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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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
  • 30d 14h
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
  • 30d 14h
Low estimate
19 000 GBP

Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

- Believed to be one of only 989 911 S 2.4 Targa models produced in 1972 with the oil filler on the rear wing - Sold new in Naples, and resided in warm southern Italy until importation into England by the vendor in 2015 - A very original example having never required restoration and presented in lovely condition with its beautiful Gemini Blue paint colour The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity states this beautifully coloured 911 S 2.4 Targa left the factory in July 1972, finished in metallic gemini blue with black leatherette trim covering the optional sports seats. Other chosen options were a limited-slip differential, 3-point safety belts, and coloured glass. Originally registered in Napoli as NA795750, the 911 later moved further south and registered in the provinces of Catanzaro and Reggio Calabria. These areas of Italy are the closest part of the mainland to the beautiful island of Sicily, and one can imagine popping across the water and enjoying a few hours of spirited driving in the Targa on the historic Targa Florio route. Copies of Italian registration documents detail the relatively small number of people in the south of Italy who were fortunate enough to own this rare car, one of just 989 2.4 S Targa models believed to have been produced in 1972 (against 1,750 coupes). 1972 was significant for the 911 as it was the only year that the oil filler cap was located on the rear wing. In 2000 the 911 was registered in the Province of Avellino as AV111JG and in late 2011 the long-term owner sold it to a gentleman in Rome. The vendor acquired it from him in 2015 through a mutual friend, and it is believed the odometer was replaced some time before the owner in Rome acquired the car. An invoice on file (extremely rare with an Italian car as everything is paid for with cash) shows the Targa was sent to Sicily in 2013 to have the gearbox overhauled by a Porsche specialist in Palermo. Since the 911 has been in England the vendor has spent over _5,000 improving the car with some of the best names in the historic Porsche world. Work undertaken includes fitting RHD headlights, heat exchangers, a stainless-steel exhaust system, a tune of the engine, and a thorough service. Repainted in recent years, it appears this 911 has always been a cherished machine and therefore has never had the need to be stripped and restored. It retains that wonderful solid feel that only an original car can, something that is often lost during a full restoration. We are delighted to offer a highly desirable, outside oil filler, European supplied 911 S Targa that the vendor understandably describes as having "very good" engine and interior trim, with "excellent" bodywork, paintwork, and transmission.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 30d 14h
Low estimate
100 000 GBP

Lotus Elite S2

- Supplied new to Gilby Engineering and raced by Keith Greene in period - Recent comprehensive restoration by Mk14 Components, blue with black interior - 5 speed Ford Type 9 gearbox, offered by renowned Lotus enthusiast and collector "The road manners of the Elite come as near to those of a racing car as the ordinary motorist would ever experience" (Autocar, May 1960) Unveiled at the1957 London Motor Show, the Elite (Type 14) was not only Colin Chapman's first production road car but also the world's first fibreglass monocoque (a contributory factor to its reputed 684kg kerb weight). Perhaps influenced by the FIA's recently introduced 1300cc GT racing class, the newcomer's specification included F2-derived all-round independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes (inboard at the rear). Powered by a Coventry-Climax SOHC four-cylinder engine mated to four-speed manual transmission, its amazing 0.29 cd allowed all but the basic variant to claim a top speed of over 120mph. The work of Peter Kirwin-Taylor, aerodynamicist Frank Costin and John Frayling, the coupe's super sleek silhouette is still considered a masterpiece. Unsurprisingly, given its radical design (and Chapman's budget constraints), the first running prototype did not emerge until May 10th 1958. Driven straight to Silverstone by Ian Walker, it promptly won a production sports car race against 1600cc opposition. As successful abroad as on British circuits the Elite won its class at Le Mans every year from 1959-1964. Although, the contract to manufacture the Type 14's innovative GRP monocoque was initially entrusted to Maximar boatbuilders, it was transferred after 280 or so units to the Bristol Aircraft company. Coinciding with revisions to the rear suspension layout, an improved interior and increased engine power, this switch heralded the emergence of the Series Two in mid-1960. Chassis 1471, a Bristol bodied car, was delivered new in January 1961 to Formula One team Gilby Engineering for Keith Greene to compete in sports car events and, we understand, was fully prepared for racing by Lotus themselves. Conversations with Keith Greene subsequently confirmed its competition life was a brief one due to teething problems and the weakness of the early suspension pick up points. The car was returned to the factory for this to be rectified. The car was then sold on, being registered as a road car in December 1961. At this time, it retained the full race bottom end, initially with an MG gearbox fitted, before the original ZF unit was purchased from Gilby and reinstalled. It then changed hands in 1964 and again in 1965 before being put into long term storage around 1966 by the then owner who always intended to recommission the car. Work commitments prevented this and it was acquired by the previous owner from him in 2006. The original engine and ZF gearbox having disappeared over the years, a full restoration was finally commenced. The Chassis Body Unit was repaired and painted in metallic blue and a new sub frame fitted, whilst the FWE Climax engine was completed to a high standard with a steel crank, lightened flywheel and forged pistons. It was also converted to accept unleaded fuel. Running on twin 40 DCOE Webers, power output was recorded as a healthy 105bhp. Cooling is provided by an all alloy radiator with an 11" electric fan. A Ford Type 9 five-speed gearbox was also fitted. With similar ratios to those found in the ZF unit and a fifth gear, the car is capably relaxed and quite at home in modern traffic conditions. Other modifications include rose joints on the rear suspension, a 50 amp Dynator in place of the original dynamo and retrimming of the seats and door cards in black leather. Completed in 2014, it was purchased by the vendor, a renowned Lotus enthusiast and collector, directly from Mk14 Components Ltd and is only being offered for sale due his recent acquisition of another example. The car has recently had an MOT inspection, valid until June 2018. It has also received a full Service in June of this year, from Tolman Motorsport. Invited to the 60th anniversary celebrations at Castle Combe in May, it will afterwards be featured in Classic & Sportscar magazine. A fully restored example with period race history, 1471 ticks all the right boxes and should appeal to Lotus collectors everywhere.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 30d 14h
Low estimate
75 000 GBP

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