Classic Land Rover values proved hard to predict at CCA’s recent auction on December 2nd. Few of the auctioneers’ estimates turned out to be accurate.
Surely this 1992 Range Rover Classic in Plymouth Blue deserved more than £8800. It may be a lowly four-door, but it’s a very low-mileage Cyprus import with a Heritage certificate, and beautifully presented.
Meanwhile, this 101 Forward Control GS stormed past its estimate of £5000-£7000. Values of these capable ex-military beasts are hopping up nicely, though few of us can justify the massive cost of fuelling their Rover V8s. The sale price of £11,550 is decent for a GS model. (GS stands for General Service, as opposed to ambulance, radio vans, or the very rare Rapier bodies).
Series I Land Rover sales enjoyed both triumph and failure. Cream of the crop was this pristine 1950 80in Series I which sold for £29,700, comfortably within its estimate.
Meanwhile the frenzy continued over classic Porsches and fast Fords but that’s a story you’ve probably grown tired of reading by now…!
A complete list of recent Land Rovers at auction in the UK can be found here.
CCA’s next auction is on 23rd March 2018 at the Practical Classics Classic Car Restoration Show. Visit the 2018 events calendar for this and stacks more events in the UK.