From a tuned MG to a near-ex­tinct Capri-beater, Clas­sic Car Auc­tions’ NEC de­but had it all

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

At the end of the year, when pint-wield­ing pun­dits and pun­ters are sit­ting in the snug of the Snipe and Zo­diac dis­cussing 2017’s sales, Clas­sic Car Auc­tions’ NEC auc­tion will be one that is sure to fea­ture in the con­ver­sa­tion.

Branded as the ‘ev­ery­man’ arm of Sil­ver­stone Auc­tions, CCA more than de­liv­ered the goods, with cars of all ages and con­di­tions up for grabs over two days. From the down­right bas­ket-case to the stun­ning, it was all there, with more va­ri­ety than any 1960s Sunday Night at the Lon­don Pal­la­dium TV show. Some of the prices were far from ‘ev­ery­man’, how­ever, with a two-owner, 15,000-mile 1985 BMW M635CSi pre­sum­ably lead­ing to the auc­tion­eer-pop­ping of cham­pagne corks as it went on to a se­ri­ously hefty £101,100.

It was a mar­ket record – but there were plenty of other eye-open­ers too.

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