Manor Park Classics April 2024

Manor Park Classics - April 2024 Auction

Manor Park Classics will hold their April 2024 Auction on April 13 with viewing available on the three days leading up to the sale. The auction house is located in the UK and will offer some rare cars that never made it over to the US but are now old enough to import, should a collector really want to get his or her hands on one. Of course the exception to this is the Lancer, but give it a year or two and that too can enter the US.

The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth came from the world of motorsport, the first Ford to wear the Cosworth name. The Sierra RS Cosworth debuted in 1985 and was powered by a 2.0L inline-four cylinder engine developed by the renowned British engineering firm from the one used in the Ford Escort RS Turbo.

The Sierra RS Cosworth was built to homologate the model for use in Group A rally racing. While Ford produced more than 5,000 examples of this model, some 500 were upgraded to the RS500 specification.

The standard Sierra RS Cosworth was produced as a 3-door hatchback through 1987 with a run of 4-door saloons from 1988 through 1992.

Manor Park Classics is set to offer this 1987 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth at their April 2024 auction. This example has been upgraded by Norris Motorsport and now produces roughly 350 horsepower. It wears its original wheels and cloth Recaro seats and includes the original owner’s certificate and warranty book, along with service records.

Estimate: £45,000 – £50,000

The 1973 Jaguar E-Type, also known as the Jaguar XK-E in the North American market, represents the culmination of the iconic sports car’s lineage. With a sleek and elegant design penned by Malcolm Sayer, the E-Type is the epitome of British automotive excellence circa 1973.

Under the hood, this 1973 E-Type sports a V12 engine that’s paired with a manual transmission. The smooth engine and transmission are paired with power steering, making this an excellent choice for the collector seeking a Series III grand touring car.

This car benefits from a five-year restoration that cost £120,000 and was completed in 2020. Since that time it’s covered about 2,500 miles, proving the car to be plenty reliable for use over a long weekend or for a lengthy rally.

Estimate: £80,000 – £90,000

This 1990 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo is being offered for sale by Manor Park Classics following 31 years in the care of its second owner. It shows 58,000 miles and that number is believed to be accurate, supported by documentation including previous MOTs.

The Fiesta RS Turbo seems to be in excellent condition for car of its age, especially one that so many drivers couldn’t help but drive with the intention of watching the others cars on the road disappear in their rear-view mirror.

This Fiesta RS Turbo benefits from a recent recommissioning and presents in factory specifications, including its original cassette radio.

Estimate: £18,000 – £20,000

The 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition is named after the legendary Finnish rally driver who claimed four consecutive World Rally Championship titles with Mitsubishi. It’s a highly revered and desirable edition of the Evo VI lineup. Boasting a striking rally-inspired design, this limited-edition model pays homage to Mäkinen’s remarkable achievements in the WRC.

Underneath its aggressive exterior, the Evo VI Tommi Makinen Edition is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four engine, delivering exhilarating performance. The car features Mitsubishi’s advanced all-wheel-drive system, ensuring traction and handling in the worst of conditions.

Enhanced suspension tuning, coupled with performance-focused chassis components, endow the Tommi Makinen Edition with razor-sharp handling characteristics and precise steering response. Whether tackling twisty mountain roads or challenging rally stages, this Evo variant is engineered to deliver an exhilarating driving experience.

The example being offered by Manor Park Classics is #98 of 2,500 that were sold worldwide. It’s believed to be a UK car from the start, first registered in early 2001. Details of modifications to the car can be found on its listing page, but the highlight is that its engine is capable of producing 690 horsepower using racing fuel.

Estimate: £25,000 – £27,000

The Porsche 968 Sport was a limited edition variant of the Porsche 968, originally introduced in 1993 and continuing until the end of the 968’s production run in 1995. Designed to offer heightened performance and a more focused driving experience than the standard 968 coupe, the 968 Sport boasted several distinguishing features.

Under the hood the 968 Sport sported a potent 3.0L inline-four cylinder engine, an evolution of the one found in the 944. This engine produced 236 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque, delivering strong performance on the road. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph took around 6 seconds, with a top speed reaching approximately 160 mph.

The 968 Sport also featured a tuned suspension system that included revised springs, dampers, and anti-roll bars, all aimed at optimizing handling dynamics and agility. Coupled with its rear-wheel-drive layout and precision steering, the 968 Sport offered an engrossing experience to the driver.

The one being offered by Manor Park Classics has been in the care of its consignor since 1997. It includes its window sticker and a full set of books. This is believed to be one of only 306 right-hand-drive examples of the 968 Sport that were built.

Estimate: £14,000 – £16,000