A classic Christmas at BCA
A stunning Porsche 911 Turbo will be one of the stars of the show in BCA's special Christmas Classic sale at the Blackbushe auction centre on Tuesday 2nd December commencing at 12 Noon.BCA will offer a wide selection of modern sporting classics, luxury limousines and collectable cars spanning the years of motoring history – and being Christmas – there will be something to tempt the most discerning of palates. BCA Manager Robin Lawton commented "Car enthusiasts and collectors might need to clear a bit of extra space underneath the Christmas tree this year because we have some wonderful classics on offer at Blackbushe."
The 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo is finished in Speedline Yellow and has some significant options over the standard Turbo specifications, including a 430 horsepower upgrade, electric sun-roof and air-conditioning, factory supplied yellow brake callipers, the distinctive ‘curled lip' GT2 front splitter and adjustable GT2 rear aerofoil, 18-inch Car Graphics Racing alloy-wheels and a sports exhaust system. The interior of the cabin is trimmed in black leather and the car is extremely well presented throughout, with a recorded mileage of just over 43,000. This distinctive 911 Turbo is estimated to sell for over £40,000.
A second 911 from an earlier generation is also on offer at Blackbushe. The 1983 911 SC Cabriolet is finished in black and is also in excellent cosmetic condition. It has a replacement hood and the red and black leather upholstery has been renewed. Mechanically sound throughout, the car has obviously been well cared for over the years. Estimated at under £10,000 this surely represents value for money for the Porsche enthusiast. Dating from 1956, the Bentley S1 Saloon on offer at Blackbushe was the subject of an extensive restoration some ten years ago. The coachwork was refurbished, the car was repainted in British Racing Green and the interior re-trimmed in tan hide. Offered in superb cosmetic condition, this Bentley has seen minimal use in recent years and is offered for sale with an extensive history file detailing the restoration, an MOT certificate current until March 2009 and a V5C registration document. Expect to pay in excess of £20,000 to secure this elegant car.
The 1967 Alvis TF21 Sports Saloon is one of the last of a great line of motorcars from the manufacturer. Just 106 examples of the TF21 were built by the time Alvis ceased production mid-way through 1967, with eighty having sports saloon coachwork such as the example on offer at Blackbushe. The car has had just three owners from new, and has seen minimal use, having covered less than 1000 miles in the past seven years. The recorded mileage of 30,250 is believed to be genuine. Finished in light blue with blue leather trim, the car is to original specification throughout, with the exception of a Kenlowe electric cooling fan and a stainless steel exhaust system. Some refurbishment is required but this nevertheless seems excellent value with an estimate around £7,000.
The Jaguar E-Type was built in the mid-1970s for the Modsports race series of the time and is based on a 1961 flat floor coupé. Reportedly one of the quickest E-Type racers running in its day, it also took part in the Brighton Speed Trials in 1977 and 1978 and was last raced in the late 1970s before being placed in storage. The car was to sustain damage to its paintwork during the hurricane of 1987 when the roof was blown off the building it was stored in, and consequently the car is offered requiring some refurbishment and restoration. Once sorted, this car should prove ideal for track days, hill climbs or sprints as it delivers phenomenal acceleration. It comes with various spares including extra wheels and tyres and clearly has enormous potential as a racer. It is estimated around £10,000.
The 1957 Jaguar XK150 is a UK production car that retains its original Worcestershire registration number. The car has been the subject of an extensive restoration in recent times and looks stunning in its livery of Carmen red with dark red leather trim. The car is fitted with a manual gearbox with overdrive and the engine has been recently overhauled. This fine XK150 is sure to provide considerable enjoyment to its new owner and it is estimated around £40,000.
The sale commences at the Blackbushe auction centre at 12 Noon, on Tuesday 2nd December commencing at 12 Noon, with viewing on the morning of the sale from 9.30 am and from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm on Monday, 1st December. Entrance is by catalogue only, priced at £18.00 (wwwits two). The Blackbushe auction centre is located on the A30 between Camberley and Basingstoke.
Catalogue details and illustrations are displayed on the BCA site at www.classic-car-auction.co.uk.