Bowral Saleroom - Antiques, Collectables & Classic cars

by Vickers & Hoad
October 30, 2016 11:00 AM AEDT Live auction
Bowral, NSW, AU | Auction Details

510 Lots

2: 1981 Morgan Plus 8 Chassis – Engine – Body R8947 - .Now more than a century old, the Morgan Motor Company was formed by H.F.S. Morgan in 1909 with the construction of the first Morgan motor car. Hand built on the simple tubular chassis with a Peugeot 7hp vee-twin engine, the power-to-weight of the Morgan Runabout three-wheeler proved to be exceptional. Attributes of the marque that continues through to the present day. Morgan released its first four-wheel vehicle in 1936 while continuing with three-wheel production until before the Second World War. Following hostilities Morgan used Standard mechanicals including the Triumph TR four-cylinder engine through to the release of the Plus 8 in 1966. Using the Rover 3.5 litre all-alloy V8 engine, the Morgan Plus 8 proved to be highly popular with waiting lists for new cars quickly extending from months to years. The last Morgan Plus 8 was produced in 2004 and was followed by the traditional roadster style bodywork, but fitted with Ford Duratec engines. BMW V8 powered cars followed. The Morgan Motor Company with its 160 employees currently produces in excess of 1,300 cars a year at Malvern, Worcestershire in the traditional handmade fashion. The sports car styling has altered very little over the decades and each example is unmistakeably a Morgan. Today the waiting list for a new Morgan is approximately six months. This 1981 Morgan Plus 8 is finished in Royal Ivory with Connaught Green guards and is fitted with the alloy Rover V8 in its 3.8 litre guise driving through a Rover five-speed gearbox. It is believed to have been sold new in Japan to a member of the Australian Diplomatic Corps and after 13 years it was shipped to Australia. During 2006 and 2007 the car received a body off rebuild that included a paint refinish, new upholstery and wet weather gear. The mechanicals were also attended to and it was fitted with adjustable shock absorbers all round. Despite being extensively used and enjoyed by its owner, including a trip around Australia, the car is also a concourse winner and has been voted the prettiest Morgan Plus 8 in Australia by other marque owners. This car offers traditional Morgan ownership along with effortless touring. Certainly a car to be used and enjoyed.
Est: A$90,000 - A$100,000
3: 1954 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 Chassis – BN½19267 Engine – 1B/219267 Body - 1965/5191 Launched to great acclaim at the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show in London, the Healey 100 literally overnight became the Austin-Healey 100 following a handshake deal between Donald Healey and Leonard Lord of the British Motor Corporation. Production started at Austin’s Longbridge factory in May 1953 and carried through until August 1955 when the 100 BN2 was released. In total 10,010 Austin-Healey 100 BN1s were built, of which just over 1,000 were imported into Australia. While precise figures are not known, it is thought that there are less than half that left in the country which includes a number of more recent imports from the US. The Austin-Healey 100 BN1 was powered by Austin’s 2,660cc four-cylinder engine that developed 90bhp and 144lb/ft. of torque. Fitted with twin SU carburettors and driving through a three-speed gearbox and electrically operated overdrive, the car in standard form had a top speed of 106mph.Following the end of Austin-Healey 100 production in 1956, the six-cylinder 100/6 was released after which the Austin-Healey 3000 in its various guises was produced until late 1967. This 1954 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 was sold new in Melbourne during December of that year. The Austin-Healey proved to be popular for racing and the middle 1950s saw this car being raced at Albert Park, Phillip Island and Fisherman’s Bend as well as many Victorian hill climb venues. In late 1961 it was purchased by a gentleman from southern New South Wales and during his ownership it received little use until it was sold again in 2012. Since then it has received a bare metal respray along with the rebuilding of many components such as the engine, gearbox, suspension and brakes. Since the early 1990s the prices of Austin-Healeys has remained buoyant and of late have escalated significantly. The early cars with their cleaner, more aesthetic styling have proved to be highly popular. To drive an Austin-Healey, while taking you back to a different era is an experience as their performance is exciting to say the least compared with the climate controlled cars of today. Just perfect for that Sunday morning coffee run
Est: A$70,000 - A$90,000
