Winter Classics, Modern Sportscars and British Classics on offer at CCA December Auction

o Rare fully restored 970 S Mini, less than 60 now survive

o A pair of Toyota FJ40 Land Cruisers, both in right-hand-drive
o German engineering at its best, Audi S2 Quattro Coupe and Porsche 911s
o Rugged and ready, a restored 1943 Willys Jeep and a 2008 Discovery 3 G4 Challenge


Classic Car Auctions final sale of the year is set to be a great Christmas extravaganza with £2 million worth of cars set to cross the block as 140 lots see the year out.

Taking place at the Warwickshire Event Centre on the 7th December, there are superb offerings from the rare 1964 Morris Mini Cooper 970 S to supercars from Aston Martin and Porsche and in time for winter a selection of 4x4s to get you through the elements.

One of the star lots is Lot 515 the Morris Mini Cooper. Only 965 of these cars were built as homologation specials with less than 60 surviving today. Scoring very highly on the Vendor Condition Report, this Mini has had a full bare metal restoration by marque guru Fred Walters and has been used very little since then. It is presented in its original colour of Surf Blue with an Old English White roof and a Powder Blue and Gold Brocade Grey interior. A superb and important car complete with a Heritage Certificate and estimated at £36,000 to £40,000.

Our next two lots, 512 and 580 are special 4x4s from one of the kings of rough terrain, Toyota. The FJ40 Land Cruisers are becoming very popular and appealing to collectors. These two off-roaders are even more rare because they come in right-hand-drive. Both are in very good condition, Lot 512 is an ex-Malay military car estimated at £20,000 to £25,000 and finished in green, whilst Lot 580 is finished in blue and estimated at £18,000 to £20,000. Imported from the southern hemisphere with the 4.2-litre straight-six engine they are ready to tackle whatever winter throws at them.

If you fancy a sporty four-wheel drive from a German manufacturer, then how about Lot 516 the Audi S2 Quattro Turbo Coupe. These don’t come up that often and this is a great car with the 2.2-litre 20v five-cylinder engine and the infamous Quattro four-wheel drive. Estimated at £8,000 to £10,000 with history from 2002, this 1996 car is very reasonably guided.

The 911 Porsche of the 1980s is instantly recognisable with its whale tail spoiler and at the time signified success. Lots 548 and 561 are two great examples of this classic shape. Lot 548, the 1989 Carrera 3.2 Targa is finished in Baltic Blue with a Linen interior and fitted with the desirable G50 5-speed gearbox. This is a very smart looking car and estimated at £32,000 to £38,000 with a good maintenance history. Lot 561 is a slightly earlier car a 1983 911 SC estimated at £28,000 to £32,000 and has been owned by two brothers for over twenty years and with the current vendor since 2018. Prior to his ownership, the car underwent a full bare metal respray in 2016 and then the interior was restored in 2017. The engine had a top end rebuild at a cost of £7,000 along with a rebuilt gearbox and new clutch. Now looking good in Black and gleaming.

Our final two lots from the 140 on offer are rugged icons, Lot 608 the 1943 Willys Jeep in excellent condition with an interesting history and restoration story included in the owner’s file. Estimated at £15,000 to £20,000 this looks the part with all the usual accessories you would expect on a Willys. Lot 613 a much more modern take on off-roading the Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE G4 Challenge to give it its full title. Land Rover were well known for its expeditions like the Camel Trophy. The G4 Challenge was its successor and launched in 2003. 68 of these 2008 vehicles were produced and this comes with all the kit, winch, roof-mounted lights, bull bars, snorkel and roof rack. Estimated at £15,000 to £18,000 and fully loaded it is now ready to tackle the British winter.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “These are some great offerings, lots of 4x4s ready for the British winter alongside modern classics and sports cars.”

“With 140 lots we are really pleased with the high quality of cars in our December sale and look forward to seeing the year out on a high.”

“There are a number of ways you can bid. If you can’t make it on the day you can bid online, via the phone or leave a commission bid. Otherwise we look forward to seeing you on the day.”

Viewing takes place on Friday 6th December from 12pm to 6pm with the auction getting underway on Saturday the 7th from 11am.

Classic Car Auctions can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email enquiries@classiccarauctions.co.uk and would be happy to talk with you about any of the cars consigned, alternatively, have a chat with them on the day.

 

 

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