Modern classics star at auction

Modern classics star at auction

A rare Porsche was among the modern classics to attract a wealth of interest as it went under the hammer.

The 2010 911 GT2 RS, one of just 500 ever made, was bought by someone in the United States for £236,250 - more than £30,000 over its lower estimate, at the recent Practical Classics Restoration Show in Birmingham.

Silverstone Auctions achieved total sales of £2 million, as buyers from around the world joined those in the room via telephone and online bidding to get their hands on a stunning range of project cars and road ready classics.

A 2001 BMW Z8 sparked a bidding frenzy as it eventually sold for £123,750, nearly £50,000 over its lower estimate, while an exceptional 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider and a 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider went for £72,000 and £65,250 respectively.

But it was not all about modern classics. One lucky buyer bagged themselves a superb 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 with just one owner since 1966 for £19,125, plus a highly original 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixed Head Coupe by Mulliner Park Ward fetched £23,625.

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