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Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, William I’Anson Ltd is dedicated to being a one stop shop for the classic vehicle collector, racer and passionate enthusiast alike. In a world that relies upon trust and relationships, William I’Anson Ltd takes pride in offering a professional, enthusiastic, and friendly service allowing our clients complete freedom to enjoy these fabulous cars. With a lifelong background in collectors classic cars, historic motorsport, and a strong family heritage in the Bugatti world, William I’Anson Ltd has amassed an in depth knowledge of the cars, the market and most importantly, an extensive network of contacts, clients and experts around the globe.

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  • Veteran of the RAC TT at the Goodwood Revival, 1965 AC Cobra 289

    Veteran of the RAC TT at the Goodwood Revival, 1965 AC Cobra 289

    With a clear, no questions, continuous history from new confirmed by the ACOC, COB 6044 offers the rare opportunity to acquire a genuine Cobra prepared to current competitive racing specification while still retaining its all important originality. Consigned to K.N. Rudd Ltd. of Byfleet in 1965, it still bears the registration SHK 670D which it has worn since 1966. Recently prepared to very competitive standards.

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  • The Ex - Dan Gurney, Only International Race Winning 1960 BRM P48 Formula 1

    The Ex - Dan Gurney, Only International Race Winning 1960 BRM P48 Formula 1

    Debuted at the British Grand Prix with Dan Gurney before going on to lead the Portuguese Grand Prix and fight for the lead of the United States Grand Prix in Gurney's hands. Winner in Gurney's last race for BRM and the only victory for the model. Continuous history to date, and in the current ownership since the early '70s. Impeccably restored and retaining original chassis, engine and body which accompanies the car.

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  • 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux

    1935 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux

    A stunning, matching example of Bugatti’s famous Type 57 Ventoux. Beautifully presented throughout and still retaining its original body, engine, gearbox, front axle, rear axle and so much more. Sold to the French Embassy in London before being owned by Kenneth Bear and later John Coombs for 21 years. Multiple award winner on the concours lawn, and in the current family ownership since 2001.

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  • The Ex - Martini, Multiple Nurburgring Winner 1978 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' Group 2

    The Ex - Martini, Multiple Nurburgring Winner 1978 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' Group 2

    Built by Nurburgring BMW specialist Willi Martini on a factory supplied shell in late 1978 to take on the Nurburgring in 1979. Driven by his son Michael and Heinz Becker to a string of Group 2 victories on the Nurburging in 1979, including being entered for the World Sportscar Championship round and finishing 7th in the European Touring Car Championship round. Recently restored back to its former glory, accompanied by the Group 2 Wagenpass.

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  • The Ex - U.S. Grand Prix, Monaco Historic Winning 1957 Connaught C-Type Formula 1

    The Ex - U.S. Grand Prix, Monaco Historic Winning 1957 Connaught C-Type Formula 1

    The last car built at the Connaught factory at Send and the only example of the C-Type ever made. Driven in the inaugural US Grand Prix at Sebring in 1959. Entered in the 1962 Indianapolis 500. Winner of the 2002 Monaco Historic Grand Prix as well as a multiple podiums at the Goodwood Revival. Fresh from a stunning restoration by Spencer Longland, with only shake down miles on it since.

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  • The Ex - Works, Peter Gethin, Brian Redman and John Watson 1974 Chevron B26 - Hart 420R 'Chocolate Drop'

    The Ex - Works, Peter Gethin, Brian Redman and John Watson 1974 Chevron B26 - Hart 420R 'Chocolate Drop'

    Chocolate Drop is arguably the most famous of Chevrons and one of the most iconic 2-litre Sportscars extant. The car which united Chevron’s best drivers, founder Derek Bennett, team manager Paul Owens and engine guru Brian Hart. Driven to a stunning result of 4th overall at Brands Hatch in the World Sportscar Championship, helping Chevron achieve 5th place in the 1974 World Sportscar Championship. British Champion in 1976 with Iain McLaren

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  • 1981 Ferrari 308 GTB to FIA Group 4 Specification

    1981 Ferrari 308 GTB to FIA Group 4 Specification

    A stunning 1981 Ferrari 308 GTB, with a well documented history, beautifully restored to FIA Group 4 Rally Specification by Foskers and subsequently race and rally preparation specialists BGMsport at a cost of over £270,000. This is an exciting opportunity to take on the growing number of competitive rallies and events such as the Tour Auto, Modena Centro Ore, Rally Classic and so much more.

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  • The Ex – Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood, David Helmick 1973 Sebring 12 Hour Winning Porsche 911 2.8 RSR

    The Ex – Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood, David Helmick 1973 Sebring 12 Hour Winning Porsche 911 2.8 RSR

    Without a doubt one of the most significant Porsche 911 of all time. Run by the legendary Brumos Team and driven to outright victory in the 1973 Sebring 12 Hours by Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood and David Helmick. Highly original with excellent provenance and sympathetically restored by the best names in the business. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own the car that claimed one of the three most important 911 outright wins of all time.

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  • The Ex – Jack Sears, Willment Racing Team, British Saloon Car Champion 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 'R-Code' Lightweight

    The Ex – Jack Sears, Willment Racing Team, British Saloon Car Champion 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 'R-Code' Lightweight

    Built by Holman & Moody for Willment Racing Team. Raced with huge success by Jack Sears, who won every race that he finished. Also driven for Willment by Sir John Whitmore, Graham Hill, Frank Gardner, Paul Hawkins and Bob Olthoff. Bought by Olthoff in 1965 and used by him to win the South African Saloon Car title. Retained by Olthoff until sold to Jack Sears in 1988, and kept by him for life.

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  • The Ex – Eric Offenstadt 1965 Lola T60 Formula 2

    The Ex – Eric Offenstadt 1965 Lola T60 Formula 2

    SL60/4 was originally delivered to Eric Offenstadt at the beginning of the 1965 season in 1000cc F2 format. Converted to F3 spec and taken to Argentina for the Temporada series held in early 1966. Winner of the final race at Mar del Plata and 3rd overall in the Championship. Converted back to F2 to compete in the 1966 F2 season. Qualified 3rd and led at Keimola. Beautifully restored and veteran of the Glover Trophy at the Goodwood Revival.

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