Hundreds of bidders in the packed out auction hall at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre helped Classic Car Auctions (CCA) achieve a 80 per cent sales rate and total sales of more than £1.4million in its auction on Saturday, its biggest ever sales total.
Headlining the results was a very exciting 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupe ‘barnfind’ which sold for £66,000 including premium. With no less than 12 phone bidders fighting for the car plus plenty of interest in the room, the highly sought after early manual car covered in dust eventually sold to rapturous applause for more than double its upper estimate.
Buyers at the auction also had the chance to bid on some great value modern performance cars. A 2006 Porsche 911 (997) 3.6 Turbo, a UK car with a manual gearbox, sold for £33,880 while a 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage with just 15,000 miles on the clock sold for £39,600. With renewed interest in the marque, a 1996 TVR Griffith 500 in need of some TLC sold for £14,300, nearly three times its lower estimate.
The very best Fast Fords continue to prove in demand from enthusiasts and a rare, low mileage 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands sold for £31,200, nearly double its lower estimate.
Commenting on the results from the sale, CCA general manager, Guy Lees-Milne, said: "This was our biggest catalogue yet and our customers were clearly impressed by the great selection, variety and value of cars we had on offer. It was great to see so many people join us, the atmosphere was once again fantastic with some very special cars selling for some amazing prices.”
A pair of special 80s hatchbacks drew nostalgic glances from auction goers. With just 6,000 miles on the clock, a fantastic 1983 Ford Fiesta Popular Plus was snapped up for £7,700. Owned by a husband and wife for more than 20 years, a now rare 1988 MG Metro sold for £6,600.
Always proving popular, particularly the very best examples, a cherished 1972 Volvo 1800 ES was sold for £24,420, more than double its lower estimate. This car, with only 32,000 miles recorded, was sparkling and won many fans on auction day.
CCA is now inviting entries into its September Sale which takes place once again at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre near Leamington Spa, on the 24th of September.
Guy added: “I’m delighted that once again we have helped our vendors sell their ‘everyman’ cars for some great prices. It’s always wonderful to welcome new buyers to our sales and hope to see many more at our next auction.”
You can view the full results from CCA’s June Sale here http://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-june-2016-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all.