Monday, 28 October 2019


1972 Lamborghini Espada GT400 S2

Classic Car Auctions have two stunning Italian masterpieces consigned to their final auction of the year at the Warwickshire Event Centre alongside two beautifully restored British icons of the 4x4 world.
Taking place on the 7th December Classic Car Auctions will be selling two fabulously designed Italian cars from 1972 and both needing recommissioning to get them to their best and possibly beyond, the Lamborghini Espada and the Maserati Indy 4700. Both of these cars are UK supplied, so they come in right-hand drive.
The 1972 Lamborghini Espada GT400 S2 is an incredibly rare car, only 1,217 were made and of those, just 575 Series 2s were manufactured with only 58 in right-hand drive. So this UK-supplied car really is exceedingly rare. Estimated at £60,000 to £70,000 this original Espada found its way to Malaysia and has recently returned to the UK where it will be registered in time for the sale. A really interesting car with some early paperwork and a stylish red and black interior. We believe the engines run, but there is some work to do. So take the bull by the horns and with some recommissioning, this is going to be one stunning car ready to charge into the wild.
Another Italian masterpiece is the 1972 Maserati Indy 4700, a Grand Tourer styled by Vignale and in need of some TLC to get it back to where it should be. Discovered in a garage, this stalled restoration project requires finishing. The car does roll, but the 4.7-litre V8 engine with 37,000 indicated miles has not been run for some years. The bodywork, finished in Nautilus Blue, appears to be sound and there are boxes containing the remaining parts including brand new front and rear bumpers. Estimated at £30,000 to £35,000 there appears to be little to do before this Italian stunner takes to the open road again.
Now talking of charging into the wild, we couldn’t be more opposing as we come to a great British icon, the trusty Land Rover. With the launch of the new Land Rover a modern take of a classic art form dividing opinion, the original still holds fond memories for many. Some of us even learnt to drive in one across open farmland when our feet could only just touch the pedals or sitting on an adults lap and just steering and hoping. Classic Car Auctions have two 1960s Series 2As on offer, just three years apart but equally well presented after being restored.
The first one the 1966 soft top has come over from Guernsey and is now UK registered. Finished in Pastel Green this mud plugger has been fastidiously restored by and F1 engineer. The engine has been professionally rebuilt to the original specification as well as the transmission. Estimated at £18,000 to £20,000 this is a stunning Land Rover, one you really need to see and it even comes with the rare and now refurbished Smiths heater.
Our second Landy is a 1969 soft-top which like the other one has undergone a beautiful restoration from the ground up. Estimated at £14,000 to £18,000 this S2A is ready to tackle whatever winter throws at it and to ensure it is well protected the chassis has been finished with a special protective coating and Waxoyl. This is a very competitively guided 4x4xFar.
Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “Well what cracking cars we have here. You couldn’t get more opposing. Classic Italian designed and crafted sports cars in need of recommissioning to what Britain does best, the Land Rover, two of which have been fully restored.”
“When you see something that requires TLC and then something that has been finished it really does get the imagination fired up as to what you could do with a car that requires some love.”
“Both the Espada and Maserati will no doubt be two fine motorcars when finished, a great opportunity for one lucky bidder.”
Classic Car Auctions are still taking entries for their sale on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre.
The last of the successful Cars, Coffee and Consignment events for this year takes place at the British Motor Museum on the 6th November where the CCA team will be on hand from 12pm to 4pm to value and photograph your car for free to go in the auction.”
If you are thinking of selling, do come and see them and also have a look round the museum for free whilst you are there.
They can also be contacted on 01926 640888 or by 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

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