Martyn Raybould

Martyn Raybould


  • Porsche’s 911 (996) Turbo in a rare Orient Red Metallic
  • Fast appreciating as well as on the road a 1985 BMW M635
  • The very desirable Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI Tommi Makinen Edition
  • The infamous wolf in sheep’s clothing, the Mercedes-Benz 500E
Fantastic investcollector car now the BMW 635 let alone the ‘M’ version..

Classic Car Auctions will be offering several superb powerhouses at their forthcoming auction at the NEC in March from Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and Mitsubishi.

“The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show auction catalogue is coming along very nicely” commented Gary Dunne.

“The cars we have so far are of excellent quality and the ones in today’s release are absolutely superb examples.”

“We have lots more to come along with an exciting selection of Rolls-Royces to follow”

Leading today’s charge is the 2002 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo, a car that is in excellent condition and with low mileage. The colour of this car is particularly rare, Orient Red Metallic, a colour that was only offered between 2001 and 2003. Fitted with Porsche’s Aero Kit, the front and rear spoilers and the wing make this car stand out even further. The engine had a comprehensive rebuild in January 2019 and is documented with the invoice, which is included in the excellent history file. With 50,000 miles and just two former owners, this is a superb looking car for £35,000 to £40,000.

BMWs from the 1980s always looked sharp and none more so than the M635 CSi. Looking menacing and well-poised with its angular shark-like nose, this is one of those Bahnstormers that you cannot fail to admire. Looking stunning in Zinnober Red with a black leather interior this 1985 E24 model has 55,000 miles on the clock. Powered by the same engine that was in the M1, the 3.5 litre, 24 valve, 6 cylinder M88, which pumps out 286bhp, this M635 has had some tweaks including a revised suspension and bigger brakes. A fabulous and attractive car for £28,000 to £32,000.

The German nickname for this W124 was translatable as ‘Built like a brick sh*t house’ which of course means to us Brits that it was well built, reliable and very robust!

Special edition road cars produced to commemorate a manufacturer’s sporting success always attract attention and none more so than the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI Makinen Edition. Built to celebrate their success in World Championship Rallying this sixth edition was never intended for the UK, but due to demand they were offered through Ralliart dealerships. This particular car has just been imported from Japan and supplied on a NOVA. Looking very aggressive and finished in Canal Blue with the white 17inch Enkei alloy wheels, this car looks the part and is in exceptional condition. With 44,428 miles at £20,000 to £25,000, this is a fabulous version of the famed TME.

The mind blowing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.. This was the BIG wolf in full blown fur!

Our final car in this release is what is commonly know as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”. The Mercedes 500E was a car that was developed in close cooperation with Porsche to produce a 161mph rocketship powered by the 5.0 litre V8 used in the SL. This 1993 (W124) version was imported from Japan in 2013 and has since had two owners who appear to have looked after it very well. Looking fabulous in Blue/Black with a black leather interior it is supplied with a complete dealer book pack, service book and £2,600 of main dealer invoices. This 500E is estimated at £16,000 to £20,000

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented further: “Great cars and there is still plenty of time to consign your car. We have our next Cars Coffee and Consignments event on the 19th February at the British Motor Museum, so if you are thinking about it, book an appointment for expert advice, valuations and free professional photography of your car on the day.”

Viewing takes place on the 27th March between 10am and 5.30pm with the auction getting underway on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th from 12pm.

They can also be contacted on 01926 640888 or by email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.

 Forthcoming Auctions
28th and 29th March – Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham
13th June – CCA Summer Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
3rd October – CCA Autumn Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
12th December – CCA Winter Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre

Classic Car Auctions and its Sister company Silverstone Auctions are proud to be members and Official partner to the SVA..

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