British marques will feature heavily when South Western Vehicle Auctions puts around 70 cars under the hammer during its final classic auction of 2022.
SWVA’s fourth and final classic car auction of 2022 will take place on October 28, with another varied consignment of vehicles set to be offered. The sale itself will once again be held behind closed doors, but viewing appointments are available during the weekdays beforehand at the firm’s Poole headquarters.
As usual, the first cars to cross the block will be offered with no reserve, and there are some surprising inclusions. These include a 1951 Armstrong Siddeley limousine (one of only 122 long-wheelbase examples built) and a Sunbeam-Talbot 90 from 1955 in need of some restoration work. Meanwhile, a ’55 MG TF imported from California looks like a superb project ahead of the winter, while a 1978 MGB GT offers a similar opportunity for those looking for a tin-top.
The MG selection continues with an earlier GT in Black Tulip, a 1972 ’B roadster, a modern TF from 2005, a 1965 Midget and a 1961 MGA that carries an alluring £14,000-£15,000 guide price. These are joined by a late Triumph TR7 Convertible, while pre-war Brits include a 1934 Austin Seven Opal estimated at a mere £2000-£3000 and a 1935 Morris Eight Saloon that remarkably has only had two owners from new.
Minis are popular too, with a 1995 Mayfair bookended by a 1959 example imported from Portugal and one of the final Cooper 500 cars. For those preferring their saloons a little larger, a 1954 Jaguar ‘Mk1’ 2.4 is joined by a 2001 XJR and a Daimler 250 V8, while those looking for a Rover will have the choice between a P4 in 95 guise, two V8-powered P6s and a beautiful P5 in 3 Litre Coupe form. Crossing over to Germany, a 1971 BMW 1600-2 and a 1989 E30 325i SE join an E34-generation 520i SE from 1995 that’s expected to sell for under £2000, while a five-cylinder Mercedes 190E 2.5D in excellent condition looks set to attract lots of interest.
Elsewhere, you’ll also find two Reliant Scimitar GTEs, a similarly roomy and very charming Triumph Herald Estate, a pair of Japanese two-seaters in the shape of a Mk1 Mazda MX-5 and a Mk2 Toyota MR2, an Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite and even a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser diesel. For the full catalogue, see swva.co.uk.