H&H Classics- Race & Rally Cars Head The Grid

H&H Classics- Race & Rally Cars Head The Grid

The next Auction Online at H&H features a number of race and rally cars including this 1972 Chevron B20, the only Formula 3 version of its B20 design built by Chevron. It is estimated to sell for £38,000 to £42,000 at the March 4th sale.

The Chevron was a works car for Chris Skeeping in 1972. It has been the winner of Formula 4, Monoposto and HSCC Classic and the F3 Championships. It has had just four owners from new and is ready to compete.

The car comes with a fully documented history, has been professionally maintained and features a low mileage Twin Cam engine.

Car number one of only eleven B20’s built by Chevron; this is the only Formula 3 version ever produced and was the works car for Chris Skeaping who raced it in F3 events in England and Europe. Chris’s best result was 3rd at Silverstone, 14 May 1972.

The car passed briefly into the hands of Chevron’s Italian agent, Eris Tondelli, then in 1975 it was sold by Chevron Cars to Alex Lowe and went on to win the Formula 4 & Monoposto championships in 1977 and 1980 respectively. Alex then sold the car back to Chevron.

In 1994 it was totally restored by Roger Andreason at Chevron Cars for Nick Crossley. Nick spared no expense at all and he used it in HSCC F3 races, winning the Classic F3 Championship in 1995.

When the present owner bought it the car had been standing for quite a number of years so it was subjected to a light restoration and returned to its original livery from when Chris Skeaping ran it for Chevron.

Whist in his ownership it has been maintained by Martin Stretton Racing so has wanted for little although it will need new tyres and seatbelts and the extinguisher will need recertification as it hasn’t been raced since Oulton Park in August 2014.

The Twin Cam engine was overhauled by Colin Holt in April 2013 and since then it’s done five races, a total of 584 miles, verified by Martin Stretton’s record. So, apart from the tyres, seatbelts and extinguisher and the obvious change of fluids, it is pretty much ready to race. It also comes with a set of (old) wets, a spare nose section, rear wing, 2 rear uprights, 4 front wishbones and various other suspension items.

The car was raced at Monaco in 2010 so would certainly be eligible should they run a suitable class in the future. Could run in Classic F3 but also Classic Racing Cars. 

This Triumph Vitesse MK2 rally car, which has been owned for almost 10 years by the vendor is affectionately known as ‘The Snotter’.

It has provided huge enjoyment as a Historic Rally car and has covered around 20,000 miles during that time either competing in rallies or getting to and from them and has proven to be 100% reliable.

All its events have been in Switzerland or France and include multiple Alpine Challenge rallies, Rallye du Dauphine, Rallye du Chablais, Rallye Glace et Neige, Rallye Mont Blanc, Ollons Villars Hillclimb and many more. The owner’s co-driver being Swiss allowed the car to be garaged in Geneva between rallies only returning to the UK periodically for maintenance and minor repairs. The last competition event undertaken was in 2018 and the car was driven back to the UK in December 2018 after which it has hardly been used and this is the main reason for the sale.

Mechanically, it has been kept very standard for reliability. It has a 4 speed non-overdrive gearbox, upgraded high ratio differential, 14in Minilite wheels, conversion to telescopic rear shock absorbers. Internally, there is an FIA spec full Rollcage, Competition Seats, Full Harnesses, Tripmaster. Structurally, it is very sound but with some cosmetic details – faded paint on boot lid and roof and very minor bubbling around base of doors – it is after all a rally car. The original front and rear seats are included if someone wants to revert to non-competition use.

It also has an MSA Historic Rally Car Passport, large history file showing that it is a matching numbers and Devon registered car from new, original service book and has had 5 recorded keepers in 50 years. Mot and tax exempt.

It would make an ideal vehicle for someone to start historic regularity rallying.

  • Previously winning car at Prescot B in 2014
  • Built for Mike Henney
  • Complete with V5C
  • All original running gear including straight cut gearbox
  • Complete with 4.5, 4.8 & 4.3 ratio diffs
  • Supplied with standard 1275 cc engine requiring rebuild
  • FIA Rear roll cage
  • Lightweight hardtop
  • Racing fuel tank and facet fuel pump
  • Comes with some spares

FOR MORE PRESS INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE H&H CLASSICS PRESS OFFICE:

Julian Roup

+44 (0) 7970 563958

email: [email protected]

Bonhams – Patrick Masson appointed Managing Director

Bonhams – Patrick Masson appointed Managing Director

Bonhams has appointed Patrick Masson to be its Managing Director in the UK and Europe. Masson, who will be based at Bonhams headquarters in New Bond Street, London, takes up his new post on 2 March, reporting to Bonhams Executive Chairman, Bruno Vinciguerra.

