Classic Car Auctions Uk
The classic car auctions that are organized in the UK are amazing events that prove the British have charm and elegance. The number of UK classic car auctions is large, but the most interesting ones, in my opinion, are those that I will describe bellow.
An interesting auction that took place at Brooklands in UK in 2010 was the Historics Company auction that was a great success with record sales. This event displayed 72 fine classic cars and most of them were sold. A 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet heated the spirits during the auction. This classic car is one of the only 55 cars ever manufactured and the tag price reached an impressive sum of £80,460.
Of course, the Aston Martin didn’t miss the auction and was represented by a 1967 DB6 Mk 1 for which the collectors did some serious bidding. In the end this classic car was sold for £78,225. The racing cars did their show as well: a 1956 Jaguar XK140 Fixedhead Coupe was sold for £46,935 and a 1954 Triumph TR2 Supercharged convinced its future owner to pay £18,438. This auction was an amazing trip back in time.
In March 2010 was held another exciting UK classic car auction, “The Collectors’ Motor Cars” in Oxford. This event was an impressive auction organized by the Bonhams Company auction. You could see at this auction pre-war classic cars such as a 1934 Lagona Rapier Monoposto, a 1930 Lea-Francis W-Type Sports or a 1923 Alvis Tourer. But the star of the event was an astounding 1956 Bentley S1 Fastback Continental. A masterpiece of the ‘60s engineering was also part of the auction – the 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine.
Another UK classic car auction that was a hit in 2010 was the fourth annual Automobiles of London, organized by RM in October at Battersea Evolution in London. This auction had on sale more than 100 classic cars from 16 countries and some cars from the Hooper Corporate Collection. What can I say? The cars were waiting to be admired: a 1952 Jaguar C-Type, a 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Open Tourer, a 1961 Ferguson Climax P99 or a 1904 DeDion –Bouton Model ADL and, of course, I can forget the “Most famous car in the world”, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5.
The Hooper Corporate Collection included a few amazing classic cars that were the stars of the auction, sharing the spotlight with the 1964 Aston Martin. The center pieces of the collection were a 1935 Auburn 851 Supercharger Speedster, a 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II and a 1920 Pierce Arrow Model 48. The other classic cars that are part of the collection were impressive as well and left the audience speechless.
This auction was a real success with total sales of £19,147,790 and an average sale rate of 87%. The top sale of this UK classic car auction was the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that was sold for no more and no less than £2,912,000. This classic car was followed by the 1938 Talbot Lago T23 that was sold for £1,790,000. The bidders were people from all around the world, more precisely from more than 30 different countries. Some had come to London for the auction, while others choose to take part by using the online or the phone option. But their interests were the same.
Like any other classic car auction these events, organized in United Kingdom are incredible and bring into our attention exquisite and exciting classic cars. I hope that you will find these UK classic car auctions as interesting as I did and you will join us next year!
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