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Recently at an Auction held at Godmanchester, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, the crowds flocked to a classic car auction. The attendance had been boosted by the publicity on TV and a local radio station, which told of them of the bargains that good be had!
The auction at the Wood Green Animal Centre, is becoming a popular venue, because of it large indoor arena which can accomodate all the entries indoors. There is also good access to the centre with it's close proximity to the major trunk routes the A14 & A1.
There were some 56 lots, of which 48 were sold. And of course there were some ( just four) MG's amongst all the other classics. For your interest we have listed the hammer price, which does not include the 5% buyers premium.
Class 1= Mint Condition.....Class 5 = Poor Condition
1969 MGB GT..................... (Class 1)... £5,800 1976 MGB LHD Roadster........... (Class 3)... £1,700 1979 MG Midget.................. (Class 2)....£1,100 1979 MG Midget.................. (Class 2.5)..£900
The 1969 MGB GT which sold for £5,800 sported some Minilite lookalike alloy wheels, and under the bonnet was a Brown & Gammons stage 2 head. The car was finished in glorious 'Tartan Red' had been fully restored in 1990 and had covered just 7000 miles since then.
Other cars included a 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite, (class 3) which sold for £1,775. The top price of the day was fetched by a 1948 Lincoln Continental, which sold for £11,000 and then at the other end of the scale was a 1967 Vauxhall Victor, which had no reserve on it, sold for just £60.
See also MG Classifieds