Taking place at its new permanent home, the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, just outside Leamington Spa, a very special 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible owned by legendary actor Charles Dance was successfully hammered away in a packed out auction hall for £33,550. Charles himself attended the sale to see his car sold for nearly £10,000 over its lower estimate.
The highest value lot of the sale, a 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Auto, sold for £46,750. The car had been beautifully restored over many years by the vendor whose hard work and dedication was clear to see.
Those after a modern classic were impressed by the 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider. The low mileage example was presented in the superb colour combination of Rosso Corsa with a Nero leather interior, had been lovingly cared for and sold for £42,625.
Commenting on the results, CCA general manager, Guy Lees-Milne, said: “I’m delighted that we have achieved such great prices for our vendors in what was one of our best catalogues of the year, and it’s great to see customers old and new extremely happy with their new cars.”
Porsches continue to prove in demand at auction. A great value 1971 Porsche 911T was sold for £29,920, more than £9,000 over its lower estimate and a fantastic looking 2006 Porsche Cayman S was sold for £15,180 after an intense bidding battle between buyers in the room.
For the quirky classic car collector an incredibly rare 1975 Citroen DS23 Pallas proved a hit, selling for £26,620, more than £8,000 over its lower estimate.
Another expertly restored car, a 1973 MGB Roadster presented in Old English White with a red roof and interior, was hammered away for £13,750, while a 1993 MG RV8, one of only two pre-production ex-factory cars, was sold for £17,270.
CCA is now inviting entries into its 2016 sales, which all take place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, with the next sale on March 19th. Specialising in ‘everyman’ classics valued at between approximately £5,000 and £50,000, those looking to sell a car are encouraged to get in touch soon.
You can view the full list of results by visiting Classic Car Auctions