Family owned cars among stars at H&H Classics auction

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Family owned this 1974 Ferrari Dino 246GT for 41 years | H&H Classics photos

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.

1959 Ford Zephyr MkII convertible

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).

1991 Audi quattro

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.”

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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.

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