There’s less than three weeks until we close the catalogue for our two-day season finale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 15th and 16th of November.
With 1,700 cars on display, a live stage and car clubs from all over the country, the show is the biggest and most popular classic car extravaganza in the UK. Last year’s event attracted over 65,000 enthusiasts, so what better place for you to sell your motorcar? With extensive pre-sale publicity and marketing that comes with our end of year spectacular, your cherished classic is sure to get the attention it deserves if entered into the auction.
With a proven track record you can rest assured that our professionalism, sound advice and favourable terms will help you achieve the best return possible. Indeed, 2013’s auction was a huge success, achieving an 80 per cent sales rate and world record prices.
You can find out more about entering a car into the sale by clicking here or by contacting us on 01926 691141 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A host of exquisite cars with fascinating histories have already been consigned into the sale so read on to see some of the lots your car could be joining.
1954 Aston Martin DB4/2 with period competition history
This DB2/4 is just about as good as it gets. This is an amazing car with an equally amazing history and the vendor’s enthusiasm for the car is infectious. The car is completely authentic, ready to be enjoyed and begin a new chapter of its fascinating story.
Estimate (£): 130,000 - 160,000
1972 Lotus Elan Sprint
This stunning Elan Sprint has been fully rebuilt over the last three years by a long-term Lotus collector with more than 40 years Lotus experience. A fresh MoT has just been carried out and this car is ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner.
Estimate (£): 35,000 - 40,000
This 930 Turbo was one of the last 50 built for the USA and was imported to the UK in December 2012. It is offered with ten months MoT and ten months road tax (and the original steering wheel) as well as all bills and receipts. This is a matching numbers car from new and we recommend an early inspection and test drive which we can arrange for you prior to the sale
Introduced in 1975 the 911 Turbo, or 930 as it was known, was the definitive and fastest sports car of the era. Substantially refined in 1978, Porsche introduced a larger 3.3 litre intercooled engine with substantially less turbo lag, improved brakes and 300bhp on tap.This car is the later 3.3 930 Turbo supplied new to California, USA in 1979 in left-hand drive. Infact it was one of the last 50 930 Turbos imported to the USA as the model was banned the year after for being too quick! It carries the badge confirming the last 50 build status on the dashboard.
Sourced for the current vendor by highly respected marque experts, Francis Tuthill Porsche, it was imported to the UK in December 2012. Early in 2013 work commenced with Tuthills and a complete mechanical overhaul of the car was carried out - which included replacing all tyres, sonically cleaning the injection system, rebuilding the fuel metering unit and fuel tank, as well as replacing all worn parts where necessary. Although only 46,000 miles have been covered from new today the bills and receipts on file confirm it was still necessary to spend over £9,000 to get the car 'on the button' for our fastidious vendor.
In early 2014 Paragon Porsche were charged with fitting new dampers all round and a further £4,400 was spent on minor improvements to the car prior to this summer. The car then arrived back with Tuthills in early September 2014 for a diff and clutch rebuild as well as new brakes and a service with four more new Bridgestone tyres - all of which cost an additional £7,738.
The car represents value today which is highly likely to increase over time as these now legendary status cars continue to escalate in value. This car, having never been used or modified for competition, represents a great opportunity to acquire an example that has had serious money and care spent on it and is now ready to enjoy and use.
Estimate (£): 40,000 - 46,000
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda
This 280SL is an original right-hand drive UK car and is offered in all-round good order. The car was restored in the early 2000s and has travelled very few miles since. In standard specification and offered with UK V5C registration, fresh MoT and owner's handbook, this fine Pagoda is a sensible choice for a privateer owner to secure and add-value as they use and enjoy their classic Mercedes.
Estimate (£): 45,000 - 50,000
Classic to sell?
If you would like to enter your car into our season finale please get in touch as soon as possible as the catalogue closes on October 21st.. To discuss an entry into the sale please contact one of our team on 01926 691141 or email email@example.com.
Dates for your diary...
NEC Classic Motor Show Sale
15th and 16th November 2014