Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House

An Important Auction of Fine Historic Automobiles

Auction details


Fontwell, Arundel BN18 0SX

Date 06 Sep 2018
Time 4:00 PM

Wednesday 5th September from 12.00pm to 6.00pm On the day of the sale from 10.00am to start of sale

Location Fontwell, UK
Admission Admission by Catalogue (Admits Two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House 2018 RESULTS

LOT 101

1975 Fiat 124 Spider

The Fiat 124 Sport Spider was designed by Pininfarina and styled in-house by Tom Tjaarda. The 124 Spider, 124 Sport Coupé and 124 Sedan share much of their running...

LOT 102

1970 Citroën Méhari

Almost certainly inspired by BMC’s Mini Moke, the Citroën Méhari first appeared in prototype form in 1967 and like its British counterpart was based on a standard production car....

LOT 103

2000 Bristol Blenheim 3

Bristol's long line of Chrysler V8-engined sports saloons began in 1961 with the launch of the 407, though in both styling and running gear the newcomer closely resembled the...

LOT 104

1972 MG Midget

Minor facelift changes were made to the body trim in late 1969, with the sills painted black, a revised recessed black grille, and squared off taillights as on the...

LOT 105

1960 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe

with current family for over 30 years

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 series,...

LOT 106

1968 Mercedes 250SL Pagoda

Rare Manual Example - Once owner since 1986 – EU Delivered example – 83,000km from new (51,000miles)

‘Every driver who has more than a purely utilitarian interest in automobiles should drive a Mercedes-Benz 250SL at least once in his life. The car is an almost perfect...

LOT 107

1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante

Introduced in 1993, the handsome new DB7 was Aston Martin’s first six-cylinder model since production of the DBS had finished in 1971. Designed by Ian Callum at the same...

LOT 108

1966 Fiat 500 Jolly

Born of FIAT boss Gianni Agnelli's wish for open motorized transport from his massive yacht, the Agneta, during port stops along the Mediterranean coast, the finished car was dubbed...

LOT 109A

1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante

Described by former Aston Martin Chairman Victor Gauntlett as, ‘a stylish thoroughbred, beautifully built, luxurious, fast and immensely safe,’ the V8 was built in several variants, one of the...

LOT 109

1973 Jaguar E Type V12 Roadster

Back In 1971, Jaguar’s jaw-dropping E-Type had been in production for a decade. Despite continual improvements, new emissions legislation in the all-important American market threatened to strangle the big...

LOT 110

1964 Lotus Cortina Mark I

The two-door Ford Cortina GT had already been proven in rallies and circuit racing when Ford executive Walter Hayes approached Colin Chapman to produce a world-beating racing saloon,...

LOT 111A

1973 Datsun 240Z

uprated to 6.6 litre V8 power

It soon became apparent during its creation, that the Datsun 240Z represented all the requirements of sports-minded drivers by fulfilling their desires for superb styling, power and safety whilst...

LOT 111

1952 Land Rover Series 1

Comprehensively restored - Offered with a very rare safari top

The Land Rover entered production in 1948 with what was later termed the Series I. This was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show. It was originally designed for farm...

LOT 112

1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante

Introduced in 1993, the handsome new DB7 was Aston Martin’s first six-cylinder model since production of the DBS had finished in 1971. Designed by Ian Callum at the same...

LOT 113

2003 Ferrari 360 Spider

Rare Right Hand Drive version with manual gearbox

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 115

1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce

Less than 34,000 miles recorded – Uprated to Fast-Road spec

A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple-yet-elegant “Kamm tail” Spider bodywork premiered on the 1970 Spider Veloce would prove enduringly popular, lasting into the 1990s. The Spider’s mechanics were...

LOT 116

1938 Rolls Royce Limousine by James Young

In 1922, Rolls-Royce revealed a new, smaller car designed for the owner-driver (although many would be chauffer driven). It was called the Twenty, after its taxable horsepower rating, and...

LOT 117

1962 Jaguar E Type ‘Flat Floor’ Roadster

Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. The newcomer’s design owed much to that...

