H&H Classics Limited

H&H was established in 1993 as a specialist auction house dedicated solely to the sale of collectors’ motorcars and motorcycles. Today, the company can prides itself on its continuous trading history which exceeds that of any UK rival. H&H specialise in a diverse range of vehicles; everything from 1890s London to Brighton runners through to 1990s Formula 1 cars not to mention a variety of iconic motorcycles and holds a considerable number of world record auction prices.

H&H is operated by hands-on enthusiasts and specialist valuers, they are known for being the most knowledgeable in the industry.

H&H holds regular sales at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa and Rockingham Castle, Leicestershire but is headquartered near Warrington, Cheshire.

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Volkswagen Kombi Riviera Camper Van

- One previous owner in USA - Imported to UK in 2003 and then comprehensively restored by Wolfsburg VWs - Featured in VolksWorld magazine in 2004, Teak interior Volkswagen Type 2 camper vans are not common or garden fare, they are a lifestyle on wheels, beloved by generations of all manner of outdoor-oriented folk from hippies to surfers and those who simply enjoy, well, camping. They exude character in a way modern people carriers can only dream of and will continue to appreciate in value. All this and more was what led the vendor to go searching for a Splitscreen example to enjoy with his wife and baby boy. An advert by Wolfsburg VWs - Type 2 Specialists caught his eye back in 2003 and a call revealed they had imported 'HCK 101E' from San Diego and were in the process of comprehensively restoring it. It turned out to be a left-hand drive, rust-free, 1967 1500 van with Riviera camper conversion that had had just one American owner from new, and came with all its original paperwork - it was exactly what the vendor was looking for and so has owned ever since. Wolfsburg left no stone unturned - all the mechanical components received attention, from engine to gearbox and steering to brakes etc. The body was treated to a bare metal respray in Pearl White and the interior was completely refurbished in oak-veneered board (in place of the original cheap veneered plywood) and Red upholstery. Westfalia-style roof racks were affixed to the top and an up-to-date sound system cunningly installed below the facia. The result was clearly stunning and suitably enthusiastically reported upon in the January 2004 issue of Volksworld magazine. These days the vendor classes the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, flat-four engine and four-speed manual gearbox as all being in 'good' condition, while the odometer currently displays an unwarranted 85,700 miles. Splitscreen Type 2 Vee Dubs with just two owners from new are a major rarity - especially in this condition.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
25 000 GBP

De Dion Bouton Type E Vis-a-Vis

This delightful veteran was unearthed in mainland Europe in the 1990s and treated to a thorough restoration, during which the original 3.5hp engine was replaced by a 1901 4.5hp one in order to enhance the performance. The fitment required modest modifications to the base of the steering column to accommodate the 'decelerator' pedal common to the later engine, otherwise the car was unaltered and now capable of a sustained 25mph for the first time. On completion it was enjoyed in its then home country of Holland before being exported to the USA in the early 2000s, where it resided in private collections until brought to auction in Massachusetts in 2009. It was at this point that it came to the UK, where it was once again put to good use - 'DIG 1900' last completed the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in 2014. The minimal immaculate bodywork is finished in Black while the seating is trimmed in Black leather and the once white-walled tyres have been replaced with Black ones. The vendor regards the vis-?-vis's bodywork, paintwork, seating, single-cylinder 402cc engine and two-speed transmission as all being in 'excellent' condition. He is now offering the De Dion complete with Veteran Car Club dating certificate, which guarantees it a welcome in veteran events the world over, and a potentially early start on London to Brighton Runs - an event in which it has already proved its mettle. Count Albert De Dion was involved with the horseless carriage from 1882 and his first internal combustion-engined offering was a diminutive tricycle powered by the company's new vertical single-cylinder engine, which was notable for revving at almost twice the speed of the contemporary Daimler unit. The four-wheeled Voiturette first seen in 1899 introduced the world to the innovative De Dion rear axle, which was way ahead of its time.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
65 000 GBP

