The final Anglia Car Auctions (ACA) sale of the summer takes place on August 19–20 with variety certain to garner plenty of interest

Words: Jeff Ruggles

The catalogue for the next ACA sale includes the David Brown Collection comprising seven vehicles found in a suburban shed in the South East, said to have been stored since the 1970s or early 1980s.

Among the cars unearthed are three Jaguar E-Type Series 2 cars, two AC Aces and an AC Aceca, all in need of restoration. Nonetheless, with a collective worth in the region of £200,000 as they stand and up to one million restored, there is scope for enthusiasts and investors to engage in an exciting bidding war.

Elsewhere, several marques are well represented. Austins offered range from various Minis and a Metro through to a tidy Austin-Healey 100/6 (BN4) featuring a Chevrolet Small Block V8 engine! The breadth of Fords is impressive too, ranging in age from a 1955 103E Popular to a 2001 Puma 1.7 – both offered without reserve. A 1964 Cortina GT Mk1 guided at £20,000–24,000 and a uprated 1988 Fiesta XR2 with a modest £3500–4500 estimate cater for fans plus aty Blue Ovals, while those who love everyman classics may well be tempted by a 1985 Orion 1.6D GL and or 1994 Mondeo 1.8 LX – both with no reserve – plus  a 1980 Cortina 1.6 GL that’s anticipated to sell for £5000–7000.

Jaguar enthusiasts are similarly well catered-for, thanks to several intriguing lots outside of the David Brown Collection. These span a left-hand drive 1958 MkI 3.4 guided at £12,000–14,000 to a 2006 XK8 4.2 Convertible anticipated to make £10,000–12,000. If you prefer German classics, however, one of a handful of Mercedes-Benz models might float your boat. While the 1970 280 SL Pagoda guided at £75,000–95,000 is undoubtedly beautiful, two blue 190E models offered without reserve will hold more appeal to those searching for a useable modern classic. BMWs could also prove popular, with a 1993 318i Touring Lux offered with no reserve, a 1998 840Ci showing just 38,676 miles estimated at £18,000–20,000 and a rare Z3M coupe that could make as much as £34,000.

With MGs and Triumphs aplenty, plus American muscle and rarities like a Bristol 410, a Honda Z600 and a 1952 Lancia Ardea, this is a sale to tick all boxes.  Head to for the full catalogue.