Anthony Reid's picks
The other person GRR asked for their auction selection before the sale was Methuen captain Anthony Reid. The racer in him went straight for the Lola T70 and the Alan Mann Racing Cobra Daytona Coupe – until he realised the latter didn’t come with an engine.
He liked the Ferrari 330 GT, thinking it a million pound car. The guide was, in fact, £180-320,000 and the car sold for £203,100. Perhaps to you, Anthony?
He definitely approved of Douglas Bader’s lovely Alvis drophead, which sold for £91,100 against a guide of £80-120,000, and, suitably kitted out in-house captain’s garb, could see himself at the helm of the Rolls-Royce Phantom drophead. That went to its new owner for £169,500 when its presale estimate started at £120,000.
The lot he really wanted though was the 1964 Albatross Mk2 Continental speed boat with Coventry Climax engine, one of which he used to ski behind as a boy. The beautiful and superbly restored aluminium machine sold for £21,275, bang on its presale estimate.
Photography by Tom Shaxson