Another well attended, mega busy Saturday auction at Kings Lynn. No surprises there. With 271 lots on offer and a packed auction room there was literally something for everyone. But were there any surprises once the sale got under way?
Lot 12. Was this a little star in its own right? This 1955 100E was hot from the TV show Granchester. You’re not alone, no-one in our office watched it either. Sold £3,992
Lot 14. A rather smart 1990 944S2. With warranted mileage, a decent-ish, service history and new recently replaced drivebelts it looked in fine fettle in Alpine White with blue hood. Sold £13,356
Lot 38. This 1975 Series III Lightweight had been in use by the services. We’re not sure which, but it did look like it had been in the wars! Having said that, it didn’t look any worse off because of it. Sold. £3,074. That looked cheap
Lot 69. With just three owners and low mileage this looked like a nice car. A closer physical inspection did reveal some issues. It’s always best to have a good look around. We didn’t bid but many did. A decent starter classic for those prepared to do some work. Sold. £2,100
Lot 91. Are the 2.4 Mk 2’s being overlooked? We think so, and incorrectly too. Apart from some fettling this 1962 MkII was ready to use and enjoy, just as classic cars should be. Sold. £12,000. That was a cheap car, surely
Lot 99. Spoiler alert. Controversy coming up. This car was an enigma. New shell, SORN for 6yrs, cracking condition. However, closer scrutiny of the documents revealed the car had covered 143,000miles. We always meticulously check the documents for the cars. What to do? We didn’t bid in the end. A good many did. Sold. £8,268. Interesting
Lot 166. Just two owners from new this Lhasa Green Campaign model GTi attracted a lot of attention. It hadn’t run for some time. On inspection there didn’t seem to us to be any reason why it wouldn’t though. A lot of interest saw it race up to £10,796
Lot 230. 1275GT. With prices of Cooper’s going crazy, these must be where the smart money is. This one had lots of money and work recently and looked smashing. Sold £11,130. Good car
Lot 241. No-one could fail to be drawn to this 3000E. It was all there and raring to go. What is not to like. Sold. £22,048. Our favourite of the sale
Lot 260. 1978 Dolomite Sprint. Apart from needing a minor re-paint…..this Dolly was actually in good condition. The previous owner had done a really good job of keeping the car in very nice condition. The paint didn’t put many buyers off. It had a Guide Price of £4,500-£5,500. It smashed that. Sold. £7,314
Lot 269. This was great. A 1961 Comer Cob. The original SUV? Probably! It needed some work, don’t we all at that age! But in fairness, we would have left it just as it was and used it. A great car. Sold. £5,512
As always at Anglia, a lively Sale to say the least. With 270+ cars the action was thick and fast. Our view is good cars always sell. We’d very slight cause to gently question ourselves a teeny tiny bit on the way back. Let’s get one thing straight. Over 75% of the cars on offer sold. Job done. Some didn’t. And some were not just good cars, but exceptional ones. The 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage was one. Another was the Ferrari 250. What was not to love about those two wonderful cars? Nothing really. Do we draw any conclusions? Too early to say firmly, but we do see a slight trend emerging. Cars well over three figures are sticking a little, unless they are very aggressively priced. We suspect this is just a blip. Normal business will be resumed very shortly. We’re certain of that.
Lovely to meet and chat with so many of you. A special mention to the Chairman of the Standard Owners Club, a fabulous half hour chat, truly fabulous!
On to the next sale. Keep in touch.
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