by Gauk
Wed, Feb 5, 2020 2:35 AM

Classic Car Auctions will be offering several iconic modern classics at their forthcoming auction at the NEC in March from Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and Mitsubishi.

Porsche 911 (996) Turbo in a rare Orient Red Metallic
Fast appreciating as well as on the road a 1985 BMW M635
The iconic Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI Tommi Makinen Edition
Mercedes-Benz 500E, the infamous wolf in sheep’s clothing

“The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show auction catalogue is coming along very nicely,” commented Gary Dunne. “The cars we have so far are of excellent quality and the ones in today’s release are absolutely superb examples. We also have an exciting selection of Rolls-Royces to follow.”

The colour of this 2002 Porsche 911(996) Turbo is particularly rare, Orient Red Metallic, only offered between 2001 and 2003.

Leading today’s catalogue is the 2002 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo, in excellent condition and low mileage. Fitted the Aero Kit, the wing and front and rear spoilers make this car stand out even more. The engine had a comprehensive rebuild in January 2019, documented with the invoice, is included in the excellent history file. With 50,000 miles and only two former owners, this is a superb car, estimated at £35,000 to £40,000.

BMW's from the '80s always looked sharp and none more so than the M635 CSi.

Looking well-poised and menacing with its angular, shark-like nose, the BMW M635 CSi is one of those Bahnstormers that cannot fail to make you do a double take. Stunning in Zinnober Red with a black leather interior, this 1985 E24 model has just 55,000 miles on the clock. Powered by the same engine that was in the M1, the 3.5 litre, 24 valve, inline 6 cylinder M88, which pumps out 286bhp, this M635 has had some tasteful upgrades including revised suspension and bigger brakes. Estimated at around £28,000 to £32,000.

This Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI Makinen Edition is finished in Canal Blue with white 17inch Enkei alloy wheels

Special edition road cars produced to commemorate a manufacturer’s sporting success always attract attention and none more so than the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI Makinen Edition. Built to celebrate their success in World Championship Rallying this sixth edition was never intended for the UK, but due to excessive demand they were offered through Ralliart dealerships. This particular car has just been imported from Japan and supplied on a NOVA. Looking very purposeful finished in Canal Blue with the white 17inch Enkei alloy wheels, it looks the part and is in exceptional condition. With 44,428 miles at £20,000 to £25,000, this is a great example of the iconic TME.

The Mercedes 500E was developed in close cooperation with Porsche to produce a 161mph rocketship powered by the 5.0 litre V8 used in the SL.

And finally the Mercedes 500E, known to be a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.  This 1993 (W124) version was imported from Japan in 2013 and has since had two owners who have looked after it very well. Fabulous in Blue/Black with a black leather interior it's supplied with a complete dealer book pack, service book and £2,600 of main dealer invoices. It's estimated at £16,000 to £20,000

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented further: “Great cars and there is still plenty of time to consign your car. We have our next Cars Coffee and Consignments event on the 19th February at the British Motor Museum, so if you are thinking about it, book an appointment for expert advice, valuations and free professional photography of your car on the day.”

Viewing takes place on the 27th March between 10am and 5.30pm with the auction getting underway on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th from 12pm.

published by Gauk