Hobbs Parker returns to classic car action with its third sale of 2022 on October 19-20, with the diverse auction catalogue featuring a host of traditional Brits and rare curiosities.
Hobbs Parker’s third classic car auction of 2022 on will take place October 19-20, working to the firm’s now familiar timed online format. The auction begins at 12pm on the Wednesday, with bidding ending for the first lots from midday on Thursday. Physical viewing is also possible at Hobbs Parker’s Ashford Auction Centre during the weekdays preceding the sale.
This looks set to be a great auction for fans of traditional British classics, with a smart 1967 MG Midget carrying a £6000-£7000 estimate and a trio of MGB GTs – including a no-reserve 1976 car converted to automatic transmission. There’s an even wider choice of classic Minis though, as no fewer than six are set to go under the hammer. A lovely 1964 Mk1 is joined by a 1968 Mk2 Cooper S that could sell for over £30,000, while a 1991 Rover Cooper that’s been in the same family from new and a 1998 Japanese-spec Kensington that’s covered just 6106 miles are bound to be popular. A Rover Cooper 1.3i in need of TLC and a 1987 City E complete the sextet.
Other Brit classics include a couple of Morris Minors (one probably for spares only), a 1964 Riley 4/72, a 1936 Rover 12 and a 1933 Austin Seven, which is the oldest car currently in the catalogue. You’ll also find a Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit from 1985, a 1952 Bentley R-Type standard steel saloon estimated at £18,000-£22,000, and a 1968 Rover P5B that’s predicted to sell for a more modest £5500-£6500.
Jaguars are plentiful too, with an XJ-S V12 Convertible, a couple of XK8 Convertibles and a 1999 XJ8 joined by a Series 1 XJ6 2.8 at an estimated £3000-£4000. Jaguar alternatives include a 1964 Daimler V8 250, a 1983 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, and – if you really want to push the boundaries – a 1999 Mitsuoka Viewt, which mimics a Mk2 Jag and is based on a Nissan Micra.
Other Japanese cars include a very tidy K10 Micra from 1992 and a desirable 1998 Honda Integra Type R, while for anyone looking ahead to next summer there’s a BMW E30 Convertible and a very tidy Mk1 VW Golf GL Cabriolet. As for Fords, a Mk1 Mondeo V6 is joined by a rare Mk3 Orion and our very own Kelsey Media Mk3 Cortina.
For the full catalogue, which also includes memorabilia, registration numbers, parts and bikes, see hobbsparker.co.uk.