Monday, 14 October 2019



1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy ‘long nose’ sold for €2,875,000 (US$3,174,033)

A highly-desirable 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy ‘long nose’ was the top lot, selling for a total of €2,875,000 (US$3,174,033),in today’s Bonhams Zoute Sale, at the 10th edition of the Zoute Grand Prix, leading a pack of FIVE Ferraris dominating the top ten lots of the sale which realised a total of more than €10,600,000 (US$11,700,000) – setting a record for the auction house at Zoute. 

One of only 60 ‘long-nose’ examples produced with an alloy body, the 275 GTB, finished in ‘rosso Chiaro’ with blue interior, was previously owned for some 10 years by Gregory Noblet, son of Ferrari privateer driver and ‘gentleman racer’ Pierre Noblet, who, together with Jean Guichet, was on the podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1962 (3rd) and 1963 (2nd) in a 250 GTO.

Noblet Junior enjoyed similar success with the 275 GTB in historic racing motorsports events, picking up various podium finishes in the Biennial Le Mans Classic. The car also led the 50thanniversary 250 GTO Tour, the only 275 GTB to be invited to this celebrated event. 

Today's buyer, who was present in the packed saleroom, fought a hard-won bidding battle for the Ferrari – his second of the afternoon, having earlier, by contrast, successfully bid for a Citroen 2CV Sahara!

Meanwhile a younger ‘sibling’ from the Maranello stable, a 2004 Ferrari Enzo sold to a European bidder in the room for €1,506,500 (and subject to EU import taxes) taking the second spot in the collector’s motor cars auction. The pristine example of only 400 ‘instant classic supercars’ had covered fewer than 27,000 kilometres from new.

The three other modern Maranello marvels which featured in the top ten of today’s sale were: 

  • 1989 F40 Berlinetta, which sold for €920,000.
  • 2016 F12tdf, delivered new to Belgium, which achieved €747,500
  • 1980 512 BB Coupé which realised for €253,000.

Philip Kantor, Bonhams Head of European Motoring, said: “The allure of the prancing horse is always powerful at Zoute, which has been proven by today’s results.

The buyers and collectors here are most discerning and so it natural that they appreciated the exceptional quality of the cars on offer today.”

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for €1,035,000

Another popular marque making a strong showing today was Mercedes-Benz, represented in the top ten by one of its most desirable classic models, the 300 SL Roadster. The exceptional 1957 ‘concours-standard’ example of the ‘jet set’ favourite sold today for €1,035,000, while a majestic 1971 280 SE ‘Flachkühler’ Cabriolet found a new owner for €330,000.

Other Bonhams Zoute Sale highlights include: 

1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale Coupé which sold for €402,500.

1964 OSCA 1600 GT ‘Double Bubble’ which achieved €379,500. 

1958 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster, which realised for €281,750. 

