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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Recent Jaguar E-Type barn find has sold for above it's highest estimate, other cars like BMW's and Porsches also sold well.

  • Classic Car Auctions (CCA) achieved a 70 per cent sales rate and total sales of £1.4million in its September Sale on Saturday 24th September
  • One family owned for 40 years, 1972 Jaguar E-Type SIII V12 Roadster barn find sold for £61,050.
  • More than 500 registered to bid in the sale at The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.
More than 500 registered bidders joined Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday 24th September, snapping up 70 per cent of the classic cars on sale leading to total sales of £1.4million.
More than living up to its pre-sale interest, a 1972 Jaguar E-Type SIII V12 Roadster barn find, owned by the same family for 40 years, sold for an amazing £61,050, more than £20,000 over its upper estimate.
Another 70s sports car, a 1978 Datsun 260Z with just 8,285 miles from new, sold for £24,750 including premium, more than £6,000 over its lower estimate.
A quartet of BMW M3s all found new homes. After an intense bidding war, a 1988 BMW E30 M3 Evolution II sold for £48,400 including premium. The stunning and extremely rare right-hand drive example was highly sought after in the auction room. As was another rare M3, a 1999 BMW M3 Evolution Imola GT2 Special Edition, which sold to a buyer in the room for £20,350. A 1991 BMW E30 M3, sold for £41,250, more than £7,000 over its lower estimate, while a 1994 BMW E36 M3 3.0 sold for £11,440.
Speaking just after the sale, CCA general manager, Guy Lees-Milne, said: "This was one of our best catalogues yet. The auction hall was packed out once again and buyers clearly liked the selection, variety and value of cars we had on offer.”
Porsche fans were spoilt for choice with many fine examples on offer. A 1996 Porsche 911 993 Carrera, sold online with a winning bid of £28,600. Those after something a little different were clearly impressed by a very pretty 1966 Porsche 912 which sold for £31,680.
Collectors of older classic cars fought over a number of special examples. An original, right-hand drive 1946 MG TC Midget, sold after a long bidding war for £35,750, more than £13,000 over its lower estimate. A 1942 Willys Jeep, restored by the Wheeler Dealers boys, sold for an impressive £28,600.
CCA is now inviting entries into its final sale of the year, the December Sale which takes place once again at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre near Leamington Spa, on the 3rd of December.
Guy added: “If you missed out on the chance to sell your car with us at this sale then please get in touch with us to see how we could help you secure a great price for your classic.”