Porsche 928 + Ford Sierra RS500 + Fiat Jolly - Auction Action 448

By: Mark Higgins

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Live auctions are mostly on hold now but the auction scene continues to bustle along with online versions. Here are some of the highlights...

1988 Porsche 928 SE

Sold: A$233,252
Silverstone

A world record price was set for Porsche 928s with the sale of this 1988 model. Just 42 right-hand drive examples of the 928 Sport Equipment were made for the UK market and this one has travelled a mere 10,325 miles. It had a top speed of 173mph when new and was known as the S4 Sport. This one was owned by the Egyptian Embassy from 1988 to 2015 and was sold with a certificate of authenticity.

 

1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth

Sold: A$186,600
Silverstone

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With just two registered owners this is number 451 of 500 and one of 56 in Diamond White. It shows 19,387kms on the clock and is in genuine and unmolested condition with original books and recently had a full service by an RS500 specialist. This is one of 500 sent to Aston Martin Tickford for conversion to the Sierra ‘RS500 Cosworth specs. What a bang for your buck as our own John Bowe knows.

 

1970 Fiat Jolly Custom

Sold: A$46,000
RM Sotheby's

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Just how cute and quirky is this baby Fiat? The bambino with its 499cc two cylinder engine won’t go fast but will turn plenty of heads. This colourful and charming tribute to Fiat’s quirky beach and resort car is one of an ongoing "500 Rizza" series of customs created by Rome-based restoration shop RizzaClassic. Its fabric roof is removable and it features a wicker interior. Bellissima.

 

1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'

Sold: A$236,500
RM Sothebys

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Austin-healey 100 M ‘Le Mans’ editions rarely come to auction and only 640 were made. Introduced in 1955, it’s a high performance version of the Austin-Healey BN2. It has a wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel a rake-adjustable windshield, tonneau cover and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate describing the car as a "genuine factory built 100 M Le Mans," a 100M.

 

What's moving and shaking:

BMW E30

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The E30 BMW is almost forty. Produced from 1982 to 1994, Available as a two-door sedan, a convertible and for the first time, a four-door sedan and wagon. It also saw the birth of the M3 series.

Four-cylinder variants are still affordable but sixes are starting to fly. The simplest way to buy one is join a BMW owners club and be guided through the trials and tribulations of each so you end up with a solid reliable and enjoyable toy.

 

From Unique Cars #448, December 2020

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