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...

LOT 115

1958 Jaguar XK150 SE Fixed Head Coupe

Few marques dominated racing like Jaguar in the 1950s, winning Le Man in 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, & 1957.  Racing in the 1950s sold cars.  It...

LOT 116

1936 Cord 810 Westchester

The Cord 810) was an automobile produced by the Cord Automobile division of the Auburn Automobile Company in 1936 and 1937. It was the first American-designed and built...

LOT 118

1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1963 as replacement for the 190SL, the 230SL abandoned its predecessor’s four-cylinder engine in favour of a 2.3 liter fuel-injected six...

LOT 119

1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – London to Edinburgh Style Tourer

When highly gifted engineer Henry Royce built his first motor car in 1904, it was possessed of exceptional mechanical quality and silent running. This 10HP model, powered by...

LOT 120

1959 Jaguar 3.4l XK150

39,900 miles from new

The bleak years after 1945 were, not surprisingly, an era when great sports cars were somewhat thin on the ground; a shining exception was the mighty Jaguar XK...

LOT 121

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Litre

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1969, Mercedes-Benz launched the 3.5-litre V8 engine to fill a gap in their range, and fitted it to the existing 300,...

LOT 122

1970 Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF Corsa

1 of only 200 “Fanalino Corsa” produced

The Lancia Fulvia (Tipo 818) is an Italian car introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 by Lancia and produced until 1976. Fulvias are notable for their...

LOT 123

1962 Moto Morini 125 Corsaro Veloce

These wonderful motorbikes were a Sporty version of the famous Morini , differing from its touring variant, the Corsaro’s use of lower handlebars and a  larger carburettor Dellorto...

LOT 124

1960 Moto Guzzi Galletto 192cc

Moto Guzzi’s Galletto (cockerel) offered scooter-type weather protection and comfort allied to the superior handling qualities of a true motorcycle. For the engine Guzzi kept with tradition, specifying...

LOT 125

2003 Ferrari 360 Spider

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;...

LOT 126

1962 Bentley S2 Continental Coupe

The advent of the Bentley Continental with modern styling made the contemporary R-Type look distinctly dated. Something beyond a facelift was required. The resulting S-Type was launched in...

LOT 127

2010 Lamborghini Reventon Roadster

One owner and 1,050 miles from new

The Lamborghini Reventon is a mid-engine sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was the most expensive Lamborghini road car until the Lamborghini Sesto...

LOT 128

1968 Aston Martin DBS Vantage

With Current Owner Since 1990

Introduced at the October 1967 Motor Show, the DBS was the successor to the famed Aston Martin DB6, although the two ran concurrently for three years. Styled in-house...

LOT 129

1965 Volkswagen Camper

The VW Camper needs no introduction. It set the standard when it comes to obtaining freedom and adventure on the open road and at its core is the...

LOT 130

1966 Ford Mustang

The first-generation Ford Mustang was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from April 1964 until 1973. The introduction of the Mustang created a new class of automobile known...

LOT 131

1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

It was at the 1948 London Motor Show that Jaguar virtually threw the sports car world into turmoil with its stunning XK120. Here was a car with incredible...

LOT 132

1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Sports Saloon

With the introduction of the ‘2+2’ DB2/4 in October 1953, Aston Martin extended the DB2’s appeal to the hitherto untapped yet increasingly important market comprised of ‘sports car...

LOT 133

1937 Fiat Topolino

If they dished out Oscars for cuteness, the adorable Topolino would surely be head of the queue. A masterpiece of minimalist engineering, it was the brainchild of Fiat...

LOT 134

1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK I

The enlargement of its C-Series six-cylinder engine to 2,912cc, and the adoption of Girling front disc brakes, differentiated the new-for-1959 Austin-Healey 3000 from the preceding 100/6. In 3000...

LOT 135

1955 Citroen 2CV Pickup

One of 2 surviving examples, 39 years in current ownership

The Citroën 2CV or ‘deux chevaux’ (two horsepower) was an economy car produced by the French car maker Citroën from 1948-1990. It was technologically advanced and innovative but...

LOT 136

1926 Packard 326 Sedan

From the beginning, through and beyond the 1930s, Packard-built vehicles that were perceived as highly competitive among high-priced luxury American automobiles. The company was commonly referred to as...

LOT 137

1963 Jaguar E-Type Semi-Lightweight Competition Roadster

Current FIA HTP - Winner of the Battle of Britain Trophy, Silverstone Classic 2015

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...

LOT 138

1962 Rolls-Royce II Drophead Coupé Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner

Formerly the property of Sir Felix Dennis

Facing increasing competition from faster rivals and with development of its ageing six-cylinder engine nearing its end, Rolls-Royce turned to V8 power as the 1960s approached. The V8...

