The ACA sale on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June is shaping up to be a real cracker, with offerings sure to please enthusiasts of classic and modern classics alike.
The sale at Anglia Car Auction’s King’s Lynn base promises everything from no reserve entries to a couple of potential six-figure sales, the latter including a 1967 Fiat Dino Spider that could sell for as much as £100,000 and a 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 S DHC that’s estimated at £155,000-£180,000.
British classics form a major part of the sale, including a 1962 Austin A35 van with no reserve, a nice 1966 Mini Cooper Mk1 guided at a very attractive £12,000-£14,000, a left-hand drive 1964 Mini Traveller estimated at £4750-£5750, and a striking 1972 Austin ‘Minor’ pick-up complete with the traditional ‘crinkle-cut’ radiator grille. There’s also an early MINI from 2001, which wears one of the hallowed ‘OBL’ plates allocated to the press cars and could sell for £5000.
Fords are also plentiful, with a trio of Anglias including a 1960 105E restoration project, a lovely 1959 100E and a 1965 105E with period modifications including a 1500GT engine. There are at least five Capris too, our favourite being a wonderfully basic 1981 1.6L in yellow, plus three Mk2 Cortinas comprising a two-door GT, a four-door Savage evocation and a smart estate. Numerous Escorts feature too, and barn-find 1982 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia estate is offered with no reserve.
With summer finally in the air, a convertible might well appeal. Our eye was drawn to a 1960 Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite Mk1 anticipated to make £15,000-£18,000, a 1962 Hillman Super Minx Convertible with a guide price of £9000-£11,000 and a pair of Lotus ‘M100’ Elan SE Turbos. For those with deeper pockets a 1965 Mercedes 230SL Pagoda is estimated at £40,000-£50,000, but one 500 limited edition Mazda MX-5s – specifically a 1997 Harvard Edition – has no reserve.
More unusual lots include a 1984 Nissan Stanza 1.6 expected to make between £2000-£2500 and a 5257-mile Skoda Favorit GLXI – both perfect for the Festival of the Unexceptional. There’s also a rare Mazda 323 Turbo 4×4 dating from 1987 that could make as much as £10,000, while a 1973 Rover P6 Estoura estate is one of just eight 3500 S models produced and could sell for £25,000.
To view the full sale catalogue, head to the ACA website at: angliacarauctions.co.uk.