Bayard Tonneau

1904 Bayard AC2K Rear-Entrance Tonneau

Offered by H&H Classics, Duxford, U.K. | June 2024

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We have covered the story of Adolphe Clement-Bayard here before. Many times. Probably too often. But let’s just say he was involved with a lot of early car companies, including Clement, Gladiator, Clement-Bayard, and Clement-Panhard… and by extension, Diatto, Talbot, and more. He set up Clement-Bayard in 1903, and it would last until 1922.

In the early days, some of the cars left the factory under the Bayard-Clement name, and based on the badging on this car, some may left just under the name Bayard (Adolphe didn’t change his name to Clement-Bayard until later). It’s powered by a 1.6-liter twin that could propel the car to 30 mph.

The car is a London-to-Brighton veteran now has an estimate of $100,000-$125,000. Click here for more info.

Cadillac Model T

1908 Cadillac Model T

Offered by H&H Classics | Duxford, U.K. | June 2020

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Probably not the Model T you were thinking of, but I guess it’s hard to really corner the market on model names when everyone is just using letters. Cadillac’s 1908 lineup consisted of the Models G, H, M, S, and T, the latter three of which were all single-cylinder cars. The T was a one-year-only model.

It differed from the Model S in that the T coupe didn’t have running boards. It was essentially a carried-over version of the 1907 Model M. Three body styles were offered: a touring, a victoria, and a coupe.

This touring car would’ve cost $1,000 when new. It’s powered by a 1.6-liter single-cylinder engine that was rated at 10 horsepower. S and T production combined for 1,482 units in 1908, and they are rarely seen today. This non-running example has been parked for the better part of 40 years and is now selling at no reserve. Click here for more info.

Marcos 2.5 Litre

1972 Marcos 2.5 Litre

Offered by H&H Classics | Buxton, U.K. | April 2024

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The Marcos GT, the basic shape of which carried over long after the model went out of production in 1990, was first introduced in 1964 in 1800 GT form. By 1967 a smaller displacement 1600 GT version was introduced. Then, two years later, they made the available engine bigger, with the Marcos 2 Litre.

The 3 Litre model debuted in ’68 with a Ford V6. In 1971, Marcos produced 12 examples with a Triumph 2.5-liter inline-six and sold them as the 2.5 Litre. That’s what this is. A rare bird indeed. Output was rated at 150 horsepower. All of these engines were originally intended for the company’s new Mantis model. But they were leftover, thus the shoehorning into the GT.

This example was upgraded under current ownership and has just under 80,000 miles. The pre-sale estimate is $17,750-$20,250. Click here for more info.

Alvis Firefly

1933 Alvis Firefly Drophead Coupe

Offered by H&H Classics | Buxton, U.K. | November 29, 2032

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The Firefly was the replacement for Alvis‘ earlier 12/50 model and the predecessor to the later Firebird. Produced between 1932 and 1934, the Firefly was offered as a roadster, touring car, sedan, and convertible, with some of those bodies being coachbuilt, like this one.

Power is provided by a 1.5-liter overhead-valve inline-four with a single SU carburetor for a rating of 50 horsepower. It was a carryover engine from earlier models fitted in a stylish new design. Only 871 Fireflys were built, with 133 of them being drophead coupes.

The Cross & Ellis body on this example was restored between 1985 and 1993. In the early 1960s it was purchased by a dental student who used it for two years before it broke. It then changed hands a few times and was restored before being reacquired by that same, former, student in 2012. It now has an estimate of $30,000-$35,000. Click here for more info.

Brush Model D

1910 Brush Model D Runabout

Offered by H&H Classics | Buxton, U.K. | July 26, 2023

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Detroit’s Brush Runabout Company was founded in 1907 by Alanson P. Brush, who previously helped design the first Cadillac in 1902. Brush was eventually absorbed into Benjamin Briscoe’s United States Motor Company before going out business in 1912.

In 1910, the company offered one product: the Model D, which was actually available in five bodystyles, including three different runabouts. This two-seater was the cheapest available option at $485 when new. It’s powered by a 10-horsepower, 1.0-liter single.

This car won awards at car shows in the U.S. in the 1970s before being imported to the U.K. in 1991. It’s been with the consignor since 2004 and was restored about 30 years ago. It has an estimate of $32,000-$40,000. Click here for more info.

Update: Sold $23,867.

