THRILL OF THE CHASE
Whether an auction is big – say, around 150 cars or more – or small, it’s always good to come across some surprises.
It’s the thrill of the chase, the delight of the unexpected, and the possibility of bagging a bargain. Roll those three elements into one and you’re hopefully on to a winner. You walk into the auction hall, have a glance around, and almost always there’s that surprise motor, the one you’d never believe could spark your interest – but it does. I’ve spotted a few true tempters recently and it’s only through lack of space that I’ve not been splashing the cash on a few sub-£1500 cars.
And after almost seven years of covering auctions for CCW, a good auction still has the same appeal and excitement to me as it ever did. Dealers and enthusiasts talk about auction-going being highly addictive, and I know exactly what they mean.
I’ve recently come across a gem of a motor in a forthcoming sale – something slightly out of the ordinary, but sensibly estimated. But if you think I’m going to tell you what it is, you’ve another thing coming!
There's the delight of the unexpected