More than 70 lots are set to go under the hammer at Morris Leslie’s next classic car auction at its Perth base on September 16

Words: Jeff Ruggles

The entries for Morris Leslie’s upcoming classic car auction span from pre-war cars such as a couple of Austin Sevens right through to emerging modern classics and performance cars, with plenty of eye-catching vehicles among them.

Fans of Jaguar are particularly well catered for, with a 1963 Mk2 2.4 and a later 240 both potentially available for less than £10,000. You’ll also find a 1965 Mk2 3.4, plus a late XJS 4.0 Celebration dating from 1996 and a couple of XJ-SCs from 1986 and 1987 that are both desirable V12 models. A 2009 XK Portfolio is the newest of the selection, while a late Series 2 E-Type Coupe from 1970 is expected to be the headliner at an estimated £50,000–60,000.

You’ll also find a couple of Daimlers, with a 1986 250 V8 joined by 1999 long wheelbase V8, and there are further prestige entries in the shape of 1995 Lexus LS400 that’s estimated at £2000–3000 and a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC with a guide price of £6000–8000.

For those looking for a fizzier, more performance-oriented modern classic, there are several options – not least four Subaru Imprezas comprising a 1997 two-door STi Type R, a UK-spec 2000 Turbo AWD, a 2007 ‘Hawkeye’ STi and a WRX wagon, also from 2007. You’ll also find a 1991 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth that has covered just 59,906 miles and carries an estimate of £27,000–29,000, and if you prefer a Ford with a bigger engine, there’s an imposing 5.8-litre Thunderbird dating from 1960.

Other entries of note include a Volkswagen Golf GTI Colour Concept in bold Salsa Green, another VW in the shape of a rare K70 dating from 1973, plus an Audi 100 Coupe S from the same year. As for British classics, a 1998 Rover Mini Coopers joins an MGB GT V8 estimated at £12,000–14,000, as well as a very late MG Midget 1500 in black, a 1978 Triumph Spitfire powered by the same engine and a 1971 Austin-Healey Sprite that shows a mere 32,000 miles. For the full list of entries, see