British classic cars stir up auction interest
Collectors and enthusiasts turned out in force when BCA Blackbushe offered two classic British cars on Wednesday 14th October. Both the 1957 Morris Minor and the 1960 Ford Prefect had generated a lot of pre-sale interest and there was some very competitive bidding both in the auction hall and online as the cars were offered.
The Morris Minor had only been sold once before, at BCA’s former Frimley centre in 1980 when it realised £680. Thirty-five years later it made over four times that value, selling for £2,850. The two-owner Morris was in need of some gentle renovation to return to its former glory and came with a number of original spares including a pair of boxed ‘as new’ Lucas semaphore indicators, Morris badges, carpets, new floor panels, chrome overriders and a complete set of spare wheels.
The beautifully restored 1960 Ford Prefect was described as one of the best examples to reach the market in recent years. Finished in cream, with a grey and red leather-trimmed interior, the car was in original condition throughout and represented a rare opportunity for enthusiasts and collectors. With the restoration completed to a very high standard and a comprehensive record of the work carried out, the Prefect sold for £5,600.
BCA Blackbushe centre manager James Gibson said “Classic car buyers were in for a treat with these two fantastic British cars in the sale. Both cars came with comprehensive and well-documented history files, and attracted lots of interest and strong bidding on the day.”