CCA reports an 80 percent sale rate at its 160-car June auction, with continued interest in 1990s classics.
Classic Car Auctions has announced sales of 80 percent for its June sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, with the continued interest in the modern classic end of the market.
The auction house offered 160 cars, and one of the most popular cars of the day was a manual 1991 Honda NSX, which sold above estimate at £41,250. A 1990 Lancia Delta Integrale 16v sold for a strong £19,800, while a 2010 Ford Focus RS achieved a price of £31,900.
That’s not to say more traditional classics weren’t in demand. Top sellers included a 1971 Series III Jaguar E-Type, a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 and a 1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SL Pagoda. Their significance was reflected in the sales prices: the E-Type sold for £68,200 and the big Healey £60,500. The 280SL, with its Riviera cachet, attracted brisk bidding on the ‘phones and eventually sold for £62,700, almost £13,000 over its lower estimate. A 1978 Daimler Sovereign, with only 400 miles on the clock (thanks to years in a museum) sold for £36,250, which was £11,000 more than its lower estimate.
Established classic marques continued to attract the most serious attention with Mercedes-Benz cars achieving a 94 per cent sale rate, led by a 280SL Pagoda and the ever popular 190E Cosworth, an example of which went for £15,950, almost £6000 above its lower estimate.
BMWs also proved popular with 75 percent selling on the day with a 1982 635 CSi selling for £9000 above its estimate. An E36 M3 EVO convertible, first registered in 1997 also exceeded its estimate, selling £6000 more than its estimate and fetching £12,980.
While the Porsche, BMW and Mercedes machines proved exceptionally popular, it was a replica Lamborghini Countach that stole the show when an intense two-way bidding war broke out over Dave Shorts’ example. The car eventually sold for £50,050 – more than £30,000 over its original estimate.
CCA sales manager Gary Dunne commented: ‘I can’t tell you how happy we are with the results of our June Sale… We managed to pack out the sale room to the point it was standing room only and with around 80 percent of lots selling it was a great result for our vendors. I want to thank all of our vendors and buyers for their support, and look forward to seeing them all at our next sale in September.’