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A tale of two Volvos at H&H Pavilion Gardens sale

At the 12 November sale a 1966 Volvo P1800, with an estimate of £8,000-£10,000, was sold for £14,840. Exactly the same as the 1966 P1800 that Irv Gordon of New York took to a record breaking 3,000,000 miles, this car had just 60,000 warranted miles.

In contrast a 1972 Volvo 144GL with two family owners and a modest 54,264 miles was estimated at £2,000-£3,000. It sold for only £1,792.

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Plenty of bargain buys

Two Ford Capri 2.8i cars were up for grabs. The first was a metallic grey 1984 model that had recently emerged after 16 years in a barn, so it should be relatively rot free. The second was a 1987 E-reg in white with just 59,000 miles. Both were estimated at £4,500-£5,500. Neither of the Capri 2.8is were sold.

Values of Peugeot’s 205GTI hot hatch have been rising rapidly recently. However, the 1991 1.9 on failed to achieve its lower estimate of £3,000, selling for £2,800.

For off-road enthusiasts, there was a 2007 Foers Ibex, built by John Foers using Land Rover running gear and a bespoke spaceframe chassis to give greater ground clearance and better approach/departure angles. Estimated at £16,000-£18,000, it did not sell.

A 2000 Jaguar XKR with 82,000 recorded miles proved more popular. It had recently had a transmission and rear axle service and an Ardun upgrade to 450PS. It sold for £5,824, nearly £2,000 above its higher estimate.

Pre-war cars on offer included a 1928 Alvis 12/50 TG two-seater in barn find condition having spent the past 40 years on blocks. Estimated at £8,000-£12,, it sold for £12,320.

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By Claire Evans

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