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Modern classics to go under the hammer at September sale

Published 10 August 2017

A host of modern classics are heading to auction next month. Fast Fords, bargain BMWs, and a range of hot hatches will go under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ next sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 23 September.

First up is a Peugeot hot hatch on offer - a 1.6-litre GTI that has 30k on the clock. With prices for this hot hatch rising, the car is expected to fetch between £18,000 and £14,000.

The GTI’s little brother, the 205 Rallye also makes an appearance on the lot list. The 1.3-litre version was developed by Peugeot specifically for rallying and this 1989 road-going version is a lightweight flyer powered by a 102bhp engine. Its estimate is £10,000-£12,000.

Also going under the hammer is a Volkswagen Golf GTi complete with a rare factory-fitted Votex body kit. A multi show-winning car with an extensive history and just 44,000 miles on the odometer, the car is estimated to sell for between £7000 and £9000.

1991 BMW 316i LUX-600

There’s also a 1991 Diamond Black E30 BMW 316i Lux for sale. Despite being 26 years old, it has only covered 2245 miles and is in great condition. Family-owned and barely used, the BMW is estimated at £12,000 to £15,000.

‘There is a rising market for certain types of modern classics and there are a number of reasons for this,’ says Gary Dunne, sales manager of Classic Car Auctions.

‘A connection with motor sport helps, which is the case with the Peugeot 205 GTIs, and a lot of people who were growing up when these cars first came out are now in a position to afford the car of their dreams,’ Dunne said. ‘There’s also a rarity factor as a lot of these cars have not survived since the eighties.’

Fast Fords certainly fall into this category and a 1992 Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4, an unmolested, low mileage, road-going version of Ford’s last effort to homologate a Sierra to compete in the World Rally Championship, is for sale with an estimate of £25,000-£30,000.

1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands -600


The Sierra is joined by a Ford Capri 280 Brooklands from 1987, which is expected to be hammered away for as much as £26,000.

Japanese performance cars on offer include a manual 1997 Honda NSX with an estimate of £40,000 to £45,000.

Alongside it is a rally-inspired 1991 Toyota Celica GT4 Carlos Sainz special, one of only 5000 manufactured and with a sale estimate of £10,000 to £12,000.

Visit the CCA website to see the latest line-up of cars listed for the September sale.


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