Who needs Monaco?

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

Be­fore the glitzy bi-an­nual Monaco sales’ rates damp­ened en­thu­si­asm to con­sume clas­sics with­out cau­tion in the Eu­ro­zone, a 1962 E-type S1 3.8 Semi-Light­weight coupé did bet­ter Brightwells’ top es­ti­mate to sell for £123,200 with pre­mium dur­ing an 82% sold af­ter­noon in Here­ford­shire.

Parked right be­hind the Jag in the sale­room were a brace of show-win­ning Bee­tles, a 1967 1500 and a 1954 1200DL with oval rear win­dow, into whose fu­ture £16,500 and £14,080 were in­vested. A sec­ond E-type S1 3.8 coupé from 1964, fully re­built with the near oblig­a­tory Coop­er­craft brakes up­grade only 4600 miles ago, also mo­tored well, sell­ing for £83,600. In such a Land Rover-in­hab­ited county as this, a 1950 S1 80in that had not lost its soul through over-restora­tion ploughed re­ally well to reach £31,350 with pre­mium. And I also re­ally liked a neat 1985 Jaguar XJ6 S3 Sov­er­eign 4.2 auto in claret with Doe­skin leather arm­chairs and 49,200 mileage, which cer­tainly looked ready to serve the next key-holder well for £9460. By close of play, an­other very large crowd of fully taxed pun­ters wit­nessed 136 of the 165 cars for sale sell for £1.7 mil­lion in­clud­ing pre­mium.

On Sun­day, I took a visit to the Bed­ford Au­to­drome, where Clas­sics Cen­tral of­fered an over­flow­ing unit of 73 clas­sics and sold 42 or 60 per cent of them for £330,523 with pre­mium.

Auc­tion­eer­ing prin­ci­pal Justin Lazic and team’s best sell­ers were a fender-less 1966 Alfa 1600

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