70s supercar week at online classic car auction house The Market


September 23, 2019 By Mike
Last updated on September 24, 2019
  • Exemplary Ferrari 308 GTSi, De Tomaso Pantera L and Jensen Interceptor Mk III for auction with The Market
  • Online-only classic car auction house where sellers receive 95 per cent of the sale price, buyers pay no additional fees
  • Innovative online auction format to ensure the highest bids from genuine buyers and elimination of time wasters

Classic car auction disruptor, The Market, will auction a trio of exemplary 1970s supercars on its online-only bidding portal this week, where buyers pay only what they bid and sellers receive 95 per cent of the sale price.

The three supercars, a Ferrari 308 GTSi, De Tomaso Pantera L and Jensen Interceptor Mk III, offer classic car enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to buy a magnificent example of an iconic car of the 1970s style and substance era, from the comfort and convenience of their own home.

“All three of these fantastic supercars are achingly beautiful and brutish to drive!” comments Tristan Judge, director at The Market. “Each car has been exceptionally well maintained, either by their owners or marque experts, and each offers both collectability and driveability. With three to choose from, buyers are really spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing their poison!”

The 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi for sale was purchased by its current owner in 2013 as his ‘forever car’, which marked the start of a comprehensive restoration with renowned specialists, Italia Autosport, to turn a ‘good car’ into a ‘great car’. Having been driven just 400 miles since its completion to near concours standard and reading just 59,400 miles, the now fully fettled 308 GTSi has an estimated value of £44,000 – £50,000, with bidding already underway and ending on 25th September at 8:00pm GMT.

The second supercar is a 1974 De Tomaso Pantera L in highly original condition and finished in a striking orange, reminiscent of the era. Purchased by the current owner from a church which it was donated to, the Pantera has been treated to new suspension, rustproofing, carburettor rebuild and new engine coolant. Estimated at £65,000 – £75,000 with an odometer reading of just 34,000 miles, the online auction of this cult classic will start on 25th September and end on 2nd October at 8:00pm GMT, a timely purchase in the marque’s 60th anniversary year.

The British supercar of the trio, the 1973 Jensen Interceptor Mk III, is in fabulous condition, just a hair’s-breadth from concours condition. With a 6.3-litre Golden Commando V8 engine and a TorqueFlite automatic gearbox, it is as brutal as it is handsome with lashings of leather, wood and chrome. In the care of the same owner for the past four and a half years, the Interceptor has been treated to vast expenditure at marque experts Cropredy Bridge, where sensible upgrades to the brake system and air conditioning have been installed to allow the vendor to use the car regularly. Reading just 46,259 miles and estimated at £37,000 – £44,000, the online auction for the Interceptor starts on 23rd September and ends on 30th September at 8:00pm GMT.

“As an online auction house we believe strongly in transparency and honesty at the point of sale and purchase. I encourage anyone interested in these fabulous cars to make the most of our detailed online descriptions, large image galleries and videos on our website. Interested buyers can also communicate directly with the seller and even visit and inspect the cars before they bid online. If they are successful, they’ll own a stunning classic supercar by the end of the month,” concludes Tristan, “And if the sixties is more your thing, we have a couple of E-Types being auctioned very soon too.”

To find out more about the cars for sale and to bid on an auction, visit www.themarket.co.uk.