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H & H have assembled an interesting selection of quality lots for the June 9-10 sale at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. Derbyshire. UK.

The full list comprises 94 cars, including 14 from well-known motoring journalist – and old friend of Classic Car Weekly – Malcolm Mackay. Malcolm has owned many of the cars for a long time, and there has, apparently, been ‘strong interest’ in several already.

The 1933 Stutz DV32 Le Baron Custom Sedan is one of the last built (production finished the following year after just six more cars) and the only known survivor to wear this particular style of coachwork. With four owners from new, the car was extensively restored between 1989 and 1994 and is a former Louis Vuitton Concours award winner. The technically advanced 32-valve DOHC straight-eight engine gave more bhp per litre than any American rival in period except Duesenberg. Estimate is £90,000-110,000

Another car that’s sure to attract strong interest is the 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Roadster; the first XK Roadster H & H have offered for some years. Supplied new to America and repatriated in 1986 it was subjected to an extensive ‘ground up’ restoration during which it was converted to right-hand drive and upgraded with power assisted steering and a modern five-speed manual gearbox. The estimate of £50,000-£60,000 seems reasonable for a car of this quality.

The 1955 Daimler Conquest Roadster Fixed Head Coupe is one of just four or possibly five built, and the only survivor known to the Daimler Lanchester Owners Club, and has the further distinction of having been exhibited on coachbuilder Carbodies’ stand at the 1955 Earl’s Court Motor Show. One of the real rarities from Daimler’s ‘Docker Era’ with a name that sounds like a contradiction in terms. This unique piece of Daimler history carries a pre-sale estimate of £18,000-£22,000.

Given some of the recent high prices being realised for Aston Martin restoration projects, the £44,000-£48,000 estimate on H & H’s 1955 DB2/4 Mk1 looks pretty fair. In its current family ownership since 1987, the car had a bare metal rebuild during the early Nineties and a major engine overhaul in 2006-2007 and still looks superb. It’s also fairly well-known, having taken part in many Norwich Union/AXA runs and been to Sweden with the Aston Martin Owners Club in 2007.

H&H usually have a fine selection of ultra-low mileage classics, and this time there’s something in this category to fit every pocket and garage. Starting with the smallest, there’s a 1971 Simca 1000LS that’s covered 19,700 miles (£3000-£4000), an 18,000 mile 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello (£42,000-£46,000), a 17,000 mile 1981 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 (£3500-£4500), a 26,900 mile 1991 Bentley Eight (£13,000-£15,000) and a 24,600 mile MGB Roadster carrying a pre-sale estimate of £4000-£5000.

Other entries include an “excellent” 1959 Rover P4 105 (£4500-£5500), a very late (1970/J) Wolseley 16/60 estimated at£2500-£3500,a 1964 VX 4/90, which raced at Goodwood in 2007 (£7500-£8500) a 3.8 Mk2 Jaguar auto with a possibly-genuine 41,000 on the clock (£8000-£10,000), and a 1966 Bristol 409 which, despite having paintwork that ‘needs attention in places’ is said to be sound mechanically and bodily and has been the subject of restoration work since 2001 .With a pre-sale estimate of £8000-£10,000 this appears to offer a cost-effective entry into Bristol ownership with a car that is worthy of further improvement.

And finally, we guarantee that you won’t find another 1966 Opel Admiral in a UK classic sale, let alone one with the history that H & H’s offering comes with. It was supplied new to a Scottish accountant who spent a lot of time working in the Middle East and actually used the car to drive overland from Beirut in order to escape the 1967 Arab-lsrali war. The chap then kept the car from then to now, and it’s offered at H&H with a £1500-£2500 pre-sale estimate.