A cold, great day was the backdrop to SWVA’s first sale of the season, and while the weather might have been slightly gloomy, the punters were definitely not. And there were certainly plenty of them, too.
The first sale of the year can always be a bit of a worry for any auctioneer, but Chris Holmes and his team down in Poole had nothing to worry about, as the results showed.
The mix of motors was right, with some clearly star lots (which ones in particular would be down to the individual, but unsurprisingly I favoured the Bentley MkVI). As always SWVA closed its catalogue a few weeks before the sale, so there were no late entries to contend with, and it declared its results comfortably within 48 hours – other auctioneers could clearly learn a lot from this sale.
‘The weather was gloomy, but the punters weren’t’
With 69 out of 71 cars sold under the hammer, it’s pretty clear SWVA understands not only the market in general, but its ‘local’ market too. And that bodes well for the rest of the year.