Manor Park Classics’ second public auction of the year will take place at its Cheshire premises on May 14, featuring 85 entries and counting
Manor Park Classics’ next sale looks set to be particularly attractive for fans of everyman classics from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, but the catalogue also includes pre-war entries, prestige saloons and a few commercials.
Classic Fords feature heavily, especially models with a sporting flavour. A comprehensively restored Mk1 Ford Escort Mexico is expected to command £24,000-£28,000, with a Mk2 RS2000 expected to do even better at £35,000-£40,000. Moving into the ’80s, a pair of XR models includes a Mk2 Fiesta XR2 guided at £11,000-£13,000 and a 1989 Escort XR3i Cabriolet predicted to make £7000-£9000, with a low-mileage Sierra 2.9i Ghia 4×4 Estate estimated at £7000-£8000 completing the blue oval quintet. For those who prefer a Griffin badge, a 1992 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi 16V could be available for a sub-£5000 bid.
Among the other ’90s entries is a 1993 Toyota Celica that’s been with its current keeper for more than 20 years, a 1992 Fiat Panda 750 ‘Mania’ edition, a 1994 BMW 840Ci, and a 2.6-litre Mercedes-Benz 190E Sportline from 1993. There are also at least four entries registered in 1990, currently comprising a Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Cabriolet, a 994 S2, a BMW 325i Cabriolet and a Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6 – one of 300 Sorrento Green editions. Fans of Japanese classics, meanwhile, may be attracted to a JDM-spec 1999 Honda Civic Type-R, or perhaps a 1995 Mazda MX-5 showing only 6000 miles from new.
British classics produced under BMC, BL and Austin Rover are heavily represented, too. A 1953 Austin A30 Saloon is joined by a 1959 A105 Westminster Vanden Plas, a 1966 Austin Mini Traveller and two 1987 Mini Mayfairs, one of which has covered just 13,000 miles. Other examples include a 1975 Morris Marina 1.3 SDL Coupe, a 1981 Austin Allegro 1.3 showing just 25,000 miles, and a 19,000-mile Rover SD1 2000 from 1982.
If they aren’t quiet prestigious enough for you, you’ll also find a 1931 Lagonda 3 Litre Tourer project, a 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25, a 1957 Silver Cloud, a 1951 Bentley MkVI saloon, a later T1 model from 1971, plus a couple of Jaguar XJ6s comprising a 1975 Series 2 car and an X350-generation example from 2003. Further entries sure to command attention include a 1934 Triumph Gloria, a couple of Alfa Spiders and a 1985 Panther Kallista, with a 1970 Porsche 911 T, a Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda from the same year, and a 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia also set to be popular. The probable headliner, however, is set to be a 1961 Mercedes 190 SL at an estimated £130,000-£150,000.
With other lots including several Land Rovers, a French VeloSolex bike and various items of memorabilia, it looks set to be a busy sale. Visit manorparkclassics.com for the full catalogue or see below for more details on some star lots.