Heroshot
$86,800
Sale Price
$60,000 - $70,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
22 January 2021
Sold Date
144
Lot Number
#3+
Competition restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 1159. Silver over black. RHD. 1216-cc Coventry Climax engine, dual Webers, ZF 4-speed, painted wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob.

Evaluation: Raced in period in the UK and Germany. In storage from the 1960s until the 1990s, then restored for vintage racing. While set up for racing, it isn’t beat up or battle-scarred, and retains a full period correct interior. The paint, interior and underbody look very presentable. The gaps are uneven but they are probably better than they came from the factory. No photos of the underbody. A handsome, honest and tasteful vintage racer.

Bottom Line: This car sold for £85,500 ($112,954 at the time) at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale in 2017, and the difference between that result and this is one is likely more due to the racing-focused crowd at Goodwood than any major change in Elite prices or any major difference in US vs. UK markets for these cars. Then again, the car’s desirable ZF gearbox may have been offset by it being a right-hand drive example. Those tend to come at a discount on this side of the pond. Regardless, this is still a strong result for a strong historic racer that will be lovely to drive and to look at.

by Andrew Newton
6 February 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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