V12 Ferrari tops Autosport International sale

| 14 Jan 2019
Classic & Sports Car – V12 Ferrari tops Autosport International sale

When the gavel fell at £200,250, this 1970 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 became the priciest lot at the weekend’s inaugural Silverstone Auctions sale at Autosport International.

Selling for a sum in the middle of its £190-220,000 pre-sale guide price, this original, UK-supplied, V12-powered Ferrari has got one lucky person’s 2019 off to a special start.

A matching-numbers car that’s one of just 52 right-hand-drive examples, it was the only lot to crack the £200k barrier – but that’s not to say it was the only interesting one.

Classic & Sports Car – V12 Ferrari tops Autosport International sale
Classic & Sports Car – V12 Ferrari tops Autosport International sale
Classic & Sports Car – V12 Ferrari tops Autosport International sale
Classic & Sports Car – V12 Ferrari tops Autosport International sale

Bidding ended just shy of that mark for a 6700-mile 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren that reached £196,875.

Two cars that we were excited about ahead of the auction, an ex-Jim Clark Lotus Cortina and a super-low-mile MG Metro 6R4, both sold for £168,750 apiece, beneath their £180-200,000 pre-sale guide prices.

Other cars to sell for six figures included a 1935 Mercedes-Benz Type 290 2-door Cabriolet B (£121,500), a 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS N/GT (£129,375), a 1990 AC Cobra Mk IV ‘Lightweight’ (£139,500) and a ‘continuation’ Chevron B8 (£104,625).

Classic & Sports Car – V12 Ferrari tops Autosport International sale
Classic & Sports Car – V12 Ferrari tops Autosport International sale

At the other end of the scale were cars including an MGB GT that went for £9450 and a 1974 Triumph TR6 PI press car that achieved £17,438.

Meanwhile, the hammer came down at £16,875 on a 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite, at £22k on a 1942 Ford Jeep GPW, at £20,813 for another Ford, a 1992 Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4, and at £20,475 for a 1989 Jaguar XJS.

For all the results from the Silverstone Auctions sale, visit our classic car auction results database.


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