Possibly the lowest mileage Ferrari 328 GTS in existence with just 455km (283 miles) from new, is for sale with H&H Classics
at IWM Duxford on October 16th. Estimated to fetch £120,000 - £150,000, the Prancing Horse will line up alongside a 1962 Triumph TR4 and a 1991 Audi Quattro 20v, both of which are being offered for sale by their original owners, plus an Atlantic-hopping 1959 Ford Zephyr MKII Convertible that has been entered by its first keepers son.
Synonymous with speed and style, the targa-roofed model's cult status was enhanced by its presence in Dallas, Falcon Crest, Beverley Hills Cop II, Nikita and LA Story.
Supplied new by SA.MO.CAR S.p.a. of Rome, the scarcely driven Ferrari is understood to have changed hands immediately thereafter for twice its list price such was the gold fever' surrounding Maranello's more sought after models in the late 1980s! Unfortunately, the following decade brought with it a global recession which decimated values. Rather than face a sizeable loss, the Ferrari's second owner chose to place it into professional storage. Fast forward twenty-four years, and with prices back at pre-crash levels, he had the two-seater recommissioned by Ferrari Rome before selling it to the vendor. Forming part of a significant private collection since then, chassis 81550 is warranted to have covered just 455km (283 miles) from new. A true `time warp', the 328 GTS still has delivery stickers affixed to its driver's side front and spare wheels. Both inner sills carry plastic protective covers and the internal trunking which draws air from the side vents to the engine has yet to discolour. As well as its original tool kit, jack and Goodyear tyres, the Ferrari boasts a spare bulb kit, torch and Prancing Horse logoed Red bag.
Understandably described by the seller as `nigh on as new', this is the lowest mileage 328 GTS we have encountered. A worthy addition to any serious marque collection, chassis 81550 has recently been entrusted to Dick Lovett Ltd for a £5,000 cambelt service and brake overhaul etc should a new owner wish to have some appreciation for what it would have felt to drive a `showroom fresh' Ferrari thirty years ago.
Introduced at the September 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Ferrari 328 shot straight to the top of the 'junior supercar' league. Borrowed from the preceding 308, its tubular-steel chassis was equipped with double-wishbone independent suspension, front / rear anti-roll bars and potent disc brakes, while the adoption of a 288 GTO-specification steering rack brought notably sharper responses. Transversely mid-mounted, the newcomer's Tipo 105CB `quad cam' 32-valve V8 engine displaced 3185cc. Credited with developing 270bhp and 224lbft of torque, it was allied to five-speed manual transmission and gave suitably authoritative performance (0-60mph: 5.5 seconds / 158mph). Styled by Pininfarina, the 328 retained the same iconic silhouette as its forebear but added a larger 'egg crate' grille, new bumpers and reworked bonnet and boot lids. Available in both GTB (berlinetta) and GTS (spider) guises, the Ferrari also boasted a revamped interior - again inspired by the 288 GTO - complete with improved switchgear, redesigned centre console and more cosseting seats. Beloved by the press and public alike, the 328 remained in production until 1989 by which time some 1,344 GTB and 6,068 GTS derivatives had been made.
Moo a 1962 Triumph TR4 one owner from new estimate £16,000 -£20,000 bought by musician to accommodate his saxophone
This lovely powder blue example of a much-admired 1962 TR4 has had just one owner from new.
Purchased by him in 1962 it was restored in 2012, and has done just 600 miles since. The MOT expired in June 2018 but a fresh MOT will be obtained prior to the auction. The car comes with its original logbook and Swansea V5c and it has had a recent mechanical check.
Affectionately known as 'Moo', this powder blue example has been owned by its nurseryman and keen saxophonist vendor from new. Having much enjoyed owning a TR3, he was considering an Austin-Healey 3000 as a replacement when he saw the new TR4 displayed at the London Motor Show in 1961.
