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Imperial War Museum Duxford-Cars and Reg. Numbers

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An Auction of classic cars and registration numbers at the Duxford Imperial War Museum.
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An Ordinary 'Penny Farthing' Bicycle **

An Ordinary 'Penny Farthing' Bicycle **

Lot # a1 (Sale Order: 1 of 207)      

Features a 54" driving wheel, bronze hubs, complete with original pedals, some restoration needed. Believed, but not warranted to be a Singer. Small fracture to left hand fork blade.

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A Quantity of Vincent Comet Components **

A Quantity of Vincent Comet Components **

Lot # a2 (Sale Order: 2 of 207)      

Believed to all originate from the same Vincent Comet motorcycle, originally registered KYX 461. We have performed a vehicle check on this registration and it appears that its whereabouts are no longer known. This selection of parts includes -1.A dismantled 500cc engine, numbered F5AB/2A/3902.2.A front wheel with drum brake assembly.3.Instrumentation.4.Dismantled gearbox, with casing and kickstart assembly5.Handlebars with cables and fittings.6.Rear suspension parts and brake components7.A Large selection of sundry spares. Please note - We do not have any documentation with this lot.Offered entirely without reserve.

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BRM (British Racing Motors) 'Motor Show' Display Sign

BRM (British Racing Motors) 'Motor Show' Display Sign

Lot # a3 (Sale Order: 3 of 207)      

One of only two produced, an original large format circular alloy display sign, used by Rubery Owen to dress their BRM exhibition stand at the 1966 'Racing Car Show' held at Olympia, London. The sign is constructed of hand sign-written aluminium sheet, with rolled edges. The size is - 29" / 74cm. The sign is market fresh, having been in long term storage - the visible shaded marks can be cleaned and are the effect of the sign being stored in greased paper for preservation. The sign retains a good gloss and is very striking, however it has suffered some light scratches and marks over the years.BRM only secured one victory in 1966, at the hands of Jackie Stewart at the Monaco GP.

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Original Ferrari 'Sales' Garage Sign *

Original Ferrari 'Sales' Garage Sign *

Lot # a4 (Sale Order: 4 of 207)      

Large yellow Perspex sign with aluminium surround featuring traditional Ferrari prancing horse logo in black with 'Sales' in red, Ferrari script in black below and colours of Italian flag above. Offered in very good condition and believed to date from the 1960s. 49x88cm.

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The Jaguar D-Type' by Pritchard, Palawan Press

The Jaguar D-Type' by Pritchard, Palawan Press

Lot # a5 (Sale Order: 5 of 207)      

The book includes the story of the design and development of the D-type, as well as a racing history of both the Works cars and those belonging to private owners. The focus is on the D-type, but naturally included is the XK-SS, a road-legal sports car produced after Jaguar retired from racing, by converting 16 of the unsold, unfinished D-types. As is customary for Palawan editions, there is an extensive section setting out the history, both written and photographic, of every D-type made. Appendices include technical descriptions, road tests and biographies of the works drivers and the technical staff involved in the development and racing of the D-type. Comprising 420 pages, with over 500 photographs, the book measures 290 x 340mm and is exquisitely designed and presented in two limited editions. Limited to just 250 copies, numbered 1 - 250 (this example numbered 179), bound in green buckram cloth, silkscreened and silver foil blocked on the front and spine, and encased in a green buckram cloth slipcase with silver foil blocking.This clothbound edition is now sold out.

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Doug Nye - 'Driving Ambition' The Official Inside Story of the Mclaren F1 (Limited Edition)

Doug Nye - 'Driving Ambition' The Official Inside Story of the Mclaren F1 (Limited Edition)

Lot # a6 (Sale Order: 6 of 207)      

Published by Mclaren Cars Ltd,limited edition (253/1000), signed by Mansour Ojjeh, Ron Dennis, Gordon Murray and Creighton Brown, 407 numbered pages, applied with 'GTR 24 Heures du Mans winners' chassis plate, black cover embossed with steering wheel and F1 V12 badge, library box case mounted with McLaren badge, complete with packing box.

