H&H Chateau Impney Hill Climb Auction Spotlight

Friday 10 July 2015

A number of impressive lots will feature in this weekend's H&H Chateau Impney Hill Climb Auction, including the rare 1956 Allard Palm Beach MKII and a 1968 Chevron B8 formerly owned by Chateau Impney champion David Good.

We’ve chosen our personal favourites from this weekend’s lots – Hill Climb ticket holders will be able to place bids on all of these and many more at the H&H auction on Saturday 11 July from 2pm to 5pm. However, they’ll still be available to view on the Sunday as well!

For the collector …1956 Allard Palm Beach MKII
This stunning Allard Palm Beach MKII is one of just six made by the esteemed marque, and was first displayed at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1956. Painstakingly restored by Alan and Lloyd Allard, the son and grandson of the legendary Sydney Allard, this lot offers a rare opportunity for collectors to obtain a unique piece of Allard history.

Estimate:  (£) 80,000–100,000
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For the motorsport enthusiast … 1968 Chevron B8
Originally owned by former British Hill Climb Champion and inaugural Chateau Impney speed trial winner David Good, this 1968 Chevron B8 has had an illustrious racing career. A three-time winner of the Autosport 3-hr race and winner of the 2013 Spa Summer Classic, the car has been campaigned across the world.

Estimate:  (£) 180,000–220,000
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For the aspiring hill-climber … 1961 Dolphin International MK II
This is a rare Formula Junior single-seater and is eligible for entry in a number of prestigious race meetings across the world. It was formerly raced by Bruce Trenery of Fantasy Junction before being put into storage. Finally restored in the 90s, the Dolphin was last driven at a Mallory Park test day in 2010.

Estimate: (£) 28,000–32,000
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For everyday luxury … 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Introduced at the 2005 Geneva Salon, the V8 Vantage featured Aston Martin's advanced VH platform (bonded aluminium) architecture and a 4.3-litre 'quad-cam' dry-sumped V8 developing some 380bhp and 302lbft. This example of the junior supercar has been entered from the estate of the late Richard Coulton, and is ideal for everyday use. With just three previous owners, it has 19,000 miles on the clock and can go from 0–60mph in just 4.7 seconds..

Estimate: No reserve
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  • 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • 1968 Chevron B8 at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • 1961 Dolphin International MK II at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • 1956 Allard Palm Beach MKII at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich

 

 

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