“True Greats”

An Important Auction of Collector Motor Cars And Rare Film Posters

Auction details


Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Hall, Vincent Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 2PE

Date 01 Dec 2015
Time 3:00 PM (Posters) - 7:00PM (Motor Cars)

Monday 30th November from 12.00 noon to 8.00pm
On the day of the sale from 10.00am to start of sale

Location Royal Horticultural Halls, Westminster, London, UK
Admission Admission by Catalogue (Admits Two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

“True Greats” 2015 RESULTS

LOT 301

1980 Volkswagen Beetle “ Childs Car”

The present owner  purchased this wonderful little car around 10 years ago from a friend of the family who  had originally purchased it from Harrods in...

LOT 302

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 303

1959 Bristol 406 Factory Development Car

This 406 is a unique Bristol in that it’s fitted with the Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire engine. In the late 1950s The Bristol Aeroplane Company and the Hawker...

LOT 304

1931 Matchless 592cc Silver Hawk

Earliest known example

Matchless, founded by the Collier brothers, remained one of the strongest performers in the industry, even in the 1930s depression, a period which saw many of its rivals...

LOT 305

1969 Fiat 500 Beach Car

The Fiat 500 (The Cinqocente) was without doubt the motor car that gave motoring to the Italian public. Until its introduction, motoring was mainly restricted to the aristocracy...

LOT 306

1978 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupé

46,000 Miles from new - One of 35 Cars Delivered New to the UK

Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, led to the formation of ‘Project 930’ – the legendary 911 Turbo. Production began in April...

LOT 307

1983 Rolls-Royce Camargue

The Rolls-Royce Camargue is a two-door saloon manufactured and marketed by Rolls-Royce Motors from 1975-1986. Designed by Paolo Martin at Pininfarina, the Camargue was the first post-war production...

LOT 308

2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S

Developed from the 1998 Project Vantage concept car, the V12 Vanquish entered production in 2001. The Vanquish marked a large step in the company’s engineering featuring a bonded...

LOT 309

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible

Over $150,000 restoration.

Back in 1953, Chevrolet’s launch of a two-seater sports car was a radical departure for a marque hitherto associated almost exclusively with sensible family transport. Based on the...

LOT 310

1999 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta F1 Fiorano

‘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 311

1968 Lotus Elan S4 Coupe – Sprint Specification

Lotus Elan is the name of two convertible cars and one fixed head coupé produced by Lotus Cars. The original Type 26, 26R Racing version (of the S1...

LOT 312

1978 Maserati Merak SS Coupé

Coachwork by Ital Design - One of 300 Right Hand Drive examples

Maserati followed-up its first mid-engined supercar - the Bora - with the similar Merak. Launched in 1972, the latter was intended as competition for Ferrari’s top-selling Dino 246...

LOT 313

1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 S Roadster

The ultimate expression of Jaguar’s fabulous ‘XK’ series of sports cars arrived in 1957. The XK150 was a progressive development of the XK120 and XK140, retaining the same...

LOT 314

1994 Lamborghini Diablo Coupe

After 17 years in production, the legendary Countach was replaced by the Diablo, which on its arrival was the fastest, most advanced and most expensive Lamborghini ever built....

LOT 315A

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

This classic and nowadays much sought-after Ferrari was named after Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredino, who died in 1956, aged 24. Enzo Ferrari credits his son with the inspiration for...

LOT 315

1937 Delahaye 135 CS Le Mans

Delahaye 135 was an automobile manufactured by Delahaye. Designed by young engineer Jean François, it was produced from 1935 until 1954 in many different body styles. A sporting...

LOT 316

1988 Maserati Bi Turbo 222E

Ex-Works British Touring Car - One owner from New. One of five works built and supported cars

“One of the greatest names in the history of motor racing  was to be seen on major race circuits after a period of 25 years, when a...

LOT 317

1964 Jensen C-V8

Launched in October 1962, the C-V8 used big block engines sourced from Chrysler; Most of the cars mated to a three-speed Chrysler Torqueflite automatic transmission. The car was...

LOT 318

1979 Bentley T2 Shooting Brake

Bentley Shooting Brakes were often created from saloons at the request of the owner after purchase, as they wanted something special and unique. Such vehicles were expensive to...

LOT 319

1969 Mercedes-Benz SSK Count Trossi “Evocation”

The original Mercedes-Benz Comte Trossi was built n the summer of 1930 at the Daimler-Benz factory at Stuttgart. The mechanical project director was Ferdinand Porsche and the chassis...

LOT 320

1926 Rolls-Royce 20HP Open Tourer by Thrupp & Maberly

The Rolls-Royce Twenty, introduced in 1922, was a major move for the Company, since it represented the first new model since the great Silver Ghost went into production...

LOT 321

1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S     

1 owner from new

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

LOT 322

1962 Porsche 356B T6 Cabriolet

Coachwork by Reutter - One of only 600 T6 Cabriolets

While the 911, in its various forms, is certainly Porsche’s longest-running model, the 356, which put the marque on the map, must certainly be the most iconic. Between...

LOT 323

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4

SLC611 was delivered to its first owner, Mr A.J. Hubbard on Valentine’s day in 1956 by Brooklands of Bond St. Ltd. This lovely example of an original Mk...

LOT 324

1982 Ferrari 512 BBi

Coachwork by Scaglietti, design by Pininfarina

Ferrari’s newest Berlinetta Boxer model was introduced at the 1981 Frankfurt Salon, and although it appeared to be very similar to the outgoing model from a distance, its...

LOT 325

1925 Bugatti T 30 Tourer   

Last owner since 1983

Introduced in 1922, the Type 30 Bugatti has a special place in motoring history, for it was the first small straight-eight to go into production and the first...

