As we all ease tentatively from lockdown, auctions, shows and events are starting to emerge too. In occasional news round-ups we’ll bring you news of some of them.
This week we feature our friends at Historics Auctions next sale at Ascot.
From nearly 200 lots on offer we pick a few we think you might like.
A 1971 Ford Capri 3000E. Owned since early 2000’s by the current owner who has carried out some terrific mods and resto work. The V6 Essex engine has been rebuilt to 3.4ltrs and fitted with upgraded Webers. Not surprisingly it’s won a few rosettes at classic car shows. The car has been little used in recent years due to poor health of the owner and we guess that’s why it’s up for sale this month. (Lot 225)
1970 Ford Escort Mk I Twin Cam driven by Hannu Mikkola. Apart from this car being driven by the champ himself, appeared in various magazines, in storage for most of its later life, forming part of a small private collection, well known by the AVO Club who inspected/valued it, what more is there anyone would need to know? Get along and bid is our advice. (Lot 176)
1959 Rapier Coupé. Fully restored and ready to go. This wonderful Rapier has had success in a number of rallies with the vendor reporting “it performed superbly”. In prep for upcoming events the Rapier comes with spare tyres, battery cover, and added rear seats. Even without events it just looks like a cracking car to own. (Lot 155)
1976 Mini Margrave by Wood & Pickett. This Margrave started life as a Mini 1275 GT in 1976. It then went to Wood & Pickett and everything changed in this Mini’s life. The W&P treatment resulted in a unique bespoke Mini. As if that wasn’t enough, the last owner for the past 23 yrs commissioned another massive makeover several years ago including an engine upgrade to 1293cc, costing over £24k. Goodness knows it has had some money lavished on it. A very well sorted Mini and probably like no other, anywhere! (Lot 156)
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