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

1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer

Matching numbers example - Featured in Michael Hay’s “Bentley - The Vintage Years”

ESTIMATE: £700,000-£900,000

'Motoring in its very highest form,' eulogised The Autocar in December 1930, having recorded a top speed of 101.12mph in W O Bentley's own saloon-bodied 8-Litre over the half-mile. 


Although the prevailing image of Bentley cars during the vintage Cricklewood...

1960 Daimler Dart SP250

As featured on the cover of Brian Long’s guide to the Daimler SP250/Dart

ESTIMATE: £33,000-£37,000

An unusual departure for a firm more noted for its stately limousines, the SP250 sports car was Daimler’s final fling before its acquisition by Jaguar. Aimed at the North American market and launched in 1959, the SP250 employed...

2005 Mercedes CLK DTM

1 of only 40 Right Hand Drive examples produced worldwide - 2 owners and only 7,400 miles from new

ESTIMATE: £200,000-£250,000

“There are AMG Benzes, really quite special AMG Benzes, and pretty damn amazing, spectacular and rare AMG Benzes. And the last of these is what you are looking at here.” Richard Bremner, Autocar Magazine, 2005.

The DTM was...

1955 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe

Original Right Hand Drive

ESTIMATE: £40,000-£50,000

“For 1955, Jaguar present a range of models incorporating not only added refinements, but mechanical advances directly derived from their many outstanding successes in international competitive events. All the wealth of experience gained on the race-tracks of the...

1983 Ferrari 512BBi


Having reasserted itself at the top of the supercar hierarchy with the first ‘Boxer’ – the 365GTB/4 BB – Ferrari went one better with its successor, the 512BB. For the new Boxer, Ferrari abandoned its long-standing practice of...

1990 Aston Martin Virage

Ex-Hunter Green V8 Commemorative Collection - Less than 14,000 miles from new

ESTIMATE: £80,000-£90,000

Introduced at the Birmingham Motor Show in 1988, the Virage was joined by the high-performance Vantage in 1993, and the name of the standard car was changed to V8 Coupe in 1996.

This V8-powered car was intended as...

1967 Porsche 912 Targa

Rare soft window example

ESTIMATE: £45,000-£55,000

912 Soft Window Targa production commenced in 1967 and were initially equipped with transparent plastic rear windows openable with a zipper.  Later designated ‘Version I’ by the factory, these ‘soft-window’ Targas are now extremely rare, with about 200...

1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Original UK Right Hand Drive

ESTIMATE: £90,000-£110,000

The Jaguar XK120 caused an absolute sensation when it was launched at the 1948 Motor Show. In the post-war era of rationing, general austerity and hardship it came as a stunning vision of what the future might hold.

2005 Mercedes McLaren SLR

1,945KM from new

ESTIMATE: £180,000-£210,000

The heart of any car is its engine, and that of the SLR McLaren is truly outstanding. Produced at Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division, it is a 5.5-litre, 24-valve, supercharged V8 producing 617bhp, making it one of the most...

1984 Ferrari 308 GTS QV

ESTIMATE: £45,000-£55,000

October 1975 saw the debut at the Paris Motor Show of the most successful shape ever to wear the Cavallino Rampante emblem, the Ferrari 308. The 3-litre, four-cam V8 was more or less unchanged until March 1981 when...