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1980s classics in demand

Published 11 December 2017

Two 1980s Porsches proved to be top of the lots at auction. The 911s went under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ sale on Saturday, 2 December.

The most expensive was a 1989 911 Carrera Supersport (SSE), which sold for £71,500 - more than £11,000 over its lower estimate. While a 1985 911 3.2 SSE Targa followed closely, selling for £68,750. The cars were two of nine Porsches successfully hammered away in the sale.

Demand for fast Fords is always high and ten cars from the blue oval found new homes. A concours condition 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth sold for nearly £6000 over its lower estimate, fetching £37,950. 

A 1988 XR3i cabriolet sold for £12,650, a 1986 Escort RS Turbo Series I fetched £10,120, and a 1983 Escort RS1600i which sold for £9900.

1987 VW Golf GTi

Another 1980s icon which attracted the longest bidding war of the day. A concours-winning 1987 Volkswagen Golf GTi convertible, formerly owned by Sir David Jason OBE, eventually sold for £17,820 (almost £7000 over its lower estimate).

Then there was the 1984 Opel Manta 400, which sold for just over its upper estimate, at £50,600. In total, 80% of lots were sold for a premium-inclusive total of £1.8m.

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