Hobbs Parker’s next online-only auction is set for Thursday, July 18. Here are some of the lots that caught our eye

With summer finally here, Hobbs Parker is celebrating the sunshine with an eclectic classic car auction. Once again its an online affair, with viewing in person during the week leading up to the sale, and bidding for the first lots ending from 12pm on Thursday July 18.

British sports car are a real theme, with highlights including a 1997 Morgan Plus 4 that sports the desirable Rover T-Series engine and carries a £15,000–18,000 estimate. If you prefer a car that’s as old as it looks, a 1961 MGA Mk2 Roadster could be for you, resplendent in Old English White and estimated at £18,000–20,000. There’s a potentially hugely rewarding project in the form of a partly restored and said to be complete 1963 Jaguar E-Type FHC, too. Finished in Maroon and originally a California car, the work completed so far looks to have been done well. However, if you want to be out driving immediately, a 1992 TVR Griffith 430 looks mighty tempting – its shows 60,000 miles and has an MoT until May 2025, making the £15,000–17,000 guide look very reasonable. Finally, a no-reserve 1980 MG Midget 1500 could prove great value and will surely be a hoot to drive.

There are modern classics in plentiful supply too – a 2003 Mk2 Mazda MX-5 Sport with just 52,000 miles on the clock joins a 1996 Mk1 MX-5 Monza. The late ‘NA’ car has just 46,000 miles to its name, an extensive service history and fresh cambelt, earning it a £3500–4500 guide. Meanwhile, a 2000 Ford Cougar V6 is said to be original and in outstanding condition, making its £4000–5000 estimate particularly alluring.

Prefer something more exotic? A 2002 Maserati Cambiocorsa Spyder might be for you, with its F1-style paddle-shift transmission and Ferrari-derived V8 engine, the £9000–11,000 guide price again looks attractive. On the other hand, if you’re after V8 power in an executive express, we’re particularly taken by a 2001 Audi S8. Boasting a 4.2-litre V8 and with just 82,000 miles on the clock, the quattro limousine could be a bargain for an estimated £4000–5000.

In addition, there are projects aplenty, with everything from a 1962 Mercedes Unimog to a 1990 Audi 80 Coupe Quattro and even a 1990 Aston Martin Virage. Last MoT’d in 2018, the rare British GT will no doubt need some recommissioning work but is well worth saving for its estimated sale price of £18,000–22,000. Throw in a Jaguar Mk2 3.4, a Daimler 250 V8, a Renault 5 GT Turbo barn find and a vast Buick Electra 225 Custom, and this looks set to be one of Hobbs Parker’s most memorable sale yet.

For the full catalogue, head to hobbsparker.co.uk