DORSET Vintage and Classic Auctions have announced the consignment of the Adrian Kendal Collection for their Spring Sale, to be held on Thursday, March 3, at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester.
As a keen collector of classic vehicles for several decades, Dr Kendal has a keen eye for the more intriguing and unusual; the collection of six classics offered by DVCA should be an exciting prospect for the historic car enthusiast.
Heading the line-up is a magnificent 1953 Bentley R-Type with a six-light aluminium body built by Freestone and Webb. The car comes with an estimate of £40,000-£45,000 and includes some unusual features such as picnic tables with mirrors and a well-considered roof line that allows passengers to sit in the rear seats with their top hats on!
With a guide price of £29,000-£32,000, a 1949 Humber Super Snipe Mk I Drophead Coupe by Tickford is an extremely rare car in lovely condition and boasts recent new upholstery and hood.
An elegant 1959 Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire is another excellent car; resplendent in recently resprayed midnight blue, it is expected to achieve £11,500-£12,500.
In excellent condition, a 1955 Studebaker Champion President is unusually right-hand-drive and has a guide price of £15,000-£17.000; similarly, an automatic 1971 Humber Sceptre Mk III (estimated at £5,000-£6,000) is exceptionally well-preserved and probably the best example available on the market.
Finally, a wolf in sheep’s clothing: a genteel-looking 1950 Ford V8 Pilot Modified boasts a fully restored and modified body which conceals a Cosworth Sierra V6 engine and is offered with a guide of £16,000-£18,000.
Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions are now accepting further entries; for more information, contact Brian Chant on 01963 363353 or visit http://www.dvca.co.uk.