Classic Car Auctions (CCA), a specialist auction house for the sale of ‘everyman’ classic cars, is set to offer classic car enthusiasts the opportunity for the ultimate open-top road trip around the world at its upcoming June Sale on 2nd June at the Warwickshire Event Centre.
With classics ranging from tiny British sports cars to giant American muscle cars, the auction offers a convoy of beautiful classic convertibles ideal for summer motoring, for every taste and budget.
From CCA’s own home soil in the UK, a 1972 MGB Roadster owned by the same person for the last 20 years, offers a fantastic entry level British classic estimated at £5,000 to £7,000. Buyers seeking a lesser known option have the chance to pick up a 1954 Jowett Special Bodied R2, handmade in 2008 and based on the original plans for the Jowett Jupiter MK2 which never made production, estimated at £20,000 to £25,000.
Coming from the continent, a 1972 Peugeot 304 Cabriolet styled by Pininfarina and refreshed with a bare metal respray is estimated to reach £6,000 to £8,000. A 1960 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider from Italian heritage and also styled by Pininfarina comes with a 1.5 litre 75hp four cylinder engine designed by OSCA and is estimated at £20,000 to £25,000.
German bahnstormers are also well represented, including a 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa estimated at £35,000 to £40,000 and finished in glorious Guards Red. Another fantastic German convertible and highlight lot of the sale is a stunning 1967 Mercedes 230SL ‘Pagoda’. A significant amount of work has been carried out recently by a marque specialist including a new interior, giving this car an estimate of £45,000 to £50,000.
“The long awaited months of summer motoring are just around the corner and there’s a convertible for every taste at the June Sale,” says Gary Dunne, auctions manager of Classic Car Auctions. “We always have a wide range of classics in CCA, everything from a tiny Japanese sports car to a giant American Muscle car. We expect a great weather day on auction day too!”
From the land of the rising sun, Japan, a limited edition 2000 Mazda MX5 Isola comes from single ownership reading just 12,979 miles, after its 91 year old lady owner decided to hang up her car keys. This well looked after MX5 Isola is estimated to reach £8,000 to £10,000.
The final stop on the global road trip is the USA. A replica of one of the best loved cars to come out of America, the Shelby Cobra, an impressive 2000 AK427 Cobra designed and created by the well-respected AK Sportscars is estimated at £20,000 to £25,000. A Ford Mustang Convertible straight out of Motor City, Detroit, with a big 4.9 litre V8 producing 220bhp, is also available, estimated at £16,000 to £20,000.
Holding regular sales at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, CCA will offer enthusiasts the opportunity to buy an impressive selection of iconic classic cars.