Rare 1920s French racing voiturettes all sold above estimate at Historics Classic Car Auction.

Published 01 December 2013

An exquisite collection of painstakingly restored French Amilcars and Senechals was sold in its entirety at Historics 30th November sale held at Mercedes Benz World, Weybridge.

Each one had undergone disassembly, many years of searching for parts, then reassembly with meticulous, almost obsessional attention to detail by the late Trevor Pask, who died suddenly in 2011, and the cars were offered for sale by his bereaved family.

The 1924 Senechal TS2 was acquired by Mr Pask in 1975 and as a tribute to his fine work sold for £22,500, £7,500 above its highest estimate.

Another Senechal, this a 1924 Grand Sport, also acquired in 1975, sold for £21,500.

Senechal Red Historics Nov 2013

The 1925 Amilcar CS sold for £19,000, but the star of the collection, a 1927 Amilcar CGSS Special Roadster, originally purchased by Mr Pask in 1973 as a basket case, and, after a long search for parts, finally rebuilt in 1984. fetched a resounding £46,000 - £11,000 over its top estimate.

The undoubted star of the auction was a stunning supercharged 1930 Alfa Romeo 1750 6C Gran Sport, estimated at £280,000 to £320,000 that apparently saw a top bid of £310,000.

A lovely 1941 BMW 327/28 Cabriolet sold for £110,000.

A recreation of the 1989 Michael Keaton ‘Batmobile’ sold for £65,000, helped on its way by the presence of a recreation of Batman himself.

Batmobile Historics Nov 2013

The 1911 Vulcan 15.9hp two-seater, unearthed from a house hallway where it had been kept as an ornament for 28 years made £41,000, comfortably over-estimate. According to one of the dealers, “there’s  money in Brass.” Basically, pre-WW1 cars are becoming increasingly collectable by investors.

The extraordinary 1935 Mercedes-Benz 290 ‘Lang’ Pullman limousine ran out of bids at a disappointing £57,000. Disappointing because to restore that much car to that standard would cost upwards of £200,000.

The Mini Alfasud special didn’t make it at all, bidding to only £1,900.

Mini Alfasud Historics Nov 2013

A characteristic of the sale was the number of Porsche 911s turned into 1973 RS lookalikes, an even greater number of Mercedes-Benz SLs, and one less than eight Jaguar E-Types (one was withdrawn).

I’ve listed them additionally in date-order to help anyone looking for such a car work out what to pay.

With the Porsches, originality is where the money is, so a 130PS 911T made to look like a 1973RS will never be worth more than a third of the value of a good, genuine early 190PS 911S.

Apparently Mercedes-Benz R107 SLs from 1984 and before are the ones that rust, but 1985s onwards were electro-galvanized.

And as for E-Types there’s nothing like pedigree, which is why a 1962 ‘flat floor’ 3.8 coupe once run by ‘Lofty’ England, but far from perfect, sold for £68,000, while a beautifully restored 1964 S1 didn’t sell.

That SIII 4.2 coupe, by the way, isn’t a typo. It was one of four development cars for the 5.3 V12 SIII and the only one with RHD, which makes it unique, but not especially desirable.

 

All hammer prices plus 10% commission, plus VAT = +12%.

 

s = sold, p = provisional, n/s = not sold at hammer price

 

202 1994 Austin Mini, 61,030 miles, no reserve  £2,200s

203 1970 Triumph Spitfire Mk III, hard-top, 32,350 miles £5,200s

204 1971 Volkswagen Beetle 1300, 28,657 miles £6,200p

205 1975 Triumph TR6, 60,828 miles £7,800s

206 1970 Lotus Europa S2 £8,000 not sold

207 1971 MGBGT supercharged towcar £5,100p

208 2001 built ‘Locost’ roadster, Triumph 2000 engine £3,400s

209 1975 Mercedes-Benz W114 200 manual, 83,248 miles £1,700s

210 1979 MG Midget Mk IV, 51,834 miles £3,500p

211 1958 Autobianchi Bianchina cabrio £9,000 not sold

Autobianchini Historics Nov 2013

212 1993 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL280 £12,500p

213 2001 Range Rover 5.0 Chevrolet Overfinch £3,000s

214 1971 Ford Escort Mk 1 Mexico race car £8,250 not sold

215 1989 Daimler DS420 Limousine, 94,150 miles £5,700 not sold

216 1975 Jaguar XJ-C 5.3 cabrio conversion, 48,200 miles £14,500s

217 1978 Triumph Stag manual, hard top, 66,264 miles £11,500s

218 1984 Jaguar XJSC 3.6, 66,000 miles £4,900 not sold

219 1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1, 49,787 warranted £7,300p

