Classic Car Auctions (CCA) ended the summer on a high with its biggest and best ever sale where more than 70 per cent of the cars on offer at CarFest South were sold for a total sales value of more than £900,000.
Thousands of festival goers descended on the two-day auction at Chris Evans’ festival at the weekend, which took place at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire. A fantastic selection of cars had been secured for the sale and CCA’s generous customers also helped the team raise an amazing £25,000 for BBC Children in Need.
Topping the bill was the beautiful 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster, which sold for £58,300 including premium. Another classic Jaguar, a low mileage 1988 XJS V12 Convertible, was offered without reserve and sold for more than £17,000. For those who were looking for something more modern, a lovely 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider certainly appealed, selling for £45,100.
For the nostalgic amongst the crowd the ‘timewarp’ 1983 Austin Metro Vanden Plas 500 sold for an amazing £7,700. The rare car had covered just 741 miles and had just one registered owner since new, for many years forming part of the famous Patrick Collection in Birmingham. From the small screen the incredibly special 1965 Morris Mini Moke, which starred in cult TV series The Prisoner, sold for £13,750 including premium.
Starting off the Sunday sale with a bang, there was frenzied bidding on the Martin Brundle designed Ultimate F1 Scalextric track, the biggest track Scalextric had ever created. Kindly donated into the auction by Hornby, the track was eventually sold for £11,220, with 100 per cent of the proceeds of the sale going to BBC Children in Need.
Campervans always prove popular at CarFest, and CCA had an impressive selection on offer. Most notably was a 1967 Volkswagen split screen campervan that was previously owned by legendary Blues musician and CarFest regular Seasick Steve. Hard fought over, it eventually sold for £30,800.
Another celebrity owned car proved popular with festival goers. The highly collectable 1972 BMW 3.0 CSA, once owned by the actor Michael York and Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, sold for £30,250, more than £10,000 over its lower estimate. That wasn’t the only classic BMW that caught the eye of bidders. A highly original 1989 BMW Z1, one of the earliest built, sold for £23,320.
Speaking after the sale, CCA general manager, Guy Lees-Milne said: “It’s been a fantastic weekend here at CarFest and our biggest and most successful auction ever. We’d like to thank all those that attended and help us raise an amazing sum for charity. We hope that all those successful bidders thoroughly enjoy their new cars.”
Quality entries are now being invited into CCA’s next sale, which takes place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre just outside Leamington Spa on 31st October.
To view the full results from CCA’s CarFest auction please visit http://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/carfest-south-classic-car-auction/view_lots/pn/all.