The Dawn of Motoring Sale

Silverstone Auctions are delighted to present an entirely new auction to our sales calendar. The Dawn of Motoring Auction will take place at The Lygon Arms, Broadway, WR12 7DU on Friday 5th August and will feature select items of memorabilia and pre-war motor cars celebrating the earliest years of engineering development through to stunning Art Deco styling of the 1930s and 40s. Timed to coincide with the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Prescott Hillclimb weekend, the largest gathering of Vintage and Post Vintage Thoroughbred cars in the world. Viewing of the lots is available on 5th August from 9am until the auction commences at 3pm. Clients should park at the North Cotswold Hunt supporters field, off the High Street (£5 parking charge applies). The auction will take place in the marquee in the Lygon gardens. Access to the gardens is via the hotel.

  • Auction Date: Friday 5th August | 3.00pm GMT
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The Dawn of Motoring Sale - Cars & Motorcycles - 4pm

View 34 Lots 901..934

The Dawn of Motoring Sale - Automobilia - 3pm

View 82 Lots 801..882

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  • Lot Number: 901

    1928 AKD Model 10 1¾hp

    A very rare, Vintage-era, lightweight manufactured by the Abingdon King Dick company of Tyseley in Birmingham. Powered by a 174cc overhead-valve single mated to a three-speed Albion Engineering gearbox. A handsome machine.

    + buyers premium of 15% plus VAT (18% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 902

    1935 Austin 12/4 Shooting Brake

    This charming sporting shooting brake was restored many years ago and, having been refreshed in 2020, is now a reliable driver ready for its next chapter.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 903

    1927 Hupmobile Model A4 Coupe

    Originally a four-door sedan but rebodied into a Doctor's Coupe during the 1970s. Lovely history file with service records, original advertisements and magazine articles featuring the car.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 904

    1916 Dort Touring Model 5

    Imported to the UK from New York in 1990, this Michigan-built Dort is running and driving nicely and is believed to be one of just two over here.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 905

    1921 Talbot-Darracq V20 16hp Tourer

    Formerly part of the celebrated Sword Collection, this powerful, 3-litre vintage touring car cruises effortlessly at 45 mph and is beautifully equipped with high-quality C.A.V. fittings - ideal for VSCC events.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 906

    1928 Austin Sixteen, Light-Six Doctors Coupé

    One of just two Gordon & Co. fabric-bodied, Doctors Coupés offered from long-term private ownership. Superbly restored in the past and currently running and driving well.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 907

    1937 Bentley 4¼-Litre Parallel-Door Drophead Coupé by James Young

    A rare find with a really fascinating history, this unusual Drophead Coupé Bentley by James Young has been forensically restored over a five-year period by our resourceful vendor with help from marque specialists, Clanfield Coachbuilding and Fiennes Restorations.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 908

    1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA Vanden Plas Tourer

    An older restored example which still presents particularly well, this beautiful Vanden Plas-bodied Speed 20 offers high quality engineering and fast, long-legged motoring - ideal for HERO ERA and Rally the Globe events.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 909

    1929 Riley 9 Monaco Fabric Saloon

    This beautifully original, high-waisted Monaco is powered by Riley's twin-overhead-camshaft 1,087cc engine and, retaining many original components, sports a gentle patina. The ideal, all-weather vintage car.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 910

    1930 MG M-Type Midget

    Second off the production line, the oldest known survivor and pretty as a picture, a lovely example of MG's pioneering M-Type.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 911

    1923 Rolls-Royce 20hp Landaulette Coachwork by Hooper

    This 1923 Hooper built 20hp is accompanied by an extensive history file and is a previous prize winner at 2019 Rolls-Royce National Rally – an early 3-speed, rear-brake only example of connoisseurs quality, unrepeatable.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 912

    1935 Morgan Three-Wheeler Super Sports

    A little jewel of a Morgan three-wheeler, restoration fresh, subtly upgraded and beautifully finished.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 913

    1948 Morgan 4/4 Series I Two-Seater

    In current ownership since 1966 this delightful 4/4 was extensively restored by Four Elms Morgan in 1998 - this quintessentially English sports car is running and driving beautifully.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 914

    1939 Lagonda V12 Sports Saloon

    Highly original, sheer quality, style, and elegance propelled by a silky-smooth V12 engine, these delightful Lagondas are considered by many connoisseurs to be the ultimate pre-war saloon.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 915

    1934 AC 16/66 Close-Coupled Coupé

    One of only 14 examples made, of which it is believed only two survive, this super-rare and recently beautifully restored PVT Coupé awaits its next lease of life.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 916

