Classic cars set new price records

Two classic British cars have set new world records at the Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions Summer Sale.

A 1959 Jaguar Mk IX Auto achieved a world record sale of £25,300. A sum of £60,000 was spent on the restoration work of the vehicle.

Meanwhile, a 1989 TVR Tasmin 400SE was sold for a record £8,140 at the event - which witnessed a 75% sale rate.

Other cars that attracted motorists to the show included a 1957 Austin-Healey 100/6, a 1993 Bentley Brooklands and a restored 1967 Volkswagen Kombi.

A 1935 Mercedes-Benz Drophead Coupe - which needed a complete restoration - also sold for £7,920 at the event.

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