More than 100 cars confirmed for CCA’s CarFest auction
By Kyle Linsay
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 14:00
More than 100 amazing cars will be going under the hammer in Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) two-day sale at CarFest South, taking place at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August.
From celebrity owned cars, iconic British classics, Italian supercars as well as classic campervans and pickup trucks, there really is something to tempt everyone. Visitors to the show could even pick up a classic car bargain, as 25 of the cars available are offered with no reserve.
Topping the bill at the sale is a beautiful 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual Roadster, estimated at between £65,000 and £75,000. An original right-hand drive example, presented in British racing green with contrasting cream leather, the matching numbers car has been owned by the current vendor for some 10 years.
For those who hanker after something simpler then the ‘brand new’ 1983 Austin Metro Vanden Plas 500 could be just right. The car, offered without reserve, has covered just 741 miles and had just one registered owner since new, for many years forming part of the famous and historic Patrick Collection housed in Birmingham.
With the last Land Rover Defender rolling off the production line this year, CCA are offering a chance the chance to own the ‘ulitmate’ 110 County Station Wagon Defender. This unique and bespoke example, estimated at between £19,500 and £21,000, is one of the earliest built with rare features. Just a handful to this specification are believed to have left the Lode Lane factory and it is possible that this 110 was a pre-production or even a press car.
Offering the potential for a great investment is a 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider, estimated at between £45,000 and £55,000. Finished in striking Giallo Fly Yellow, the left-hand drive car was supplied new to Ferrari Lausanne in Switzerland, where it has spent most of its life. A far more controversial supercar is also going under the hammer in the form of a 1981 Delorean DMC12, estimated at between £29,000 and £31,000. Having been in the UK for the last few years it has recently benefitted from £15,000 of work lavished on it.
Celebrity owned cars include a 2000 Volkswagen Golf GTi once owned by Sir Elton John, a 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL formerly owned by CarFest organiser and new Top Gear presenter Chris Evans, and legendary Blues musician Seasick Steve’s old VW Campervan.
From the small screen comes a 1965 Morris Mini Moke that starred in cult TV series The Prisoner. One of four vehicles in the show, ‘HLT 709C’ is estimated at between £11,500 and £13,500. It was discovered in storage in a barn in Holland, where it had been for many years and is now back home in the UK.
Speaking ahead of the sale, Guy Lees-Milne, general manager, Classic Car Auctions, said: “It’s an honour to be asked by Chris Evans and the CarFest team to host a classic car auction at this fantastic event and we hope that our sale will help in raising important funds for such a worthy cause. There’s a great variety of cars on offer and I’m sure there’s something to tempt any petrol head out there.”
As well as all the great cars available there will also be a selection of special charity lots on offer with 100% of the proceeds going to Children in Need, most notably the amazing Martin Brundle and Sky Sports F1® designed Scalextric set.
Lots 601-654 will be offered on Saturday 29th August and lots 701-752 offered on Sunday 30th August. In order to view or purchase a car in person at the festival buyers will need a CarFest South ticket, with a limited number available by contacting CCA. For those not attending CarFest, bidding can be made by phone, online or by leaving a commission bid with CCA before the sale.
For more information on CCA’s CarFest South auction please visit