‘Everyman classics’ auction by CCA set for Warwickshire, UK

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A fully restored MG TD is one of the featured sports car at auction | CCA photos

About 150 collector cars will cross the block August 3 during the CCA auction at the Warwickshire Event Centre in England.

The sale, presented by an auction company that calls itself “Specialists in Everyman Classics,” will be highlighted by four special sports cars, one from the US, two from the UK and one from Italy.

A 1963 Corvette Stingray roadster that has undergone a complete nut-and-bolt restoration, according to a CCA news release, imported to the UK from California in 2013, and sold with its original factory hardtop, has a pre-auction estimated value of £45,000 to £55,000 ($57,000 to $70,000).

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible

“This is a really lovely car and it also comes with the original wheels which have been fully refurbished, giving the prospective buyer a choice,” Simon Langsdale, classic car specialist for CCA, said in the release. “You could say this is a stunning best-of-breed car.”

A one-owner, 7,306-mile 1994 TVR Chimera produced in Blackpool, UK, and powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine, has an estimated value of £14,000 to £18,000 ($18,000 to $23,000).

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1994 TVR Chimera 4.0

“The Chimera is a fire-breathing, goat-bodied, lion-headed monster with the tail of a serpent,” specialist consigner Nick Bicknell said. “Everyone should have an interesting pet!”

From Oxford, England, comes a classic 1950 MG TD roadster in Cream with a red-leather interior that was twice restored, once in 1994 and again in 2005, the auction says, and has been driven just 2,983 miles since its last resto, now with an estimated value of £18,000 to £22,000 ($23,000 to $28,000).

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1992 Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato

The Italian sports car is a rare and sought-after 1992 Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato, styled by the famed Milanese design house and one of just 1,000 built, all of them in red with a gray roof and tan-leather interior.  This SZ was one of the last made and, after 11 years in storage, has been fully recommissioned with just 69,025 kilometers (42,890 miles) showing on its odometer.  The estimated value is £38,000 to £42,000 ($48,000 to $53,000).

For more information about the CCA sale, visit the auction website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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  1. The MG-TD did not come with wire wheels. For a MG-TD, the vehicle to be original should have steel wheels with a MG CHROME hubcap. The MG-TC and the MG-TF have wire wheels. The MG-TD shown has replica after market wire kit wheel.

  2. These all seem like steals, particularly the TVR. What ever happened to TVR, anyway? I remember seeing a white Chimera in LA some years back, and the TVR whatever model it was used in the movie "Swordfish" was stunning.
    Did TVR go under, or evolve into something else?
    The Alfa’s a nice period piece as well; use it as a bookend with an Audi Sport Quattro.

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