Morris Leslie is set to host its first public post-pandemic sale on May 21, 2022. Here’s what to look out for

May 21 will see Morris Leslie welcome back the public to one of its classic car auctions for the first time since the pandemic began. And unlike previous public-facing sales at the firm’s Perth base, the vehicles will be started and driven though the hall, giving bidders a chance to see them in action.

As we’ve come to expect from Morris Leslie, the catalogue includes plenty of variety. Among the many pre-war entries are a 1936 Wolseley New Fourteen, a 1934 Standard Twelve, a 1937 Austin Seven Ruby and a 1936 Vauxhall 14 DX Tourer, each of which is likely to be available for under £10,000. Potentially a little more expensive is a 1935 Armstrong Siddeley 17hp Sports Foursome, which carries a £10,000-£12,000 guide.

It’s a busy sale for Fords too, both mild and wild. A lovely Mk1 Fiesta 1300 S showing a genuine 35,577 miles is estimated at a tantalising £3500-£4500, with a very smart Ceramic Blue Mk2 Fiesta L that’s covered just 12,850 miles expected to sell for £4000-£5000. You’ll also find a Mk5 Fiesta Finesse with a mere 16,445 miles recorded, while at the other end of the performance scale is another barely used Blue Oval in the shape of a 13,332-mile Mk1 Focus RS that’s estimated at £28,000-£32,000. A later Focus RS from 2010 is included too, carrying a £25,000-£28,000 guide, while those looking for a hyper hatch from a different stable may be tempted by a 2003 Volkswagen Golf R32 at an estimated £10,000-£12,000.

Elsewhere, there’s an interesting selection of open-topped cars. These include yet another low-mileage entry in the shape of a 13,000-mile Mk1 Mazda MX-5 Berkeley, while an early N-registered MGF offers a contemporary alternative. You’ll also find at least three MGB roadsters, a smart Triumph Stag, a Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Cabriolet, a later XJ-S V12 Convertible and a fearsome TVR Griffith 400.

Meanwhile, a wide selection of Mercedes sees an R107 350SL from 1972 accompanied by a 1978 example, plus two later R129-generation SL320s and a pair of later R230s. A couple of SLKs will also feature, along with several fixed tin-top models including a 1967 250S and a 1990 430SEC that’s expected to be the Mercedes headliner at an estimated £18,000-£20,000.

With other entries such as a 33,000-mile Austin Allegro and a rare Fiat 500 Topolino, plus a wide selection of memorabilia, there should be plenty to delight the returning public. For the full catalogue, see