British powerhouses go up for auction

May 3, 2019 By Mike
Last updated on May 3, 2019
  • Bentley Continental GT in Mulliner specification
  • Luxury tourers, an Aston Martin DB7 V12 and Jaguar XJR
  • Unusual and sought after, a 1994 MG RV8

Classic Car Auctions sale on the 25th May at the Warwickshire Event Centre will see a number of British powerhouses going under the hammer from Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar and MG.

A combined 20.1 litres of British muscle from a Continental Mulliner GT, DB7 V12 Vantage Coupe, an XJR and an MG RV8 will get you all revved up and raring to go as these impressive cars vie for new homes.

Bentleys give you wings and this 6.0 litre W12 twin turbo Bentley Continental GT Mulliner will certainly do that! Presented in Diamond Black with a Porpoise Grey and diamond-quilted St.James Red leather interior styled by Mulliner, this 33,553 mile luxury motor will waft you around in style and elegance. Estimated at £20,000 to £25,000 this stunning car comes with an extensive history file and a fresh service prior to the sale.

The Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Coupe is an elegant luxury GT and this 2001 model is presented in Tour de France Blue with a Pacific Grey leather interior. It was supplied new by Aston Martin Stratstone and has had four owners who have covered 76,200 miles. It comes with a partial history and the first 10 years of stamps from the supplying dealer. Estimated at £24,000 to £28,000.

Our next powerhouse comes in the form of a 2005 Jaguar XJR with a 4.2 litre supercharged V8 engine. Extremely well maintained and finished in Radiance Red with a Black Nappa leather interior, the paintwork has been fully protected and the alloys refurbished. This Jaguar has formed part of a private collection where it has been kept in regulated storage. It has been recently serviced and estimated at £7,000 to £9,000.

A large proportion of MG RV8s went to Japan, though quite a few were re-imported back to the UK. This 1994 car is one of those sold new to Japan and returned to the UK in 2006, it comes with an extensive history file in Japanese! Displaying approximately 53,000 miles on the clock and with the current owner for the last three years, this car is presented well in Woodcote Green. Freshly serviced in April, it is now offered with an estimate of £15,000 to £18,000.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions sales manager commented: “We are delighted to offer these British cars, the epitome of British manufacturing. They are real powerhouses and the Bentley is rather special. We always do well with these types of cars and look forward to the sale.”

Classic Car Auctions are still accepting cars for the auction and can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.