After the week-long megabucks madness of the Monterey auction extravaganza, it's a bit of a guilty pleasure to preview a sale with some good honest Brit classics that you don't have to be a billionaire to buy.
As well as the rather charming 1934 Wolseley 9 Tourer (above, estimate £8-10,000) Richard Edmonds' 15 October fixture at Castle Combe racetrack in Wiltshire showcases two collections of Humbers.
The first, an Irish collection of four cars from a deceased estate, includes a 1928 Humber 14/40 Saloon (above), a 1928 14/40 Tourer (below), a 1955 Hawk Saloon and the luxury model from 1966, the Snipe Saloon. The value of these cars combined is estimated to be a heady £45,000 and the highest-priced car on the day should be the 14/40 Tourer.
The second collection, sourced from Amesbury-based Andrew Booth, includes a 1926 12/25 Tourer at £16-£18,000, a 1925 9/20 at £6-£8000 and a 1926 9/20 Tourer also at £6-£8,000.
There is also a rather splendid 1928 Riley 9 MkIV Tourer that will be sure to attract plenty of interest in at £20-£25,000.Austins are also prominent in the auction and there are four lots all together. They are a 1923 Austin 12/4 Tourer (below), again from the Andrew Booth collection, two Austin Seven Chummy’s, a 1929 version and a 1928 (two below), plus a 1922 Austin 16/6.