On February 2nd 2019, H&H Classics launches its first live auction purely online. Currently leading the sale is a 1985 Chrysler Le Baron Town & Country Turbo ‘Woody’ Estate car once owned by Frank Sinatra.
Throughout his life Sinatra was said to be a loyal Chrysler man, and reputedly got his first break in the music industry not because of his voice but because he owned a Chrysler!
The car is rumoured to be the last vehicle Sinatra owned, and offers a fascinating insight into the cost of fame; Frank reportedlyspent the last ten years of his life being driven around Las Vegas in this undistinguished (and unexpectedly domestic) ‘Town & Country’ turbo charged, two-tone ‘Woody’ estate car, to avoid recognition.
With Woody station wagons dating back to the 40’s, this style of car is said to have been one of Frank’s favourites. Supplied with the vehicle are copies of the certificate of title with Sinatra’s signature, also stating Frank Sinatra’s name along with ‘c/o Nathan Golden’ (chauffeur) with the address of 70855 Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.
Registration document for the Sinatra Chrysler estate
This first live online sale at H&H presents a unique opportunity to bid for a car from one of the biggest stars of the 20th century with No Reserve, which would be the centre of attention of any collection or museum. Well documented past sales of Frank Sinatra owned cars include a 1989 Jaguar XJS fixed head coupe, sold for £113,600 in 1998 and a 1956 Ford Thunderbird at the same time sold for £106,500. Iain Burt, of H&H Classics Management team, commented; “H&H Classics have always been the market leaders when it comes to introducing new technologies, whilst embracing the tradition of our industry. At present approximately 30% of all sales take place online – which provides us with a strong foundation to introduce this exciting ‘live’ auction online format.”
HOW IT WORKS
We’ve sold upwards of 17,000 Classic Cars and Motorcycles over the last 25 years and are now pioneering new platforms for the digital age.
Uniquely, sellers and buyers will be able to participate in the excitement of a live on-screen auction with the benefit of significant cost reductions to the seller.
HOW IT WORKS FOR SELLERS
We’ll post a wider range of images, video and an approved description of your car on our website, so buyers have more information than ever before!
Your car stays with you until the Live Auction is finished. When it sells we handle the money part, taking away the stress. Secure in the knowledge of dealing with an established and trusted brand.
You’re always dealing with people at the end of a phone – an active auction service provider with physical offices in both Cheshire and Surrey.
HOW IT WORKS FOR BUYERS
Register Online: it only takes a couple of minutes to create your own account.
Log into your account: the world-renowned Sage Pay manages the whole payment process, including security.
View the photo gallery with walk-around video, before placing bids on your chosen lots.
Our systems take care of the transaction, on receipt of cleared funds you will be able to collect your vehicle directly from the seller.
Secure in the knowledge of dealing with an established and trusted brand, you’re always dealing with people at the end of a phone.
H&H now boast an impressive rate of online traffic including 6,500,000 annual reach on social media (2017) and average approx. 12,000 page views per day (2017-2018) and growing at a rapid rate – providing an active and evolving online environment.
H&H Auction Calendar 2019
Feb 2nd – Classic Car Auction Online (www.HandH.co.uk)
Mar 2nd – National Motorcycle Museum (Classic Motorcycle Auction)
Mar 20th – Imperial War Museum, Duxford (Premier Classic Car Auction)
Apr 10th – Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (Popular Classic Car Auction)
Sun 14th-21st Apr – Automobilia Auction Online (www.HandH.co.uk)
May 4th – Classic Car Auction Online (www.HandH.co.uk)
Jun 19th – Imperial War Museum, Duxford (Premier Classic Car Auction)
Jul 24th – Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (Popular Classic Car Auction)
Jul 30th – National Motorcycle Museum (Classic Motorcycle Auction)
Aug 3rd – Classic Car Auction Online (www.HandH.co.uk)
Sun 1st-8th Sep – Automobilia Auction Online (www.HandH.co.uk)
Oct 16th – Imperial War Museum, Duxford (Premier Classic Car Auction)
Nov 2nd – National Motorcycle Museum (Classic Motorcycle Auction)
Nov 16th – Classic Car Auction Online (www.HandH.co.uk)
Sun 17th-24th Nov – Automobilia Auction Online (www.HandH.co.uk)
Dec 4th – Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (Popular Classic Car Auction)
For further information please contact the H&H Classics Press at: +44 (0)7970 563958 | email@example.com
H&H was founded by Simon Hope in 1993 as a specialist auction house dedicated solely to the sale of collectors’ motorcars and motorcycles. Some 25 years later, the company can boast a continuous trading history which exceeds that of most UK rivals. The company is staffed by hands-on enthusiasts with over 600 years combined experience, and its specialist valuers are among the most knowledgeable in the industry.
H&H has had the pleasure of handling everything from 1890s London to Brighton runners through to 1990s Formula 1 cars, not to mention a variety of iconic motorcycles and holds a considerable number of World Record auction prices.
With the head office near Warrington, Cheshire and its Private Sales Garage near Hindhead in Surrey and specialists based throughout the country, H&H holds regular sales at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire, National Motorcycle Museum in the West Midlands and Pavilion Gardens, Buxton.