1) Land Rover Series II
Two generations older than the iconic Defender, the Land Rover Series II has an important place in British vehicular history. But it’s becoming increasingly rare – making this Series II ‘Landy’ from 1963, which has been kept in fine condition during its 58 years of use, a particularly sought-after specimen. This quintessentially British 4×4 was sold through Dealer Auction for £6,250.
2) Ferrari Mondial
When it comes to cars that stir the emotions, nothing beats a Ferrari – and each generation and iteration of the Italian marque has its own appeal. Dealer Auction had the privilege of marketing this Ferrari Mondial, a Pininfarina-designed four-seater from 1985. The Mondial is generally regarded as one of the lowest-priced Ferraris, but the power of the Prancing Horse is undeniable, and this Italian classic fetched a highly respectable £23,000.
3) Triumph TR6
The TR6 was a best-selling sports car during its production run, but most of those models were sent overseas; only a little over 8,000 were sold in the UK. That makes this 1972 TR6 a true collector’s item – and it was duly snapped up for £17,250 when listed on Dealer Auction’s online platform. With enduring looks and more power than many of its contemporaries, this is a car that’s truly stood the test of time.
4) MG MGB GT
Combining the Britishness of the MG brand with the Italian aesthetic of legendary design house Pininfarina, the MGB had a pivotal role in pioneering the ‘sporty hatchback’ style when it was launched in 1965. This specimen is from 1980, making it one of the last MGB GTs ever made – and this piece of history was recently listed on Dealer Auction and ultimately sold for £7,630.
5) Jaguar XJS
Over the XJS’s 20-year production run, it became heavily ingrained in British popular culture, thanks in equal part to its ground-breaking styling, its success as a touring car, and its appearance in quite a few television programmes. That universal recognition was in evidence when this XJS from 1988 was sold through Dealer Auction, garnering enough interest to break the five-figure mark and sell for £10,000.