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Jaguar XJ6 and Saab 96 sell for record prices

Published 22 May 2015

A Jaguar XJ6 and Saab 96 have sold for record prices at auction. The 1984 Jaguar XJ6 SIII went for £31,860 while a 1972 Saab 96 V4 made £16,800 at Coys on 16 May.

The Saab featured in Channel 4 television programme For The Love of Cars and was offered at no reserve with all proceeds going to the Brain Tumour Research Fund at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) charity, which funds equipment, research and training.

The auction, held at the Ascot Racecourse, featured vehicles such as a 1948 Veritas RS Ex-Björn Öwre (sold for £240,000), a 1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 Le Mans specification (£102,600) and an Alfa Romeo TZ2 by Giordanengo (£125,000).

Alfa Romeo TZ2 By Giordanengo

Chris Routledge, managing partner at Coys, said, ‘We have been holding sales at Ascot for over ten years, but this one was the most successful ever, achieving two world records.’

Other highlights of the classic car auction included a 1960 Maserati 3500GT (£110,000), a 1918 Bianchi Sport (£72,000), a 1948 Fiat 1100S Berlinetta (£57,800), a 1992 Ferrari 512TR (£117,160) and a 1935 Riley Imp 9HP (£75,720).

Coys next auction is on 11 July at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England. For the full Ascot sale results, visit the Coys website.

Jaguar XJ6 S3

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