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Records smashed at Silverstone auction

Published 05 August 2014

Silverstone Auctions achieved its highest ever total sales value – more than £5 million – and secured some world record prices in its two day sale at the Silverstone Classic, where it achieved a sales rate of 85%.

A 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS in wonderful condition was successfully hammered away for a premium-inclusive £82,225, more than £50,000 over its lower estimate and a world record for the model.

Not to be outdone, a 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS sold for a premium-inclusive £77,050, breaking another world record. More modern Ferraris also proved popular, with a 1996 Ferrari 456 GT selling for £49,450, nearly double its lower estimate.

But it wasn't just Ferraris that caught the attention of the crowds at the sale. Topping the bill was a 1950 Healey Silverstone which sold for a total of £212,750, while a 1996 Jaguar XJ220, presented in Silverstone Green, sold for £187,450, more than £17,000 over its upper estimate. A rare and highly stylish 1953 Bristol 403 Saloon also raced past its estimate, eventually selling for £62,100.

Some unique and very special lots were also on offer. From the world of motorsport came Sir Jackie Stewart’s first ever race car, a 1962 Marcos GT Xylon, which sold for £41,975.

For the full list of results from the Silverstone Classic Sale or to find out more about submitting an entry in its upcoming sales, visit



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