Double Delights at Historics’ London Auction on 25th February
Remember the adage about waiting for a bus and then two coming along at once?
As entries closed on Historics’ start-studded auction at London Olympia on Saturday 25th February the same could be said to apply, albeit in stark contrast to the ubiquitous double decker...
The Ferrari Dino 246 GT is one of those classics that will remain immortal. Designed by Pininfarina, built by Scaglietti and named by Enzo Ferrari to honour his son nicknamed
‘Alfredino’ - who passed away tragically in 1956 - the car has all the stripes to ensure it will be celebrated through all time.
Historics is proudly offering a brace of these exceptionally collectible classics, one a 1971 example, the other two years its junior. Both are right-hand drive, finished in Ferrari’s signature red coachwork and are exactly as you would expect having benefitted from the consummate care of their passionate owners since new, together with professional restoration.
Both cars have an evocative yet very different story to tell; one owned, thoroughly enjoyed and pampered by its enthusiast vendor for nearly 50 years, the other bestowed with Ferrari Classiche paperwork amongst its fully documented history and meticulously presentation.
Rarely, if ever, have two Ferrari Dinos of this quality come to sale together at auction. Both are estimated at £260,000-£280,000 and offer serious enthusiasts and collectors an exceptional opportunity to purchase a wonderful piece of history.
For full details, see HERE
Equal stars of the Historics sale – although for an entirely different reason - are a brace of Mini Coopers, the ‘go-faster’ version of the original Mini launched two years later.
A ‘Cooper’, named from the collaboration between Mini designer Alec Issigonis and motorsport aficionado, John Cooper, won the British Saloon Car Championship in 1962, spawning the sensational motorsport success of the Cooper ‘S’ thereafter.
Consequently, the Mini Cooper thoroughly deserves its place in the hallmark of motorsport fame.
First registered in 1964, the Morris Mini Cooper entered in Historics sale is in wonderful condition, featuring its original engine, gearbox and bodyshell and has benefitted from a full restoration which was completed in 2019. It presents extremely well with correct Almond Green paintwork plus the contrasting Old English White roof and original interior.
Full details HERE:
Two years its junior is the second of the two Coopers on sale, this a 1966 Austin Mini Cooper, in its original Tweed grey coachwork, again with a correct Old English White roof. No stone was left unturned in the pursuit of perfection during its complete restoration which is fully documented in text and photographs.
This Cooper is remarkable too in another way as it comes with the provenance of being from the private collection of Jamiroquai’s front man, Jay Kay.
Full details HERE
The Historics sale at the London Classic Car Show at Olympia, West London starts at noon on Saturday 25th February, with viewing the day before and on the morning of the sale. Entry to the sale for show visitors is by catalogue purchased in advance or at the entrance to the auction. Viewing of all entries is free to show visitors on Friday 24th, plus after the sale and on Sunday 26th February.
For full details of all 100 entries, see here
To register to bid - in hall, by phone and online - and to follow the auction online, see here