era rally cars for sale
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.endurorally.com