    1936 Lagonda LG45 Tourer

    One of only 25 LG45s bodied as a Tourer and consequently much coveted and very rarely on the market.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 917

    1913 Wolseley M6 24/30hp Torpedo Phaeton

    A high-quality, powerful Edwardian touring car which has recently been completely restored - ideal for Veteran Car Club and Vintage Sports-Car Club Light Car and Edwardian events.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 918

    1934 MG PA/B Type Supercharged 'Black Adder' Special

    Black Adder, the ex-Brian Ditchman/Steve Dear supercharged special is a highly competitive pre-war car that enjoyed much success in MGCC and VSCC events in the 1990s and 2000s. Built to emulate the works 'Cream Cracker' cars, this is a seriously potent machine.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 919

    1935 Lagonda 4½-Litre M45 Pillar-less Sports Saloon

    One of the fastest British sporting cars of its era with stunning looks and a powerful 4.5-litre, twin-plug, straight-six, this pillar-less saloon is an ideal owner/driver fast express.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 920

    1933 Hupmobile K-321 Cabriolet

    A fabulously rare, meticulously maintained example of a K-321 Cabriolet, with only five understood to be left. Fascinating history file containing lots of original marketing booklets and magazine features.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 921

    1923 BSA TA11 Drophead Coupé

    An absolutely charming time-warp example, which having been off the road for over 40 years has been sympathetically restored - surely the ideal tool for VSCC Light Car and Edwardian Section events.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 922

    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer

    Offered from 35 years, long-term ownership, this fantastic, matching numbers, 8-litre WO was delivered new to the Duke of Leinster and has been extensively rallied by its late owner.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 923

    1931 DeSoto GP Sports Two-Seater ●

    Offered from a private European Collection, this powerful six-cylinder, 3.4-litre Sports Two-Seater is offered with FIA papers and would make an ideal pre-war rally car.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 924

    1936 Triumph Gloria Twelve Four-seat Tourer

    Delightful, pre-Standard Motors, Triumph coach-built tourer still being run-in after a full restoration.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 925

    1934 Riley 9 Monaco Saloon

    A delightful post-vintage saloon, this Monaco has had much expenditure lavished upon it in recent years - running and driving beautifully this would be a perfect introduction to Riley ownership.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 926

    1934 Graham Paige Supercharged Brookes Special

    Based on a 1934 Graham Paige supercharged straight-eight saloon, this Special was built by Mr R.C. Brookes in the late 40s – a highly effective pre-war competition car with many years of hillclimbing and racing success.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 927

    1946 Jaguar Mk IV 2.5-Litre Saloon

    Recognised as the earliest surviving saloon made on the post-war Jaguar production line and carries the Chassis Number 510010 denoting that it was the 10th produced.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 928

    1938 Alvis 4.3-litre Drophead Coupé

    Sporting beautiful all-weather tourer coachwork by celebrated English coachbuilders, Abbey, this 4.3-litre offers the chance to purchase a well-sorted example ideal for family touring or long-distance pre-war rallies.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 929

    1925 Lancia Lambda Torpedo 55 Series 5

    This fantastic vintage sports car has extensive competition provenance, whilst remaining a well mannered road car - a special opportunity.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 930

    1917 Stutz Bearcat Roadster Model R

    Nicely original, early Wisconsin-engined R Roadster with an interesting provenance. The last remaining 1917 Model R in existence!

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 931

    1927 Essex Super Six Four-Door Sedan

    A rare, UK-built, right-hand drive saloon, this example has been very well maintained by its enthusiast owner and is presented with a delightful cosmetic patina and fully restored mechanicals.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 932

    1931 Alvis 12/60 TL Tourer

    This older restored sporting 12/60 was built with competition work in mind, featuring a lightweight fabric two-seater body and slab fuel tank - unused for some years, however running and driving, an exciting recommissioning project.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 933

    1929 Ford Model A Flat-Head V8 Tudor Saloon

    A superb, Model A hot rod with over £70,000 build costs from experts Belcher Engineering. Running a flathead EAB Ford V8, it goes as well as it looks.

    + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

    Lot Number: 934

    1928 Scott Flying Squirrel 596cc

    A true connoisseurs choice, the Scott is a machine that every vintage enthusiast should one day ride and preferably own. Powerful twin-cylinder engine and eligible for the VMCC Banbury Run.

    + buyers premium of 15% plus VAT (18% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter

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