Silverstone Auctions debut goes well


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.



hmmm. no suprise...


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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