Car SOS, hosted by Carole Nash ambassador Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw, is one of the most popular classic car shows in the world. The duo have helped to restore a plethora of beautiful motors and a car they renovated recently sold at auction for charity. A 1984 Audi Quattro Turbo sold at the Classic Car Auctions (CCA) held in the Warwickshire Event Centre in September.
The car had undergone a full restoration during the third season of Car SOS. The late owner, Barry Hollamby, requested the proceeds be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and Mesothelioma UK. A total of £20,350 was raised from the sale, benefiting the charities.
The CCA auction had a range of cars in high demand. A 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mark 1 sold for £85,800, having the longest bidding time of any lot. A 1962 Daimler Dart SP250 with manual transmission sold for £36,300. There were other British classics on the lot as well, including three MGS, a restored 1933 J2 Midget and a 1956 MGA Coupe.
A left-hand drive Monza Red 1993 Lancia Delta Integrale surpassed its estimated price by going for £48,950. An anticipated car, the rare 1996 BMW 850 CSI, went for £50,600. The rarity came down to the fact that it’s one of only 160 UK examples.
Based on the cars on offer, the CCA auction turned out to be a huge success. A total of £1.8 million was made, demonstrating there’s still a market for British classics. The Car SOS Audi Quattro went towards a good cause and demonstrated Fuzz and Tim’s expertise.