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Classic cars go under hammer today
CLASSIC cars from the golden age of motoring are expected to fetch as much as £160,000 at an auction in Hampshire today.
Bonhams, one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, is taking part in the two-day International Autojumble at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.
Vehicles sold at last year’s Autojumble fetched a total of £2.6m and this year’s lots are also expected to realise large sums.
One of two Sunbeams in the sale is a 1926, three-litre, twin-cam Super Sports that is expected to go for between £130,000 and £160,000.
The other is a replica 1912 Coupe de l’Auto that could command as much as £120,000.
Also up for grabs are 21 cars from the Baden Collection, including a 1916 Rauch & Lang Model Bx6 Electric Brougham, a 1934 Alvis SB Firefly Tourer and a 1913 De Dion Bouton Type DX that is expected to realise between £18,000 and £22,000.
A large number of motorcycles are also due to come under the hammer, including a 1963 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star and a 1927 BSA Sloper.
A Bonhams’ spokesman said the separate Automobilia section would feature more than 200 lots.
He added: “They include the collection of the late Ron Hickman, former stylist at Ford in Dagenham and later director of Lotus Engineering in the 1960s. He was responsible for the original Lotus Elan models and was also the designer of the Black & Decker workmate.
“The collection includes his motoring library and a selection of original cutaway technical illustrations for Autocar and The Motor.
Billed as Beaulieu’s most famous motoring event, the International Autojumble comprises more than 2,000 stands selling motoring parts, literature and accessories.
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