A fairground organ figure of a man holding a bell, back cut out to mount, brass bell, 100 cm.
A Chinese blue and white porcelain bowl, bearing Qianlong (1736-1795) six-character seal mark in underglaze blue, possibly period, with squirrel in tree decoration, double blue line to the foot, diameter 23 cm, height 11 cm.
The successful purchaser of the above lot is expected to settle their account within 3 working days by Bank Transfer only.
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500. Registration number YOA 179T. Chassis number FH 126792. Engine number FM/113303-HE.
The Spitfire was conceived by Standard-Triumph to compete in the small sports car market against the Austin-Healey Sprite. The Sprite had used the drive train of the Austin A30/A35 in a lightweight. The Spitfire used mechanicals from the Herald. Where the Austin A30 used monocoque construction, the Herald used body-on-frame — a chassis Triumph was able to downsize, saving the cost of developing a completely new chassis-body unit.
Giovanni Michelotti, who had designed the Herald, styled the bodywork, which featured wind-up windows (in contrast to the Sprite and Midget, which used side curtains) and an assembly of the bonnet and wings that opened forward for engine access. The Spitfire's introduction was delayed by its company's financial troubles in the early 1960's and was subsequently announced shortly after Standard Triumph was taken over by Leyland Motors. When Leyland officials, taking stock of their new acquisition, found Michelotti's prototype under a dust sheet in a factory corner, it was quickly approved it for production.
The Mark IV featured a redesigned rear design similar to the Triumph Stag and Triumph 2000 models, both also designed by Michelotti. The front end was revised with a new bonnet pressing eliminating the weld lines on top of the wings/fenders, door handles were recessed, the convertible top received squared-off corners. The interior was revised to include a full-width dashboard, with instruments ahead of the driver rather than over the centre console, initially finished in black plastic and beginning in 1973 finished in wood. The 1500 followed in 1974.
YOA comes with an extensive history; the Heritage certificate states it was built on the 5th September 1978 but not registered until the 14th February 1979, normal for a sports car.
There is history from 1988 when it was owned by Mr Smith when he had the big end bearings replaced as well as a sill. In 1989 Mr Hardman of Chelmsford had the engine built at 88,000 miles. Eric Sullivan of Flitwick was the owner from 1990 and he set about a comprehensive restoration, including the body tub in 1994. MOT's are on file from 1992 at 6,470 miles, by 2007 it had risen to 9,125 miles and and 2017 at 12,290. Our vendor bought it in 2009 and has only added a few miles each year.
Sold with the V5C, MOT history, Heritage certificate, large receipts history, this appears to be a well sorted Spitfire, ideal for summer fun.
Bassett-Lowke O Gauge 4-6-2 Locomotive and Tender LMS maroon Princess Coronation Class "Duchess of Montrose" No.6232, 3-rail electric.
A radio controlled home built motorised pond boat, depicting paddle steamer Lady Jane, 80 cm with controller
c.1961 BSA Road Rocket/Rocket Gold Star project. Registration number, not registered. Frame number GA7 14209. Engine number (1962) DA10R 9616.
Buyers should satisfy themselves as to the completeness of this project, which includes a 190mm front brake, Gold Star back hub, Superlegera top yoke, Gold Star centre stand, rear sets and head lamp mounts.
Triton project, Registration number no paperwork. Frame number 1812950. Engine number 6T 010424.
This project consists of a Norton slimline featherbed frame and swinging arm, the partial engine has big bearing alternator cases, with crank, conrods, timing cover, 9 stud barrel and alloy head and engine plates. The front forks are Roadholders, Norton rear wheel and front with hub, plate and shoes, the tank is steel.
A good basis for a special of your own specification.
A Wolseley stationary engine
c.1915 Regal V-Twin Project. No paperwork.
This veteran/vintage project consists of a V Twin frame, with a Jardine 4 speed gearbox.
Regal motorcycles were produced by Ernest Smith and Woodhouse of Birmingham, from 1912 to 1915.
John Jardine Ltd of Nottingham built advanced gearboxes for motorcycles which were fitted to many makes including Abingdon, Coulson, Rudge, Invicta, and N.U.T. The four speed box was introduced in 1915.
1950 Vincent Comet, Series C, 499cc. Registration number DCK 473. Frame number, headstock and swinging arm RC/1/5451. Engine number F 5AB/2A/3551. Crankcases, both 75C.