Thursday, November 15
Where there's muck there's brass
Pete and I visited the Bonhams car and motorcycle auction at Harrogate yesterday.
It was quieter than last year, with fewer gems for sale. The highlights for me were a moss-and-mildew-covered '65 Ferrari 330GT which went for £68,700 and a 1950 Vincent Rapide which had had one owner for the past 50 years, which went for £28,750.
The Bonhams look: pointy shoes, Jermyn Street suit and shirt, big Windsor knot. The Buyer look: country tweeds, beautifully coiffed and layered silver hair, Tricker's brogues.