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Even with further post-sales in the pipeline, ACA had sold 79% of the 202 cars on offer at their latest ‘Drive Through’ in sunny King’s Lynn
The double top estimate £24,380 valuation for a 2013 restored and still cosmetically sharp 1975 Alfa Romeo 2.0 Spider was a standout performance. A former Californian resident 1966 VW ‘Barn Door’ Camper with Pop-Top also exceeded estimate at £22,684 as did a freshly registered, 2015 imported and restored 1973 Datsun 240Z lefty sold for £17,596.
Although a more than forecast £16,748 was needed to land a 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 16v Cosworth with wing from more than three years storage, Saturday's prices were headed by a 1970 Porsche 911T for improvement that had been rallied in Northern Ireland, but unused since last MOTd in 2013, which fetched a forecast £45,500. £40,280, top estimate money, was bid for a once lhd 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk3 with Denis Welch upgraded engine and gearbox.
A 1968 Triumph Vitesse 2-Litre Mk1 Convertible out-performed its estimate to sell for £11,342, a 1980 R-R Silver Shadow II from long-term ownership changed hands for £8692 and a 53,000 miles since 1967 MG1100 for £8586, both better than expected. A confident £36,040 meanwhile was invested in the future of a nearly 50 years stored 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Drophead for restoration that was last taxed in 1974
This was a most reassuring afternoon for stakeholders in more affordable classics, when 1200 catalogues sold out even before 159 vehicles were hammered away for £1,200,418 including premium and an average of £7550 had been spent per car. RH-E
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