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Records galore at Silverstone Auctions

This 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS sold for a world record price.

This 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS sold for a world record price.

SILVERSTONE Auctions achieved its highest ever total sales value, more than £5 million, and secured some world record prices in its two-day sale at the Silverstone Classic.

A 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS in wonderful condition was successfully hammered away for a premium inclusive £82,225, more than £50,000 over its lower estimate and a world record for the model.

A 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS sold for £77,050, breaking another world record. More modern Ferraris also proved popular, with a 1996 Ferrari 456 GT selling for £49,450, nearly double its lower estimate.

It wasn’t just Ferraris that caught the attention at the sale, which took place at the Wing, Silverstone. Topping the bill was a 1950 Healey Silverstone which sold for a total of £212,750, while a 1996 Jaguar XJ220, aptly presented in Silverstone Green, sold for £187,450. A rare and stylish 1953 Bristol 403 Saloon also raced past its estimate, eventually selling for £62,100.

Some unique lots were also on offer. From the world of motorsport came Sir Jackie Stewart’s first ever race car, a 1962 Marcos GT Xylon, which sold for £41,975.

Two pieces of RAF history were offered, a 1976 Harrier Jump Jet and a 1988 Panavia Tornado. Both lived up to their pre-sale excitement, selling for £105,800 and £36,800 respectively.

Jackie Stewart’s first race car made £41,975.

Jackie Stewart’s first race car made £41,975.

One of the star lots was this 1950 Healey Silverstone, which sold for £212,750.

One of the star lots was this 1950 Healey Silverstone, which sold for £212,750.

 

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