Mike Brewer, presenter of the English show Wheeler Dealers, is parting with part of his collection at an auction on November 13.
Featured presenter of the Wheeler Dealers show, Englishman Mike Brewer is quite a collector. To make some room and perhaps acquire new jewelry in his herd, the man reluctantly separates from five models. He leaves the sale to the specialist Silverstone Auctions, who will offer the lots during the event. NEC Classic Motorshow, November 13, 2021.
The five models selected each have a great story. We find in particular a Citroën SM green from 1972, fully restored and star of a future episode of the show The Grand Tour, with the famous journalist Jeremy Clarkson at the wheel. The chevron coupe, fitted with an original Maserati 2.7 V6, is estimated at between 35,000 and 45,000 pounds, or between 41,300 and 53,100 €.
Two old Mini with astonishing history
Two Mini from the 1960s are also part of the lots. The two copies have an astonishing history, since they traveled between the United Kingdom and California and passed through the hands of personalities from both countries. The red is an Austin Seven from May 1961. The vehicle, delivered in an original Speedwell Blue shade in Surrey, was purchased by American collector Phil Reed in the 1980s and imported to California. The 1967 green Mini Cooper S was also bought in England by Phil Reed and brought back to the United States, with an even more astonishing provenance. This model, equipped with accessories including a sunroof, was used by John Cooper himself in the vicinity of Brighton. Reed, a fan of the London to Brighton race, flashed on the vehicle during a visit and brought it back with him in his suitcases.
A few years ago, Mike Brewer was invited to view Reed’s collection after his death. The Englishman discovered the two Minis by surprise, and quickly decided to bring them back with him to Great Britain. Today, both models are sold by the host of Wheeler Dealers. The red is advertised between 15,000 and 18,000 pounds, while the green peaks with a estimate set between 50,000 and 60,000 pounds, or more than € 60,000!
A 1966 Ferrari 360 Spider and a Ford Cortina also sold
Among the lots, there is also a beautiful Ferrari 360 Spider from 2002, in Tour De France Blu color associated with a beige interior. The Italian is equipped with Daytona electric seats, aluminum brakes and reversing radars. The model did not run much since it displays only 36,058 miles, or just over 58,000 km.
Finally, Mike Brewer also parted with a white 1966 Ford Cortina Lotus. In the 1960s, Ford asked Colin Chapman, creator of Lotus, to review his Cortina MK1 sedan for competition. This 1966 copy was fully restored in 1999 and stored in a garage. Mike Brewer bought it back later, but felt it wasn’t rolling enough with it and is parting ways with it today. Starting bid: between 45,000 and 55,000 pounds.
Photos : Silverstone Auctions
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