Posted: 25 May 2019
Category: Company News
It is not every day of the week that you are asked to appraise and subsequently sell items linked to Sir Donald Campbell and the famous water speed record breaking boat Bluebird but last year we were asked to do just that. The mechanics that helped build and design the boat were Ken and Lew Norris and we were asked by Lew’s daughters to look at some pieces that had been in store at their Sussex based engineering factory since the 1960s.
Knowing that these highly unusual and collectable items had to reach an International market of collectors, dealers and museum curators we instructed one of the leading firms of auctioneers in classic car memorabilia in the country.
The spare locking differential for Bluebird CN7 and other parts sold to a buyer in Japan for £1450. The 1:72 limited edition scale models of CN7 and K7 sold to a collector for £3100 and the Vincent prototype rotary engine sold for £9000. The prices achieved for the engine and models were greatly in excess of pre sale expectations and proves, if proof was needed, how vital it is to expose such specialised items to an extensive worldwide database of enthusiasts.< BACK TO POSTS