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Game, set and match! Convertible #Audi R8 Spyder stars in Friday’s online sales programme   

Game, set and match! Convertible #Audi R8 Spyder stars in Friday’s online sales programme   

#BCA Online will feature more than 3,900 vehicles across 20 sales on Friday 8 July.

Buyers will find makes and models offered at various price points including a wide selection of Grade 1 LCVs, low mileage roadsters, and a range of one-owner vehicles.    

One of the stars of Friday’s programme is this 2015 #Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro S-T Roadster. Offering top down motoring for the heatwave predicted to hit the UK over the next few days, this roadster has a low warranted mileage of just 15,256 from new and is finished in white with leather trim. Offered in the 9:30am UKCGR Low Mileage Sale, this convertible features 19” alloy wheels, air conditioning, navigation pack and parking sensors.   

BCA trade buyers can bid and buy safely and remotely via the BCA Buyer app or BCA Online. BCA’s stock comes from the biggest brands in the industry and includes many thousands of vehicles across all price sectors and product types to provide the most choice, whatever a buyer is looking for.  
Go to www.bca.co.uk/sales for full details of the BCA sales programme.

One of six: Car & Classic’s Vauxhall Astra GTE sells for over £22k

One of six: Car & Classic’s Vauxhall Astra GTE sells for over £22k

  • One owner, completely original model
  • Only 74,000 miles on the clock
  • Sold for record £22,250 by Car & Classic auction

Leading online classic and specialist vehicle marketplace Car & Classic reports another impressive achievement as the sale of an original, one-owner Vauxhall Astra GTE goes through its online auction site for a record-breaking £22,250.

Having recently been through a comprehensive restoration process, the 1983 Mk1 Astra GTE (one of only six currently on the road*) was offered in complete, original factory specification.

“Eighties’ hot hatches such as this Astra GTE are usually found in conditions which are in various degrees departed from the original specs due to their sporty nature, which lends itself to modification and tweaks,” says Car & Classic Head of Editorial Chris Pollitt. “Finding one which hasn’t been tinkered with is almost as rare as the model itself.”

The GTE’s interior, exterior and mechanics are all in near-perfect conditions, with details like the original wheels’ centre caps and factory radio adding to the car’s time-warp charm. The Polar White versions, like this one, were different from others insomuch as they sport body-coloured bumpers and wheels, adding to the rarity of the model.

At the heart of this unusual find there is a low-mileage original 1.8 “Family Two” OHV engine; the only non-standard element is an OE spec stainless-steel exhaust system designed to replicate the original system.

“Perhaps, in an age where modern cars become heavier and heavier, classic car enthusiasts appreciate even more the fact that even a 115bhp engine like the one powering the Astra can be plenty when it moves a car that only weighs 925kg,” adds Pollitt.

“Astra GTEs’ values have gone in the last few years, due to the very nature of the iconic sports hatch and its rarity with auction prices ranging from below £3000 for cars requiring attention or substantially modified to early £20k for spotless examples, but we believe that £22,250 is a record for the model.”      

*source, www.howmanyleft.co.uk

Record-breaking Ford Capri RS3100 stars at Classic Car Auctions’ Summer Sale

Record-breaking Ford Capri RS3100 stars at Classic Car Auctions’ Summer Sale

  • One-owner prototype RS3100 sets a new benchmark for the model
  • Rare right-hand-drive Audi Quattro RR sells for £86,625
  • No-reserve pair of Jaguar E-types sells for more than £100,000
  • Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer picks up two very different classics
  • CCA will return to Warwickshire for its Autumn Sale on 24 September

The prototype Ford Capri RS3100 set a new world-record price for the model as Classic Car Auctions held its Summer Sale at Warwickshire Event Centre on 18 June.

Built in 1972 at Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Operations facility in South Ockendon, the Sebring Red RS3100 was retained by the company and photographed for the sales brochure and the supplementary handbook that was supplied with each of the production cars.

