Collecting Cars auction results

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Ferruccio

1,280 posts

76 months

Thursday 16th July
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Pommy said:
Trevor555 said:
ferdi p said:
Mezzanine said:
Aston Martin Cygnet bid to £20.5k with three days to go?!

World’s mad!
Agreed, I thought it'd make 10k ish!!
I've never seen one in the flesh.

Is it just a fancy interior difference to the IQ?

Or is it much more?
No, not much more at all.
The ultimate in badge engineering.
Like a basic battery charger badged as Ferrari, Lamborghini or, indeed, Aston Martin.

ettore

2,930 posts

209 months

Thursday 16th July
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Rari said:
I bid on the 308 but wasn’t prepared to go any further than £50k including commission. You just don’t know what you’re going to find until you start stripping back, it’s evidently been a hill climb / track toy and you can clearly see a lot rust at the bottom of the A pillar in the photos. Yes even the fibreglass cars rust! The car is easily found online in racing guise (roll cage etc) and on the gallery section of the garage where the recent front corner was rebuilt. I’ve had two 308s (both I restored) so know these cars well. Great track toy for someone but worth restoring to a high standard is debatable when other options are available and given its racing history.

I’m confident there is some serious shopping to come in the last quarter or first quarter 2021 so no need to get carried away.

I also bid on the red/Crema 355 spider and I was astounded to see what the car went for. I was out at £68k including commission. That’s the same figure the car sold for back in January this year. Same car failed to sell at Silverstone auctions last year. You don’t have to look far to find a similar spec’d car (with warranty) via a specialist dealer.

I suggest some people are getting carried away with auction fever, easily done and of course part of the fun trying to see if you can win the auction. Full credit to collecting cars for finding a niche in the market. How long some of these prices continue for is debatable.
I’d agree that it looked superficially cheap but you would need to throw a lot of money at it to make it right (or just enjoy it for what it is). The value of GRP cars is linked to originality as much as condition so this one would never be a top-value car.

Probably better keeping it as a sprint/hill climb car.

Slippydiff

11,389 posts

180 months

Thursday 16th July
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Rari said:
tomtom said:
No comment on the 308? ~60k for a RHD fibreglass car seems pretty good, despite it not being totally original.
I bid on the 308 but wasn’t prepared to go any further than £50k including commission. You just don’t know what you’re going to find until you start stripping back, it’s evidently been a hill climb / track toy and you can clearly see a lot rust at the bottom of the A pillar in the photos. Yes even the fibreglass cars rust! The car is easily found online in racing guise (roll cage etc) and on the gallery section of the garage where the recent front corner was rebuilt. I’ve had two 308s (both I restored) so know these cars well. Great track toy for someone but worth restoring to a high standard is debatable when other options are available and given its racing history.

I’m confident there is some serious shopping to come in the last quarter or first quarter 2021 so no need to get carried away.

I suggest some people are getting carried away with auction fever, easily done and of course part of the fun trying to see if you can win the auction. Full credit to collecting cars for finding a niche in the market. How long some of these prices continue for is debatable.
I spent a considerable amount of time looking at the hi-res images of the car earlier in the week. The more you looked, the more issues became obvious.
I'd like to see the quality of cage install/removal once the interior is removed. And on the basis of the corrosion of the A pillar, I'd imagine there may be other corrosion issues lurking elsewhere too (maybe not structural/MOT failure stuff, but still worthy of/needing rectification)

It's original colour of Oro Chiaro Met was an interesting (and rare ?) choice for a Vetroresina :



On the basis the auction details indicate the car's been painted twice already, any bodywork restoration project won't be the work of five minutes.

It's on 16" wheels (either originals with their decals missing, or replicas) and at 62K miles it's not going to be one for the collector.

Could be a great (and usable) project, but with prices heading south rather than north, it could prove be an inspired sale on the vendor's part ...








ettore

2,930 posts

209 months

Thursday 16th July
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I checked out the original colour too - would look great returned to god metallic on the original wheels!


Matty3

692 posts

41 months

Thursday 16th July
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Seriously looked at the fibreglass body 308 too - my all time favourite Ferrari - but as others have commented too many issues and a potential moneypit?

