H&H held their first auction at Buxton last Thursday under new ‘General Sales’ branding and fee structure with 0% commission for entrants and buyers charged 12% rather than 10% buyer’s premium. During a better than Mediterranean day in the Peak District, the top seller at £94,080 with the auctioneers charges was an Alvis Speed 25 which had started life as a Charlesworth Saloon, but had been convincingly re-bodied in VDP-style by Simon Isles.
In view of the mega-prices logged for DB6s at the AM Sale at Newport Pagnell only the weekend before last, rather surprisingly a 3 owner 1968 Aston Martin DB6 auto without MOT, upon which a start of sorts had been on refurbishment, changed hands in the Pavilion Gardens hall for £69,500, just under the guide price. When I last checked my screen, 41 or 59% of the 70 cars offered had sold for £576,624 with premium.
Next, the H&H team head for Canary Wharf in search of City Traders in between screens with fat bonuses to blow at Motorexpo. Not an auction, more of a pitch for some Division One kit. New territory, certainly. Potentially, new money too.
What was hot and what was not in old money at last Saturday’s Historics at Brooklands sale and at the Barons Jaguar-themed Sandown Park fixture Tuesday will be discussed in Friday’s e-news. And the market’s third selling and buying opportunity at auction in less than a week will, of course, by at King’s Lynn Saturday where ACA will be offering another extensive menu of classic fayre. Maybe see some of you there?