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The cars we'd most like to take home from the CCA sale on Saturday

Published 04 December 2015

If you can look beyond the headline-grabbing ex-David Beckham Range Rover, there are some fantastic cars going under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ sale on Saturday, 5 December.

One that caught our eye is a 1982 Golf C MkI three-door manual hatchback, which carries an estimate of £5000-£7000. This has been with its current owner for the past 33 years and comes with a huge history file.

According to the vendor, the only work that the car’s ever had is a new battery and brake pads. That could mean that it either needs a lot of work - or that it doesn't need much. And a decent inspection is crucial if you're thinking about buying it. 

With just 26k on the clock, one thing is for sure - it’s unlikely that this car will be bought and used by the new owner. And while that's understandable, it's still a shame.

VW Golf

Next up is a 1981 Talbot Sunbeam TI Series 2. A two-owner car, it has the 1.6-litre engine fed by twin Webber carbs. Looked after by marque specialists Skip Brown Cars, we’re told it has a fully re-bushed Bilstein suspension and M16 front brake callipers. The guide price? £12k-£15k.

These cars were much loved by rally enthusiasts at the time, but although it's been tastefully modified, there's no mention of whether or not this one has seen action.

What we do know is that it used to be owned by a bank manager for 32 years, and that the car is well known to the club and Sunbeam enthusiasts.

According to the CCA condition report, its scores mainly 4/5 - which indicates it's in very good condition. The inspection notes, 'We understand there is a huge history file with this car, every single MoT from new, original bill of sale, original dealer handpack including the car's service book.'


BMW E10 2002 Touring Interior

But if we had the money (and were feeling brave), this is the car we would buy: it’s a 1972 BMW E10 2000 Touring. Finished in inka orange, it’s being sold as a project with no reserve and little history.

According to catalogue, it needs welding on the driver’s floorpan. On the plus side, it’s recently had a new clutch slave cylinder fitted, along with new tyres, refurbished wheels and a battery.

It’s said to be an unmolested original example with just 14k on the clock. Classic BMWs make serious money these days, and there’s a lot of demand for Tourings. If you’re handy with a welder and set of spanners, this might be a great project to take on.

See all the lots going under the hammer at the Classic Car Auctions website.


Corps Diplomat    on 8 December 2015

Love that Mk1 Golf. A beautifully simple but classic design.

anglebox    on 9 December 2015

What did the BMW 2000 Touring sell for at the auction? It's on eBay now...

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