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20 Mar 2024

Leading British Actor, Nigel Havers, Is Selling Two Of His Cars With Classic Car Auctions

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Leading British Actor, Nigel Havers, Is Selling Two Of His Cars With Classic Car Auctions
1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Roadster. Estimate: £60,000 - £70,000

Classic Car Auctions are delighted to present to auction two cars from the personal Collection of British Actor Nigel Havers, long term client and friend of the auction house. The cars are a 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Roadster and a 2013 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec and will be presented by Nigel himself at the Sunday Auction at the Practical Classics and Restoration Show Sale, NEC Birmingham.  

Nigel Havers is seen as something of a British national treasure. He was born as the younger son of Michael Havers, QC, a Conservative MP for Wimbledon, Attorney General and Lord High Chancellor of England. Nigel Havers film roles include Lord Andrew Lindsay in the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire which earned him a BAFTA nomination; as Rd. Rawlins in the Empire of the Sun; and as Ronny in A Passage to India. Television roles include Tom Latimer in the British TV comedy series Don’t Wait Up and Lewis Archer in Coronation Street between 2009 and 2019 and of course The Charmer.

Mr Havers now hosts the BBCs The Bidding Room in which members of the public get expert advice on selling their antiques and collectables to a panel five dealers who then battle each other to buy items brought in by the public. So, he is no stranger to the auction world. 

He is also a proud advocate of classic car motoring and the list of vehicles he has owned is extensive – including a Ford Anglia that was his first car, an MGB, and his most recent purchase – a 2010 Bentley Continental GT. 

His 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Roadster is a very attractive example of this classic British icon. Original RHD UK supplied Series 2 Roadster with a manual gearbox. Super smooth Straight Six 4.2 litre giving 240 bhp and a top speed of 151 mph, some going for 1970. Stunning looking in Signal Red with a Black leather interior and Black soft top and sitting on chrome wires.

It comes to sale with a lovely history file and has been fastidiously maintained. Recently the total rear end was rebuilt including the prop shaft joints and the car had the benefit of a brake up-grade. The E-Type had a repaint some three years ago and now “punches above its weight,” says Simon Langsdale who consigned the car.
2013 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec – Estimated: £12,000 - £15,000.

Nigel Havers second car in this sale is the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec which is estimated to sell for £12,000 - £15,000. This topflight, S-Class Mercedes limousine in Obsidian Black with a black leather interior is powered by the V6 3.0 diesel engine giving an eager driver 245 bhp under the right foot which will propel this majestic car to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds.

Showing just 63,000 miles and backed by a service history it was previously owned by Mr Haver's mother who was chauffeured in this particular car. It is offered at a very sensible guide given its quality and celebrity provenance.

Nigel will be there at the Auction and will be introducing his cars to the sale. More details about both these two cars and the other 220 lots in the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show Sale can be found at In person viewing is available at the NEC from 10am on Friday 22nd March and 9am on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th where our team of specialists will be on hand to answer any queries. Registration for bidding is now open on the Iconic Auctioneers website or by emailing . Bidding is available in person, online, on the telephone or via a commission pre-bid. The auctions take place from 12noon on both the Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th. Tickets for the show are available on their website using discount code CLASSICCARAUC to save £2 per ticket. Entry to the saleroom is with an Auction Catalogue, available to purchase on the day £10 admits two.

CCA specialise in the sale of 'Everyman' classics and aim to make buying and selling a classic car as easy and as straight forward as possible. 


Gary Dunne
+44(0)1926 640 888

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