On the 29 June 2012, at Goodwood, there are five private collections of classic cars coming up for auction making it one of the best auctions ever to take place bearing in mind the quality of the cars falling under the hammer.
George Daniels CBE is one of the globe’s top watchmakers and he has one of the biggest collections. His 1929-32 Bentley 4.0 Litre Supercharged Single-Seater ex-Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin vehicle is top of his collection. In 1931 at the Brooklands Outer Circuit that car set the lap record at over 137mph. He also has a further ex-Birkin classic car that is a Le Mans Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 1932 Long Chassis Touring Spider. Other outstanding cars in his collection include a 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback and a 100hp 1908 Itala Grand Prix Car that has a 12.0 litre engine with four cylinders.
The estate of the deceased Sir Antony Pilkington are auctioning off his collection that includes a 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona that only has 40,000 miles on the clock and an Aston Martin DB6 Mk 2 Volante from 1970 that has just 58,000 miles on the clock and it has an uprated Vantage specification.
Other cars facing the hammer are a Lagonda V12 drop head coupe from 1938 and a 3.0 litre Model Sports 2-seater Bentley.
However, possibly the classic car that will attract most attention is what is known by enthusiasts as “The Corgi”. This is due to the fact that it was selected by Corgi Toys as a model in the 1960’s for their “Corgi Classics” range. It is a 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
One of the best Lotus collections in the world comprising of twenty-four cars dating from 1953 to now are being auctioned.
Prices for classic cars are increasing rapidly at the moment with the collection of George Daniels worth around £8 million.
Let us hope that these cars have adequate classic car insurance.