For American buyers, now is the time to look towards the UK to make high dollar purchases. The US Dollar has steadily gained strength against the British pound and exchange rates are favorable. On March 19, car collectors from around the globe will be able to participate in a sale of “everyman” classic cars – affordable classics with extensive information, detailed condition reports, and low buyer’s fees. The sale, hosted by Classic Car Auctions, Ltd. in N. Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK, will be accessible online through Proxibid. Several vehicles will interest American buyers, modeled in left-hand drive or ex-celebrity rides.
Featured lots include:
- 1966 Ford Mustang 289 2+2 Fastback: This 2+2 Fastback in left-hand drive has been fully restored with new wings, rear quarters, doors, and floors. The engine and gearbox have been completely rebuilt, making this the “newest” 1966 Mustang on the market.
- 2005 Maserati Quattroporte V: Formerly owned by Sir Elton John, this vehicle comes with an extensive history file. The exotic Italian sports car is offered in right-hand drive with a mere 28,000 miles showing on the odometer.
- 1965 VW Split Screen Campervan: This well presented vehicle has undergone recent upgrades, including suspension. The 1965 Volkswagen is a left-hand drive model, and would be an excellent addition to an American collection.
- 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth: Coming with a partial history file, this vehicle was driven by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear in 2010. The second generation 4-door Sapphire Cosworth is a great example of power, achieving 142 mph on the Autobahn by Clarkson during one of their notable challenges on the program.
- 1960 Ford Thunderbird: Nothing says classic American car quite like a T-bird. Offered in left-hand drive, this model is “show standard” and shows just 59,000 miles. It is sold with an extensive history file, including original dealer order and bill of sale.
- 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E Saloon: This highly collectable model, offered in left-hand drive, was supplied new to the European Market in 1992 before being exported to Japan in 1997 to enjoy salt-free roads. This well maintained model reads 65,000 miles.