Cars & Automobilia

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Tue, 25th Jan 2022 - Wed, 26th Jan 2022


Julian Shoolheifer is our Cars & Automobilia consultant and has advised and catalogued for us for over 20 years. Joining Brooks Auctioneers in 1995, he headed Sotheby’s Vintage and Classic Car Department and handled many important sales of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and automobilia. In 2005 he set up his own business and continues his professional work and has also become one of the UK's leading restorers of early Land Rovers. He's currently restoring his beloved 1931 Ford V8 Hot Rod which he hopes to race on Pendine Sands in the future. Julian is available to advise on all matters of valuations and sales advice and will provide an unparalleled service to Sworders clients.

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Julian Shoolheifer

Julian Shoolheifer
Cars & Automobilia 

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News & Articles

The Life and Work of Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940)

Next week's auction of Design offers two archetypal side chairs from a truly unique Italian designer - Carlo Bugatti - whose life was filled with talent and tragedy.

14 October 2021

Paperback Writer

An autograph book with a story so evocative of the British music scene in the early 1960s comes for sale in our Design auction this month. The notebook includes the signatures of three of The Beatles, together with those of Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Dave Clark Five, Cliff Richard, and Helen Shapiro.

5 October 2021

Robert Prenzel Carvings At Sworders

Robert Prenzel was born in 1866 in the Prussian town of Kittliztreben, in present-day Poland. After a four-year apprenticeship, further studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, and another four years of work experience around Europe, he emigrated to Australia at the age of 22. Trained in the classical European styles, he arrived in Melbourne in 1888, where he came to define Australian craft and design throughout the first quarter of the 20th century.

30 September 2021