True Greats 2018

An Important Auction of Fine Historic Automobiles

Auction details


The Lindley Hall, Elverton St, London SW1P 2QW

Date 04 Dec 2018
Time 7:00 PM

Monday 3rd December from 12.00pm to 8.00pm On the day of the sale from 10.00am to start of sale

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

True Greats 2018 2018 RESULTS

LOT 101

Registration Number “1 IOU”

Registration Number “1 IOU”

LOT 102

Registration Numbers SW1 and 1SW

Registration Numbers “SW1” and “1SW”

LOT 103

1995 Bentley Brooklands

Long Wheel Base Model

Replacing the Bentley Mulsanne and ‘Eight’ models came the Bentley Brooklands, a new and slightly more affordable option unveiled in 1998. Designed in classic Bentley fashion the full-size luxury...

LOT 104

1997 BMW 840ci Sport

two private owners and 14,000 miles from new

The wonderfully dramatic BMW 8 Series Coupé was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1989 and positively bristled with innovations, as befitted the flagship model from the makers...

LOT 105

1967 Honda S800

One of only 15 UK-delivered cars

Not surprisingly, considering that it was - and still is - the world’s largest producer of motorcycles, Honda’s first sports cars featured technology borrowed from its Grand Prix-winning two-wheelers....

LOT 106

1930 Roll-Royce 20/25 Landaulette by Mann Egerton​

Long term single family ownership

Over the past eight decades the 20/25HP Rolls-Royce has earned an enviable reputation of being among the most dependable, satisfying and highest-quality pre-war models of all. Produced from 1929...

LOT 107

1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

The advent of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley ‘S’ series in 1955 was surely one of the main reasons behind the demise of most of the few remaining...

LOT 108

1973 Porsche 911T Targa

Matching numbers

Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the...

LOT 109

1964 Jaguar Mark II 3.4

Recent £30k+ refurbishment

Although the Mk I was a great success, selling four times as many as the larger Jaguar saloons, Jaguar boss William Lyons was not content. He knew it...

LOT 110

1993 Mercedes-Benz E500

From 1991 to 1994, Mercedes-Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124.036). The 500 E was created in close cooperation with Porsche. With its...

LOT 111

1971 Morgan Plus 8

With one family from new

Searching for new engines in the 1960s, Morgan concluded a deal with Rover for supply of its all-aluminium 3.5-litre V8, thus creating a car that combined Vintage-era charm...

LOT 112

1964 Morris Mini Cooper S Mark 1 Wood & Pickett Conversion Ex Jaguar Works Driver Bob Grossman

Wood & Pickett Conversion

The notion that the Mini might have a future as anything other than basic transport was an anathema, the idea of a high-performance version was laughable. One man though,...

LOT 113

1972 BMW E9 CSi Right-Hand Drive

With BMW looking to push the marque further upmarket, the combination of their bahn-storming six cylinder engine and a pretty but underpowered Coupé in its portfolio, it was almost...

LOT 114

1958 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe

The final rendition of the XK appeared in May 1957. Easily identifiable by its higher scuttle and door line, and much wider grille, the XK150 retained the mechanical...

LOT 115

1996 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Right Hand Drive Manual example

Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1994, the Ferrari F355 Berlinetta was styled by Pininfarina and would be the successor to the ageing 348. It brought...

LOT 116

1999 Porsche 996 GT3 Series 1

The Porsche 996 was an all-new design made by Harm Lagaay – the first new 911 that didn’t carry over a significant component from a previous variant. All...

LOT 117

1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Roadster 745

The seventh series (1930 model) encompassed three sub-series: the Standard Eight, Speedster and Custom & Deluxe Eight (respective references 740 and 745). The latter represented Packard's top of the...

LOT 118

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Rare Right Hand Drive

Alongside its hyper-expensive race-bred sports car – the 300SL – Mercedes-Benz offered the less exotic but no less refined 190 SL. Announced in 1954 and based on the 180...

LOT 119

1960 Mercedes 220SE Ponton Cabriolet – 1 of only 17 delivered in RHD

1 of only 17 examples produced in Right Hand Drive

Mercedes-Benz reintroduced six-cylinder models to its range in 1951 with the 220 and 300 types, both of which were shown at the Frankfurt Show in the spring of...

LOT 120

1988 Jaguar XJ-S Convertible

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 it...

LOT 121

1934 Riley Lynx 12/6

Riley's 9hp four-cylinder twin-cam engine was one of the most advanced of its day, so it can have caused little surprise when the Coventry manufacturer created its first six...

