Nearly £5million worth of classic cars were sold at the Silverstone Classic auctions last weekend. What were the top super cars sales and what was the surprise hot hatch that stole the headlines?
Amongst the raft of Ferraris, Porsches and ultra collectible motors was a one-owner, 7,986-mile 1989 Peugeot 205 GTI – it smashed the world record fee paid for one of these eighties hot hatch heroes, selling for £30,983 – £12,000 more than the higher estimate.
But to some it didn’t come as much of a surprise, with 205 GTI prices soaring in the last 12 months, proving there’s a real knack for picking up modern classic cars just before they takeoff in value.
Record breaker: This low mileage Peugeot 205 GTI set a new record for a fee paid at auction for one of these iconic French hot hatches. The £31,000 sale certainly raised a few eyebrows and has begged the question: which modern classic will soar in value next?
Here’s what other classic cars sold for (or are being advertised for if they didn’t sell on the hammer over the weekend):
This 1987 left-hand drive Ferrari Testarossa with the private plate ‘D12 FER’ didn’t reach the lower estimate of £85,000. It’s now for sale for £99,110
The Silverstone Classic sale had a plethora of fast Fords but this one 1974 Mk1 Escort RS2000 stood out to us. Predicted to sell for £28,000 to £32,000, it went for £36,563
This 1966 Austin Healey MKIII was expected to fetch £45,000 – it beat that estimate by more than £2k, reaching a sale figure of £47,250
Early convertible Jaguar E-Types can cost £100,000. This 1965 coupe featured at the Silverstone Auctions event and achieved £48,380 – slightly less than the £50,000 estimate
Another Ferrari from before the millennium, the 512 TR replaced the Testarossa. This 1994 version in Chiaro Blue has less than 17,000 miles on the clock, hence the high estimation of £155,000 to £175,000. It sold for £162k
This 1979 Lotus Esprit was one of two show cars created for Lotus’ use at the London Motor Show with incredible John Player Special liveries. The winning bidder forked out £35,440, £5k over the lower estimate
This 1972 Porsche 911 is a prime example of an original version of the iconic model. The £84,395 sale price was a fraction off the lower estimate of £85,000
This 2005 Ford GT is one of the few versions of the car to make it to UK soil. It’s been upgraded too, boasting around 600bhp from the supercharged quad-cam V8. Selling for £213,750, it was among the highest sales
This stunning silver 550 Maranello built in 2000 features a 5.5-litre V12. It’s been used fairly regularly with 36,600 miles on the clock. And one person who’s been behind the wheel is 1966 World Cup Final hat-trick man Sir Geoff Hurst, who happens to be one of the previous owners. It didn’t sell, so has been advertised for £145,750
This 1986 Porsche 930 Turbo SE ‘Flatnose’ is just one of 49 right-hand drive models built, making it hugely desirable to collectors and investors alike. £94,500 was the price paid by the winning bidder – almost £5,000 above the lower estimate