ANGLIA CAR AUCTIONS JUNE SALE PREVIEW

ANGLIA CAR AUCTIONS JUNE SALE PREVIEW

Posted by Matt Bell on 11th June 2019

As we’ve come to expect, the extensive catalogue for the next sale at ACA varies from traditional to modern classics with highlights including a selection of those once-common cars which have all but disappeared in recent years: a 1991 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 and 1983 Cavalier 1.6L, Mk2 Transit minibus and a superb Fiat Panda 4×4.

The Jaguar selection meanwhile includes an XK150 rolling chassis partly restored and with matching numbers, alongside the majesty of a MkX in later 420G guise contrasting nicely with the easy way into Mk2 ownership in the shape of the surprisingly capable 240, both estimated at £8000-£10,000.

Mercedes is well represented here, with no less than nine lots carrying the three-pointed star and our particular favourite being the W126 560SEC coupe estimated at £5000-£7000… although the absolute pinnacle of 1992 motoring was the 600SEL now offered here at no reserve.

There’s a trio of Morris Minors – two of them convertibles – with estimates spanning from £3500 to £8000 as well as an imposing MG WA saloon estimated at £38,000-£44,000.

For those looking for an obscure performance icon, candidates include a rarely-seen Nissan Bluebird Turbo and an R32 generation Nissan Skyline estimated at £17,000-£20,000. More obvious perhaps is the Peugeot 205 GTI which has been laid up since 2012 and comes with a tempting lower estimate of just £2500, while a US-imported Porsche 914 could be an easy project.

As ever we’ve picked out some highlights here, but for the full catalogue visit Anglia Car Auctions.

Smart-looking A35 was previously sold through ACA in 2011 and has since been treated to a mechanical restoration. It’s estimated at £3500-£4500.

Rarely seen at auction, the A40 Sports was essentially a convertible version of the Austin A40 Devon aimed at the US market. Poor performance hampered sales and only 4000 or so were made. This project is estimated at £6000-£8000 having been off the road since 2009.

The Nissan Bluebird may have faded into the background even when new but the Turbo was an unlikely performance hero. This 85,000-mile, one-owner 1988 example is estimated at £4000-£5000.

The E36 generation of BMWs is fast gaining ground, especially in 328i form and the convertible is the most sought-after variant. This 36,000-mile manual example shows just 36,000 miles and comes with a new roof for an estimated £3500-£5500.

A left-hand drive import, this smart-looking 1973 Datsun 240Z is already British registered and is estimated at £12,000-£16,000.

All the more rare for lacking the ‘i’, this Escort XR3 is an early example of the go-faster Escort predating the addition of the fuel injection. In generally solid condition, an estimate of £3500-£4500 looks conservative given the fashion for ’80s faster Fords.

This 1958 Jaguar XK150 chassis originally lived under a coupe body in the USA. Now part restored, it comes with matching numbers and 3.4 engine at an estimated £8000-£10,000.

A slice of pure ’70s kitsch comes in the shape of this 1974 Lotus Elite, estimated at £7000-£9000.

Looking like it could be a straightforward project, this ex-USA Porsche 914 still wears its Texas plates and is estimated at £3000-£4000.