First registered in 1975, it was acquired directly from AVO by the vendor, making it a one-owner car. Recommissioned in 2022 after being stored for 40 years, the Capri attracted a huge amount of interest and was bought by a bidder in the room for £74,250. He was understandably delighted at securing this unique piece of Ford history, and will be keeping it next to the yellow RS3100 that he already owns!

The 195-strong catalogue included a number of other classic performance icons, including a very special 1990 Audi Quattro RR that sold for £86,625. Featuring the 220bhp, 20-valve five-cylinder engine, this rare right-hand-drive example was bought directly from VAG by the vendor when it was three months old, and has covered only 32,622 miles. Supplied with every MoT certificate and its factory book pack, it’s thought to be the most original survivor available.

Two stunning Jaguar E-types were offered at no reserve and the brace of British grand tourers sold for a combined total of £105,751. A recently restored 1973 Series 3 Fixed-Head Coupé sold for £53,438, while a 1970 Series 2 Roadster that had covered only 70,000 miles with its three previous owners fetched £52,313.

Television presenter and star of Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer was at the sale and couldn’t resist bidding on a couple of lots. He was rewarded by going home with a beautiful 1982 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera as well as an eye-catching 1978 Ford Transit Mk2 campervan that was converted from new by Autosleepers.

There was plenty of variety on offer throughout the catalogue, with everything from luxurious super-saloons to early off-roaders crossing the block. A restored 1949 Series 1 Land-Rover sold for £31,500, while the performance bargain of the day was surely the 2006 Jaguar XJR Portfolio that was secured by its new owner for only £4725. Only 100 of these 400bhp saloons were built, and the Midnight Black example sold by Classic Car Auctions came with a detailed service history.

Fans of hot hatches had plenty to consider thanks to the inclusion of an extremely rare 1985 Fiat Strada Abarth 130TC. With only light use since a full restoration, it fetched £16,875, while a 1992 Peugeot 205 GTi with a freshly overhauled 1.9-litre engine sold for £10,688.

The quality of the cars on offer was reflected in a very impressive sale rate of 70% and a total sales value of £2 million.

CCA Sales Manager Gary Dunne commented: “It was great to be back in Warwickshire, and the strength of our catalogue was reflected in the fact that we had 500 visitors across the two days of viewing and the sale itself, and more than 750 registered bidders. There really was something for everyone – from military vehicles and campervans to hot hatches and sports cars.

“We had a number of cars that were either unique or part of a very limited production run, and they deservedly attracted a great deal of interest. There was certainly spirited bidding for the Ford Capri RS3100 and it was a real thrill to see how happy the new owner was.”

Forthcoming Auctions
24 September – Autumn Sale at Warwickshire Event Centre
10 December – Christmas Sale at Warwickshire Event Centre
https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/auction/upcoming-auctions

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Escorts, Cortinas, Capris and Mustangs a Feast of Fords at Summer sale

Escorts, Cortinas, Capris and Mustangs a Feast of Fords at Summer sale

  • Holy Grail RS1300 Prototype used by Ford prior to selling to current owner
  • Fabulous Cortina with sporty looks and a luxury executive package
  • A spectacularly restored Cortina with a 3 litre Essex V6 engine
  • TV star from 1998, Ford Consul Mk1 in amazing original condition
  • A host of American classics, from a Thunderbird to a Mustang 

Classic Car Auctions are famous for their success with Fast Fords and their Summer Sale is no exception as a variety of fast, classic and restoration project Fords along with their counterparts from the USA come to auction on the 18th June.

If you are a Capri enthusiast, there are three to choose from, but only one that really stands out. It has to be the 1975 RS1300 which has had one owner from new. This one is the Holy Grail as it is the prototype RS1300 built in 1972, one year prior to the production run of 249 cars in 1973. This was the car used by Ford for the studio shots and which then were used in brochure and Supplementary Handbook. This is such a special car which was bought by the current keeper from AVO once they had finished it in 1975 and registered it on a P plate with 500 miles on the clock. It now has 70,700 miles on the clock and guided at £50,000 to £60,00.

Gary Dunne CCA Sales Manager commented: “This is such a stunning car and with an amazing story. It was the car used by Ford to promote the Capri, and fabulously looked after by our vendor. This presents as a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Ford history.”

