Porsche tops classic auction prices

Porsche tops classic auction prices

A 2001 Porsche took pride of place at a classic car auction house's inaugural sale this week.

The head-turning Riviera Blue (996) Turbo went under the hammer for £30,740 to become the day's highest seller.

Connoisseurs hopeful of buying a car with style and history at CCA's first auction at Silverstone's iconic racing circuit were not disappointed on Tuesday, March 3.

CCA achieved a sales rate of 65% - shifting classic vehicles valued at a total of £400,000.

A rare 2001-built Morgan Aero 8 was the second highest-selling model, fetching £27,030.

Classic car pundit Quentin Willson presided over the first lot, a Land Rover Series 1 built 64 years ago. This went for a premium-inclusive £5,035.

An XKR Silverstone, which rolled off the Jaguar production line in 2000 as one of only 50 ever built, sold for £20,140.

Other highlights included a Mercedes-Benz (1995) S500 Coupe (which attracted a winning bid of £2,650), a Jaguar 4.2 (1969) MK 2 (£19,504) and an ageless 2001 Mini Cooper from Rover (£16,854).

Joe Watts, CCA auction manager, described the inaugural sale as "great" and hoped there will be several more to follow.

The array of classics were exhibited in Silverstone's Grand Prix pit garages.

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