Patrick Masson joins Bonhams after successful careers at senior level at both Christie’s and Sotheby’s. As business manager for Christie’s France from 1996-2006, he played a central role in establishing the auction house as a leading player in France. At Sotheby’s he worked in senior roles in London and Paris. As General Manager, Sotheby’s Europe, Masson developed new sales and markets, and established Europe as the highest contributor to Sotheby’s global revenues. Additionally, he drove restructuring and expansion programmes in the Middle East, India and Russia.

Patrick was born in Brittany, France and is bilingual in French and English.

Bonhams Executive Chairman, Bruno Vinciguerra said, “Patrick Masson’s outstanding track record in building and sustaining profitability and developing new growth strategies will enable us to take Bonhams business in the UK and Europe to new levels.”

Patrick Masson said, “I have long admired Bonhams as a business. I believe my extensive international experience in delivering effective change will help propel the company to further success.”

Hindman Announces So. Cal & Washington D.C. Reps

Hindman Announces So. Cal & Washington D.C. Reps

Hindman Auctions is pleased to announce two new business development appointments in their ongoing nationwide expansion. Senior Jewelry Specialist and Business Development Director Katie Guilbault will establish Hindman’s presence in Southern California, based in San Diego, and Maura Ross, as Business Development Director, will lead Hindman business development efforts in the mid-Atlantic, based in Washington D.C. Working in conjunction with Hindman’s satellite offices and Chicago-based Headquarters, Katie and Maura will continue efforts to source quality consignments across all of Hindman’s collecting categories. 

KATIE GUILBAULT

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Katie Guilbault is a Graduate Gemologist and has traveled the country evaluating important jewelry collections including antique, period and contemporary pieces.  She first joined the firm in 2003, where she became the Director of Fine Jewelry and Director of Consignments.  In 2007, Katie joined Trabert & Hoeffer as an appraiser and sales associate. Following her time at Trabert & Hoeffer, Katie launched a jewelry consulting business, providing fine jewelry appraisal and custom design services.  She returned to Hindman in 2017 as a Senior Jewelry Specialist.  Katie brings a wealth of valuation experience to Southern California, as she establishes Hindman’s expanded presence on the West Coast.

Contact Southern California

[email protected]

MAURA ROSS

WASHINGTON D.C.

Maura Ross opened Hindman’s first regional office in Naples, Florida in 2010, followed by opening the Palm Beach office in 2013. She has worked on several notable sales, including the Estate of Lilly Pulitzer and the Collection of Olga Hirshhorn. Additionally, Maura has been involved with The Washington Winter Show, West Palm Beach Library Foundation, ArtTable, The Four Arts Society and The Everglades Foundation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University.

Contact Washington D.C.

[email protected]

Freeman’s – Record Price Achieved for Edgar Degas Cast

Freeman’s – Record Price Achieved for Edgar Degas Cast

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Freeman’s is delighted to announce the results of its highly successful European Art & Old Masters auction—the first sale at its new Center City Philadelphia flagship gallery. With a sell-through rate of 98%, the sale achieved over $2.3 million, more than $1 million above its pre-sale estimate.

 

Strong prices were achieved for 19th century works, especially for artists from the Impressionist movement. With many consignments from private New York collectors, the sale featured 47 lots, including notable works by Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Vincent van Gogh, and Albrecht Dürer.

 

“I am delighted that after months of planning, we see the new premises come to life with this first, highly successful auction,” commented Chairman Alasdair Nichol, “Today’s success, including a record price achieved for a Degas bronze, can be attributed to the expertise of our superb team of specialists who work tirelessly on behalf of our consignors to reach an international audience of collectors.”

