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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1976 Daimler Sovereign Coup (4.2 litre)

The Daimler Sovereign was a name applied by to a sequence of luxury cars built by Jaguar but carrying the Daimler badge between 1966 and 1983 and were based on contemporary Jaguar body shells, chassis and engines. Jaguar Cars took over The Daimler Company in 1960 and the 1966 Sovereign was the second Daimler to be based on a Jaguar model. Subsequent Sovereigns arose with the series I, II and III Jaguar XJ6. The V12 versions of the Daimler, available from 1972 to 1997, were named Daimler Double-Six after the original Daimler V12s. An extended wheelbase version was introduced which eventually became the standard model. From 1975, the 2.8 litre was replaced by a 3.4 litre version of the XK engine. Finally, Jaguar introduced a short-lived two-door pillarless coupé version of the Series II using the short wheelbase floorplan with Daimler versions using both six and twelve cylinder engines; the coupé has proved the most enduring. Built, as it was, in relatively low numbers but demonstrating a purity of profile that has become very sought after. This rare 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Coupé has been the subject of a cosmetic restoration started in 2010, it included cutting out all the rust from both inner and outer sills and fitting new panels before being repainted in its original colour of white; the restoration was completed in 2011. In 2013, the cylinder head was removed and refaced, then rebuilt with new valves and guides. This 4.2 coupé has a full and complete history from 1986 including DVLA records showing all the owners from new. Finished in white with a dark blue everflex roof, which is fitted with a full length Webasto sunroof and black leather interior, this Daimler is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in November 2017 and a large history file containing old MoT test certificates going back to 1988, invoices starting in 1986 and photographs showing the repairs done in 2010. Daimler cars have always been associated with being luxurious and exclusive because of the royal connections, and this one is no exception.Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 19d 20h
Low estimate
14 000 GBP

2002 Renault Avantime 'Privilege'

Renault wowed the crowds and the motoring press with their 2+2 Coupe GT MPV concept when they revealed their Matra inspired styling exercise at the Paris Motor Show in 1998. The concept, by Patrick Le Quement, was boldly taken into production largely unchanged. Featuring design ahead of its time, the Avantime was packed full of luxuries, safety features and advanced engineering. Highlights included unique double-hinged 'kinematic' pillarless doors allowing easy access to the front and rear seats (even when tightly parked), the world's largest opening glass sunroof at the time (a full 1m/sq of opening roof) featuring strengthened heat-reflecting glass, theatre seating (rear positioned higher than the front), galvanised steel chassis with aluminium upper structure, cavernous 530 litre boot, xenon headlights, a 'grand air' button which simultaneously opened all pillarless windows and sunroof, and finally a choice of powerful engines (3.0 V6 or 2.0 turbo) giving a grand tourer driving style and claimed lowest 0-62mph of 8.6 seconds. Just ten months after Avantime production started in 2001, Matra announced that they would cease all vehicle manufacturing, with much of the facilities going on to be sold to Pininfarina in 2003. Our car is a 2002 3.0 Privilege Automatic in 'Steppe' silver/grey with full black leather upholstery. Production number 210 in the sequence of cars built for the UK market and comes with a letter from Renault UK, a certificate and a gift box containing an Avantime concept print and Renault concept cars book. The Avantime combines bold styling with exceptional comfort and a host of highly attractive features that would appeal to most car enthusiasts. When you overlay the GT flare and performance with such limited production numbers, we believe that the Avantime possesses all of the hallmarks of a highly collectable classic, BBC's Top Gear positioned the Renault Avantime at 'Sub Zero' on the 'Cool Wall' stating it was cooler even than the Aston Martin Vanquish and "the coolest car money can buy".Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 19d 20h

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Historics of Brooklands
Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd
Brooklands Road
KT13 0QN
UK Freephone: 0800 988 3838
Non-UK: +44 (0) 1753 639170
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E-mail: auctions@historics.co.uk