Martyn Raybould

Martyn Raybould

Celebrity sale from Richard Hammond (The Hampster) from Top Gear


• 1979 Ford Escort RS2000 MK2, recommissioned to a remarkable standard
• Prepared and supplied directly from Richard Hammond and his partners at ‘The Smallest Cog’
• As part of the recommissioning, the car has had a new interior fitted by the renowned Aldridge Trimmers
• CCA’s sister company, Silverstone Auctions, sold Hammond’s personal collection of cars and motorcycles
which totalled £231,525 in their sale at The Classic – to support the new restoration business

There is now just over a week to go until The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show Sale on
Saturday 25th September at Stoneleigh Park, Hall 1.
Classic Car Auctions are delighted to be offering this 1979 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk2 after the success Richard had
at their sister company’s most recent sale, The Classic at Silverstone.
The exceptional example is prepared and supplied directly from Richard Hammond and his partners at ‘The
Smallest Cog’. The car was originally supplied to the UK, but then spent some time in the Isle of Man before
forming part of a collection in the Republic of Ireland.

Earlier this year, Richard and his team took the car to The London Classic Car Show before recommissioning.
Since, the example has been recommissioned and prepared for this sale and recently appeared at Hampton Court
Concours D’Elegance where it received many positive comments. The Ford Escort has been recommissioned to a
remarkable standard and is superbly presented in gleaming Midnight Blue – what a serious opportunity for any
Rallye Sport collector.

Gary Dunne, CCA’s Sales Manager commented: “We are absolutely delighted to once again be offering a
spectacular car from Richard Hammond. Not only have The Smallest Cog team transformed the car but it will
feature as part of the all-important original docuseries airing on discovery+ UK later this year.”
The recommissioning work includes a new interior fitted by the renowned Aldridge Trimmers as well as new front
suspension and front/rear brakes – further details can be found on CCA’s condition report. The car is sensibly
guided at £35,000 – 40,000.
Classic Car Auctions will start their sale at 11am with viewing days available on Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th
September 2021
as well as on the morning of the sale.
Bidding for the sale can be done in person, online, by phone or via commission (pre-bid). For absentee bidding,
please complete the registration process at least 48 hours before the auction day to ensure your registration is
processed. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please email the UK Auction House Market Leaders on or call 01926 640888.
1979 Ford Escort RS2000 MK2

Forthcoming Auctions
Saturday 25th September – The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale
Saturday 11th December – The December Sale


PR Contact
Louise Joiner
01926 640888

About Classic Car Auctions (CCA)

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) is a specialist auction house for the sale of ‘Everyman’ classic cars; offering
enthusiasts the opportunity to buy an impressive selection of iconic classic cars from across the eras.
Created in 2015 by the highly respected team from Silverstone Auctions and now an established business itself;
we have a consistent sales rate of over 75% for the last three years and have proudly sold over £15,000,000 worth
of cars during the same period.
The majority of our sales are held at our home from home, The Warwickshire Event Centre, Leamington Spa. Here
our sales average a total of £1.5 million, with hundreds of dedicated buyers attending the one-day sale of
approximately 150 cars each time. We are also established at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration
Show which is held annually at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, where we have been the official
auction partner for the last three years.
At CCA our aim is to make buying and selling a classic car as easy and as straightforward as possible. Our
dedicated team of knowledgeable classic car specialists will provide sellers with honest and realistic estimates,
combined with a worldwide marketing and well-presented sale days which will help your car achieve a great price.
We offer buyers a fantastic selection of affordable classic cars presented with extensive information and detailed
condition reports along with low buyer’s fees.
If you’d like to know more about buying or selling a classic car with Classic Car Auctions, call us today on 01926
or email

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