Historics at Brooklands

Residing at Brooklands Museum, Britain's most evocative motoring arena, Historics auction house is now firmly established for the sale and purchase of the finest historic, classic and sports cars and motoring memorabilia.

The auction house brings together a wealth of specialist motoring experience and with the endorsement from the Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd, aims to preserve and extend the tradition of some of motoring's' most prestigious names.

Historics will welcome the opportunity to offer advice, expertise and enthusiasm to anyone looking to buy or sell any classic car at auction as well as an interest in renowned marques such as Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Porsche and Jaguar.

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Objects "Historics at Brooklands"

1974 Citron DS23efi Pallas

After 18 years of secret development, the DS19 was introduced on 5th October 1955 at the Paris Motor Show. In the first 15 minutes of the show, 743 orders were taken and orders for the first day totalled 12,000 cars. To a France still deep in reconstruction after the devastation of World War II, the DS was a symbol of French ingenuity. It was the first mass-production car with front power disc brakes. It also featured hydro pneumatic suspension including an automatic self-levelling system, variable ground clearance, power-steering, a semi-automatic transmission and a fibreglass roof which reduced weight. It also sported inboard front brakes as well as independent suspension. Despite the rather leisurely acceleration afforded by its four-cylinder engine, the DS was successful in motorsports like rallying, where sustained speeds on poor surfaces are paramount. It won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1959 and, controversially in 1966, after the disqualification of the BMC Mini-Cooper team. The Citroën DS placed fifth on Automobile Magazine's '100 Coolest Cars' listing in 2005. It was also named the most beautiful car of all time by Classic & Sports Car magazine after a poll of 20 world-renowned car designers. In 1965, a luxury upgrade to the DS, the Pallas, named after the Greek goddess, was introduced. This included comfort features such as better noise insulation, a more luxurious and optional leather upholstery and external trim embellishments.Read more

  • GBRWest Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 4d 22h
Low estimate
22 000 GBP

1969 Morris Mini Traveller 'Woody'

The first Morris Mini Traveller was built on 29th March 1960 but not despatched until 27th July 1960 to Welder Ltd. Unlike Morris Mini saloons, which came out of the Cowley plant, all Travellers were built at Longbridge. The first cars were available in the same paint colours as the Mini Saloons of the time. The interior also matched that of the saloon with a white speedometer housed in a single round cowling and two-tone seats. Costing £623, the estates were available only in a De Luxe trim level which included a recirculating heater, bumper overriders, silver insert round the screen and chrome sill edging, filler cap and wheel trims. Two wing mirrors were fitted as standard, since this was a legal requirement at the time for estate cars, but a rear view mirror was an optional extra, as were seatbelts! The rear floor pressing of the early estates resembled that of an extended saloon with the battery being retained in its traditional Mini location in the boot. One of the most interesting things about the very early Traveller and Countryman cars was the internal fuel tank. It was positioned on the lefthand side in the rear of the car and was trimmed to match the boot. These so-called internal tank cars are easily recognisable by the filler cap being just underneath the rear window on the lefthand side of the car. Production of the internal tank cars was so limited that these have become the most sought after of all Mini estates.Read more

  • GBRWest Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 4d 22h
Low estimate
9 000 GBP

1994 Mercedes-Benz S 500 'Biggie Smalls Gangster Rapper' by Paul Karslake FRSA

Even before he won his first County Art Prize at the age of eight, Paul Karslake was immersed into the Art World. Paul's father, Mike, was a renowned architectural model maker. From Mike, Paul was taught business ethics, form and perspective - attributes so lacking in many of today's working artists. Paul travelled to the United States in the late 1970s for what he imagined would be a three week holiday; he ended up staying four years! Soon after arriving in America, Paul was working for Los Angeles Art Studios, CBS Television and Disney, with whom, years later, he was to work on the Euro Disney Project. In 1990, the Wiggins Group Plc. commissioned Paul to produce a 650 ft. long artwork hoarding for their South Quay site in London Docklands for which he was awarded The Evening Standard Environmental Award. In the same year, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (F.R.S.A.). Under the guidance of Derek Johns, ex-Director of Sotheby's and Old Master dealer in St. James's, Paul decided to further strengthen his ties with the Fine Art market. In 1995, he undertook a commission for some very large still life paintings for the restaurant that became Gordon Ramsay's 'Petrus', in St James's, London. He followed this in 1998 with a solo exhibition at Derek Johns Ltd., in Duke Street, SW1. Paul's depth of talent is further exemplified when viewing his work on other mediums, including design and artwork for the Virgin F1 racing cars and monumental scale commissions on commercial aircraft, coaches and even the Radio 1 roadshow trucks. His paintings of iconic and popular figures, from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Johnny Depp, Sir Michael Caine and Grace Kelly are hanging in the homes of the famous and infamous and form part of many corporate and private collections in the UK and beyond. Paul is passionate about sharing and explaining his skills and takes an active part in supporting children wishing to do work experience, also tutoring at schools and demonstrating at Art Groups. Read more

  • GBRWest Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 4d 22h

1992 Lamborghini Diablo Evocation

The Diablo, or 'devil' in Spanish, was built between 1990 and 2001; it was the first Lamborghini capable of attaining a top speed in excess of 200mph. Its power came from a 5.7 litre, 48-valve version of the existing Lamborghini V12 featuring dual overhead cams and computer-controlled multi-point fuel injection, producing a maximum output of 492hp and 428 lb/ft of torque. The vehicle could reach 62mph in about 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 202mph. It was rear wheel drive and the engine was mid-mounted to aid its weight balance. In 1995, this model had a safety car role in Formula 1, most notably at the Canadian Grand Prix where, fortunately, it did not need to be officially deployed. Using a Pontiac Bonneville as the donor car, this Lamborghini Diablo Evocation is remarkably well built using many original Lamborghini parts including seats, lights and parts of the dashboard. The Pontiac 3.8 litre, V6 engine is coupled with an automatic transmission thus alleviating notoriously heavy clutch. With prices for the Lamborghini Diablo on the rise, mainly because it is seen as the last true Lamborghini, a niche market has been created for those who covet the raging bull's aggressive looks and Italian flair without breaking the bank. Offered for sale with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until November 2017.Read more

  • GBRWest Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 4d 22h
Low estimate
10 000 GBP

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Historics of Brooklands
Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd
Brooklands Road
KT13 0QN
UK Freephone: 0800 988 3838
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