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Desirable British classics lead the parade of Classic, Retro and Performance cars in Letchworth Motor Auctions’ May sale

posted on 10/05/2023
Desirable British classics lead the parade of Classic, Retro and Performance cars in Letchworth Motor Auctions’ May sale

Desirable British classics lead the way amongst the varied vehicles on offer for Letchworth Motor Auctions’ next sale for Classic, Retro and Performance cars on Saturday 13th May.

Fans of ‘The British Car to Beat the World’ are sure to be excited by the one-owner 1985 Austin Metro being offered with an estimate of £4000-£6000. Having covered just 11,450 miles from new, it’s in superb and original condition and has an MOT until March 2024.  Previous MOT certificates have been framed, too!

Staying with the Mini theme, the 1988 Mayfair has been transformed by specialists, Z Cars, and features a Suzuki Hayabusa engine and sequential gearbox along with adjustable suspension. Road legal but unused of late, it’s guided at £5000-£8000.

More traditional is the 1975 Rover P6, a 3500 automatic estimated at £6500-£8500. In good condition and driving well, recent work includes a reconditioned gearbox. For something sportier there’s the 1974 Triumph Stag that retains its original V8 engine and benefits from plenty of work over the years. It’s estimated at £13,000-£16,000.

Those after luxurious motoring are sure to be interested in the 1958 Bentley S1 that carries a £24,000-£28,000 estimate. Previously registered overseas, it was registered in the UK in January 1985 and features power-assisted steering and an electric sunroof. Equally tempting is the 1973 Jensen Interceptor III carrying an estimate of £36,000-£42,000 - it’s had £34,000 spent on restoration work and remains in stunning condition.

A British classic that is a little different but perfect for anyone planning their summer holidays, a 1972 Ford Transit 90 Custom Camper Van is thought be one of just four original Mk 1 campers still on the road and is estimated at £24,000-£28,000. Offered in super condition throughout and displaying just 44,921 miles, there’s an extensive history file that documents plenty of upgrades and new parts.

Mention of summer means plenty of enthusiasm for classic convertibles, and the 1997 Fiat Barchetta estimated at £2500-£3500 is temptingly cheap drop-top motoring. Also on offer is a 1994 Mercedes-Benz E220 Cabriolet that’s in absolutely stunning condition and boasts an extensive history. In beautiful Almandine red with mushroom leather interior, it carries an estimate of £7500-£9000.

Last but not least is the brilliant Toyota MR2 GT, a 1994 example that has covered just 76,000 miles in the hands of two owners and is estimated at £5000-£7000. Unmodified and in excellent condition, it comes with original booklets and invoices along with a battery trickle charger and the factory sunroof cover.

Managing Director Simon Morgan said: “Following the success of our previous sales we are very pleased to offer such a strong variety of classics once again in our May sale. From the amazing one-owner Austin Metro to the desirable Bentley, there really is something for every taste.”

Owners who would like to discuss entering their vehicle into the sale or a free valuation can contact Adam or Simon via email to or by phoning 01462 480 499.

All of the vehicles are available to view from 12noon until 4.30pm on Wednesday 10th, 9am to 5pm on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th May. On Saturday 13th May, cars can be viewed from 9.30am with the auction starting 12noon. Entry to the sale is charged at £5 per person which includes a vehicle catalogue.

Bidding is via telephone, online by registering via our website for Live Bid, Bid Spotter, I Bidder and, or in person at the sale. Find more details and see the full catalogue at

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