Classic cars fly in close formation with $2.25m Spitfire at Bonhams' $5m 98% sale
An eclectic mix of cars at the 'Historics at Brooklands' auction, from a 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost to a 'Ghostbusters' Cadillac...
An original and unmolested example of a Ferrari F40 is a last-minute addition to the 70+ classic vehicles that will come under the hammer at the Historics at Brooklands auction on Saturday, 25th September. This 1989 pre-cat model has a recorded mileage of just 10,500 miles, and is expected to sell for £280,000 - £320,000.
Also up for sale is a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, with the extremely rare factory hard top. Chassis DB5C/1275/R is presented in brilliant white with red hide and matching red mohair hood, with just over 100,000 miles. Over its lifetime, the car has undergone two engine rebuilds (1975 and 1986) and comes with a comprehensive history file with MoT certificates dating back to 1975.
A 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Salamanca is poised to appear at the sale, and this particular car is well know in Rolls-Royce circles. 112 JH achieved a world-record hammer price for a Springfield Ghost at auction in the UK during 1977 for £38,000. With extensive documentation detailing many years of effortless and ultra-reliable motoring, the car is expected to fetch offers in the region of £120,000 - £145,000.
Any Roald Dahl fans will be pleased to see the 1982 BMW 732i, originally bought by the man himself from a dealership in High Wycombe. 20% of the profits will go to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. The first BMW’s to feature service interval indicators and a quirky climate control system, this eminently reliable and intriguing car has completed over 100,000 miles and is described as good throughout.
The Ghostbusters Cadillac offered here was originally rescued from a Church in Maryland, USA. Having previously been fettled for use in Church parades, including having its roof removed, coachbuilder Chris Reynolds saved the car after it was discarded, and has since spent over £65,000 turning it into one of the most sought-after promo and private-hire vehicles in Europe. Whilst the car’s exterior represents a faithful recreation of the 1984 film car, ‘Ecto 1’s interior has been designed as a luxurious limousine, benefiting from a £7000 refit that includes three leather-clad bench seats designed to transport suitors in style. Estimates range between £75,000 and £85,000.
For a full list of consigned cars, visit the Historics at Brooklands website.