Warwickshire car auction company ends year on a high

Photo shows: 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster
530 – 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster

It’s been a fantastic end to the year for Classic Car Auctions as it achieved a sale rate of 70 per cent and £1.26 million in sales with Jaguar E-Types starring alongside a Datsun 240Z Rally.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions Manager, said: “We had a cracking auction on Saturday, a huge thank you to all our vendors and buyers for making this such a success. We had great cars on offer and this was reflected in our final figures. In what has been a tricky market we have excelled. Great way to end the year.”

Classic Car Auctions, based at Ashorne in Warwickshire, have always done well with E-Types and achieved some very respectable results. This weekend’s sale was no different with two stunning examples and a project on offer, including a beautifully restored 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster selling for £82,140 and another fully restored 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHC sold for £74,370.

Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show was a 1971 Datsun 240Z Rally, a replica built and used on the 2012 London to Cape Town Rally. It smashed past the £30,000 barrier and the bidder in the room secured the car for £37,185 and a huge round of applause.

Classic Car Auctions has also done well this year with Rover P5Bs, with four offered and selling including a 1972 Rover 3.5 Coupe P5B with 53,748 warranted miles. With a well-preserved interior, detailed service history and low mileage all contributing to a final sale price of £32,190 making it the second best-selling P5B this year.

Gary added: “At this point, we now break up for Christmas, I would like to thank everyone for supporting our auctions and consigning their pride and joy with us. We will be back next year with four auctions, the first being the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC followed by three more at the Warwickshire Event Centre. There will also be our Cars, Coffee and Consignment events at the British Motor Museum and we are now taking appointments for those interested in consigning their car to come and chat with our experts.”

Classic Car Auctions are now taking entries for their sale on the 28th and 29th March at the NEC in Birmingham.