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CCA December 2015 Classic Car Sale Sale Session

CCA December 2015 Classic Car Sale Sale Session

Lot No. 101 - 1968 Wolseley 1100

Sold for: £4,400

One Registered keeper and just 28,051 miles. This highly original car is said to be showing just one registered lady owner from new. This car will be issued with a fresh MoT certificate before the sale. There is a little bit of confusion over the history of this car. There is no question that it was delivered to Dingwall in Orkney to its one lady owner in her 65th.year just after passing her driving test. It was delivered on the 16th May 1968 with 602 miles on the clock and we believe she was the only user of the vehicle, however we are not sure how you can do 28,000 miles in Orkney. We suspect even the Postman couldn't get up there in a lifetime. Perhaps there is a fault with the speedometer. All will be revealed by the time of the auction.

Lot No. 102 - 1992 BMW E30 318i Convertible 'Design Edition'

Sold for: £2,200

A very well presented E30 Cabriolet....E30 convertibles are now becoming very desirable and are starting to appreciate in value and here we have one of only 200 'Neon Blue Design Edition' models. This particular car has been well maintained by its current vendor regardless of cost and has benefitted recently from a new hood with electrics amongst many other large items. Day to day servicing has been carried out by the respected team at Munich Legends and they also replaced the timing belt last year. The suspension has also been recently serviced with components being replaced where required and a new set of tyres fitted. The current vendor has used this car for many long haul trips and he tells us it has performed effortlessly although these cars were initially designed and spec'd more with the 'Boulevard' in mind. There aren't many of the original 200 Neon Blue cars around and this must be a great contender for an entry-level classic car and deserves good consideration.

Lot No. 103 - 1975 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle

Not sold

A brightly coloured Beetle showing 8,762 miles. Said to be highly original, we are told the vendor inherited the car at the beginning of this year, and took it straight to a Volkswagen specialist for an MoT and an IVHC check on 28/02/2015. On the MoT paperwork, we can see they replaced the o/s/f and the o/s/r wheel cylinder and brake shoes f.o.c. Supplied with three previous MoT certificates and several SORN certificates together with the paperwork and odometer reading, which the vendor feels indicates that this car has not been driven much.  The first MoT certificate present was issued on October 3rd, 1989 and expired October 2nd, 1990, (mileage 5,876) the second MoT certificate was issued on July 13th, 1993 and expired July 12th, 1994 (5,882), and the third certificate was issued on August 28th, 2002 and expired on August 27th, 2003 (5900) suggesting that the car has spent many years in storage. The steel wheels have a little surface rust but, other than that this cheerful Mustard Beetle appears in good order. 

Lot No. 104 - 1967 Fiat 500F

Sold for: £7,150

An original right-hand drive restored 1967 Fiat 500F. Finished in Lime Green, this eye-catching Fiat 500 has an indicated mileage of 67,684. We are told this charming little car was purchased by the previous owners in New Zealand in 2007 and upon returning to U.K.in 2009 they couldn't resist bringing it back with them. Said to have only completed some 400 miles since 2007, and kept garaged and MoT'd during this time, this Fiat 500 is described by the vendor as being in very good condition, as the climate in New Zealand is kind and it was never used on salted roads. With all the classic Italian styling you could ever want, plus the added attraction of being an original right-hand drive car, this cheeky little Cinquecento must surely be of consideration. Don't miss out!  

Lot No. 105 - 1960 Austin Seven 850 Saloon

Sold for: £7,370

"Barn Find"? Not really, this wonderful little Austin Seven was registered to a lady in Worcestershire in 1960 and used until 1972, when it was passed onto her nephew who was employed at the Mini plant at Longbridge. At that point it was showing 39,000 miles and has never been on the road since! This car is a gem of a find and really only requires minor works to put it back on the road, unless a full restoration is what you had in mind. Structurally, we are led to believe it is very sound as are the 'A' panels and the other traditionally vulnerable body areas. It comes with an original service booklet and many receipts for works completed during its time on the road. There are many newspaper cuttings featuring 562 DFK, but more importantly the Buff Logbook is with the car confirming its ownership history. This charismatic Mini is certainly one for the collector and is a sound investment if the current enthusiasm for early cars continues.

Lot No. 106 - 1953 BSA Winged Wheel

Sold for: £1,760

An original 1953 BSA Winged Wheel powered bicycle offered without reserve. We are told this 62-year-old, 35cc BSA Winged Wheel runs well. Perhaps a project for those winter nights?

