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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Objects "H&H Classics Limited"

Adams Roadster

- One of about 17 Jaguar XJ based Adams Roadsters constructed between 1986 and 1999 - Comprehensive history folder containing original brochure and price list, many maintenance invoices, previous MOT's and tax discs, and copies of previous V5C's - Upgraded from original 2.8 to current 4.2 engine during previous ownership and recently maintained by leading Jaguar specialists Twyford Moors and Classic Motor Cars The Adams Roadster was designed by ex-Lister man Dennis Adams who was responsible for dramatic designs such as the Probe 16 used in the film A Clockwork Orange, and some of the classic Marcos designs. The Roadster was produced in very limited numbers, with only around 17 believed to have been constructed between 1986 and 1999. They were apparently available with Jaguar straight-six engines in several capacities, with the 4.2 being the most popular. This Adams Roadster was acquired by the titled vendor in November 2015 with a view of exporting it to his home in Sri Lanka, but sadly a change in the importation laws soon afterwards meant that the car has remained at his City of London residence. The previous owner had purchased the car in August 2012 and undertook a lot of work on the car, notably replacing the original 2.8 twin-carburetted engine with a 4.2 triple-carburetted unit. A letter on file informs that the 4.2 engine was "refurbished" prior to installation with new gaskets, timing chain, alternator, and 4.2 clutch, plus the overdrive unit was "overhauled". A triple SU carburettor set-up completed the transformation. The previous and current owners have had the car maintained by leading Jaguar experts such as Twyford Moors and Classic Motor Cars (CMC), and the vendor describes the car as having "very good" paintwork and interior trim, and "excellent" bodywork, engine, transmission, and electric equipment. The car is supplied with a comprehensive history file featuring an original Adams Roadster brochure, a price list, and a magazine road-test, plus many maintenance invoices, previous MOT certificates, tax discs, and copies of previous registration documents.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 33d 0h
Low estimate
20 000 GBP

Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato

- One of just 539 Zagato styled 1.8 Flavia Sport's built of which even fewer left the factory in right hand drive configuration - Believed to have been supplied new in Italy on export plates and promptly exported to Zimbabwe, where it was first registered in January 1966 - Purchased by the vendor in Zimbabwe in 1993, restored there between 1995-98, and recent _12,300 expenditure at leading UK Lancia specialist Omicron Engineering This very rare Lancia is one of just 539 Flavias that were styled and constructed by the famous Italian carrozzeria Zagato. Just an extremely small percentage of that number that left the factory with the steering wheel installed on the right hand side of the dashboard, such as this car. It appears from the copy of the Zimbabwean registration document that we have that the car was originally registered in Italy on EE export plates and then registered in Zimbabwe in January 1966. It was not uncommon for people working in foreign countries to purchase their Italian cars in Italy, collect them from the factory, and then drive or travel with them to their place of work, and that is possibly the exiting start in life that this Flavia had. According to the English vendor, after spending the majority of its life at nearly 5,000 feet above sea level in the dry area of Salisbury (now Harare), Zimbabwe, he acquired the car in 1993 while living in Zimbabwe. An aircraft engineer and pilot by profession, the vendor was easily qualified to tackle the restoration on the car, and during the work between 1995 and 1998, he sensibly strengthened the apparently notoriously weak sills in the process. When the vendor and his wife returned to England in 2015 for their retirement, the Flavia tagged along and was registered with the DVLA in September of that year. Conveniently, the UK's leading Lancia specialist was just down the road from their new home so the car was taken to Omicron Engineering for inspection and preparation for MOT and UK registration. Over the following six months more than _12,000 was spent on various jobs including overhauling the cylinder heads, steering box, water pump, brake servo and brake master cylinder, and having the fuel tank professionally cleaned inside and sealed. The vendor believes that the car is now ready to be enjoyed as Lancia intended and he describes the car as having "excellent" body and paint work, and engine and transmission.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 33d 0h
Low estimate
19 000 GBP

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

- A very special 300SL with only 24,400 miles from new - Comprehensive history file containing a detailed usage log, copies of previous V5's, approximately 15 previous MOT certificates, and old tax discs - Long-term ownerships by Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts, it is reported to retain its original tyres and front brake pads Within the volumous history file for this 300SL lies a note book that the forth owner used to fanatically document every journey they did in the car, noting the mileage covered, the reason for the journey, and the weather conditions. However, the first owner was apparently a Matthew Giles who bought E866 DPC (as it was registered then) new on August 1st 1987 and owned it until October 1992. Ownership then passed to someone from West London, but after five months it is believed to have been repossessed by the finance company and then stored for fourteen months while the hard top was retrieved. In May 1994 it was purchased by a Roger Thomas of Devon and registered with his number plate RCT 8. A copy of a maintenance invoice from this time records the mileage at about 17,300 miles. Mr Thomas seemed to struggle with the lack of space in the SL and after travelling about 1,600 miles removed RCT 8 from the car and placed an advert in the Sunday Times expressing an interest in taking a saloon car in part exchange. E660 DTT was purchased by John Earl in October 1994, the fourth owner, and was clearly cherished. He moved to Hull in May 2004 and after the car was unused during 2005 and 2006 he entered it into our auction at Duxford in October 2007. It was acquired by our Mercedes-Benz enthusiast vendor who has covered just 1,300 miles during his ten years of ownership. While not in use the SL has shared a garage in Kensington, London, with a beautiful Mercedes-Benz from the 1960's. Accompanying the car are Mr Earl's usage log book, copies of previous registration documents, about fifteen previous MOT certificates, old tax discs, a hand book and duplicate service book, a Sunday Times newspaper featuring the SL's 1994 advertisement, a 1994 maintenance invoice, a sales invoice from Mr Thomas to Mr Earl, and a spare set of keys. Low mileage SL's are a rare find and this special car would be a wonderful addition to any enthusiasts garage.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 33d 0h
Low estimate
25 000 GBP

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II

- A cherished example of the rare Silver Wraith II model with a reduced rear window and picnic tables to the rear of the front seats - Boasting an "extensive history file" with approximately _4,000 recently spent, plus hand and service books with mostly authorised dealer stamps - Finished in a most agreeable colour combination of Pewter paint and grey leather, 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. Within the original book pack are two service books (the original and a continuation book), the hand book and its supplements. The history file has been described as "extensive" and features many invoices from authorised dealers and specialists such as Ross Brothers, Mann Egerton, HR Owen, The Chelsea Workshop, and Eaton Square Garage, as well as a comprehensive selection of previous MOT certificates from 1993 onwards. The original service book states this motorcar was sold new by Ross Brothers of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, in April 1980 and registered as MWW 434V. Three months later the first service was carried out and it is reported in the service book that the odometer was changed when it displayed 3,371 miles. Therefore, this figure needs to be added onto the odometer reading, which is currently just 77,500 miles. Later registration numbers include AR 1000 and the ONM 876V that the car has now. Letters and invoices in the history file show that a gentleman in Chelsea, London, purchased the car in October 1990 from Mann Egerton, the authorised Rolls-Royce dealership in Dover Street, London. A maintenance invoice from HR Owen in June 1991 indicates the odometer reading 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. 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 such a low recorded mileage. This certainly appears to be a superlative example.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 33d 0h
Low estimate
14 000 GBP

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