Our auc­tions editor guides you through the lat­est auc­tion at ACA, in­clud­ing a £35,500 Capri.

The King’s Lynn op­er­a­tion scores highly in its first sale of the year

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ACA kicked the year off on a high, with pun­ters cheat­ing the icy East Anglian winds by rais­ing their hands each time a car came un­der the ham­mer.

An hour and a half af­ter the doors opened cat­a­logues had sold out, and with around 2000 peo­ple look­ing at the of­fer­ings the year was start­ing well for the auc­tion­eer. The choice was strong – ‘just’ 220 or so cars – but there was enough there to please en­thu­si­asts of most tastes.

The 1975 BMW 2002 Tii, de­spite its plain-jane white-with-steels spec­i­fi­ca­tion re­ceived plenty of at­ten­tion, as did a G50 gear­box-1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Targa and a 1970 Tri­umph GT6, while har­bin­gers of Amer­i­can car doom were in for a se­ri­ous sur­prise when the 1964 Chevro­let Corvette soared above its £24,000 es­ti­mate to a highly re­spectable £32,000. In the sa­loon car arena a late V6 Rover Ster­ling hatch­back was supreme value at £1050 while the no-re­serve Ford Scorpio Ul­tima 2.9 24v con­founded the neo-clas­sic crit­ics with a thump­ingly good £4000.

ACA’s next sale is on Satur­day 9 April.

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