American all-stars flying the flag at upcoming CCA auction
Classic Car Auctions is offering a trio of iconic American muscle cars during the upcoming Warwickshire sale on December 1 – check them out!
Classic Car Auctions is to fly the star-spangled banner for a trio of iconic American muscle cars to be offered during the next sale on December 1 at the Warwickshire Event Centre.
Leading the brigade is a 1955 Ford Thunderbird estimated at £28,000-32,000, boasting 4.8-litre V8 power mated to an automatic gearbox and churning out 198bhp.
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Finished in gleaming Raven Black with contrasting silver hard top and red interior, the T-bird was imported to the UK in 2014 before undergoing a bare metal respray. A new hood was installed and new white wall tyres were added, completing the classic Route 66 cruiser look with new interior trim and carpet.
“American cars are generally much bigger, brasher and louder than their European cousins”, says Richard Greenhalgh, classic car specialist at Classic Car Auctions.
“They’re always an exciting sight on UK roads due to their rarity, whether it be a classic Ford Mustang or a big shouty Corvette, wherever you go people see you and most definitely hear you coming from a long way off.”
Lurking as second in line, and estimated at £15-18k, is a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Finished in Pewter Silver with the factory correct Mach 1 graphics adorning the car along with a black interior, this prancing horse enjoyed a full, bare metal respray back in 2016. Powered by a 285bhp, 5.8-litre V8 engine, the Mustang has been fitted with a new fuel tank and fuel lines, along with uprated discs and springs.
“The American cars offer something you rarely find in European motors; fun. The power, the speed, the noise and the looks are all there for one reason, to put a smile on your face. The cars we have on offer at the December Sale all offer something different, the Corvette brings the speed, the Mustang brings the noise and the Thunderbird has looks to die for,” explained Greenhalgh.
One of the more interesting prospects at the sale is a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5 offered without reserve. Imported from Japan in 2016, this example of America’s finest moment is offered in Light Silver Metallic with a black leather interior.
Trumpeting a mere 55,296 miles on the odometer, this ‘Vette is equipped with a 5.7-litre LS1 V8 engine which churns out 345bhp and offers open roof motoring via a targa top.
After a prime slice of automotive Americana? Have a closer look at the auction listings here.
Classic Cars for Sale
This Eleanor Mustang GT500 features: Reccaro style bucket seats 429 Ford Big Block Engine 10 inch Disc Brakes Ford 9 inch Open Rear Differential FMX Medium Case Transmission 4 point harnesses Roll Bar Lecarre/Moto-Lita steering wheel New Flaming River Steering Box New Tie Rods Koni shocks Frame connectors Automatic Transmission New PS Engineering wheels New BF Goodrich tires Disc B
This very nice 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible V8 was just imported out of Sunny California. Overall condition is very good. No rust on undercarriage or body. The 4.7 V8 engine runs strong and smooth and the automatic gearbox shifts without problems. This 66 California blue plate has very nice paint. The red PONY interior has no serious wear and looks great. No missing switches or broken dials.
This beautiful 1977 Ford Bronco has spent the last few years as a weekend driver to the beach. The truck was originally purchased from California, and has only been used for light summer driving since. Featuring a 3-speed automatic gearbox, this truck is turn key and ready for the road. From factory, this vehicle came equipped with a Ford Windsor V-8 302 (5.0L) and is one of 14,546 Broncos produce