► The largest sale by Silverstone smashes European records
► Lamborghini Miura tops the sale, making £1,912,500
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The Silverstone Classic Live Online auction smashed European records to achieve a 76% sale rate on a bumper entry and make £15.8 million in total sales. Top of the pops for Silverstone Auctions was the 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV (above) selling for more than £1.9 million.
Notable standouts in the sale were the 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B-STi (below), a rare car that sold for £130,500. The 1965 Citroen DS19M Decapotable we previewed from the Warwickshire Collection was another that did exceedingly well and found a new home for £148,500. Early Astons always find favour with collectors and the 1966 Aston Martin DB6 which was matching numbers, from low ownership and had been very well maintained sold for £240,750.
Other cars that did exceptionally well were the 1958 AC Ace Bristol achieving £220,500 and the 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS which sold for £337,500. There were two Jaguar XJ220s in the sale one of which was from the SA-30 Collection and sold very well indeed for £292,500, while the second, number 97 of the 275 built sold for £210,000.
But the car that was attracting the most attention and the highest valued in the whole sale was Lot 535 the 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV, one of 147 built, one of the final 94 split-sump cars and one of 11 right-hand drive cars with 32,014 documented miles. An incredible opportunity which achieved £1,912,500 making it the highest selling car ever offered by Silverstone Auctions.
Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions Managing Director said: ‘To achieve a sale of £15.8 million is astounding and a testament to the quality of the cars offered. I believe that this sale was possibly the largest in Europe behind closed doors this year.’