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet

PLEASE NOTE: We apologise but this vehicle is Withdrawn from our 29th March 2017 auction. - Supplied new in April 1989 by Charles Follett of St. John's Wood and registered KMJ-1 - Finished in a wonderful colour combination and described as having a very good interior - Original service book accompanied by many maintenance invoices After a lengthy gestation period, the now ubiquitous Porsche 911 entered production in 1964, and much evolved versions of it remain in production to this day, 52 years later. Initially powered by an air-cooled, 2-litre, flat-six engine, in common with all other aspects of the 911 the engines have undergone steady evolution ever since. The 911 Carrera 3.2 made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show of September 1983. Visually indebted to the outgoing 911 SC, the Carrera wore a revised front valance with auxiliary driving lamps and a subtle 'Carrera' script on its engine lid. The model's 3164cc flat-six engine was credited with developing some 231bhp and 209 lbft of torque and was allied to a five-speed transmission, making it reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds and 153mph. Some 19,987 Cabriolet variants of the 3.2 Carrera were sold between 1984 and 1989. This very late 1989 model was supplied new by renowned London Porsche dealer Charles Follett of St. John's Wood, and was first registered on April 4th 1989 with the desirable number plate of KMJ-1, a plate it appears to have worn for the first five years of its life. Presented with a handbook and its original service book, the comprehensive history of this Cabriolet details that it was maintained by London (NW2) Porsche specialist Pickup Motorsport between 2001 and 2012, with a print-off of the maintenance invoices from Pickup covering the period 2005 to 2012. These show that a new clutch was fitted in March 2011 and there is also an invoice on file for a new roof in May 2012. Presented in a wonderful colour combination, this super looking 911 displays a total of 125,600 miles on it odometer and is described by the vendor as having very good bodywork, paintwork and interior trim.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
28 000 GBP

Jaguar MK II 3.8 Litre

Featuring notably slimmer roof pillars than its MKI forebear, the immortal Jaguar MKII was as airy on the inside as it was elegant on the outside. Its monocoque bodyshell was equipped with independent coil-sprung front suspension and a well located live rear axle, 12-inch disc brakes all round and recirculating ball steering. The model could be specified with a 2.4, 3.4 or 3.8-litre version of Jaguar's race-proved, DOHC inline, six-cylinder XK engine. The interior was quintessentially British with its sumptuous leather-covered seats, polished wood facia and door cappings, comprehensive instrumentation and impressive row of auxiliary toggle switches. The attention to detail and build quality of the MKII were remarkable for the price. Equipped with the 220bhp 3.8-litre engine, the Jaguar was reputedly capable of sprinting to 60mph in 8.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 125mph. Some 30,141 3.8s were produced between 1959 and 1967. Finished in Dark Green with Tan leather upholstery, this particular example boasts a manual overdrive gearbox and chrome wire wheels. Purchased by the current keeper in 2012, it was the subject of a extensive restoration between 1997 and 2001. This included: a bare metal respray during which the colour was changed from the original Golden Sand; the engine was refurbished to standard specification; the original manual gearbox was replaced by a later all-synchromesh unit; the suspension was lowered and rebushed; power steering was added; the bumpers and rear lights were rechromed; the headlining, carpets, facia, wheels, tyres, spinners and radio were all renewed. More recently a Kenlowe fan, electronic ignition, new starter motor and custom header tank have been fitted. The vendor not surprisingly now regards the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and gearbox as all being in "very good order" and 'APG 401B' is offered with a fresh MOT certificate. A fine looking example of a great motorcar.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
20 000 GBP