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A Rare Maserati Sales Brochure Pack

A Rare Maserati Sales Brochure Pack

Lot # a7 (Sale Order: 7 of 207)      

Containing sales brochures for the 200S, 300S and 450S sports racing cars, plus three different brochures for the 3500GT, a technical brochure and two press photographs. Offered in good condition. Very scarce. (Qty)

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A Small Archive of Mercedes-Benz Racing Photographs

A Small Archive of Mercedes-Benz Racing Photographs

Lot # a8 (Sale Order: 8 of 207)      

A varied selection of pre and post war photographs, to include two folders of factory press photographs, within their original packaging, primarily large format - 68 in total, with models depicted including the 300 SLR, W125, W196 and many others. Together with a selection of small format photographs depicting Lang and Fitch (under the supervision of Neubauer) testing the No. 23 'streamliner'. Plus a large format album, containing a collection of large black/white silver gelatine photographs of the Mercedes-Benz W196 (in both of its body configurations); along side the drivers, team and Alfred Neubauer, in the pits at Rheims, 1954 and early technical photographs and press photographs of the same period. Finally, a box containing 13 other period photographs is included of varied size and subject matter, including pre-war press dept racing photographs. (Qty)

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Two Large Framed and Glazed Movie Posters **

Two Large Framed and Glazed Movie Posters **

Lot # a9 (Sale Order: 9 of 207)      

To include - 1.A rare original advertisement poster for 'Grand Prix', famously starring James Garner, along side Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montano, Toshiro Mifune & others. This fabulous original advertisement features colourful artwork depicting the cast, together with an image of a red single-seater mid accident, plus the two main characters in a romantic embrace. Printed in Italy in 1967, with Italian text throughout. Good visual condition, save for light fold lines. Approximately 145x105cm (poster). Linen backed for preservation, then professionally mounted and framed behind Perspex.2.A rare original advertisement poster for 'Pole Position'; This striking original advertisement features colourful artwork depicting a menacing looking driver wearing his crash helmet & a driver's view from inside the F1 cockpit. Printed in Italy in the c1970/80s, with Italian text throughout. Linen backed for preservation, then professionally mounted and framed behind Perspex. Approximately 145x105cm (poster).

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Elvis Presley and Mohammed Ali Signed Presentation

Elvis Presley and Mohammed Ali Signed Presentation

Lot # a10 (Sale Order: 10 of 207)      

A large signed photographic presentation, features the famous image captured on February 14th 1972, depicting Presley pretending to box with Ali in his hotel room. Presley was a huge fan and had personally commissioned the rhinestone covered robe seen in the picture at a cost of $3000, which he had gifted to him earlier that evening. Below the main image is an original Elvis Presley publicity postcard, signed in blue ballpoint ink, together with a newspaper cutting, signed in black ink by Ali. Captioned, professionally framed and glazed. A very rare piece of memorabilia.

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An Aviation Lot

An Aviation Lot

Lot # a11 (Sale Order: 11 of 207)      

To include -1.An RAF 'Scramble Bell', with crown, dated 1940. The Bell is Ministry of Defence, 11 inch specification, with the correct 11 inch casting size at the top (the size is part of the casting not an engraving) - the top of the Bell also has a very small Foundry mark, that incorporates the MOD arrow, plus a large Ministry of Defence arrow to the inner. The Bell clapper is a replacement (to original MOD specification), as the original clapper was apparently lost during a house move long ago. The Nickel Plate is in excellent condition on the outside of the Bell but there is loss of plating to the inner Bell. The tone is high (for a sense of urgency) and will be immediately recognized by any one who is familiar with MOD Bells of the period. 2.A Barrage Balloon Ashtray.3.A Propeller Clock.4.An original press release photograph of RAF fighters under review by King George. 5.An RAF 'Escaping Society' car badge by Thomas Fattorini of Birmingham.

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A Renault Pedal Car, c1920s **

A Renault Pedal Car, c1920s **

Lot # a12 (Sale Order: 12 of 207)      

A rare early 20thC childs' pedal-car c1920; of painted plywood panels on wood & metal frame mounted on steel chassis, with radial spoked wheels and solid tyres; original paint with old over-painted detailing; barn-found preservation condition.

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Austin Pathfinder Pedal Car

Austin Pathfinder Pedal Car

Lot # a13 (Sale Order: 13 of 207)      

A factory-built childs' pedal-car of the famous pre-war "Twin-cam" 750 racer c1947; restored usable condition refinished in original colour-scheme of Old-English white with red wheels & grille; complete with dummy engine, spark-plugs, leather bonnet-straps, fish-tail exhaust and original bumpers, new tyres & tubes; rear hubs converted to "race-tuned" ball-race bearings, rebuilt front axle & bearings.

