MOTORS AND MINCE PIES! 80 PER CENT SALES RATE AT CCA’S FESTIVE DECEMBER SALE
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) has rounded off its 2018 season with a spectacular 80 per cent sales rate at its December Sale, where 117 quality ‘everyman’ classics were sold with total sales exceeding £1.6 million.
Hundreds of classic car enthusiasts filled the auction hall at the Warwickshire Event Centre to enjoy the Christmas themed auction, where traditional classics performed particularly well and seasonal generosity also raised £6,600 for charity.
“The December Sale was a great hit with our customers and great fun for us too! 2018 has been an excellent year for CCA with strong results and consistent demand at all of our sales. This gives us a hugely optimistic outlook on the classic car market for 2019,” comments Gary Dunne, sales manager, CCA.
Among the highlight results of the day, a rare, right-hand drive 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider in restored condition was the subject of an extended bidding war, resulting in a final sale price of £47,300, almost double its lower estimate.
Another classic which far exceeded its estimate was a very rare, UK-supplied 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 which sold to a bidder in the room for £33,880 after a long fought bidders’ battle. A 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet manual presented in pretty Iris Blue with a comprehensive history was bought for £35,420.
From the superb line-up of British classics on offer, a 1967 Jaguar 340 Mk II in beautiful, fully restored condition also sold over estimate for £35,200. A restored 1972 Triumph Stag Mk 1 also over performed reaching £18,920, and a 1969 Riley Elf manual Mk III from the last year of production tipped past its estimate selling for £11,550.
A rare 1970 Morris Minor 1000 998 Saloon manual reading just 3,020 miles from new was offered as the first lot of the day and raised a total of £6,600 for the charity Safe Families for Children, Wales, including commission fees donated by the auction house.
“There was a fantastic atmosphere in the hall with mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine aplenty, as well as the brilliant humour and wit of our popular resident auctioneer, Jonathan Humbert,” continues Gary. “We already have the first cars confirmed for our next sale in March, so anyone looking to sell with us in the New Year should contact us sooner rather than later to secure a place in the sale.”
CCA ends 2018 with an impressive average sales rate of 75 per cent across its sales and total sales of over £7m.
CCA’s next sale will take place at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 23 and 24 March 2019. Vendors can benefit from a sellers commission of just 5%+ VAT and comprehensive marketing of their vehicle.
To see all the results of the CCA December Sale please visit: https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-december-2018-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all.