LOT 118

1973 Trojan T101 F5000

Trojan’s first in-house design, the F5000 Trojan T101, was an immediate success, winning eight F5000 races either side of the Atlantic, and propelling Jody Scheckter to US championship...

LOT 118A

1985 Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole Cabriolet

The Mondial saw Ferrari return to Pininfarina as its choice of styling house, and it was sold as a mid-sized Coupé and, eventually, a Cabriolet. Conceived as a...

LOT 119

1974 De Tomaso Pantera

Rare Right Hand Drive

De Tomaso owes its name to its founder, Alejandro De Tomaso, born in Argentina in 1928. Proud of his South American roots, the De Tomaso symbol is a branding...

LOT 120

1935 MG PA Airline Coupe

Coachwork by Carbodies

A replacement for the successful J2 Midget, the PA followed the general lines of its predecessor but was equipped with a more robust version of MG's inline four, benefiting...

LOT 121

1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith LWB Coachwork by Park Ward

The Silver Wraith is one of Rolls-Royce's most iconic cars. Its sleek design and luxurious interior have made it one of the most cars of the 1940s and 50s....

LOT 121A

1933 Singer Nine Sports

The Singer Nine's immediate ancestor was the 8bhp Junior, a successful high-quality light car powered by an 848cc four-cylinder overhead-camshaft engine. Built from 1932 to 1939, the Nine employed...

LOT 122

1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino

one owner since 1984 - Rare RHD example - 42,500 miles from new

Ferrari’s line of highly successful V8-engined road cars began with the 308 GT4 of 1973. Badged as a ‘Dino’, the all-new 308 GT4 2+2 superseded the preceding Dino V6....

LOT 123

1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

With current owner for over 25 years

The Series 2 E-Type introduced a number of design changes, largely due to U.S. design legislation. The most distinctive feature is the absence of the aerodynamic glass headlight...

LOT 124

1947 Allard K1 Roadster

The Allard Motor Company had been formed in 1945 by charismatic designer, racing driver, hill-climber and inveterate “special builder”, Sydney Allard. From his very early days, Allard had been...

LOT 125A

2005 AC Cobra by Dax

The hugely charismatic DAX Cobra has remained the undisputed market leader for more than 25 years and has steadily established itself as a much sought after classic sports car...

LOT 125

1957 Austin A35

Introduced in 1956, the A35 replaced the highly successful Austin A30. The name reflected the larger and more powerful 34hp A-Series engine enabling a slightly higher top speed and...

LOT 126

1977 Ferrari 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’

One of only 154 Right Hand Drive UK Delivered Cars - Single ownership for over 4 decades

Officially introduced at the Paris Salon in October 1975, the 308 GTB’s styling was created by Pininfarina. The stunning two seat coachwork was all new, but incorporated all of...

LOT 127

1931 Bugatti Type 49 Coupe De Ville

By the early 1930s Ettore Bugatti had established an unrivalled reputation for building cars with outstanding performance on road or track. Indeed, the world's greatest racing drivers enjoyed countless...

LOT 128

1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato 1.3 S

Right Hand Drive

The Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato was another collaboration with the legendary styling house. It was slightly more acceptable looking than the outlandish Zagato-bodied Sport Flavia, but the aluminium Fulvia...

LOT 129

1967 Specification 330 P4 road/race car

1967 was a banner year for Ferrari as it introduced the mid-engined 330 P4, a renowned V12 endurance car meant to replace the previous year’s P3.

Only four Ferrari P4-engined...

LOT 130

1970 Jaguar E-type Series II Roadster

The first significant up-grade of Jaguar’s sensational E-Type sports car occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came...

LOT 131

1935 Ford V8 Roadster Deluxe

Right Hand Drive

As buyers continued to prefer closed bodies during the early 1930s, many manufacturers saw sales of open body styles, particularly truly open cars like tourers and roadsters, shrink dramatically....

