1936 Bentley 4½ Litre Vanden Plas Tourer

This is one of six WO Bentley 4½ Litre cars assembled by the Service Department from New Old Stock and reconditioned parts in 1936.

Of the six RC Series 4½ Litre cars completed, chassis RC41 is the only one to retain its original coachwork (the other five have been rebodied as Le Mans-style Tourers). As such, EMF 113 is utterly unique. We believe it to be a matching-numbers car and doubt that another “garage find” WO Bentley of such rarity Read More

1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I

This stunningly restored Sunbeam Tiger was built, according to its chassis number, in the early stages of the Mark I’s production. A tedious ground-up restoration was performed on this rust-free car with its original panels.

The new black bucket-seat interior includes a beautiful burled walnut dash with a full set of original gauges and factory wood-rim steering wheel. All chrome has been replated, including the dual racing mirrors, front and rear bumpers complete with bumperettes, gas cap, and the Read More

1928 Bentley 6½ Litre Four-Light Weymann Fabric Sports Saloon

This year, the Bentley marque passes its centenary. It is a huge achievement, not least because throughout those 100 years it is a company that has always been associated with the utmost sporting and luxurious cars.

That reputation was founded on the basis of magnificent automobiles like the 6½ Litre offered here today, cars which exemplified style and performance.

Whereas 4-cylinder cars tended to receive lightweight coachwork, the 6½ was not so restrained, so it is not surprising that of Read More

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupe by Bertone

  • One of just seven DB2/4 Bertone-bodied chassis — and the only coupe
  • Bodied by Bertone for S.H. “Wacky” Arnolt
  • Displayed by Bertone at the 1957 Torino Auto Show
  • One-off 2-seat coupe coachwork; features quality older restoration
  • Engine number corresponds to accompanying BMIHT Certificate

American industrialist and British car distributor Stanley H. “Wacky” Arnolt was a self-made millionaire, having parlayed patents he purchased in the 1930s into a manufacturing business for his Indiana-based factory during World War II.

This Read More

1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide

Having made his fortune during World War II, Chicago-based industrialist Stanley Harold “Wacky” Arnolt II was able to indulge his lifelong love of automobiles, and by 1952 was a regional BMC distributor and U.S. distributor for Bristol cars. In 1952, a visit to Carrozzeria Bertone led to Arnolt buying a stake in the Italian company and arranging manufacture of Bertone-bodied Arnolt MGs.

Bertone’s elegant coupe and cabriolet on the MG TD chassis had been first exhibited at the 1951 Geneva Read More

2010 Aston Martin Rapide

Our Rapide is particularly well preserved. Its clear history, as well as its low mileage, explain its excellent state of conservation. This car was bought new by its current owner in August 2010 at Aston Martin Paris.

The odometer reading is just 7,780 km. The equipment list is most comprehensive, and the interior comfort sometimes makes you forget the magnificent sound of the 6-liter V12, mated to an automatic gearbox. In superb condition, this exceptional car, with its impressive sound, Read More

1934 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Mark II Short Chassis

Manufactured by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, the first Aston-Martins (the hyphen is correct for the period) rapidly established a reputation for high performance and sporting prowess in the years immediately following The Great War.

Unfortunately, the management’s concentration on motor sport, while accruing invaluable publicity, distracted it from the business of manufacturing cars for sale, the result being just 50 or so sold by 1925 when the company underwent the first of what would be many changes of ownership.

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1958 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk 1 Works Rally

First registered in November 1958, chassis no. AN57565 was prepared by Donald Healey and his team for the 1959 Monte Carlo, Sestriere and Alpine rallies. It would go on to be the only Works Rally Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite produced. Its early history was detailed in John Sprinzel and Tom Coulthard’s book Spritely Years.

The authors summarized this Sprite’s history: “Cherry red from the production line and painted Colorado Red before the car got to the Works department. Car prepared Read More

1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Prototype

  • The most significant one-off Works Aston Martin
  • A unique Works Design Project, developed to compete at Le Mans
  • Driven by Lucien Bianchi and Phil Hill at Le Mans, 1963
  • Clocked at 198.6 mph on the Mulsanne Straight
  • Restored with the consultation of Ted Cutting, the original designer
  • Fitted with its original engine and correct-type 5-speed gearbox
  • 1963 Works-built Hiduminium body
  • An exceptional and important part of Aston Martin racing heritage
  • The final David Brown competition Aston Martin

What’s Going On With Late Landies?

Quite a few Land Rovers crossed the block at Bonhams’ July 13 Goodwood Festival of Speed auction, but three Landies in particular give us an interesting glimpse at the current market.

All three of the recent Land Rovers sold way over their estimates, while the 1963 80-inch Series I was bang on the money. What is it about Landies these days?

Inspired by the U.S. Army’s wartime Jeep, developed in haste and intended for short-term, small-scale production, the Land Rover Read More