We bring you the roundup from Mathewsons February 2020 sale as around 200 classics were up for sale, with a focus on the 1950s to 1970s.
The February 8 auction saw around 200 classic cars go under the hammer at Mathewsons. While most were firmly in the 1950s-1970s camp, there were a couple of early motoring gems and the usual modern classics that the experts have tipped to be the next big thing. Those with smaller budgets were still able to get their hands behind the wheel of some great cars, like the 1984 Nissan Sunny for £825 or the 1977 Vauxhall Viva for £2311. Plenty others in this price range offered a similar level of usable classic motoring. The usual suspects by Morris, Austin and Rover were snapped up enthusiastically, such as the 1961 Rover P4 that took £7740, not far off the £8923 1949 Rover P3 75, or the variety of Morris Minors from £1550 to £10,965, while a lovely 1968 Austin 1100 in black fetched £3978.
Making up the rest of the selection were plenty more cars that are worth looking through the catalogue for specifics. A few cars that caught our eye but didn’t quite make it in our selection below include a 1974 VW Beetle convertible, sold for £6719, a 2003 Renault Avantime that went for only £2150, a 1973 Lotus Elan +2S restoration project that sold for £5644, and a 1984 Vauxhall Nova rally car, basically ready to go and off to a new owner for £5053. Visit www.mathewsons.co.uk or www.glenmarch.com for more details on this or future auctions.
This 1948 Plymouth Business Coupe with some choice upgrades including a 5-litre V8 took £2500 over upper estimate and sold for £15,319.
Showing that the square era of Volvos is a place for rising values, this exceptionally well-maintained example of a 1989 Volvo 740 GLE with 112,000 miles on the clock sold for £3763.
In different shades of brown, Walnut, Solar Golf, and tan velour to be exact, this late Chevette exceeded its estimates and sold for £4730.
Maybe the best example left, this one owner, 55,000-mile 1993 Toyota Liteace sold for an impressive £5053.
This 1953 MG TD looked reasonably solid but having had filler and work done to the wooden frame before it was laid up in 1980 it will need a thorough going over by its new owner. It sold for £8331.
A real honest car in excellent condition, this 1933 Austin Seven Box had almost everything the Seven enthusiast could want, down to the original running board covers. No wonder it sold at the top end of its estimate at £4515.
One of two Sunbeam-Talbot 90 models that sold for less than £3000, this cheaper of the two sold for £2473. This one was still in great condition and came with invoices for recent works.
This lovely French vintage 1908 Chenard et Walcker Roadster was equipped with its period correct lamps and brass fittings, winning an offer of £16,394 to sell at auction.
A real rarity in this condition, this 1979 Morris Marina coupe came with stacks of paperwork and precious few miles behind it. Estimated at under £4000, it caught the attention of bidders and went up to a final figure of £5913.