Classic Car and Motorcycle Auction Report – 2 November 2018

Sale report and prices from our November 2018 auction — our first Autumn Classic Car and Motorcycle Auction.


This was our second Classic Car Auction of 2018. A beautiful Autumn day welcomed a large crowd of enthusiastic buyers.

Any signs of uncertainty in the market with Brexit approaching were quickly forgotten as the bidding became infectious.

We attracted some interesting and eclectic cars, some pre-war for the traditional vintage car buyers, 70’s and 80’s cars which are the hot property of the market and 90’s cars which are noticeably emerging as the biggest movers with room remaining left to grow.

Auction Highlights

A recently restored MG TF showed the interest in (pre-war shape) British sports cars is still strong making £22,000 + premium and the charming little 1935 Morris 8 Tourer saw a wave of bidding as it reached £11,800 + premium. For the person seeking a winter project the 1934 Austin 6 Tourer was highly original, it had come from a collection where it had resided for the past 40 plus years, it was perfect for an oily rag restoration and reached £5,400 + premium.

A 1952 Sunbeam Talbot 90 MK2 Coupe which had been restored very well with no expense spared would have looked expensive in comparison with others for sale, but this car was truly a sensational value when you take into account restoration costs and the hours of work involved, it raced on to £16,000 + premium.

Seventies sports cars were represented by the 1970 Jensen Interceptor which had been little used for the past 10 years and needed fettling, however, it appeared solid and went on to achieve £17,000 + premium.

The 1971 Lotus Elan + 2 S was in fabulous condition and a well-sorted car as it went on to achieve its upper estimate of £12,000 + premium.

The well followed 80’s cars appeared, including a tidy 1986 Porsche 944 Ventiller making £6,400 + premium, a nicely restored 1990 Volkswagen Caddy Pickup exceeded its estimate to achieve £4,200 + premium.

Two low mileage Mercedes were my picks of the day and I think they both represented fantastic sense when you take into account the individual condition and build quality of that era’s Mercs. The 1992 300 SL 24V and 1991 300 SE both being garaged from new cars.

All the motorbikes sold well, with the 1914 Alldays Matchless and 1928 Scott Super Squirrel creating particular attention.

The full results are below, in the meantime, I’d better go and find some more classics for next year!

James Johnson

I look forward to seeing you in 2019.

