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Bank Holiday ‘Barn Find’ Auction Results

With three halls running, Blackbushe was bursting at the seams today. I’ve never seen so many people there. But fortunately the auction centre was well prepared with a gauntlet of guys beckoning drivers into additional parking on the Sunday market, a barbeque outside, and plenty of entertainment. 

Most of that came from what looked like a scrapyard dumped in the marshalling sheds behind hall three. We were well prepared not to expect much. But some of the lots were total wrecks extracted from an overgrown garden and seemingly worthless. 

That did not prove to be the case.

Star of the day turned out to be a 1959 Ford Zodiac convertible with a Weber twin choke carb conversion and far from complete. It obviously had to be a rare car becase fiercely competitive bidding saw it eventually sell for £6,300 + £353 commission.

Quite a nice looking 1966 Ford Thunderbird coupe, in running condition but needingh a bit of work made £3,150. Another but this from 1965, a convertible and farf from complete made £700. A colossal 1972 front drive 7.7 litre Oldsmobile Toronado, reputedly the 1972 Earls Court Motor Show car, also a runner with a perfect interior bid to a provisional £1,000. A 1970H Chrysler Valiant straight six convertible in bits and pieces made £700.

There were quite a lot of Daimlers in various states of decrepitude, some of it serious, but obviously capable of being cannibalised for parts. What looked like a reasonable 1957 Rover 105S seemed cheap at £300. Rolls Royces and Bentleys made from £900 to £1,550.

But what I couldn’t get my head around d was prices obtained for 1960s Cortina Mk 1s, all rustbuckets, some worse than others. £200 for a total junker of an Aeroflow 3-door Mk I looked mad to me, but it obviously wasn’t to the buyer.

In the other halls inconsistent bidding from large numbers of general public meant mayhem. Some of them drove home in bargains. Others didn’t.

Barn Finds:

AUSTIN MARINA 1.3 10 CWT Pick-Up 75N 41,404 £480 sold

AUSTIN MINI 1.3 COOPER Saloon 90H 69,056  £2,600 sold

BENTLEY T SERIES 6.2   Saloon 1966 9,295 £1,550 sold 

BENTLEY T SERIES 6.7   Saloon 76R 32,276 £1,300 sold 

CHRYSLER VALIANT 4.0   Convertible 1970H 89,860 £700 sold 

DAIMLER CONQUEST 2.4 CENTURY 1957 27,192 £400 sold 

DAIMLER CONQUEST 3.8 CENTURY 1959 97,591 £300 sold

DAIMLER DK400 4.6   Limousine 1959 89,872  £1,800 sold

DAIMLER MAJESTIC 3.8 scrap 1959 52,662 £300 sold 

DAIMLER MAJESTIC 3.8   Saloon 1960 56,612 £225 sold

DAIMLER MAJESTIC 4.6   Saloon 1961 92,900 £500 sold

FORD CORTINA 1.3 MK1 Saloon auto 1966 17,869 £500 sold  

FORD CORTINA 1.3 MK1 DE LUXE 1966 scrap 20,169 £200 sold 

FORD CORTINA 1.5 MK II Estate 1967 16,799 £500 sold

FORD CORTINA 1.5 MK1 SUPER Saloon 1966 7,368 £550 sold 

FORD CORTINA 1.6 CRAYFORD Conv 1969 95,455  £1,600 sold

FORD THUNDERBIRD 6.3 V8 Convertible 1965 9,774  £700 sold

FORD THUNDERBIRD 6.6   Coupe 1966 77,304 £3,150s

FORD ZODIAC 2.6   Convertible 1959 40,027 £6,300 sold 

JAGUAR XJS 5.3 CABRIOLET 1990G 62,434 £3,200 provisional

LAND ROVER S II 2.0 A Station Wagon 1964B 95,888  £700 sold

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 3.0 SE Saloon 87E 113,898 £200 sold 

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 3.0 TE 4-MATIC 1990G 108,808  £250 sold