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II

- A rare Silver Wraith II with a reduced rear window and picnic tables to the rear of the front seats - Only 77,500 recorded miles and boasting an "extensive history file" with approximately _4,000 recently spent - Finished in a most agreeable colour combination and described by the vendor as having "excellent" paintwork This rare Rolls-Royce is the long wheel base Silver Wraith II version and is equipped as most were with the reduced rear window and Everflex covered roof. As well as the smaller rear window to aid privacy, rear seat passengers are afforded with around four inches of extra leg room compared to a Silver Shadow, and this example has picnic / writing tables to the rear of the front seats and movable foot rests amongst the deep-pile over-carpets. With wonderful natural patterns being exhibited in the lovely dark walnut dash board, the grey leather interior is described by the vendor as being in "very good" condition, as one would expect with only 77,500 miles recorded on the odometer. Reported to retain its original service and hand books, the history file has been described as "extensive" and features many invoices from authorised dealers and specialists such as HR Owen, The Chelsea Workshop, and Eaton Square Garage, as well as a comprehensive selection of previous MOT certificates from 1993 onwards. Letters and invoices in the history file show that a gentleman in Chelsea, London, purchased the car from Mann Egerton, the authorised Rolls-Royce dealership in Dover Street, London in October 1990. A maintenance invoice from HR Owen in June 1991 indicates the recorded mileage as 66,333, and the car was used sparingly during the gentleman's thirteen years of ownership as he had only covered just over 8,000 miles when he sold it in June 2003. The next owner, a gentleman in Boston, Lincolnshire, travelled just 2,700 miles during his first four of ownership, however he then hardly used the car and according to the MOT certificates (which he had issued promptly every June) he covered just 90 miles between June 2007 and October 2013, at which time the car was acquired by our vendor. The car has continued its leisurely existence with our vendor as only around 60 miles have been driven. Due to this inactivity, the car was recommissioned at the end of 2016 and more than _4,000 was spent overhauling and replacing many of the braking components. The Rolls-Royce has apparently been garaged during at least the past two ownerships (and possibly for much of its life given London's parking problems) which would explain why the paintwork, which is a most agreeable metallic pewter grey, is described by the vendor as being in "excellent" condition. This certainly appears to be a superlative example.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
14 000 GBP

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

- Delivered new to Switzerland - c.8,900 miles since restoration in mid 1990s - Beautiful 190SL from a private collection First seen in prototype form at the 1954 New York Auto Show, the 190 SL finally entered full production in May 1955 - the year Mercedes swept all before it on the Mille Miglia with the 300 SLR. Indeed, the graceful, new two-door, convertible grand tourer penned by Karl Wilfert and Walter H?cker was sold alongside the road-going version of the SLR - the 300 SL - whose styling it strongly resembled. In fact, the underpinnings of the two cars were quite different and, while the 300 SL had a purpose-built tubular spaceframe (W198), its smaller sibling was built on a shortened version of the 'Ponton' Saloon (W121) platform, which was of radically different monocoque construction. The 190 SL also boasted an all-new engine - based on the six-cylinder unit of the 300 SL, it was an over-square SOHC straight-four unit of 1,897cc that breathed through a pair of twin-choke Solex downdraft carburettors to produce some 104bhp, which was sufficient might to accelerate the Benz to 100kph in 14.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 112mph. The unit was coupled to a manual four-speed gearbox operated by a lever sited between the seats. The suspension comprised double wishbones and coil springs at the front and coil sprung swing axles at the rear. Steering was by recirculating ball and braking by power-assisted drums at all four corners. Built to the highest standards and among the nimblest cars of its type at the time, the 190 SL featured a well-appointed cockpit, notable comfort for its occupants and relatively generous luggage space. Under the circumstances, even the steep asking price of _2,693 did nothing to deter purchasers. The convertible could be ordered with or without removable hard top (the rear window of which was enlarged from 1959 onwards) and there was also the option of a third seat placed transversely behind the front ones and big enough to carry an adult. Last but not least, in the early years the model could be ordered in sports racing guise, complete with small Perspex windscreen, lightweight alloy doors and spartan leather-covered bucket seats. The 190 SL continued in production until 1963, when both it and the 300 SL were replaced by the W113 Series 230 SL. By this time some 25,881 190 SLs had been built, the majority of which found homes in the USA, where its combination of sporty styling and boulevard ride proved especially popular. The simply stunning left-hand drive example being sold has White bodywork that's matched to a Red hide interior. Having vacated the Stuttgart production line it was apparently delivered new to Mercedes-Benz Switzerland in 1960. At some point it then found its way across the Atlantic to the USA before being repurchased by the original owner in 1994 and imported to the UK. It was at this stage it was treated to a lengthy _24,000 restoration featuring only original 190 SL components. The Benz was then purchased by the vendor to form part of his private collection, and it was the decision to now reduce the size of that collection that has brought the car to market at this time. The vendor's view of its current condition is 'superb', and he grades the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, four-cylinder engine and all synchromesh transmission as all being in 'excellent' condition. '879 UYO' has amassed just 8,900 miles since the completion of the restoration and has recently benefited from a thorough check over and service. It comes complete with a collection of general invoices, full documentation and photos of the restoration, plus a current MOT valid to October 10th this year.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
80 000 GBP

