Porsche Speedster, Ferrari Dino top Silversone’s Race Retro sale

Porsche Speedster, Ferrari Dino top Silversone’s Race Retro sale

Auction house reports several above-estimate sales

A 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster and a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT led the way as Silverstone Auctions’ posted £2.8 million ($3.7 million) in sales with a 69 percent sell-through rate at its sale this past weekend at the Race Retro show at Stoneleigh Park, England.

The 356 A Speedster was originally sold in New York but later was purchased by a British collector and converted to right-hand drive. It sold for £292,500 ($387,700) at the auction (prices include buyer’s fee).

1972 Ferrari Dino sells for $357,880

The Dino, finished in Azzurro Dino paint, was offered with less than 52,000 miles on its odometer and with Ferrari Classiche certification. It sold for £270,000 ($357,880).

Meanwhile, a 2005 Ferrari F430 coupe driven only 19,000 miles since new sold for £115,875 ($153,595).

“Online bidders from all around the world joined a very full auction hall, and multiple cars sold above their pre-sale estimates, which is an incredibly positive result for the market,” said Guy Lees-Milne, general manager of Silverstone Auctions.

One-owner ’79 Golf GTi tops pre-auction estimate

Among those cars exceeding expectations were a one-owner 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 that sold for £27,225 ($36,085), a 1964 Elva-BMW Mk 7S with extensive racing history that went for £76,500 ($101,400) and a left-hand-drive 1964 Porsche 356C rally car with 25 years of competition history that brought £69,750 ($92,455). 

Silverstone’s next sale is scheduled for May 10-11, the inaugural Heythrop Classic Car Sale and a special Sale of British Marques being held in association with the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire.

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