Even a rare Cisitalia Nuvolari Spyder couldn’t better a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 making £133,660 to double its estimate and head Bonhams’ 15 June sale in Oxford.
The Aston’s engine and gearbox had been refurbished, but it was still in need of attention to the paintwork, driver’s door and interior.
The 1952 Cisitalia Nuvolari Spyder, which had been part of a private collection before going under the hammer at Bonhams, made bang on its estimate selling for £68,700.
It had a recently restored engine and was said to be in ‘good original condition’.
Other top lots included a 1953 Bentley R-Type Special Roadster (£74,300) and a 1962 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine (£55,200).
It was a predictable result for the three-wheelers we featured last week.
The ‘conventional’ V-twin, two-seater machines – a 1929 Morgan-Anzani Aero (above) and a 1934 Sport (below) – sold for £28,750 and £34,500 respectively, while the four-cylinder, 2+2 F4 failed to go with an estimate of £11-14,000.
A 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 showed the demand for classics sporting a barn-find patina is still strong by making £21,850 against its £15,000 lower estimate.
Other rediscovered classics included a 1972 Porsche 911T 2.4 (£48,300), 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite MkI Roadster (£3680), 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000GTV Coupé (£1265) and a c1973 MG Midget MkIV Roadster (£402).
View the full results on the auction house’s website.