This Bentley was originally bought new by the 6th Earl of Carnarvon of Highclere Castle, location of renowned TV series and film, Downton Abbey. It comes with an interesting history file and various Bentley-related information covering the 35-year ownership of the last owner but one. It drives very well and comes with a complete original toolkit. The car is reluctantly being sold due to its owner's posting abroad, and gives the new owner a chance to own a piece of British history.
- Year Built 1934
The car in question is a rare, end of production right-hand-drive Porsche 356A, chassis 107479, retaining its original factory ‘Normal’ 1600cc engine and transmission. It was originally completed in May 1959 and sold by AFN to England and British Lions rugby player, Mr Frank Sykes of Huddersfield.
- 12695 Km
- Year Built 1959
This car was purchased new and retained in the same ownership for 30 years. It competed in the 1999 Le Centenaire Tour Auto with Gregor Fisken and has its Historic Vehicle Identity Form from the HSCC for Class D Historic R/Sports. This well-prepared race and rally car is fitted with requisite full roll cage, seats and harnesses.
- Year Built 1969
One of only 731 Series II examples built by Lancia, this car has had major restoration works carried out to rally specification. Over £180,000 has been spent on an original Nardi upgrade kit for the carburetion, providing extra horsepower; a full interior upgrade including new rally seats, rubber mats and seals; additional instrumentation and improved safety features. Perfect for competitive rallying.
- Year Built 1952
The car we have for sale has matching engine and chassis numbers, and has recently undergone major restoration work (not at Thornley Kelham), including bodywork, mechanical work, an interior retrim and repainted in its original amaranto colour. This is a rare car, eligible for the Mille MIglia and many other major events, coming with attractive modifications for rallying already carried out.
- Year Built 1951
This particular Super Sport has its original 2.8 litre engine, and upgrades including adjustable Zagato-style seats with lumbar support, custom stainless steel exhaust system with s/s headers, Amadori-style 15” magnesium alloy wheels, auxiliary electric fan, and a dynator (uprated alternator that looks like a dynamo). It has been enthusiastically rallied all around Europe and is very well maintained.
- Year Built 1965
One of only 152 built of the 3C 2.5 litre variant, this car is an early Sport 3C which had been in the same ownership since 1979 when purchased as a true ‘barn find’ by Thornley Kelham. Since then we have carried out a complete nut and bolt restoration to better-than-new condition, costing around £240,000. Since completion, it has won a couple of concours prizes and is ready for its next new owner.
- Year Built 1962