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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE X-PACK CONVERTIBLE - HISTORICS AUCTIONS 10th Anniversary Grand Summer Sale Windsorview Lakes Horton Road, Datchet SL39HY Berkshire SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020




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Windsorview Lakes
Horton Road, Datchet
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SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020



1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE
VOLANTE X-PACK CONVERTIBLE
RegistrationG755 TRR
Chassis NumberSCFCV81VXKTR15804
Engine NumberV5805804
Odometer reading40,685 miles
Estimate£280,000 - £320,000



  • One of only 30 cars
  • Current ownership for 21 years
  • Warranted mileage

This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was hailed as ‘Britain’s First Supercar’ for its 170 mph top speed when introduced. Straight-line performance was staggering, with acceleration from 0–60 mph in 5.3 seconds, one-tenth of a second quicker than the Ferrari Daytona, its main competitor of the time, and a 0-100mph time of 12.7 seconds. It became the world’s fastest accelerating production car due to the tuned version of the existing 5,340cc engine breathing through a quartet of 48mm Weber carburettors. Valves and ports were enlarged and the camshafts changed, resulting in an estimated maximum output of around 375bhp. With the optional 'X-Pack' power was increased to 432bhp, a significant upgrade.

Stunning from every angle, the X-Pack Volante represents the pinnacle of decades of hand-assembled Aston Martin production. Readily distinguishable from the standard car by virtue of its blocked-off bonnet scoop, blanked air intake, front chin spoiler and lipped boot lid, this car is a stunning combination of beauty, luxury and power and is as rare today as it was when it first saw the light of day.

This exceptional V8 Vantage Volante with X-Pack is one of only 30 cars ever produced mating the 580X engine to the smooth automatic transmission to create the ultimate coach built Grand Tourer. Finished in Salisbury Blue with Magnolia hides piped blue, the car is complemented by a dark blue mohair roof. One of the very last cars ever built, chassis number 15804 has been with our vendor for a staggering 21 years and comes with an extensive history file documenting its life and care.

The build sheet from April 1989 shows that this example was originally specified as a left hand drive car built for British Motors Monaco however investigations tell us that this example didn’t find its way to Monaco and was instead sold to its original owner a Mr. K. Tandon of Mayfair, London who purchased and registered the car in his company name in November 1989 after the Aston Martin factory at Newport Pagnell had stripped and converted this car back to right hand drive, an invoice of which sits within the history file.

Mr. Tandon stored the car at his home, together with a number of other classics, until he sold the car in 1991 having covered just 450 miles. The new owner, Mr. Leniham from Sheffield, was another car enthusiast with a small but not insignificant collection and he kept the car for just over a year during which time he had it serviced at Newport Pagnell. In February 1992, the car was sold to Mr. Oliver of Oliver Valves Ltd in Cheshire, who again had it factory serviced in April 1993. In 1996, after three years, our vendor purchased the car via Old Town Trading Company for the sum of £75,000, and ownership has remained with him until this day both in the UK and six years in the Costa Del Sol, Spain where he resided until recently.

With just 40,685 miles on the clock; the majority of which having been covered by the current owner, this example has been maintained regardless of cost. The fabulous history file includes a fully documented maintenance history down to receipts for tyres, and the mileage is warranted by the inclusion of every MoT test certificate since 1995 including the current one valid until February 2021. The car also comes with the original tool kit and complete Handbook Wallet Pack and is fitted with a sports exhaust together with a Kenwood satellite navigation system - the originals are also supplied should the new owner wish to return it to its original state.

In production for only three years, the V8 Vantage Volante is one of Aston Martin’s most iconic models and is regarded as the ultimate example.

Viewing this exceptional car in person is highly recommended, and it certainly warrants the attention of collectors and drivers alike.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to Government guidelines throughout viewing and auction day.




