The final CCA sale of the year takes place this Saturday, December 9 at the Warwickshire Event Centre. Here are some star lots to watch
Words: Jeff Ruggles
Some 137 classic cars lots form the catalogue for The Christmas Sale at the time of writing, with the huge selection of vehicles including the eclectic Stoneacre Collection, which comprises 20 barn-find cars from marques such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and more – each offered without reserve.
In addition comes a raft of bread and butter classics, including some incredible low mileage and wonderfully restored cars. Several caught our eye, not least being a bunch of hot Ford Escorts that include a 1974 Mk1 Mexico with a guide of £25,000–30,000, a 1985 RS Turbo Series 1 guided at £25,000-£30,000, a 1987 RS Turbo Series 2 estimated to make £16,000-£20,000, and a second-generation XR3i showing just 2859 miles from new, which is guided at £25,000–30,000.
Elsewhere British classics continue to be very well represented. A 4548-mile Morris Ital seems to deserve its ‘time warp’ label and is guided at £8000–10,000, though it is offered without reserve. On top comes a handful of nice Minis and MGs, joined by more than one Aston Martin DB7, a bunch of Land Rovers and a 48,000-mile 1993 Bentley Turbo R guided at £16,000–20,000.
A rare and beautiful 1954 Swallow Doretti caught our eye too. Combining practical TR2 mechanics with Italian elegance, the Staffordshire-built creation is one of only 276 produced and is anticipated to make £35,000–38,000. Equally eye-catching is a UK-supplied 1971 Lotus Europa ‘Big-Valve’, the Roman Purple machine having benefited from an amazing £30,000-plus restoration over 12 years, making its £22,000–26,000 guide price seem rather reasonable.
Those looking to spend under £10,000 will admittedly have their work cut out here, but a handful of options for bargain hunters seem worthy of note. Fans of modern classics might like a 2000 Peugeot 306 Cabriolet S showing just 13,551 miles from new and offered without reverse, which wears a lower guide of £5000. Those in the market for something older, meanwhile, might prefer a 1963 Vauxhall Victor FB Series predicted to make £6000–7000 or a 1973 MG BGT for an estimated £4000–6000, with a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL guided at £4000-£6000 surely worth a look too. For the full catalogue, head to classiccarauctions.co.uk