Sale at Britain’s Imperial War Museum does nearly $3 million
Coming out of 41 years of family ownership, a 10,000-mile 1974 Ferrari Dino 246GT sold for £310,500 ($399,250) this past week at H&H Classics auction at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England.
The auction generated more than £2.3 million ($2.957 million) in sales with a 70 percent sell-through rate, H&H Classics announced.
Another car with a long history of family ownership, a 1959 Ford Zephyr MkII convertible owned since new by the same family, sold for £14,950 ($19,225). H&H noted that the car was purchased under the “Visit Britain Plan” by an American family that drove it 5,000 miles around Europe before shipping it home to the U.S.
The car resided in Vermont until 1997 when it returned, still under family ownership, to the UK.
Another highlight of the sale was a 1962 Triumph TR4 offered by its original owner. “Moo,” as the car was nicknamed, sold for £18,400 ($23,660).
A 1991 Audi quattro also consigned by its original owner brought £86,250 ($110,900). The owner bought the car along with 5 sets of tires, H&H Classics said, because he learned that the original-equipment tires were being phased out and wanted to be sure his car would “never have to settle for the wrong rubber.”