The show has always an extremely popular event for classic car enthusiasts and attracts a large audience from all parts of the UK, as well as international visitors. It follows a two-year hiatus for the show, having been forced to cancel in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic restrictions.
This year, not only is the show making a comeback, but it looks set to be bigger and better than ever before, and Classic Car Auctions sales manager, Gary Dunne believes this might be their largest auction yet,
"When Covid-19 took hold in Spring 2020, one of the very first events to be cancelled was this event. Many of us remember the effects of lockdown, but very few people outside of the Classic Car world would have realised then the impact the pandemic would have upon our industry. Our trade has changed beyond recognition, with much more business being conducted online now than ever before, however there is a massive desire for customers to get back to normal. We can't wait to get to the NEC, and it would appear our clients agree.
"Our catalogue is bursting at the seams and our phones have been ringing off the hook with more entries to be considered. Everybody wants to be part of a winning formula and the thought of a great audience, with an appetite to catch up with friends old and new is almost certainly going to mean we have the biggest consignment of cars for one sale that we have had in years – possibly ever! We will have over 200 cars to offer, over two days of auctions, and may need to acquire more space given the number of cars being offered to us."
Classic Car Auctions already have every type of Everyman Classic being offered in the sale, a large number of Porsches, BMWs and Mercedes-Benz, British Classics like MG, Triumph and Rolls Royce, Continental Classics by Lancia, Alfa Romeo and even an Australian Holden! There are American Classics, Campers Vans, and even a couple of complete originals that will not be repeated anywhere else. At the PCCCRS show there will be Barn Finds and Restoration Projects of course, but CCA will also have some show-winning cars and Concours standard vehicles that would be enjoyed by many a customer. With cars priced between £5,000 and £75,000 typically, CCA is hoping that customers come along in their thousands to enjoy being back out in the NEC.
Despite the volume of vehicles already consigned, there are still cars coming in and CCA have disclosed that there are three individual collections just in the process of being listed that amount to 50 cars between them – the details of which cannot be disclosed until next week, but they consist of a mix of British Classics, pre-War vintage and Americana. Watch this space!