Morris Leslie’s latest Classic Vehicle Auction takes place later this month and already has plenty of fascinating lots within its growing catalogue
Morris Leslie’s February sale features a strong number of British classics, from 1980s performance Fords to affordable ’60s options. The oldest Blue Oval classic to catch our eye was a 1957 Ford Escort (the 100E-based estate), one of several modified classics forming part of this sale. The car in question is fitted with a 2.0-litre engine and aftermarket wheels, and looks tempting at a guide price of £4000–5000
A Victor Super is one of two Vauxhall saloons we’ve highlighted, with this 1962 example being a former museum exhibit. It has been the subject of recent recommissioning, which means it’s ready to enjoy – and estimated to sell for no more than £5000, it’s an attractive bet. Likewise, its more modern counterpart is equally appealing; the Vauxhall Senator CD 24V 3.0 comes with a healthy history file and is anticipated to make between £5500 and £6500.
Sticking with British classics, and sitting at either end of the affordability scale, are a Lotus Elan and Morris Minor. The restored Minor 1000 might be something of a bargain if it sells for just £3000 as predicted. Meanwhile, the bright yellow 1969 Elan S4 guided at £18,000–20,000 is a rare ‘Black Badge’ model that could keep the auctioneer’s hammer from falling quickly.
Those in search of a robust German classic should look no further than the W123-series Mercedes-Benz 200 showing just 47,000-miles on its dials. A genuine all-rounder that could be used every day, we can think of few more practical alternatives at its guide price of £5000–6000. If you need more performance, however, we’d suggest that you raise your paddle for the Audi 80 S2 Avant – another modified offering, this one-off version could be yours for £9000.
Finally, underlining the promise of rare classics come a Simca 1100 and an AEM Scout. The former is a 1968 example, expected to generate bids of £3000-£4000, while the latter is a Mini Moke alternative estimated at £10,000–12,000. To see the full catalogue as it builds, visit www.morrisleslie.com