Eclectic 70-car CCA lot list to star in June sale
Budget and premium convertibles will feature alongside a Lamborghini Countach ‘Evocation’ and a rare third-generation Saab Sonett
A Mercedes 230SL ‘Pagoda’, Lamborghini Countach replica and Saab Sonett will star among an eclectic, cabriolet-dominated lot list in Classic Car Auctions’ June Sale.
More than 70 cars are already consigned for the auction, which will be held at the Warwickshire Event Centre on June 2.
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With a pre-sale estimate topping out at £50,000, a 1967 Mercedes 230SL ‘Pagoda’ stands as the most valuable car so far. It’s a rare right-hand-drive, five-speed manual, and has covered 114,000 miles in its 50-year life. It heads to auction after four years with its most recent owner and is accompanied by a partial service history. A ‘recent refresh’, with much of the work carried out by a marque specialist, has left the SL ‘all in good order’ according to CCA’s vendor.
A 1991 Lamborghini Countach ‘Evocation’ holds less pedigree, but is expected to fetch between £25,000 and £30,000. Built by Mirage, its 3.5-litre V8 – donated by a Rover – transmits its power via a five-speed manual. Considered the best Countach replica, it was fully recommissioned in 2013 after a period in storage.
However, a genuine 1970s lot comes in the form of a bright orange Saab Sonett III. A rare third-generation example of the Swedish coupé, it has covered 67,000 miles and is listed as being ‘in remarkable unrestored condition’. As a later car, it is equipped with the 65bhp, 1.7-litre Ford V4 that takes it onto 103mph. It has had only three owners from new, the first two being in Sweden before its current UK owner purchased it in 2015.
‘The long-awaited months of summer motoring are just around the corner, and there’s a convertible for every taste at the June Sale,’ said Gary Dunne, auctions manager of Classic Car Auctions. ‘We always have a wide range of classics in CCA, everything from a tiny Japanese sports car to a giant American muscle car. We expect great weather on auction day, too!’
Other notable lots include a 1965 Ford Galaxie two-door hardtop. Following a £12,000 restoration that ended in 2016, the 5.8-litre automatic could reach £20,000. A healthy contingent of French cars is headed by a 32,000-mile 1989 Peugeot 205 CTI 1.6 – coming from a 27-year spell with its most recent owner – a sub-25,000-mile 304 Cabriolet – one of 636 UK-supplied, right-hand-drive cars – and a fully restored 1954 ‘ripple bonnet’ Citroen 2CV. Both Peugeots are listed for £6000 to £8000, while the 2CV could go as high as £12,000.
A manual BMW Z3M coupé and a 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i that’s covered only 8000 miles in its one-owner history are both estimated to sell in the region of £30,000.
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