H&H Classics starred at the recent Motor Sport magazine Hall of Fame awards night, with a small sale of classic and motorsport-inspired vehicles going under the hammer at Woodcote Park in Surrey on Tuesday June 5.
Classic Car Auction Results analysis:
Available lots: 54
Lots sold: 20
Sell-through rate: 37%
Total sales amount: £651,077
Average vehicle value: £32,554
Click on each lot listing to view past auction results for each car.
We fell in love with this vintage race transporter the minute we saw it. This Standard Vanguard is a recreation of the transporter that Mike Anthony used during the 1950s to haul his Lotus XI to the race circuits of Europe. This one is a little further updated – it features a TR six-cylinder engine, and modern air suspension at the rear to make loading a cinch. We think it would be the perfect addition to the paddock of any historic race meet (just picture a dainty Cooper or Lola F2 from the 60s on the back) and think it offers a surprising amount of fun for £19,000.
We think that this updated 2004 Maserati 4200 GT is a well-bought investment for a variety of reasons. Chiefly, at just over £13,000, it’s surely at the bottom of its vast depreciation curve. There comes a point where irrespective of what it is, a car is intrinsically worth something. This is the most accessible entry point to the glorious Ferrari V8 engine, a similar version of which is found in the 360 Modena, making the 4200 GT a very special automobile. And this one is a manual, too. The Cambiocorsa semi-automated transmission dates the driving experience of these cars, and the far rarer manual is the one to go for in the long run.
1955 Austin-Healey 100 – sold for £48,375
Healeys have been bringing big numbers lately, and this clean 1955 example shows no sign of this trend abating. This older restoration was originally a BMC press car, was modified to desireable ‘M’ specification in the 1980s, and is mechanically on the button – it was prepared for this year’s Mille Miglia, but didn’t take the start due to owner illness. A final price of over £8,000 above the upper estimate shows that demand is still strong.