The 1100cc Skoda sports racer in which Miroslav Fousek won the 1959 Leningrad Grand Prix on a rare sortie outside its native Czechoslovakia, made £46,600 as the undisputed star of automotive historian Duncan Rabagliati’s esoteric collection, sold by Brooks in London last month.
Enthusiasts of Cyril Kieft’s marque snapped up Climax and MG-powered sportscars for £16,675 and £14,375 respectively, the delicious little De Tomaso Vallelunga matching the latter. For those fancying a race at Goodwood in September, the better of two Emeryson-JAP 500cc racers fetched a solid £9430, while, for the brave, the ex-Jack Moor Iota Wasp – with 1948 and ’49 Silverstone Grand Prix appearances to its credit – made £6900.
The Alexis marque inspired Rabagliati, and while three Formula Fords went for £6-8000, and Duncan’s favourite trials car for £4600, many of the more bizarre lots like the unused Alexis Can-Am tub at 123 found new homes at pocket-money prices. MP