David Beckham’s Range Rover leads bumper CCA sale
Footballer’s 4x4 stars among 160 vehicles at Classic Car Auctions’ largest event of the year, to take place at the NEC on March 24-25
Offering everything from ‘everyday’ classics to projects and celebrity vehicles, Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will hold its biggest sale of the year at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC near Birmingham. Star lots will include a 2007 supercharged Range Rover Sport previously owned by David Beckham OBE, which is predicted to sell for between £32k-£36k.
Holding an estimated total value in excess of £2.5 million, CCA’s 160-car catalogue holds the record as the auction house’s highest-value offering to date. The broad range covers 40 marques spanning almost a century, with the oldest lot dating from 1923 while the most contemporary vehicle hails from 2014.
Classic Car Auctions’ sales manager Gary Dunne said: ‘Where do I start! The CCA Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale has it all. We’re the biggest exhibitor at this year’s show, and our team has worked hard to be able to offer our best-ever selection of cars at this popular event.’
Certain classics have already attracted considerable attention, and are set to induce passionate bidding from collectors. Desirable models such as a rare BMW 2002 Tii with an estimate of only £8k-£10k, a Jensen Interceptor with a guide of £45k-£50k, and a Porsche 911 SC RS Homage (estimated at £36-£40k) have already set forums ablaze.
An incredibly low-mileage 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante is also set to take centre stage, estimated to fetch £55k-£66k.
Fast Fords are represented by no fewer than 25 models set to slide under the hammer. Fiesta enthusiasts have an opportunity to grab an incredibly smart 1983 XR2 MkI (estimated at £12k-£16k), while Escort aficionados can bid away on a ‘seriously quick’ 1979 RS2000 Custom (£24k-£28k). Looking for a Sierra? There should be something from that particular model family to suit nearly all budgets.
Those seeking the glamour of celebrity provenance can chose from a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL that was once the property of Sir Barry Gibb, or a 2007 supercharged Range Rover Sport previously owned by David Beckham OBE.
Too mainstream? There’s nothing to hold you back from bidding on the ex-Francis Rossi OBE 1995 BMW E38 750iL; a bargain at an estimated £7k-9k. Beckham’s Range Rover is predicted to sell for between £32k-£36k, whereas the Gibb Benz should fetch anywhere between £12k-£15k.
Meanwhile, mud-plugging fans will be interested in an extensively restored 1987 Land Rover 90 County Station Wagon that’s ready for a new home.
Fitting the theme of the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show itself, a host of project cars are available. These include a 1973 Ferrari 365 (est. £30k-35k) and an ‘almost completed’ 1988 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi Rally project car to be offered at no reserve.
‘As always we’re offering a very broad mix of cars in this auction, with a few surprises and unusual lots, too.’ concluded Gary. ‘However, what they all have in common is that they are cars to be driven and enjoyed. We encourage all show-goers to come and view the line-up, and enjoy the drama of the auction.’
For further information on all the lots at the CCA Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale, visit the official CCA website.. The event takes place from March 24-25.