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Modern classics in demand at auction

Published 08 December 2016

A 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 sold for £75,900 at auction over the weekend. The fast ford went under the hammer at the Classic Car Auctions sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 3 December.

The Cosworth was offered on the open market for the first time since 1988, and had covered just 12,000 miles from the new.

Another low-mileage Cosworth-powered Ford also drew plenty of interest. The unregistered 1991 Ford Granada Scorpio (a pre-production model that had covered just 1325 miles from new), sold for £11,880.

It wasn’t only Ford Cosworth models that were seeking a new home. A well looked after 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth 2.5-16, owned by one family its whole life, also proved popular, selling for £19,250.

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo sold for £59,950

There were plenty of Porsches on offer, A UK-supplied 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo sold for £59,950. And a matching-numbers, UK-supplied 1976 Porsche 911 2.7 Lux project car sold for £30,250 - double its lower estimate.

CCA offered and sold three Jaguar E-types at the sale. A restored 1972 Jaguar E-type SIII 5.3 V12 Roadster sold for £57,200, while a left-hand drive 1974 Jaguar E-type SIII V12 Roadster sold for £55,000. A barn-find, UK supplied, right-hand drive, manual 1973 Jaguar E-type SIII V12 Roadster, that had been laid up for 20 years, sold for £44,000.

To view the full list of results from CCA’s December Sale, visit


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