Friday, 12 August 2022

‘Everyman’ classics go under the hammer

A record total of 164 “everyman” classics goes to auction this weekend, writes Nigel Wigmore.

A record total of 164 “everyman” classics goes to auction this weekend, writes Nigel Wigmore.

They will be auctioned by Classic Car Auctions at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in Leamington Spa tomorrow (Saturday), making it the auction house’s biggest sale to date.

The huge selection of cars on offer includes everything from low-mileage time-warp classics to excellent value performance cars from the likes of Porsche and Ferrari, barn-find restoration projects, and some unusual, rare vehicles to appeal to car collectors of all tastes and budgets.

Among the headline cars on offer on the day is a rare 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Supersport SSE Cabriolet — perfect for summer.

Only 18 right-hand drive Supersport Cabriolet examples were ever made, making this a special opportunity to acquire a stunning and highly collectible Porsche. The car will be offered with a sale estimate of £35,000 to £40,000.

Porsche fans will also have the opportunity to purchase an impressive UK right-hand drive, manual 2006 911 (997) 3.6 Turbo with an estimate of £28,000 to £32,000.

• The Vauxhall Corsa has powered into the list of the nation’s fastest-selling cars, taking just 12 days to find a buyer to be the fastest off the UK’s forecourts in May.

The hatchback has proved popular as a city runabout, learner school wheels and first-choice car for a generation of drivers newly-qualified to drive.

Not only is the car the fastest off the UK’s forecourts but it’s also the quickest to sell in the North East — plus it ranks in the top 10 cars to find buyers in the shortest amount of time in seven other regions.

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