Ferrari recreation defies expectations at Bonhams

| 5 Mar 2013

A replica Ferrari 250GT SWB – based on the underpinnings of a 1968 365 – surpassed its top estimate by selling for £253,500 at Bonhams’ Oxford sale on 2 March.

The day brought in a total of £1.2million for the auction house, with another faithful replica – a 1939 BMW 328 – finding the middle ground of its estimate by earning £135,900.

More than £108k was generated by a collection of Buicks, led by a 1928  Mclaughlin-Buick 496 tourer that made £59,740. The drop-top had been used by King Edward VIII during a tour of Canada.

Projects played a big part in the sale, too, among them was a 1959 Morris-Mini Minor. As the 529th off the production line, and with just 46,971 miles on the clock, it had been expected to generate up to £10,000 (huge money has passed hands before) but went for just over its lower estimate at £6900.  

That figure made a 1967 Lotus Elan S3 drophead that matched the Mini’s price appear even more tempting.

You can view the full results on Bonhams’ website.