Discovering he was unable to fit his baritone saxophone in the boot of a Healey he purchased the Triumph from his local garage in April 1962 on favourable terms whilst going out with the owner's daughter.
A number of girlfriends were then courted in the car before he married his wife who enjoyed driving Moo as much as he did (and still does!). The needs of a growing family forced them to look for a four-seat convertible and when a Lancia Beta Spyder became daily transport in 1977 Moo was laid up. Around 1984 it returned to the road with the intention of replacing some panels but business pressures intervened and by 1990 the TR4 was back in storage where it remained for the next 20 years.
While performing at the Panshanger Revival the vendor met some fellow TR enthusiasts who recommended a restoration company and the car was delivered to them. Unfortunately, in 2012, with work in mid flow they went into administration and Moo had to be retrieved before being sent to renowned Triumph specialist Robsport for completion.
By July that year the finished car was back with the family and being enjoyed once more. Sadly, due to the owner's failing eyesight the time has finally come to find a new home for it. Offered with two albums of photographs, original buff logbook, Swansea V5c and other assorted paperwork, this is an incredibly rare opportunity for collectors to acquire a genuine one owner example with a known history from new.
1959 Ford Zephyr MKII Convertible one owner from new. £10,000 to £15,000
This classic Ford Zephyr convertible has been in its current family ownership from new bought in 1959 for £829 1s 0d - and has done 46,000.
It was bought by the owners father under the 'Visit Britain Plan' and driven 5,000 miles around Europe before being shipped to America in October 1959.
It was used in Vermont until 1997 when it was repatriated to the UK. Since 2002 it has been kept in professional storage and its last MOT tested in Oct 2018.
This remarkable Zephyr MKII Convertible - 1 of 5,139 made - was purchased new by the vendor's father from Ford Motor Company Ltd of Dagenham.
The accompanying original invoice shows that the car was built to LHD specification complete with a large fan, manually operated soft-top, three-speed manual plus overdrive transmission and NASS headlamps. Finished in White and road registered as `WGX 661', the 2553cc straight-six powered machine was driven some 5,000 miles around the UK and Europe before being loaded aboard the S.S. American Builder bound for New York on 9th October 1959.
A Vermont resident, the vendor's father kept the Ford on the road until the mid-1980s by which time it had covered most of the 46,000 miles currently shown to its odometer. Repatriated to the UK in 1997, the following twelve months saw the Zephyr brought up to MOT standard and re-issued with its original registration number.
Having enjoyed the Convertible over the next five summers, the vendor then entrusted it to Rudler Car Transportation & Storage in Wiltshire. Made roadworthy once more and issued with a MOT certificate on October 10th 2018, the Ford has otherwise spent the past seventeen years in secure storage.
Self-evidently repainted at some stage, `WGX 661' retains its original factory-fitted Red / White upholstery and three-position soft-top. The former seems to have worn transparent plastic covers made by Karobes of Leamington Spa all its life, while the latter is free from external rips and tears (although its headlining and fittings are tired). The boot floor is sound and the jacking points all accounted for.
Overall the car comes across as what it is, a low mileage example that has been in single-family ownership from new. The vendor is now ready to pass that baton to a second family. Offered for sale with V5 registration document, original sales invoice, original bill of lading and sundry other paperwork.
Never raced nor rallied 1991 AUDI QUATTRO 20v offered for sale by its original owner with just 32,000 miles on the clock Estimate £65,000-£75,000
The original ur Quattro is rightly feted for changing the face of rallying. However, the road going version being offered for sale by H&H could hardly have led a more pampered life. Learning from his local Audi dealership that original specification tyres were in danger of being phased out, the vendor bought no fewer than five sets as spares to ensure that his beloved Quattro would never have to settle for the wrong rubber. As well as tyres the car is accompanied by a comprehensive spares package and indeed is only coming to market because its devoted keeper is no longer able to drive. Among the best and most original examples available, it is estimated to sell for £65,000 - £75,000