If you are not afraid of doing some work there are two further Capris available a 1980 Mk III 3.0s with the V6 Essex engine in need of recommissioning and with 45,514 miles is guided at £18,000 to £22,000. Alternatively, if you are in for more of a project a circa 1971 Mk1 guided at £4,000 to £8,000 but offered at No Reserve could be for you. With the bodywork having been completed and the 1600cc engine and four-speed manual gearbox installed, it just needs completing.

There are also three Cortinas to choose from. A fabulous 1970 Mk2 1600E presented in Aubergine, which combines sport styling with luxury as this is the Executive package which includes wood interior, quad lights, wide rim wheels, reversing lights and a leather trimmed steering wheel. This is a No Reserve offering and looks very cool with some of its period features.

Alternatively, you could opt for the 1977 3.0S which has had the most spectacular restoration over two years and is fitted with the 3 litre Essex V6 engine, an option not offered in the UK. As this is a South African car, it has been finished in Grass Green and original colour for cars sold in SA. A famous Ford that has stared in Classic Ford Magazine and is now guided at £15,000 to £18,000.

A car we have covered a few weeks ago is the 1966 Lotus Cortina Mk1 Replica Aeroflow, fully restored by a Cortina specialist with a great reputation and presented in the classic Ermine White and Sherwood Green. Guided at £35,000 to £40,000.

Escorts are always a winner, and again there are three offerings from a circa 1978 Mk2 in need of mechanical and interior recommissioning is being offered at No Reserve. Also offered is a 1980 RS2000 Custom finished in the rare Nordic Blue. The Custom Pack includes the Fishnet Recaros seats, full door cards and pod centre console. A stunning car with 93,000 on the clock and guided at £34,000 to £38,000.

And bringing up to the Fast Ford era that provided so much inter manufacturer competition, a 1991 XR3i guided at £8,000 to 310,000, a cult car among enthusiasts and is very well presented and is gaining momentum.

A really lovely Ford, though not a fast Ford, a simply delightful original 1955 Consul Mk1 with just three owners from new and a full history file from its showroom days 67 years ago. Guided at £10,000 to £12,000 this is a little star, it appeared in Classic British Cars in 1998, and is bound to give someone lots of fun.

We now move to a host of American muscle, from the first generation 1957 Thunderbird Convertible currently fitted with the Porthole hard top to the 1960s Mustang, 289, to a fifth generation 2007 model and then a sixth gen model from 2015.

Gary Dunne CCA Sales Manager commented: “This is quite a selection of cars on offer, from the little Consul to the American muscle cars. The RS1300 and XR3i are probably the ones to watch.”

Viewing takes place on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th with sale day being the Saturday 18th June.

The Classic Car Auction Summer sale is being held at the Warwickshire Event Centre, where there is plenty of free parking and it is easily accessed from the M40, M42.

If you are buying the premium is 12.5% plus Vat.

Forthcoming Auctions
18th June- Summer Sale at Warwickshire Event Centre
24th September – Autumn Sale at Warwickshire Event Centre
10th December – Christmas Sale at Warwickshire Event Centre
https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/auction/upcoming-auctions

CCA announce biggest ever one day sale as Jubilee fever builds

CCA announce biggest ever one day sale as Jubilee fever builds

  • Cars fit for Royalty as Aston Martin and Bentley lead largest ever one day sale
  • CCA to auction their first-ever Aston Martin Rapide
  • 195 cars from collections to restorations are on offer with 50 No Reserves
  • The action takes place at the Warwickshire Event Centre on June 18th

Classic Car Auctions are celebrating the announcement of their largest ever one day sale as everyone prepares to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A stunning selection fit for Royalty will be offered at the Warwickshire Event Centre on the 18th June.

Among the leading modern classics cars are a 2007 Bentley Continental GTC, 2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label, 2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and a first for CCA a 2010 Aston Martin Rapide V12.

If it is classic luxury, a 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1, 1980 Rolls -Royce Silver Shadow II and a 1959 Jaguar Mk IX 3.8 are also being offered.

