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
A genuine SO42 Westfalia Split Screen Camper, the only conversion that could be ordered from the Wolfsburg factory. This model is highly sought after, particularly with it being the rarer walk through model with the turret pop top. It is super clean and thoroughly decked out. The body panels are remarkably straight and very nice and still posses all of the original doors, decklid, hatch, apron and
Spectacular condition Just released from over a decade of long-term ownership Previous Ferrari collector ownership Only 26,679 actual miles! Matching numbers 320hp Colombo V12 engine Documented by noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini Previously shown at the Concorso Italiano and the Ferrari Club of America Concours d’Elegance Sold new through Luigi Chinetti Motors (the fir
1967 Triumph Spitfire Mk3 - "Bertie" Fully restored by myself in 1989 and has been part of the family ever since. Kept in dry storage since its restoration and never taken out in the rain. The car had a fully reconditioned engine fitted last year and runs with no problems, starts first time, every time. The car is in need of some cosmetic interior/exterior work and would make a perfect, simple,
Jaguar E-type S1 FHC 4.2 1967 One of the greatest sports cars , Jaguars E-type made immediate headlines on its launch in 1961, The sleek and beautiful 150 mph car with a competition pedigree that could be bought for almost half the cost of an Aston Martin or Ferrari, The 4.2-Litre engine was introduced on the series one in October 1964, in addition to a more user friendly all synchromesh gear b