Auction Report - ACA 25th August 2018, Classic Car Sale

Auction Report - ACA 25th August 2018, Classic Car Sale

Not the greatest of catalogues this time around (not when coming from an Italian bent, anyway), but there was still plenty tempting us to raid the italicar piggy-bank. The Fiat 130 Coupe is well known to us, and was actually purchased from a previous ACA sale, the OSCA-engined Fiat 1500 Spider was nothing short of a masterpiece and the guideprice on the 116 GTV6 certainly grabbed our attention (read on to see if the car did likewise!). In fact, it seemed everything was listed with very reasonable guide-prices - indicating some caution in the market perhaps?

If that was the case, the fact that 75% of entries sold (with many sailing past even their upper guide prices) would suggest the investment boom isn't over just yet. Below the line we detail each Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat and Lancia entry, giving our opinion on their condition, and revealing their final sale price.

What's in the Workshop #1, August 2018

What's in the Workshop #1, August 2018

Ordinarily, people only really get to see the cars we've been working on when they're all done, without seeing the work that's gone into getting them to that shiny, sweet-running point. As such, we've decided to keep anyone interested up to date with what we've been getting up to with the spanners. This is the first part of something we aim to do monthly, so be sure to check back soon to follow our progress with these cars.

To MoT, Or Not To MoT.....

To MoT, Or Not To MoT.....

As I'm sure most people reading this will be aware, the MoT guidelines underwent a complete overhaul in May 2018. Beyond the aesthetic changes to the certificate, the tightening up of rules on diesel emissions and the way faults and advisories are reported (we won't go into this too much here - that particular minefield is for another blog, perhaps!) it is also now possible for any historic vehicle to opt out of the annual roadworthiness test.

As we regularly deal with classic Italian cars, we've researched the ins-and-outs of these labyrinthine new rules and gone through the hidden, headache-inducing small-print so you don't have to. Read on for what we've discovered...