The surprisingly mild mid-February weather drew plenty of bidders to Errol in Scotland for Morris Leslie’s first classic car auction of the year

Almost 60 cars found new homes at Morris Leslie’s latest sale, with plenty of variety among them.Modern classic prestige proved particularly popular – and affordable. A no-reserve Mercedes SLK200 Kompressor dating from 2001 looked like a bargain bit of summer fun when it sold for £650, and so did a 1992 C124 230CE, whose honest condition and no reserve resulted in a £850 sale. A 1997 Jaguar XJ8 sold for a mere £700, while a quirky and rare Mazda Xedos 9 found a new home for £1450. Next came a Bentley duo, the first being a 1989 Eight that sold for £3080, while a more modern 2004 Continental GT beat its lower estimate to sell for £10,320.

More traditional classics were snapped up too, such as a 1969 Morris Minor 1000 saloon that looked charmingly honest and beat its £750-£1250 estimate to sell for an impressive £1900. An example of the controversial Triumph Mayflower was next, with the 1952 example selling mid-estimate for £2650. Elsewhere, 1983 Land Rover Series 3 offered a more agricultural British classic experience for the respectable price of £8278.

As for Fords, a 1973 Ford Escort Mk1 1300 looked fantastic in Daytona Yellow and presented in seemingly tidy but original condition. Accordingly, it beat its lower estimate to sell for £18,275. Those after a more affordable Escort might’ve fancied a 1989 Mk4 1.6i Cabriolet, complete with RS Turbo bonnet and period correct aftermarket wheels. The low 60,000 miles and excellent condition saw it beat its £5500-£6250 estimate to sell for £6880.

Other convertibles also enjoyed a strong sale, unsurprising with spring on the way. A 1987 Jaguar XJ-SC in the rarer V12 guise sold for £8600, and a host of MGs found new homes too. A 1981-registered MGB LE roadster nudged past its £4000-£5000 estimate to sell for £5060, while a 2003 TF sold bang-on its lower estimate for a cheap and cheerful £1250 and a 1977 Midget 1500 beat its £2000-£2750 guide price to fetch £3190. In addition, a 1923 Daimler TB 6-21 Landaulette offered rare and prestigious open-top pre-war motoring for the sale price of £10,750.

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