This lovely 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Duetto was the top seller at CCA’s December auction – but with more than 100 classics of all ages and conditions changing hands, it was far from the only interesting lot.
In total, 117 vehicles sold at the Christmas-themed auction, which took place on Saturday (1 December) at the Warwickshire Event Centre (WEC), with an impressive 80% sale rate.
The 1750 Spider – a rare right-hand drive example that had received an extensive restoration – made £47,300, almost double its pre-sale estimate, after a lengthy bidding war.
A couple of Porsche 911 classics also sold handsomely, with a 1982 SC Targa making £37,180 and a 1986 Carrera Cabriolet close behind it, selling for £35,420.
A 1969 Jensen Interceptor was another to pass the £35k mark, going for £36,300; this vehicle had spent 30 years in storage but has enjoyed a sympathetic restoration recently.
Another classic which far exceeded its estimate was a particularly rare, UK-supplied 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3, which sold for £33,880 after another long bidding war.
Others to sell for above-estimate amounts were a 1967 Jaguar 340 Mk II (£35,200), a restored 1972 Triumph Stag Mk 1 (£18,920) and a 1969 Riley Elf manual Mk III (£11,550).
One particularly notable lot was a rare 1970 Morris Minor 1000 998 Saloon manual, with just 3020 miles on the clock; this raised £6600 for the charity Safe Families for Children, Wales.
“The December Sale was a great hit with our customers and great fun for us too,” said Gary Dunne, CCA’s sales manager. “2018 has been an excellent year for CCA with strong results and consistent demand at all of our sales. This gives us a hugely optimistic outlook on the classic car market for 2019.
“There was a fantastic atmosphere in the hall with mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine aplenty, as well as the brilliant humour and wit of our popular resident auctioneer, Jonathan Humbert.
“We already have the first cars confirmed for our next sale in March, so anyone looking to sell with us in the New Year should contact us sooner rather than later to secure a place in the sale.”
You can view a full list of results on the CCA website.