Austin Seven wins again
REVIEW: Collective Sale including Automobilia, Golding Young & Mawer, Bourne, Lincolnshire, 8 February
At the Easter 1932 Brooklands Meeting, LP Driscoll driving an Austin Seven broke the lap record for cars of the 750cc class, achieving 103.11mph. A framed contemporary Austin poster commemorating this achievement proved to be a big hit among the automobilia lots at Bourne on 8 February, selling for a hammer price of £750 against its modest estimate of £80-120.
Another impressive framed 1930s poster – this time featuring the Michelin man designed by René Vincent – sold for £600, well above its £100-150 estimate.
An upright Dunlop Tyres enamel sign made £340, while a Pirelli Tyres blue and yellow enamel sign realised £380.
A framed photographic print showing BRM V16s at Goodwood in 1952 sold for £50, while a pair of framed prints including a Citroën DS19 taking part in the East African Safari Rally, April 1965, provided one of the day’s best buys at £18. At the following day’s Toy Sale at Bourne, £650 was paid for a quantity of boxed Moko Lesney Matchbox diecast vehicles, estimated at £200-300.