For those of us still looking for the ideal last minute Christmas present, help is at hand. The excellent people down at Classic Car Auctions’ have shared with MotorMartin details of their final sale of the year, which takes place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre just outside Leamington Spa, this Saturday 5th December where 103 amazing cars will be going under the hammer. It’s one of CCA’s best catalogues yet, including rare and exciting classic cars and modern sports cars, as well as celebrity owned examples.
Highlights of the sale include a very special 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible, estimated at between £25,000 and £30,000, currently owned by legendary British actor and Game of Thrones star Charles Dance. The beautiful Mustang has been owned by Charles since 2002 and a full restoration was completed in August.
A 2007 Range Rover Sport, exclusively designed and first owned by David Beckham, is estimated at between £23,000 and £25,000. With every optional extra conceivable included, there is also a plaque bearing the moniker “Designed for David Beckham”, as well as the Beckham name embroidered into the floor mats.
For Ferrari fans there is a beautiful manual 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider, reading just 34,285kms and estimated at between £40,000 and £45,000. This pampered example is one of only 1,090 348 Spiders produced and is presented in the superb colour combination of Rosso Corsa with a Nero leather interior.
A very rare 1978 Saab 96L Souvenir V4, the very last made for the UK market, will be going under the hammer with an estimate of between £15,000 and £20,000. This important Saab has covered a mere 3,010 miles from new in total.
Other low-mileage classics joining the Saab at the auction include a barn find 1980 MGB, with just one registered keeper and showing just 181 miles from new offered at no reserve. Also offered is a fantastically original 1977 Mini Clubman that has covered just 8,703 miles. Originally sold on 14th October 1977, the car was resold on 28th April 1978 to a friend of the original owner. Garaged in 1985 when she stopped driving, the car was put away and never used again. It’s now going under the hammer with an estimate of between £7,000 and £9,000.
An extremely rare 1962 Chevrolet Nova Convertible, supplied with its original bill of sale, is offered at no reserve. The car is in amazingly well-preserved condition and the vendor believes this car to be probably one of very few Nova Generation 1 Convertibles remaining in the whole of Europe.
Commenting on the sale this weekend, CCA general manager, Guy Lees-Milne, said: “We have a fantastic selection of classic and modern cars on offer in our final sale of the year, many with fascinating histories and provenance. Cars like this always prove in high demand at auction and therefore we expect a lot of interest. It’s definitely one of our best catalogues yet and should be a great way to end our first year of classic car auctions.”
It’s been suggested to MotorMartin that those not able to attend the sale in person this weekend can register to bid online or by phone, or by leaving a commission bid with CCA before the sale.
You can view the full list of cars on offer or find out more about CCA’s Christmas Sale here http://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-december-2015-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all. MotorMartin can certainly recommend having a look at the website and thinking about how much money can be raised by the selling off of family members and unused limbs. Some of the cars in the sale are just superb!
Where will you go?