Bidders will have a wide variety of entries to choose from as South West Vehicle Auctions (SWVA) hosts its Summer Classic Car Auction on July 28, with a lineup including plenty of sun-ready classic roadsters.
As with its other sales this year, the firm’s Poole venue will be open to the public, with viewing available on the four days preceding the sale.
Traditional sports cars feature heavily. A 1995-registered MG RV8 is one of the last 20 cars and carries a very attractive estimate of £12,500-£15,000, while Triumph is represented by no fewer than three TR6s ranging from a 1969 example to a 1974 car. You’ll also find a 1967 Mk3 Spitfire and a particularly attractive 1972 Mk4, while a 1970 Vitesse is guided at £9000-£11,000.
Further sun-seeking Brits include a rare 1994 Rover Mini Cabriolet that has been custom painted in bright metallic green, while rather more orthodox is a 1961 Morris Minor Convertible in white. This is joined by a tip-topped 1956 Series 2 Minor that combines its split screen looks with an uprated 1275cc power unit. And we aren’t done with Minis either, for there’s a 1968 Mk2 Morris Mini Cooper S in Mk2 guise that is expected to sell for as much as £25,000.
Elsewhere, there’s a wide range of Daimlers and Jaguars too. The former includes a 1951 DB Consort, a 1965 2.5 V8 and a 1997 long wheelbase V8, while among the latter is a beautiful Series 1 XJ6 4.2 dating from 1970, a 1965 Mk2 3.8 and a 1968 S-Type. All told, there were a dozen Jaguars entered at the time of writing.
Fords are well represented too, with a low-mileage Sierra Azura run-out model from 1993 joined by a basic Mk4 Escort 1.4L and a late Mk6 saloon, though the hotter side of things is taken care of by a 1975 Mk2 Escort 1600 Sport and a 1991 Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4×4, which is estimated at an alluring £17,000-£18,000. Other performance models, meanwhile, include a 1985 VW Golf GTI, a 1993 Golf VR6 and a 1989 Peugeot 205 GTI that could sell for £15,000.
With oddballs such a Jaguar Mk2-mimicking Mitsuoka Viewt (based on a Nissan Micra) and projects that include a round-wheelarch MG Midget, a TVR Taimar and an Opel Manta GTE, there’s surely something to tick everyone’s box. For the full catalogue, head to the SWVA website at: swva.co.uk.