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H&H reports record turnout for classic auto auction
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Thursday, 28 February 2013 13:25|
WARRINGTON, England – H&H had its busiest February sale ever at the Pavilion Gardens last Tuesday. Approximately 750 people were watching as guest auctioneer Julian Roys, took to the rostrum for what proved to be an entertaining afternoon with highlights aplenty.
All seven cars entered from a private collection found new homes with the star of the septet – a stunning 1935 Alvis Speed 20SC Lancefield drophead coupe – commanding £99,680 ($151,385) against a presale estimate of £60,000-£70,000.
However, highest price of the day went to a beautifully restored and notably early 1929 Lagonda two-liter Low Chassis Speed Model Tourer that sold for £100,240 ($152,200) against a presale estimate of £40,000-£50,000
Other notable results included a 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster with period competition history that made £69,440 ($105,402) and a 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S which was sold on behalf of the RSPB for £29,400 ($44,619).
A 1979 Suzuki LJ80R jeep that was supplied to Barry Sheene for promotional use and which still retained his distinctive “No.7” livery fetched £14,560 ($22,100) against a presale estimate of £7,000-£9,000, while a nonrunning 1961 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet also exceeded its presale estimate of £8,000-£12,000 to command £15,680 (23,800).
The sale rate on the day was 65 percent, but with several provisional sales pending it should climb higher.
Simon Hope, managing director and lead auctioneer, will have returned from the company’s Great South American Challenge Rally by the time of H&H’s next auction on April 17 at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
The IWM Duxford sale has already attracted some notable consignments including a magnificent 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and historically significant 1990 Jaguar XJ220 Developmental Prototype.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:11|