One-off flies in sale
A Costin-Nathan works prototype ‘garage find’ race car sold for three times its estimate at H&H Classics’ Chateau Impney sale on 10 July.
It had been estimated to fetch £25,00-30,000, but surged to an impressive £80,000 on the day.
It emerged from its 45-year sleep when a Manchester company carried out a house clearance. Racing as both a Spyder and GT in the 1960s, the two-seater requires a total restoration. Basically complete, it comes with a Hewland MkV gearbox and Ford-based four-cylinder TwinCam engine in pieces.
Former race-driver, John Markey, who runs the H&H Classics Hindhead Surrey operation, says: ‘ This is a special car. From a personal angle, the car was a delight to drive. It was very quick in its class and was blessed with neutral handling.’
This unique 1966 costin-Nathan smashed pre-sale estimates for H&H.