Mathewsons sale report
17 February 2021
Mathewsons first sale of the year appears to have gone very well despite the restrictions preventing any physical inspection of the cars on offer. There were some good results and there is clearly a lot of pent up demand out there given the delays to the first sales of the year. Stand out results include the £16,017 paid for a 1981 MGB GT LE which was very low mileage at 13,000 miles, but interestingly the paintwork was in need of work so a long way from a perfect example, but a very strong price nevertheless. Low mileage really does bring out the buyers. Fast Ford restorations always generate interest and a 1980 Ford Escort RS200O in barn find condition was no exception, flying all the way to almost £29,000 against the estimate of £10,000 to £12,000. This is a price tag that is not far off what you would expect to pay for a good example, Fast Ford frenzy appears to be back!! Opel Manta's have taken a significant step up in valuation after the strong result a low mileage example achieved at ACA last year. The car in this sale looked very nice and went on to make £21,450 against a rather conservative estimate of £6500 to £8500. Another notable result was the £12,900 made by a MK1 Triumph Vitesse convertible. These always struggle to make much headway above the £10k mark and judging by our data we think the Vitesse is about to make a healthy jump in value which is long overdue. We would not be surprised to see asking prices for the 2 litre cars move up towards the £15k mark this year. Finally we have to mention the Morris Oxford van which achieved £24,650 a little above its estimate of £20,000 to £22,000. Commercials continue to have a strong following in the UK and we are seeing that in other makes and models. This results shows what a first class van can make and we expect to see prices of top commercials continuing to make strong money.
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