The latest CCA sale on June 17 saw almost two million pounds’ worth of classics go under the hammer. Here are our highlights
The Classic Car Auctions (CCA) Summer Sale 2023 on June 17 comprised an impressive 183 lots ranging from three-wheelers to prestige brands. It proved to be a resounding success, too, with an excellent 88 per-cent sale rate generated a total of almost £2m.
Forming a major part of the catalogue was The Warwickshire Collection consisting of over 50 British and European classics, along with a selection of delightful children’s pedal cars. Amongst the stand-out lots came a 1957 Daimler Majestic, a 1971 Daimler Sovereign and a 1968 Daimler V8, all of which strongly exceeded their pre-sales estimates.
One of the major stars of the show was a screen-used Only Fools & Horses 1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III. Resplendent in its Trotters Independent Trading paint job, it was previously owned by the BBC’s John Mansfield, and is believed to be one of the original six Reliants from the popular 1980s TV sitcom. It was offered without reserve yet made nearly £20,000.
Fast Fords of the 1980s and 1990s continue to perform well at auction. A 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4×4 with only 55,000 miles on the clock was a super example of the legendary four-wheel drive performance saloon. It still sported its original stereo system with a period graphic equalizer, and sold for £39,375. Staying with Blue Ovals, a left-hand drive 1975 Ford Granada Coupe also did well, smashing its guide price of £1000–2000 to sell for £6188.
The sale also reflected to ever-increasing demand for Japanese modern classics, as evidenced by a JDM-spec 1993 Toyota Supra that was imported to the UK in 2006. It was estimated at £15,000–18,000, but went on to sell for £26,550. As for German prestige, we were impressed by a 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Sportline Convertible that was running but needing some recommissioning. Guided at £1000–2,000, it sold for £9900.
“We are delighted with our Summer Sale,” said CCA’s Gary Dunne. “I was one of our largest ever one-day sales. There was a great vibe in the sales room on all three days and with 56 per cent of the winning bids coming from the floor it shows the strength of our live in-person auctions.”
CCA is now inviting entries for its monthly online sales and next physical sale, which will take place September 30 back at the Warwickshire Events Centre. To view full results from the Summer Sale and to keep up-to-date on future CCA auctions, visit classiccarauctions.co.uk