An Austin Allegro Equipe that had been fully restored made £3600 when the hammer went down at auction on Wednesday, 26 November, reports AROnline’s sister site, Honest John Classics. The 1980-registered car, which went under the hammer at Brightwells in Leominster, was treated to £10,000 worth of work so, although that’s top money for an Allegro, it’s still something of a bargain.
A trio of BL’s finest took the honours for cheapest cars of the day. A 1982 Austin Maxi 2 1750HL made £200, while a 1979 Allegro 1100DL went for £350 and a 1987 Mini Metro L fetched £250. That meant you could have come home with three cars and still had change from a grand.
That said, none was in as good nick as the Equipe – and at £3,600 for such a rare piece of late Seventies/early Eighties automotive kitsch, we reckon this was rollicking good value…
You can find out more from the Brightwell’s Auction here.