Lamborghinis to paint Bonhams’ Brooklands sale red


An outrageous Lamborghini Countach and its little brother – a Jalpa – are set to grab plenty of attention at Bonhams’ Mercedes-Benz World sale on 3 December.

Valued at £75-95,000, the 1990 Countach has covered just 19,800 miles and only 620 of those in the past nine years. The Anniversary comes complete with bills, its owner’s manual, tool kit, fitted cover and an MoT until October 2013.

Offering much of the same at a fraction of the cost is this 1985 Jalpa. One of only 25 right-hand-drive cars, it has covered 32,700 miles, with an MoT that runs out in April.

It’s a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL that’s set to take four-wheeled honours, though, with an estimate of £380-450,000. The car has led a pampered life that includes an engine, rear axle and differential overhaul in 2011.

Aston Martins are also well covered with two DB6s, from 1967 (£90-120,000) and 1968 (£70-100,000), plus a 1987 V8 Series 5 (£45-55,000). A Series 3 V8 (above) is the most affordable of the bunch with an estimate of £20-25,000.

Machines from the world of historic motor sport include a Connaught B-type with an estimate of £120-160,000, followed by a 1965 BMW 1800Ti Touring Car (£40-60,000) and a 1980 Rover SD1 from the British Saloon Car Championship for just £3-5000.

The Rover, which competed in round 11 of the 1981 BSCC, forms part of the third installment of The Patrick Collection of cars from a private museum in Birmingham.

If merely to spectate, the sale’s worth a visit with oddities such as the ‘The Flatmobile’ (£9-12,000) joining an Ex-Earl of Shrewsbury 1943 Willys Jeep 'Woodie' (£17-22,000) and a fully air worthy 1942 Hawker Hurricane fighter, expected to top the sale at £1.4-1.7million.

You can view the full lot list on Bonhams’ website.


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