AÂ rare Austin Healey PrototypeÂ used in trials throughout the 1960s will headline theÂ first standalone car auctionÂ Ewbankâ€™sÂ in Surrey, on Sunday September 5.
Expected to fetch up toÂ Â£85,000, the X300Â wasÂ so important to the development of the marque that despite beingÂ constantly modified and changedÂ as the manufacturers tested the carâ€™sÂ performance, it neverÂ transitionedÂ from its experimental statusÂ into a road vehicle.
ItsÂ unusualÂ features includeÂ a longer wheel-baseÂ than standard, a shorter overall length andÂ double headlights.
â€œIt really is a bit of history on four wheels,â€ said partner Andrew Ewbank. â€œThe opportunity to buy something like this may not arise again.â€
OtherÂ highlightsÂ in the auction range from a rare 1980 Ferrari toÂ theÂ ultimate retro camper van.
Arguably the best value in the auction is a fully restoredÂ 1989 Porsche 911 / 964 Carrera 2 CoupeÂ inÂ Baltic Blue, estimated at Â£40,000-60,000.
A 1980 Ferrari 308 GTSIÂ left-hand driveÂ California import in rare Nero Black bodycolour with a beige leather interior has just been serviced by a Ferrari specialist. With a new cam belt and fuel pump, and its original toolkit, it has just 38,000 miles on the clock. The guide is Â£48,000-55,000.
For those looking for something a little older and of more historical note, a 1939 pre-warÂ JaguarÂ SS100 SE saloonÂ shouldÂ fit the bill.Â With a guide ofÂ Â£35,000-45,000, this delightful car, which is believed to have been in the same family since it wasÂ first on the road, has clearly been well cared or over the years.
The SE model was produced in very small numbers making this 1.5 litre example quite rare, according to the team at Ewbankâ€™s.Â It has a steel sliding roof which works and is watertight.
â€œThese pre-war SS motor cars are becoming very hard to find,â€ says Andrew Ewbank.
A more modern everyday classic is the 1986 Ford Capri. Here a D-registration model with an MOT until November and 93,000 miles on the clock is guided at Â£15,000-20,000.
An extremely rare righthand drive 1968 Fiat Gamine by Vignale is also attracting interest.
Fully restored, including upgraded Fiat performance parts and bespoke Italian wicker seats, this small rear-engined car was produced by Carrozzeria Vignale from 1967 to 1971, and is based on the Fiat 500. Unlike the 500, the Gamine had an open-top roaster structure and only two seats. The estimate is Â£25,000-32,000.
With staycations popular, two vehicles on offer should have extra appeal. The first is a Brazilian import VW Camper from 1975. The classic design in orange and cream colour combination, and with only one prior owner, it is pitched at Â£24,000-26,000.
Rare, but no less eye-catching is a 1967 For Transit, Jennings Coachbuilders Roadranger Original Motorhome. With just 67,000 miles on the clock, the estimate is Â£6,000-10,000.
The catalogue is not yet closed but can beÂ viewed online.
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