Seriously Cool Historical Flirtations Under Classic Car Auctions Hammer

2.2L 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus S2 - Estimate £25,000

Classic car auctions can throw up some seriously cool historical flirtations, none more so than the forthcoming Classic Car Sale which takes place Saturday 2nd June at The Warwickshire Event Centre near Leamington Spa.

Hosted by CCA, this eclectic auction event has some impressive headliners amongst it’s stimulating lot list. We’ve deliberated, cogitated and finally regurgitated the ones that stood out of the very flirtatious crowd of classic heavyweights, then listed them below for you’re leisurely consumption.

Classic Car – Ford Capri 2.0 GT XLR

When it comes to classics, the Ford Capri needs no introduction and on looks alone lives up to it’s 70s ‘knicker dropping’ tagline. This 2.0 GT XLR version of the breed is a manual transmission that has been with the current owner for the last 49 years. Close to pristine, this 24,000 miler was apparently given lots of TLC by Father, Mother and now Son.

The 2.0 GT was proudly touted as ‘top of the range’ by Ford and boasted 113bhp from the Essex V4, nestled underneath a bonnet that goes on longer than a family insurance advert. This mechanically overhauled beast looks worth a bid, if you have £12,000 – £15,000 to invest.

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 1969 Ford Capri 2.0 GT XLR
2.0L 1969 Ford Capri 2.0 GT XLR – £12,000 – £15,000

1983 Ford Escort RS1600i

Fast Ford prices have recently caused more nervous breakdowns than your average mortgage arrears, and this 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i will no doubt add to the burden of decision making by potential buyers.

Married to it’s current and only keeper for the last 23 years, the fastidious governor would like a clean break from his fuel injected Diamond White show-stopper. With a shark grey interior and mileage lost in time travel at only 8,000, this now turbo accompanied beauty has a ream of history and even book packs for the avid reader to browse.

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Classic Car - Ford Escort RS1600i
One Owner Ford Escort RS1600i – Estimate £30,000 – £35,000

5.0L 1986 Mercedes 500SL

Enough of those irritating Fords, lets throw this 5.0L 1986 Mercedes 500SL automatic into the bidding equation. This gorgeous example of the R107 has a frugal 11,800 miles recorded on it’s fresh speedometer, with Smoke Silver finish and impressive black leather interior to wrap around you’re most likely ageing torso.

Supplied with both hard and soft tops, the serviced MOT’d stunner will set you back around £35,000. Yes, this could possibly be the lowest mileage 500SL on the market.

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5.0L 1986 Mercedes 500SL
5.0L 1986 Mercedes 500SL – Estimate £30,000 – £35,000

Barmy Bavarian

German engineering often provides the class in the classic, and this barmy Bavarian is certainly worth a close inspection. It’s a 3.2L 1999 BMW Z3M Coupe manual and power is delivered from the S50B32 engine, E36 M3, producing an eye watering 317bhp.

Not the most eye-catching of colours, but it does have that ‘wow’ looking factor. Take a punt and your missus will either get the satin sheets out, or throw your trendy flares out of the window.

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3.2L 1999 BMW Z3M Coupe
3.2L 1999 BMW Z3M Coupe – Estimate £30,000 – £35,000

1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus S2

Last but not least, this stunning 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus S2 is being offered by the current owner as authentic and pristine. One of the hottest hatchbacks being thrashed around in the 70s, this sprightly 2172cc twin-cam monster breathed through two twin-choke Dellorto carbs and delivered a whopping 155bhp.

This fireball includes a ‘Skip Brown’ limited-slip differential, 5-spd ZF gearbox, and is the non-sunroof optioned model. It has 53,000 miles recorded on it’s speedometer and is coloured in the period Moonstone Blue with ‘Piccadilly’ black cloth interior.

The only downside to this pocket-rocket is the estimated value of £20,000 – £25,000, which could well be achieved if the bidders are keen enough.

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2.2L 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus S2
2.2L 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus S2 – Estimate £25,000

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