220 1968 MGC GT automatic, 99,732 miles £8,000s

221 1965 Daimler 250 V8 auto, PAS, 87,721 miles £13,000s

222 1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 300SL, 89,311 miles £12,250s

223 1968 MGC roadster manual £9,500s

224 2000 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 RHD, 75,000 miles £3,800s

225 1974 Mercedes-Benz W214 230-4 auto, 75,956 miles £1,900p

226 1975 Alfa Romeo 1600GT Junior (2,000), £12,000s

227 1990 Bentley Mulsanne S Paul Karslake Empire Car £12,500s

228 1978 MGB GT with chrome bumpers, £5,500 not sold

229 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint, 52,500 miles £19,750 not sold

230 1995 Audi RS2 Avant, 108,000 miles £11,250s

Audi RS2 Avant 1995 Historics Nov 2013

231 1987 BMW 635CSI, 156,000 miles £1,800s

232 2010 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Night Edition 12k miles £26,500s

233 2003 Bentley Arnage T, 33,000 miles £26,000s

234 2004 Mercedes-Benz AMG Sprinter Withdrawn

235 1968 Jaguar D-Type RAM replica £35,000p

236 1989 Michael Keaton Batmobile recreation £65,000

237 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 cabrio, 66k miles £15,000s

Meserschmitt KR200 Historics Nov 2013

258 1953 MGTF 1,250, 47,935 miles £19,800n/s

239 1969 Jaguar E-Type SII roadster, 38,600 miles £38,000p

240 1972 MGB GT V8 Sebring racer recreation £9.500s

241 1935 Austin ‘Low Loader’ taxi £25,000s

242 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1300 Spider, 30k miles £30,000s

243 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300b Adenauer, RHD £25,750s

244 1965 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 LHD roadster £34,000s

245 1961 Jaguar 3.4 Mk II manual £12,250s

246 1954 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn (missed price)

247 1960 Jensen 541R, 64,160 miles £35,000s

248 1972 Jaguar E-Type SIII 4.2 coupe, 50,34 miles £34,000s

249 1963 Chrysler Imperial Custom, 52,000 miles £11,500s

250 1972 Ford Mustang convertible auto £9,200p

251 1922 American LaFrance Open Speedster £20,000 not sold

252 1970 Pontiac Firebird 350 coupe auto £24,000s

253 1966 Ford Mustang V8 auto fastback £23,000p

254 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, 93,451 miles £4,800 not sold

255 2001 AC Cobra 427 replica by DAX (Rover V8) £18,500s

256 1968 Dodge Charger 440 R/T, 51,000 miles £17,750s

257 1985 Aston Martin Lagonda, 36,000 miles £9,000s

258 2009 AC Ace by Hawk Triumph 2.5 six, £23,500s

259 1952 Alvis TA21 Tickford DHC, 36,565 miles £15,000 not sold

260 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/325 Tickford cabriolet £39,000p

261 1911 Vulcan 15.9hp 2-seater, 9,165 miles £41,000s

262 1937 Talbot 105 Speed Sport saloon, £31,500s

263 1962 Jaguar E-Type S1 FHC Lofty England £68,000s

264 1953 Nash Healey 4.1 six roadster £49,000p

265 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL £49,000p

266 1989 Arrows A11 F1 race car £79,000p

267 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith limo, 24k miles £37,000p

268 1973 Porsche 911T to ‘R’ Spec £22,000 not sold

269 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E auto, s/r, 77k miles £2,000s

270 1985 Ferrari 308GTS V12, 44,000 miles £26,000p

271 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster, 28,250 miles £65,000s

272 1972 Porsche 911S, 125,000 miles £66,500s

273 1999 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500, 75k miles £7,100s

274 1980 Mercedes Benz R129 500SL, 60k miles £9,500s

275 1938 Lancia/MG monoposto special £12,500s

276 1924 Senechal TS2 (Trevor Pask) £22,500s

277 1924 Senechal Grand Sport (Trevor Pask) £21,500s

278 1929 Amilcar M2 4-seat tourer (Trevor Pask) £13,700s

279 1925 Amilcar CS (Trevor Pask) £19,000s

280 1927 Amilcar CGSS Special (Trevor Pask) £46,000s

281 1934 Riley Nine Kestrel saloon £14,000 not sold

282 1941 BMW 327/328 Cabriolet £110,000s

283 1930 Alfa Romeo 1750 6C Gran Sport £310,000p

Alfa 1750 6C 1930 Historics Nov 2013

284 1973 Jaguar E-Type SIII V12 roadster auto £43,500p

285 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera/1973 RS spec £28,500p

