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Date of the auction: 11.09.2010

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1970 Fiat 500 Jolly Beach Car Replica Chassis no. 110F 2986086 Engine no...

As redolent of La Dolce Vita Italy as the immortal Vespa scooter, the 'beach car' concept is most famously embodied by Ghia's 'Jolly'. A novel and quintessentially Italian idea, the Jolly transformed humble saloons such as FIAT's 500 and 600 from basic transport into conspicuous indicators of

Lot #: 1

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1968 Ferves Ranger Chassis no. FUSO571

'Presented at the 1966 Turin Show, the Ferves Ranger was an attractive looking and extremely compact all-terrain vehicle. The rear-mounted engine was an 18bhp FIAT 500 unit, the all independent suspension came from the FIAT 600D and all four wheels were driven. The open bodywork featured a folding

Lot #: 2

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1970 Honda S800 Roadster Chassis no. S800.1006039 Engine no. 010662

Not surprisingly, considering that it was - and still is - the world's largest producer of motorcycles, Honda's first sports cars featured technology borrowed from its Grand Prix-winning two-wheelers. Engines were all-aluminium, twin-overhead-camshaft, four-cylinder units with roller bearings used

Lot #: 3

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1975 Citroën DS 23ie Pallas Saloon Chassis no. DSFG02FG2232

Just as it had done 21 years previously with the revolutionary 'Traction Avant', Citroën stunned the world again in 1955 with the launch of the futuristically styled 'DS'. Beneath the shark-like newcomer's aerodynamically efficient, low-drag bodyshell there was all-independent, self-levelling

Lot #: 4

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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Coachwork by Italian Design 1977 Maserati Merak Chassis no. AM122 0124

Maserati followed-up its first mid-engined supercar - the Bora - with the similar Merak. Launched in 1972, the latter was intended as competition for Ferrari's top-selling Dino 246 and used a stretched version of the Maserati-built four-cam V6 that had debuted in the Citroën SM. The French firm

Lot #: 5

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1972 Citröen SM Coupé Chassis no. OOSB4381

Combining Citröen's advanced chassis technology and Maserati's engine know-how, the SM (Série Maserati) featured DS-style hydro-pneumatic self-levelling suspension, power-assisted all-round disc brakes, self-centring steering and steered headlamps. Citröen had bought Maserati in 1968, principally to

Lot #: 6

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce Coachwork by Pininfarina Chassis no. AR...

A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple-yet-elegant Spider bodywork that premiered on the 1966 Duetto would prove enduringly popular, lasting into the 1990s. The Spider's mechanical underpinnings were essentially those of the Giulia saloon, comprising independent front suspension, coil-suspended

Lot #: 7

Estimate: €16,000 - €24,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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One owner, 7,294 kilometres from new 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Coachwork...

'The 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was designed to recall the glories of successful road racers of the past, such as the 166MM, and thoroughbred front-engined 12-cylinder Ferrari roadsters of the calibre of the 250GT California and 365GTS/4 Daytona. Ferrari has always created very special runs of cars

Lot #: 8

Estimate: €125,000 - €175,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1934 Alvis Speed Twenty 4.3-Litre Tourer Coachwork by Vanden Plas Chassis...

The new Alvis Speed Twenty is the type of car which looks right, feels right and is right. From the driver's point of view the controls are all just where they are required and the power, speed and acceleration provided by the "hotted-up" but, nevertheless, silky six-cylinder engine are literally an

Lot #: 9

Estimate: €95,000 - €135,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKII Drophead Coupé Coachwork by Tickford Chassis...

'The Aston Martin DB2/4 is an expensive car designed to cater for the connoisseur of sports cars who is not limited by financial considerations.' - Autocar, 2nd October 1953. With the introduction of the '2+2' DB2/4 in October 1953, Aston Martin extended the DB2's appeal to the hitherto untapped yet

Lot #: 10

Estimate: €140,000 - €180,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante Chassis no. SCFCV81C6GTR15493

It's not by any means the world's most expensive drophead in production (the Corniche costs an extra £23,000) nor is it quite the quickest, though a Porsche Cabrio would have to be very well driven to get away from it, but the Aston Martin Volante is perhaps the greatest. It is a true sports car

Lot #: 11

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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One owner, 45,485 kilometres from new 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupé...

An entirely new Aston Martin for the 21st Century, the Vanquish debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2001, with deliveries commencing a few months later. The Vanquish took over from the Vantage V8, the Newport Pagnell factory undergoing an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment to

Lot #: 12

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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One owner, 37,073 kilometres from new 1995 Aston Martin Vantage Coupé...

'Brutal' was a word used more than once to described the fastest Aston Martin ever on its introduction in 1993, but as the Vantage had no less than 550bhp available to propel its two tons, the choice can only be judged fair comment. After almost 20 years in production, Aston's V8 had been updated

Lot #: 13

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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One owner from new 2005 Ford GT Coupé Chassis no. 1FAFP90S65Y401272

'The GT40 Concept casts a familiar, sleek silhouette of its predecessor, yet every dimension, every curve and line on the car is a unique reinterpretation of the original. The GT40 features a long front overhang reminiscent of 1960s-era race-cars. But its sweeping cowl, subtle accent lines and

Lot #: 14

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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The 2006 NCRS 'Triple Crown'-winning 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster...