Lot No. 107 - 1987 Jaguar XJS V12 HE Coupe

Not sold

Showing just 41,400 miles, this beautiful 1987 Jaguar XJS 5.3 V12 HE, automatic, 2 door Coupé has been very carefully maintained by its present vendor, a Jaguar enthusiast for the last 13 years, and has recently been serviced and a new MoT certificate issued in September 2015 at a cost of £586. 'D53 XJS' has looked out from the front cover of Jaguar World monthly magazine, with a two-page article featuring the car inside (April 2014), and an article was written about the car in the Jaguar Enthusiast Club magazine (August 2015).  The vendor is a long-term member of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and has previously taken this car on 2 or 3 European tours with the JEC and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This car benefited from a bare metal respray in 1999 and the original bills, receipts and a photographic record are all to hand. The number plate alone cost the vendor in excess of £1,000.  Looking around the car it presents wonderfully, the paintwork gleams, the shut lines are good and it has a very rare factory sunroof fitted.  Amazingly the car is accompanied by a rare 'Barbie' XJS Convertible finished in the same colour with the same registration number.We kid you not! With just 41,400 miles indicated confirmed by the 27 stamps in the Service Book and all previous MoTs plus the Handbooks, Jaguar Heritage Certificate, Magazines and lots of photos, the vendor believes that you would have to look long and hard to find a better example and having seen the car, we feel inclined to agree.

Lot No. 108 - 1964 Sunbeam Alpine Sports

Sold for: £9,790

One owner from new. A delightful and partially restored Sunbeam Alpine. We are told that this wonderful car has been gently and carefully maintained throughout its history by its meticulous one owner. The latest work in October 2014 is said to have included a full respray and new interior trim and a new hood.  Registration number '184 LON' will remain with the Alpine and the car comes with a current MoT certificate valid till November, 2016.   

Lot No. 109 - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Sold for: £2,090

This well-kept 300SL has been with its current vendor who has run his own garage business for the last 18 years, and therefore it has been looked after mechanically by his own team to ensure it remained in excellent condition. The vendor advises us that this is a very early example of this model but drives very well for its years. This must be the most affordable way into ownership of these sought after drophead coupés. (Please note the number plate is not staying with the vehicle )    

Lot No. 110 - 1981 Delorean DMC12 Auto

Sold for: £25,850

Great Scott, the Delorean....With it being the 30th Anniversary of the famous film, these cars are very topical right now. This particular car was part of a private collection and although owned for just a year has had approximately 18,000 Euros spent on it. The body itself has had minor imperfections blended out and the whole skin re-brushed. The interior has benefitted from new seating, door cards, instrument binnacle and carpets. Mechanically the car is spot on having been totally gone through with the fuel lines and braking systems replaced and new lowered suspension to meet European standards. The troublesome windows have been replaced and the AC is now fully operational. All the work has been undertaken by Ed Uding of Delorean Europe who is well respected within Delorean circles. This car wants for nothing and really is exceptional. Slide yourself back into 1985 and relive those heady times.

Lot No. 112 - 1971 Range Rover Suffix A Modified

Not sold

One of the finest Range Rover "resto-mods" we have seen, presenting superbly following a restoration that cost over £40,000. Offering a myriad of internal and mechanical upgrades, this Suffix A has the luxury and performance that the original lacked. When this icon of 20th century motoring was new in 1971 the owner could only dream of this level of luxury. The leather is the period correct shade of Palomino and the wood cappings hint at the luxury of Rolls Royce, whilst the effortlessly smooth 4.6-litre petrol engine certainly has the pull of a Bentley. Thanks to the attention to detail and the upgrades that Range Rover restoration specialists Twenty Ten Engineering carried out in 2014, this rare Suffix'A' had the distinction of featuring in the December 2014 of Land Rover Owner magazine, who claimed in an extensive article: "The modifications are subtle, even invisible in many cases; and even the more obvious upgrades are in keeping with the feeling of the original vehicle." Unique "resto-mods" can often be seen advertised with specialist classic Range Rover dealers for upwards of £60,000, we have therefore a car that looks the part and performs better than new, at a price that competes with the best very on offer.

Lot No. 113 - 2001 MG MGF

Sold for: £2,200

An extremely smart MGF Automatic Convertible. This very smart little cabriolet has had just two owners from new and has a warranted 36,000 miles backed up by MoTs and service documents. It was supplied new with a very high spec including the Tiptronic gearbox, leather seats and cruise control and has been very little used since it was purchased as a high days and holidays car. It comes with a factory hardtop, wind deflector and rear-mounted luggage rack. The car will be supplied with an MoT until next November. The current vendor informs us that the car drives extremely well and is ready for next Spring or a sunny Winter's afternoon.