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