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With a record 161 classic motor car consignments spanning 50 marques and 91 years, Historics at Brooklands opens its auction doors on Saturday, August 30th to the largest, most varied and evocative offering in its history.

Classic car auction specialist Historics at Brooklands strives to appeal to the broadest community of enthusiasts, and its late summer sale on Saturday, August 30th 2014 at Brooklands Museum, Surrey is a thrilling mix of fine motor cars and more besides, appealing to all tastes and suited to all pockets.

At the higher echelons of classic car culture, iconic Italian exotica is led by a rare, two-owner since new 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta (£210,000-£240,000) whose timeless Giugiaro design is a true highlight of automotive styling.

For looks, performance and investment potential, the Mangusta is very capably supported at this sale by Pininfarina’s evocative 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT (£190,000-£220,000), presented in magnificent condition and appealingly, in right-hand drive.

Pininfarina also exercised his design skills on the 2+2 Ferrari 330GT, a resplendent 1966 Series II example of which comes to sale at Historics, again in right-hand drive and with little more than 43,000 miles under its belt (£160,000-£180,000).

The performance theme is also magnificently reflected through a brace of Italian sports cars with vibrant competition pedigrees. The superb example of the 1953 OSCA MT4 sports racing car on offer (£150,000-£175,000) competed on the Mille Miglia that year and after six decades of fascinating racing history, remains familiar in the UK and Europe.

Its superb competition pedigree is replicated by that of a delightful road-registered 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Competition (£150,000-£180,000), with a successful outing on the Monte Carlo Rally in its impressive credentials, and freshly returned from the 2014 Mille Miglia.

Remaining with the sportscar theme, Historics has also consigned to this auction a £500,000+ collection of eight classic Porsche 356 and 911 models, all in immensely fine order.

A matching-numbers right-hand drive 1962 Porsche 356B Cabriolet (£90,000-£98,000) owned at one time by a member of the Porsche family is most certainly a headline car, maintained regardless of cost and extremely rare, with only some 200 RHD Cabriolets built throughout the model’s run.

For full details of the record 161 consignments on sale, supported by a wealth of fascinating automobilia, visit www.historics.co.uk or call 01753 639170 and e-mail: [email protected].

The Historics auction is at Brooklands Museum on Saturday, August 30th 2014, from 10.00, with viewing on the previous day, Friday, August 29th 2014.

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