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Little Classics News: 23 September 2014

Prancing Horses Steal the Silverstone Auctions Show

1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalve

A collection of stunning Ferraris helped Silverstone Auctions achieve a 63% sales rate and a total sales value of over £1million in its Autumn Sale at The Wing on Saturday 20th September.

No less than six of Maranello’s finest were on offer at Silverstone Circuit where a beautiful and low mileage 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalve (top) topped the bill selling for a premium inclusive £88,550.

Buyers from all over the world fought hard to secure some wonderful examples of the increasingly popular Ferrari 308. A 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS sold for a premium inclusive £52,900, more than £12,000 over its lower estimate, while a highly original dry-sump 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB sold for £58,075, more than £13,000 over its lower estimate. The elegant and understated 1988 Ferrari 412 GT sold for a premium inclusive £ 21,562.

Lynx Eventer

Having spent 15 years in storage and in need of restoration, the very first production spec Lynx Eventer (above), one of just 67 produced, caught the eye of bidders selling for a premium inclusive £28,750.

The sale got off to great start with a concours condition 1951 GMC Pick-Up selling for a premium inclusive £22,080, more than £9,000 over its lower estimate.

Barn find Aston Martins proved in demand as ever with a 1978 V8 Series III selling for £ 22,425 and a 1970 DBS selling for £ 33,350.

Speaking after the sale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: "Some great results have been achieved here at our final sale of the year at The Wing. As always we brought together a fantastic range of cars and hope our vendors are as happy with the results as we are. ”

1989 BM3 E30 M3 Johnny Cecotto

A rare and highly sought after 1989 BM3 E30 M3 Johnny Cecotto (above) hit top estimate selling for £40,250.

Nick added: "We now look forward to our final sale of the year at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor at the NEC, Birmingham. Some great cars have already been entered into the two day sale on the 15th and 16th of November and so I would encourage potential vendors to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

For the full list of results from the Autumn Sale or to find out more about submitting an entry into the two-day sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, visit www.silverstoneauctions.com.



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