Rare variants of popular everyman models will go under the hammer as Anglia Car Auctions hosts a bumper classic sale on August 20–21

A brilliantly wide selection of historic cars, bikes and memorabilia is set to be offered during Anglia Car Auctions’ packed two-day classic sale on August 20-21. The entry list includes everything from a 1915 Ford Model T to a trio of Porsche 911s, but is particularly notable for its rare variants of popular everyman models.

This is especially true when it comes to a wide selection of hot hatches. A 1999 Citroën Saxo VTS showing 12,722 miles must be something of a unicorn, and is offered with no reserve. It’s joined by a milder stablemate in the shape of a 1997 Saxo VTR, while contemporaries include a 2000 VW Polo 1.6 GTI showing 36,843 miles from new and a 1999 Rover 200 BRM. As for earlier ’90s hatches, a low-mileage Rover Metro 1.4 GTi 16v is joined by a 1990 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI estimated at £9000-£11,000.

It’s a similar story with Fords. We’re used to seeing Capris at auction, but not a basic 1981 1.6L in Prairie Yellow with a brown vinyl roof. Other rarities include a 1987 Cortina-based P100 pick-up in excellent condition, plus a Mk5 Cortina 1.6 Carousel from 1981, a Mk1 Orion Ghia and even a couple of ’80s Transits. For those with deeper pockets, a 1986 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is estimated at £50,000-£60,000, with a 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1 expected to crack £25,000 and a 1979 Ford Escort RS2000 Custom offered with no reserve.

Elsewhere, traditional British classics are especially numerous, with no fewer than 17 MGs entered, along with 14 Jaguars, a couple of Morgans, a pair of Morris Minor convertibles, at least four classic Minis, two Riley Elfs, 11 Triumphs and a trio of TVRs. Stuttgart is well represented too, with a whopping 20 Mercedes-Benz joined by six Porsches. And for those preferring an Italian flavour, a 1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello could be the sale’s headliner at an estimated £70,000-£80,000, while a six-car Alfa Romeo line-up includes a rare Alfetta GTV 2.0 from 1978.

With pre-war cars such as a 1934 Citroën 1934 Rosalie 8CV, a pair of BMW E36 M3 Convertibles, plenty of commercials and even a low-mileage Hyundai Atoz also in the sale, the old cliché of something for everyone really does ring true. For the full catalogue, see angliacarauctions.co.uk.