CarFest auctions raise £165,000 for Children in Need

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Silverstone Auctions' summer sales at the two CarFest events comfortably raised more than £150,000 for BBC Children in Need.

There were plenty of interesting lots and good prices, as well as an enthusiastic, non-traditional audience, at last weekend's CarFest South held at Jody Scheckter's Laverstoke Farm estate.

Biggest estimate buster was a dishevelled 1970 Porsche 911 E that unsurprisingly passed its £4000 lower estimate, but raised eyebrows when it went on to quadruple it.

A host of celebrity-tinged lots also shifted with an ex-Dodi Fayed 1988 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet making a mid-estimate £27,025.

A 1965 Jaguar E-type S1 4.2 first owned by Charlie Drake also fared well, just topping £50,000 against an upper estimate of £45,000.

Event mastermind Chris Evans' own Jaguar contribution slipped under estimate, however, the white 1989 V12 HE XJ-S being snapped up for under £5k.

After Brightwells' cheap Jaguars, another 2+2 E-type was sold for under £20k, the 1969 auto at CarFest South coming in at £18,975.

C&SC's best buy was a very smart black 1983 Alfa Romeo GTV/6 that made £3450.

The auction included plenty of showbiz and razzmatazz with DJ Chris Evans and blues musician Seasick Steve auctioning a number of charity lots.

The much-talked about Renault Estafette van from the new Ron Howard movie Rush failed to sell.

Click here for our CarFest North report.

 

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