Anglia Car Auctions has something for everyone, and every budget, at its up-coming November 9th classic sale at its King’s Lynn headquarters. From superstar cars to classic cars, there’s a breath-taking array up for grabs with around 180 lots available.
For starters there’s a Mercedes Benz 230 SL, formerly owned by BBC Radio and TV superstar Chris Evans. The bespectacled Ginger DJ sold the Pagoda in 2001 and has since been maintained by one of the UK’s leading specialists and comes with an estimate of £18,000-£22,000.
At the other end of the scale a 1986 Rover 216 Vitesse. With an estimate of £500-750, it’s thought to be one of three mkI examples left on the road, was owned by a member of British Leyland management and has covered just 30,000 miles.
Staying with Rover, a trio of classic P4s from 1955, 1958 and 1960 are included in the sale, running the gamut from restoration projects through to fully prepped rally cars. The rally car in question successfully competed in this year’s Peking to Paris rally. Over £20,000 has been spent on the car in the last year, including a full engine rebuild. Understandably having tackled the rally the suspension is now in need of attention – the car remains exactly as it did when it finished the rally. Complete with its rally numbers, decals, maps and time cards it’s expected to fetch between £5000 and £7000.
Perhaps the most intriguing addition to the November sale is the inclusion of 23 cars recently released from a private collection in the Republic of Ireland. The vast and varied selection includes cars such as a Ford Taunus, a Cortina 1600E, an MG Magnette, an unusual BMW 316 Baur convertible and even an Austin Allegro police car.
For those looking for something a little bit more off-the-wall, the November sale includes a fully-restored 1962 Heinkel Trojan 200 Microcar. This little wonder boasts the desirable reverse gear and has been brought back to as-new condition. It’s MoT until January 2014 and is expected to fetch in the region of £12,000-£14,000.
Switching from the smallest lot to the largest, a 1975 GMC Royale Motorhome is up for grabs. This monster motorhome, or ‘RV’ as the Americans call them is UK-registered and has been converted to run on LPG, easing concerns about big, thirsty American motors. It’s estimated at £7,750-£9,000.
Drop tops are well catered for with everything from an MG Midget to a Rolls Royce Corniche included amongst the lots. The Midget, a 1962 example in blue, has recently undergone a full bare-metal restoration at cost of over £15,000. It’s been kept in original specification, with the exception of a wooden-rimmed steering wheel and leather-trimmed seats. With an estimate of £9,000-£12,000 it’s covered just 500 miles since its completion.
The Corniche, on the other hand, boasts a comprehensive service history and is expected to fetch £38,000-£45,000 and is resplendent in fresh Royal Blue paint which is complimented by a magnolia leather interior.
Striking a balance between the Midget and Corniche is a 1974 Peugeot 304S Convertible. A 72,000 mile car it’s described as ‘a restored car in excellent condition’, it’s estimated at between £4,750 and £6,000.
Entries are still welcome into the November classic sale. Entry fees are just £50 plus VAT with a buyers/sellers fee of five per cent. Please call 01553 771881 or email at email@example.com
For more information on Anglia Car Auctions and a full list of lots in the Classic Sale, visit www.angliacarauctions.co.uk