British icons lead CCA September sale

CCA are to offer an impressive array of British icons during their September sale at the Warwickshire Event Centre, September 15. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s up for grabs

An incredible collection of British classic cars is headed for auction during CCA’s September Sale at the Warwickshire Event Centre on September 15. From an immaculate 1968 Triumph TR5 to a rather fetching 1971 Jaguar E-type Series III V12 Roadster, this isn’t an event serious collectors should pass over.

One of the star attractions, a 1975 Bristol 411 Series 4, is estimated to fetch £28,000 – £32,000. Powered by a 6.5-litre Chrysler V8 and first registered on 1 March 1 1975, to the Bristol Cars and Tool Selection Company, this 411 boasts a full service history with Bristol Cars and specialist Spencer Lane Jones.

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The Bristol underwent a body-off restoration and repaint in 1991, whereas the engine was fully rebuilt at 110,000 miles, having a new Edelbrock carburettor fitted, the cooling system upgraded and the ignition system renewed. Finished in Black over Tidal Sand Gold with a Black Connolly hide leather interior, this Bristol is a very special and pampered car ripe for the taking.

One of the best Triumph TR5s on the market will also be offered during the September sale, following a painstaking rebuild on a brand new factory-spec chassis.

The six-cylinder 2.5-litre engine has been fully rebuilt, including a new head suitable for use with unleaded fuel, and a full tune-up to give maximum performance. Still not enough for you? The paintwork is fresh and a brand new mohair hood, alongside new wire wheels, are now fitted. The estimate for this British bruiser is between £50,000 and £60,000.

‘We have always had a particular talent for sports cars here in Britain,’ says Richard Greenhalgh, classic car specialist at CCA.

‘Despite the traditional British weather we have always had a love for the classic two-door convertible sports car, even going back before the war. The number of cars from Britain that have reached true classic status is staggering; we are lucky enough to offer many of them at our auctions. This selection from the September sale is certainly one of the best.’

Proving Richard’s point is one of four E-types in the sale, a 1971 Jaguar E-type Series III V12, originally leaving Jaguar’s Coventry production line as a coupé before being converted to roadster format by Leaping Cats Ltd.

Having undergone substantial restoration work in 1999, the big cat has been fastidiously cared for ever since; in fact, it’s covered only 1783 miles post rebuild. That’s less than 100 miles per year! Just enough to keep everything nicely oiled yet refrain from wear and tear. Estimates for this Jaguar reside around the £45,000 - £50,000 mark.

Rounding off an impressive preview is a 1933 MG J2 Midget, estimated at £20,000 to £25,000. The pre-war gem is offered from a 20-year ownership after a sympathetic restoration. The MG may have just 36bhp from its 847cc inline four-cylinder powerplant, but the British sports car will never fail to leave a smile on your face.

Finished in the traditional shade of British Racing Green with an interior showcasing well-earned patina, this could just be the ultimate pre-war roadster.

‘Traditional British craftsmanship has always been some of the best in the world. Our love of cars spreads from the fantastic city cars of Mini and Morris through the sports cars of MG and Triumph all the way up to the ostentatious luxury of Bentley and Rolls-Royce. There’s a reason our brands are known around the world and it’s a pleasure to offer this selection at the September sale,’ concluded Richard.

Find out more about the upcoming CCA sale here.

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