‘Gentleman Jack’Sears’Mercedes Cosworth
The late British touring car champion bought this 1986 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 Cossie new in 1986 and kept it until his death in 2016. One of many cars in the auction from his collection, the Cosworth-tuned 185bhp 190 – Mercedes’ answer to the BMW M3 – has covered 75,000 miles from new. It went to a new home for £25,300.
Donald Healey’s prototype plans
Part of a massive archive of Healey automobilia – everything from diaries to desks – a collection of documents, files and notes relating to Healey experimental, prototype and works cars sold for £8125. In all the archive sold for a total of around £50,000.
Sir John Whitmore’s St Mary’s Trophy Austin
Sir John drove this 1950 Austin Cambridge A50 competition saloon at Revival in 2008. It’s been back in the St Mary’s Trophy, as well as lots more historic saloon races, since, most recently at Members’ Meeting in 2015. Said to be well used but in really good condition, it sold for £28,750.
John Young’s Mercedes SL
The late John Young, 1950s race driver and one-half of the Rose & Young Mercedes-Benz dealership, was the second owner of this 2005 top-of-the-range 604bhp SL65 AMG convertible. The first owner? That would have been Tara Getty, son of multi-millionaire businessman Paul Getty. At a fraction of the price when new, this two-owner 41,000-mile super-Merc sold for £43,700.