A pair of iconic replicas lead the line-up for Letchworth Motor Auctions’ next Classic, Retro and Performance Car Sale on Saturday, September 30.

A 1988 Porsche 962C Le Mans replica is sure to attract plenty of interest. With five wins at Daytona 24-hour race and three victories at famous Le Mans endurance race, plus championship titles on three continents, the Porsche 962 deserves its special place in motorsport history as one of the most successful Porsche racing cars ever.

Imported from Japan around 10 years ago, this excellent replica presented in the identical Rothmans livery, features an aluminium monocoque chassis, glass-fibre bodywork and an air-cooled Porsche engine. Not currently registered for road use, it is a track car with five-speed manual gearbox and all the necessary track equipment including air jacks, fire extinguishers and much more. With an estimate of £50,000-£80,000, it’s ideal for hillclimbs or club events.

Just as eye-catching is the Ferrari 250SWB tribute that is estimated at £17,000-£23,000 and is sold on the private registration M25 OJW. Based on a 1999 BMW Z3 and with 102,000 miles on the clock, it was treated to a respray in 2022 that cost almost £6,000 and is described as being in good condition throughout. It just goes to show that stunning looks needn’t break the bank.

The rest of the catalogue also features some fascinating finds. Going back almost a century is the oldest car in the sale, a 1928 Chevrolet AB5 Passenger Tourer. Imported from Argentina in 1991, it’s certainly not short of character and while recommissioning is required it’s sure to be an enjoyable project for the next owner. It carries an estimate of £7,000-£9,000.

Only a little newer is the 1934 Austin 7 Ruby which is absolutely bursting with charm. In long-term ownership and previously restored to a good standard, it’s described as running and driving very well and is estimated at a tempting £4,500-£6,500.

Fast-forward some six decades and a pair of Italian modern classics are on offer. The 1997 Fiat Coupe 20v has had just two owners from new, boasts a large history file and is estimated at £3,500-£5,500. An alternative is the 2002 Alfa Romeo 166 with a characterful V6 engine that received a new timing belt earlier this year, and a suspension overhaul in 2020. With a great specification and MOT to February 2024, it has an estimate of £3,500-£4,500.

For those looking for something a little different, Letchworth is offering an incredibly rare 1966 Ford Corsair 2000 GT Estate, believed to be only one of two surviving examples. It also is the only one to boast a full-length Webasto sunroof fitted from the factory. Accompanied by a large selection of Corsair memorabilia including an original Dinky toy, it is estimated at £6,000 – £8,000 as it will require some recommissioning.

Also in need of some minor TLC is this 1976 Lotus Eclat showing just over 69,000 miles, although records suggest it has only covered about 6,000 miles in the past 34 years. Running and driving well, the Eclat has had some restoration work completed between 1983 and 1990 and then again in 2018. Estimated at £9,000 – £11,000, it comes with a Lotus Provence certificate and a folder of MoT paperwork as well as tax discs and invoices.

Finally, it wouldn’t be a great classic auction without MGs and the pair of TFs are certainly worth considering. The 2002 example received some engine work last year, has an MOT until July 2024 and carries an estimate of £1,500-£2,500. Or there’s the 1981 MGB GT LE that’s had £5000 spent on mechanical and cosmetic work and is estimated at £3,500-£5,500.

Managing Director Simon Morgan said: “Our sales have been going from strength to strength, so we are certainly looking forward to our September sale where we’ll be offering a really interesting array of classics. From the vintage Chevrolet to the thrilling Porsche Le Mans replica, there is something for every taste.”

Owners who would like to discuss entering their vehicle into the sale or a free valuation can contact Adam or Simon via email to sales@lmauctions.co.uk or by phoning 01462 480 499 ENDS.