Historics at Brooklands has the best base of any auction house. As the name suggests, its home is Brooklands, the first permanent race track in the world. With the surviving buildings and banking as its backdrop, it’s small wonder Historics has become hugely popular with sellers and buyers.
Historics holds its next sale this coming Saturday (11 June) and the catalogue is both hugely varied and (mostly) affordably priced. Here’s our top picks.
1968 Ford Escort Twin Cam – The original fast Escort, with engine from the Lotus Cortina. Only 883 hand built and now very rare. This one is in concours condition. Sold for: £43,680
1972 Ford Cortina 2000 GXL Crayford – Hen’s teeth-rare drop-top conversion. More of a big sunroof than a true convertible, but it’ll still get the wind in your hair. You could eat your dinner off this one. Sold for: £7,616
1991 Range Rover CSK – Rare (200 built) special edition 3-door model, with ultra-luxe interior, tightened handling and tuned 185bhp V8. This one is in fine fettle. Sold for: £22,960
1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo 1 – Possibly the ultimate Integrale, with 210bhp and sorted handling. This one has rebuilt suspension and is in a fabulous colour. Not sold
1992 VW Transporter Syncro – Dread to think how much money has been spent restoring and modifying this. Will go absolutely anywhere; power from tuned 2.3 Audi engine. So cool. Buy now: £40,000
1996 AC Ace Brooklands – Rare-groove Brit-built roadster. One of only 46, powered by 5.0 Ford V8 and in lovely condition. A very fine cruiser. Sold for: £28,500
1996 Mercedes E320 Sportline Cabriolet – One of the finest 4-seat drop-tops there has ever been, in desirable spec. No sports car, but rapid and very comfortable. This one’s a peach. Not sold
1999 Fiat Barchetta – Delicious little roadster, quite quick with 130bhp and fun to drive despite FWD chassis. This one has been well looked after. Sold for: £6,720
2002 Renault Avantime V6 Privilege – Weird Espace-based coupe that’s still one of the coolest cars ever. Masses of space and very luxurious. This top-spec one looks proper. Sold for: £3,360
2003 BMW Z3M Coupe – It’s ugly, but it’s also one of the best-handling cars of all time. This late example has the desirable S54 engine from the E46 M3. Sold for: £51,520
2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia 16M – Open top Scud, celebrating Ferrari’s 16 F1 manufacturers’ titles. As mind-bending to drive as the coupe, but with the screaming V8 engine in surround sound. Buy now: £205,000
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