LOT 132

1966 Rover P5

Single Family Ownership, Under 10,000 miles from new

First released in September 1958 and badged as the '3-litre' the P5 was powered by a 2,995 cubic centimetres engine. This straight-6 IOE engine used an overhead intake valve...

LOT 132A

1996 Porsche 993 C2

30,200 miles from new – Rare RHD example

This stunning Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Coupe is one of only 75 RHD Tiptronic Coupe's produced in 1996 and was supplied new by Porsche dealer AFN in Chiswick and...

LOT 133

1934 Singer Le Mans

in current ownership for over 30 years

Founded in 1905 by bicycle manufacturer George Singer, the firm made its first saleable car in Coventry the following year. By 1928 Singer had grown to become Britain’s...

LOT 134

1987 Caterham Super 7 HPC-BDR

Previously owned by Rowan Atkinson - One of 62 produced

The Caterham 7 is a super-lightweight sports car produced by Caterham Cars in the United Kingdom. It is based on the Lotus Seven, a lightweight sports car sold...

LOT 135

1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe

Nut and bolt restoration in 2017 – Excellent condition throughout

Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. Its design owed much to that...

LOT 136

1969 Porsche 911E

In single ownership for over 40 years

The basic Porsche 911 design has been in constant production since its introduction in 1963. Only in 1998 did the air-cooled six cylinder engine revert to water cooling. Throughout...

LOT 137A

1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Sedanca De Ville by Gurney Nutting

The Rolls-Royce 25/30, built between 1936 and 1938, is an updated version of the 20/25 featuring a larger engine than had been fitted to the earlier model which provided...

LOT 137

1968 Ford Mustang Convertible

Comprehensively restored in America

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 of...

LOT 138

2002 Porsche 996 Turbo X50

Two owners from new

The 911 (996) Turbo offers genuine supercar performance in a compact and practical package. The turbocharged version of the 996 appeared in 2000, three years after the normally...

LOT 139A

1969 Lancia Fulvia Zagato

in current ownership for 46 years

The Lancia Fulvia was available in Berlina, Coupé, Rallye and Sport guises. However it was the Coupé version that proved most popular and gained the racing accolades the Fulvia...

LOT 139

1965 Volkswagen Split Screen 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 140

1955 Austin Healey 100 M specification

These were cars that an upper middle-class owner could drive to work and rally or race on the weekends. But they weren’t cheap. Next came the Nash-Healey sports...

LOT 141

1991 Honda NSX

Modest c.42,000 miles from new

The legendary Honda NSX (standing for New Sportscar Experimental) was developed by the Honda Motor Corporation between 1984 and its eventual launch in 1990, with major chassis and suspension...

LOT 141A

1993 Mercedes-Benz SL280

The Mercedes-Benz R129 models were produced from 1989 through to 2001 and were sold under the SL-Class model names. The R129 replaced the R107 SL-Class in 1989 and was...

LOT 142

1976 Lancia Montecarlo Spider

The Beta Montecarlo was originally designated the X 20 and was to be the 'big brother' of the Fiat X 19, but whilst deciding what engine to fit,...

LOT 143

1986 Porsche 924S Coupe

Introduced in November 1975, the Porsche 924 was the first production Porsche with a water-cooled front engine. The 2+2 coupe was developed as a joint project between Volkswagen and...

LOT 144

1988 BMW 635 CSI

The E24 6 series was produced from 1976-1989 and was the replacement for the CS and CSL E9 coupes. Like the E9 coupes, the early bodies of the 6...

LOT 145

1972 Fiat 500 Lusso

Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, it was a cheap and practical town car.  Measuring only 2.97 metres long and originally powered by an appropriately sized...

LOT 146

1973 Fiat 124 Coupe 1800

3 owners from new

Launched in 1967 as a coupe and spider with a 90hp 1.4 litre twin cam engine, disc brakes all round a 5 speed gearbox and double wishbone front suspension....

LOT 147

1984 Porsche 924 Coupe

The Porsche 924 is a luxury sports car which was produced by Porsche AG of Germany from 1976 to 1988. A two-door, 2+2 coupé, the 924 replaced the 914...