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Over 160 classic cars to go under the hammer

21 Jaguars, 16 BMWs and 11 Porsches will form part of a 160-strong classic car lot set be offered at one the biggest auctions of the year - the Classic Car Auctions June Sale.

One of the stars of the show looks set to be a blue Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster with just 39,000 miles on the clock. In excellent condition this car has been reconditioned with a focus on authenticity. The 1971 E-Type is estimated to sell for between £70,000 and £80,000.

Another classic sure to attract attention is a limited edition 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII. The ‘Big Healey’ comes finished in metallic golden beige and is one of only 35 right-hand drive Anniversary BJ8s produced in this colour, and possibly one of only 15 with a red leather interior. With less than 35,000 miles on the clock, a comprehensive history file and heritage certificate, the Healey is expected to sell for between £65,000 and £75,000.

There are also some ‘everyman’ classics going under the hammer, and while the E-Type and Healey are expected to fetch big prices, for anyone just starting out in the world of classic cars, an entry-level 1967 MG Midget MkII is expected to sell for between £5,500 and £7,500. The green MG sports a 1275cc engine, despite the impression given by its early styling, and features front disc brakes and semi-elliptical rear springs.

BMWs and Mercedes marques are proving to be a big this year says Classic Car Auctions and the June sale is no exception with 16 of each going under the hammer this weekend, and a number of Daimlers, Bentleys and Rolls Royces are also on offer. One such car is a 1978 Daimler Sovereign with just 399 miles on the clock after spending almost its entire life in a museum. This remarkable find is expected to go for between £25,000 and £30,000.

For fans of the Mini there are nine on offer including a highly desirable and rare 1966 Downton-tuned Austin Cooper 998 in near pristine condition after an extensive mechanical restoration. An important example in historical terms and once featured in Classic Car magazine, the Mini has an estimated sale price of £35,000 - £40,000.

Affordable Porches are much in evidence with 11 on offer, ranging in price from an eighties super car era 911 Turbo estimated at between £50,000 and £60,000, down to a 2001 Boxster expected to sell for between £5,000 and £7,000, and a 1989 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe Sport restoration project modestly guided at between £12,000 and £15,000.

Lots are certianly varied from TVRs, Triumphs, French and Italian classics and a smattering of ‘Fast and Furious’ Japanese icons, including a 1991 Honda NSX Manual to a DeLorean and even a time-warp, immaculate, 1978 Honda Civic 125.

A special viewing afternoon will be held on Friday 9th June from 12pm – 6pm at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa. The sale itself begins at 12.30pm on Saturday 10th June. Bidders unable to attend the sale in person can bid online, by phone, or by leaving a commission bid in advance of the sale.