BUXTON, ENGLAND (June 23, 2009) – H&H weaved their traditional Buxton magic the weekend of June 9-10 and delivered some excellent results from their latest sale of collectors’ vehicles and related ephemera, the total proceeds of which were about $1.6m.
Despite the inclement weather, the auction had a typically summery theme, with approximately half the car lots being of a sporting nature. The star performer of all was a pretty, metallic blue Bristol-engined AC Ace of 1958. After a period of intense bidding, the iconic two-seater finally made a premium inclusive $195k – a figure way above the estimate and thoroughly deserving of the resulting applause.
The extensively restored, red 3.4-liter Jaguar XK 150 roadster of the same year as the Ace rightly attracted enormous attention before eventually finding a new home for $88k, while the very usable 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 made $82k. Of no less than eight Triumphs on offer, the rare 1968 TR5 made $32k, the very tidy 1973 GT6 fetched $18k, and a stunningly restored Spitfire returned $14k, all matching or exceeding their estimates in the process.
For more information, visit H&H at www.classic-auctions.co.uk.