A new world record was set for a Lancia Fulvia when the sole-surviving 1969 Fiorio & Maglioli Spider made an astonishing £231,400 at auction.
The car, with Targa Florio, 1000km of Nürburgring and Monte history, was masterminded by the team manager and driver after pilot's suffered heat exhaustion in endurance events.
It was sold at Coys sale at Autosport International on 11 January where another Fulvia also sold well, a 1970 1.6 HF Fanalone making just under £50,000.
Other sales at the auction included a 1965 Jaguar E-type Mk1 4.2 that grossed £45k.
There was big money for the ex-Jimmy McRae and Russell Brookes 1983 Open Manta 400 Group B rally car, which made, £71,240 and another competition car, the ex-Innes Ireland and Pete Lovely 1960 Lotus 20 (above), also went over estimate when it made £43,240.
On the more modern front an ex-Klaas Zwart 1995 Ascari FGT-GT1 looked very good value at just under £65,000, as did the two-times Le Mans veteran 1988 Argo (above) at £10k more.
The famous 'Kenya car' 1950 Connaught L3 found a new owner at £60,040, while one of our favourites was a low-mileage 1963 Fiat OSCA 600S PF coupé that made £33,040.