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BCA stages special sale of ‘future classics’

BCA is fuelling the current wave of retro-mania with a special sale of future classics at BCA Nottingham on 26 August

From the highest priced luxury marques to mass market family saloons, most new cars lose part of their value the minute they’re driven off the dealer forecourt and continue to depreciate as they get older.

But what affordable cars could you buy today that might become valuable collectors cars in the future?  BCA has the answer in the form of a special sale of affordable future classics that offers something for everybody and at every price range. 

The Future Classics sale takes place at BCA Nottingham, Victoria Business Park, NG4 2PE on Saturday, 26 August, commencing at 10.30 am.  Over 100 interesting and unusual vehicles are consigned for the sale with numbers continuing to rise as the sale date approaches.

“If you want a car that has a good chance of gaining classic status in the years ahead – plus the premium values that go hand in hand with that – then there are some interesting choices  available to used car buyers”, explained Stuart Pearson, MD BCA.

“Second guessing future trends is never an exact science – after all who would have thought the 1980s would get fashionable again or that vinyl records would come back?  Certainly in the collectors’ car market, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.  Rarity does not necessarily make for desirability, nor does an exclusive and limited model run and high ‘list price’ necessarily mean a car will be worth more in years to come.”

Pearson added “BCA has put together a collection of cars ranging from a few hundred pounds to many thousands with one thing in common – all have the potential to acquire classic status in the future.”

Among the cars on offer, the 2014/64 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Sportshift Coupe will certainly attract a lot of attention from buyers.  Finished in black and sitting on 19” alloy wheels, this high performance sports car has covered just over 4,000 warranted miles.  Equipment includes climate control, satellite navigation, parking sensors and leather trimmed interior and, when new, these cars cost £138,000.

Those looking for a more sedate ride, the 2001/51 Bentley Arnage 6.8 Red Label Saloon is finished in silver and has a warranted mileage of 46,000.  The cream leather and burr walnut interior underlines the quality of the craftsmanship that goes into the manufacture of these ultimate ‘Gentlemen’s Carriages’.

Finished in classic Rosso Red with black trim, the 1984 Ferrari Mondiale 2.9 Coupe looks every inch a supercar, with red leather 2+2 interior, aluminium gear shift, black leather instrument console and top of the range radio/cassette.  Ideal for a remake of Miami Vice!

A pair of 2000-registered Rover Mini Classic Cooper models will interest enthusiasts.  The modified example in red with white rally stripes, wide wheel arches and folding fabric sunroof will make an interesting project requiring some light restoration.  The standard bodied example in blue with Union Jack roof also requires restoration and is competitively valued to reflect that.

Among a number of starter classics on offer, the 1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0 looks stunning in silver with black leather interior, the 2003 Maxda MX-5 1.6 Roadster is an affordable convertible in silver with black soft top, while the Mercedes-Benz G300 Estate is an interesting alternative off-road vehicle that would benefit from a cosmetic restoration.

All are welcome to attend.   For a full catalogue, images, and appraisal reports, please see online at bca.co.uk