An excellent catalogue of high-quality everyman classics achieve superb results at CCA sale

o 1970s Ford Capris lead the sale

o Delivery mileage BMW 1M stands out from the crowd
o 68% sale rate and over £1.1 million worth of cars sold


Last weekend’s sale of 115 Everyman Classics at the Warwickshire Event Centre achieved outstanding results as two Ford Capris and a delivery mileage BMW 1M stood out as they went under the hammer at the CCA sale.

Modern classics were certainly cars to be watching as a Golf Sportline, BMW 735i, Mercedes E55 AMG, Ferrari 348 and an Audi Quattro achieved very solid results.

Classics featured very well with 1959 Isetta Bubble car, Triumph TR250, an Austin 7 Special and two MG TDs also achieving excellent results.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “We had a very good sale resulting in a very respectable 68% sale rate in the current market conditions. Classics did very well, but so did modern future classics with some notable standouts all helping to achieve over £1.1 million worth of sales.”

“The quality of the cars consigned was excellent and wide-ranging. From these results, modern classics are certainly proving a popular investment, but your traditional classics are still holding their own.”

Out of the 115 cars consigned there were two Ford Capris from the 1970s. Lot 741 the 1974 Mk1 RS3100 which had been superbly restored and possibly one of 50 left achieved £53,280 and the just as rare Lot 749 1970 Mk1 2000 V4 GT XLR in outstanding condition saw £27,195 as the hammer fell.

One of the most modern cars crossing the block and taking centre stage at the auction was Lot 755 the 2011 BMW 1M with delivery mileage only. Finished in a striking Valencia Orange this car had been tucked away from the elements and now having seen the light sold for £59,385.

The quality of modern classics continued with Lot 708 a 1993 VW Golf GTi Sportline which had just 26,000 miles on the clock and was in amazing condition. Sparking lots of interest it sold for a staggering £26,085. Lot 727 was also in remarkable condition and seemingly un-marked this 1985 BMW 735i with 18,000 miles sold for £17,205.

Other notable achievements were Lots 728 a 1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG a super impressive super-saloon selling for £17,205, Lot 724 a 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider in manual sold for £53,280. Lot 714 a very nice example of a 1988 Audi UR Quattro in Tornado Red sold for £22,866.

Among the traditional classics, there were some very unusual and well-presented offerings, Lot 709 a cheeky little 1959 BMW Isetta Bubble Car saw battle between Cyprus and Dorset eventually selling to a Cypriot museum for £12,210. Lot 739 a very nicely restored 1968 Triumph TR250 sold for £37,185, Lot 759 the little 1934 Austin 7 Special had a last-minute change to No Reserve and sped off the blocks at £12,210 still achieving its estimate. There were two 1953 MG TDs in the auction and eight lots apart both selling very well. Lot 780 the fully restored Old English White car which had been converted from left to right-hand drive sold for £24,420 and Lot 788 also fully restored but in left-hand drive sold for £22,200.

Gary Dunne continued: “Some very pleasing results, a testament to the quality of the catalogue and these highlighted cars are just some sold within their estimated price range. A full list can be found on our website.”

“Our next sale is on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre, so we look forward to our next catalogue of consignments over the coming weeks.”

If you are thinking of consigning your car in the future, you can pre-book an appointment to come along to our Cars Coffee and Consigning event that we are holding at the British Motor Museum on the following Wednesdays, 9th and 23rd October and 6th November where one of our consigners will be on hand to help you through the process and we can arrange professional photography and entry to the museum at our cost entirely free of charge.

Classic Car Auctions are now taking entries for their next sale on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

They can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email enquiries@classiccarauctions.co.uk and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.

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