H&H Auctions’ Chateau Impney sale contains many a wide spread of interesting cars. Here are a few that piqued our interest ahead of the auction on 3 December
Taking place at the picturesque location of Chateau Impney near Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire, the grounds of the grade two-listed building will host H&H’s end of year sale. With more than 100 cars going under the hammer, including a wide variety of interesting classic and modern machinery, we have picked out a few of our favourites. To find out more, visit H&H’s website, or view all of the consignments here.
There’s a lot to like about the TVR Taimar, and it could be argued that the Turbo SE model is the pick of the range. Estimated at £15,000-£18,000, it’s thought that this fine example is one of just ten Turbo SEs ever produced, and following a body-off chassis restoration, ignition system overhaul and new brakes all-round. Being an SE spec car means it gets the slightly wider wheel arches and a set of those iconic split-rim Compomotive alloy wheels.
View the full TVR Taimar Turbo listing here
1987 Bentley Turbo R - Lot 28
Currently owned by Mark Dixon of Octane fame, this Bentley Turbo R has covered 60,000 miles. It’s currently estimated at £7000-£8000, and comes with a fresh MOT and clean bill of health from specialists Hillier Hill. Apparently, it drives extremely well, and is completely rust free.
View the full Bentley Turbo R listing here
1993 Alfa Romeo RZ - Lot 17
Even rarer than the coupe SZ model, this Zagato-bodied RZ (for Roadster Zagato) is one of just 284 cars built. The V6 powerplantis widely regarded as one of the best engines ever built, and like the coupe the RZ is still a rather tidy handler too. Offered in its original left-hand drive configuration, the RZ has covered around 56,000km from new, and is described as being in ‘very good’ condition.
View the full Alfa Romeo RZ listing here
1969 Maserati Ghibli - Lot 68
Always considered a rival to the Ferrari Daytona, the Maserati Ghibli offers similar 1960s Grand Tourer charm at a significantly more reasonable price. Estimated to sell for £165,000-£185,000, this right-hand drive Ghibli was previously owned by an employee of Bill McGrath, the notable Maserati specialist. This is one of the rarer automatic-equipped cars, and was sold to the current owner in 1982. More recently, the Ghibli has been treated to a full restoration.
View the full Maserati Ghibli listing here
Another car that lives in the shadow of the Daytona is the 365 GTC/4. This Marrone Colorado (brown) version is one of the 31 UK-spec right-hand drive versions. Although sharing the V12 with the Daytona, the fitment of six sidedraft Weber carbs allow a much lower bonnet line, with power around the 340bhp mark. Being a 2+2, with some very small rear seats, it’s a capable grand tourer too. With power steering, slightly softer suspension and hydraulic clutch, it really is the Daytona’s more civilised cousin. H&H has put an estimate of £190,000-£210,000 on this stylish Ferrari.