You can’t not love a car auction. Even if you’re not bidding, it’s always fun to see what might turn up. In this case, an auction coming up this weekend at The London Classic Car Show is going to show off some true automotive gems. Among them – and no doubt the highlight of the show – is a 1965 Mercedes 230SL Pagoda.
This particular Pagoda is perhaps a lot more special than others. It was delivered brand new to one Britt Ekland, which was given to her as a gift from her husband, Peter Sellers. Still beaming in its original sparkling white paint, it’s gone through 49,950 fun-filled miles over its life since. Having been through three previous owners, this Merc is going to part ways again with an estimate of around £80,000 to £100,000.
Another favourite of mine that’s prime to hit the auction block is a 1985 Audi Ur-Quattro B2. If you like rallying, then you’ll adore this Quattro. In its Zermatt Silver, and extensive mechanical under-bonnet restoration, this Quattro is almost like it came fresh from the Audi factory. And it’s a rare first-generation take of this rally homologation special. It could be yours too, with a guided price somewhere around £24,000 to £28,000.
But Wait… There’s More!
Moving ahead, we have a 1998 Aston Martin DB7 Volante. Penned by Ian Callum, it’s no doubt one of the prettiest Astons ever made. This example here is wonderfully presented, in dark Buckingham Green over cream leather. More to that, it’s been restored and looked after by Aston Martin’s in-house heritage Works division. All of this, and it’s a relative bargain to be estimated at £18,000 to £22,000.
Last but not least, we can move the time machine a bit further forwards. We’ll now come across a beautifully black 2009 Porsche 911 (997-generation) 3.6 Carrera Cabriolet. A ‘Gen 2’ car, it has a typically Porsche 3.6-litre flat-six, pumping out 345bhp. To make it a tad bit speedier, this Carrera Cabriolet here has a 7-speed PDK. With healthy service history, this modern classic can be yours for around £32,000 to £37,000.
Of course, these four lovely cars aren’t the only ones to join the lot. There are 110 vehicles in total, comprising everything from a Steyr-Puch military truck to a mint BMW 635 CSi. Friday, on the 25th of June, will be the only time for you to view these cars. Their auction will then take place on Saturday and Sunday, or the 26th and 27th, respectively. You can register now to bid, where the bidding can be done online, by phone, or by commission.