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Little Classics News: 15 April 2015

Project Classics Score Big for Anglia Car Auctions

1965 Jaguar E-Type barn find

A desire for project and pristine rarities scored the biggest bids at Anglia Car Auctions’ Easter Classic Sale, which resulted in the auction house’s highest sale percentage at 88% with over £1.4million of sales.

Of the project cars on offer, the 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 OTS (top) barn find sold for £39,370, while the 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster and 1958 XK150 (below) fixed head, both needing attention, sold for £33,600 and £26,512 respectively.

1958 XK150

The 1966 Sunbeam Tiger 4.2 (below) project sailed past its estimate to achieve £24,150, and the 1964 Triumph TR4 barn find finally sold for £18,375 after a flurry of phone bidders tried to secure the win. A 1973 Datsun 240Z sold for more than double its estimate at £8,400 including premium.

Of the pristine models, the 1973 E-Type Roadster V12 Auto saw the hammer down at £57,750 including premium, while the 1985 Porsche 930 Turbo sold for £10,000 more than its estimate at £55,125.

1966 Sunbeam Tiger 4.2

The two Alfa Romeos from the same home, the Giulietta and the Montreal, sold for £27,562 and £39,900 respectively, while the 1950 Bristol 401 sold at £24,150.

The two low-mileage Minis garnered much interest, with the black 18-miler selling at £14,910 and the red 137-miler at £15,225.

A round of applause was given when the immaculate 1953 Jowett Jupiter (below) eventually reached £25,200. The bidding on the Jupiter initially slowed down at around £15,000 but then a telephone bidder kicked in and off the bidding raced again.

1953 Jowett Jupiter

Amongst the other bargains to be had was a lot that was all about raising money for charity. A 1972 Triumph Stag (below) Auto made £10,290 with 100% of the proceeds including commission and premium donated to cancer charities.

ACA Proprietor Lyn George said: “The Easter holiday did not hinder the attendance at our sale on Saturday and already, even before finalising outstanding provisional bids, we have recorded our highest sale rate to date.

1972 Triumph Stag

Anglia Car Auctions’ next classic car sale takes place on Saturday 13h June.


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