Donington Auctions are proud to present the ‘The Historic Racing Car & Motorcycles Auction’ – an online auction featuring world renowned cars and motorcycles including iconic brands such as Brabham, Honda, Jaguar, Lotus, Kawasaki and Chevrolet.
A highlight of this auction is the Brabham BT16 Climax which was originally sold to John Coombes Racing and raced in Formula Two by Graham Hill on his quest to became Formula One World Champion. The car also has significance closer to home with it being campaigned by Frank Gardiner in the Tasman Series where he finished equal second in the 1967 championship with Jack Brabham and Jackie Stewart, as well as coming home in 3rd place at the 1967 Australian Grand Prix. The car is currently in its Tasman Series spec, featuring a 2.5-liter Coventry Climax engine. This car underwent a full restoration which was completed in 2009 with no expense spared.
Also featured is a 1964 Jaguar 3.8 MKII Group N Historic Touring Car. This well-known MKII Jaguar was meticulously built by Graeme Lord in 2003 and has been in continual development since. This car was the winner of the 2010 Ian ‘Pete’ Geoghegan trophy for Nb Touring Cars and is sold with a CAMS Historic Group Nb Logbook.
If you’d prefer to go historic production sports cars racing, the romping genuine 7 Litre 427 cubic inch 1969 Chevrolet Corvette roadster will get you up and going. This competitive Group Sb car is sold with a CAMS Historic Logbook.
Also, on offer is wonderfully Australian racing special called a ‘BWA’. It has been commonly imagined that the BWA stood for ‘B….y work of art’ , however this is not so. It is an acronym from the 3 friends who constructed it in 1938 being Gib Barrett, John White and Alan Ashton. With Gib Barrett at the wheel at Bathurst in 1946 it recorded fastest race time while later at the historic Rob Roy hillclimb it took the class record. It also raced at the 1953 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. Fitted with a 1.5 litre Lea Francis engine with General Motors supercharger.
On the two wheel front the racing theme continues with two striking examples including a 1962 Honda CB72 250/350cc and a 1972 Kawasaki S2 350cc.
The auction also consists of a large collection of racing memorabilia which includes original racing posters from the 1960’s and 1970’s and a rare and interesting Harley-Davidson trophy race cup from 1927.
More exciting consignments will be announced shortly but consignments close soon.