Porsches set pace at Silverstone sale

0
512
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE sets British auction record | Silverstone Auctions photos

Silverstone Auctions set some British auction records at its Salon Prive sale Saturday at Blenheim Palace.

Overall, the sale totaled £2.75 ($3.56 million).

Among the British-sale record breakers were a 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE “Flat Nose,” one of only 10 produced to UK specification, which sold for £245,250 ($317,500); a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “split window” coupe that brought £102,938 ($133,250); and a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI “Tommi Makinen” edition that sold for £46,688 ($60,500).

Prices include buyer’s fee.

Split-window Corvette also sets British record

Silverstone pointed to several other significant sales as well, including a 1969 Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang that brought £102,375 ($132,500), a 1974 Lamborghini Urraco P250 that sold for £96,188 ($124,500) and a Lamborghini 1R tractor that went for £20,813 ($26,950).

Porsches sold very strongly, the auction house noted, listing such sales as a 1962 356B 1600S coupe bringing £118,125 ($152,900) and a 1960 356B Super 90 cabriolet going for £191,250 ($247,500).

Silverstone Auctions next sale is scheduled for October 21 at The Wing, Silverstone.

 

Advertisement
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here