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Honda Monkey Bike CZ100 / Z50 **

Honda Monkey Bike CZ100 / Z50 **

Lot # a14 (Sale Order: 14 of 207)      

An original miniature Paddock-Bike/Yacht-stop machine c1966; A rare rigid-frame French-market only import, first registered in UK 1980: two-owners from new. Completely original paint and ancillaries, such as raised saddle-frame, with baguette-clip, separate headlamp & speedometer, and rear-lamp/number-plate assembly fitting. Last taxed 1982, used as paddock-transport for many years, always dry-stored & well-maintained: excellent working order; c/w old blue V-5 document log-book.

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A Small Collection of Car Club Badges

A Small Collection of Car Club Badges

Lot # a15 (Sale Order: 15 of 207)      

To include -A full size brass 'Motor Union' member's badge, reputedly dating from turn of century, numbered and named. Marked 'Manufactured by D. George Collins, 118 Newgate Street, EC' and 'The Use of this Badge is Subject to the Regulations of the Union'. Believed an original first series badge with larger detachable wings rather than later smaller 'all in one' cast wings. Together with a selection of RAC (Royal Automobile Club) and AA (Automobile Association) badges, dating from c1915 through the 1970s, including some scarce examples. Varied condition. (9)

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An Icarus Mascot, by Frederick Gordon Crosby, for Bentley Motors, 1920s

An Icarus Mascot, by Frederick Gordon Crosby, for Bentley Motors, 1920s

Lot # a16 (Sale Order: 16 of 207)      

A magnificent Icarus factory mascot, designed by Frederick Gordon Crosby, silver-plated bronze construction, commissioned by Walter Bentley for the W.O. Bentley Cricklewood London Factory cars of the 1920s, including the four and a half litre and six and a half litre variants. The mascot signed 'Gordon Crosby' to the side in the correct font that mimics his written signature. This piece was a result of a special commission from Bentley to find an alternative option to the winged B mascot. An example sold for £800 in 1980 at Sothebys Belgravia, London, a World Record Price at the time. See page 106, Automobilia by Gordon Gardiner & Alistair Morris. Mounted to a wooden display base and offered in very good original condition.

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Bentley Ephemera

Bentley Ephemera

Lot # a17 (Sale Order: 17 of 207)      

To include 1.A Large Bentley 'Winged B' Factory Mascot, as fitted to 4.5 Litre, 6.5 Litre, Speed Six and 8 Litre motorcars of the 1920s period. Stamped by the maker 'Jos Fray, B'Ham'. 19cm wingspan, 2.A Winged 'B' mascot, suitable for the W.O. Bentley (Three Litre), as produced by AEL in the c1920s period, stamped by the maker & offered in good original condition, save for some scratches & tarnishing to the plating 3.A Backward inclined 'B' mascot, as fitted to 1930s Derby Bentley 3.5 litre and 4.25 litre cars of the period, chrome plated finish, part numbered beneath. Good condition.4.A modern polished numonic stainless steel Bentley Flying B Mascot on polished stainless steel radiator mount, fitted to a specially made wooden display base; the whole appears to be as new.

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Two Rare Accessory Mascots

Two Rare Accessory Mascots

Lot # a18 (Sale Order: 18 of 207)      

To include -1.A very rare and highly attractive French accessory car mascot, in the form of Pan the Fawn playing his pan pipes, cast bronze with good silver plating, signed by the French sculptor Gr£goire to the base area. Highly detailed and display base mounted.2.'Monkey Mechanic' accessory mascot by Charles Paillet. Features a well-detailed primate holding an oversized spanner aloft. Silver-plated and signed by the sculptor. A rare mascot, offered on a wooden display base. 14cm tall.

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Four Car Mascots

Four Car Mascots

Lot # a19 (Sale Order: 19 of 207)      

To include -1.An intriguing accessory mascot by AEL. It features a Red Indian Chief (with full headdress) riding upon an oversized snail, holding reigns in one hand & a baton in the other. Nickel-plated finish & reputedly c1920's period. Good condition.2.A scarce accessory mascot, depicting the Edwardian chauffeur boy, wearing his hat, motoring coat and goggles (with car horn in hand). Marked 'La Chauffeur' and 'Ondine'. Bronze construction, offered in good condition.3.A c1920s 'Jolly Policeman' accessory mascot by AEL, featuring the officer in period uniform with oil lamp attached to his belt. Offered in good condition.4.An art-deco Alsatian mascot, unmarked and offered in good original condition.

