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Gooding’s London sale rescheduled for Hampton Court, 5 September 2020

Gooding’s London sale rescheduled for Hampton Court, 5 September 2020 6th August 2020

The collection of 15 cars belonging to Belgian connoisseur Hubert Fabri, postponed from April due to the pandemic, will now be offered at a ‘live’ sale conducted by Charlie Ross on the Saturday of the Concours of Elegance.

Although run by the veteran auctioneer, bidding will be purely online or via the telephone, with usual arrangements to view the cars prior to the event. Ross is well-known in the UK for his TV work on antiques programmes, and the event will be broadcast live on the Gooding website, YouTube channel, and mobile apps.

You can read the K500 take on the collection when details were first announced in late January HERE.

To say a lot has changed since then would be an understatement, but demand for best-of-the-best cars has not waned in the interim – quite the reverse – and if anyone can be relied upon to add sparkle to a closed event it’s the always-entertaining Ross.

The sale is scheduled to start at 17:00 British Summer Time on Saturday, 5 September.

*The full list of cars:

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (Estimate: £7,000,000 - £9,000,000)
1955 Aston Martin DB3S (Estimate: £3,000,000 - £4,000,000)
1935 Aston Martin Ulster (Estimate: £1,600,000 - £2,200,000)
1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Cabriolet (Estimate: £450,000 - £600,000)
1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Sports Tourer (Estimate: £350,000 - £450,000)
1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports (Estimate: In Excess of £10,000,000)
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante (Estimate: In Excess of £7,000,000)
1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix (Estimate: In Excess of £3,000,000)    
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale (Estimate: £1,600,000 - £2,000,000)
1965 Lamborghini 350 GT (Estimate: £400,000 - £550,000)
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America (Estimate: £700,000 - £900,000)
1959 Lancia Flaminia 2500 Sport (Estimate: £400,000 - £500,000)
1924 Lancia Lambda 3rd Series Torpédo (Estimate: £320,000 - £400,000)
1919 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle Tourer (Estimate: £1,000,000 - £1,400,000)
1924 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Wensum (Estimate: £800,000 - £1,200,000)

* The 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback, a favourite of Hubert’s, is no longer listed.

Note, Gooding states buyer’s premium for this sale as follows:

“For a final bid price of £500,000 and below, 15% of the final bid price (plus VAT on the Buyer’s Premium); and for a final bid price of above £500,000, 15% on the first £500,000 (plus VAT on the Buyer’s Premium) and 12% on the remainder of the final bid price (plus VAT on the Buyer’s Premium).”

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