Fancy owning a classic car and raising money for charity? If so, check-out the CarFest
South Pride and Joy Auction on August 25th 2012. Why? Because fifty per-cent of the
profits will be donated to Children in Need. Highlights include the 1969 Jaguar E-Type
FHC 2+2 Series 2. This, according to Silverstone Auctions, has covered 69,000 miles and
is in excellent condition. The vibrant blue paintwork looks tremendous too. And the price?
This beast is estimated to sell for between £18,000 and £22,000. To put that another way
– the price of a Ford Mondeo. Alternatives include the 1983 Porsche 924 Carrera GT,
which the listing reveals is one of only seventy-five right hand drive examples produced.
This vibrant red 210bhp rocket is expected to sell for between £35,000 and £45,000.
The Volkswagen Split Screen Dormobile Campervan is a tantalising prospect too. The
current owner of this 1964 classic – who must be more generous than Santa Claus
– has promised to donate 'all' proceeds to charity. Silverstone Auctions is waving its
fee for this lot too. There is no reserve, but nice examples sell for healthy sums. More
obtainable alternatives might include the 1962 Austin MINI (£9,000 to £15,000), the 1975
MGB GT Jubilee (£5,500 to £7,500), and the 1974 MGB Roadster 'Tweetie' (£5,500 to
£7,500). Choices choices, but who could resit the VW Campervan? Now, where is my
By Stephen Turvil
Thu, 16 Aug 2012