Friday, 11 October 2019



The Silverstone Auctions catalogue for their auction at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show has added some superb modern classics that will certainly rally the buyers and set the pulses racing.
A fine selection of Subarus are being offered synonymous with rallying and home heroes Colin McRae and Richard Burns, they have an incredibly low mileage WRX STi and an Impreza Richard Burns edition with an added extra. Also consigned are a BMW 325i Sport, a car which is quickly becoming a desirable classic, a 1991 Peugeot 205 GTi, plus two great classics, a 1959 Austin Healy Sprite and a 1972 Ford Escort Twin Cam.
Where do you start when we talk about Subarus? For any motorsport enthusiast, it will always be the 555 liveried cars of Colin McRae and Richard Burns, both who are sadly not with us, but their legacy (excuse the pun) lives on. Silverstone Auctions have two very special cars, the first has an incredible 110 miles on the clock from new. The 2017 WRX STI Final Edition was the last of the line for the famous marque model, with just 150 made for the UK market, this virtually as new car represents an amazing opportunity harking back to the days of Subarus rally successes. Estimated at £20,000 to £25,000 with a valid five year warranty and a main dealer service at 99 miles, what an opportunity.
How about a 2007 Subaru Impreza RB320 where the first owner was none other than Robert Reid, who was Richard Burn’s co-driver and won the 2001 World Championship together. They were a very successful pairing, coming runners up in 1999 and 2000, their partnership ran for 12 years. Our vendor is the second owner of this car which has just 1,400 miles on the clock and also comes with a spare rear spoiler which has been signed by some of the greatest legends in rallying and motorsport in general such as Carlos Sainz, Malcolm Wilson, Petter Solberg, Ove Anderson, Hannu Mikkola and even Colin McRae and Robert Reid. The list of names is amazing, so many we can’t mention them all but well worth taking note of. This very special RB320 is estimated at £30,000 to £35,000 and is your chance to own a car built to celebrate a British World Rally Champion and once owned by his World Championship winning co-driver.
Recent sales have shown that the BMW 325i Sport E30 model has sparked a lot of interest and buyers are beginning to focus on this superb model as M3s become rarer to acquire. This 1991 BMW 325i Sport has just 6,794 verifiable miles on the clock and when it was bought in 2007 it had just 5,200. This has got to be one for the serious BMW collector, fitted with numerous M-Tech upgrades, special order Granitsilber Metallic paint and is one of the later face-lifted M Technic 2 models it is estimated at £30,000 to £35,000. A fabulous investment for this well stored and serviced BMW.
Hot hatches of the 90s are well documented and always stir many memories. VW versus Peugeot versus Ford, who actually came out top is probably down to personal preference. But when they come to market excellent cars tend not to hang around. This 1991 Peugeot 205 GTi is one of those. A 1.9 which has been cherished over the years, finished in Cherry Red and with all the service invoices back to the first in August 1991. Estimated at £15,000 to £18,000 this is a very desirable car with just 35,083 miles from new and in excellent condition.
If classics are more your thing, they have two really superb cars. The first is the 1959 Austin Healey Sprite MK1 which has undergone a full restoration to the most exacting standards. It could be said it is better than the day it originally left Abingdon. Estimated at £22,000 to £26,000, this Frog Eye as they were known due to their cheeky appearance, was an unfinished restoration project that had stalled when it was sold to Memory Lane Classics who are making a name for themselves with these cars. They set about the most detailed restoration, which we have outlined on our website, it is almost like new and is a fantastic opportunity for such a characterful car.
Our next classic fits in well with some of our other cars listed, as it is well known for its success in rallying, a 1972 Ford Escort Twin Cam. This car may have been one of the development cars, built but never used, sadly as with a lot of Ford’s records from this time the history files have been destroyed. However, this car is simply wonderful. In the early years, it was used for club level rallying before it was taken off the road from 1984 to 2012. Entrusted to RS guru Kerry Sealey it underwent a total restoration before being sold in 2013 to the current vendor. The detail of the car is fantastic with many original parts and features including the Avanti map reading light.
Estimates at £50,000 to £60,000 with a fresh MOT, 47,439 indicated miles, this is an excellent Escort Twin Cam from a period when they were the rally cars.
Harry Whale Silverstone Auctions Auction Manager commented: “These are some of the superb cars we are offering at our forthcoming sale in November. A great selection of seriously high-quality modern classics with extraordinary provenance.”
“It will be very interesting to see if the Peugeot can beat the current world record which took place at one of our auctions last year.”
Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Classic Motor Show auction on the 9th and 10th November and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, closing date is the 15th October.
On each day, the automobilia and lifestyle auctions start at 11am and the car auction starts at 2pm. (Remembrance Sunday 10th November, the automobilia auction will begin at 11.05am).
2017 Subaru WRX STI Final Edition (Bottom Left)
2007 Subaru Impreza RB320 (Top Right)
1991 BMW 325i Sport (Bottom Right)
1991 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 (Top Left)
Forthcoming Auctions9th & 10th November NEC Classic Motor Show Sale - NEC Birmingham
22nd and 23rd February 2020 Race Retro Classic and Competition Car Sale – Stoneleigh
9th May - May Sale and Porsche Sale Silverstone Circuit
6th June - Ferrari Sale Sywell Aerodrome
1st and 2nd August – Silverstone Classic
14th and 15th November – NEC Classic Motor Show

