Two beautiful - and very different - Bentleys head the entry list for H&H Classic Auctions’ sale of collectors’ cars, motorcycles and automobilia at Buxton, Derbyshire on December 7/8.
The 1953 Bentley 'R' Type Drophead Coupe combines Hollywood-style glamour with top-quality British engineering. This stunningly-presented claret and ivory convertible is a national concours winner, following a three-year rebuild. With a mileage of just 2,300 since the rebuild it carries an estimate of £130,000-£150,000.
Those looking to combine timeless Bentley elegance with a sporting lifestyle should be tempted by the 1950 Bentley Mk VI Woody Shooting Brake. The estimate for this distinctive, Balmoral green, wood-trimmed machine - which has been fully crafted, specifically as an estate vehicle for hunting, fishing and shooting, by eminent coachbuilder Rod Jolley - is £70,000-£80,000.
Glamorous open-top motoring is also provided by the 1933 Lagonda 16/80 four-seat Tourer. This stylish car originally started life as a saloon. It has been fully restored by restoration specialist Tony Briar. Estimate - £34,000-£38,000.
Also on offer at Buxton is an extremely rare 1921 Angus Sanderson 14hp Tourer. This charming little car was once owned by well-known collector Jack Beagle, and carries an estimate of £8,000-£12,000.
Entries for the motorcycle sale include a 1937 Velocette MAC (estimate £3,500-£4,500), a fully-restored 1947 Scott Flying Squirrel (estimate £2,500-£3,500) and a 1930 Sunbeam Lion (estimate £2,500-£3,500).
The automobilia sale features a number of items which would make ideal, affordable Christmas presents for car enthusiasts. The entries include a host of original sales brochures and press kits from manufacturers ranging from Audi and BMW through to Minerva and Renault. Estimates start at just £40.
Further information on the sale is available via www.classic-auctions.comPublished 20 November 2004