Donington Auctions is offering a huge QLD collection of cars and motorbikes

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Almost 500 lots from a single QLD collection reflect a life spent racing, building and collecting

Donington Auctions is currently tasked with offering a massive collection of classic cars, motorcycles and memorabilia; all sourced from a single QLD collection amassed by one Mark Hinton.

The online auction comprising of almost 500 individual lots has recently begun, and will close on Sunday November 22.


Hinton’s relationship with motorbikes started at an age "somewhere before 10 years old". By 15, he purchased his first bike – a 1948 BSA 500 B33 – from a wrecking yard, and promptly rebuilt it to fine running condition.

A number of bikes came and went, before he purchased his first new Ducati – a 1975 750 Sport – at the age of 18. Ducati would go on to be a focal point of Hinton’s motorcycle collection, and raced them frequently over the years.

Cars came later in life, as Hinton states that they "were always beyond my means".


"The only way I could own the car I wanted, was to build it".

In the early 90s, Hinton purchased a JWF Milano ex-factory racing shell, and sought to build the chassis around a Chevrolet V8 engine.

After racing the vehicle at a multitude of venues, the car was retired and has since been enjoyed on the road.

Hinton’s JWF is one of the centrepieces of the auction, estimated to fetch between $68,000 and $75,000.


Elsewhere in the auction, there are two Jaguar E-types: a 1966 Series 1 4.2 Roadster (of single-family ownership for over 47 years), and a 1970 Series II Fixed-head coupe.

Other desirable classics include a factory right-hand drive 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante (estimate: $240,000-$270,000), a 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi (estimate: $100,000-$120,000), and a 2002 BMW E46 M3 (estimate $24,000-$28,000).

Having spent much of his life passionately collecting, fixing, racing and restoring, Hinton has subsequently amassed a huge collection of memorabilia which also features heavily throughout the auction. No doubt many will be interested in the 1980s Williams F1 pedal car, formerly owned by Alan Jones’ son, Christian.


Any interested parties can browse the entire Hinton Collection auction at

Get your bids in before the auction closes on Sunday November 22.


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