Herald makes big money but potential bargains abound at Anglia

| 8 Nov 2012

One of the top lots at Anglia Car Auctions' sale on 3 November was a 1968 Triumph Herald 13/60 Convertible (main image).

Following a £10k body-off restoration and boasting a full MoT, it comfortably busted its top estimate to make £8085.

As far as sales go, the King’s Lynn event was very enticing with some some superb grass-roots classics going for affordable money,

Also selling well, though, was a 1975 Mini 1275GT that accrued £8820. The reason for the high price was that it is believed to be the only Clubman 1275GT painted in Brazilian Brown Metallic from the factory, a special-order retirement gift for a British Leyland manager who wanted the Vanden Plas colour. 

Of a welter of Porsches that came under the hammer, a 160,000-mile 1979 911SC targa with tax and test looked very good value at £7350, despite the high mileage.

Likewise, a 1984 924 with a year's ticket and a private plate for £475 and a 1986 928 for £2677 seemed like good buys.

The big money was reserved for a brace of examples of the increasingly popular 912, both 1966 left-hookers easing above their top estimates to make £18,900 and £26,250 respectively.

Citroëns were popular, too. As well as our favourite DS21 for under £2k, there was a 1986 CX Prestige that went for £3425.

Star lot from the French manufacturer, though, was the extremely low-mileage 1983 Citroën GSA with one registered owner that made just over £5000.

In terms of speed for money, nothing could compete with the 145mph 1990 TVR 400SE for just over £3k.

For a full list of entries, estimates and results, click here, but below are a few more classics that caught our eye:

1964 Ford Consul Cortina 1500GT – £13,650

1970 Jaguar E-type S2 2+2 – £22,000

1977 MG Midget 1500 – £775

1973 NSU Ro80 – £1075

1970 Rover P5B saloon – £3465

1972 Triumph TR6 – £3255