New world record at classic car auction

New world record at classic car auction

A classic vehicle auction saw a world record sale as part of £4.5 million-plus worth of deals going under the hammer.

Enthusiasts buying a car with a historic bent flocked to Birmingham NEC to see the Classic Motor Show's lots from Silverstone Auctions last weekend.

A Jaguar XJ220 formerly owned by a member of Brunei's oil-rich royal family fetched an unprecedented £247,500. A Singapore buyer snapped up the jaw-dropping 1994 model with only 6,000 miles on the clock.

An unnamed buyer bought a Sunbeam "time warp" car, which was crafted by Talbot Lotus and only has 193 miles on the clock, for £50,625.

A rare red Porsche Turbo 3.6 of the 964-era 911 vintage sold for £220,500, while two Classic Land Rover vehicles fetched £72,000 between them.

The Carrera RS Touring's 911 went for £112,500 under the hammer.

Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions managing director, called the latest results "great" and is looking forward to its next auction - February's Race Retro.

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