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BMW M3s in demand at September sale

Published 28 September 2016

A quartet of BMW M3s were in demand at Classic Car Auctions’ September sale. All found new homes after an intense bidding war, with a 1988 BMW E30 M3 Evolution II selling for £48,400 including premium at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 24 September

Another M3, a 1999 BMW M3 Evolution Imola GT2 Special Edition, sold to a buyer in the room for £20,350. While a 1991 BMW E30 M3 fetched £41,250 - more than £7000 over its lower estimate. By comparison, a 1994 BMW E36 M3 3.0-litre looked cheap at £11,440.

But it wasn’t just BMW fans who were spoilt for choice. Porsche fans saw a 1996 Porsche 911 993 Carrera go for £28,600. While a pretty 1966 Porsche 912 sold for £31,680. While Volkswagen enthusiasts saw a 1995 Corrado 2.9 VR6 Storm sell for £11k.

Collectors of older classic cars fought over a number of examples. An original, right-hand drive 1946 MG TC Midget sold after a long bidding war for £35,750 (£13k over its lower estimate). A 1942 Willys Jeep, restored by the Wheeler Dealers boys, sold for £28,600.

 Jag E-Type Barn Find

But what about the car that grabbed all the pre-auction headlines? The 1972 Jaguar E-Type barn find didn’t disappoint. The Series III V12 Roadster barn find, owned by the same family for 40 years, sold for £61,050 - more than £20,000 over its upper estimate.

And another 1970s sports car, a 1978 Datsun 260Z with just 8285 miles from new, sold for £24,750 including premium - more than £6000 over its lower estimate.

In total 70 per cent of the motors on offer were sold, leading to total sales of £1.4m. CCA general manager Guy Lees-Milne, said, ‘This was one of our best catalogues yet. The auction hall was packed out once again and buyers clearly liked the selection, variety and value of cars we had on offer.’

Collectors of older classic cars fought over a number of special examples. An original, right-hand drive 1946 MG TC Midget, sold after a long bidding war for £35,750, more than £13,000 over its lower estimate. A 1942 Willys Jeep, restored by the Wheeler Dealers boys, sold for an impressive £28,600.

Datsun 260Z

You can view the full results from CCA’s September Sale at classiccarauctions.co.uk

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