Austin Seven wins again

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling - 01778 422686, www. gold­ingy­oung.com DAVID BROWN, AS­SO­CIATE ED­I­TOR

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.

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