Two fantastic Ferrari Dinos netted Coys £432,800 during its sale at the Royal Horticultural Society on 12 March.
A 1969 Ferrari Dino 206GT, once owned by Canadian film director David Cronenberg and one of just 152 produced, made the most money selling for £240,600 – well above its upper estimate of £220k.
The second Dino, a 246GTS in French Racing Blue, bettered its predicted £170-180,000, selling on the hammer for £192,200.
Chris Routledge, managing director of Coys, said: “The Dino is becoming one of the most sought-after examples of this marque. These two exceeded our estimates, confirming that demand for classic cars as an investment is at an all-time high.”
The auction house wouldn’t confirm whether a 512TR formerly owned by Elton John, which had sparked much of the presale interest, had also found a new home.
One classic that did sell was a special-edition 1974 Jaguar E-type Commemorative. With just 25,950 miles on the clock, it made £130,600.
Other lots included a 1941 BMW 327/328 fitted with a 328 engine (£99,240), one of just 16 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Supersport Cabriolets (£48,840) and a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Convertible (£46,600).
Coys’ next sale is at Techno Classic in Essen, Germany, on 13 April.