Fancy taking part in this year's London to Brighton Veteran Car Run but don't have an entry? Fear not, because Bonhams has a fine selection of aged treats on offer for its Veteran Motorcar and Automobilia Sale on 4 November, two days before the Run, and three of them have already been entered for the 2011 event.
The auction at Bonhams' New Bond Street salerooms comes hot on the heels of RM's World Record sale of a veteran car, but includes some rather more affordable examples, such as a rare 1902 Deckert 8hp Two-seater (above) that's estimated to sell for just £50-55,000 – complete with L2B entry thrown in.
If you want to earn your bowl of chilli-con-carne and glass of mulled wine at the finish – provided by event-sponsor Bonhams – with a more challenging drive, then there's also an 1899 Panhard-Levassor Type M2F 6hp Wagonette (top). The French firm's Système Panhard laid the blueprints for the 'modern' automobile, and this 112-year-old M2F – which has been entered for the 2011 Run – wears a guide of £130-150,00.
Remarkably, however, it isn't the oldest car in the sale. That honour goes to the last 2011-entered car, an 1898 Fisson 8hp Twin-Cylinder Six-seat Wagonette (above, estimate £150-170,000), which is believed to be the only surviving Panhard-style Fisson.
Further sale stars are likely to include a 1904 Talbot Type CT2K 9/11hp Twin-Cylinder Rear-Entrance Tonneau (£160-200,000) and a 1902 Renault 8hp Type G Two-Seater (£58-65,000). For more, visit Bonhams' website.