 

RECORD PRICE ACHIEVED FOR EDGAR DEGAS BRONZE

The sale was led by Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917), Grande Arabesque, Deuxième Temps (Lot 48), which sold for $567,000—more than four times its pre-sale low estimate. This price realized is a record price for a Degas cast after 1948. After several minutes of competition between phone and Internet bidders from the United Kingdom and France, the bronze ultimately sold to a buyer who had the chance to view the sculpture when it was exhibited during Freeman’s preview in London.

Lot 48 | Grande Arabesque, Deuxième Temps

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)

Sells for $567,000

“Record price for a cast after 1948.”

 

HEAD OF SALE

David Weiss, [email protected]

PRESS INQUIRIES

Madeline Hill, [email protected]

 

 

H&H Classics- Prince Bernhard’s 1938 Lagonda

H&H Classics- Prince Bernhard’s 1938 Lagonda

Originally the property of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and known by subsequent keepers as ‘Penelope’ this stunning car featured extensively in the authoritative book ‘Lagonda’ by Bernd Holthusen.

It comes to auction with H&H Classics at Duxford Imperial War Museum on March 18 with an estimate of £200,000 to £250,000.

The drophead coupe was beautifully restored by the late Peter Whenman of Vintage Coachworks during 1992-1993 and is still highly presentable. The LG6 was invited to the 2016 Dutch Paleis Het Loo Concours d’Elegance where it won its class. The four-seater was also an award winner with the Lagonda Club in both 1959 and 2003!

“A very special Post Vintage Thoroughbred” says Damian Jones of H&H Classics.

The Lagonda was used by the vendor to learn how to drive whilst it belonged to his father from 1958-1962 and has been in the current ownership since 2002.

Prince Bernhard was the German-born consort to Holland’s Queen Juliana. His life embraced triumph and scandal. Bernhard Leopold Frederik Everhard Julius Coert Karel Godfried Pieter, Prince of the Netherlands lived to be 93 from 1911 to 2004.

His life was full of drama, twists and turns. Having bought the LG6 new in 1938, he moved to England when Holland fell to the Nazis two years later. Volunteering his services to Allied Intelligence, he was vetted by Ian Fleming of James Bond fame and later flew various missions over Continental Europe under the assumed name of ‘Wing Commander Gibbs’. In 1944 he held the rank of commander-in-chief of the Dutch armed forces. Later it emerged that he had had early links to the Nazi party and in 1976 he was exposed for taking bribes in the global Lockheed scandal.

Juliana chose Bernhard as her future husband after meeting him at the winter Olympics in Bavaria in 1936 and they married the following year.

For 30 years, he travelled the world promoting the economic and cultural interests of the Netherlands, as well as his pet causes, setting up the Bilderberg Circle, a private forum for frank discussion of world issues by the west’s great and good. He was also president of the World Wildlife Foundation and the International Equestrian Federation.

The Lagonda was used by Prince Bernhard while based in Britain during the war. A very keen car enthusiast he owned more than 60 cars in his lifetime, one of his favourites was a uniquely green 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Speziale.

Prince Bernard arrived in the UK with the Dutch Royal Family in June 1940, right after the Germans invaded Holland in May 1940.

In 1940 he founded ‘The Spifire Fund’, a fund that acquired war equipment, that formed the basis of the now well-known Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, supporting cultural projects.

1940: Liaison officer between the Dutch and British armed forces.

1941: Honorary Air Commodore at the RAF

1943: Founder of 322 Dutch Squadron RAF, mainly escort flights, V1 interception and combat and ground attacks.

 

 

Estimate: £200,000 – £250,000

Registration No: GPH 299

Chassis No: 12318

MOT: Exempt

  • Featured extensively in the authoritative book ‘Lagonda’ by Bernd Holthusen

  • Beautifully restored by the late Peter Whenman of Vintage Coachworks during 1992-1993 and still highly presentable

  • Formerly the property of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands

  • Used by the vendor to learn how to drive whilst it belonged to his father from 1958-1962 and current ownership since 2002

  • Invited to the 2016 Palais Het Loo Concours d’Elegance where it won its class

  • Known as ‘Penelope’

  • An award winner with the Lagonda Club in both 1959 and 2003!

  • A very special Post Vintage Thoroughbred

FOR MORE PRESS INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE H&H CLASSICS PRESS OFFICE:

Julian Roup

+44 (0) 7970 563958

email: [email protected]

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