RECORD ENTRIES FOR HISTORICS AUCTION
Historics attributes its largest single-day sale to quality
A1961 Aston Martin DB6 that hasn’t been driven in at least 35 years will headline Historics’ largest single-day sale yet.
A total of nearly 200 classics will go under the hammer this Saturday (20 May), when Historics’ team of auctioneers make their debut at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire.
With consignments representing a wide variety of cars and prices, Historics will offer more vehicles in a day than in its seven-year history, after the decision was made to raise the original limit up from 150 due to the consistent supply of interesting entries. More than 30 of the vehicles are scheduled to be auctioned with no reserve.
Historics’ auction director, Edward Bridger- Stille, says: ‘Ascot Racecourse offers a well-positioned, well-appointed location for a good quality classic car auction. It has great assets – which I don’t believe have been fully exploited at past auctions here.
‘This sale gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our mantra of fulfilling the interests of the widest community of classic car enthusiasts and collectors, which we believe stands us apart in the UK classic car auction business.’
Building on Historics’ spectacular sale of a project Jaguar E-type Series 1, which reached a dizzying £145,600 at the company’s previous auction in March, the Ascot auction will offer a pair of rare and interesting restoration projects: a right-hand-drive 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL Lightweight; and a 1967 Aston Martin DB6 that was last taxed in 1982, both of which will be auctioned with no reserve.
Other highlights include five Alfa Romeos from the 1960s and ’70s, among them a 1961 Giulietta Spider (estimate £55,000-£65,000), plus a 1995 Jaguar XJ220 S (estimate £325,000-£375,000) and various Fords and Mercedes-Benzes.