Classic car auction H&H gears up for Buxton return

The Pavilion Gardens Promenade, with the Octagon hall in the background.
The Pavilion Gardens Promenade, with the Octagon hall in the background.

A popular classic car auction has announced it is returning to Buxton after an absence of nearly three years.

H&H Classics auctioned cars at the Pavilion Gardens from 1993 until 2015 when the Octagon theatre closed for refurbishment.

But as of Wednesday April 25, the company has announced it will be back again selling classic cars in the charming setting.

Simon Hope, Chairman of H&H Classics, said: “We are delighted to be coming back to Buxton where we enjoyed so many successful sales over a period of 22 years.

"The Pavilion Gardens has a wonderful atmosphere and provides a great backdrop for classic cars. Indeed, Buxton was a stage on the RAC Rally for many years.”

H&H Classics will hold three sales in Buxton this year, on April 25, July 18 and November 28.

The 1954 MG TF 1250 - a classic car which became a classic Corgi children's toy.

The 1954 MG TF 1250 - a classic car which became a classic Corgi children's toy.

One of the many interesting cars to be offered by H&H Classic for sale is an MG TF 1250, similar to the one which was turned into a Corgi toy for children.

It is estimated to sell for £24,000 to £26,000 rather more than the toy version. Launched in 1953, its engine was later boosted to a 1500 version.

H&H Classics' most notable sale at Buxton to date was an ex-Dr Benjafield 1934 Lagonda M45 Fox & Nicholl Le Mans Team Car which sold for £435,250 in July 2005.

Other previous Buxton highlights have included: 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage, 1966 Brabham BT11A Single Seater, 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII Works Car, 1966 AC Cobra 427, The London Motor Show 1961 AC Ace 2.6, 1968 Lotus 49B F1 Single-Seater, The ex-Richard Attwood 1963 Lola MK6 GT Prototype, The ex-Peter Aitken 1937 Frazer Nash Single-Seater, 1931 Talbot 105 Fox & Nicholl Team Car ‘GO 54’, 1937 Alvis 4.3 Short Chassis Vanden Plas Tourer, 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 ‘Lightweight’, The ex-Olympia Motor Show 1930 Lagonda 2 Litre Supercharged Tourer.

Entries for the April 25 auction are now being accepted. For more information, visit www.handh.co.uk.