Late racer’s garage-found trio tops H&H Classics auction

The late amateur racer and motorsports historian Terry Harrison was a navigator/co-driver for the BMC works team, and three restoration projects from his garage highlighted the H&H Classics no-reserve auction held earlier this week.

Offered after 50 years of Harrison’s ownership, a 1960 AC Aceca Bristol sold for £101,200 ($139,545), which the auction company said was a record price for an Aceca Bristol restoration project, and a pair of Lotus Eleven racing cars went for £46,000 ($63,430) and £28,750 ($37,990), respectively. 

H&H reported a bidding war for the Bristol, which was “partially disassembled” but in “highly original” condition. The more expensive of the Lotus Elevens was a 1956 Series 1 “Le Mans” racer that had crashed in 1975.

Overall, the auction posted sales of more than £1 million ($1.378 million) with an 85 percent sell-through rate. H&H Classics reported 800 bidders participating online, and from as far as Singapore and the US.

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