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89% sold and £2.3million in sales for CCA's December Sale

Published on 18 Dec 2020, 16:00
  • CCA closed 2020 with a superb 89% sales rate and a £2.3million sale
  • Record auction price achieved for a Rover P5B
  • Five Mercedes-Benz sold to raise funds for charity
  • Mike Bell Collection achieved great results
  • Two cars sold for Channel 4’s Mend It For Money 

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) completed 2020 with another standout auction which saw 89% of the cars sell, equating to £2.3million in sales. 

Over 120 classic cars, modern cars, restored cars, competition cars and motorhomes crossed the block on Saturday 12 December. This was yet another superb catalogue from CCA which completed what was already a standout year. This was their third live online auction this year, which began with five viewing days in the run up to the auction day.

Gary Dunne, CCA’s Sales Manager commentated, “I am truly thrilled for both our vendors, buyers and the CCA team itself. 2020 has been full of uncertainties, but we have continued to successfully bring amazing cars to the market for our buyers, achieving stand out results for our sellers, there has been something for everyone – all whilst operating in a safe and secure manner.”

The auction was full of action and had plenty of standout moments. The outstanding 1970 Rover 3.5 Coupe P5B achieved a significant amount of pre-sale interest and it was simply one of the best of its kind, this sold for £45,510 which is believed to be a world record auction price. The Mike Bell Collection, which was offered without reserve, also proved incredibly popular. With all of the lots selling, two of the stand outs were the 1971 Ford Escort RS1600 ‘Lairy Canary’ which sold for £83,250 and the project 1973 MTX 2-01 Spyder B5 Sports Racer which sold for £18,870. 

One generous vendor entered not one, but five Mercedes-Benz (W126), all without reserve and with the purpose of raising funds for two charities, Orchard Trust and Animal Aid Unlimited. All five sold, including a 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC (W126) for £9,435. Two further Lots of interest were Lots 900 and 901, both had been recommissioned and were sold in the sale as part of Channel 4’s series, Mend It For Money. The 1981 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 sold for £15,318 and the 1968 MG C GT Auto sold for £12,210.

With nearly 90% of cars sold, there are so many cars to talk about, but some other notable mentions are the 1972 Porsche 911S 2.7S Hillclimb car which stormed its top estimate and sold for £88,800, the lovely 1968 Austin Mini Cooper Mk II 1275 S sold for £31,080 after 43 years of ownership and the 1978 Ford Mk2 Escort 1.6L with 4,578 miles from new, sold for £17,000.
You can view all of the results for this auction on the CCA website here. Entries are now invited for their 2021 auctions, the first taking place on Saturday 27 March in the live online format. To submit an entry, visit the CCA website or email enquiries@classiccarauctions.co.uk