Thursday, 10 October 2019


 RM Sotheby’s is proud to present a diverse group of modern and future classics dubbed ‘The Forests Collection’ at its annual London sale, with all proceeds going to the Trillion Trees initiative, a charitable partnership whose mission is to connect funders with forest conservation ventures, and inspire the world to protect and restore one trillion trees by 2050. The Trillion Trees initiative combines the efforts of the World Wide Fund for Nature, BirdLife International, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, three of the world’s largest conservation organisations with a presence in over 100 countries. The Forests Collection, generously donated by a single benefactor, will be presented on 24 October at Olympia in West Kensington, a new venue for the RM Sotheby’s London auction. A stunning Porsche 911 GT3 and a classic Meyers Manx dune buggy join two icons of British design, a Mini Cooper and a Land Rover Defender, in addition to a sought-after BMW E30 M3 as highlights of the charity collection.
It is hoped that the generous charitable gesture of the owner will raise in excess of £480,000 when the cars go under the hammer in London, allowing the restoration of over 400 hectares of forests across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda which will result in an estimated 300,000 mature trees. RM Sotheby’s is delighted to be supporting Trillion Trees and its mission to secure a sustainable future for forthcoming generations, and as such, every single pound of the winning bid will be pledged to the cause, including the seller’s premium. The Forests Collection represents the latest consignments for the London sale, which will offer in excess of 80 fine collector cars.  
The Forests Collection is headlined by a stunning 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, a sensational homage to Porsche’s competition heritage, with the example on offer presented in Paint-to-Sample Sepia Brown, a colour made famous on 911s of the 1970s. Delivered to its first and only owner in April 2018, this 991.2-generation GT3 boasts a number of desirable options, including a manual gearbox, Alcantara upholstered lightweight bucket seats, Clubsport package, and black 20-inch GT3 centre-lock wheels. Since leaving the Porsche factory in Stuttgart last year, the GT3 has covered just under 1,500km and is presented for sale in ‘as new’ condition (Estimate: £130,000-£160,000). Completing a trio of lovely 911s to be offered from the collection is a 996-generation 2000 Porsche 911 GT3 finished in silver and with only 70,000km covered from new (Estimate: £50,000-£60,000) and an amazing 2001 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Racecar, built to N-GT specification, presented as the perfect track day tool (Estimate: £140,000-£180,000).

An American icon, the 1970 Meyers Manx embodies the go-anywhere, do-anything Southern California spirit of its creator, Bruce F. Meyers. Based on Volkswagen Beetle underpinnings, the combination of purpose-built off-road ability and lightweight construction allowed the Manx to dominate the overland racing scene of the 1960s. This Manx, presented in vibrant metallic orange, stays true to the brightly coloured examples of the period. Thanks to a remarkable $60,000 restoration, no expense has been spared to ensure that this buggy is one of the finest in existence. A three-spoke EMPI steering wheel and original Gene Berg short-shifter, linked to a new four-speed rancho transmission, make driving enjoyable, spirited, and direct. The EMPI skid plate, sand seal-protected flywheel, and seatbelts for all passengers mean that this buggy is ready to play in the dunes, while the wiring for lights makes the Manx compliant for road use as well (Estimate: £35,000-£45,000).

In addition, the collection includes a 1998 Mini Cooper, finished in turquoise and having covered fewer than 50,000km from new (Estimate: £15,000-£20,000). A 2013 Land Rover Defender 90 is presented in red with a canvas roof covering the rear and fewer than 12,000km since it left the factory (Estimate: £40,000-£60,000). A 1991 BMW E30 M3, regarded as one of the finest performance saloon cars ever made, is in a sensational specification, sporting a white exterior complemented by a black interior, and just 55,000 miles recorded from new (Estimate: £45,000-£65,000). The 1993 Mazda RX-7 on offer boasts its famous rotary engine and a classic design, enhanced by beautiful black paintwork. This US-spec example is for sale with fewer than 50,000 miles (Estimate: £15,000-£20,000). Bidders who are looking for two wheels rather than four will be interested in the 2016 Harley Davidson Low Rider S, presented here in black with gold wheels (Estimate: £10,000-£15,000).

