Silverstone Auctions returned to Sywell Aerodrome in June for a single-marque sale at the Ferrari Owners’ Club’s National Day. Top result went to a one-owner 2017 F12tdf, built as a left-hand drive car that was destined for Kuwait, now UK registered, it showed 1,275km and exceeded its upper estimate, fetching £678,500 (estimate £550,000 – 650,000). All three Dinos on offer were successfully sold, with the 36,800-mile ‘Chairs and Flairs’ optioned 1974 246 GTS making a strong £475,000 (estimate £400,000 – 500,000).
Aston Martins performed well at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale, 14 out of 17 finding new homes. Highlights included a 1962 DB4 Convertible, delivered new to the theatre director Sir Peter Hall, it had been in the consignor’s family since 1983 and was hammered away for £588,440 (estimate £650,000 – 800,000); while a one-owner, 850-mile 2019 DBS Superleggera used in the James Bond film No Time to Die brought £414,000 (estimate £400,000 – 500,000). Another vehicle with 007 provenance was the 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX, one of just seven examples from the 2015 film Spectre known to have survived, it sold for a low-estimate £155,250.
A 1976 Jaguar XJ-C 4.2 made £40,000 for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at H&H’s auction held at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. The sale also featured a well-documented 1960 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.8 Drophead Coupe, described as ‘one of the very best’, which took £165,375 (estimate £170,000 – 190,000) and the pre-sale star, a 1969 Ferrari 365GT rebodied in the style of a ‘pontoon fender’ Testa Rossa, that sold to a UK collector for a near-top estimate of £393,750.
Elsewhere, other notable UK results included the prototype Ford RS3100, unrestored and owned from new by the consignor it brought £74,250 (estimate £50,000 – 60,000) at CCA.
Brightwells’ timed online auction achieved £109,536 for an incomplete, barn find, 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE – over double its lower estimate; while a 1904 Rover 8HP with known provenance since 1921 went for £106,512 (estimate £68,000 – 72,000).
Aguttes sold an ex-Gerhard Berger Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary with 40,000km for €377,960 at its Paris sale in June (estimate €350,000 – 450,000) and pulled out another outstanding result for a hot hatch following on from recent record-breaking success; this time generating €75,880 for its time-warp 1995 Renault Clio Williams Phase 2 with just 15km from new (est. €45,000 – 65,000).
Even more astonishing were some of the results at Stanley J. Paine’s no-reserve sale in the US of 29 sports cars seized from a single-owner collection. Four out of the 13 Toyota Supras on offer each made in excess of $200,000, headed by a 1998 model in Quicksilver paint with 22,962 miles which raised $304,750.
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