James Johnson, Associate Director / Auctioneer

Sale Results and Prices

1954 MG TF

Lot 913 - 54 ELW

Sold for £24,200

1954 MG TF

1970 Jensen Interceptor

Lot 926 - WW0 99J

Sold for £18,700

1970 Jensen Interceptor

1952 Sunbeam Talbot 90 MK2 Coupe

Lot 933 - YMD 200

Sold for £17,600

1952 Sunbeam Talbot 90 MK2 Coupe

1971 Lotus Elan + 2 S

Lot 909 - LNU 418J

Sold for £13,200

1971 Lotus Elan + 2 S

1935 Morris 8 Tourer

Lot 947 - RN 40I4

Sold for £12,980

1935 Morris 8 Tourer

1951 Cadillac Series 62 331

Lot 932 - BSK 331

Sold for £10,010

1951 Cadillac Series 62 331

1932 Willys Knight Coupe

Lot 938 - MI 3262

Sold for £9,570

1932 Willys Knight Coupe

1958 Land Rover Series 1 80”Perkins Diesel

Lot 927 - FSU 682

Sold for £8,800

1958 Land Rover Series 1 80”Perkins Diesel

1992 Mercedes 300 SL 24V -

Lot 921 - K542 EJH

Sold for £8,525

1992 Mercedes 300 SL 24V -

1927 Scott Super Squirrell 596 Motorbike

Lot 937 - BF 7313

Sold for £8,360

1927 Scott Super Squirrell 596 Motorbike

1986 Porsche 944 S Ventiller -

Lot 967 - D876 OUH

Sold for £7,040

1986 Porsche 944 S Ventiller -

1987 Ford Escort RS Turbo

Lot 959 - E543 ELU

Sold for £6,600

1987 Ford Escort RS Turbo

1914 Alldays Matchless 2 1/2 HP Motorbike

Lot 936 - BF 8094

Sold for £6,380

1914 Alldays Matchless 2 1/2 HP Motorbike

1934 Austin Tourer

Lot 925 - GL 1761

Sold for £5,940

1934 Austin Tourer

2002 Jaguar S- type V8 R -

Lot 968 - RB02 BEL

Sold for £5,390

2002 Jaguar S- type V8 R -

1992 Mercedes 300 SE -

Lot 922 - J91 JGU

Sold for £5,005

1992 Mercedes 300 SE -

1998 Jaguar XJ8 Auto 72,000 miles

Lot 931 - S78 WKE

Sold for £4,730

1998 Jaguar XJ8 Auto 72,000 miles

1990 VW Caddy Pick Up

Lot 917 - G357 WKE

Sold for £4,620

1990 VW Caddy Pick Up

1958 Standard Pennant

Lot 911 - 794 LVW

Sold for £4,290

1958 Standard Pennant

1991 Nissan Figaro

Lot 903 - J971 TBW

Sold for £4,235

1991 Nissan Figaro

1984 Citroen Dyane 6 Van

Lot 948 - B391 AKN

Sold for £5,940

1984 Citroen Dyane 6 Van

1975 MG B Roadster

Lot 935 - JDK 402N

Sold for £5,610

1975 MG B Roadster

1990 Lancia Delta HF Turbo

Lot 949 - G469 NUB

Sold for £5,500

1990 Lancia Delta HF Turbo

1984 BMW 320i

Lot 934 - A865 YMO

Sold for £5,170

1984 BMW 320i

1991 Lotus Elan SE Turbo

Lot 942 - J876 WDA

Sold for £4,180

1991 Lotus Elan SE Turbo

2002 BMW Z3 2.2

Lot 972 - RV02 OYD

Sold for £3,850

2002 BMW Z3 2.2

1968 Triumph Vitesse

Lot 928 - TYO 970F

Sold for £3,520

1968 Triumph Vitesse

1996 Ford Escort Cabriolet

Lot 929 - P554 JOO

Sold for £2,805

1996 Ford Escort Cabriolet

1975 MG B Roadster

Lot 930 - KNL 3P

Sold for £2,860

1975 MG B Roadster

1965 Honda C110 Sports Cub

Lot 941 - HPH 12C

Sold for £2,420

1965 Honda C110 Sports Cub

1975 Suzuki GT 185 Motorbike

Lot 905 - KMV 23P

Sold for £1,760

1975 Suzuki GT 185 Motorbike

1998 Toyota MR2

Lot 964 - S112 RKJ

Sold for £1,705

1998 Toyota MR2

1978 MG Midget 1500

Lot 920 - VWV 246S

Sold for £1,650

1978 MG Midget 1500

1994 Peugeot 205 Mardi Gras Auto

Lot 950 - M189 OKP

Sold for £1,540

1994 Peugeot 205 Mardi Gras Auto

1973 MG B Roadster Restoration project

Lot 963 - NXG 530L

Sold for £1,210

1973 MG B Roadster Restoration project

1991 Mercedes 190 D

Lot 973 - J681 UND

Sold for £1,100

1991 Mercedes 190 D

1990 Vauxhall Calibra Auto

Lot 904 - H20 CJB

Sold for £1,000

1990 Vauxhall Calibra Auto

1983 Daimler Sovereign Restoration project

Lot 919 - A650 LKK

Sold for £900

1983 Daimler Sovereign Restoration project

1998 Mercedes C230

Lot 902 - S495 MBY

Sold for £700

1998 Mercedes C230

1996 Jaguar XJ Sovereign

Lot 901 - P959 PGN

Sold for £450

1996 Jaguar XJ Sovereign

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James Johnson, Associate Director / Auctioneer


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