Stunning collection of British cars sell for £3.6 MILLION

December 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Cars sold by British businessman Gordon Willey L to R 1934 Invicta 4½-Litre 'S' Type Low Chassis Tourer, 1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster, 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon, 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe´ and 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer.  (SWNS Group)

Cars sold by British businessman Gordon Willey L to R 1934 Invicta 4½-Litre ‘S’ Type Low Chassis Tourer, 1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster, 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon, 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe´ and 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer. (Bonhams / SWNS Group)

A stunning collection of British cars painstakingly assembled over a number of years has sold for a whopping £3.6 million.

Gordon Willey’s fleet was made up of desirable classics from the likes of Bentley, Aston Martin and Frazer-Nash.

The retired businessman, from Lancashire, decided to sell the collection this month at two separate auctions hosted by Bonhams.

1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer (SWNS Group)

1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer (Bonhams / SWNS Group)

The top lot was a 1929 Bentley 4 1/2-Litre Tourer, which sold for £667,900.

All 12 cars found new homes – netting the owner an impressive £3.6 million.

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe´ (SWNS Group)

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe´ (SWNS Group)

Antony Bennett, regional director at Bonhams, said: “A chance telephone call to our Manchester-based offices lead us to this most incredible local collection.

“The best of British motoring, it was clear that these cars had been lovingly maintained over the years, so it was no surprise that they caught the attention of bidders from around the world.”

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon (Bonhams / SWNS Group)

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon (Bonhams / SWNS Group)

A 1964 Aston Martin DB5, like the model driven by James Bond, sold for £516,700 while a 1934 Invicta 4½-Litre ‘S’ Type Low Chassis Tourer sold for £561,500.

A 1938 Frazer-Nash BMW 328 Roadster, which was formerly owned by the entertainer and racing driver Billy Cotton, sold for £617,500.

1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster (SWNS Group)

1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster (Bonhams / SWNS Group)

Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman, described Mr Willey’s cars as an “incredible collection.”

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