1970 Heuer Autavia Chronograph awarded to rally driver Doug Harris, £9500 at Hansons.

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Expected to bring £6000-8000 at the inaugural Hansons(25% buyer’s premium) sale in Tunbridge Wells on May 23, it made £9500.

Harris won Class 1 of the race in his number 45 Ford Escort 1300GT, the car with the smallest engine in the event. The watch is engraved World Cup Rally 1970. Mr D Harris. Congratulations from Ford Britain.

For the buyer of the watch the provenance was key. They too had been involved in the same race.