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Classics Under the Hammer at BCA Blackbushe

Mon, 29 Jan 2001
This unique right-hand-drive 1931 model Packard 833 limousine, originally exported to South Africa, sold at BCAs Classic & Historic Auction today for £14,100 (£15,260, including buyers premium and VAT). Its companion car, a similar-looking 1929 Buick Six Series 121 Sedan, bid to £8,000 provisionally. Other American cars which sold were a 1944 Jeep which made a high £3,800 (£4,113 inclusive) because its running gear was in excellent condition, and a smart 1955 Ford Thunderbird in black with period accessory chrome wire wheels which made £13,100 (£14,177 inc.). A 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner bid to a provisional £11,200 and a 1966 Fairlane 500 Convertible to £5,400, also provisional. Bargains of the day included a genuine 60,000 mile 1973 MG Midget Mk III 1,275cc, which sold for £1,050 (£1,212 inc.); a 1978 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider which sold for £1,400 (£1,633 inc.); a genuine 15,444 mile 1979 VW Beetle 1303LS Convertible, which sold for £7,100 (£7,684 inc.); a 1968 Bentley T1 which sold for £4,100 (£4,437 inc.); and a 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II which sold for £6,600 (£7,143 inc.). Other interesting cars which sold were a 1926 Armstrong Siddeley 4-14 two-seat tourer with dickey and golf bag door which made £7,700 (£8,333 inc.) and a genuine 27,000 mile 1935 Lanchester E18 2.5 litre saloon which sold for £9,100 (£9,848). A 1960 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite which had been the subject of a £12,000 restoration originally bid to £6,300 not sold against the owners reserve of £7,000, but then came back to be sold at £6,350 (£6,872) once the owner dropped his reserve to £6,000. The next BCA Classic Sale at Blackbushe will be on Monday 26th March. Details at Full list of UK motor auction centres in the Directory on this website. To subscribe to BCA Auctionview, giving composite prices achieved and details of cars in upcoming BCA auctions, visit Much more about classic cars, including scores of rare and interesting pictures at


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