The latest of Mathewsons’ monthly classic car auctions took place at its Pickering base on June 1, and once again boasted a catalogue full of desirable classics. The consignments ranged from sub-£1000 bargains right through to luxury prewar machinery, but most notable was the wide choice of low-mileage ‘everyman’ classics.
As we’ve come to expect, the extensive catalogue for the next sale at ACA varies from traditional to modern classics with highlights including a selection of those once-common cars which have all but disappeared in recent years: a 1991 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 and 1983 Cavalier 1.6L, Mk2 Transit minibus and a superb Fiat Panda 4x4.
A crisp, sunny morning just east of Perth gradually turned grey and rainy outside, but this came to pass quite unnoticed as scores of people milled around the two main halls of cars at the Morris Leslie auction.
It’s very seldom you see the Type R variant of the Honda NSX go up for sale these days, let alone two. That makes the news of a pair heading to auction in Japan all the more remarkable, especially given that they’re probably the finest examples of the top-spec model anywhere in the world.
A Mercedes-Benz once owed and driven by a motor racing legend is to put under the hammer by H&H Auction at its Duxford auction on June 19. The 500 SL was ordered new by Sir Stirling Moss OBE, and will be sold with no reserve some 30 years later.
Silverstone Auctions put a wide range of vehicles under the hammer during its maiden visit to Heythrop Park on May 11. There were two sales on the day at the Oxfordshire venue; the Heythrop Classic Car Sale followed by a special auction of British marques.
John Pye’s April sale majored on ‘barn finds’ with the disposal of a small private collection and the catalogue for the online sale featured a small but interesting selection ranging from a 1914 Dennis fire engine to a 1972 Mercedes 250.
If there was any concern about the current state of the market, then it doesn’t seem to have spread to the South Coast. SWVA’s latest sale was once again a resounding success, as the Poole-based auctioneer put a full catalogue of 80 cars under the hammer.
The latest in H&H's online-only sales, the firm’s April 27 auction was a lesson in how to do it properly. Rather than an anonymous eBay-style platform, there’s a proper live feed with an auctioneer – in suit and tie, no less – fielding both online and phone bids, with all the drama of a live sale.
Although it doesn’t take place until Saturday May 18, Historics’ next sale at Mercedes-Benz World already has an impressive 102 entries. As we’ve come to expect from Historics, they’ll be plenty of variety amongst the consignments at the Weybridge venue, with everything from no-reserve lots to prized exotica.
Anglia Car Auctions’ second classic car sale of 2019 was another busy, well-attended affair, with over 230 cars going under the hammer along with several motorbikes and bicycles. At the time of writing, 72 per cent of the entries had sold, with several outstanding provisional bids to finalise.
A fine spring day in the Peak District saw a big catalogue of nearly 100 lots swiftly despatched by H&H in front of a busy audience with plenty of the lots unsold under the hammer quickly and efficiently converted to sales while the action was still in full swing.