Maserati Indy

1970 Maserati Indy 4200

Offered by H&H Classics | Duxford, U.K. | June 14, 2023

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The Indy was an interesting Maserati. It was the first production car launched by the company under Citroen ownership, and it also was a fairly popular model, with just over 1,100 produced between 1969 and 1975.

The car was styled by Vignale, and this car is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 that made 260 horsepower. Later they would offer 4.7- and 4.9-liter V8s. Of the total, 440 of them were 4200 models, which was the most of the bunch.

This example spent time in South Africa and the U.K. For an Italian GT car from the 1960s/70s, the Indy has never really taken off, price-wise. The estimate here is $47,000-$56,000, which is a fraction of its Maserati contemporaries. Click here for more info.

Update: Not sold.

Lotus Europa S

2008 Lotus Europa S

Offered by H&H Classics | Duxford, U.K. | June 14, 2023

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The original Lotus Europa was a mid-engined GT car from the 1960s and ’70s. Lotus revived the name for a two-seat coupe in 2006. It was sort of a replacement for the Esprit, but was not sold in the U.S. Think of it as a more friendly Elise that bridged the time gap between the Esprit and the Evora.

Power is from a turbocharged 2.0-liter GM inline-four that made 197 horsepower. Mounted behind the passenger compartment, the engine was paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. The base car was the Europa S. An SE trim was also offered, and this one was so backdated by the factory. That added a revised turbo and other engine tweaks that boosted output to 222 horsepower.

Between 2006 and 2010, just 458 examples of the Europa S were produced. This right-hand-drive example has almost 23,000 miles and has a presale estimate of $30,000-$35,000. Click here for more info.

Update: Sold $31,823.

Lancia Theta

1915 Lancia Theta Hydroplane Runabout

Offered by H&H Classics | Duxford, U.K. | June 14, 2023

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Lancia has long had a thing for the Greek alphabet. In 1913, when the Theta was introduced, the company also had the smaller Zeta and larger Eta on sale – all four-cylinder cars. The Theta would remain available through 1918. About 1,700 were made.

Power is from a 4.9-liter inline-four that made 70 horsepower. It was a powerful car for its day – and a fast one. The top speed was up to 75 mph. This was also the first European car to be fitted with an electric starter.

This car was sold new in the U.S. and is believed to retain its original American-supplied coachwork. It later resided in the Harrah collection. It returned to the U.K. in 1981 and later received a decades-long refurb that started in the 1990s. It now has an estimate of $150,000-$175,000. Click here for more info.

Update: Not sold.

Alvis Speed 20

1936 Alvis Speed 20 SD Sunshine Coupe by Vanden Plas

Offered by H&H Classics | Duxford, U.K. | June 14, 2023

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The first Alvis cars were sold in 1920, and a series of models were churned out over the course of that decade. In 1932, they introduced the Speed 20, which would be offered in four different series through 1936.

The final of these series was the SD, which was sold for 1936 only before the Speed 20 was replaced by the 3.5-Litre. The SD was only slightly revised from the earlier SC – the bodywork was a bit wider, and the fuel tank was larger. The SC had brought changes over the SB including a 2.8-liter inline-six and chassis revisions.

Only 149 examples of the SD were built, and just 12 of those were bodied as a “four-light” two-door sedan by Vanden Plas. Only two are known to exist, and this one was restored in the 1990s. The estimate is $100,000-$115,000. Click here for more info.

Update: Not sold.

Daimler Dart

1960 Daimler SP250

Offered by H&H Classics | Buxton, U.K. | April 26, 2023

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The SP250 was a British sports car from an unlikely source: Daimler, who up to this point had primarily made stodgy saloons and drophead coupes. After this point, they would be reduced to selling badge-engineered Jaguars. So it’s kind of amazing this car ever made it to production.

It debuted at the 1959 New York Motor Show as the “Dart” – which Chrysler obviously did not appreciate. So it was renamed the SP250 when production got under way shortly thereafter. Just 2,654 examples would be produced through 1964. We’ve featured one before – a prototype with a retractable hardtop.

The cars are powered by a very un-British engine: a 2.5-liter V8 designed in-house. Output was rated at 140 horsepower. This U.K.-market example was repainted about 15 years ago. It remains an interesting alternative to the Triumphs and MGs of the era. The estimate is $37,000-$42,000. Click here for more info.

Update: Sold $35,801.