1909 Leon Bollee
1909 Leon Bollee

From awesome Alfas to superb Saabs, the Anglia Car Auctions Classic sale on Saturday 25th January is a varied as ever with an impressive selection of project cars on offer.

Cars like a 1978 Alfasud, raced by former British Touring Car Champion Steve Soper, which is offered with some race history and has an estimate of between £1,000 and £2,000 so could make for an excellent historic racer.

Sticking with Alfa, a 1988 Spider is also up for grabs, again for restoration, with an estimate of just £500 to £600.

For those looking for something a little more up market, there’s a 1947 Bentley Mk VI in need of restoring that has been dry stored since 1993 and is offered with no reserve.

There’s plenty to choose from for BMW fans. First up, with an estimate of between £9,000 and £12,000 is a 1972 3.0 CSL. Its part prepped for competition and so features a triple carb conversion and a roll-cage.

It’s joined by a 1985 635 CSL which carries a very tempting estimate of £1,000 to £1,500 and is described as ‘requiring straight forward restoration’, and a 1991 BMW 316 Auto, which has covered just 76,000 miles, offered with no reserve and warranted mileage.

With interest in barn finds growing, there’s a rare 1955 BMW 501. The 501 launched in 1952 and was the first car to be produced by BMW following World War 2.

As well as the Beemer, January’s sale also includes a 1909 Leon Bollee. Leon Bollee was a French inventor and engineer who also turned his hand to car-making and his cars soon gained a strong reputation amongst the French public for their quality. This ultra-rare French car has been stored for over 40 years. Despite being stored for that long, it’s described as solid and its turns freely. This slice of French automotive history has an estimate of £18,000 to £20,000.

Also included in the sale is 1978 Saab 99 Turbo. The 99 Turbo launched in 1978 and is hugely sought after by Saab fans and this particular model has been dry stored since the mid-80s and has the makings of an excellent restoration project.

As well as project cars, the sale includes a healthy selection of road-ready classics. For starters, a trio of late ‘90s Minis, all taxed and MoT’d with estimates ranging from £2,800 to £4,700. They’re joined by an immaculate 1963 Riley Elf that has covered just 19,000 miles since new. It carries an estimate of £8,500 to £9000.

A 1949 Double Decker Bus, a 1981 Austin Allegro, a 1933 Morris Major owned by one family since new and around 150 other classics complete the line-up.

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