Silverstone Auctions' inaugural car event at the Silverstone Classis struggled to get lots away, but achieved well for the best cars.
In that sense, star lot was the multi-concours winning 1977 Jaguar XJ Coupé that topped out at £19,800 on the hammer… and that was to the trade.
Also going to a dealer was a very tidy 1973 De Tomaso Pantera. The California import made £26,500 against an estimate of £28-35,000.
A very nice oval-rear-windowed Beetle also made good (if under low estimate) money at £17,500 and a lovely Jaguar XK150 fixed-head was dead on estimate at £40,000.
Easy top-seller was a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 that accrued £170,000 and a round of applause in the room, and which really put into perspective the £100,000 paid for a charming but very well used 1960 example.
A Foreman-built P4 replica made £51,000, but the Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Replica known as WOK 1, fell well short of estimate at £110k.
Most bangs for buck definitely came for the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro racer at £43k.