Auto News'Perfect for Summer' classics lead the way at Letchworth sale

‘Perfect for Summer’ classics lead the way at Letchworth sale

Letchworth Motor Auctions’ Classic, Retro and Performance cars sale is on Saturday 29th July.

Looking for a convertible classic to enjoy over the Summer? Letchworth’s next specialist sale may have just what you need.

‘Perfect for summer’ classics lead the way amongst the varied vehicles on offer for Letchworth Motor Auctions’ next sale for Classic, Retro and Performance cars on Saturday 29th July.

Fans of British sports cars are sure to be tempted by the 2000 TVR Chimaera that carries an estimate of £3000-£4000. Off the road since 2014, it’s described as being in good condition throughout although it will require some recommissioning before it’s ready for summer motoring.

Staying with the British theme are a pair of MGFs, one of which is a 1997 example estimated at just £500-1000. It shows 68,430 miles and has been off the road for just over a year. The 1998 model shows some minor rust but it runs well, had a new clutch fitted in 2019 and comes with a hard top. It’s estimated at £750-£1250.

MG enthusiasts wanting something slightly newer might be tempted by the 2003 MG TF that has covered 69,450 miles. Described as being in average condition and with some wear to the interior, it nonetheless runs and drives and is estimated at £1500-2500.

Rather more unusual is the 2011 Fiero Factory Limited V2 that has had just one owner since being built and covered just 2840 miles. Few of these kits are believed to have been built, the eye-catching roadster echoing the look of the Plymouth Prowler and featuring a fibreglass body. Powered by a 2.9-litre V6 engine, it’s accompanied by a photographic record of the build and carries an estimate of £5000-£8000.

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Certainly, the oldest and rarest car amongst the drop-tops being offered is the 1969 Ford Cortina 1600 Super Crayford Convertible that has only had one owner from new. Estimated at £14,000-£18,000, it runs and drives but requires some recommissioning along with attention to the bodywork and paint. The boot contains plenty of spare parts, though.

For those after some a premium German convertible the 1999 BMW 318i should certainly fit the bill. It’s covered just 55,000 miles in the hands of its only owner and benefits from a recent new clutch and some service history. And sure to please those that like originality is the fact that it retains its original toolkit and glovebox torch. It’s estimated at £2500-£3500.

Managing Director Simon Morgan said: “We are very pleased with the success of our previous sales and are looking forward to our July sale where we’ll be offering a great choice of classics that are perfect for summer. From the unusual Fiero to the rare Crayford Cortina, there’s sure to be plenty of interest from those after convertible motoring.”

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 26th, 9am to 5pm on Thursday 27thand Friday 28th July. On Saturday 29th July, 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.

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