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Silverstone Auctions concludes record-breaking Race Retro sale

Silverstone Auctions has concluded three days of sales at the Race Retro event, setting new world-record prices along the way.
Total sales for the weekend came to £4.7 million ($6.64 million), an increase of more than £1.3 million on the 2015 auction.

Amongst the leading lots was an “incredibly special” 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E2.5-16 Evolution II, with just 1,723 mileon the clock, which sold for a world-record price of £292,500.

It was just one of several cars to achieve six-figure sums, with many exceeding their estimates. Others included a 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII Saloon that sold for £208,125, after spending six decades in the same family, and a 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale HF Turbo Martini 5, with a single owner and just 31 miles from new, which sold for £106,875.

Further six-figure supercars included a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT that had come from a significant private collection sold for £427,500; a 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S, one of just seven right-hand drive models produced, which sold for £213,750; a 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago 670-SV which realized £379,990; and a 1994 Jaguar XJ220 which sold for £275,625.

There was also a new world record price achieved by a 1987 Ford Capri 280 ‘Brooklands’ with remarkably low mileage of just 936 miles, which sold for £54,000.

“I’m delighted we have achieved these fantastic prices on behalf of our vendors,” said  managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale. “Once again we’ve been able to host a highly successful auction with both happy sellers and happy buyers and have broken world records by offering some of the finest cars available in the market.

“I look forward to welcoming many more buyers at our next sale in less than one week’s time and expect to see a similar level of excitement around the cars for sale.”

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