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Auction Preview and Our Picks – SWVA January 2017 Classic Car Sale

South West Vehicle Auctions January Sale kicks off a packed 2017 calendar of classic car auctions, and with the weather predicted to make a turn for the worst and wallets still empty from Christmas, it will be interesting to see how the classic market starts the year.

SWVA offers a variety of classics, from the predictable to the slightly more unusual.

The auction takes place on January 27th 2017. View the full lot list HERE.

Here’s our picks from the upcoming sale, and why:

First up, and our first love… the BMWs:

Lot 23 – BMW 840ci – 166,000 miles – £4,900 – £5,750

Big miles but it’s the desirable 4.0 litre in a beautiful colour…

Lot 33 – BMW E30 325i Cabriolet – 109,815 miles – £2,500 to £3,000

6 Cylinder with arguably the wrong gearbox and definitely the wrong wheels…

Lot 35 – BMW E30 318is Coupe – 169,724 miles – £1,900 to £2,500

Again, big miles, but our tip is for this one to smash it’s estimate

Lot 47 – BMW E30 318 Cabriolet – 71,000 miles – £4,000 to £5,000

Lovely looking car all round and again, we think it’ll smash that estimate

Our next picks are a couple of big Benz’s:

Lot 37 – Mercedes-Benz W123 230 TE – 134,000 miles – £2700 to £3200

W123 estates in good condition are getting hard to find. Could be a sound investment here.

Lot 46 – Mercedes-Benz W140 S600 V12 Coupe – 102,000 miles – £5,000 to £6,000

A properly built, V12 coupe with reasonable mileage? Yes, we’ll have this thanks. Oh, and howmanyleft.co.uk think there are just 24 of these in the country!

Lot 52 – Mercedes-Benz W126 560 SEC Coupe – 104,150 miles – £2,500 to £,3000

To put it simply, how many of these are coming up for sale? howmanyleft.co.uk says there are only 180 remaining. More than you thought? But where are they all?

And finally… A couple of plucky Brits:

Lot 14 – MG F Roadster – 55,955 miles – £1,200 to £1,500

This is an interesting one because it’s a low mileage iconic car. That red, those wheels, isn’t that just what springs to mind when you think of an MG F? Our bet is that this car smashes the estimate.

Lot 67 – Rover Mini Cooper – 77,164 miles – £2,500 to £3,000

We’ve chosen this lot for the same reason we’ve highlighted the MG. It’s the iconic colour combination and specification for a late model Rover Mini Cooper. Definitely one to watch.