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.


WhitelinePsycho said...

The 330GT is extraordinary mate, I don't know if I could bring myself to clean it up, dumb I know but . . . beyond patina.

Steve@strathbran said...

one day.. I hope, I will stand there in my ovies and out bid the fuckers!!