Everyman’s classics is the theme for the docket for Classic Car Auctions’ sale Saturday at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in England, where 164 vehicles will be up for bidding.
Everyman’s classics is the theme for the docket for Classic Car Auctions’ sale Saturday at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in England, where a CCA-record 164 vehicles will be up for bidding.
The vehicles range from what CCA calls “low mileage, time-warp classics” to “excellent value performance cars,” and from barn-found restoration projects to “unusual, rare vehicles to appeal to car collectors of all tastes and budgets.”
Among the most unusual of those vehicles is a 1978 Toyota Lite Ace Day van believed to be the only one in the United Kingdom. CCA has assigned a pre-auction estimated value of £6,000 to £8,000 ($8,500 to $11,400).
Headline vehicles include a 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Supersport SSE cabriolet that is one of only 18 such vehicles made with right-hand drive, pre-sale valued at £35,000 to £40,000 ($50,000 to $57,000). Another Porsche on the docket is a right-driven, manually shifted 2006 911 3.6 Turbo, which carries a pre-sale estimate of £28,000 to £32,000 ($40,000 to $45,500).
Coming out of storage after 20 years is a 1990 John Cooper Special Mini with only 292 miles on its odometer and a pre-sale estimate of £12,000 to £14,000 ($17,000 to $20,000).
According to CCA, another car figuring to draw attention is a 1979 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia with less than 4,000 miles since new and a pre-sale estimate of £9,000 to £11,000 ($12,800 to $15,600).
“Due to high demand the June Sale will be the biggest sale we’ve ever held,” Guy Lees-Milne, CCA general manager, said in a news release. “We’re expecting a big crowd on the day and we look forward to finding happy new homes for this collection of very special cars.”