LOT 122

1974 Lamborghini Espada Series II

Rare Right-Hand Drive example

In 1963 Ferruccio Lamborghini took the motoring world by storm by announcing a brand new high performance gran turismo, the 350GTV.  In production form this outrageous machine...

LOT 123

1974 Ferrari Dino

Right Hand Drive example

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...

LOT 124

1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

Whilst some V8 Volantes had already been fitted with Vantage engines, plans for a production V8 Vantage Volante began back in 1984 under the internal code name of DP2014...

LOT 125

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe

RHD with recent £48,000 restoration

The 3.5-litre version of the 280SE typifies the resurgence of larger-engined Mercedes-Benz models that began in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the progressive easing of fiscal constraints,...

LOT 126

1977 Ferrari 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’

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

1938 BMW 328 Roadster

Mille Miglia Eligible

Bayerische Motoren Werke grew from the merger of two aero engine manufacturers during World War I. The post war rules forbidding the manufacture of aeronautical machinery forced the company...

LOT 128

1962 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe

Introduced in the autumn of 1959 and described as 'arguably the best looking' by Martin Bennett' in his book 'Bentley Continental', the S2 version typically cost some 40%...

LOT 129

1959 Facel Vega HK 500

Long Term single family ownership

The advertising slogan for the Facel Vega HK500 put it in a nutshell: “For the Few Who Own the Finest”. The few included Pablo Picasso, Ringo Starr, Tony Curtis,...

LOT 130

1998 Ferrari 355 GTS

This lovely 355 is not only finished in the rare and sought-after colour combination of Nero Daytona over Nero, but is also one of the more desirable GTS variants,...

LOT 131

1953 Jaguar XK120 Drop Head 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 style...

LOT 132

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia by Oakley Design

This limited edition 458, offered with full Ferrari main dealer service history, has been very well cared for throughout its life. With a modest 11,400 miles recorded from new,...

LOT 133

1986 Renault 5 Turbo 2

In 1980 Renault introduced the new R5 Turbo as a pure homologation special to compete in Group 4 racing and international rallies. The 5 Turbo was based on the...

LOT 134

1958 Fiat 600 Multipla

One of only three Right-Hand drive examples currently regisrered with Fiat in Italy

Fiat’s pioneering Multipla, forerunner to the many people-movers we see on the roads today, was based on its universally successful 600 model. Designed by the talented Dante Giacosa, the...

LOT 135

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

During the 50’s, when Mercedes-Benz were the dominant force in top-level motor sport, the undisputed flagship of the firm’s production car range was the stunning 300SL sports car. Highly...

LOT 136

1977 Maserati Bora 4.9

Maserati needs no introduction. Already a legendary racing marque before the war, the company turned to the limited production of sports cars for the road in the 1950s. These...

LOT 138

2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

The first model to be rolled out was the 360 Modena, followed later by the 360 Spider, and finally, as a special edition, the Challenge Stradale, which was the...

LOT 139

1980 Ferrari 308 GTSi

Delivered new to the owner of the San Francisco 49ers

Introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1975, the contemporary styled 308 GTB – Ferrari’s second V8 road car – marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed...

LOT 141

1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 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 cylinder...

LOT 142

1926 Bayliss-Thomas Speedster

When Messrs Bayliss and Thomas, well established motorcycle manufacturers in Birmingham under the name Excelsior, entered the car industry in the early post-World War One period, they were obliged...

LOT 143

1989 BMW 635Csi Highline

1st owner for over 20 years

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...

LOT 144

1989 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe

One private owner from new

Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged Grand Routière, rather than an out-and-out sports car like the preceding E-Type, the XJ-S debuted at the 1976 Frankfurt Motor Show as a...

LOT 145

1932 Alvis TJ 12/50 Ducks Back

The 12/50 was withdrawn between 1929 and 1930 when the company decided that the future lay with the front-wheel drive FD and FE models, but when these did not...

LOT 146

1938 Buick Special Series 40 Albemarle Drophead Coupé by Carlton Carriage Company Ltd.

Right Hand Drive Example - Long term single family ownership

Inventor David Dunbar Buick built his first automobile in Detroit, Michigan in 1903. More designer than businessman, Buick's lack of talent in the latter role led to his business...

LOT 147

1982 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3

49,000 miles from new and offered with 12 moths MOT

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...