The stampede of summer auctions continues tomorrow with Barons Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection, taking place at Sandown Park, Surrey.
Barons are hoping to find new owners for around 60 classic cars, with a good helping of ‘traditional’ classics crossing the block with a strong selection of more modern metal.
We’ve browsed the online catalogue and chosen these four:
Lot 108 – 1975 Porsche 911S Targa – GUIDE PRICE: £30,000 TO £35,000
Well, it’s a Nevada car (so no rust, but look for dried out rubber seals and hoses) and it’s in the right colour. Is there much not to like here? We think it’ll beat that guide price.
Lot 129 – 1985 BMW Alpina C1 2.3/1 – GUIDE PRICE: £17,000 TO £20,000
This is a tricky one. It’s rare, and it’s white, but are the buyers out there? Classics Central shifted a BMW E30 C2 2.7 Alpina and a 1989 BMW E30 C25 Alpina Convertible which sold for big numbers last year, but we have a sneaky suspicion that E30 prices has cooled in the last 6 months, so will be looking forward to discovering what this Alpina C1 makes tomorrow.
Lot 133 – 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 4 – GUIDE PRICE: £42,000 TO £47,000
The 993 has been on the march following the general upward trend in all water cooled Porsche prices. The Carrera 4 is a notch down from the Turbo, and those are hitting £80,000 on a bad day… Making this a sensible choice. An original seeming 4 owner car in the right colour with the right wheels. We think it’ll do better than the guide price.
Lot 141 – 1995 BMW 840 Ci V8 Coupe – GUIDE PRICE: £6,000 TO £8,000
The odomoter showing over 100,000 miles is going to put off a lot of traditionally minded buyers, but the addition of an LPG conversion and those black wheels could seal the fate for this 840ci. Is it going to be a bargin, or are Bavarian barges on the bounce?
We think that guide price is about right, if a little generous. Tomorrow will be a good indicator of how much desire there is out there for the iconic 8 Series.