Gary Dunne CCA Sales Manager commented: “These are some of the most fabulous cars we will be offering and delighted to have them confirmed in Jubilee week, these really are fit for Royalty.”

“The number of cars consigned has again confirmed that the appetite for auctions is very strong. We have come off the back of a record-breaking two-day sale at the NEC and now we have a record-breaking one-day sale with 195 cars consigned.”

One of the highlight cars is the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide V12 with 33,000 miles finished in the launch colour of Hardly Green Metallic. It is a fabulous example of the four-door four-seater coupe, which when new, was over £150,000. With an extensive Aston Martin history it is guided at £38,000 to £42,000.

“This must be a first for CCA to have a Rapide. As stunning car but it also goes to show the variety that CCA offers” commented Gary.

The 2007 Bentley Continental GTC is another of the highlight cars for CCA. Beautifully presented with a full-service history, this 6 litre W12 powered drop-top is bound to turn heads and at £34,000 to £38,000, what a car. Not a time machine but it apparently appeared in Dr Who.

Another Aston Martin in the sale is the 2002 V12 Vanquish, the Ian Callum designed 460bhp V12 guided at £48,000 to £54,000.

A few years younger than when the Queen came to the throne, but certainly fit for period, is the 1959 Jaguar Mk IX 3.8. With £13,000 spent in the last five years and guided at £22,000 to £26,000 this is a fabulous performance saloon to waft down the country lanes.

Alternatively, and of the same vintage as the Jaguar, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1 could have another star performance, having already featured in the film Mortdecai with Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan Mc Gregor in 2014. In need of light recommissioning this is elegant cloud is guided at £12,000 to £16,000.

Gary rounded off with: “This has been a remarkable effort by everyone, confirming that CCA are the place to offer an Everyman Classic this year. So far this year over 440 cars have been offered, with a combined value of almost £6 million pounds going under the hammer. We very much look forward to the 18th June and look forward to welcoming vendors and buyers to the Warwickshire Event Centre.”

Viewing takes place on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th with sale day being the Saturday 18th June.

The Classic Car Auction Summer sale is being held at the Warwickshire Event Centre, where there is plenty of free parking and it is easily accessed from the M40, M42.

If you are buying the premium is 12.5% plus Vat.

Forthcoming Auctions
18th June- Summer Sale at Warwickshire Event Centre
24th September – Autumn Sale at Warwickshire Event Centre
10th December – Christmas Sale at Warwickshire Event Centre
https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/auction/upcoming-auctions

Car & Classic’s speciality: the perfectly preserved history of 1,000-mile 1981 MGB

Car & Classic’s speciality: the perfectly preserved history of 1,000-mile 1981 MGB

  • MGB Roaster with only 1,019 miles since purchase, new, in 1981
  • Unrestored, unblemished, totally original condition
  • Complete with its ‘first service voucher’, unused and still valid
  • Auction starts on 6 June

Leading online classic and niche vehicle auction site Car & Classic brings to its auction platform a virtually untouched, time-warp Rover MGB Roadster with only 1,000 miles on the clock and a fully-documented history, including an unspent ‘first service voucher’ issued by the selling dealership, Caffyns, to the car’s original owner in 1981.  

Carefully dry-stored and looked after in the last forty years or so, the Brooklands Green MGB is “as it left the factory” condition inside and out, with no repair, alterations or part replacement.  

Adding to the magic of a classic car which looks like it did when it was driven out of the garage in 1981, Caffyns – one of longest and most established brands in the UK, and a trusted name in the car industry since 1903 – has promised to honour the first service voucher at one of its 14 dealerships in the South East of England, the Worthing Audi site.    

“MGBs may be the staple diet of British classic car enthusiasts, as popular classic sportscars go, but Car & Classic’s auctions often have that little extra background or unusual paperwork shaping a vehicle’s past and making it even more special,” says Car & Classic Head of Editorial Chris Pollitt. “In this case, the remarkable, immaculate condition of the time-warp MGB is linked to unbelievably low mileage and consistent care its owners have bestowed upon it over the years. The unused service voucher adds a rare touch to an already spotless and well documented history.”

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