Interesting Americans at BCA Classic Sale

Mon, 10 Oct 2005
British Car Auctions will be holding its first Vintage and Collectors Vehicle Sale at its brand new Bedford auction centre on Wednesday 12th October. The sale starts at 13.00 with viewing from 9.30 on sale day and from 13.00 – 17.00 the day before.

Entries include this rare 1951 Kaiser Special Sedan with a 3.7 litre Continental straight six, built by Henry J. Kaiser (the man who built more Liberty ships then the German U boats could sink). The Kaiser is conservatively estimated at £6,500 - £7,500.

Also in the sale, a fabulous right hand drive 1938 Buick 8 Series 40 Trunk Back sedan, estimated at £15,000 - £17,000. If you want to buy real quality and advanced engineering in a 1930s car you can’t beat a Buick.

Another unusual American is a RHD 1941 Hudson Six Club Coupe, which spent most of its life in South Africa. It’s estimated at £6,000 - £7,000.

There are also plenty of fun cars in the sale. A1969 Mini ‘woody’ Countryman with 1275cc running gear, disc brakes and Minilight wheels, estimated at £2,950 - £3,500, a 1976 TVR 1600M with engine mods to 138bhp estimated at £3,750 to £4,250, and a 1989 TVR S2, estimated at £4,250 - £4,850.

Top condition cars include a concours winning Cortina 1600E, a near perfect 1954 Triumph TR2, and possibly the best RHD Mercedes 190SL available, even registered ‘190 SL’.


1937 Buick Series 40 Sedan (McLaughlin RHD) £15,000-£17,000
1937 Morris Eight Series 1 Two-Door Saloon £2,750-£3,250
1941 Hudson Club Coupé (Rare RHD example) £6,000-£7,000
1951 Kaiser Special Sedan £6,500-£7,500
1951 Triumph Renown No Reserve
1952 Royal Enfield Trials £1,500-£2,000
1954 Triumph TR2 Roadster (Concours) £17,000-£19,000
1954 Matchless G9 £1,750-£2,250
1955 MG Magnette ZA £6,000-£7,000
1955 Riley 11⁄2-litre RME £3,000-£3,500
1955 Ford Thames 25-seat Bus £5,000-£5,750
1956 Jaguar Mk 1 2.4 £6,500-£7,500
1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster (Reg No: 190 SL inc.) £30k ++
1960 Commer Cob 6/8cwt Van £2,000-£2,500
1962 Vespa VBB 150 (Fully restored) £2,000-£2,500
1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL £12,000-£13,500
1966 BSA Bantam Super £600-£900
1967 Jaguar 420 G £6,500-£7,250
1968 Triumph T100 S £2,900-£3,250
1968 MGC Roadster £7,000-£8,000
1969 Ford Cortina 1600 E (Concours winner) £9,000-£11,000
1969 Austin Mini Countryman (1275 engine)£2,950-£3,500
1969 MGC GT £4,500-£5,000
1972 Triumph 650 TR6 Tiger £2,150-£2,500
1972 MGB Roadster (Fully restored) £8,500-£9,500
1972 NSU R080 £600-£900
1973 Rover 2000 TC No Reserve
1974 Aston Martin V8 Convertible £13,500-£14,500
1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow £6,500-£7,250
1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow £5,500-£6,500
1974 Daimler Double Six Series II Vanden Plas £2,500-£3,000
1976 Ford Elite Coupe £7,500-£8,500
1976 TVR 1600 M £3,750-£4,250
1976 Triumph Stag £3,750-£4,250
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL £1,500-£1,850
1977 Daimler Sovereign Series 2 Coupe £2,500-£3,000
1977 Triumph Stag £4,500-£5,000
1978 Volkswagen 1303 Karmann Cabriolet £3,500-£4,250
1979 Fiat 124 Spider £2,000-£2,400
1979 Jaguar XJS V12 £4,000-£4,750
1980 MGB Roadster £3,750-£4,250
1980 Triumph Dolomite 1300 (One lady owner) £650-£850
1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC £4,000-£4,500
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL £10,000-£11,500
1987 Jaguar XJS £8,500-£9,500
1988 Mecedes-Benz 300 SL £9,000-£10,000
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth £4,000-£4,500
1989 TVR S2 £4,250-£4,850
1990 Jaguar XJS £3,250-£3,750
1995 Ford Escort RS2000 4x4 (FSH - main dealer) £3,500-£4,750
2001 Rover Mini Classic Cooper S500 (690 miles only)

Late entry: Fully equipped ‘Green Goddess’ fire engine.

Latest Information at www.classic-car-auction.co.uk

Classic Division Phone Numbers 01252 878741, 07710 364945, 07710 364977

BCA Bedford is on Coronation Business Park, Kempston Hardwick, Bedford MK43 9PR. This is on the B530 Ampthill Road, off the A421. (M1 J13.)

As always the best way to look for a specific car coming up at auction or to pre-check a day’s sale is to visit www.auctionview.co.uk If you are a BCA account holder this service also now gives composite price information (average auction price, CAP and Glass’s) and now allows you to buy a selection of cars directly on-line.

For sales at BCA Edinburgh, click here for full details: www.british-car-auctions.co.uk/main.asp?page=60

Brightwells HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place every Tuesday at Easter’s Court on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website: www.brightwells.com

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