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Little Classics News: 26 May 2015

£3.4 Million in Classic Car Sales for Silverstone

1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe

Returning to its spiritual home at Silverstone race circuit in May, Silverstone Auctions’ vast array of classic cars, motorcycles and rare automobilia helped generate total sales of £3.4 million.

With classic Porsche prices remaining strong, a special 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe (top) fetched a significant sale price. The classic car represented an exciting restoration project for any discernible Porsche collector, and it eventually sold for a substantial £146,250, almost 50 per cent more than its lowest estimate. A low mileage 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster 3.2 Turbo Body also sold for £144,000, £24,000 more than its lowest estimate.

1986 “Flying Mirror” Ferarri

Ferraris continue to prove popular with buyers. The earliest of the Testarossa series, a 1986 “Flying Mirror” (above) example sold for £95,625. The car had been beautifully maintained regardless of cost, and fetched more than £15,000 above its lowest estimate.

1952 Land Rover Series I 80”

Among the British classics on the lot list, a 1952 Land Rover Series I 80” (above) was particularly sought after. The Ken Wheelwright restored car was clearly popular with buyers and the winning bid, at £39,375, was more than £11,000 over its lowest estimate.

1961 ‪‎Bentley S2 Continental 'Flying Spur'

Another classic that proved popular was a 1961 ‪‎Bentley S2 Continental 'Flying Spur' (above). Selling for £101,250, the car was one of just 52 left hand drive models made and amazingly, had been under the same family’s ownership since new.‬

1977 Jaguar XJC

Proving that low mileage and single ownership will always generate significant interest, a 1977 Jaguar XJC (above) with just 17,000 miles sold for £34,875. Buyers in the packed out auction hall were joined by no less than 14 phone bidders, as well as plenty of online bids and commission interest.

1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12

One special car we covered recently, an amazingly original 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual Roadster (above), hidden away for more than 25 years, finally left its single family ownership for £43,875.

For details for this and future sales visit: www.silverstoneauctions.com



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