Auctions Stats

Auction Stats - percentages sold and sale totals


The 1959 Jaguar Mk1 3.4 Manual with 'GF reg' - as owned. driven and crashed by first owner George Formby and his wife just outside King's Lynn in Norfolk sixty-three years ago (though well repaired in period, then restored and nicely patinated, and well looked after during twenty years of diligent ownership) was the highest priced car in the early 2022 UK traditional sales when most succesfully auctioned by ACA, most fittingly in King's Lynn. Estimated to raise £30,000-50,000, commission, internet and telephone bids saw it sold on another phone in the saleroom in front of a joyfully tearful vendor for £97,450 with premium! There were buyers for 95% of cars offered by ACA and 94% of those at SWVA.

AuctioneerLocationDatePremiumSold/ Offered% SoldSale Total
Scotsdale, Arizona22-3010-12%1,857/1,857100%£146.93m
Gooding & Co
Scottsdale, Arizona24-2812%48/5587%£5,221,838
Scotsdale, Arizona2612%62/8078%£7,307,177
(Live Traditional)
Scotsdale, Arizona2712%79/8494%£8,731,320
Parkstone, Poole, Dorset288%51/5593%£400,189
RM Sotheby's
(Live Traditional)
Phoenix. Arizona2812%65/6994%£32.44m
King's Lynn, Norfolk29-308%206/21695%£1,651,034
The Market
Abingdon, Berkshire1-310%70/8186%£1,846,825

An incredible and record number of collector cars were both consigned for and were sold at the January sales reviewed. For 5,392 of the 5,779 that crossed the auction blocks on both sides of the Atlantic Pond sold for £367.28m, an extraordinarily bullish average spent by petrolheads of £68,116 per collector automobile, ranging from Trailer Queen to Barn Found Project. Real rather than virtual people are being allowed to attend sales again, spending £32.44m on 65 carefully curated cars in one session at the Biltmore Spa in Phoenix above, where a world auction record $6,825,000 (£5,118,750) was established for a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Alloy Gullwing' with numbers-matching 3-Litre NSL engine and original alloy body.

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