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
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.