4: 1951 MG TD Chassis – TD 11753 Engine – XPAG/TD2/12235 When the world thinks of sports cars, it thinks of MG.Formed in 1923 as Morris Garages, MG was initially a sideline business to market re-bodied Morris cars to a slightly more sporting clientele. By the late 1920s a distinct MG was released that was equipped with what was to be seen as the traditional MG vertical grille. This was followed by the smaller MG Midget, a title that stayed with the marque through to the 1980s. While the MG may be associated with open top sports cars, the company was also responsible for many sporting saloons that proved highly popular to those who wanted a sports car, but needed the practicalities of a closed car. Not long prior to World War Two, MG launched the first of its T-Series Midgets. Both the TA and TB proved to be popular, but with the war, MG turned its attention to assisting the British war effort. After the War, MG released its venerable TC, a model that’s seen by many as the archetypal MG. Despite this, the TC did have its limitations, including being only available in right hand drive – hardly practical for the all-important US market. With Britain in need of overseas funds the government edict was “Export of Perish!” MG’s response was the MG TD in both right and left hand drive. Despite being available with steel disc wheels in place of the traditional wires, the TD proved to be highly successful with 30,000 produced, with many shipped to the US. History tells us that it was the TD that introduced the MG marque to North America. Fitted with a 1,250cc engine developing 55 bhp that was sufficient to provide a top speed of 83 mph. This Australian delivered 1951 MG TD Roadster has been with the same ownership for over 50 years. For the majority of its early years it was used in country New South Wales until purchased during the mid-1960s by the late husband of its current owner. Taken to the Australian Capital Territory, it was used occasionally until the early 2000s when it received a complete body-off professional restoration. Since then it has travelled a mere 2,500 miles resulting in the car still exhibiting its ‘just restored’ condition. The MG TD equipped with independent front suspension, rack and pinion steering, short shift four-speed gearbox and improved brakes ensured that the model was and is a lively performer with handling to match. To this day, the MG TD continues to provide traditional and sporting motoring in a tweed jacket and flat hat style.
Est: A$30,000 - A$50,000
5: 1957 Triumph TR3 Commission No – TS 21577. Originally designed to compete with Morgan, the Triumph 20TS produced by British manufacturer Standard-Triumph was initially launched at the 1952 London Motor Show. Unfortunately the reception from the motoring public was mixed, which led to a complete redesign that resulted in the Triumph TR2 being released to the public in March 1953. Without doubt the TR2 was a resounding success and was the first of Triumph’s TR range of sports cars that stayed in production through to the end of the TR6 in 1976.Fitted with a 1991cc four-cylinder, four-speed gearbox and overdrive, the Triumph TR2 was an excellent performer and quite capable of 107mph. At the time of its launch it was Britain’s cheapest car able to exceed 100mph. Like other British manufacturers, Triumph’s main target market was overseas and in particular North America, where its rakish styling complete with cut-down doors proved to be highly popular. Three years later in 1955, Triumph released the TR3 with a larger 2.2 litre engine and the following year disc brakes were fitted to the front. The Triumph TR3 proved to be a success with close to 75,000 being built. In 1957 it was updated with a different grille, external door handles and a lockable boot. This new model was called the TR3A, despite carrying no badging to that effect. Some 58,000 TR3As were built. The Triumph TR4, TR4A, TR5 and TR6 followed with the last two being fitted with six-cylinder engines. It is understood that this TR3 was assembled in the UK and sold new in Tasmania, after which it was sold to a new owner in Stawell, Victoria. The current owner, who is the third, has owned the car for about ten years and has spent a considerable amount of money enhancing its quality. This included a complete engine rebuild about six years back following which the car has travelled an additional 9,000 miles. The car’s electrics has also been updated and it has been fitted with a Bosch alternator. Fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox and overdrive this Triumph TR3 is an effortless tourer that is reliable to drive to anywhere in Australia. The Triumph TR3 is a true roadster being designed for sunny weather, but comes with removable wet weather protection. A rakish performer that deserves to be driven. Fitted with an Unleaded Head, Kent Fast Road Camshaft, Extractors, Alternator replacing generator, Hi-Torque starter motor, Alloy rocker cover Registered until 09-04-17, 27000 miles indicated
Est: A$30,000 - A$50,000

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