6R4 headlines European Classics Australian auction


Could Australia be the new pool in which to find clean classics? Lloyds Auctions is hoping so, as it moves into the European classics market.

Its upcoming auction on March 25 sees the focus purely on European marques, with even a Rothmans-liveried MG 6R4 Group B car on offer. It’s the car in which Jimmy McRae tackled the 1986 Lombard RAC Rally, finishing eighth, having earlier claimed the British Midland Ulster Rally and a podium on the Rally El Corte Inglés.

It’s joined in lot list by a recreation of Timo Makinen’s Mk1 Escort and a Triumph Spitfire with three decades of competitive history.

In the road cars category, a wealth of Porsches, including a rare 356D, very original 356A and wide body 930 Turbo, plus MkII RS2000 – currently at $13,000… – and an immaculate S1 Land Rover.

Bidding is open online now, and a 1928 Austin Drophead currently sat on a bid of $726. A 1937 Morris 25 HP and 1930 Major? Just $3…

An auction in Australia would ordinarily present a logistics nightmare, but Lloyds is including free shipping to European ports.

There’s a long way to go, but there could be bargains to be found.

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