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An Extremely Rare Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Mascot, 1911

An Extremely Rare Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Mascot, 1911

Lot # a20 (Sale Order: 20 of 207)      

A very good Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy mascot, manufactured for display on the 40/50HP six cylinder Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost automobile, this being the rarest type, reputedly produced for only six months back in 1911, having various correct period dating features including the hollow under base area & most importantly the words 'Rolls-Royce Limited 6th FEBRUARY 1911' around the base area, as opposed to all later Silver Ghost mascots which read 'Rolls-Royce Ltd FEB 1911'. This rare mascot features the signature of Charles Sykes across the top of the base area and no under-wing markings, which is correct on all pre-World War One examples. A stunning and impressive item of the very finest detail, silver plated finish on bronze base metal, original mounting stud and fittings, mounted to a period display base. The largest, most impressive and rarest of al Rolls-Royce mascots.

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Malcolm Campbell's Personal Junior Car Club Member's Badge

Malcolm Campbell's Personal Junior Car Club Member's Badge

Lot # a21 (Sale Order: 21 of 207)      

A rare Brooklands Junior Car Club (J.C.C) car badge, 1930s period, numbered J2779, complete with an original J.C.C. membership card, with signatures of the secretary of the J.C.C & 'Speed King' Malcolm Campbell - display base mounted. Together with a large silver-plated bronze/enamel member's lapel badge from the same estate. One of the most important motor racing offerings in recent years. (2)

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Old Bill' Ephemera

Old Bill' Ephemera

Lot # a22 (Sale Order: 22 of 207)      

To include - 1.A large-sized 'Old Bill' Accessory mascot, signed to the helmet 'Bruce Bairnsfather', copyright numbered to the underside, and stamped 'S' (Smith's Motor Accessories Limited) behind the scarf, the largest sized Old Bill mascot, un-cleaned bronze example. Good condition.2.A full-sized Old Bill bronze English Tommy Soldier mascot, the standing character in walking pose, wearing his full army uniform, hat, and boots etc. Good condition3.A small-sized 'Old Bill' accessory mascot, as fitted to light cars and motorcycles, WW1 period, designed by Bruce Bairnsfather. Good condition.4.An 'Old Bill' Military dashboard plaque, designed by the creator of 'Old Bill' himself Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. This is in the same style as those featured in his World War One publications and very scarce.

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Minerva AL-Series 8-Litre Mascot and Badge

Minerva AL-Series 8-Litre Mascot and Badge

Lot # a23 (Sale Order: 23 of 207)      

An impressive Minerva Goddess Head mascot for the eight cylinder AL-series Minerva cars of the late 1920s and early 1930s period, by the Flemish sculptor Pierre de Soete; (the AL being Minerva's finest automobile), the mascot signed P. de Soete to the side and numbered to the opposite side, exceptional attention to detail and finish, complete with the original fitted Minerva AL-series "MM" (Minerva Motors) scripted radiator cap, plated finish. Offered with a large nickel-plated/enamel Minerva motors lapel badge, again offered in excellent condition. (2)

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Two Car Mascots

Two Car Mascots

Lot # a24 (Sale Order: 24 of 207)      

To include -1.A rare & attractive Art-Deco accessory mascot, designed in the 1920s by Continental sculptor Casmir Brau. It depicts three galloping horses, similar to a design by Rene Lalique. Excellent condition, with signature and base markings.2.A rare Vauxhall Griffin solid bronze radiator mascot by Joseph Fray Limited of Birmingham, named and numbered to the base area, as fitted to Edwardian and vintage Vauxhall cars, including 30/98 and others. Very good condition, with some light wear to plating.

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A Rare 'Aviator' Accessory Mascot by John Hassall

A Rare 'Aviator' Accessory Mascot by John Hassall

Lot # a25 (Sale Order: 25 of 207)      

A scarce accessory mascot of bronze construction, as produced c1917 - 1918, featuring a spring loaded flesh-coloured porcelain head, allowing the head and helmet to move. The two-blade propeller also rotates as the car proceeds along the road. An instantly recognisable mascot by the Comic Artist and Illustrator, John Hassall, also known for his Robert the Policeman Mascot (Bobby), and his comic postcards, etc. The Aviator sits upon his aeroplane, holding the joysticks, as he pilots his aircraft at speed. The side area is signed 'Hassall', offered in very good condition, save for a period minor crack to the lower section of the porcelain head.

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