While wandering recently through the cars available for bidding at the classic car auctions in Auburn, Indiana, we wondered when the Ford Maverick and Chevrolet Vega had become collectible.
Now from England comes word of a couple more examples of cars you might never have expected to see on auction dockets — a one-owner 1979 Ford Fiesta 1300S is being promoted as the star car for first-time collectors at ClassicCar Auctions’ September Sale taking place September 23 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.
The Fiesta, which was driven only 5,693 miles before going into storage 11 years ago, will be offered at no reserve, the auction company notes in its news release.
The car has a gold-shade of paint and brown chevron-design cloth interior.
Oh, and the car was, indeed, owned by an elderly lady who put it into storage when she gave up driving.
“The electrics and 1,299cc Kent engine are in good running order, requiring minimal work to be returned to the road,” the auction company notes.
“This sporty little classic Fiesta is the ideal ‘starter’ classic for new or virgin classic car buyers, as is the 1959 Ford 100E Prefect,” added Richard Greenhalgh, classic car specialist at CCA.
“Buying a classic car doesn’t have to be eye-wateringly expensive and this Fiesta will make for a fun project, as well as being great fun to drive!”
The ’59 Ford Prefect he mentioned is another no reserve offering at the sale. So are a 1989 BMW 325i SE, a 1964 Triumph Spitfire 4 Mk1, a 1991 Volkswagen Golf GTI MkII and a 1970 MG Midget racer.
“CCA is the perfect place to come for anyone interested in going into classic car ownership,” Greenhalgh added. “We have a huge variety of cars ranging from No Reserve up to £50,000 plus.”