LOT 326

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

The 1964 Earls Court Motor Show car and “Motor” magazine Road Test Car - March ‘65

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale (Tipo 750 SS/101.20, Italian for “Type 750 SS/101.20”) and Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale (Tipo 101.21), also known as Giulietta SS and...

LOT 327

2008 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Coupe

The famed Mercedes McLaren SLR boasts 617bhp, 5,439cc SOHC supercharged V-8 engine, five-speed AMG Speedshift R automatic transmission with three manual modes, four-wheel independent coil-spring suspension, and four-wheel...

LOT 328

1932 Bentley 4-Litre Saloon

Coachwork by Thrupp & Maberly - One of twelve in existence

The Bentley 4-Litre was the old Cricklewood  company’s swansong model before its absorption by Rolls-Royce. With the Depression biting, sales of the old 4½-Litre declining and its...

LOT 329

2001 BMW Z8

One of 80 UK delivered cars

The BMW Z07 concept car, first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1997, blossomed from a dream into a production reality. Production of the BMW Z8...

LOT 330

1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged (Blower)

Very few would dispute the claim of the Bentley to represent the true greatness of British sporting motoring in the vintage era, and though the title would be...

LOT 331

1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupé

Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

In 1957 Maserati enjoyed its most successful season in motor racing when Fangio won the World F1 Championship in a lightweight 250F, and the mighty 450S sports-racer came...

LOT 332

1966 Ex BMC Works Mini Cooper S

Ex Paddy Hopkirk and Timo Makinen, 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 332A

1996 Ferrari Testarossa 512M Coupé

Coachwork by Pininfarina – 25,200 Kilometres

Ferrari’s flagship model, the Testarossa supercar revived a famous name from the Italian company’s past when it arrived in 1984. A next generation Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa retained...

LOT 333

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Litre Roadster

On its 1961 Geneva Show debut the E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by independent road test results that not only recorded...

LOT 334

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

WITHDRAWN - This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.

WITHDRAWN - This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.

As with all Ferrari special series, the 458 Speciale boasts an array of advanced technical solutions...

LOT 335

1986 Alfa Romeo 8C Monza Brianza “Evocation”

In 1924, Vittorio Jano created his first straight-eight-cylinder engine for Alfa Romeo, the 1987 cc P2, with common crankcase and four plated-steel two-cylinder blocks, which won the first World...

LOT 336

1901 Delin 4HP Voiturette

VCC Dated 1901, London-to-Brighton Run eligible

In October 1901 Joseph Delin sadly passed away and the company closed. The estate was sold to the chief engineer Eugène Matthieu, who for a few years would...

LOT 337

1960 Lotus Elite

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 as...

LOT 338

1969 Aston Martin DBS

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 339

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster

Right Hand Drive

In 1989 Porsche reintroduced one of their most iconic body styles - the Speedster. This uncompromising variant hadn’t been offered since 1959, a time when 356s were rolling...

LOT 340

1992 Ferrari 348 TB

Introduced at the 1989 Frankfurt Motorshow, the Ferrari 348 was a truly innovative design. Utilising a robot-welded sheet-steel monocoque that not only broke with Maranello tradition but also...

LOT 341

1935 Jaguar SS1 Sports Tourer

With its shield-shaped radiator grille, fold-flat windscreen, voluptuous dual cowl scuttle, sloping tail, full flowing wings, cut-away doors, heavily louvered bonnet / chassis side rail covers and sleek...

LOT 342

1965 Maserati Sebring Series 2

One of Four RHD Examples

Introduced in 1962, the Sebring was one of the final manifestations of the landmark 3500GT, which had been the linchpin of Maserati’s programme to establish itself as a...

LOT 343

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss

Serving as the final showcase for the SLR line and was to be the last built under the partnership between Mercedes and McLaren, the Stirling Moss was limited...

LOT 344

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Touring

Alfa Romeo’s first all-new offering of the post-war period arrived in 1950. Designed by Dr Orazio Satta Puliga and intended for volume production, the 1900 was the first...

LOT 345

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster

On its 1961 Geneva Show debut the E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by independent road test results that not only recorded...

LOT 346

The James Bond 007 “ Q Boat “

From the 1999 EON Productions Film “ The World Is Not Enough”

A high speed jet boat created for and used in the pre-title sequence of the Pierce Brosnan spy movie The World Is Not Enough. This vessel was specially...

LOT 347

1936 Bentley-Royce 8 Litre V12 Supercharged Special

Built by Rob Burrell as the ultimate Bentley special with an 8 litre, V12 Rolls-Royce Phantom III supercharged engine at its heart. The chassis is from a 1936...

LOT 348

1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster

Whilst the concept of the Jaguar E Type was without doubt one of the finest pieces of automotive design ever to be put into general production, one of...

LOT 349

1994 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II

Presented in June 1993, the second Evolution version of the Delta HF Integrale featured an updated version of the 2-litre 16-valve turbo engine which produced more power, as...

LOT 350

1938 Lancia Aprilia Cabriolet Worblaufen

One of the most gifted automobile engineers of all time, Vincenzo Lancia did not live long enough to see his final creation enter production, although the exacting parameters...

LOT 351

1986 Ferrari 328 GTS

Debuted at the 1985 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Ferrari 328 was the second model in Ferrari’s long and popular line of mid-engine V8 sports cars, continuing through the...

LOT 352

1964 Heinkel Trojan

The Heinkel Kabine was a microcar designed by Heinkel Flugzeugwerke and built by them from 1956 to 1958. Production was transferred under license to Dundalk Engineering Company in...