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Targa Coupe

- c.300 miles from new, top specification - Z07 upgrade package, manual transmission - Laguna Blue with Black hide 'Think of the Corvette Z06 as the most amazing version of a sports car that is already amazing by anyone's measure.' Car And Driver The new C7 incarnation of Chevrolet's long-running Corvette debuted at the North American Auto Show at the beginning of 2013. The design, available in both targa coupe and convertible form with manual or automatic transmission, retained the traditional rear-drive front-engine layout coupled with a more angular body shape mixing the familiar glass fibre with carbon fibre, now bristling with aerodynamic aids. Great strides were also made in improving the fit and finish of the interior, whilst the electronics package provided everything and more for the serious driver including a Cosworth-developed Performance Data Recorder with video and audio, and telemetry with Track, Sport, Touring and Performance data display depending on your mood! The ultimate specification was the Z07 Performance Package, as fitted to this manual transmission example, which had been introduced in 2015. The supercharged 6.2-litre LT4 V8 power unit now produced some 650bhp and 650lb/ft of torque driving through a 7-speed Tremec manual transmission, featuring selectable drive modes and Active Rev Matching. Revised suspension geometry, Michelin Sport Cup runflat tyres, Brembo ceramic brakes, adjustable rear spoiler, electronically controlled limited slip differential and other aerodynamic goodies helped keep the prodigious performance in check. Finished in a stunning shade of Laguna Blue with Black hide interior, black aluminium wheels and dark grey calipers, this extremely low mileage Z07 optioned example, has previously formed part of an important collection of supercars and is offered with less than 300 miles recorded. The car's comprehensive specification further includes the Carbon Fibre Exterior Styling Pack, Battery Protection Pack and Performance Data Recorder. UK registered, this amazing Corvette is accompanied by its wallet, book pack and Swansea V5 document.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
70 000 GBP

Aston Martin V8

Introduced in April 1972, shortly after Aston Martin had been acquired by Company Developments, the new V8 was visually distinguished from its DBS V8 predecessor by a black mesh grille and twin (rather than quad) headlights. Under the skin, the two shared the same platform chassis, DeDion rear axle, independent front suspension, power steering and disc brakes. Another carry over was the 'quad-cam' 5340cc V8 engine allied to either five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission. Credited with developing some 310bhp and 360lbft - thanks in part to its Bosch mechanical fuel-injection system - the model was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 6 seconds and almost 160mph (figures which would not be properly eclipsed until the arrival of the fearsome Vantage). Only in production for fifteen months, just 288 of the first generation `twin headlight' V8s are thought to have been made. This smart looking Series II has recently been subject to an extensive bodywork restoration, mechanical overhaul and re-paint in its original shade matched to a Cream and Blue piped interior. Registering some 94,500 miles, we understand that by the time of sale the original registration number will have been reallocated. Fitted with a stainless-steel exhaust system and riding on freshly refurbished wheels, the previously re-trimmed interior has been complimented with new carpets. Although presently disconnected (due to no pump being present), the car was fitted with A/C from the factory and an invoice included in the history file states that an unleaded conversion took place as well as 580 valve upgrade. The mechanics have been inspected by Seven classics, and a brake overhaul carried out. It is believed the engine was previously overhauled and has recently been set up correctly ready to enjoy. Offered with workshop manual, assorted invoices and a current MOT certificate into October 2017, the vendor understandably grades the bodywork, paintwork, engine, transmission and interior as 'very good'.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
80 000 GBP

