A hugely diverse catalogue led to a very successful final classic car auction of the year for ACA on November 5-6, with a host of estimate-beating entries. 

With a fascinating catalogue including a huge range of vehicles, memorabilia items and even 68 original artworks from Chris Rea, Anglia Car Auctions’ classic sale on November 5-6 was certainly a diverse one. It was remarkably successful, too – over 86 per cent of the cars had sold as we went to press, totalling 211 out of 245 entered.

Those looking for a particular marque or model had plenty of choice here. For instance, there were three Daimler V8 250s; all three sold, with a particularly nice 1969 example making £19,170. No fewer than 17 Jaguars were also included, headlined by a couple of E-Types. A no-reserve 1968 roadster in need of light TLC sold for £59,400, closely followed by a 1971 Series 3 roadster that beat its estimate to sell for £58,850. Other stand-outs were a 1959 XK150 FHC project with a very sensible guide of £22,000-£26,000, which went on to sell for £28,080, and a lovely 1968 420G that comfortably beat its pre-sale prediction on its way to a final price of £15,552.

It was also a good day for those after a classic commercial. There were two Mini vans, one of which found a new home above estimate for £12,960, plus a Morris Minor 8cwt pick-up that beat its guide to sell for £11,664, and a closely related Austin 8cwt van that soared past its £8000-£10,000 estimate to make an impressive £15,120. In addition, buyers were also found for a smart Mk1 Ford Transit from 1967 and a Citroën Acadiane.

Continental classics also did well. The Acadiane was joined by a 1988 Citroën CX25 GTI Turbo that sold above its upper estimate for £9288, plus a 2001 Saxo VTR that made £6480. Adding an Italian feel, meanwhile, were several Alfa Romeos, most notably a 1975 Montreal project that sold above guide for £17,280.

Moving to Germany, a vast selection of Mercedes was headlined by a 1988 190E 2.6-16 Cosworth that comfortable beat its £20,000-£25,000 estimate to sell for £31,320, while a 1990 BMW 325i Touring offered with no reserve made £14,040. Others included an early Audi Quattro from 1981 at a guide-beating £25,380, plus a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport, which sold for £49,940 against a £30,000-£35,000 estimate.

ACA’s next sale takes place on January 28-29, and there are already some exciting lots in the pipeline. Head to angliacarauctions.co.uk for details.