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More than 100 classics set for CarFest auction

Published 26 August 2015

More than 100 cars will be going under the hammer in Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) two-day sale at CarFest South, taking place at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August.

From celebrity-owned cars, iconic British classics to Italian supercars, as well as classic campervans and pick-up trucks, there are a wide range of classics avalable. Visitors to the show could even pick up a classic car bargain, as 25 of the cars available are offered with no reserve.

Our favourite is the 1983 Austin Metro Vanden Plas 500. The car, offered without reserve, has covered just 741 miles and had just one registered owner since new, for many years forming part of the famous and historic Patrick Collection housed in Birmingham.

Topping the bill at the sale is a 1973 Jaguar E-type Series III V12 manual roadster, estimated at between £65,000 and £75,000. An original right-hand drive example, presented in British racing green with contrasting cream leather, the matching numbers car has been owned by the current vendor for ten years.

1973 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES III V12 ROADSTER MANUAL Side 2 MR

1973 Jaguar E-type could make up to £75,000.

But there is also a Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon Defender going under the hammer. This unique and bespoke example, estimated at between £19,500 and £21,000, is one of the earliest built.

Offering investment potential is a 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider, estimated at between £45,000 and £55,000. Finished in Giallo Fly Yellow, the left-hand drive car was supplied new to Ferrari Lausanne in Switzerland, where it has spent most of its life. Also for sale is a 1981 Delorean DMC12, estimated at between £29,000 and £31,000. Having been in the UK for the past few years, it has recently benefitted from £15,000 of work lavished on it.

Celebrity owned cars include a 2000 Volkswagen Golf GTi once owned by Sir Elton John, a 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL formerly owned by CarFest organiser and new Top Gear presenter Chris Evans, and legendary Blues musician Seasick Steve’s old VW Campervan.

From the small screen comes a 1965 Morris Mini Moke that starred in cult TV series The Prisoner. One of four vehicles in the show, ‘HLT 709C’ is estimated at between £11,500 and £13,500. It was discovered in storage in a barn in Holland, where it had been for many years and is now back home in the UK.

Speaking ahead of the sale, Guy Lees-Milne, general manager, Classic Car Auctions, said: 'It’s an honour to be asked by Chris Evans and the CarFest team to host a classic car auction at this fantastic event and we hope that our sale will help in raising important funds for such a worthy cause. There’s a great variety of cars on offer and I’m sure there’s something to tempt any petrol head out there.'

As well as all the great cars available there will also be a selection of special charity lots on offer with 100% of the proceeds going to Children in Need, most notably the Martin Brundle and Sky Sports F1-designed Scalextric set.

For those not attending CarFest, bidding can be made by phone, online or by leaving a commission bid with CCA before the sale.

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