AUCTION PREVIEW: MODERN CLASSICS, DECEMBER 8th 2016

Which auction is it?

Modern Classics, Brightwells

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When is it?

8th December 2016

Where is it? 

Leominster Classic Motoring Auction Centre, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE

Which car should I definitely be bidding on?

This one:

LOT 28: 1989 BMW E30 C25 Alpina Convertible

Guide Price £15,000 – 17,000

Although there’s a fair few E30s in this auction, this has to be the pick of the bunch. With Alpina’s superb touch on the interior, suspension and handling. The C2 had a new exhaust manifold, pistons and camshafts, as well as Bilstein suspension and Alpina-specified spring and damper rates.

Not many of these were made, and less of them have survived in this sort of condition.

With E30 M3 prices sitting above £40,000, this (arguable rarer) Alpina version could be the bargain of the auction.

Is it rare? Yes. Is it beautiful? Yes. Will values increase? Yes. What’s not to love?

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What else should I be bidding on?

LOT 8: 1993 BMW E30 318i Convertible / Guide Price £6,000 – £8,000

Another E30 and this time a four pot. Let’s see what the market says.

LOT 16: 1992 TOYOTA CELICA GT4 TURBO / Guide Price £7,000 – £9,000

Cool as HELL and we want it. 4×4 Turbo with Carlos Sainz name on it? Sold.

LOT 26: 1980 MERCEDES-BENZ R107 / Guide Price £15,000 – £18,000

It’s an SL, it’s yellow, it’s beautiful… We want to drive it on the Amalfi coast.

LOT 31: 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth / Guide Price £26,000 – £28,000

Remember the days when a tired ‘Saph Cossie was £2,000? Yup.

LOT 37: 1994 AUDI RS2 AVANT / Guide Price £35,000 – £37,000

It’s Right Hand Drive, it’s an estate, and it should do 150mph. Everything we love.

LOT 61: 2000 PEUGEOT 106 GTI / Guide Price £5,500-£6,000

52k on the clock and not wrapped around a tree? Me, Me, Me!

LOT 48: 1986 BMW E30 C2 2.7 Alpina / Guide Price £16,000-18,000

Why? Well, have you ever seen another one…?

LOT 52: 1988 BMW E24 M635 CSI / Guide Price £20,000-22,000

Probably the last time you can afford to buy one

LOT 54: 1997 BMW E36 316I / Guide Price £1,500-1,800

It’s a 4 pot, it’s a compact, it’s not got leather. Should go for peanuts.

LOT 58: 1988 BMW E30 325i Convertible / Guide Price £4,000-6,000

E30 prices have gone mad, so we want to see what this one hits on the hammer

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