Silverstone Auctions debut goes well

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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.

Comments

Speedangel

hmmm. no suprise...

MrBenovich

A little unfair Trigger. It is true a majority of their succecss was owed to a few high ticket cars being sold, but for their first car related event, not a bad start. I was there and felt the room was colder than most - despite the auctioneer's energetic patter, and that choosing the Saturday afternoon rather than the Friday afternoon may have been a bad call. Many of the right people to bid were probably downstairs in the garages fettling their cars for Sunday racing..!

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