OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#auction–Proxibid, the world’s most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of
highly valued items, will provide online bidding for Historics at
Brooklands Summer Classic Car Auction, taking place Saturday, August 20
at 10:30 AM BST in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Online bidding is already
available by visiting Proxibid.
In the Summer Classic Car Auction, buyers will find more than 130 lots
of celebrity rides, rare classic cars, as well as and classic
motorcycles modern supercars, and more across a wide range of eras,
marques and values. One celebrity vehicle sure to excite collectors in
both the U.K. and U.S. is a 2002
Mini Cooper S hatchback formerly owned by Madonna and Guy Ritchie
for use at their London residence. The automobile is not only a
collectable, low mileage Mini Cooper S, but one owned by a superstar
making it the perfect investment piece for any collector.
Presented at the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, the
Brooklands Museum, the collection promises to be as exquisite as the
venue in which it is presented. Buyers will have the opportunity to
participate from anywhere in the world with an internet connection,
where the excitement of the auction will be transferred to your home or
office through Proxibid’s best-in-class online bidding application.
While each vehicle in the collection is interesting, rare, and highly
desired, some of the auction highlights will include:
Bentley 3 ½ Litre Roadster: Estimated at £160,000 – £200,000, this
pre-war beauty is a bespoke vehicle, dubbed the “Ian Pitney Special.”
Featuring a redesigned body with hand-beaten aluminum coachwork, there
is only one car like this in existence.
Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe: No expense was spared in restoring
the vehicle to excellent condition. The fine example is offered with a
fully documented history and carries an estimate of £36,000 – £44,000.
MV Agusta Magni 861: This exceptionally rare and collectible
motorcycle has just 35,000 km (21,000 mi) showing and carries an
estimate of £55,000 – £65,000. It was once owned by Nick Mason of Pink
Nissan Skyline R34 GTR V-Spec: Sure to be popular vehicle in the
Summer Classic, the Nissan offered for sale is one of the best
examples available today. The highly desired Bayside blue color and
blisteringly fast twin turbo engine makes it a candidate for any
Mercedes-Benz 250 SL Roadster: The iconic 250 SL is pure bred
sports car, but with the comforts for a Sunday drive. This superb
example is estimated between £38,000 – £45,000.
Ferrari F512 TR: The next generation of the Testarossa, the 512 TR
is features a 5 litre, 12-cylinder engine, making it a thrill to
drive. The example offered for sale is exceptionally well presented in
Ferrari Rosso red with black leather interior, estimated between
£88,000 – £108,000.
“There is something for everyone at the late summer classic car and
motorcycle auction,” said Edward Bridger-Stille, Auction Director of
Historics. “From classics to exotic sports cars, we again expect
interest from buyers around the world, and Proxibid’s online bidding
system makes it easily accessible to those who cannot attend the auction
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For more information about this auction, to view the auction catalog or
to place a bid, please visit www.proxibid.com/historics.
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About Historics at Brooklands
The specialist UK auction
house, Historics at Brooklands was established in March 2010, by private
investors, to provide a highly knowledgeable and professional resource
for the sale of fine quality classic and collector cars and motorcycles
With its permanent home at Brooklands Museum, the UK birthplace of
motorsport and aviation Historics aims to be representative of the
breadth of the classic community, hosting major sales at the evocative
Brooklands location, with a balanced consignment of interesting, fine
classic vehicles of many eras and values. All staff are highly
experienced within the classic vehicle sector, and are themselves
classic owners and enthusiasts.
For full results of Historics auctions, visit www.historics.co.uk.
Dana Kaufman, 402-505-7770