RICHARD BAR­NETT

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

What a fab­u­lous week­end for buy­ing a clas­sic! Bon­hams Good­wood Mem­bers’ Meet­ing and CCA’s first sale of the year showed a healthy level of vi­brancy across all prices and kicked any idea of a with­er­ing mar­ket into the long grass. Add in HVA’s mainly au­to­mo­bilia (but with a small se­lec­tion of cars, too) sale a cou­ple of days be­fore and it’s hard not to find some­thing in­ter­est­ing worth buy­ing.

What Bon­hams’ and CCA’s sales showed was pun­ters shouldn’t be buy­ing the make or model that’s flavour of the month, but in­stead buy with their heart. Buy­ing solely with a com­mer­cial head is ridicu­lous. Own­ing a clas­sic should be, in the real sense of the world, emo­tional and, con­se­quently, en­joy­able.

Fin­gers crossed that, as the year rolls on, peo­ple will be buy­ing with their heart. If that hap­pens, the mar­ket will be­come more in­ter­est­ing as pun­ters seek out en­tirely dif­fer­ent mo­tors. I’ll def­i­nitely raise a glass to that!

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