True Greats 2017

Auction Details


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

Date 05 Dec 2017
Time 7:00 PM

Monday 4th December from 12.00pm to 6.00pm
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

True Greats 2017 2017 LOT LIST

1991 Alfa Romeo SZ

ESTIMATE: £40,000-£50,000

Reviving its tradition of building special-bodied Alfa Romeos, including the original SZ (Sprint Zagato) competition coupé of the late 1950s, Carrozzeria Zagato unveiled its outrageous new SZ at the 1989 Geneva Salon. Built at Zagato’s factory at Terrazano...

1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Previous owner for 35 years with bills for £40,000 - UK delivered, manual gearbox

ESTIMATE: £65,000-£75,000

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 the problems with its continued development was the inevitable weight gain....

1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II

Coachwork by Hooper and Co.


In the 1930s, Rolls-Royce set new standards with its Phantom series. It was achieved not by making great technical breakthroughs, but by using the very best of proven technology. One could argue that various Hispano Suizas had more...

2000 Aston-Martin DB7 Vantage Left Hand Drive

Only 30,000km - Desirable Manual example - One owner for 10 years

ESTIMATE: £26,000-£34,000

Aston Martin introduced the long-awaited Vantage version of their successful DB7 in 1999. Sporting a Cosworth designed, 5.9 litre V12 producing a creamy 420bhp, the car was super-quick and was electronically limited to 185mph. The V12 had a...

1987 Porsche 911 3.2 Cabriolet

Desirable G50 Gearbox - Rare Right Hand Drive

ESTIMATE: £20,000-£26,000

A ‘modern classic’ if ever there was one, Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engine layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the bodyshell and dropped the 356’s VW-based...

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE

Coachwork by Pininfarina - Matching Numbers example with less than 40,000km from new

ESTIMATE: £250,000-£300,000

Intended to extend Ferrari’s appeal to a sector of the market already contested by rivals Aston Martin and Maserati, the 250GTE 2+2 arrived in the summer of 1960. Ferrari’s first ‘four-seater’, the 250GTE 2+2 was directly descended from...

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Rare Right Hand Drive

ESTIMATE: £120,000-£140,000

Stylistically evocative of the mighty 300SL, but with a slightly less complex drive train, the 190SL remains among the most desirable roadsters of its era. The prototype was first shown at the 1954 New York Auto Show, with...

1963 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon

Well known period race competitor (73 GYL) in the hands of John Goldsmith - Matching numbers with upgraded 4.2 litre engine

ESTIMATE: £575,000-£625,000

To many observers the Aston Martin DB5 is the epitome of the company’s models during the David Brown era, boasting both beauty and refined high performance. It is also perhaps the best known Aston Martin in the world,...

1997 Bentley Continental T

ESTIMATE: £48,000-£58,000

Introduced in June 1996, the Continental T was a short-wheelbase version of the Continental R, some 4” (100mm) being taken out of the chassis aft of the doors. With 400bhp at its disposal and crouching aggressively on 18”...