Pagoda quartet leads tempting lot list at Anglia Car Auctions


A celebrity Pagoda and a host of other Mercedes are the star attractions for Anglia Car Auctions' 9 November sale, but there are a host of other tempting lots.

The pre-sale hype all surrounds an automatic 1965 230SL (main image) that was owned by TV and radio star Chris Evans more than a decade ago that is estimated to make £18-22,000.

There is also an example of the more desirable 280SL as well, a highly original, low-mileage one-owner 1971 example for £48-60k.

The final Pagodas are a 1965 230SL project (£16-18k) and a 1967 US import 230SL requiring UK registration (£14.5-17,000).

Other Mercs include a 1956 190SL (£55-60k) and, tickling the C&SC team's fancy, a 1963 220SEB coupé. Believed to be an ex-Scottish Motor Show car, it packs a mighty 163,000 miles, but is a lot of car for the estimated £22-27,000.

Away from the three-pointed star, as ever as ACA, there are some intriguing and tantalising lots.

A 1947 Allard L Type that failed to sell in the past is back with a revised £25-28k estimate, while a 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo that has been off the road since 2007 still looks like potentially good value at £18-22k.

A pair of BMW CSAs are on offer. One is MoTd and ready to go for £8-9000, while the other is a barnfind that is expected to set a new owner back £2-3000.

Another barnfind that is likely to generate a lot of interest is a 1959 TR3A that has been in storage for 25 years. It needs total restoration, but will be sold with no reserve.

A couple of other lots that are worth keeping an eye on are a 1964 Jaguar S-type manual-overdrive with 3.8-litre engine fitted (£3750-4250) and a supercharged 1962 Rochdale Olympic last taxed in 2010 (£7-9000).

Probably bargain of the sale, especially if you want to go historic rallying, is a 1960 Rover P4 that this year compete in the Peking to Paris Rally. Being sold as it finished the rally, it apparently needs a suspension rebuild, but the £5-7k estimate is a fraction of the £20k that was spent in pre-event prep.

Click here for a full lot list.


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