Cheib

19,183 posts

132 months

Friday 17th July
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Does anyone know what the V12 Vantage S was bid to ?

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2018-aston-mar...


mstrbkr

7,738 posts

155 months

Friday 17th July
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Cheib said:
Does anyone know what the V12 Vantage S was bid to ?

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2018-aston-mar...
Last I saw it was somewhere between 100000 and 110000. Not sure if that's helpful though, as they may be worth 150000 or something.

spikeyhead

11,860 posts

154 months

Friday 17th July
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mstrbkr said:
Last I saw it was somewhere between 100000 and 110000. Not sure if that's helpful though, as they may be worth 150000 or something.
I think I saw it finished at 112k, but it may have been 122k

I should learn how to write a script to scrape the numbers

cayman-black

9,615 posts

173 months

Friday 17th July
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Cheib said:
Does anyone know what the V12 Vantage S was bid to ?

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2018-aston-mar...
Last i looked it had reached £128k i,m surprised it didn't sell. What did you think Cheib ? its a gorgeous car and the ownwer has been trying to sell for well over a year.

Cheib

19,183 posts

132 months

Friday 17th July
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cayman-black said:
Cheib said:
Does anyone know what the V12 Vantage S was bid to ?

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2018-aston-mar...
Last i looked it had reached £128k i,m surprised it didn't sell. What did you think Cheib ? its a gorgeous car and the ownwer has been trying to sell for well over a year.
For £128k as a private seller I think that’s strong money. Amazed it didn’t sell....and amazed CC listed it with a reserve set that high.

mstrbkr

7,738 posts

155 months

Friday 17th July
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The owner thinks they can recover a lot more of their £250k spend, which is kind of ridiculous given how much of it is money down the drain on options.

ettore

2,930 posts

209 months

Friday 17th July
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It looked a lovely car bar the godawful paint. I suspect that really limits who’d want to take it in.

andy97

3,968 posts

179 months

Friday 17th July
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I am looking fwd to seeing what the ur quattro goes for.

Cheib

19,183 posts

132 months

Friday 17th July
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Anyone see what the 911 2.4S got bid to ?

2.7RS at £435k seems cheap for a RHD car.

spikeyhead

11,860 posts

154 months

Friday 17th July
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Cheib said:
Anyone see what the 911 2.4S got bid to ?

2.7RS at £435k seems cheap for a RHD car.
£87k

Taffy66

4,034 posts

59 months

Friday 17th July
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spikeyhead said:
£87k
Bargain for a 1973 911S despite being LHD..Not surprised it didn't sell at that price as i'd have expected the reserve to be over £100K..

Upperworks

1,183 posts

109 months

Friday 17th July
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mstrbkr said:
The owner thinks they can recover a lot more of their £250k spend, which is kind of ridiculous given how much of it is money down the drain on options.
It’s the second owner. It was sold via International Collectibles a year or two back, I believe at 170k or so, so not taking as big a hit as the first owner.

Cheib

19,183 posts

132 months

Friday 17th July
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Taffy66 said:
spikeyhead said:
£87k
Bargain for a 1973 911S despite being LHD..Not surprised it didn't sell at that price as i'd have expected the reserve to be over £100K..
Heat coming out of the market maybe ? Although this could possibly have just been an example that on closer scrutiny needed money spending,

This car was advertised towards the beginning of the year for Eur 240k and sold recently. Was a fresh restoration

https://www.sergeheitz-consulting.com/en/porsche-9...

SFTWend

193 posts

32 months

Saturday 18th July
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I fancied the 911S. I got excited when it was only at £45k with 22 hours to go.
I suspect the non standard bumpers and missing sill trims held the bidding back. Also, the original spec had seats with basket weave inserts.

Edited by SFTWend on Saturday 18th July 06:59

Petrus1983

3,907 posts

119 months

Saturday 18th July
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Cheib said:
Does anyone know what the V12 Vantage S was bid to ?

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2018-aston-mar...


I believe that was when it finally ended - this had happened a little before which confused things -