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Market watch

A selection of the most interesting classic cars for sale on the open market - updated daily...

Flat Floor E-type at Bonhams £74,166
First seen 04/12/2018

Flat Floor E-type at Bonhams  for sale

If you go back to 2013/14 you could expect to be paying £150,000 plus for a home market right hand drive E-Type flat floor roadster which makes the price of this car which was sold yesterday quite surprising. According to the narrative it is a restored example and there is nothing to suggest it isn't a matching numbers car which means it was bought at half price or perhaps market values have re-based downwards. It could well be a bargain, but it does show the top end of the market continues to weaken. If you are thinking of selling please do talk to us first to establish the correct value for your car before you go to market. See the original advert on the auctioneer's website

TR6£32500
First seen 25/06/2018

TR6 for sale

The market is suffering at present from a glut of cars that are being overpriced and consequently sitting on the market for months and sometimes over a year. The market is stagnating in many cars mainly because asking prices are unrealistic. We see many instances at present of people placing their cars on the market at world record levels because a car has been sold at auction for the same price. There are usually unique reasons why the auction car has done well and the decision to price cars so highly on the retail market is resulting in them remaining unsold for prolonged periods of car. This is one such example which was first listed in April 2017 and is still on the market. Good cars priced realistically will sell, but anything else will sit on the market. See the original advert on carandclassic

Do you have a classic car to sell?
First seen 11/12/2017

Do you have a classic car to sell? for sale

With 2018 almost upon us you might be thinking about selling your classic car in the New Year. We have buyers waiting for the right cars and even though Christmas is almost upon us it is worth submitting your classic car's details now as we are finding buyers for cars every day. See the original advert on none

Latest auction surprises
First seen 05/10/2017

Latest auction surprises for sale

We have two picks from the latest auctions run by Historics and Classic Car Auctions. The first is £42,560 paid for a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 2 which was part of a deceased estate. The narrative shows the mileage to be 24,623 which we are assuming was warranted and the car was a one owner from new. Once again this shows the kind of premium a low mileage and original car can command which must be a record for one of these. The other result at Classic Car Auctions was a huge £72050 paid for a 1991 Audi Quattro turbo 20 Valve manual which was again a low mileage example with just 32,233 miles which really shows that even in more difficult market conditions the right cars are still highly sought after. See the original advert on the auctioneer's website

MG SA£15000
First seen 20/04/2017

MG SA for sale

This MG SA which is being sold for restoration from a deceased estate looks like good value at £15,000. With top examples now selling for in excess of £50,000 there is ample scope to spend money on the car and bring it up to roadworthy standard. See the original advert on carandclassic

MGBGT£18,975
First seen 21/03/2017

MGBGT for sale

What price a £47k restoration? That was the question potential buyers of an MGBGT at the Bonhams Goodwood Members meeting asked themselves. The car had been subjected to £47,000 worth of body restoration and the fitting of a reconditioned engine. We had an opportunity to view the car and it was by no means concours and the drivers door fit didn't look that flush. Nevertheless it was a nice looking car and someone decided to pay nearly £19,000 for the car which is quite likely a world record but in our view a little high despite the huge expenditure on the car. See the original advert on the auctioneer's website

1984 Alfa Romeo Spider£12,000
First seen 28/12/2016

1984 Alfa Romeo Spider for sale

Low mileage and original cars continue to attract a premium and this Alfa Romeo seems to tick those boxes. The value also seems a little low and this car could be worth upwards of £15,000 if the car is in good order. See the original advert on carandclassic

Triumph GT6£10,500
First seen 11/11/2016

Triumph GT6 for sale

Fully rebuilt Triumph GT6s have been commanding some big premiums at auction in recent years and prices upwards of £17k have been possible. If this car is a full nut and bolt rebuild to a high standard the new owner might well be getting it a a very reasonable rate. See the original advert on carandclassic

BMW 3.0CSL£79,995
First seen 09/11/2016

BMW 3.0CSL for sale

Go back 12 months and the price of this car might look expensive, but in fact we believe it looks cheap. With only 500 right hand drive versions made, the scarcity factor has pushed good examples to over £100k as evidenced by the £102k paid for an example at the Bonhams Goodwood sale earlier this year. A restoration sold for over £60k at Bonhams Beaulieu sale which makes this car a potential bargain. See the original advert on carandclassic

Aston Martin DBS 6 Vantage£97,500
First seen 29/02/2016

Aston Martin DBS 6 Vantage for sale

This Aston Martin DBS 6 Vantage looks very cheap at £97,500. Given the rarity of Vantage spec cars and the fact that you can pay almost this amount for a normal DBS car we would not expect this example to remain on sale for very long. This car could conceivably be worth considerably more than the asking price. See the original advert on carandclassic

1987 Porsche 928S Auto£8,000
First seen 22/02/2016

1987 Porsche 928S Auto for sale

Eighties and nineties classics are really starting to gather some momentum now and for those seeking cars with the potential for capital appreciation the Porsche 924, 928 and 944 series cars still offer very good value. This 928 S might need some cosmetic attention according to the advert but if the mechanics check out it looks like a good buy at the asking price of £8000. See the original advert on carandclassic

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Our comments above are based purely on the adverts, we have not seen the cars and our opinions should not be taken as recommendations or endorsements of the cars.