Will Smith, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s, said: “The addition of the Forests Collection to our London auction is an absolute delight and it is RM Sotheby’s pleasure to support the generosity of our client to help safeguard our planet and make a contribution to ensuring we all take responsibility for creating a sustainable future for generations to come. The wide-ranging and on-trend selection of vehicles available means that there will be something for everyone, from the latest high-performance Porsches to classic designs from Land Rover, Mini, Harley Davidson and of course, the Meyers Manx dune buggy. With all proceeds going towards this great cause, this collection presents bidders with the perfect opportunity to acquire a special vehicle while doing their bit to conserve our environment.”
Anna Kitulagoda, Head of Trillion Trees at WWF, adds: “We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation to support Trillion Trees. The outcome of the funds donated will enable us to restore over 400 hectares of degraded land to healthy native forest ecosystems across four countries in East Africa. Our goal for a trillion trees is a big one, but it’s achievable and necessary. We want to ensure that we have more of the right trees in the right places and protect our forests. We know that this can make a major contribution to achieving our global commitments on human development, biodiversity and climate change. This is an urgent priority, and we hugely value and appreciate the support that enables more critical work to get rapidly underway.”
For further information on RM Sotheby’s London sale, please visit Interested bidders are invited to call RM Sotheby’s London office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 to speak with a car specialist



DAYTON, Ohio (30 September 2019) – RM Sotheby’s presented the company’s 36th single-owner private collection at auction this past weekend in Dayton, Ohio—the renowned Taj Ma Garaj Collection, grossing a total $5,685,859. Featuring 32 rare and eclectic Porsche and Volkswagen motor vehicles, as well as 356 lots of memorabilia from the late prominent collector, Mr John Dixon, the single-day absolute auction drew spirited bidding activity from no less than 20 countries around the world, with nearly 60 per cent of bidders representing first-time RM Sotheby’s clientele.

The auction began before a packed house, with every seat in the auction area filled as collectors raised their paddles for the chance to go home with one of John Dixon’s prized collectables or cars. Remote bidder participation was also strong, with more than 40 percent of bidders joining the auction via phone or Internet. Several motor cars drew nine or more individual bidders to the phone lines alone.

Strong prices were achieved across the automobile and motor vehicle offering, including for rare cars long held within the Taj Ma Garaj Collection as well as for those ordered or created by John Dixon himself. Leading the cars was a desirable “Four-Cam” 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster by Reutter, equipped with its original, matching-numbers 1500 GT engine and beautifully restored to the highest standard. A fantastic example of the lightest, most race-prepared version of the model, the 356 A Carrera GT secured a final $1,380,000.

Additional car highlights include several lots which far surpassed pre-sale expectations, led by: a 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, custom-ordered by John Dixon and wearing several unique Porsche Special Wishes options, which sold for a final $368,000 (est. $225/275k), a 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport, one of just 15 such cars and showing just 47 km, which brought a final $357,000 (est. $250/350k), a nicely optioned, low-mileage 1970 Porsche 914-6 which achieved $134,400 (est. $100/120k), and a never-raced 1988 Porsche Rothmans 944 Turbo Cup, which brought a record $98,000 (est. $75/100k).

John Dixon was well-known for the humour and creativity used in some of his cars and custom-builds. Quirky automobiles from the Taj Ma Garaj Collection drew much pre-sale and auction-room interest, with several cars exceeding expectations. Leading the weird and wonderful lineup was the unique 1953 Porsche 356 Limousine Custom, which incited spirited bidding in the room before selling for $207,200, while a one-of-six 1971 Mangosta Sport Buggy smashed its pre-sale estimate at a final $106,400 (est. $50/75k

The Taj Ma Garaj Collection auction successfully kicked off on Saturday morning with 356 lots of memorabilia, including sought-after Porsche unobtainium, rare literature, collectables, engines, and an assortment of arcade ephemera, going under the hammer. Bidding was lively across the collectable lots, with above-estimate prices achieved for a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Junior at $30,000 (est. $7/9k), a Porsche 550 Spyder Junior at $19,200 (est. $8/12k), and a Porsche 356 A Speedster Junior at $15,600 (est. $8/12k), among many others.

