MOTORING: Affordable classics go under the hammer

1974 Datsun 260Z. Photo: PA
1974 Datsun 260Z. Photo: PA
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More than 70 tempting old motors are set to go under the hammer when classic car auctioneers CCA return to Silverstone next week.

Among the classics up for grabs is a 1976 Porsche 911 2.7 Targa S, a semi-convertible model from a golden age of Porsches whose values have been climbing in recent years.

Hot hatch fans will turn their heads for a 1994 Renault Clio Williams One. Just three owners from new, a total of only 75,000 miles covered and the personalised registration plate ‘L55 RCW’ will help it sell for £5,000-£6,000.

Reportedly the least-loved of all BMW M3s, the E36 variant nonetheless sports fantastic handling. The example offered for auction by CCA has an extensive history file, Avus Blue paint and cream leather seats. The price: £8,000-£10,000.

A Datsun 260Z from 1974 will make waves at between £14,000 and £16,000. Recent paintwork restoration and handmade carpets could boost the car’s appeal for the right buyer.

The April 21 sale at the famous Northamptonshire race circuit will open for viewings at 9am, with the auction itself starting at 2pm. Bids can be taken online, over the phone or by placing a commission bid prior to the sale.

Auction Manager of CCA, Joe Watts, said: “The calibre of great value cars on offer in the April sale is sure to appeal to the tastes of any enthusiast. Our aim with CCA is to make buying a classic car as simple and hassle free as possible.

“We look forward to seeing regular classic car owners as well as welcoming a new audience; people who may have considered buying a classic car in the past but as yet haven’t, whether it is for investment purposes or for the fun of owning a classic car.

“We want people to be relaxed and confident when buying with us.”