The fewer own­ers, the bet­ter

Dorset’s pun­ters home in on sin­gle fig­ures in the log­book and low num­bers on the odome­ter

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

The third of SWVA’s quar­tet of 2017 sales of­fered a typ­i­cally good mash-up of mo­tors, with ev­ery­thing from a 1950 Bent­ley MkVI spe­cial (£23,760) to a match­ing num­bers 1972 As­ton Martin DBS (£64,800).

But the num­ber of in­ter­est­ing one­owner cars was the talk­ing point, that sin­gle-name-on-the-log­book mix in­clud­ing a 3700-miler 1998 Jaguar XKR, a 1973 MGB Road­ster, a 1972 VW Bee­tle and a 1987 BMW 525i, with some stun­ning prices be­ing achieved (see re­sults, p36).

Among the first-rate lots was a low-mileage Capri 280 that made £34,560, show­ing that Fast Ford money is flow­ing well, al­beit not as strongly as the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic 280 (see left). Along­side that was a 1973 Alfa Romeo 2000GT Ve­loce owned by the ven­dor for 40 years, and a de­light­ful 1970 Mor­ris Mini.

This was again a typ­i­cally strong SWVA sale, achiev­ing a 96 per cent suc­cess rate. Its next sale is on 27 Oc­to­ber and it has an­nounced the first three dates for 2018: 26 January, 27 April and 27 July.

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