IMAGES: Bonhams car auction in Harrogate

A classic Jag and a royal’s first car were among the gems up for auction at Bonhams Motor sale in Harrogate.

Motoring enthusiasts and collectors from across the world arrived at the Great Yorkshire Showground for Bonhams’ Harrogate auction of motorbikes, cars and automobilia last week.

Bonhams Car Auctions. Alan Whiteley and Christine Horsfield try out a 1943 Willys Jeep for size.  (1411117AM2)

Bonhams Car Auctions. Alan Whiteley and Christine Horsfield try out a 1943 Willys Jeep for size. (1411117AM2)

And they were in for quite a show.

The stand out result was the 2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupe, which went for £102,300.

The 1962 edition Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8L roadster pictured right sold for £72,060.

The 1968 Morris Minor, which once belonged to Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, sold for £4,025.

Bonhams head of motoring UK Tim Schofield said: “Harrogate is always a diverse sale for Bonhams, where we are able to provide a wide breadth of collectors’ motor cars and motorcycles for clients and enthusiasts.

“This year’s highlights leaned towards luxury, with the 2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé fetching above estimate, and the 1975 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine selling at £39,100.”

Bonhams is a privately- owned British auction house recognised worldwide in fine art, antiques, and the collectors market, with several of its departments established world leaders within their specialist category.

With 60 specialist departments, Bonhams conducts 400 annual sales in major locations including London, New York, San Fransisco, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.

Selected Car Lots:

1953 Austin-Healey 100 Sports

Sold For £68,700

1975 Rolls-Royce Phantom Vi Limousine

Sold For £39,100

1943 Willys Jeep

Sold For £35,650

1994 Bentley Continental R Coupé

Sold For £23,000

1971/2010 Mgb 4.6-Litre V8 Roadster

Sold For £20,700

1933 Mg J2 Sports Two-Seater

Sold For £13,800

1984 Jaguar Sovereign Xj 5.3 Series Iii Saloon

Sold For £12,650

C.1920 Hillman Two-Seat Tourer With Dickey

Sold For £10,350

Selected Bike Lots:

1952 Douglas 348Cc 90 Plus

Sold For £13,455

1936 Excelsior 350Cc Manxman Racing Motorcycle

Sold For £12,650

C.1955 Bsa 500Cc Gold Star

Sold For £11,500

1937 Sunbeam 599Cc Model 9 Series 2

Sold For £10,580