A Georgian mahogany breakfront library bookcase, the stepped cornice above a pair of thirteen clear, red and orange astragal glazed doors flanked by a further glazed door to each side, all opening to adjustable shelves, over frieze drawers with brass handles and ivory escutcheons, the lower section with a pair of panel cupboard doors opening to a shelved interior, flanked by a further panel door to each side, on a plinth base, 230 x 40 x 208 cm.
A penny arcade Love Machine wall mounted machine, 94 x 50 cm.
An impressive Symphonia longcase mahogany clock, c.1897, the 9" silvered dial with Arabic numerals, the movement by Lenzkirch, numbered 849209, pendulum, the trunk opening to reveal a double comb polyphon mechanism, numbered 113244, playing 34 cm discs, the base with compartment for spare discs, lead weight, 220 cm.
1998 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera, 3,400cc. Registration number R579 VSE. Chassis number WPOZZZ99ZWS607204. Engine number 66W12241.
Asked to nominate his favourite generation of Porsche 911 during its 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2013, racing driver and journalist Tiff Needell chose the 996 commenting: "This was the model that brought the 911 into the modern world. We finally got rid of the VW pedals and had a chassis that handled in a much more progressive and controllable manner. Not a convert before, completely converted after!" Traditionalists may have decried the 996's water-cooled engine and shared Boxster componentry, however, the newcomer's use of a brand-new platform (the 911's first since 1963) meant that it was notably lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic than its 993 predecessor. Equipped with four-valve cylinder heads, the 996's 3.4 litre engine developed 296bhp and 258lbft (outputs comparable to those of the 993 Carrera RS's 3.8 litre unit). Allied to either six-speed manual or five-speed Tiptronic transmission, the free-revving flat six enabled the 2+2-seater to sprint to 60mph in 5 seconds and onto 174mph. More ergonomically laid-out and spacious than that of any previous 911, the 996's cabin also boasted a far better HVAC system. Early 3.4 litre 996 cars are increasingly sought after because of their stronger dual row IMS bearings and mechanical throttles.
VSE in Artic Silver with Cinnamon leather interior is a six speed manual with sunroof and a long list of optional extras when ordered new. These include the sports package, traction control, LSD, sports seat left bare, 18" Techno wheels, cruise control with 6 CD autochanger and air conditioning.
Ordered new by George Clarke of Aberdeen there are 17 stamps in the service book, mainly with Porsche dealers or specialists, the last at 135,985 miles in June 2020, there are three brake fluid stamps, the last at 135,985 miles.
There is a large service history folder and MOT history, in 2009 it was purchased by long term owner, Roger Hewitt with a mileage of 64,310 and regularly serviced including a borescope inspection of the cylinders in 2018, in 2019 he spent £2,900 on new manifolds, exhaust and catalytic converters, as well as the coil packs. In June 2020 he sold it on to a dealer who serviced it at 135,985 miles and replaced the air conditioning radiators, a week later our vendor purchased it and replaced the battery and rear tyres. Today the mileage is at 137,845 miles.
Being sold as the owner has a new business venture, it must be noted that there is an issue with the coolant, hence the low auction estimate.
Sold with the V5C, MOT until August 2021, MOT history, service history, receipt folder, one key, and Porsche manuals.
Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II chronograph stainless steel wristwatch, c.1969, ref 145.014, cal 861,matte black dial, luminescent baton numerals and hands, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, the Omega crystal with inset bezel calibrated for tachymeter, the manual wind 17 jewel movement numbered 23422980, the bracelet numbered1162/1/173, width 42 mm.
A group of six miniatures, THE MOST EMINENT ORDER OF THE INDIAN EMPIRE, C.I.E., Companion’s 2nd type (gold), The Order of St. John, Empress of India (silver), Delhi Durbar medal 1903 and Victoria Volunteer Officers
19th century English school, portrait of a gentleman, unsigned, oil on canvas, 75 x 62 cm, gilt frame.
An 18ct white gold Queensland black boulder opal and diamond ring, collet set with an irregular shape stone weighing 8.82 cts, brilliant cut diamond set shoulders, size R.
Together with an Australian Gems Certificate of Authenticity, dated November 2002 and a note from a jeweller who unset the stone stated it is a genuine stone.
1951 Triumph TR5 Trophy, 499cc. Registration number PPB 916, Frame number 5491 NA. Engine number TR5 1823 NA.
From the time of its introduction in 1948 the Triumph Trophy was established as a true all-rounder: a machine that could be ridden to work during the week and then, with extraneous components removed, competed on at weekends in its owner's chosen branch of motorcycle sport. Although catalogued primarily as a trials machine, its true forte was scrambles and the ISDT, events in which the power of the tuneable Triumph twin worked to its advantage and its weight was less of a handicap. The arrival of a new swinging-arm frame for 1955 finally put paid to the Trophy's pretensions as a one-day trials mount, for although the rear suspension enhanced traction and improved the handling, the lengthened wheelbase and increased weight rendered it un-competitive. Nevertheless, the TR5 remained an extremely competent and stylish roadster until the end of production in 1958.
PPB 916 is basically a one lady owner machine, purchased by Mrs Gladys Bouttell on the 25th January 1951. Her husband, Arthur, was a regular trialist in the late 1940's through to the 1960's and had many friends in the Triumph Trophy works SSDT/ISDT teams, including Ken Heanes. Gladys would compete in local events but one year also completed every stage of the Welsh Six Day for fun.
As a result this machine, Gladys's only transport until blindness stopped her riding in her 80's, had constant upgrades. The engine has standard TR5 cams, 5:1 compression ratio, one piece forged Grand Prix crankshaft, Lucas Police generator, Lucas Wader magneto, as per British Trophy Team and Ken Heanes, platinum points, Bonneville con rods and Dural engine mounts. It runs on Borrani rims, with a Campbell silencer, mounted on the competition side, quick release wheels and cables with modified brake arm and shaved foot pegs.
The bike has never been restored and has been roadworthy all of its life, as testified by old MOT's that run from 1969 with a mileage of some 15,000 to 2013 at 67,314 miles. In 1998 it had its head hardened for lead free fuel. There are also many tax discs from 1981 until 2014.
In 2004 it passed to her grandson who maintained it but no longer has the space for it.
Offered for sale with the V5C, old MOT's and tax discs mentioned, it only needs a new brake light switch and horn to be road legal.
This is a rare opportunity to be the next custodian of a period trials machine that has extensive history.
A Victorian meerschaum pipe, carved in the form of a skull held by a hand, 17 cm.