Latest Market commentary from Classic Cars For Sale auction analyst Richard Hudson-Evans
From the SWVA drive-through at Parkstone, near Poole, last Friday to the upmarket RM auction tent pitched in Place Vauban near the Tour Eifel, Paris, Wednesday night during the first of four sales staged during Retromobile week, more record prices were paid for collector vehicles at auction.
In the West Country, an Aston Martin Lagonda Series IV in non-original colour on Irish plates made £36,040, which is a new house record for a collector car.
Among the most noteworthy performances by South West Vehicle Auctions on the UK provincial auction circuit, a non-running 1937 Morris Eight Tourer for four, upon which £30k had been spent in the past and which attracted multiple-offers in the present, was wheeled up to the rostrum to collect £14,850. £12,720 was forthcoming for a previously restored and fully operational 1932 Austin Seven Saloon in lovely nick. A 1928 Austin Twelve Clifton Tourer for up to five was also pushed through, but still sold for £11,588, and a retired 1963 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 racer for the road made a rorty £8268. Of the 39 cars crossing the SWVA block, most impressively for pop classic marketeers, 95% of them sold, the 37 sellers going for just over £197k, a considerable investment before luncheon in Dorset.
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