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Top 10 cars on offer at H&H’s Chateau Impney Hillclimb sale

Among the 70+ classics on offer at H&H’s Chateau Impney sale on 11 July are some renowned historic racing cars and plenty of desirable modern classics. Here’s the top 10:

  1. 1956 Allard Palm Beach Mk2

Consigned by Alan and Lloyd Allard, the son and grandson of founder Sydney Allard, this Palm Beach roadster is one of only six examples originally made. It was the 1956 Earls Court Motor Show car. It was treated to a full restoration in 2013 with the help of some of the original factory engineers, and is expected to sell for £80,000-£100,000.

  1. 1938 Alta Voiturette supercharged single-seater

Originally built for Hugh C Hunter by RR Jackson of Brooklands fame, this single-seater was raced pre-and post-war at Brooklands, Crystal Palace, Shelsey Walsh, Silverstone and Goodwood. It features a supercharged Alta DOHC engine, independent suspension and an ENV pre-selector transmission. With its current owner since 1990, it has appeared at numerous prestigious classic and historic events. Its estimate is £130,000-£150,000.

  1. 1935 Bentley 3.5-litre drophead coupe

Although without any race history, this Bentley has masses of appeal – it’s been owned by an engineer since 1981 and extensively restored during that time. Expect it to sell for £95,000-£115,000.

  1. 1982 BMW 635CSi

This ex-private collection BMW has covered just over 50,000 miles in the last 33 years. A manual transmission, limited slip diff model, it is offered with full MoT. It seems like a bargain at £9,000-£11,000.

  1. 1968 Chevron B8

With a long racing career under its belt, this Chevron is ready to carry on storming round the race track having been race prepped by Ian Jones of Racing Fabrications. It’s a three-time winner of the HSCC Autosport three-hour race, winner of the 2013 Spa Summer Classic and many other events. Perhaps that’s good enough reason for it to be the most expensive car on offer, with an estimate of £180,000 to £220,000.

  1. 1926 Frazer Nash Fast Tourer

Your chance to become part of the Chain Gang. This Fast Tourer has been in continuous ownership since 1933 and was extensively restored by marque specialist Ian Lock in the 1980s. Its asking price is £85,000-£100,000.

  1. 1939 SS Jaguar 1.5 saloon

This Jaguar saloon has had just three owners from new, the current one since 1989, and it’s recently been treated to £4,000-worth of engine and gearbox work. The estimate is £16,000 to £20,000

  1. 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

With just 56,000 miles from new and recent work by John Haynes and Riverdale of Brighton, this R107 300SL looks like a good investment. It’s expected to sell for £14,000-£18,000.

  1. 1957 MG A Twin Cam Roadster prototype

This pre-production car was used for testing the twin-cam engine, brakes and other mechanical components on the MG A. It also has period racing history, adding to the appeal. It’s likely to fetch £45,000 to £55,000.

  1. 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

It’s the car currently being tipped to gain proper classic status very soon, and this is a fine example with just 19,000 miles on its clock. Interestingly it’s being sold at no reserve. 

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By Claire Evans

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