Last weekend’s Anglia Car Auctions classic sale was another great success with almost £1million worth of vehicle sales and its biggest crowd of potential buyers to date. With 180 lots on offer, 73 per cent of the cars found new owners.
There was significant pre-sale interest in the Mercedes Benzs included in the sale and it was the German marque that enjoyed the most impressive results, with over £200,000 of sales coming from the Mercedes included in the sale. Top billing went to the immaculate 1971 280 SL, with only one owner from new, which sold for £75,600 including premium.
The left-hand drive 1956 190SL was runner-up behind its newer brother, selling for £52,500. ‘Our’ SL formerly owned BBC Radio Two breakfast host Chris Evans fetched £23,625.
The smallest lot in the auction, the Heinkel Trojan, had plenty of interest and fetched a whopping £12,810.
BMW sales ranged from the bargain £367.50 for the rare 316 Baur through to £35,175 for the 1974 2002 Turbo, more than £10,000 over its estimated price. Porsche was also well represented, with prices ranging from £5,250-£26,775 for the various 911s sold.
Away from the German manufacturers MGs sold well with no fewer than eight of the venerable sports cars finding new owners at the sale – a 1949 MG TC sold for £16,800 plus premium.
Sticking with the Brits, Rovers sold well at the sale, with a 1960 P4 100, fresh from the Peking to Paris rally fetching £6,195. At the other end of the scale a Rover 216 Vitesse, one of just three mkI Vitesses left on the road and the former personal transport of the Managing director of Powertrain at Longbridge went for a steal at £945.
Austin and Morris were both well represented, with everything from a 1937 Big 7 Saloon (£2,835) to a Mini Cooper S (£13,125) representing the Birmingham-based manufacturer. A Morris Minor project car at £577.50 was one of the most affordable cars sold, while a 1971 Morris Minor van looked good at a whisper over £6000.
A pair of Cadillacs led the way for American cars with a 1972 Eldorado Convertible fetching £4,305. It was joined by a 1965 silver De Ville that sold for an outstanding £14,175. Cadillac’s GM stablemate Chevrolet was represented by a 1969 example of the legendary Camaro, which sold for an impressive £19,950. A 1967 black Mustang was the sole American Ford in the sale, reaching £8,505 when the hammer fell. A GMC Apache Fleetside pick-up truck rounded off the entries from Detroit, selling for £11,025.
In total, around 73% of the lots included in the auction were sold, meaning over 130 classic at a combined value of £917,862 found buyers. An additional 20 lots are currently under provisional offers.
The next Anglia Car Auctions Classic Sale is scheduled for Saturday 25h January 2014. Entry fees are just £50 plus VAT with a buyers/sellers fee of five per cent. Entries are now being accepted. Please call 01553 771881 or email at email@example.com
The full results for the auction and more information on Anglia Car Auctions can be found here.