’71 E-type brings highest price at British CCA sale

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Actor's classic Mustang brings $50,349 at British auction | CCA photo
Actor’s classic Mustang brings $50,349 at British auction | CCA photo

While a 1971 Jaguar E-type Series II 2+2 topped the sales chart, two vehicles with celebrity ties were the highlights of Classic Car Auctions Christmas sale last weekend at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre near Leamington Spa, England.

The E-type went for £46,750 ($70,158) at an auction that had a 75 percent sell-through rate and did $1.155 million in total sales.

The featured celebrity cars were a 1967 Ford Mustang convertible owned by actor Charle Dance, who was at the auction and saw his car go for £33,550 ($50,349), and a 2007 Range Rover Sport custom-built for professional athlete David Beckham and sold for £31,350 ($47,047).

The Dance and Beckham cars sold for well more than their pre-auction estimated values, as did a 1971 Porsche 911T, a 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider, and even a 1975 Citroen DS23 Pallas.

CCA’s next sale, also at its Warwickshire Exhibition Centre home grounds, is March 19, 2016. The company specializes in vehicles in the £5,000 to £50,000 ($7,500 to $75,000) price range.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.