KINGS OF THE CLAS­SIC

Ford Capri 280 makes £55k at Sil­ver­stone event where coupés and low mil­ers are hot tick­ets

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

Held in con­junc­tion with the 2017 Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic event the epony­mous auc­tion­eer’s two-day sale lined-up a choice of sport­ing, ex­otic and lux­ury cars and ended with strong prices and most en­trants off to new own­ers.

With a pair of BMW 3.0CSLs mak­ing big sums – one break­ing the £146,000-mark – the early 1970s Bavar­ian coupé is a hot ticket for those not swayed by the clichéd­ness of anything with an As­ton Martin or Fer­rari badge, and a stun­ning Capri 280 (which made just over 55 grand) showed that in­ter­est in the sport­ing Ford coupé has not gone away, even in the slight­est. There was fur­ther coupé good­ness with a Daim­ler Dou­ble Six, and late-model bonker­ness came in the form of a stun­ning Alfa Romeo RZ.

Most at­ten­tion was cen­tred on the sub-6000 miles Peu­geot 205 GTi 1.9 (£38,475) but equally in­ter­est­ing and no less de­sir­able was a 4500 miles­from-new Vaux­hall Lo­tus Carl­ton, which drew £76,800.

This was Sil­ver­stone at its best, but no­tice­able was the su­perb pre­sen­ta­tion of the car – even bet­ter than the usual high stan­dards seen from this auc­tion­eer – while pub­lish­ing prices the day of the sale was a truly pleas­ing sign.

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