Private and trade buyers flocked in notable numbers to bid on the fine array of 86 cars and 95 collectors’ motorcycles assembled by H&H Classics at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford last Thursday, (April 19). By the time they and their counterparts on the telephone and internet had finished competing for the eclectic lots on offer, new homes had been found for no less than £2.4 million worth of classic vehicles.
Three collections accounted for the majority of the 95 motorcycles on offer, the best return from which was provided by a 1939 Brough Superior SS80 that was pretty much on the money at £42,500. The pleasingly unmolested 1951 Vincent Rapide Series C fetched £28,476, while the 1913 AJS Model D that had been the veteran of 15 Pioneer runs was purchased for £21,280. The biggest surprise of these lots was provided by a 1956 Douglas Dragonfly that trebled its estimate to return £13,440.
Entries are now being taken for H&H’s next sale that will take place in Buxton on May 24.