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H&H Enjoy Good Results at Buxton Sale

H&H weaved their traditional Buxton magic this week (June 9/10) and delivered some excellent results from their latest sale of collectors’ vehicles and related ephemera, the total proceeds of which were c.£1million.

Despite the inclement weather, the auction had a typically summery theme, with approximately half the car lots being of a sporting nature. The star performer of all was a pretty, metallic blue Bristol-engined AC Ace of 1958. After a period of intense bidding, the iconic two-seater finally made a premium inclusive £121,535 – a figure way above the estimate and thoroughly deserving of the resulting applause.

The extensively restored, red 3.4-litre Jaguar XK150 Roadster of the same year as the Ace rightly attracted enormous attention before eventually finding a new home for £54,635, while the very usable 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 made £51,290. Of no less than eight Triumphs on offer, the rare 1968 TR5 made £20,070, the very tidy 1973 GT6 fetched £11,373 and a stunningly restored Spitfire returned £8,920 – all matching or exceeding their estimates in the process. While, the Daimler Conquest Roadster Fixed Head Coupe, the sole known survivor of five built, attracted strong interest before being acquired by a European collector for £22,300.

Eighty three per cent of the motorcycles changed hands, of which the rare and immaculate 1955 Vincent Black Prince was always going to be the top seller. In fact, to much applause it returned £54,635 against an estimate of £30,000-35,000. The charming 1930 Panther 500 also exceeded expectations at £5,798, as did the 1953 350cc BSA Gold Star at £7,526. Even though it couldn’t be ridden home, the astonishing wooden replica of a Harley Davidson Road King made a very deserving £2,564.

Registration numbers
Looking for new ways to invest their money, it seems more and more people are spending it on cherished numbers, and the top seller in this sale was
29 PD, which changed hands for £3,679.

All bar a handful of the hundreds of carefully selected items of automobilia sold. Of particular note were a:
• Breitling 18K gents wristwatch – £8,006
• Large c.1920s cylindrical Shell petrol pump – £1,830
• Signed black and white portrait photo of Achille Varzi – £1,830
• Large metal ‘leaping cat’ Jaguar showroom sculpture – £1,143
• Leather-bound photograph album mainly containing images of pre-war racing cars in action – £972
• Said Simon Hope of H&H: “There is always a good atmosphere at our Buxton sales and this week, as ever, there were buyers for pretty well all the right items. We very much look forward to returning to the venue on July 22 – a sale for which we already have some exciting entries, including another AC Ace.”

The prices quoted above include buyer’s premium and the VAT thereon. For further information and / or images please contact H&H on lo-call 08458 334455 or [email protected]