“In the end, I went with the trailer and Bill Snook (who took care of all my cars), picked up the car in front of his door and put a check under his door for something more than he said. Later in the day, I gave him the ring and told him what I had done – everything was fine with him. It took a lot of work to restore. “
During the post-war racing boom, Mr. Blond was a frequent competitor, including at Le Mans in Nürburgringwho became famous for driving a red D-Type Jaguar he bought from future Formula 1 impresario Bernie Ecclestone.
His only victory in the race came against future F1 world champion Graham Hill at Brands Hatch when Hill was eliminated from the competition late in the day.
He was a school friend in Eton, with Alan Clark, a Tory MP and a diary, and in 1963 he became a founding member of Annabel’s private club.
The 1932 Close Coupled Coupe is valued at between £ 85,000 and £ 115,000. Also on auction are a 1923 Rolls-Royce Tourer, a 1933 Phantom II Continental Sports Coupé and a 1936 Bentley 4¼-liter All Weather Sports Tourer.