Biggest NEC auction ever
A show-standard 1957 Porsche Speedster sold for £306,563 at Silverstone Auctions’ Classic Motor Show sale. The total topped £5.76m, with 80% of entries changing hands, ensuring this event became the biggest the auctioneer has ever held at the NEC.
Among noteworthy performers was a For the Love of Cars restored 1969 Aston Martin DBS. It made way over guide at £174,375 – a world record. And a 1974 Jaguar E-type V12 Roadster sold for £69,750 – £30,000 more than its estimate.
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The stillness that fell across the NEC on both the Friday and the Sunday at 11am was breathtaking. MIKE BREWER, WHEELER DEALERS PRESENTER, ON THE TWOMINUTE SILENCES HELD FOR ARMISTICE DAY