Following the auction, Donnie Gould, Senior Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s, said: “We could not be more thrilled with the success of the Taj Ma Garaj auction this past weekend. Our team prides ourselves in providing custom and concierge-level private collection solutions for our clients, and it’s always particularly exciting when the collector and cars offer such individuality. The entire audience had the pleasure of enjoying John Dixon’s humour and fun spirit, with his caricature pictured prominently on the wall behind the auction podium. Every corner of the Taj Ma Garaj space was a fun, witty, and off-the-wall idea that represented his personality, and clients were treated to an exciting auction as well as the amazing collection setting that he envisioned and realized. It was an honour to work with the Dixon family on this special sale, and we’re delighted to see outstanding prices achieved across multiple categories of the Porsche market.”

Hillary Dixon West, daughter of the late John Dixon, adds: “This auction was an emotional process for our family as we celebrated our father’s love for Porsche and the place in our hearts that the Taj Ma Garaj holds. RM Sotheby’s conducted an event that was so much more than a successful auction… they celebrated John’s humour and creativity as well as his attention to detail and passion for collecting only the very best of the best. From day one, they came in and took care of everything from start to finish, which speaks to the experience and skill of the RM team. Throughout the entire auction, the smiling caricature of John as the Taj Ma Garaj genie was behind the podium, and we’re sure it took place exactly as he would have wanted, smiling and enjoying every bit of it!”

RM Sotheby’s Taj Ma Garaj Collection Top Ten Sales

  1. Lot 379
1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster (CHASSIS NO. 83622)
  1. Lot 368
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring (CHASSIS NO. 9113600293)
  1. Lot 372
1997 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe (CHASSIS NO. WP0AC2996VS375198)
  1. Lot 378
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport (CHASSIS NO. WP0ZZZ93ZBS710038)
  1. Lot 376
1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe (CHASSIS NO. 305860 S)
  1. Lot 370
1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet (CHASSIS NO. 12355)
  1. Lot 366
1953 Porsche 356 Limousine Custom (CHASSIS NO. 50146)
  1. Lot 374
1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Flat-Nose' Coupe (CHASSIS NO. WP0JB0936JS050662)
  1. Lot 371
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (CHASSIS NO. WP0AC29997S792527)
  1. Lot 380
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe (CHASSIS NO. 9114400143)

The RM Sotheby’s Group continues its auction calendar with the company’s annual Hershey sale, 10-11 October in Pennsylvania. A featured attraction of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Eastern Division Fall Meet, RM Auctions Hershey sale is not one to be missed. A mainstay on the auction calendar, the sale gathers collectors and hobbyists from around the globe for an annual enthusiast’s affair at Hershey Lodge. Known for its emphasis on significant Veteran, Brass and Classic Era American cars with fascinating histories, as well as its presentation of important private collections, bidders can expect a hand-picked roster of more than 200 historic automobiles and a selection of memorabilia to go under the hammer.

Further information on upcoming events, along with complete results from The Taj Ma Garaj Collection sale are available at



COMPORTA, Portugal (23 September 2019) – RM Sotheby’s has enjoyed a fantastic, first-ever auction in Portugal where the company offered the incredible, single-owner Sáragga Collection, entirely without reserve on 21 September. A packed venue saw the sale gross €10,191,425, featuring 127 cars representing all budgets and eras of the collector car market. The Sáragga Collection was offered from a location on the owner’s estate, and hundreds of buyers filled the room to secure cars from this unique sale near the stunning beach resort region of Comporta. The room was enthusiastic and highly animated throughout the sale, with many results commanding applause and standing ovations from the audience. A remarkable 52 percent of bidders were new to RM Sotheby’s and no less than 38 countries were represented.

The undoubted star of the show was the 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer, a magnificent and imposing pre-war touring car and jewel for any collection. A well-documented car with a strong history file detailing a comprehensive restoration, there was highly spirited bidding in the room that saw the car achieve an excellent €680,000. Fine Porsches were a notable feature of the collection, and it was the matching numbers 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring which was the focus of much pre-sale attention. Well documented, restored and resplendent in its original colour of Signal Orange, this blue-chip collector car made an outstanding €602,375.