Ferrari 360 Spider F1

- Cared for RHD example with c.19,800 miles recorded - Looked after by Grimaldi with major service including belts done in February 2017 - Rosso Corsa with Nero hide Introduced in 1999 as a replacement for the F355, the 360 was an entirely new design featuring an aluminium spaceframe chassis which was 40% stiffer and 28% lighter than the tubular steel arrangement of its predecessor. The revised bodywork resulted in downforce improving by a factor of four over the F355. Powered by a 3.6-litre V8 coupled to either a six-speed manual or F1 electrohydraulic manual transmission, the 360's lighter weight improved the 0-60 mph dash to just 4.2 seconds with a nominal top speed of over 180mph. In 2001, the spider version was introduced, the stiffness of the spaceframe being ideally suited to handle an open top. This was followed in 2003 by the ultimate incarnation - the 360 racing series inspired Challenge Stradale - featuring a number of weight saving and tuning modifications by the factory. This cosseted example has covered less than 20,000 miles from new, having originally been supplied on 26th September 2001 by Lancaster Colchester. Options fitted include Modular split rim wheels with red brake calipers, wing shields, front Challenge style grilles, rear Challenge grid and Challenge rear grille. For the past eight years it has been looked after by Italian sports car specialists Grimaldi Engineering Ltd of Halstead. The vendor advises the car has just benefited from a major service by them (carried out in February 2017) which included replacement of the cambelts, plugs etc. Finished in the classic colour scheme of Rosso Corsa with Nero hide, this beautiful open Ferrari is accompanied by its wallet and book pack with stamped service history, invoices for servicing work with Grimaldi, assorted expired MoT certificates and a Swansea V5 document. It will also carry a fresh MoT in time for the sale.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
68 000 GBP

Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster

- Unusually original Series 1 3.8 Roadster right down its factory installed body number plaque and carburettor sequence tags etc - Currently displaying an unwarranted but not inconceivable 22,400 miles - Recently repatriated from a Massachusetts barn. Running and driving but in need of recommissioning and / or restoration Famously launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type created a furore. Its combination of supercar performance, superb styling and a low price tag left rivals reeling and customers clamouring. While, early sportscar racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori amongst others helped cement its reputation. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the model's combination of all-round independent suspension (torsion-bar front / coil-sprung rear) rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent roadholding and handling capabilities. Fed by triple SU HD8 carburettors and topped with a 'straight port' DOHC cylinder head, its indomitable 3781cc straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lbft of torque. Allied to a four-speed Moss gearbox (with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and 4th), it reputedly enabled the low-slung two-seater to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph. While any E-type roadster is desirable, the lithesome free-revving 3.8 litre cars enjoy a particularly exalted status. Dating from early in the production cycle before Jaguar responded to popular demand for greater comfort and refinement, they arguably represent the automotive icon in its purest form. Supplied new to America, this particular example - chassis 880134 - has only recently been repatriated from a Massachusetts barn. Among the most original left-hand drive E-Type 3.8 Roadsters that we have encountered, the two-seater pleasingly retains its factory-fitted body number plaque, engine and carburetor positioning tags! Although, the present odometer reading of 22,341 miles cannot be warranted it is lent some credence by the lack of wear to the Black leather upholstery and camshaft cover / cylinder head nuts etc. Indeed, renowned marque specialists XK Engineering of Coventry believe that the car's front suspension has yet to be apart since leaving Browns Lane. Running and driving but not on the road for the past dozen years or so, the Jaguar is ripe for recommissioning and using 'as is' or as the basis of a concours standard restoration. The Black mohair hood has self-evidently been renewed at some stage and the Primrose Yellow paintwork has plenty of age to it but from what we could gather chassis 880134 seems to be free from any major structural corrosion. Something of a 'timewarp', this delightful E-Type 3.8 Roadster is worthy of close inspection.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 4d 23h
Low estimate
75 000 GBP

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