H&H's September Sale Has Something For Everybody

One of the key car lots so far entered for H&H’s September 20/21 auction in Buxton, Derbyshire, is a 1903 De Dion Bouton 8hp, reputedly once the property of Brigitte Bardot. A perfect mount for the annual London to Brighton run (it has an entry for this year), this fine veteran is finished in maroon with black trim and carries an estimate of £40,000-£50,000.

Already an established competitor in this popular event is the 1902 Rochet Type D Voiturette Vis-à-vis 4.5hp (£25,000-£28,000). Older, still, but requiring a fair degree of recommissioning is the pre-1900 Hurtu-Benz (£20,000-£25,000).

On the button and resplendent in green coachwork with black trim following a £47,000 restoration is the rare 1906 C.G.V 20hp Open Drive Landaulette (£24,000-£28,000), while vintage entries currently include a restored 1927 Rolls-Royce 20hp Tourer (£24,000-£28,000), a RHD 1928 Dodge Victory Six (£7,500-£8,500) and a superb 1930 Buick Marquette 30/37 (£18,000-£20,000).

1950s contributions include a pretty 1959 ‘Frogeye’ Sprite with hard top and wire wheels (£5,000-£6,000), a 1954 Healey 100 modified to M-Spec (£18,000-£22,000), an outstanding Lea Francis 14hp Saloon (£5,500-£6,500) and a stunning 1958 Aston Martin DB MKIII Drophead Coupe (£62,000-£68,000).

Representatives of the 1960s range from a very clean and fully documented 1969 Rolls-Royce Mulliner Park Ward two-door Coupe (£9,500-£11,000) to a pretty Ferrari 365GT 2+2 that has been barn stored since 1998 (£20,000-£22,000).

Later cars include a superb white (ideal for weddings!) 1974 Jaguar XJ6L (£3,000-£4,000), a lovely 1974 example of the rare BMW 2002 Cabriolet, an equally clean 1975 Mercedes 450SL (£8,000-£9,000) and a tidy 1970 Mercedes 220 Saloon with only 80,000 recorded miles (£1,500-£2,500).

For the competition minded, there is a trio of sporting Fords, namely a 1972 Works Escort RS1600, a 1989 GTD40 and 1986 RS200 Evolution.

Ex-Hailwood EMC plus other race and road bikes

Seven EMC motorcycles will be auctioned on September 21 and range from the revolutionary moped whose frame doubles as a fuel tank, to what is believed to be the Works 125cc Grand Prix machine on which Mike Hailwood won the Saar Grand Prix in 1962. That same year EMC finished second only to Honda in the manufacturers' 125cc World Championship.

BRM and Tony Mason Motorsport Memorabilia

In addition to a fine selection of enamel signs, mascots, and handbooks there will be no less than 8000-9000 car brochures up for grabs. A number of notable motorsport related items are on offer too - not least a range of desirable historic photos.

Among them is a complete album of prints charting the design and development of the original BRM Grand Prix car. This wonderful record of British Grand Prix history is estimated to fetch £800-£1000.

Of interest to many will be the rallying ephemera collected by former rally co-driver and TV personality Tony Mason. Among them are overalls, jackets, bags, banners, maps, posters, rally plates, trophies etc, some of which relate to the 1972 RAC Rally he won with the late Roger Clark.

The automobilia will be auctioned on Tuesday September 20 and the cars and motorcycles on Wednesday, September 21.

Further information on this and other H&H sales can be found at www.classic-auctions.com

4 September 2005 Staff

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