MotorMartin loves a car auction as regular readers will already know, and if that auction also involves classic cars, that’s certainly going to create a buzz of excitement over at MotorMartin Towers. For this very reason, MotorMartin previewed the latest Classic Car Auctions sale in an article last month (which can be read here) and has been waiting to find out what some of the amazing lots sold for ever since.
News then arrived yesterday that more than 500 registered bidders had joined Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday 24th September, snapping up 70 per cent of the classic cars on sale leading to total sales of £1.4million. Incredible.
More than living up to its pre-sale interest, a 1972 Jaguar E-Type SIII V12 Roadster barn find, owned by the same family for 40 years, sold for an amazing £61,050, more than £20,000 over its upper estimate and once restored, will surely be worth considerably more
Unsurprisingly, another 70s sports car, a 1978 Datsun 260Z with just 8,285 miles from new, sold for £24,750 including premium, more than £6,000 over its lower estimate.
For fans of a particular blue and white circular badge, a quartet of BMW M3s all found new homes. After an intense bidding war, a 1988 BMW E30 M3 Evolution II sold for £48,400 including premium. The stunning and extremely rare right-hand drive example was highly sought after in the auction room. As was another rare M3, a 1999 BMW M3 Evolution Imola GT2 Special Edition, which sold to a buyer in the room for £20,350. A 1991 BMW E30 M3, sold for £41,250, more than £7,000 over its lower estimate, while a 1994 BMW E36 M3 3.0 sold for £11,440.
Speaking just after the sale, CCA general manager, Guy Lees-Milne, shared with MotorMartin that: “This was one of our best catalogues yet. The auction hall was packed out once again and buyers clearly liked the selection, variety and value of cars we had on offer.”
And it wasn’t just BMW fans that had all the fun as Porsche aficionados were also spoilt for choice with many fine examples on offer. A 1996 Porsche 911 993 Carrera, sold online with a winning bid of £28,600. Those after something a little different were clearly impressed by a very pretty 1966 Porsche 912 which sold for £31,680.
Collectors of older classic cars fought over a number of special examples. An original, right-hand drive 1946 MG TC Midget, sold after a long bidding war for £35,750, more than £13,000 over its lower estimate. A 1942 Willys Jeep, restored by the Wheeler Dealers boys, sold for an impressive £28,600.
CCA have informed MotorMartin that they are now inviting entries into their final sale of the year, the December Sale which takes place once again at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre near Leamington Spa, on the 3rd of December.
Guy added: “If you missed out on the chance to sell your car with us at this sale then please get in touch with us to see how we could help you secure a great price for your classic.”
You can view the full results from CCA’s September Sale below and MotorMartin certainly recommends that you do http://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-september-2016-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all.
Where will you go?