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87% sold in Classic Car Auctions September Live Online Sale

Published on 22 Sep 2020, 15:25
  • ​​​​£3.2million in sales and an 87% sales rate
  • 1953 Sunbeam Alpine Special sells for double its top estimate
  • Both Audi UR Quattros exceed their estimates
  • 1971 Porsche 911S 2.2 sells for £103,000

Classic Car Auctions September Live Online Auction was a huge success, with 87% of the cars selling and £3.2million in sales.

This was the company’s second live online auction as well as their biggest sale to date, with over 230 classic cars offered over two days. Day one of the sale saw The Warwickshire Collection Part II cross the block, 89 rare and eclectic cars from a private collection, of which a phenomenal 92% sold. 

Some of the standout lots from day one include the beautifully restored, Sapphire Blue 1953 Sunbeam Alpine Special which sold for double its top estimate at £58,830. Lot 509, the 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC (C107) also exceeded its top estimate and sold for £14,985, whilst the 1961 Morris Minor Million, number 21 of 349, sold for £15,318. 

A number of Bentleys featured within the collection and sold well, including the one of three 1949 Bentley MkVI two-door Coupe with “New Look” bodywork by James Young which had a final sale price of £37,740. Lot 534, the 1949 Bentley MkVI Mulliner Lightweight Aluminium Saloon, which is one of just 125 of its kind, sold for £26,085.

Gary Dunne, CCA’s Sales Manager commented “This was the most amount of cars CCA have ever offered and we were delighted to have The Warwickshire Collection Part II as part of the line-up. From cars offered without reserve to rare and extraordinary examples from as early as the 1920s and 1930s, it was fantastic to see over 90% of the collection sell”. 

Day two of the sale had over 140 classic cars from across the decades and so many highlights! The top of the range 1991 Audi UR Quattro 2.2 Turbo RR 20V, which was one of the last 50 ever produced and in spectacular condition sold for £84,360. The barn find 1985 Audi Quattro UR Turbo 10v sold to a new owner after 26 years in hibernation, for £17,205.  

From the Porsche corner, Lot 663, the 1971 Porsche 911S 2.2 was offered from long-term ownership and sold £103,230, which was also the highest grossing car within this auction. The stunning Tahoe Blue 1990 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera 4  hammered away at £39,960 and Lot 640, the 1988 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Sport Coupe achieved £56,610. A few more of the highlights include the 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS which sold for £72,150, the lovely 1972 Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Devon Conversions Campervan made top estimate at £22,478 and the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe (W111), which was offered directly from recording artist Hugh Cromwell, achieved £64,103.

Gary continued “We are delighted with the result from the weekend, the catalogue has a whole was truly superb, with something for everyone. The viewing by appointment in the week prior to the auction worked really well, everyone respected the safety measures we had in place and really utilised the opportunity to view the cars of interest, in a safe and secure environment”. 

Classic Car Auctions are now preparing for their final auction of the year, taking place on Saturday 12th December. To talk to classic car specialist about your car, contact the team on 01926 640888 or complete their Value My Classic form here.