One-off flies in sale

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ❚ www.handh.co.uk

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.

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