Lamborghini wrote themselves into the history books with the sale of the first one-of-one NFT auctioned with a physical super car. RM Sotheby’s single-lot online sale saw the final Lamborghini Aventador coupe ever to be produced hammered away for $1,603,125 together with the NFT and a digital replica of the car. The one-off LP 780-4 Ultimae featured digital artist Krista Kim’s signature gradients on the livery and interior trim and was conceived in collaboration with DJ, music producer Steve Aoki and Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customisation program – the buyer due to take delivery in September.
Aston Martin was a marque in demand at Bonhams’ Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sale, though 11 were listed at no reserve in the catalogue, all 16 examples on offer found new homes, headed by a two-owner 1964 DB5 in need of restoration that fetched £506,000 (estimate £280,000 – 350,000).
A left-hand drive 1967 Maserati Mistral Spyder 4000 made just under its lower estimate at £299,000 and a one-of-seven 1975 Aston Martin Lagonda rounded off the top-three at £276,000 (estimate £200,000 – 300,000). Other highlights included the ex-1977 London to Sydney Marathon Porsche 911 Carrera at £207,000 (estimate £200,000 – 300,000), while Bonhams’ strong 90% sell-through rate was further boosted by a 1958 AC Ace from Ian Irvine-Fynn’s eight-car AC Collection that drew £200,100 (estimate £140,000 – 180,000).
Both the Jaguar E-Type Roadsters consigned to H&H’s Buxton sale changed hands, the 65,505-mile 1973 Series III V12 in its original colour scheme making £72,000 (estimate £65,000 – 75,000) and the low-mileage 1970 Series II 4.2 that had been owned by the vendor since 1977 commanding a winning bid of £61,875 (estimate £50,000 – 60,000).
Audi Quattro demand continues to show robust results for well-cared for examples. Classicbid’s 20 valve car had been owned by an Audi dealer since 1997, with just two custodians prior to that. The subject of a restoration and repaint at 112,000km, it had since covered a further 70,000km and went for €68,900 at their Retro Classics Stuttgart sale.
Aguttes’ 1987 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 was another car benefitting from the uptick in values for many Eighties classics in recent years. The French auction house have consistently produced stand-out results for the model, this example was previously sold by them in November 2019 for €47,524 with 6,719km on the clock. Estimated to achieve €45,000 – 65,000 at their Tour Auto Sale last month, it raised the bar considerably, selling for an incredible €82,960 with a negligible 200 km added in the intervening period.
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