The first Historics at Brooklands sale of the year, features an amazing mixture of consignments; from the remains of a 1941 Spitfire, to a collection of bizarre and wonderful custom cars. The Auction will take place on 18 February, at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey.
in the sale, custom cars include George Barris's ‘Snake Pit’, a custom built car with no less than six synchronised Ford Cobra 351 V8 engines producing an estimated 2000bhp, as well as another Barris creation, the 'Bugaloos Buggy' which is estimated to sell for £12,000-£15,000. Perhaps the most bizare of the collection is Bob Reisner's 600bhp 'The Bunkbeds' also estimated to sell for between £12,000-£15,000.
A 1934 Lancia Aurielia B20GT with just 37,278 miles on the clock has an estimate of £65,000-£75,000, and is just one of many Italians in the sale. Other highlights include a 1970 Alfa Romeo GTAm Evocazione (£22,000-£27,000), a 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti (£6000-£10,000) and an early 1938 Lancia Aprilia (£18,000-£24,000).
Other rarities that form the sale include the 1988 MVS Venturi 200 Coupe (£9000-£12,000), one of the few RHD cars imported into the UK with only 37,800 miles. The Aston Martin DB5 Coupe (£235,000-£250,000), DB6 Vantage (£125,000-£140,000), Jensen 541R (£22,000-£26,000), GT40 MkIII recreation and Riley Falcon 12/4 Sports (£46,000-£55,000) are all worth keeping an eye on.
There are a few interesting Porsches in the sale, but anyone who has recently read Octane's front-engined Porsche feature, should pay close attention to lot number 228, the 1994 Porsche 968 ClubSport. With 90,000 miles, this example is well used, but it appears to be well looked after, and comes fitted with a number of subtle uprades. Painted in the original Guards Red with a black leather interior, the car is estimated to sell for £10,000-£14,000.
To view the full catalogue, or find out more information on the sale, visit www.historics.co.uk.