'Car SOS' Audi Quattro sold at auction for cancer charity
An Audi Quattro featured in series three of 'Car SOS' with Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townsend has been auctioned off by CCA to raise money for charity
A 1984 Audi Quattro Turbo featured in Channel 4's Car SOS programme has been sold at auction to raise money for charity, crossing the Classic Car Auctions (CCA) block during their sale at the Wawrickshire Event Centre on September 15
Having undergone a full restoration during series three of the Car SOS TV show fronted by Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townsend, it was sold at auction, with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support and Mesothelioma UK as per the wishes of Quattro's late owner, Barry Hollamby. In total £20,350 was raised from the sale.
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Elsewhere in CCA's September lot list, a restored 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mark 1 topped the sales chart, selling for £85,800. The Interceptor had the longest bidding time of any lot, with the rare manual car, one of eight survivors from the 22 that were made, contributing the most to the £1.8 million total from the sale.
It wasn't the only British classic under high demand, as a 1962 Daimler Dart SP250 with a manual transmission also sold for £36,300. Three classic MGs, a restored 1933 J2 Midget which had been under the same owner since last century, a 1956 MGA Coupé and a 1979 MG B GT sold for £29,150, £12,650 and £12,320 respectively.
A left-hand drive 1993 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V Evo 2 finished in Monza Red with a virtually unmarked Beige Alacantra interior was one of the more exotic lots, and exceeded it's estimated price significantly to sell at £48,950.
One of the most anticipated cars of the sale was a rare 1996 BMW 850 CSI (E31), one of only 160 UK examples, and was bought for £50,600. It led a pack of BMWs, with a one in 50 1999 E36 M3 GT Evolution Individual selling for £26,400.
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