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19th Jul 2022
1973 Ford Escort Mexico estimate 45000 50000

Classic cars representing every decade since the Second World War will go under the hammer in Aylsham at the end of the month, when Norfolk’s leading auction house relaunches its Classic Car and Automobilia Sales after several years.

An extremely rare 1970s special edition Ford Escort with a pre-sale estimate of £45,000-£50,000, a classic 1960s convertible Sunbeam Alpine and a bespoke Land Rover defender ‘Shoot Bus’ are among the vehicles which will be auctioned at Keys Auctioneers and Valuers Classic Cars and Vintage Sale on Saturday 30th July.

As well as cars spanning the 1950s to the 2000s, the sale will also include a wide variety of automobilia, including a Super Fina glass petrol globe (estimate £200-£250, a vintage Castrol oil dispenser pump cabinet (estimate £400-£500), a brass bulb car horn (estimate £40-£50), and a Lucas classic spot lamp (estimate £40-£50).

Amongst the lots on offer are:

  • From the 1950s, a 1955 MG Magnette ZA which has been completely restored, and which has a pre-sale estimate of £9,000-£11,000
  • From the 1960s, a 1968 Sunbeam Alpine Series 5 1725cc (estimate £12,000-£16,000)
  • From the 1970s, a very rare 1973 Ford Escort Mexico, completely restored and in pristine condition (estimate £45,000-£50,000)
  • From the 1980s, a 1986 Ford Capri Laser 1.6, restored in 2016 (estimate £6,500-£7,500), and a 1988 Mary Quant Designer mini (estimate £6,000-£9,000)
  • From the 1990s, a 1993 Land Rover Defender, rebuilt in 2003 by Foley Overland as a ‘Shoot Bus’ (estimate £23,000-£25,000)
  • From the 2000s, a 2003 Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4 Tiptronic (estimate £17,000-20,000)

“This will be our first Classic Car and Automobilia Sale since 2015, and we have a cracker of a sale to relaunch the department,” said Tim Blyth, managing director of Keys.

“We are delighted to have such a strong line-up of interesting cars, representing every decade since the Second World War.  Some of these cars are real enthusiasts’ vehicles, and we are expecting strong interest both at the sale ground and online.”

The Keys Classic Cars and Vintage Sale takes place on Saturday 30th July at 10.30am at Keys’ Aylsham sale ground, and online at www.the-saleroom.com