Classic Car Auctions of England opted for quality over quantity for its September Sale and was rewarded this past weekend with a 75 percent sell-through rate.
“For this year’s September Sale, we limited the size of our catalog and the resulting high quality of the cars on offer has been clear to see,” Gary Dunne, auction manager, was quoted in a post-sale news release.
“It’s wonderful to see such a strong turn out and an auction hall full of bidders and enthusiasts.”
Overall, the auction posted £1.8 million (more than $2.36 million) in sales.
Topping the sale was a 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mk 1 with a manual gearbox that sold for £85,800 ($112,771), more than double its pre-sale estimate. The car was one of only eight surviving among the 22 produced in Anthracite with black leather interior.
Another strong sale was a restored 1962 Daimler Dart SP250 (B Spec), also with a manual and offered for the first time. It sold for £36,300 ($47,711).
A 1984 Audi quattro Turbo was offered to support the Macmillan Cancer Support and Mesothelioma UK charity. It sold for £20,350 ($26,750).