MG B 1.8 Roadster 1973M 106,500 £1,100 provisional 

MG B 1.8 GT 1977S 85,058 £1,000 sold

OLDSMOBILE TORONADO 7.5 V8 Coupe 72L 51,277 £1,000 prov 

POLSKI FIAT 125 1.3 P ME Saloon 1987E 18,720 £350 sold

PROTON PROTON 1.3 I GE Saloon 94L 12,866 £1,300 prov

RENAULT CARAVELLE 1.1  Coupe conv 1972K 48,640 £850 prov

ROLLS ROYCE SILVER SHADOW 6.2 1969 6,820 £900 sold

ROLLS ROYCE SILVER SHADOW 6.7 1969 108,574 £900 sold
TRIUMPH GT6 2.0   Coupe 1973M 77,490 £1,500 provisional
TRIUMPH HERALD 1.2 1200 Saloon 1963 80,180 £200 sold

TRIUMPH HERALD 1.3 1360 Convertible 1968 19,880 £300 prov
VAUXHALL CRESTA 3.3   Saloon 1966 60,963 £800 provisional

VAUXHALL VIVA 1.2   Saloon 1972K 46,494 £250 sold


Part Exchanges.

(As usual, ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means top provisional bid, ‘pc’ means provisional, but close. ‘n/s’ means not sold. ‘n/w’ means miles not warranted. ‘MNW’ means unknown mileage. ‘dmg’ means damaged. D/R means damaged and repaired. ‘fl’ means facelift. Extras like ‘lthr’ and ‘sat’ are specified when they are not standard.)

Audi A6 3.0TDI V6 quattro Avant, 2006/56, 80k miles £15,100s

Audi TT 3.2 DSG quattro coupe, 2003/53, 65k miles £7,400s

FIAT Punto Abarth 1.8HGT, 2002/52, 62k miles £1,300s

Ford Mondeo1.8LX, 02 reg, 27k miles £1,500

Ford Mondeo 2.2 TDCI 155 Titanium, 2007/56, 58k miles £6,050

Ford S-Max 2.0TDCI Titanium, 08 reg, 17k miles £14,100s

Honda Civic  2.0I-VTEC Type R, 2007/56, 45k miles £7,750s

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 (dmg), Y reg, 62k miles £1,075s

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport hardtop, 2005/55, 65k miles £6,400s

Mercedes CLK 320 Elegance conv, 2004/54, 84k miles £9,900s

Peugeot 206 1.4LX 5-dr a/c, alloys, Y reg, 64k miles £1,250s

Peugeot 206CC 1.6 S, alloys, 2002/51, 54k miles £3,100s

Renault Laguna 1.8 Dynamique, 2001/51, 77k miles £800s

SAAB 900i 2.0S 5-dr, lthr, 1997R, 91k miles £300s

SAAB 9-3 2.0SE convertible, lthr, 1999T, 95k miles £1,600s

Toyota RAV-4 2.0XT3 5-fr, 04 reg, 68k miles £5,525s

VW Polo 1.2S 55 5-dr, 03 reg, 51k miles £2,350s

VW Polo 1.4 auto 3-dr, 03 reg, 47k miles £3,150s

VW Golf IV1.6S 100PS 5-dr, 2000W, 58k miles £2,050s

VW Golf IV2.0GTI 3-dr, 2001/51, 67k miles £2,250s

VW Golf V 1.9SDI S 5-dr, 2004/54, 106k miles £3,600s

VW Golf V 1.6FSI SE auto 5-dr, 06 reg, 63k miles £6,500s

VW Passat 1.9TDI PD 130, 2004/54, 128k miles £2,500s

VW Sharan 1.9TDI PD 115 auto, 2005/55, 125k miles £4,300s

VW Sharan 1.9TDI PD 115 auto, 2005/55, 118k miles £4,650s

Volvo V70 2.4 D5 185 Geartronic, 07 reg, 16k miles £13,700s

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