It proved to be a brilliant start to 2018 for Anglia Car Auctions with almost 90% of the cars at auction finding new owners. Having a catalogue of well over 200 cars proved no difficulties for the team as respectable sums of money were exchanged for a good range of classics.

The catalogue included an eclectic mix of cars from a £300 Sinclair C5 to a £41,000 Jenson FF Series I. The higher end of the budgets were satisfied with a DBS selling for £66,000, a Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 selling for £43,500 and Rolls-Royce 20/25 selling for £29,000.

There was plenty of action at the lower and mid range budgets too with a Nissan Figaro fetching much higher than its upper estimate at £5,100 and a Peugeot 504 GL Cabriolet smashing its £6250 estimate selling for an eventual £11,200.

The team at Anglia Car Auctions look ahead to its next classic car sale on April 14 as they aim to continue its early success in 2018 and bring even more cars to its already large catalogues. Below is a selection of classics that took our eye at the sale. The values below include a buyer’s premium of 6% plus VAT.

This 1955 Sunbeam Alpine Roadster sold towards the higher end of its estimate at £22k plus buyer’s premium. It looks to be in beautiful condition and will offer its new owners years of happy, top-down motoring.

This 1963 Alvis TE21 Series III fetched the bottom end of its estimate selling for an eventual £22k plus buyer’s premium.

There are few cars that are more typically Italian than the original Fiat 500. It’s a car that has alwys been popular but is gaining yet more popularity of late, with plenty of examples popping up at different auctions. This 1972 LHD model hit the middle of its estimate as it sold for £7,000 plus buyer’s premium.

This 1974 Ford Escort MkI RS2000 needs plenty of work to bring it back up to its former glory but it didn’t stop the new owner from bidding well over its higher estimate by 60%, selling eventually for £16k plus buyer’s premium.

This 1971 Aston Martin DBS was another without a reserve. With completely restored versions of this exact model selling for almost £200,000, this one snapped up for £66k could be a huge bargain should the new owners restore it meticulously. It stole the show at the sale too, obtaining the highest value of any vehicle on sale.

With no reserve, this 1964 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8 could have gone one of either way and it looks like its settled for a reasonable amount at £37k plus buyers premium. There’s no shortage of work for the new owner, nonetheless, with a full restoration on the cards.

It was another with no reserve, but it’s a car that’s certainly on the rise up the value chain alongside other classic Fords. By no means on par with some of its more expensive siblings, this Capri 2.8 Injection gathered enough pace to sell for £9200.

This cute Japanese import fetched well above its estimate on auction day bringing in £5100, roughly £1600 over its upper estimate. The Nissan Figaro is gathering a following in the UK amongst youngsters which is great for the survival rate.

The Porsche Boxster has been the affordable Porsche for the last few years. It’s a brilliant entry point into Porsche ownership for not very much money as its £4100 sale price indicated.

Fancy a restoration project? The new owner of this Rover 3500 Vitesse certainly doesn’t mind as they swooped in and picked it up for £320 after no reserve was set.

The modern classic Audi TT has come in at a good bargain of late. This 2000 model year example recorded 131k miles with full history before being auctioned away for £2000.

With a mileage of just 34,500 miles, this Fiat 128 gathered some momentum come auction time exceeding its upper estimate by almost £2000 to finally sell for £5936.