|Complete with factory-fitted Votex body kit, the 1988 VW Golf GTi |
has a sale estimate of £7,000 - £9,000.
Fast Fords, BMWs, and performance Audis are joined by Peugeot and VW hot hatches in an impressive line-up for the sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 23rd September.
With recent price records being set for eighties and nineties performance cars, examples such as the 1984 Peugeot 205 GTI and the 1988 VW Golf GTi Votex up for auction at the September Sale will be watched closely.
The Peugeot hot hatch on offer is the 1.6 litre predecessor to the 1.9 GTI sold recently at auction for almost £38,000. With an estimate of £14,000 to £18,000 and just 30,000 miles on the clock the Peugeot is sure generate excitement in the sale room.
|A barely used 1991 E30 BMW 316i Lux is up for auction at the September|
Sale with only 2,245 miles on the clock.
The Peugeot’s main hot-hatch rival in the eighties was the VW Golf GTi and this model is sure to rise in popularity in tandem with the 205. Classic Car Auctions has listed a superb example complete with a rare factory-fitted Votex body kit. A multi show-winning car with an extensive history and just 44,000 miles on the odometer, the iconic Golf is estimated at £7,000 - £9,000.
Another car that catches the eye is a 1991 Diamond Black BMW 316i Lux which, despite being 26 years old, has only covered 2,245 miles and accordingly is in great condition. This little used modern classic is also a lucky member of the E30 family of BMWs which have become extremely popular with enthusiasts in recent years. Family-owned and barely used, the BMW is estimated at £12,000 to £15,000.
|The ultimate ‘Rocketship’ estate, the V10-engined BMW M5 Touring |
is estimated at £18,000 - £22,000.
“There is a rising market in certain types of modern classics and there are a number of reasons for this,” says Gary Dunne, Sales Manager of Classic Car Auctions. “A connection with motor sport helps, which is the case with the Peugeot 205 GTIs, and a lot of people who were growing up when these cars first came out are now in a position to afford the car of their dreams. There’s also a rarity factor as a lot of these cars have not survived since the eighties.”
|The ultimate Ford Capri, this 1897 Brooklands 280 is a fine example |
of the iconic eighties dream machine.
The “Fast & Furious” film franchise that did so much to influence the market for Japanese performance cars in recent times is still much in evidence and a desirable right-hand drive 1997 Honda NSX manual makes an almost obligatory appearance on the lot list with an estimate of £40,000 to £45,000. Alongside it is a rally-inspired 1991 Toyota Celica GT4 Carlos Sainz special, one of only 5,000 manufactured and with a sale estimate of £10,000 to £12,000.
The September Sale takes place at Classic Car Auctions’ regular venue at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 23rd September.
To see the latest line-up of cars listed for the September sale please visit: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk.
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