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Land Rovers storm ahead at resto show sale

Published 07 March 2016

Two Land Rovers went for record prices at this year’s NEC restoration show sale. A 1948 Series One Chassis #149 (and one of the earliest Land Rover produced) sold for £47,250 - more than £20,000 over its lower estimate and the highest price for a Series One in recent years.

A historically important (and rare) 1950 Land Rover Series I Station Wagon with coachwork by Tickford sold for a world record price of £38,250 at Silverstone Auctions’ sale in Birmingham on Sunday, 6 March.

Bidders were also keen on a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV, the last Lamborghini produced before Volkswagen took ownership of the company. The hammer finally went down on the Lambo at £174,375 - nearly £25,000 over its lower estimate.

An exclusive 1987 Ferrari 412i, which had been restored, sold for £50,625 - beating its bottom estimate by £10,000.

1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III HR

1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III sold for £47,250.

Fast Fords have seen a rise in values over the last 12 months, so it was no surprise when a 1973 Ford Capri RS 3100, perhaps the best example in the world, sold for £49,500 - £10,000 over its lower estimate.

Another car that was in world-class condition was a 1971 Volvo P1800E. The UK right-hand drive car had just two owners from new and had also been treated to a full restoration. It sold for £34,875.

As you’d expect at The Restoration Show Sale, there were also a selection of barn finds and projects. An original UK right-hand drive, matching numbers 1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III offered as a non-running project, sold for £47,250.

And a 1968 Jaguar E-type Series II Roadster, a matching numbers example which will provide the new owner a wonderful project, sold for £41,625.

You can see the full results from the sale at the by visiting the Silverstone Auctions website.

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