THE WEEK IN DEALS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - BUYING & SELLING - RICHARD BAR­NETT’S WEEK OF LOOK­ING AT THE MAR­KET

TUES­DAY

Off to Brightwells for its pre­view day. I’m still lik­ing the new ar­range­ment for the way the cars are dis­played and I also like one of the youngest cars, a 55-plate Daim­ler Su­per Eight. Ex­ter­nally it’s a Jaguar XJ8 with a crinkly grille, but the Jaguar-plus in­te­rior as good as you’ll find in any

Ar­nage. A great lux­ury buy.

FRI­DAY

This time it’s CCA’s pre­view day, and as al­ways the Warwickshire Event Cen­tre venue is full of mo­tors. A good move is putting the cars that are out­side near the front door on hard stand­ing, rather than on wet grass as be­fore. In­ter­est­ing ve­hi­cles? How about a Hoop­er­mod­i­fied Ford Con­sul Capri or a Mercedes-Benz 500SEC with Lorinser bodykit and wheels? This lacks the gaudi­ness of many kit­ted SECs avail­able in the 1980s.

SATUR­DAY

Def­i­nitely no peace for the wicked, as I take the rat­tler into Lon­don for Bon­hams’ Bond Street sale. I’ve not seen a Fer­rari 500 Su­per­fast for a few years so the one on of­fer is in­ter­est­ing – and won’t be cheap.

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