HUNDREDS of bidders at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre helped Classic Car Auctions (CCA) achieve an 80% sales rate and total sales of more than £1.4 million.
Headlining the results was a 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupe ‘barn find’ which sold for £66,000 including premium. With no fewer than 12 phone bidders fighting for the car plus plenty of interest in the room, the highly sought after early manual car covered in dust eventually sold to rapturous applause for more than double its upper estimate.
A 2006 Porsche 911 (997) 3.6 Turbo, a UK car with a manual gearbox, sold for £33,880 while a 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage with just 15,000 miles on the clock sold for £39,600. With renewed interest in the marque, a 1996 TVR Griffith 500 in need of some TLC sold for £14,300, nearly three times its lower estimate.
The very best ‘Fast Fords’ continue to prove in demand from enthusiasts and a rare, low-mileage 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands sold for £31,200, nearly double its lower estimate.
A pair of special 80s hatchbacks drew nostalgic glances from auction goers. With just 6,000 miles on the clock, a 1983 Ford Fiesta Popular Plus was snapped up for £7,700. Owned by a husband and wife for more than 20 years, a now rare 1988 MG Metro sold for £6,600.
Always proving popular, a cherished 1972 Volvo 1800 ES was sold for £24,420, more than double its lower estimate. This car, with only 32,000 miles recorded, was sparkling and won many fans on auction day.
CCA is now inviting entries into its September sale on September 24.