16 June 2012
The Motor Car and Motorcycle departments teamed up on Saturday
16th June for an additional sale to the annual calendar. The entry
covered a huge spectrum, with something for all tastes and budgets. The sale was held in association with the VMCC Banbury Run (more can be read about that event and sale in this issue). It realized £1.15m, with an 87% sale rate by lot.
The discovery of four Healeys in Norfolk earlier this year created huge interest. The Healey Silverstone restoration project was the joint topseller, realizing £64,220 including premium. Sharing the top-slot was a 1936 Alvis Speed Twenty-Five Tourer project, freshly MOTd but requiring finishing, at £64,220 including premium.
Third highest price came for the ex-Earls Court Motor Show 1947
Bentley MkVI Gurney Nutting, which amassed £55,200. An ultra-rare
Alvis Healey pushed bidding to £39,100, while probably the sole surviving 1947 Healey Duncan Drone roadster made £27,600 and a 1948 Healey Duncan sports saloon £10,580. A mention must be made of the two-tone 1983 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo Sports Estate shooting brake converted by Conway of Bolton, which is believed to be unique. It sold for £20,125.