Today marks the end of Car & Classic Auctions’ first live week! It’s been thrilling for us and and we’ve had some lovely feedback from you, watching the new, exciting and trustworthy platform spring into life. As we have covered in other posts, a huge amount of work has gone into creating the safest, most cost effective curated Classic Car Auction on the web and after watching a week’s worth of bidding, we’re happy to say that it is already a huge success.
Of course, building this new site and function is one thing. Your interaction with it is what really matters though, and we’re pleased to report that thanks to hundreds of registered bidders already on the site, the bids have been flying in thick and fast. But have you registered to bid yet? If not, let us entice you with some of the cars that have been sold this week, along with a selection of cars that will go live next week.
Some of our favourites
Bristol Blenheim – Sold for £38,000
The big Bristol was a car that was always going to make a splash in the auction waters. But this car, with extensive history, low miles and its exceptional condition made all the right waves. These cars have a passionate following and that following made itself known during the bidding. With a last minute bidding war the digital hammer fell on this car at £38,000, smashing the car’s reserve. The proud new owner has already safely transferred funds via Car & Classic’s secure Escrow service and is picking the car up later today.
Ford Mustang – Sold for £19,250
Was there ever any doubt that this 1967 Ford Mustang GTA would sell? The Mustang is, for many, the muscle car to have. And 1967 is a particularly eye-pleasing vintage. But it’s also a treat for the ears thanks to that magnificent 289 V8 engine. In fact, it’s the complete package – bright red paint, lashings of chrome, American Racing wheels with matching, white-lettered Cooper Cobra GTs. The high bidder on this is going to be very, very happy indeed.
VW Camper – Sold for £9,578
Another classic to gain a winning bid was this lovely blue 1976 Volkswagen Camper. Just in time for the summer holidays, the bidding for this popular classic was constant throughout, with a pleasing flurry of activity in the closing moments. Now off to a happy new owner, the hammer fell at £9,578.
What’s Coming Up?
2009 Maserati GranTurismo – Bidding Ends: 22nd June, 8pm
Let’s be honest, you’d buy a Maserati just for the name. It’s one the conjures up thoughts of tuneful V8s and elegant looks – it has power, speed and passion. So why not indulge yourself and live the Italian grand touring dream with this stunning 2009 GranTurismo? It’s been maintained to a fastidious standard, it sounds incredible and it exists today in near perfect condition.
1979 Porsche 911 SC – Bidding Starts: 18th June, 5pm
There are few cars as iconic as the classic Porsche 911, and this one is no exception. Radiant in a coat of bright yellow paint, this 1979 SC model comes from America, where it lived a dry, rust-free life in California. There is some work to be done here, but that just means this 911 is a car you can make your own. And with a low reserve, the chances of that becoming a reality are strong indeed!
1967 Morris Mini 850cc – Bidding Starts: 22nd June, 5pm
Everybody seems to love the Mini. Certainly, it’s one of those cars many of us have owned at some point, or failing that, we’ve known someone who has. The Mini has permeated the motoring world in a way most other cars can only dream of – it’s a four-wheeled legend. Which is why this original specification 1967 850cc model is so appealing. A recent, light restoration, this Mini is a brilliant example of the model’s purest, original form.
1961 Daimler SP250 ‘Dart’ – Bidding Starts: 26th June, 6pm
Only last year were we writing about how the Daimler SP250, or ‘Dart’ as we more commonly know it, has become a bona fide cult classic. Imagine then how happy we were to consign this lovely B Spec 1961 model. Lovingly cared for, a freshly-rebuilt 2.5 litre V8, fourspeed ‘box and stacks of history, this is quite possibly one of the finest out there. It’s a car that has definitely grown into its looks over the years, and is now recognised as the full-bore classic that it is.
This is just a selection, of course. There are many more cars coming up on Car & Classic Auctions, the new, bespoke online auction service for classic and specialist cars.