Big-screen icon’s Delage to be sold in Hampshire

| 4 Sep 2012

Margaret Lockwood’s stunning 1938 Delage D6-70 Tourer will be auctioned at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale on 8 September.

The femme fatale, and star of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1938 film The Lady Vanishes, bought the car with one of her first pay cheques. She would go on to become one of the most successful actresses of her time.

The current owner bought the open-top from the Lockwood family in the ’90s and it has since been subject to a partial restoration.

Bonhams expects it to sell for £40-50,000.

Set to sell for a lot more (somewhere between £160-220,000) is this 1925 Bentley 3/4 ½ Litre short-chassis Red Label Vanden Plas, shown below.

The tourer is one of only 513 built.

After being involved in a collision with a Rolls-Royce it was purchased by Richard Baddiley, a prominent VSCC Bentley racer, who acquired engine number '685' and rebuilt the car as a 'racing bitsa'.

After falling into the hands of Tim Houlding in 1990, '1162' was fitted with a 4½-litre engine.

A period of inactivity followed from 2000-2012, but the car has since been fully restored.

Joining it at the sale is this fantastic Bugatti Type 40 Roadster (below), which was originally delivered to Australia before being imported to the UK in ’96.

Said to be in generally good condition, the car comes with an Australian Owner's Certificate (issued in 1932) and is MoT’d until June 2013.

Bonhams has valued it at £80-100,000.

A newer but no less desirable lot comes in the form of this 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GTS (below). It is up for £100-120,000.

One of only 235 UK cars, the Dino comes with copies of its original Maranello Concessionaires and HR Owen paperwork and will be supplied with a full MoT.

To view the full sales catalogue, click here.