Restored Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe In U.K. Auction March 23-24
Also up for bidding from Classic Car Auctions are two low mileage DeLoreans, an Opel Manta 400 Tribute, and an award-winning VW Beetle.
A stunning and wonderfully presented Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe is to be one of the star lots at the forthcoming Classic Car Auctions (CCA) sale. The Fiat will be up for bidding at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show happening March 23 and 24 in Birmingham in the U.K. Over 190 lots are being offered for sale with an intriguing variety of cars from a multitude of manufacturers and with some very special editions.
Leading the sale is the 1969 Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe in passion red metallic and a stunning tan interior. The car underwent bodywork restoration in the mid 2000’s, including the engine and gearbox by specialists DK Engineering. It is extremely well presented with a 2.4 litre engine recording an indicated 21,465 miles. The Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe is being offered with an estimate of $65,000 – $78,000.
The DeLorean was made famous not only by featuring in the blockbuster film “Back To The Future” but also for the controversy surrounding the marque’s founder, John DeLorean. CCA have for sale two DeLoreans. The first is a 31,500 mile example which was imported in 1990 and then professionally converted to right hand drive. This is a well restored car with a superb interior. It has been with the current owner for the last 25 years. The car is being offered with an estimate of $35,00 to $42,000.
The second DeLorean being offered is unusual in that it is presented in black. Originally it was black over silver. This car was imported by its one owner four years ago and is a left hand drive example with 33,000 miles shown on the odometer. The car’s seats have been recovered, and it has the original carpets. The vehicle comes with some documented history and an estimate of $26,000 – $33,000.
Among all the cars being offered are two immaculately presented show cars. The first is a 1958 VW Beetle. It has won many show awards and been lavished with love by the current owner over the last five years. The Beetle has been restored to the highest level with both bodywork and interior by well known specialists. With an estimate of $18,000 to $24,000, this could be your chance to own a real classic.
The second show car offered is a 1985 Opel Manta 400 Tribute. This car once started off as a basic C model in need of a bit of attention. It was decided to strip and prepare the car to the highest standard using the correct body kits and paint color. This car is part of a private collection where it has been fastidiously maintained in heated storage for the last 10 years. The Opel Manta 400 Tribute could be yours for an estimated $26,000 to $33,000.
Gary Dunne from CCA commented, “We are delighted to have such a wide variety of cars for auction at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show. From stunning show cars to real luxury, from Rolls Royce and Aston Martin. One of the standout cars has to be the rare Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe. If you cannot afford a Ferrari, this could be the next best thing. We also have a spectacular array of hot hatches and a wide variety of Jaguars from across the range. I am really looking forward to seeing what these cars will bring.”
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) is a specialist auction house for the sale of everyman classic cars. It was created by the highly respected team from Silverstone Auctions. Their aim is to make buying and selling a classic car as easy and as straight-forward as possible.