era rally cars for sale

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A trio of his­toric rally cars once owned by the late En­durance Rally As­so­ci­a­tion founder Philip Young is set to fetch more than £100,000.

They will be auc­tioned by Bon­hams at its Good­wood Re­vival sale on 10 Septem­ber – Bon­hams was cho­sen to han­dle the sale as the his­toric ral­ly­ing supremo had a long stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with the auc­tion house. Pro­ceeds from the sale will go to his es­tate.

Young used the cars for up to 30 years. Best as­so­ci­ated with him was the Rover SD1 3500 A377 VUK. It’s one of two ex­works sur­vivors from a can­celled long dis­tance rally pro­gramme and was used in Group A rac­ing and re­con­nais­sance work by Tony Pond be­fore be­ing left in Dubai. It’s be­ing sold with a guide price of £40,000-60,000.

A TR7 V8 built as an evo­ca­tion of Tony Pond’s 1980 Ypres-win­ning car will also be listed from Young’s col­lec­tion. Built at a cost of £110,000, it has com­peted in mul­ti­ple his­toric rally events and has a guide price of £20-30,000. The third is a Vaux­hall Chevette HS in road spec­i­fi­ca­tion. It has had a fully doc­u­mented en­gine re­build and re­spray and is ex­pected to sell for £16-20,000.

Jane Young, ERA com­pany di­rec­tor and Philip’s part­ner, says: ‘Philip’s pas­sion for ral­ly­ing ex­tended far be­yond or­gan­is­ing world­wide events, he was also just as an en­thu­si­as­tic com­peti­tor. Know­ing how he en­joyed ral­ly­ing and these cars, it seems only right that they find new own­ers who will share Philip’s pas­sion and use them as they were in­tended.’ Mur­ray scul­lion www.en­duro­

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