LOT 139

1961 Lotus Elite Series II

With the Lotus 14 of 1959 – better known as the Elite – Colin Chapman demonstrated that his skills as a racing car designer and constructor could just...

LOT 140

The Ex Paddy Hopkirk and Timo Makinen, Ex BMC Works 1966 Mini Cooper S

1966 Alpine, RAC Rally, 1967 Swedish Rally, 1968 Circuit of Ireland and Scottish Rally

Launched in March 1963, the 1,071cc Mini Cooper S was the ultimate Mini, at its heart a much higher specification engine than the plain Cooper’s unit, and slightly...

LOT 141

1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am WS6 6.6 V8, ex Djibril Cissè

The Pontiac Firebird is an automobile which was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors between 1967 and 2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as...

LOT 142

1967 Fiat Dino Coupè 2000

Dino was the nickname of Enzo’s son, Alfredo Ferrari, who died in 1956 and was credited with ideating Ferrari’s Formula 2 V6 racing engine, believed to be designed...

LOT 143

1971 Jensen Interceptor III

More than any of its previous models, the Interceptor of the Sixties firmly established Jensen as a producer of stylish, high performance and hand-built cars. The prototype Interceptor...

LOT 144

1966 Ford Mustang 289 V8 Coupé

The Mustang can be tailored to be anything from a gentle in-town ladies’ car to an impressive 130mph highway performer. Undoubtedly its almost infinitely variable personality is one...

LOT 145

1965 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Tribute

Alfa Romeo presented the TZ model at the 1962 Turin Motor Show as a road going racing car. It derives the T in its nomenclature from tubolare, a...

LOT 146

1977 Jaguar XJC 5.3 Coupe

The XJC is a rare two-door version of the XJ6 four door saloon. It was the last Jaguar to be designed by Sir William Lyons. In 1969, Sir...

LOT 147

1963 Fiat 1100D Taxi

The Fiat 1100 is a small family car produced from 1953 to 1969 by the Italian manufacturer Fiat. It was an all-new unibody replacement for the Fiat 1100...

LOT 148

The Led Zeppelin 1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS

First owned by Peter Grant, Manager of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin

It was the need for a production-based engine for the new Formula 2 car that led to the introduction of a ‘junior’ Ferrari, the Dino 206 GT, at...

LOT 149

1954 MG TF

The MG T series included the TA, TB, TC, TD, and TF models, a range of body-on-frame convertible sports car produced in sequence from 1936 through 1955. The...

LOT 150

1936 Alvis Speed 20 Drophead Coupe

Coachwork by Vanden Plas

1931 marked the inception of the Speed 20, and it heralded a new departure for Alvis. With a double beam axled chassis, longer and lower than previous models,...

LOT 151

1990 Lamborghini Countach Anniversary

One owner for 25 years - Under 400 miles from new

Few would deny that Lamborghini’s Countach is the quintessential supercar of its era. It was built by a talented and passionate team of designers and engineers with the...

LOT 152

1966 Fiat 600

The Fiat 600 is a city car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat from 1955 to 1969. Measuring only 3.22 m (10 ft 7 in) long, it was...

LOT 153

1974 Karmann Ghia 595M

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was produced between 1955 and 1974, with some 360,000 coupes and over 80,000 cabriolets made. What is certain is that it was the most...

LOT 154

1988 Lancia Delta 8v Integrale

After "Fruit of Giorgetto Giugiaro, was born in the fall of 1979 as a replacement for the Fulvia (which was discontinued in 1972)." 

We have to...

LOT 155

1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Super

The Alfa Romeo Giulia (Type 105) is a sports saloon which was produced by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1962 to 1978. Alfa Romeo was one of...

LOT 156

1962 Austin Healey 3000 MK II A

The enlargement of its C-Series six-cylinder engine to 2,912cc, and the adoption of Girling front disc brakes, differentiated the new-for-1959 Austin-Healey 3000 from the preceding 100/6. In 3000...

LOT 157

1971 Aston Martin DBS V8

The DBS was intended as the successor to the Aston Martin DB6, although the two ran concurrently for three years. Powered by a straight-six engine, it was produced...

LOT 158

1972 Abarth SE025 Formula, ex Mauro Pane

The Abarth SE025 called “Formula Italian” borned by the need to equip young drivers a car costing content that would allow participation in a promotional championship at a...

LOT 159

1970 Fiat 500 Lusso

Replacement for FIAT’s much-loved 500 ‘Topolino’, the Nuova 500 debuted in 1957. A radical departure from its predecessor’s essentially pre-war design, FIAT’s new baby featured unitary construction, a...

LOT 160

1966 Ford Mustang

The first-generation Ford Mustang was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from April 1964 until 1973. The introduction of the Mustang created a new class of automobile known as...