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Following its record 10th-anniversary auction on 18 July 2020 that grossed £6.2 million and an 80% sale rate, Historics has announced its return to Ascot Racecourse for a public-facing autumn sale on Saturday, 26 September.
Historics say that there will be 160 varied classics on auction and the sale will be held with strict social distancing alongside the adoption of prevailing health and safety measures. For those unable to attend, Historics’ live online bidding platform provider, Bidpath, will again process all online bidding, and is anticipating a busy day.
Sale consignments include an exceptional and historically-significant 1953 Austin-Healey 100 (above). Not only is it one of the very first RHD models to be sold but adding to the unique appeal of ‘DNH 828’ is the fact that it was uprated to 100M specification - with correct performance parts supplied by the factory - well before the Healey 100M model was launched in 1955.
The car also has the honour of being the first privateer Healey 100 to compete at Goodwood, in September 1953. This was three weeks after its first owner, David Shale, took delivery and nine days after the Healey 100’s competition debut at the circuit by the factory prototype. With an immaculate and wonderfully sympathetic five-year, 1700-hour restoration very recently completed by the renowned marque specialist, Rawles Motorsport, ‘DNH 828’ is sure to attract significant interest as one of the stars of Historics autumn sale.
Equally so is a 1987 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 (below). A hot-hatch much in demand, this example tops of the list for desirability as its first owner was none other than the late Sir Stirling Moss, who sadly passed away in April 2020.
Historics Managing Director, Mark Perkins, said: ‘From the many comments we receive, that’s appreciated by those who attend. We can promise a thoroughly enjoyable day on Saturday 26 September, with the opportunity to buy from 160 exceptional and varied classic consignments, preceded by four preview days to inspect them at close quarters.’
To view the constantly updated entries to Historics sale on Saturday 26 September, and for pre-registration to bid, visit: www.historics.co.uk