Joining a 1929 Grand Prix Alfa Romeo on the front of the grid for H&H’s classic car sale on March 1 sale at Cheltenham is an ex-Jim Clark Lotus 25.
Clark drove the 1962 single-seater, Chassis No.R5, to victory in the Pau and Imola Grands Prix of 1963, en route to his first World Championship. His team-mate Trevor Taylor then took sixth position in the Monaco GP before crashing R5 heavily in the ensuing Belgian event. Cedric Selzer, who had been Clark’s Lotus mechanic throughout 1963, then rebuilt it in the ‘80s. This splendid historic racecar carries an estimate of £300,000-400,000.
Another recent consignment is a 1935 1.5-litre Aston Martin MKII. This very original late series car was dry stored for much of the last 15 years but recommissioned some 18 months ago, since when it has been used in a number of rallies, so is well sorted and reliable (£64,000-68,000).
Other competition machines entered include: a 1959 BMC Works Transporter Replica (£35,000-45,000); 1957 Elva MK2 Spider (£45,000-55,000); 1959 Elva MK5 (£40,000-45,000); 1946/7 Iota Milli-Union F3 Single-Seater (£14,000-16,000); 1965 Ford Mustang GT350 Fastback (£28,000-35,000); 1963 Merlyn MK4A Sports Racer (£65,000-70,000); 1936 MG PB Supercharged (£68,000-75,000); 1969 Sturdgess SL 1/3 Sports Racer (£28,000-34,000).
Among the many fine items of automobilia being auctioned on February 28 are part of the archives of much respected works BMC, Datsun, Ford, BMW and Opel rally co-driver, Mike Wood. They include cups and trophies, rally plaques, rally plates, lapel badges, programmes and regulation booklets, photographs and much more besides.
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