Historics returns to Ascot Racecourse for an open-to-public live sale on 28th November
Historics’ front-running auction venue this year, Ascot Racecourse, has been announced as the location for its major, open-to-public winter sale on Saturday, 28th November 2020.
The return to the world-famous venue comes ten weeks after Historics rousing public autumn sale there on 26th September, which returned an 80% sale rate on a gross of £4.6m. Its 2020 opener in March was also staged at Ascot, just one week before the pandemic lockdown.
Throughout the year, Historics has successfully stuck to its policy of staging public-facing auctions where possible with strict observance of all prevailing COVID-19 conditions, and the Winter sale will be no different, supported as ever by live online bidding via its partner Bidpath.
Historics founder and Managing Director, Mark Perkins, commented: “We appreciate the support, experience and guidance of Ascot Racecourse during these unprecedented times, working together to stage our open-to-public auctions, and equally we applaud the wonderful commitment of our legion of loyal supporters.”
Historics 2020 auction swansong will again include a minimum of three viewing days and take full advantage of the open nature of the venue to display the 150+ varied entries and create the socially-distanced auction hall, in accordance with all prevailing conditions.
The ten-year old auction house, well-known for its eclectic mix of entries, won’t disappoint with its varied winter sale consignment, echoing that of the autumn sale which featuring 47 different marques spanning nine decades, from eminently collectible to wholly affordable.
Illustrating the point, early entries include an exquisite 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I (£260,000-£300,000) that includes with it invoices totalling over £300,000, an equally collectable 1957 Bentley S1 Drophead Coupe in H.J. Mulliner style (£200,000-£230,000), impeccably crafted by Racing Green, whilst on the affordability stakes, a wonderfully-original, two-owner 1965 MG 1100 with just 26,500 miles is offered enticingly without reserve.
Historics is accepting late entries to the sale on 01753 639 170, or e-mail email@example.com
Historics Auctioneers was founded in 2010 and has grown in the last decade to become one of the most significant and successful specialist classic car auctioneers in the UK. Regular auctions of some 180 fine classic motorcars are staged during the year at Historics’ spiritual home, Brooklands Museum, Surrey and at Mercedes-Benz World, Ascot Racecourse and Windsorview Lakes, Datchet. Some 9,000 very varied classics have passed across Historics’ auction block at its 45 auctions to date.
On 26th September, in this its tenth anniversary year, Historics hosted its second sale with public attendance since the coronavirus lockdown, at the world-famous Ascot Racecourse. Once again, whilst enforcing all prevailing COVID-19 legislation and allied visitor health and safety measures, it maintained its consistently high rate of sale at 80% with a gross of £4.6 million.
On September 30th, the company announced its expansion into Europe with the Historics Monaco Classique sale on 23rd April 2021.