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Bonhams last UK sale of the year generated some interesting results suggesting that prices are undoubtedly still quite weak and if you get your timing right bargains can be had. The standout one for us was the £74,166 paid including premium for a 1961 Flat Floor Series 1 3.
Tomorrow's Morris Leslie auction sale in Scotland has an interesting line up of cars including a real rarity which is an Alvis TB14. With only 100 ever manufactured these cars rarely come up for sale.
We are seeing quite a divergence in fortunes at the auction sales at the moment. High end cars are struggling to find new owners unless the price is right and the car is very original or extremely well restored with excellent provenance.
A one owner TR6 will be sold at Anglia Car Auctions this coming weekend. The car has just 61,000 miles on the clock and although it is showing the scars of long term storage, it appears from the photographs to be reasonably sound.
If you are a fan of Austin Sevens, Richard Edmonds auctions are always a good place to start looking. This week they have two real rarities, a Speedy and a Swallow Two Seater.
The line up for the next ACA sale on Saturday 3rd November is building nicely and includes another super low mileage car, this time a 1981 MG B Roadster LE with just 238 miles on the clock. That sort of mileage is hard to beat and the car if in mint original condition should definitely command a big premium.
If you are a fan of commercial classics, the next Cheffins sale is a must. They have a fantastic selection of pickups, vans and lorries on offer, many of which are extremely rare indeed.
Looking at the auction results of recent weeks there is no doubt that good cars with the right provenance are still making the right money, but outside of that we are seeing weakness with lots of cars remaining unsold. On the retail and trade market we are seeing lots of cars sitting on the market and having their prices tweaked lower due to a lack of interest.
The proliferation in auctions house in recent years mean there are just not enough weekends in the year to prevent clashes of dates which is a shame as both CCA and Matthewsons provide sales with lots of cars to choose from. That said undoubtedly there will be enough punters to share between the two on Saturday and given that the market is still reasonably buoyant, we would expect both sales to achieve good results for the right cars.
We believe Bonhams Beaulieu sale at the weekend generated a record result for an unlikely car given the current market in pre war cars. The car in question was a 1925 pram hood Austin Seven Chummy which according to the Bonhams narrative had been the subject of a meticulous £20,000 restoration.
It is generally acknowledged that low mileage original cars are the prize classic to own above a fully restored car. You can't beat originality and the Rover P5 which Coys will be offering at their next sale at Fontwell House on the 6th September looks to tick every box having been in the same family since new and with less than 10,000 miles on the clock.
With the summer holidays rapidly drawing to a close the auction season will return into full swing mode and next weekend's ACA sale is a good place to start. As usual it is a jumbo sized sale with lots of very different cars on offer.
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