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We are seeking Jaguar MK 2 2.4/240/3.4/340/3.8

Jaguar MK2 3.8

We are urgently seeking examples of Jaguar MK2.

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Auction prices driving unrealistic asking prices

Morris J Type Van

We couldn't help but notice a Morris J Type van which was listed within the last week or so at a world record asking price of £18,750. This seems to be the result of the sale of a similar model (pictured) at Anglia Car Auctions over the previous weekend of a van that had just 8,928 miles on the clock and sold for £18.020. The reason for such a strong selling price was the incredibly low mileage and we would not expect to see this repeated for a van of the same model unless it also had a unique selling point. This again shows why it is important not to follow all auction results when pricing your car. Please contact us today if you have a classic to sell and we will give you a realistic appraisal of what your car can achieve in the current market.

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Low mileage cars continue to demand a premium

Ford Escort

Last month's Silverstone Auctions sale at the NEC has created a few more records most of which belong to very low mileage cars, a common theme for most auction sales this year. Good examples from this sale are a 1990 Audi RR Quattro Turbo 20v with 16,000 miles (sold for £69,750), 2011 Ford Focus RS - 18 miles (sold for £43,875), a 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 (sold for £112,500), a1988 Range Rover EFI - 5,500 miles (£42,750), 1996 Ford Escort Cosworth Lux - 837 miles (£91,125), 1980 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom - 900 miles (sold for £97,875), a 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands (sold for £47,250)

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Porsche 911 (993) wanted

We are seeking Porsche 911 (993) cars at the moment with several people registered as seeking examples of these cars. If you have a Porsche 911 of any make whether it be Porsche 911 SC, Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, Porsche 911 (964) or a Porsche 911 (993) we would like to hear from you. Please submit your car's details within the sell your classic box on our home page.

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Jaguar unveils the Electric E-Type

Electric E-Type

Jaguar has unveiled a fully electric E-Type known as E-Type Zero. The modified series 1.5 car they have used generates 220KW of power and is now capable of achieving 0-62 in just 5.5 seconds.

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Auction sale rates declining

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Austin A35 sells for £23,000 at SWVA

A rare pick-up variant of the Austin A35 achieved a record £23,000 at SWVA's latest auction last Friday. Judging from the pictures of the car and the write-up the the car was exceptional have been treated to a £25,000 restoration and the price reflects that. This was not the only A35 in this auction to achieve a strong price, an A35 van again in exceptional condition achieved just under £11,000 including premium.

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Triumph models wanted

We are seeking Triumph Vitesse, GT6 and early Spitfires. If you have a car to sell please get in touch as we might well buy it.

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Classic car restorations wanted

MG Metro Turbo

Classic car restorations wanted. If you have a car that has been sitting in your garage for many years and is in need of restoration, please do contact us. It might be an unfinished project or a classic car that was put away many years ago and was forgotten about. You never know it might well have some value and we do buy a lot of restoration projects.

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BMW M635i sells for £100,100 at Classic Car Auctions

BMW M635CSI

BMW M635i sells for £100,100 at Classic Car Auctions

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Silverstone Auctions

Silverstone Auctions NEC Sale

The results from the weekend Silverstone sale at the NEC demonstrate that the classic car market remains healthy especially among the more modern classics.

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£37,000 Ford Capri

Ford Capri 2.8i sold for £37,275

We had another recent example of a low mileage car making a big premium at auction. This time it was a Ford Capri 2.8i which achieved a huge £37,275.

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World record price for a Jaguar XK150 at Bonhams

World record price for a Jaguar XK150 at Bonhams

Whilst there has been talk of slowing prices in recent months, today's Bonhams auction in London showed little sign of enthusiasm being tempered for the best cars.

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H&H Chateau Impney Christmas gala auction preview

Aston Martin DBS V8 at H&H Chateau Impney Christmas Gala Auction

H&H will be holding their last auction of the year on the 10th December at The Chateau Impney Christmas Gala Auction. The selection of classic cars on offer is quite broad and with Christmas only two weeks away it will be interesting to see if the auction market ends the year on a high.

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