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BMW, VW, Mercedes: low mileage cars at the Classic Car Auctions

2019-09-13 13:48
1974 Ford Escort MK1 1300E

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Classic Car Auctions are to offer some exceptional low mileage classics from BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes and Ford at its forthcoming sale on the October 5.

The auction might be taking place in Europe, but there are loads of classic car auctions held in South Africa, and usually there are many hidden treasures at these events, ones you could pick up for a steal.

At the CCA though, a recently consigned item is this 1975 BMW 2002 TII Lux which scores an impressive 133 out of 135 on the condition report.

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This high score is thanks to the two-year restoration at a cost of an estimated R326 384 which included a Soda blast of the bare shell followed by a complete nut and bolt restoration.

The engine has been completely rebuilt along with upgraded brakes, refurbished seats, alloy wheels and re-chromed bumpers.

Estimated at R407 866 to R489 378 this is an exceptional matching numbers sports saloon worthy of taking pride of place in any collection. Prices are converted from Euros to Rands, and these prices only indicate its worth in Europe.

1975 BMW 2002 Tii Lux

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For something slightly more modern and one of the most classic of shapes, a 1993 VW Golf GTi Sportline Cabriolet. This car is presented in a very original condition and has been owned by the same owner from new. During this time the car has travelled just 41 843km. Supplied new by Listers of Stratford it has been maintained by the local VW garage and the same master technician, with the exception of a short-term Sorn.

The low mileage is supported by an extensive history file; which includes all tax discs and MOTs. At an estimate of R326 384 to R407 866, this is an unrepeatable VW Golf from single ownership and being well maintained.

1993 VW Golf GTi Sportline Cabriolet

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Our next lot could be described as a wolf in sheep’s clothing or as the consigner prefers: a Porsche in a Gentleman’s overcoat! Either way, this is a cracking car that was a collaboration between Mercedes and Porsche taking 18 days to build each one. This left-hand-drive 1994 Mercedes-Benz E500 (W124) was supplied new to Japan and was first registered in the UK in 2017.

This very high specification powerhouse is estimated at R326 384 to R407 866 and comes with an extensive history file and a Mercedes-Benz booklet in Japanese. This genuine 5.0-litre 240kW V8 is offered at a very reasonable guide price and not to be missed.

1994 Mercedes-Benz E 500

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This 1974 Ford Escort Mk1 1300E is a superb opportunity to own a car that has been in the same family from new and with just 59 100km on the clock. This rare Executive model has the additional instruments, three-spoke steering wheel and the wooden dashboard and door cappings.

Being in the same family for 45 years, it has been passed down three generations with three owners listed on the paperwork and comes with an extensive history file including the original service book dealer brochure, receipts, MOTs, tax discs and invoices. At an estimated R163 195 to R195 834, this low mileage Executive Ford is becoming very collectable.

1974 Ford Escort MK1 1300E

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Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager commented: “These latest cars are superb additions to our sale. A wonderful variety of our offerings, low mileage classics in the Ford to modern collectables in the Golf Sportline and the Mercedes. The BMW 2002 is a superb car having undergone such a detailed restoration will make the potential purchaser very happy.

“We are still accepting entries and if you are thinking of consigning your car you can pop along to our Cars Coffee and Consigning event that we are holding at the British Motor Museum on the following Wednesdays 11th and 25th September, 9th and 23rd October and 6th November where one of our consigners will be on hand to help you through the process.


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