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Iconic modern classics head to auction

Published 29 November 2016

A host of future classics are being offered for sale at auction this weekend, including a Honda NSX, Subaru Impreza and Lotus Esprit V8 Twin Turbo. The cars will go under the hammer at the Classic Car Auctions sale of the year, which takes place on Saturday, 3 December, at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.

The UK supplied, right-hand drive 1992 Honda NSX is finished in metallic black with a black leather interior. Supplied with the registration plate, 'J13 NSX', it is estimated at between £30,000 and £35,000.

Next up is a 2001 Subaru Impreza P1 2.0T 4WD 2DR - number 524 of just 1000 limited editions by Prodrive. It has just one previous registered owner and comes with an estimate of £10,000 to £12,000.

Also in the catalogue is a supercharged 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG. Boasting incredible performance and luxury, it has a pre-sale estimate of £8,000 to £10,000.

Lotus Esprit V8 Twin Turbo (2)

Fans of British performance models will be watching a 1999 Lotus Esprit V8 Twin Turbo. The low mileage car has recent service history and could go for between £26,000 and £30,000.

As so often at auction these days, there are plenty of Porsches available. A right-hand drive 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo finished in Tahiti Blue that’s said to be in excellent condition, is estimated at between £55,000 and £65,000.

A well cared for 1983 Porsche 944 Lux, finished in Guards Red with a leather and pinstriped velour interior, and reading just 61,000 miles, is estimated at between £8000 and £10,000. And a 1980 Porsche 911 3.0 SC Targa that’s had money spent on it recently, is expected to achieve between £20,000 and £25,000 on sale day.

Barn-find Jaguar E-types are now an auction staple, with prices still rising year on year. For sale on Saturday, is a right-hand drive 1973 Jaguar E-Type SIII V12 Roadster ‘barn find’, ready for restoration. Its guide price is £25,000 to £30,000.

1977 Vauxhall Chevette HS

Other highlights include a 1977 Vauxhall Chevette HS 2.3 - the very first example off the production line and now fully restored (estimate £18,000- £22,000).

An unusual 1985 Mercedes-Benz 250 Limousine formerly owned by the United Arab Emirates Embassy will be offered at ‘no reserve’,

And a special charity lot, a 1975 Volkswagen 1303 Beetle Convertible, is being sold to raise money for 'Bloodwise', the blood cancer charity.

To find out more about the CCA December Sale, visit


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