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.
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Now available in our Philly location is a 1967 Mustang GT Tribute. This is an original 390 V8 car originally produced with 4-speed manual transmission Automatic Convertible Top. The original engine was completely rebuilt at that time with new pistons, rings, cam, timing chain set etc. a new interior was done including seats, carpet and interior panel paint the original wood steering wheel remain