£220,000 – £260,000 ($287,000-$339,00) is what the auction house hopes to get for the car, as it has a number of things going for it.
First is the fact that is one of just a little over 400 to have been made. Of them, 138 were cabriolets like this one, and just three have been specced with a right-hand drive configuration.
Then comes the fact that it was owned and used by Surtees himself until his death in 2017. And then there are also things like a comprehensive history file, a V5C Registration Certificate in the name of champion, and details of works carried out during John Surtees' ownership.
That’s because the car is no longer stock, having been “restored to a condition that satisfied me” as auction house says.
“It looks superb, runs likewise and everything that was original works, including the foldaway roof operated by a hydraulic pump."
We’re not told exactly what that means in terms of changes made, if any, but we do know the car still packs the original 3.2-liter V8 under the hood, which in its factory configuration was rated at 140 hp and had a top speed of 118 mph (190 kph).
The sale of the car takes place on October 17 at 'Earl's Court' at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.