Fans of low mileage 1970s, ’80s and ’90s classics seem to be spoilt for choice by Anglia Car Auctions of late, as the Kings Lynn sales house appears to have become the venue of choice for vendors of such cars.
Among the many treats at this weekend’s sale are a Triumph TR7 with just 49,000 miles on the clock and in utterly original condition, right down to the love-it-or-loathe it Russet Brown paint, a beige Allegro Series 3 with a meagre 29,700 miles on the clock and 37,000-mile from new Austin Metro automatic.
Slightly more modern fare includes two more examples from a private collection of Metros and their derivatives – a 114 Cabrio in British Racing Green with 37,000 on the clock and full history, plus an incredible Rover 100 Knightsbridge in distinctive Amaranth metallic, which has covered just 2061 miles from new. No, that’s not a typo – it’s as close to a new Rover 100 as you’re likely to find, but what’s it worth?
Meanwhile, in the non-BLARG but ‘when did you last see one of those?’ corner, the Editor’s eye was drawn to an immaculate 1979 Alfasud with just 19,000 on the clock, an extremely rare mid-spec Mk1 Ford Sierra and, rarity of rarities, a Mk3 Vauxhall Cavalier 4×4.
There are also a brace of Bond Bugs on offer – the cool man’s Reliant Robin.
With so many auction houses specialising in high-end exotica and pushing towards the investor market, where prices of mid to high end classics have really taken off, it’s great to see that ACA still makes room for the humdrum, everyday cars we all remember. Click here to view the catalogue.
However, if it’s exotica you’re after, how about this for a potential bargain? ACA’s 1994 Bentley Brooklands has an estimate of just £4500 to £5500 – which, incidentally, is pretty much what they achieved for an MG Metro in their spring sale…. I’m glad I’m away that weekend, to be honest, as otherwise a trip to ACA could well end up in a divorce!