H&H Classics auction at the Hall of Fame


Looking forward to the H&H Classics auction at the Motor Sport Hall of Fame

H&H Classics has lined up a host of cars for its auction at the Motor Sport Hall of Fame on June 5 at Woodcote Park, Surrey.

Headlining is the 1965 Jaguar E-type ‘Semi-Lightweight’ Roadster, once piloted by Sir Stirling Moss and Win Percy and built to that ‘semi-lightweight’ racing spec in 1991. It’s powered by a 4.2-litre racing engine with a five-speed Getrag gearbox, and some of the aluminium bodywork is said to be shared by the ex-Sir Robert Ropner E-type of the same spec.

An eye-catching BMW CSL ‘Batmobile’ evocation, based on the CSA bodyshell and complete with those unmistakable M Sport decals, also stars. It’s powered by a genuine 3-litre M30 Alpina B10 engine and comes with Brembo brakes and the side exhaust that makes this CSL so desirable.

Other motor sport novelties are included, such as the Costin Prototype, designed by Hall of Fame nominee Mike Costin’s brother Frank, and Tony Miles’ MG PA Supercharged single-seater racing car.

Related: The cars of Frank Costin

The 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300C ‘Adenauer’ Saloon, named so as it was favoured by the former German chancellor, also goes under the hammer. It shares a significant amount of its DNA with the Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’ as the marque strived to offer a luxury driver’s car.

A 1978 Volkswagen Golf GTi is estimated to fetch up to £32,000 while the 1965 Maserati Mistral 3700, one of 383 examples with a 3.7-litre engine and five-speed transmission, could fetch £220,000.

Headlining the road-going part of the auction, however, is the 1924 Bentley 3-litre HJ Mulliner Simplex Coupé, with its original coachwork intact and a restoration in the 1980s giving it an estimate of nearly £400,000.

Before the auction takes place on June 5 Motor Sport will be hosting a ‘Le Mans Legends’ lunch with Derek Bell, Richard Attwood and Gordon Spice, hosted by editor Joe Dunn and digital editor Jack Phillips. Tickets cost just £30, click here to book.

Please note the £30 entry includes entry to the auction, taking place immediately after the lunch event. The catalogue is available on the day or in advance, at a cost of £20.00 (plus postage if in advance). Visit www.handh.co.uk for more details.