Icons from the 1980s lead biggest-ever one-day CCA auction
CCA held its biggest ever one-day sale, selling 115 ‘everyman’ classics with a total value of £1.53 million – including a one-owner from new 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i
Continuing the trend that demand remains strong for ‘everyday’ classics at the right price, Classic Car Auctions witnessed a record number of attendees fill the Warwickshire Event Centre’s hall, alongside representatives for dozens of online bidders, for its 'Everyman Classics' sale. Some were vying for the winning bid from Australia, Indonesia and the USA.
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Leading the pack of over 115 vehicles, a one-owner from new 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i presented in Diamond White with an unmarked cloth interior gave way to fierce competition. After a tense bidding war, the Escort beat its pre-sale estimate and sold for £46,200, including premium. That’s a cool £16k above the lower guide price!
Arguably one of the biggest 80s automotive icons, a 1988 Audi Quattro Turbo 10V was sold for £38,500; the first time this particular example has changed hands in 19 years.
Representing Mercedes-Benz, one of the last 1989 500SLs exchanged owners for £18,480, whereas a clean 1992 500 E Lorinser came in at £17,380.
It wasn’t all about high-end, tarmac beasts, however. More traditional classics also attracted high levels of bidding – including a special 1954 Citroën 2CV restoration project showcased at the Practical Classics Restoration Show in Birmingham, purchased by an Australian bidder for the sum of £10,340.
Perhaps the bargain of the sale, an original UK, right-hand drive 1991 Ferrari Mondial T 3.4 sold for only £32,120. That’s a lot of car for the money! Another bargain was to be found nestled in between the more unusual lots, a 1957 DKW Auto Union Schnellaster F89L Panel Van, the only example remaining in the UK, was bought for £11,550.
‘What a sale!’ commented Gary Dunne, sales manager, CCA. ‘We’ve worked incredibly hard to source the best ‘everyman’ classics around the country for our biggest ever one-day sale, which is a significant landmark for us.
‘I’m absolutely delighted with the result, the number of customers at the sale, and of course the interest from around the world.’
You can view the full list of auction results on the Classic Car Auctions website.
Classic Cars for Sale
Matching numbers Jaguar XK150, 3.4L straight 6 cylinders, original 4-speed manual transmission. The paint is in excellent condition. The body is straight, solid. The chrome on the car, including the front and rear bumpers, license plate light housing and emblems, all look incredible. The black canvas convertible top and boot are both brand new and in beautiful condition and compliment the paint o
This 1955 MGA Roadster is a true find. The car was entrusted to us by a lovely family who made us promise to only sell it to someone who will appreciate the car to the fullest. A good home so to speak. The overall condition is simply wonderful. Technically as well as optically in top condition. This MGA roadster was body of restored at the end of the nineties. The car was meticulously preserv
anno: 6 july 1966 chilometri: carrozzeria: sana molto bella no ruggine, tappeti in gomma nuovi.colore blu lancia originale.telaio 010684 omologata asi targa oro meccanica: motore perfetto originale 1216 ccgomme e freni nuovi condizioni: da uso immediato documenti regolari prezzo: 16500 info: first series engine 1216cc run very well no rust historic certificate,start and drive coinditions, al