The Bonhams annual MPH sale in Oxfordshire, UK is always keenly anticipated because it coincides with one of the most fun events on the collector car calendar: the Classic Car Drive-In Weekend, with more than 500 cars on display and a drive-in movie theater that only places famous classic car films, as well as the UK’s top car clubs staging rolling parades.
This year's auction on Sept. 20th represents an amazing opportunity to pick up a set of iconic British wheels at an affordable price, which means you'll actually be able to drive them. Here are our favorites:
The most expensive car on the list, at $110,000–$120,000, is being offered from an important UK-based private collection. One of the rarer left-hand drive models, it was originally delivered to a client in Los Angeles in the '50s.
Revolutionary when first introduced in 1970, the Range Rover soon set a benchmark by which all other SUVs would be judged. This early example with loads of patina is finished in classic Tuscan Blue. Est. $39,000–$53,000.
This version of one of the earliest Land Rover models is known as the "lights behind the grille." It's in impeccable condition with only 24,000 miles on the clock, and is estimated at a modest $33,000–$39,000.
This very original example of one of the sexiest cars ever made boasts beautiful bodywork and a clean interior, and comes finished in classic early-'70s burgundy paint job. A steal at $46,000—$53,000.
With an estimate of only $ 18,000—$24,000, this Mini Cooper from 1969 is an amazing opportunity to drive something straight out of The Italian Job. "No trailer queen," as Bonhams notes, its patina "tells the story of its earlier outings and shows a bias towards the competitive life."