Review of Historics’ November Auction

Last weekend saw the final Historics auction of the year. Historics continues to grow and November’s sale offered up some gems, here are Borro’s favourites.

Lot 221 – 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG F1 Performance Package

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG F1 Performance Package

These cars are still a performance bargain right now. This F1 Performance Pack model features modifications shared with the 2002 official FIA Safety Car used in Formula 1. As such it can handle aggressive driving thanks to developed cooling intakes and an additional oil-cooler. The real sweetener though is that the chassis set-up is based on safety car driver Bern Mayländer’s preferences. Bern is an elite racing driver in his own right having raced at Le Mans and in DTM for many years with Mercedes. With just 47,000 miles on the odometer this 2006 model was a great investment for someone, selling for just £30,240.

Lot 233 – 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback (289c.i.)

1966 Ford Mustang Fastback

Everyone wants to be Steve McQueen and with this 1966 Mustang Fastback you could have been! Sadly this one’s an automatic, so you won’t be fully recreating that epic Bullitt car chase, but it will look and sound the part grumbling around London. The car is immaculate inside and out and benefits from having been in the UK for almost thirty five years so really is ready to roll. At £26,880 these cars are steadily creeping up in value and will stand the new owner well in years to come if they decide to sell it on.

Lot 266 – 2008 Bentley Arnage T Mulliner

2008 Bentley Arnage T Mulliner

How about this, back in 2008 this was the world’s fastest saloon, 168mph top speed and 0-60 in just 5.2 seconds all thanks to the now legendary 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce V8. When you think this car almost weights three tons that is quite a feat. The Arnage T is the next level up from the Green and Red Label cars, not only that but Mulliner have also had some fun with the specification. Most impressive is the way the car handles, revised suspension means the T has 57 percent more roll stiffness than the Red Label model. The odometer reads just 16,452 miles and with a sold price of £60,000 you can guarantee a sound investment in a timeless classic. This car will never look out of place on Bond Street.

Lot 267 – 1986 Ferrari 328GTS

1986 Ferrari 328GTS

An iconically shaped red Ferrari with just 45,466 miles on the clock for £54,320, we think that is a bit of a bargain. The 308 and 328 range are a true symbol of the 1980s. Gorgeous swooping lines from Pininfarina, a naturally aspirated V8 engine and that classic manual Ferrari gearbox with its iconic chrome shift plate. As the unloved models creep up in value like the 412 and the Mondial, these models will only continue to increase in value as they really are leagues ahead in the looks and handling department to their cheaper relatives. Buy now!

About the Author:

Tim Hutton has been involved in the automotive industry for 18 years, creating ideas and content for premium brands. When not writing about cars, you will find him driving them all around the world. Having learned to drive at seven in a racing car, petrol is very much in his veins.