Auctions Stats

Auction Stats - percentages sold and sale totals


Silverstone Auctions together with their CCA subsidiary sold by far the most cars during the month with 221 sales amounting to more than £10.3m and sale rates ranging from 76% to 90% over three days at Stoneleigh Park. Consigning another 40-strong tranche of cars ‘Without Reserve’ from ‘The Warwickshire Collection’, which were therefore 100% sold, certainly helped Group stats too.

Among stand out results Friday during the CCA sale, when more than 20 registered telephone contestants competed for some of the Jaguars, were the £47,730 paid for a 1983 XJS HE 5.3 ‘Lynx Eventer’ and £27,195 for a 1996 XJS 4.0 Auto.

The star performance of the day though was that of a recommissioned 1990 Audi Quattro 20v, driven just over 43,000 miles, which achieved a world record £85,470. A 2000 vintage Rover Mini Cooper with just 117 miles on the clock was much viewed, too, and duly achieved a £33,300 result on the day.

Saturday prices were headed by a brace of 2011 Ferrari 599 GTOs, a less than 10,000 mile Classiche certificated car in right-hand drive raising a within estimate band £461,250 with premium and a lefty with 1,600 mileage a just over lower estimate £406,125. During the preceding Competition Cars section Rowan Atkinson’s 1964 Ford Falcon Pre-1965 FIA Historics Race Car was sold to a telephone competitor for £56,250.

Aston Martin headed the Sunday valuations with £354,375 with premium being enough to secure an AM Works maintained 1963 DB4 Series V, for which £350,000-400,000 had been sought, and a 1970 DB6 Mk2 Vantage sold for a £31,875 over top estimate £331,875. The once Sir John Whitmore raced 1955 Lotus MkVI had been sympathetically restored over the years before selling during the Competition Cars section for £41,625.

Bonhams sold an always French resident 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series 2 for 483,000 euros (£413,950 with premium) during their Les Grand Marques Du Monde a Paris On-Line Only 54% sold sale.

Although jointly highest priced was the 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Type 964 ‘Works Turbo Look’ Cabriolet driven by the late Diego Maradona when he played for Seville FC, which more than doubled its pre-sale estimate to also sell for a World Cup worthy 483,000 euros (£413,713).

The highest sale rate during the month of 98% was achieved by South West Vehicle Auctions, who charge bidders 8% to buy and sold 98% of their vendors’ generally much more accessible motor cars. For by Friday lunchtime, only two of the 82 cars in the sale, most of which could be seen being started up and driven through the SWVA auction hall, were unsold.

The South Western vehicle auctioneers guide prices, which presumably reflect their vendors’ reserves, are famously pitched in order to attract bidding. Their strategy certainly pays off for house and their entrants as, once again, all six of the highest premium-inclusive prices paid ended up way over the pre-sale estimates.

For bidding for a 1980 Aston Martin V8 auto, guided at £38,000-39,750, could be started with a commission bid of £40,000, the GT for four being eventually hammered down to a telephone bidder for £63,720 with premium.

A £18000-19,000 estimated 1974 Ferrari 308GT4 that had been previously restored sold for £32,940 gross on the internet. An upgraded 1966 Jaguar 3.4 Mk2 in search of £14,000-15,000 for a deceased estate raised £32,130 from an internet bidder, and a road rally prepped 1967 Lancia Fulvia Rallye 1.3 HF on Dellorto carbs quickly overtook a £16,500-17,500 estimate to also sell on the internet for £27,648.

The biggest hike of all though was a 1933 Austin Westminster 16/6 Manual, one of only three surviving, which tied up all available telephones and had been guided at £5,900-6,500, but which was bought by an absentee bidder at the end of a telephone for £25,110.

On recent form, a 1972 Rover P5B 3.5 Manual 4-Door out-performing an estimate of £17,950-18,950 to sell for £23,112 was unsurprising. Whilst many hundreds of YouTube viewers also witnessed a webcast 1987 Ford Capri 2.8i manual with 95,464 mileage, guided at £11,950-12,950, audibly applauded for making £19,764.

The most interesting lots of the provincial auctions month however had been consigned by H&H from the estate of the late Terry Harrison, one of the great ‘character rally navigators’ from the golden days of road and stage events in the 1960s and 1970s, also a mad keen club racer.

Indeed Terry’s ‘garage-found’ projects were hugely surfed on-line and occupied all available telephones at the auctioneers Warrington HQ, from where his 1960 AC Aceca Bristol, which had been off the road for decades, was taken on for a world record £101,200.

The enthusiast’s much campaigned and crashed circa 1956 Lotus-Climax Eleven Series 1 ‘Le Mans’ meanwhile made £46,000 and a less complete Eleven S1 in bits commanded £28,750.

There were also buyers for 91% of cars auctioned on the internet by The Market during the month, which saw internet sales of £1,869,919, a new high for the platform, smashing previous records by almost £500,000.

A 2005 Kirkham Cobra that had only done 622 miles since new-build fetched £96,500, a 1966 Jaguar E Type Series 1 4.2 2+2 Coupe a well over estimate £75,000 and a 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo X50 £48,248, again more than had been estimated, Whilst five weeks after setting the last record, another 1995 VW Corrado VR6 Storm sold for a record breaking £27,250. RH-E

AuctioneerLocationDatePremiumSold/ Offered% SoldSale Total
(Live On-Line)
Dorchester, Surrey1115%6/875%£1,286,850
Morris Leslie
(Drive-Through On-Line)
Errol, Perthshire1310%39/5571%£374,428
Bonhams MPH
(Drive-Through On-Line)
Bicester Heritage, Oxon2012.5%82/10082%£1.487,875
(Live On-Line)
Warrington, Cheshire2412.5%57/8298%£785,294
(Live On-Line)
Stoneleigh Park, Warwicks2611%118/13190%£1,620,154
(Drive-Through On-Line)
Parkstone, Dorset268%80/8298%£785,294
(Live On-Line)
Stoneleigh Park, Warwicks27/2813%103/13576%£8,708,308
The Market
Milton Park, S Oxon1/310%81/8991%£1,869,919

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