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1966 Ford Cortina Mk. I Crayford Convertible (1500cc) - HISTORICS AUCTIONS 10th Anniversary Grand Summer Sale Windsorview Lakes Horton Road, Datchet SL39HY Berkshire SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020




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 1966 Ford Cortina Mk. I Crayford Convertible (1500cc)

Lot Number132
RegistrationKGN 445D
Chassis NumberBA82EK55317
Engine NumberEH55317
Odometer reading81,760 miles
Estimate£18,000 - £23,000



  • Thought to be one of fewer than 20 surviving examples
  • Restored to a good standard

This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY

In response to the huge success of the Mini, Ford responded not with a small car but with a larger family offering which they could sell in large numbers. The result was the Cortina; a distinctively styled, mass-market compact car aimed at buyers of the Morris Oxford and Vauxhall Victor. It launched on 20th September 1962 and sold extremely well. It was produced in five generations (Mk. I through to Mk. V) although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80. With variants of the Cortina reaching sales of over one million and each successive model proving more popular than its predecessor, such was its fame in the UK that the BBC Two documentary series Arena once devoted an entire programme to the car and its enthusiasts. With eye-catching modern styling, it was originally branded as the Consul Cortina until a modest facelift in 1964, after which it was sold simply as the Cortina but with four trim levels; Standard, Deluxe, Super and GT.

Originally registered on 10th May 1966, this stylish Ford is one of approximately 50 Cortinas converted by Crayford into a convertible. The lines of the Mk. I lends itself to being a convertible and this example, with its blue coachwork and hood together with the contrasting red interior, is certainly aesthetically pleasing. The car fell into disrepair in the late ’80s and was sold in 1988 for £1,000 as a restoration project to Mr Paul Brench from Wiltshire who set about restoring the car. Presenting now in delightful condition, the interior benefits from having the additional dials from a GT and a remote gear lever. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 16th April 2021, this Cortina Mk. I Crayford is very rare and will certainly turn heads wherever she appears.

The health and safety of both our customers and the team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to Government guidelines throughout viewing and auction day.




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Monday, 13 July 2020

1936 TALBOT TEN SPORTS TOURER - HISTORICS AUCTIONS 10th Anniversary Grand Summer Sale Windsorview Lakes Horton Road, Datchet SL39HY Berkshire SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020


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Windsorview Lakes
Horton Road, Datchet
SL39HY Berkshire
SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020


1936 TALBOT TEN SPORTS TOURER
RegistrationTBA
Chassis NumberBE1327
Engine NumberC26806
Odometer reading18,500 miles
Estimate£18,000 - £22,000


  • Photo documented restoration
  • Uprated engine
  • Hydraulic brake conversion
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
Introduced in 1936, the Clement-Talbot 10hp was promoted as 'Britain's most exclusive light car'. A product of the Rootes Group, the newcomer was based on a modified Hillman Aero Minx chassis. The Clement-Talbot and then the Sunbeam Motor Car Company businesses fell into the hands of Rootes in 1935 and the new owner's strategy was clearly to use the prestige of the Talbot name for selling larger numbers of lower priced cars. The Rootes' Talbot Ten was one of the first products of the Rootes strategy which intended to open Talbot's planned shift down-market and add a genuine small car to its proposed range. A star of the 1936 Motor Show, it was a lengthened Hillman Aero Minx with a stronger chassis that was updated at short notice by Talbot's Georges Roesch and rebadged, so adding another variant to the existing middle market saloon, the Hillman Minx.
Reviewers described the car as an attractive refined and well-equipped small car.

This lovely restored four-seater convertible sports tourer is offered with a fantastic amount of history which includes copies of the original promotional documents and a copy of the original, hand-written, factory ledger showing the car to have been delivered new in July 1936 to a Mr. Atkinson. Amazingly, the car has only had five owners throughout its 83 year life with the previous owner, a South Eastern former Talbot club organiser, having taken eight years to restore the car to its present glory. Whilst not totally original and sporting an upgraded Talbot 80 overhead valve engine with hydraulically assisted brakes, this wonderful example comes supplied with an original side valve engine that has been fully rebuilt and is ready to be fitted if desired. The car displays its original registration number, drives without fault and the engine is barely audible at tick over. The Whittingham and Mitchel body is in very good condition and the car presents very well in British Racing Green with brown interior, black hood and new tonneau cover. The car has been on several long driving trips, including to France and reportedly never skipped a beat. This Talbot Ten is supplied with a V5C registration document, original handbook, plenty of marque and model history, photographic restoration record, award trophies, a rebuilt side valve engine and even the copy of the original factory order ledger.
Interested parties should note that the registration CLT 57 is not included with the sale and has been put on retention by the owner. A new registration document is been processed by DVLA.
The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to Government guidelines throughout viewing and auction day.






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