RICHARD BAR­NETT

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

The ris­ing in­ter­est in mod­ern clas­sics isn’t a new thing – not by any means. Some read­ers might be in­ter­ested/dis­heart­ened to know that some of the later cars of­fered at ACA’s sale (re­viewed this week) were not only in­ter­est­ing to me, but to plenty of other pun­ters too. I don’t want to sound con­tro­ver­sial, but the Rover Ster­ling hatch­back and the Ford Scorpio Ul­tima 24v drew plenty of in­ter­est, and the big Ford was bid up to £4000, the Rover a bit of a bar­gain at just over a grand. Now I know plenty of en­thu­si­asts will say there’s no room for th­ese later cars in a clas­sic auc­tion. But if there was no in­ter­est, why did they sell? And that ap­plies to the early, low-mileage Nis­san Mi­cra as well. The clas­sic move­ment is ever-chang­ing, and long may that con­tinue, what­ever the match­ing-fleece wear­ers might say.

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