The Classic Car Auctions Autumn Sale on Saturday September 30 is the specialist’s penultimate live auction of 2023, taking place at the Warwickshire Event Centre near Leamington Spa
CCA has already sold £6.5million-worth of cars this year, so it returns to the West Midlands venue with high hopes. There are more than 150 lots on offer that predominately carry estimates in five and even six-figure, but with a few potential sub-£10,000 bargains too.
British classics feature prominently in this sale, from a handful of Austin Minis to Lotus and Rolls Royce models. Amongst those catching our eye is a barn-find 1973 Morris Mini 1275GT, emerging from 30 years of storage and showing just 15,329 miles on its odometer. It’s guided at £13,000-£16,000, but a similar car made over £38,000 at the NEC earlier this year. A historically significant 1968 Lotus Elan Plus 2 fitted with a Cosworth BDA engine is another car sure to pique interest, while those in search of a bargain might find a 223,000-mile 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur of interest. Formerly owned by billionaire publisher, the late Felix Dennis, until 2015, it is guided at £6000-£8000.
Like the aforementioned Mini, two similar finds might appeal to those in search of a project. A very early right-hand drive, 2-litre A-Series Porsche 911 Sportomatic – off the road for at least 35 years and showing just 46,000 miles – could sell for £15,000, while an astonishing garage-find Beetle Karman Convertible that has covered just two miles from new is anticipated to bring the hammer down at £10,000-£12,000. Indeed, German car fans will appreciate the lots in this sale, with several Mercedes-Benz lots and water-cooled Volkswagens set to be entered.
Fast Fords remain popular too – take your pick from a pair of Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworths, a crop of Capris and a tasty 1990 Fiesta RS Turbo. But when it comes to future classics it doesn’t get much better than the 1991 Citroen AX GTi on offer with 15,897 miles showing, which is estimated at £14,000-£18,000. Similarly, two stablemate Citroen Saxo Mk2s are also listed; a 2002 VTR and a 2003 VTS – £10,000 should be enough to buy one. For the full catalogue, see classiccarauctions.co.uk