European Christmas crackers set to sparkle at CCA sale

 

European Christmas crackers set to sparkle at CCA sale 

21st November 2018

 

Christmas will come early for classic car fans at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) December Sale when a selection of Europe’s most popular classics will be auctioned on Saturday 1st December at the Warwickshire Event Centre (WEC).

 

Some of the UK’s favourite classics from the likes of BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo and Lotus are part of the catalogue of 152 ‘everyman’ classics for sale spanning 70 decades of automotive history.

 

“We may be in the process of leaving the EU but we still love our European cars!” comments Gary Dunne, auction manager, CCA. “The December Sale is our final sale of the year and we encourage car fans of all ages to come down and admire the classics on offer, as well as enjoy a mince pie and hot chocolate, with all the excitement of a live car auction.”

 

From the array of Germany’s finest marques at the sale, a superb condition 1990 BMW E30 M3 in festive Alpine White will headline the auction. The iconic high-performance, homologation special in left-hand drive, with plenty of ‘reindeer’ power, will be offered with an estimate of £35,000 to £40,000.

 

Also from Germany, a rare 1985 BMW M635 CSI (E24) in right-hand drive is estimated at £28,000 to £32,000. Meanwhile, Porsche fans will be spoilt for gift choices, from entry level examples to rarer collectibles. A 1994 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Cabriolet, one of just 129 UK examples made, is estimated at £36,000 to £40,000, and an immaculate 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa, restored from the ground up, is estimated at £30,000 to £35,000.

 

“With over 150 amazing cars to choose from there’s always fantastic variety and quality at our sale, whether you’re looking for an investment, a project for the New Year, or a special Christmas gift for a loved one,” concludes Gary.

 

 

More exotic cars from the continent include an original condition 1972 Citroen SM, one of the most dramatically styled French sports cars, estimated at £25,000 to £30,000. A 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider (Duetto) in right-hand drive offering plenty of twin-cam, top-down dashing through the snow, is expected to reach £24,000 to £28,000.

 

From British soil, an impressive 2007 Noble M12 GTO 3.0 twin-turbo ideal for rapid present delivery, is expected to attract crowds guided at £30,000 to £35,000, and a fastidiously maintained 1996 Lotus Esprit V8 reading just 39,700 miles is expected to sell for between £28,000 and £32,000.

 

 

A special charity lot will also be a part of the sale; a 1970 Morris Minor 1000 998 Saloon which has been carefully stored for the last 35 years. Having covered just 3,200 miles, the British classic will be offered for sale at ‘no reserve’ with all proceeds, including commissions, to be donated to Safe Families for Children, Wales.

 

Viewing of all lots is available at the WEC on Friday 31st November from midday until 6pm and on the day of the auction from 9am to 11am. Bidding is available online via Proxibid, by attending the sale in person, by phone or by leaving a commission bid in advance.

 

For more information on the December Sale and to view the full lot list visit: https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-december-2018-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all.

 

 

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