A terrific Triumph TR5, a brilliant Bristol 411, a collection of exquisite Jaguar E-Types and a magnificent MG J2 Midget will all head to auction
They go to auction at the Warwickshire Event Centre on 15th September
An amazing collection of British classics including a 1968 Triumph TR5, a 1975 Bristol 411 Series 4, a 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster and a 1933 MG J2 Midget will head to auction at CCA’s September Sale at the Warwickshire Event Centre on 15th September.
An incredible 1968 Triumph TR5 on offer at the September Sale is undoubtably one of the best in the country, following a painstakingly millimetre-perfect rebuild on a brand new factory spec chassis. The six cylinder 2.5 litre engine has been fully rebuilt, including a new head suitable for use with unleaded fuel, and a full tune-up to give maximum performance. The bodywork has been completely rebuilt with new inner and outer sills along with a multi-coat repaint in a wonderful shade of Signal Red. Along with the repaint the TR5 comes with a brand new Mohair hood, tonneau cover and brand new chrome wire wheels. Purchased by the seller three years ago it comes to auction with an estimate of £50,000 to £60,000.
“We have always had a particular talent for sports cars here in Britain,” says Richard Greenhalgh, classic car specialist at CCA. “Despite the traditional British weather we have always had a love for the classic two-door convertible sports car, even going back before the war. The number of cars from Britain that have reached true classic status is staggering, we are lucky enough to offer many of them at our auctions. This selection from the September Sale is certainly one of the best.”
Also included in the sale is a brilliant 1975 Bristol 411 Series 4. Estimated at £28,000 to £32,000, it comes with an incredible 6.5 litre Chrysler V8. First registered on 1st March 1975 to the Bristol Tool Selection Company, this 411 Series 4 boasts a full service history with Bristol Cars and Spencer Lane Jones. The car had a body off restoration and repaint in 1991, with the engine fully rebuilt at 110,000 miles having a new Edelbrock carburettor fitted, the cooling system upgraded and the ignition system renewed. Finished in Black over Tidal Sand Gold with a Black Connelly hide leather interior, this Bristol is a very special pampered car.
One of four E-Types in the sale, this 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster offered at the sale originally left the factory as a coupe before being converted to a roadster by Leaping Cats Ltd. Undergoing a full nut and bolt restoration in 1999, the big cat has only covered 1,783 miles since. The engine was rebuilt at that time and was converted for unleaded fuel. Coming with a fantastic set of stainless steel wire wheels and a straight through stainless steel exhaust system, the E-Type has been given an estimate of £45,000 to £50,000.
“Traditional British craftsmanship has always been some of the best in the world. Our love of cars spreads from the fantastic city cars of Mini and Morris through the sports cars of MG and Triumph all the way up to the ostentatious luxury of Bentley and Rolls-Royce. There’s a reason our brands are known around the world and it’s a pleasure to offer this selection at the September Sale,” concludes Richard.
A fantastic 1933 MG J2 Midget will also be on offer, estimated at £20,000 to £25,000, pre-war car is coming from a 20 year ownership after a sympathetic restoration. The restoration consisted of a full body off respray during which, the chassis was shot blasted before being rebuilt and repainted. Boasting 36bhp from an 847cc incline four cylinder, the car is finished in the traditional shade of British Racing Green with the interior retaining its well-earned patina built up over many, many years.