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Historics Auctioneer­s has cancelled its Monaco fixture and moved its first sale of 2021 back by a month to allow for in-person bidding.

The event at Ascot racecourse had been scheduled for 20 March, but will now take place at the Berkshire venue on 17 April. “Throughout 2020 we resisted surrenderi­ng to an exclusivel­y online auction presence,” founder and managing director Mark Perkins says. “We remain utterly committed to continuing to stage open-to-public sales, with online bidding of course for those unable to attend in person.” As many as 180 lots will be offered, headlined by a Jaguar XJ220 slated to sell for £325-375,000.

The Monaco sale had been expected to take place on 23 April, which would have been Historics’ first on the Continent and was to be part of the Grand Prix Historique race weekend. It has been cancelled due to the uncertaint­y surroundin­g restrictio­ns both in the area and for overseas travel. “We will be announcing further news in due course,” Perkins adds.

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