Jensen Interceptor tops CCA sale in UK

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Jensen Interceptor sells at British auction for double its pre-sale estimate | CCA photo

Classic Car Auctions of England opted for quality over quantity for its September Sale and was rewarded this past weekend with a 75 percent sell-through rate.

“For this year’s September Sale, we limited the size of our catalog and the resulting high quality of the cars on offer has been clear to see,” Gary Dunne, auction manager, was quoted in a post-sale news release.

“It’s wonderful to see such a strong turn out and an auction hall full of bidders and enthusiasts.”

Overall, the auction posted £1.8 million (more than $2.36 million) in sales.

Topping the sale was a 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mk 1 with a manual gearbox that sold for £85,800 ($112,771), more than double its pre-sale estimate. The car was one of only eight surviving among the 22 produced in Anthracite with black leather interior.

Another strong sale was a restored 1962 Daimler Dart SP250 (B Spec), also with a manual and offered for the first time. It sold for  £36,300 ($47,711).

A 1984 Audi quattro Turbo was offered to support the Macmillan Cancer Support and Mesothelioma UK charity. It sold for £20,350 ($26,750).

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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.

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