286 1966 Aston Martin DB6 auto, PAS, £152,000p

287 1935 Mercedes-Benz 290 Lang Pullman limo £57,000n/s

288 2000 Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Volante £23,000n/s

289 1970 Porsche 911T to 1973RS spec £29,000 not sold

290 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220SE cabrio, 33,555 miles £56,000n/s

291 1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 S1 FHC, £70,000 not sold

292 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, 38k miles £41,000n/s

293 1953 Lancia Aurelia B10S £20,500 not sold

294 1930 Rolls Royce 20/25 with 2-seat body £17,500n/s

295 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera to 1973 RS spec £19,500s

296 1969 Jaguar E-Type SII 2+2 manual (Withdrawn)

297 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750 Duetto Spider £13,800s

298 1998 Ferrari 355 F1 Spider, 38,453 miles £35,000p

299 1968 Jaguar E-Type SII FHC LHD for resto £14,500s

300 2001 Porsche 911 996 GT3R £26,000 not sold

301 1953 Bentley R-Type Standard Steel (missed price)

302 1952 Bentley Mk Vi Standard Steel £13,500 not sold

303 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera to 1973 RS spec (missed price)

304 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL manual £30,000 not sold

305 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cab conversion £42,000n/s

306 1973 Jensen Interceptor SIII £10,000s

307 1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 300SL, 146k miles £6,000p

308 1987 Mercedes-Benz R107 500SL, 85k miles £11,000s

309 1972 MGB Roadster, 98,925 miles £7,000p

310 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE, 41,700 miles £7,700p

311 1983 BMW 628CSi, 84,000 miles £2,700s

312 1989 Range Rover 500i Overfinch £4,000p

313 1960 FIAT 1100 saloon £4,900p

314 1986 Mercedes-Benz R107 420SL, 119,705 miles £11,600s

315 1992 Reynolds Boughton RB44 AWD, 4k miles £5,600p+VAT

316 1982 Mercedes-Benz R107 380SL, 176k miles £4,200p

317 1989 Bentley Eight, 112,556 miles £4,800p

318 1967 Morris Minor 1000 convertible conversion £6,000p

319 1987 Austin Mini Mayfair, 11,050 miles £2,800p

320 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E £20,000s

321 1987 Ford Capri 2.8i, 64,353 miles £6,000s

322 1981 Mini Alfasud Volvo special £1,900p

323 1984 Mercedes-Benz R107 380SL, 119k miles £2,600s

324 1981 Panther Lima, 45,614 miles £4,200s

325 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL, 179k miles £1,650s

326 1990 BMW 320i convertible, 26,143 miles £6,000s

327 1984 Mercedes-Benz R107 280SL, 190k miles £2,600s

328 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE, 137,360 miles £1,600s

 

Porsche 911s in Date Order

272 1972 Porsche 911S, 125,000 miles £66,500s

268 1973 Porsche 911T to ‘R’ Spec £22,000 not sold

303 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera to 1973 RS spec (missed price)

295 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera to 1973 RS spec £19,500s

285 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera/1973 RS spec £28,500p

271 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster, 28,250 miles £65,000s

300 2001 Porsche 911 996 GT3R £26,000 not sold

 

Mercedes-Benz SLs in Date Order

265 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL £49,000p

304 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL manual £30,000 not sold

274 1980 Mercedes Benz R129 500SL, 60k miles £9,500s

316 1982 Mercedes-Benz R107 380SL, 176k miles £4,200p

327 1984 Mercedes-Benz R107 280SL, 190k miles £2,600s

323 1984 Mercedes-Benz R107 380SL, 119k miles £2,600s

314 1986 Mercedes-Benz R107 420SL, 119,705 miles £11,600s

308 1987 Mercedes-Benz R107 500SL, 85k miles £11,000s

307 1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 300SL, 146k miles £6,000p

222 1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 300SL, 89,311 miles £12,250s

325 1989 Mercedes Benz 500SEL, 179k miles £1,650s

212 1993 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL280 £12,500p

273 1999 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500, 75k miles £7,100s

224 2000 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 RHD, 75,000 miles £3,800s

 

Jaguar E-Types in Date Order

263 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 S1 FHC Lofty England £68,000s

291 1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 S1 FHC, £70,000 not sold

244 1965 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 LHD roadster £34,000s

299 1968 Jaguar E-Type SII FHC LHD for resto £14,500s

239 1969 Jaguar E-Type SII roadster, 38,600 miles £38,000p

248 1972 Jaguar E-Type SIII 4.2 coupe, 50,34 miles £34,000s

284 1973 Jaguar E-Type SIII V12 roadster auto £43,500p

 

After auction sale details and details of the next Historics Classic and Collectors Car Auction at Historics

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