His­torics at­tributes its largest sin­gle-day sale to qual­ity

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - Theo Ford- Sagers

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.

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