Back in 1953, Chevrolet's launch of a two-seater sports car was a radical departure for a marque hitherto associated almost exclusively with sensible family transport. Based on the 1952 EX-122 show car, the Corvette made use of existing GM running gear and a shortened chassis frame, around which was

Lot #: 15

Estimate: €85,000 - €115,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible Chassis no. 001840 Engine no. 000694

Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1963 as the replacement for the 190SL, the 230SL is a landmark model which founded a sports car dynasty that would prove an enormous commercial success for Mercedes-Benz The 230SL abandoned its predecessor's four-cylinder engine in favour of a 2.3-litre

Lot #: 16

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1938 BMW 327 Cabriolet Chassis no. 73517

The acquisition of the Dixi works at Eisenach in 1928 provided BMW, hitherto a manufacturer of aero engines and motorcycles, with a foothold in motor manufacturing. Dixi's built-under-license version of the Austin Seven was gradually developed and improved, ending up with swing-axle suspension and

Lot #: 18

Estimate: €140,000 - €180,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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NCRS restored 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Chassis no. E57S100230

Back in 1953, Chevrolet's launch of a two-seater sports car was a radical departure for a marque hitherto associated almost exclusively with sensible family transport. Based on the 1952 EX-122 show car, the Corvette made use of existing GM running gear and a shortened chassis frame, around which was

Lot #: 19

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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Two owners from new 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Coupé Chassis no...

Like all classic GT cars, it combines enormous speed with comfort and the more you put into your driving, the more the car returns for your entertainment. And the DB5 really is entertaining to anyone who can exploit its outstanding performance, handling and brakes. It will also carry four people

Lot #: 20

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1934 Fiat 508CS Balilla Sport 'Coppa d'Oro' Spider Chassis no. 48139

Based on the highly successful 508 Balilla saloon - the first FIAT of the inter-war years to be named as well as numbered - the 508S Balilla Sport competition version was inspired by an original design by Carrozzeria Ghia. FIAT purchased the rights, manufacturing two versions: the Coppa d'Oro (Gold

Lot #: 21

Estimate: €60,000 - €90,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1948 Pontiac Streamliner 'Woodie' Station Wagon Chassis no. P8PB24430...

The 'Woodie' station wagon, with its characteristically half-timbered body, ranks alongside the pickup truck as a quintessentially American vehicle. The style originated in the 1930s, its popularity peaking in the immediately post-war decades, though the look has been periodically revived by

Lot #: 22

Estimate: €55,000 - €75,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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30,200 miles from new 1980 Morgan 4/4 Tourer Chassis no. 7961

An island of constancy in an automotive sea of change, Morgan looks set to continue building its unique vintage-style cars well into the 21st Century. Indeed, today's 4/4 is recognisably the same car as its 1936 forebear, and none the worse for that as the ever-lengthy waiting list would seem to

Lot #: 23

Estimate: €28,000 - €36,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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Formerly the property of Clay Regazzoni, François Mazet c.1971 Ford Capri...

Inspired by the success of the Mustang 'pony car' in the USA, Ford introduced the Capri - 'The car you've always promised yourself' - to the European market in 1968. The Capri's imaginative fastback styling was a relatively new departure for the 'Blue Oval' but beneath the skin the car remained

Lot #: 24

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1961 Porsche 356B Super 90 Coupé Coachwork by Reutter Chassis no. 116227...

One of the all-time great sports cars, the 356 was the work of Ferry Porsche, who had been inspired by the FIAT-based Cisitalias of Piero Dusio. Ferry's 356 was based on the Volkswagen designed by his father, and like the immortal 'Beetle' employed a platform-type chassis with rear-mounted

Lot #: 25

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1938 Nash LaFayette DeLuxe Cabriolet Coachwork by Seaman body corp...

LaFayette was founded in 1919 by Charles W Nash, proprietor of Nash Motors, who had recruited a number of ex-Cadillac personnel to build a new luxury car. Intended to complement the medium price Nash, the LaFayette was powered by a V8 engine like the contemporary Cadillac, but unlike its rival

Lot #: 26

Estimate: €50,000 - €70,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1939 Georges Irat 6CV Roadster Chassis no. 1588

Georges Irat had already acquired the Majola factory at St Denis when he launched the first car bearing his own name in 1921. Manufactured by Automobiles Georges Irat SA at Chatou, Seine-et-Oise, this was a fast tourer powered by a 2.0-litre, overhead-valve, four-cylinder engine designed by Maurice

Lot #: 27

Estimate: €35,000 - €45,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupé Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring Chassis...

It is the stuff of legend that Ferrari-owning industrialist Ferruccio Lamborghini only turned to automobile manufacture as a result of receiving off-hand treatment at Maranello, vowing to build a better car. A successful manufacturer of tractors and related machinery, Lamborghini possessed the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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Aston Martin DBS Vantage 1969 1970 Aston Martin DBS Vantage Sports Saloon...

Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8 engine, the Aston Martin DBS first appeared with the 4.0-litre 'six' of the concurrently produced DB6. This well proven engine was available in standard tune, producing 282bhp, or to Vantage specification with triple Weber 45DCOE

Lot #: 29

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Chassis no. 11102712003696

The 3.5-litre version of the 280SE typifies the resurgence of larger-engined Mercedes-Benz models that began in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the progressive easing of fiscal constraints, which had dissuaded customers from buying cars with large capacity engines, encouraged the German

Lot #: 30

Estimate: €0

Date: 11 Sep 2010

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1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Touring Limousine Coachwork by Barker & Co...

Perhaps the most outstanding luxury car of the 1930s - and certainly as far as the British motor industry was - was the Rolls-Royce Phantom III. Introduced in 1936, the 7,340cc V12-engined Phantom III succeeded the Phantom II, the six-cylinder engine of which was considered to be at the end of its

Lot #: 31

Estimate: €65,000 - €85,000

Date: 11 Sep 2010