A live-online auction has grow to be the highest-grossing collector automobile sale in Silverstone Auctions’ historical past, with whole outcomes of £15.eight million ($20.72 million), together with public sale charges, and a sell-through price of 76 p.c.
The Silverstone Traditional Stay On-line Public sale, held July 31-August 1, is being hailed as one of many British firm’s most-successful gross sales regardless of pandemic restrictions that resulted in a reside auctioneer main the motion on-line with all-remote bidding.
Tipping the public sale excessive was the sale of a 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV that went for greater than £1.9 million ($2.49 million). The uncommon Miura – certainly one of 147 constructed, one of many ultimate 94 split-sump vehicles and certainly one of 11 right-hand-drive vehicles, with simply 32,014 documented miles – was the highest-priced automobile ever offered by Silverstone.
“This was our second reside on-line public sale and one more unbelievable outcome reaching a 76 p.c gross sales price,” Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions managing director, mentioned in a information launch. “It reveals that as an public sale home now we have efficiently tailored to the present occasions and made them work for everybody involved.”
Different notable outcomes (with charges) embody a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, offered for £337,500 ($443,700); a 1995 Porsche 911 RS, offered for £315,000 ($413,000); a 1998 Porsche 911 Turbo S, offered for £264,375 ($346,775); a 1966 Aston Martin DB6, offered for £240,750 ($315,787); a 1958 AC Ace Bristol, offered for £220,500 ($289,225); a 1965 Citroen DS19M Decapotable (convertible) with coachwork by Henri Chapron, offered for £148,500 ($194,786); and a 1995 Sunseeker Tomahawk velocity boat previously owned by actor Roger Moore, offered for £82,125 ($107,722).
Silverstone Auctions’ subsequent sale might be a reside occasion on the Lancaster Insurance coverage Traditional Motor Present on the NEC Birmingham on November 13-15. For info, go to the auction website.