Record-breaking classic auction

Record-breaking classic auction

Records tumbled and dozens of iconic motors were sold at a recent classic car auction in Berkshire.

International auctioneers Coys set up shop at Ascot Racecourse - and the event certainly didn't disappoint, with car enthusiasts travelling from near and afar to bid on a mix of vintage and modern classics .

They even smashed two world records by selling a 1984 Jaguar XJ6 SIII for £31,860 and a 1972 Saab 96 V4 for £16,800.

The Saab - featured in the hit Channel 4 television programme 'For The Love of Cars' - was offered at no reserve, sparking a bidding war in the packed-out action room that eventually saw the price surpass the all-time record for the model.

All of the proceeds are going to the Brain Tumour Research Fund at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.

The biggest sale of the weekend was a 1948 Veritas RS Ex-Bjšrn …wre, which fetched a whopping £240,000.

Other notable sales included an Alfa Romeo TZ2 by Giordanengo for £125,000, a 1992 Ferrari 512TR for £117,160, a 1960 Maserati 3500GT for £110,000 and a 1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 Le Mans specification for £102,600.

It was the most successful ever auction held by Coys at Ascot Racecourse, where it has hosted for more than 10 years. Most of the cars that went under the hammer found new homes.

Elsewhere, a 1935 Riley Imp 9HP went for £75,720, a 1918 Bianchi Sport pulled in £72,000 and a 1948 Fiat 1100S Berlinetta fetched £57,800.

Coys is gearing up for another star-studded auction at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire in July.

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