Historics at Brooklands - Spring Sale 2016
14 March 2016
Breaking sun soon got the better of the veil of fog that masked the start of Historics’ major Spring Sale early on Saturday 12th March but by the end of the day, a mighty consignment of 166 motor cars had passed through the expert hands of the three auctioneers.
It was a truly buoyant Spring season opener, resulting in sales totalling £2.61 million, with 70% of all consignments passing to delighted new owners. Historics always aims to be inclusive of the very wide classic car community and this sale was no exception with no less than 42 different marques represented across eight decades, from 1930 to 2010, with treats to suit the depths of all pockets.
Sale highlights are far too numerous to list but deserving special mention is the exceptional sale performance of the ex-Agnelli 1992 Lancia Integrale Evo 1 Martini 6 which was equalled only by the superb brio of the car itself. Brisk and enthusiastic bidding soon put paid to the estimate (£48,000-£58,000) and the car soared to over £92,000, just shy of a World record sale price for this model.
A stunning example of the rare and much sought after 1971 Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior Zagato attracted enthusiasts, one of whom was rewarded for their bidding perseverance at a final price of twice the estimated value.
The supreme condition of the 3,300 mile Aston Martin DB7, Porsche 911 Speedster ‘Flatnose’ and Ferrari Testarossa that had spent the last eight years in dry storage, were all rewarded with very robust sale prices. At the other end of the spectrum, today’s ugly duckling award had to go to the matching numbers 1969 Lotus Elan S4 restoration project. Offered at no reserve and looking forlorn, it changed hands for a weighty £11,000!
Historics’ next sale is on June 11th with further information on the Historics website at www.historics.co.uk