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An open-top trip around the world

A 1960 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider estimated at £20,000 to £25,000.


CCA – Classic Car Auctions – will offer classic car enthusiasts the opportunity for the ultimate open-top road trip around the world at its upcoming sale on June 2 at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

With classics ranging from small British sports cars to giant American muscle cars, the auction offers a convoy of beautiful classic convertibles for summer motoring, for every taste and budget.

A 1972 MGB Roadster owned by the same person for the last 20 years, offers an entry-level British classic estimated at £5,000 to £7,000. Buyers seeking a lesser-known option have the chance to pick up a 1954 Jowett Special Bodied R2, handmade in 2008 and based on the original plans for the Jowett Jupiter MK2 which never made production. It is estimated at £20,000 to £25,000.

A 1972 Peugeot 304 Cabriolet styled by Pininfarina and refreshed with a bare metal respray is estimated to reach £6,000 to £8,000. A 1960 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider from Italian heritage and also styled by Pininfarina comes with a 1.5-litre 75hp four-cylinder engine designed by OSCA and is estimated at £20,000 to £25,000.

German bahnstormers are also well represented, including a 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa estimated at £35,000 to £40,000 and finished in glorious Guards Red.

Another fantastic German convertible and highlight lot of the sale is a stunning 1967 Mercedes 230SL ‘Pagoda’. A significant amount of work has been carried out recently by a marque specialist including a new interior, giving this car an estimate of £45,000 to £50,000.

A limited edition 2000 Mazda MX5 Isola comes from single ownership, reading just 12,979 miles, after its 91-year-old woman owner decided to hang up her car keys. This well looked after car is estimated at £8,000 to £10,000.

The final stop on the global road trip is one of the best-loved cars to come out of America, the Shelby Cobra, an impressive 2000 AK427 Cobra designed and created by the well-respected AK Sportscars is estimated at £20,000 to £25,000. A Ford Mustang Convertible straight out of Motor City, Detroit, with a big 4.9-litre V8 producing 220bhp, is also available, estimated at £16,000 to £20,000.

1967 Mercedes 230SL ‘Pagoda’ estimated at £45,000 to £50,000.

2000 AK427 Cobra replica estimated at £20,000 to £25,000.


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