05/11/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Special cars at Special Auction Services


Special Auction Services certainly dished up the desirables in its October sale, in which Matchbox stole the show (what’s new, I hear you ask). Typical of the fare was a Superfast 8a Ford Mustang, in scarce orange-red with red interior, still in its original box and sealed on an American issue blister pack: this cruised off to make £300. But the ‘Stang had competition in the shape of something much more humdrum: a Matchbox Superfast 64a MG 1100, with green body, white interior and unpainted base, which came in its original type F box. Lots of people wanted this one, so the £250 final hammer price was no surprise.

A Corgi Juniors Promotional TR7 gold plated model did even better. The vendors thought this example to be one of a limited edition of around 250 models made for British Leyland at the product launch of the real car. Hence the gold plated body, which set off a yellow interior and a black base. Although only good to very good condition, it was finally taken home by a lucky bidder for £340. A little more than that (£360) secured a scarce Hot Wheels Redline Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. The attraction here lay in the colour: spectraflame pink! We’re not sure if Rolls Royce would have entertained this scheme, but it is well known that Hot Wheels only produced limited quantities of cars in this girly colour, since they were poor sellers. Again only very good, its rarity made up for that.

A top bid of £420 was required to clinch an E-Type Jaguar, this a diminutive HO/OO scale example from Lego. What helped the hammer price again was its colour, in this instance red. Also from Lego was the 1/43 scale VW Beetle in metallic gold. It certainly wasn’t perfect (the car exhibited paint loss and a crack, for starters) but it was rare enough to command a closing bid of £420.

Finally, a Lego 1960s H0/OO Gauge System (series 699) Commercial Vehicle Set, comprising articulated trucks, transport lorries and trailers and a breakdown truck, all in their original box and with original cellophane, swayed the audience enough for the lot to reach £1,900. 

Back to News

05/11/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

On the right lines

The Vectis Model Train sale held on 21 September featured a huge range of gauges and accessories, with O ...

Crime pays at C&T Auctions

On behalf of C&T Auctions, Glen Chapman writes that the two day sale, held over October 2-3, was a great ...

Rare Wrecker makes a mint

Star of the 27 September Vectis auction had to be the Matchbox Regular Wheels No.13d Dodge BP Wreck Truck. ...

State-side update

Bertoia’s 9-11 November Annual Fall Auction launched the holiday season in the US ...

Other News

Pedal cars arrive in Brighton

Collections come in all shapes and sizes, which means that auctions tend to come in all shapes and sizes too. ...

Could it be you?

Hornby Hobbies has announced that its looking for a new Development Manager to join its Corgi Diecast brand. ...

New tooling from Oxford Diecast

In the batch of upcoming releases recently announced by Oxford Diecast are some impressive newly tooled models ...

First time in 1/18 for Ferrari's D50

Available now from CMC are this absolutely exquisite pair of variations of the 1956 Ferrari D50 in 1/18 ...