A variety of lots offered in the debut Bonhams MPH sale
More than 120 modern, historic and popular motor cars will be offered in the debut sale of Bonhams MPH, the international auction house’s motoring division dedicated to the affordable classics market, at its Bicester Heritage base on Thursday 26 September. An eclectic selection spanning a century of motor cars, ranging from a 1917 Maxwell 25HP 3.0 Litre Tourer (estimate £20,000 – 30,000) to a 2016 Audi RS6 RFSi V8 Quattro Avant (estimate £40,000 – 50,000), via classic marques MG, Triumph and Datsun, will be offered in the new drive-through auction held in the classic motoring hub’s Hanger 113.
2004 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo 3.6 Cabriolet, Estimate £28,000 – 35,000.
A desirable manual gearbox, low mileage example (under 25,000 miles), in single ownership for the last 15 years. Equipped with sought-after hardtop.
1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth, Estimate £40,000 – 50,000
A highly original, low-mileage (38,000 miles) example, owned by the current vendor for over 20 years, recently recommissioned have been stored for the past decade.
1974 Triumph TR6, Estimate £12,000 – 16,000. An original right hand drive examples, which has been extensively restored and is equipped with a desirable hardtop. In its current ownership for almost 40 years.
1974 MGB GT Coupé, Estimate £5,000 – 7,000. A right hand drive example offered in a desirable colour combination.
1917 Maxwell 25 3-Litre Tourer, Estimate £20,000 – 30,000. A beautifully-restored example of a powerful Edwardian touring car, ideal for VCC and VSCC events.
1936 Ford Model 68 V8 Convertible, Estimate £30,000 – 40,000. Beautifully restored featuring desirable V8 engine and manual gearbox. Owned by the vendor for over 20 years.
The sale also includes several important collections including the ‘Elite Collection’, a unique selection of ex-SAS and military Land Rovers, including two of only 20 remaining iconic ‘Pink Panthers’; a trio of ‘hot hatch’ Renaults and the ‘Drury collection’ of popular classics. Many of the lots have been sourced by the Bonhams MPH team since the division’s launch in June this year, via its innovative online portal or as a result of the newly established monthly valuation days staged at Bicester Heritage.
Rob Hubbard, head of Bonhams MPH, said; “We are delighted that we have had such a positive reaction to our new venture and are able to offer a such an interesting selection of affordable and modern classics. We are looking forward to our debut sale and are pleased to be able to offer the traditional Bonhams values to a wider audience.”
The debut Bonhams MPH Sale will take place from 1pm on Thursday 26 September, with viewing on Wednesday 25 September from 9am to 8pm and from 9am on the day of the sale. Buyers can bid the traditional way in person at the auction, by telephone, by submitting an absentee bid or online via the Bonhams MPH dedicated platform – at no extra charge.
Consignments for the debut Bonhams MPH sale are now closed. However, they are being invited for the following sale on Tuesday 26 November, with the next valuation day taking place on Friday 30 August, when potential sellers can show and discuss their cars with the MPH team.
Bonhams MPH will be staging four drive-through sales per year. For further details visit: mph.bonhams.com.