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Gordon Willey collection heads for auction

Gordon Willey collection heads for auction Classic and Performance Car

Best of British heads to Bonhams Bond Street Sale.


Auction house Bonhams has announced the sale of the 12-car Gordon Willey collection.

Five of the cars, including an ex-Billy Cotton 1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster (£550,000 - 650,000) and a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon (£400,000 - 500,000), will be sold at Bonhams annual Bond Street Sale, taking place at Bonhams global headquarters at New Bond Street, London, on 6 December.

The remaining seven cars will be offered at Bonhams' December Sale, taking place at the Hendon RAF Museum on 10 December.

Those to be sold at the Hendon Museum include a 1938 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe (£150,000 - 180,000), a 1939 Bentley 4½-Litre Drophead Coupe (£140,000 - 170,000), and a Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur (£90,000 – 100,000).

Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman, said: “This incredible collection is offered by retired businessman, Mr. Gordon Willey. An avid enthusiast with a penchant for pre-war classics, the collection features a variety of motor cars from great British marques, Bentley, Aston Martin, Frazer Nash and Invicta.”

Other cars lined up from the collection for the Bond Street sale include a second Frazer Nash-designed vehicle in a 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupé (£380,000 - 420,000), a 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer with coachwork by Vanden Plas (£400,000 - 500,000), and an ex-Nigel Dawes 1934 Invicta 4½-Litre 'S' Type Low Chassis Tourer (£500,000 - 600,000).

Last week it was announced that three Austin-Healeys from prestigious Arthur Carter collection would also form part of the Bond Street sale.

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