The Collection was distinctive for featuring many cars with outstanding Portuguese provenance, drawing local market enthusiasts. In particular, a rare and highly desirable 1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet by Chapron was on offer, a car delivered new to Delahaye’s Lisbon showroom and presented in its original colours, this former concours winner made a final €331,250. The rare 1955 WD Denzel 1300, believed to be one of only 30 in existence, and again boasting Portuguese provenance, brought €314,375. Another notable car to garner significant pre-sale interest was the one-of-a-kind 1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan, featuring a unique custom-made glass roof and coachbuilt by Henri Chapron of Paris. Having resided in Portugal since 1972 and in single ownership for 30 years, the car found a new home for €342,500.Other collectable Porsches sold from the Collection included the eye-catching 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, presenting beautifully in sought-after and rare Rubystone Red paintwork. This modern classic made an impressive €241,250, while the RS theme continued with a 2010 911 GT3 RS, which made €174,800. The beautifully restored Porsche 356 B Roadster was another notable lot that did very well on the night, achieving €151,800.

An additional lot which achieved a strong price was the 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible, which made €231,125, while cars worthy of particular note for shattering expectations include the 1972 Alpine-Renault A110 1300, which grossed €195,500, more than doubling its high estimate, alongside the 1925 Amilcar CGS, which doubled its high estimate, bringing €100,050 on the night.

Paul Darvill, Car Specialist at RM Sotheby’s, said: “We enjoyed a remarkable afternoon here in Portugal. This was a very large collection of diverse collector cars, and we have conducted a significant sale in a completely new market for RM Sotheby’s. We are truly delighted with the results, as many lots far exceeded pre-sale estimates, and overall the sale performed admirably, delivering a healthy performance across the board. The packed venue was complimented by telephone bids and no less than 22 percent of all bidders putting our online bidding capabilities to good use.”
Maarten ten Holder, Head of Europe, RM Sotheby’s adds: “We are delighted Mr Sáragga entrusted his remarkable collection to us and it has been a delight to conduct our first-ever sale in Portugal alongside our local market colleagues at Sotheby’s. The room was packed and there was standing room only throughout the entire sale. Attendance was beyond our expectations and we had multiple bidders on every lot, with more than half being completely new to RM Sotheby’s, which is an amazing statistic for any auction.”

1.  Lot 164  1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer                           € 680,000
2.  Lot 197  1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring     € 602,375
3.  Lot 185  1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan                   € 342,500
4.  Lot 172  1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet                      € 331,250
5.  Lot 188  1955 WD Denzel 1300                                  € 314,375
6.  Lot 201  1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS                       € 241,250
7.  Lot 125  1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible           € 231,125
8.  Lot 174  1972 Alpine-Renault A110 1300                    € 195,500
9.  Lot 176  2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS                           € 174,800
10.Lot 144  2001 BMW Z8                                              € 165,600

RM Sotheby’s continues its roster of sales with the renowned Taj Ma Garaj Collection, comprising the cars, automobilia, and collectables of late, well-known collector, Mr. John Dixon. The collection, to be offered in a single-day sale on 28 September onsite in Dayton, Ohio, features more than 30 motor cars alongside 356 lots of memorabilia and collectibles. The final European sale of the year is the long-established London sale taking place at Olympia in West Kensington, on the new date of 24 October, and will feature in excess of 70 fine automobiles.

Complete results from RM Sotheby’s Sáragga sale, as well as further details on upcoming auctions,  are available at



Classic Car Auctions have a new event which aims to help you prepare your car ready for one of their auctions.
Cars, Coffee and Consignments takes place at The British Motor Museum, Gaydon, where the CCA team will be on hand to help you learn about the auction process.
Taking place on the 23rd October and 6th November this year, this is a great opportunity if you are thinking of entering your car into one of their auctions. If you book and appointment, you can get your car valued and as part of the process their professional photographer will be on hand to take a selection of pictures to help market your car and use on your entry listing and in the sale catalogue.
Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “This is a new initiative we have launched to help potential vendors with the process of consigning their pride and joy to auction, which has so far been successful, with cars consigned into our last auction and our next one.”
“We know it can be a bit daunting for some people and to get the detail and photographs right is very important as this sparks the interest of potential buyers prior to viewing day.”
“Our next sale is on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre, so anyone wishing to take advantage of this opportunity needs to book an appointment with us and we look forward to seeing them at The British Motor Museum and chat about their car over a coffee.”
They can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.
Forthcoming Auctions
7th December - CCA December Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
28th and 29th March – Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham
13th June – CCA Summer Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
26th September – CCA Autumn Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
12th December – CCA Winter Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre


1970 Ford Capri MK1 2000 V4 GT XLR

Last weekend’s sale of 115 Everyman Classics at the Warwickshire Event Centre achieved outstanding results as two Ford Capris and a delivery mileage BMW 1M stood out as they went under the hammer at the CCA sale.
Modern classics were certainly cars to be watching as a Golf Sportline, BMW 735i, Mercedes E55 AMG, Ferrari 348 and an Audi Quattro achieved very solid results.
Classics featured very well with 1959 Isetta Bubble car, Triumph TR250, an Austin 7 Special and two MG TDs also achieving excellent results.
Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “We had a very good sale resulting in a very respectable 68% sale rate in the current market conditions. Classics did very well, but so did modern future classics with some notable standouts all helping to achieve over £1.1 million worth of sales.”
“The quality of the cars consigned was excellent and wide-ranging. From these results, modern classics are certainly proving a popular investment, but your traditional classics are still holding their own.”
Out of the 115 cars consigned there were two Ford Capris from the 1970s. Lot 741 the 1974 Mk1 RS3100 which had been superbly restored and possibly one of 50 left achieved £53,280 and the just as rare Lot 749 1970 Mk1 2000 V4 GT XLR in outstanding condition saw £27,195 as the hammer fell.
One of the most modern cars crossing the block and taking centre stage at the auction was Lot 755 the 2011 BMW 1M with delivery mileage only. Finished in a striking Valencia Orange this car had been tucked away from the elements and now having seen the light sold for £59,385.
The quality of modern classics continued with Lot 708 a 1993 VW Golf GTi Sportline which had just 26,000 miles on the clock and was in amazing condition. Sparking lots of interest it sold for a staggering £26,085. Lot 727 was also in remarkable condition and seemingly un-marked this 1985 BMW 735i with 18,000 miles sold for £17,205.
Other notable achievements were Lots 728 a 1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG a super impressive super-saloon selling for £17,205, Lot 724 a 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider in manual sold for £53,280. Lot 714 a very nice example of a 1988 Audi UR Quattro in Tornado Red sold for £22,866.
Among the traditional classics, there were some very unusual and well-presented offerings, Lot 709 a cheeky little 1959 BMW Isetta Bubble Car saw battle between Cyprus and Dorset eventually selling to a Cypriot museum for £12,210. Lot 739 a very nicely restored 1968 Triumph TR250 sold for £37,185, Lot 759 the little 1934 Austin 7 Special had a last-minute change to No Reserve and sped off the blocks at £12,210 still achieving its estimate. There were two 1953 MG TDs in the auction and eight lots apart both selling very well. Lot 780 the fully restored Old English White car which had been converted from left to right-hand drive sold for £24,420 and Lot 788 also fully restored but in left-hand drive sold for £22,200.
Gary Dunne continued: “Some very pleasing results, a testament to the quality of the catalogue and these highlighted cars are just some sold within their estimated price range. A full list can be found on our website.”
“Our next sale is on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre, so we look forward to our next catalogue of consignments over the coming weeks.”
If you are thinking of consigning your car in the future, you can pre-book an appointment to come along to our Cars Coffee and Consigning event that we are holding at the British Motor Museum on the following Wednesdays, 9th and 23rd October and 6th November where one of our consigners will be on hand to help you through the process and we can arrange professional photography and entry to the museum at our cost entirely free of charge.
Classic Car Auctions are now taking entries for their next sale on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre.
They can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.
Forthcoming Auctions
7th December - CCA December Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre 28th and 29th March – Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham 13th June – CCA Summer Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
26th September – CCA Autumn Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre 12th December – CCA Winter Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre