Luxurious Powerful Classics To Go Under The Hammer at CCA December Auction

o Rare 4.5-litre V8 Mercedes-Benz from 1972

o An exceptional V12 Daimler Double-Six with low mileage
o Stunning and superbly restored Concours winning 1969 Rover P5B
o A modernised and extensively restored 1974 BMW 3.0 CS


Classic Car Auctions final sale of the year on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre is open for consignments and among the early birds are four splendid luxury powerhouses.

If you are planning to consign your car, why not book an appointment for their Cars Coffee and Consignment events at the British Motor Museum where you can take your car and get it valued and photographed for free.

So what will it be, V8 or V12? We have a 1983 Jaguar Daimler Double-Six V12 in superb condition and looking fabulous in Tudor White with an Isis Blue interior. We understand that the previous owner was very fastidious, which is why it probably presents so well and also because it was Waxoyled from new and had just three owners from new. Additionally, as a testament to its condition, it has just 48,000 miles on the clock and 26 main dealer stamps in the book with the most recent service carried out by Guy Salmon in 2018. It also retains the original dealer number plates, window sticker and key fob. Estimated at £8,000 to £10,000 this particular car was featured in Jaguar World in 2016 at just 43,000 miles.

Now we move on to the V8s and first off is the rare 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE with the 4.5-litre V8. Recently repatriated from Sacramento in California where the nature of the climate has been very kind to the car, this 1970s luxury saloon has been enjoyed all summer with a trip to the South of France. It is a US specification car and therefore left-hand drive which has had recent mechanical works, service and an MOT. The fitted wheels have been refurbished with the originals included in the sale. Estimated at £12,000 to £15,000 this luxury cruiser is only being sold due to a new purchase, a house.

Our next V8 is a 1969 Rover P5B saloon with a sumptuous Mulberry hide interior. In the last few months, CCA has successfully sold two of these cars all with equally interesting stories. This Rover P5B has had just two owners from new and been with the current owner for the last 25 years and covered just 66,000 miles. During this time it has been superbly restored and become a 5-time Rover P5 Owners’ Club National Concours winner. Estimated at £12,000 to £15,000 this must be one of the best available right now.

All of the above are all white cars, so let’s change colour and brand to our final V8, an Inka Orange 1974 BMW 3.0CS (E9) in manual mode. This car was acquired by our vendor eight years ago and was the subject to a full nut and bolt restoration including the acid dipping of the bodyshell and it being rotisserie painted over four years from 2012 to 2016. It is not totally original but one man’s take on what he wanted, a Resto-Mod and fitted with the later 3.4-litre engine from a 635CSi and a 5-speed manual gearbox. The interior is lovely and all the leatherwork was created by the team who worked on the cars for Car SOS. Estimated at £20,000 to £25,000 this is a modernised E9 which is a little bit different but looks the part.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “Some great cars here that have been consigned nice and early for our final auction of the year.”

“We also have the last two of our Cars, Coffee and Consignment events at the British Motor Museum on the 23rd October and 6th November where our team will be on hand from 12pm to 4pm to value and photograph your car for free to go in our auction.”

“So, if you are thinking of selling, do come and see us and also have a look round the museum for free whilst you are there.”

Classic Car Auctions are now taking entries for their 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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