- 182 classics head to auction at CCA’s biggest ever one day sale
- Highlights include a Ferrari Mondial, Mercedes 230SL and a Austin Healey 3000
- The June Sale takes place on 2nd June at the Warwickshire Event Centre
A record 182 classic cars will head to auction on the 2nd June for Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) biggest ever one day sale at the Warwickshire Event Centre.
The sale features a wide range of ‘everyman’ classics, from a 2008 BMW M5 Touring estimated at £23,000 to £26,000 through to a 1969 Mini Cooper S MKII estimated at £20,000 to £25,000 as well as a 1985 Bitter SC 3.9, estimated at £22,000 to £26,000.
The highlight lot of the auction however is an exquisite 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL ‘Pagoda’ which has been treated to a recent refresh with a new wood veneer, roof lining, sun visors, doorcards, new dash and reupholstered seats. All of the work was carried out by a marque specialist and this gorgeous classic Mercedes comes with a presale estimate of £45,000 to £50,000.
“Our June Sale is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiasts to pick up an amazing ‘everyman’ classic just at the start of the summer,” says Gary Dunne, sales manager at CCA. “This auction is our biggest ever one day sale at 182 cars and the range of cars of offer is staggering. Whether a Land Rover or a Maserati, a Mini or a Hummer there’s something for everyone.”
Other significant cars in the sale include a pair of 1991 Ferrari Mondials, one in coupe form the other a cabriolet. The coupe model has been owned by a Ferrari Owners club member for the past 17 years and is estimated between £32,000 and £36,000. The Cabriolet has recently benefited from £4,000 of servicing at the hands of a Ferrari specialist and has an estimate of £38,000 to £42,000.
The highest estimated lot in the sale is a 1960 Austin Healey Alloy Bodied 3000 BT7 estimated at £50,000 to £60,000. The car is fitted with a Works spec engine which was rebuilt approximately 14,000 miles ago. The car is finished in the classic shade of Healey Ice Blue on Old English White and comes with a hardtop in a matching colour.
Another classic British roadster featured in the sale is a 1970 MGB Roadster which received a full bare shell restoration in Bronze Yellow and fitted with Overdrive, Rostyle wheels, a carpeted boot, and a Motolita wood-rim wheel. With 88,000 miles the MGB has an estimate of £8,000 to £10,000.
Jaguars in the 1960’s were the favoured car amongst the criminal underworld and a 1963 Jaguar Mark X estimated at £13,000 to £18,000 is reported to have been owned by East End gangsters the Kray Twins. Documentation including handbook and warranty card signed by Reg Kray suggest he purchased the car new in 1963.
There is also a selection of German classics in the sale including a fantastic 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa estimated at £35,000 to £40,000. The definitive sports car of the 80’s, this 911 Targa is finished in Guards Red and has a completely unmarked black leather interior. Another fantastic bahnstormer in the sale is a 1988 BMW M635 CSi estimated at £14,000 to £18,000, powered by the same 3.5 litre 6 cylinder engine that was fitted in the legendary M1. This M635 comes in the popular shade of Alpine White. Also a 1999 BMW Z3 Coupe featured at the June Sale comes in a lovely shade of Estoril Blue and has the amazing 3.2 litre straight six engine from the E36 M3 with 317bhp on tap. It’s estimated at £25,000 to £30,000.
To see the full line-up of classics available at the CCA June Sale visit: https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-june-2018-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all
Warwickshire Event Centre. The Fosse, Fosse Way, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa CV31 1XN, UK