Auction Preview: Berlinetta CCA, 21.11.16

Which Auction? Berlinetta CCA

When? 20th and 21st November, 2016

Where? The Manor House Hotel, Near Oxford

Overview:

Berlinetta CCA is a relatively new auction house, with a fresh format and a new take on the way Classic Car Auctions function. Instead of the usual ‘pile them high, sell them fast’ approach of so many other auction houses, Berlinetta take the time to acquaint buyers with the cars, even being taken for a spin by the sellers prior to the hammer falling.

Our Pick: Lot 6 – 1999 Bentley Continental R

For the beautiful colour and sheer opulence alone, it has to be the Bentley. At £187,354 when new, the estimate of £30,000 to £40,000 it looks like an absolute bargain.

Adjusting the purchase price in 1996 for inflation, it’s the equivalent of spending £324,987 in 2016 – a staggering amount by any standard.

Just look at that interior… What a wonderful place to sit!

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