Morris Leslie Scottish Classic Car Auction preview
Spring sale to feature classics from around the globe, including a French 1923 Amilcar, a 1975 Ford Granada recently imported from South Africa and this 1969 Capri
Scotland’s next classic car sale is set to take place on Saturday April 28, when Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions sets up show at the historic Errol Airfield in Perthshire. More than 60 vehicles, including vintage cars from the roaring 1920s through to future classics, are all due to go under the hammer at Scotland’s largest motoring auction house.
Here are our favourite three listings:
1923 Amilcar Type C4 Skiff
One of the more striking vehicles at the Morris Leslie spring auction also happens to be the oldest offering: a beautifully restored 1923 Amilcar Type C4 Skiff. The C4 light sports car was manufactured between 1922-1929 and proved remarkably popular with the pre-war public, who enjoyed its stylish looks, low running costs and wide selection of variants. Affectionately known as ‘the poor man’s Bugatti’, the Amilcar was a fashionable choice thanks to its Grand Prix two-seater styling. The Skiff was a toned-down derivative of the range-topping Torpedo.
This particular C4 once formed part of the famous Karl Ritter Museum Collection in Austria, before arriving in the UK where it now resides. It comes complete with a current V5. With its brown, aluminium and mahogany ‘butterfly wing’ coachwork and luxurious leather-trimmed seats, this rare French car still looks as elegant as it did when it was built 95 years ago. It has been well cared for throughout its life, and now seeks an enthusiastic owner who revels in the glamour of 1920s motoring.
1975 Ford Granada 3000 XL Coupé
Ford launched the Granada in 1972 to replace the Zephyr and Zodiac. The same year, the model was introduced in South Africa, from where this 1975 Daytona Yellow 3000 XL was imported into Britain in 2017. It’s now fully UK registered with a current MoT, and has an unconfirmed odometer reading of 69,373km, which equates to approximately 43,000 miles.
This automatic two-door Coupé is mainly original and still retains its period-correct chrome hubcaps. It’s powered by a 138bhp 3-litre V6, and is expected to fetch up to £10,000.
1969 Ford Capri 1600 GT XL
Estimated to fetch up to £12,000 in the Morris Leslie auction, this 1969 Ford Capri 1600 GT XL was manufactured for export at Ford’s Halewood plant. The Capri was one of Ford’s most successful models, selling over 1.9 million units between 1968 and 1986. Mechanically based on the Cortina Mk2, the fastback coupé was considered the European equivalent of the Ford Mustang.
The Capri Mk1 is now a rare sight on our roads, and this example is finished in flawless gold paint and comes with an MoT until 2019. Stunning and in excellent condition, it’ll prove hard to resist!
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