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1980s hatchbacks in demand at auction

Published 21 June 2016

A pair of special 1980s hatchbacks drew plenty of interest at the Classic Car Auctions sale over the weekend. With just 6000 miles on the clock, a 1983 Ford Fiesta Popular Plus was snapped up for £7700.

While a husband-and-wife owned 1988 MG Metro, which had been with the couple for 20 years, sold for £6600 at sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 18 June.

But the biggest seller was a 1963 Jaguar E-Type ‘barnfind’ that fetched £66,000. The car, which attracted 12 phone bidders and plenty of interest from the floor, was a dust-covered manual Series 1 fixedhead coupe. It sold for more than double its upper estimate.

Other strong sellers included a 2006 Porsche 911 (997) 3.6 Turbo (a UK car with a manual gearbox) for £33,880 while a 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage with just 15,000 miles on the clock sold for £39,600.


This Ford Capri 280 Brooklands sold for £31,200.

And with renewed interest in the marque, a 1996 TVR Griffith 500 in need of some TLC sold for £14,300.

Fast Fords continued to prove in demand from enthusiasts and a low-mileage 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands sold for £31,200.

While a cherished 1972 Volvo 1800 ES was sold for £24,420 - more than double its lower estimate. This car, with only 32,000 miles recorded, was excellent condition.

In total, 80% of the lots were sold for more than £1.4m – the company’s biggest ever sales total since it was launched at the start 2015.

You can view the full results from CCA’s June Sale at the website.


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