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Silverstone Auctions marque dedicated sale for Ferrari and Porsche was well supported on Saturday as owners clubs took part in the day’s events that saw a Porsche Carrera GT and a rare Ferrari 599 Manual top the sale.
The auction took place at the Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire with 66 cars on sale across both marques and the Porsche Club GB held their Pride of Ownership within the grounds, with the presentation taking place in the break between the two sales.
The sale of Ferraris were the first out of the blocks with some very notable cars attracting lots of interest. With four Ferrari 599s in the auction, the rare manual version sold for £360,000 and swiftly followed one of 40 special editions an Alonso Final Edition achieving £208,125. Jay Kay’s 356 GTC/4 Coupe found a new home at £219,375. Lot 326 the 1995 Ferrari 512 M had a fierce battle which eventually settled on bids going up by the £1,000 much to the support of the room and the auctioneer achieving a superb £153,000.
The star lot in the sale of Porsches was the 2005 Carrera GT which sold on the phone for £607,500, a stunningly rare car looking superb as it took pride of place in front of the rostrum. Jay Kay’s second car in the auction was his 911 (911) Turbo S which went for £106,875. Lot 406, the rare manual 928 GT sold for £51,750 to new owners, one of whom was so happy with their purchase he couldn’t stop grinning from ear to ear and was over the moon when he finally got to sit in it after the auction had finished. Another car that was subject to much discussion on the day was Lot 430 the 944 Turbo Cabriolet which sold for £27,000, a rare car, one of just 200 finding a new home. Lot 425 the rare and desirable early 1971 911 2.2 S sold for £72,000.
Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions Managing Director commented: “We had some fabulous cars on offer with the key cars selling and finding new homes. The Porsche sale achieved a sale of £1.2 million which was good for the marque despite them having a tougher year of late. The Ferraris did well with £1.8 million in sales with Jay Kay's car selling along with two of the 599s.”
“It was great to have the support of the clubs and their enthusiastic members. Working with them as we regularly do, is always a pleasure.”
“Our next sale is at the NEC for the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Sale, which is held over two days. Traditionally a great weekend for us and our final sale of 2019.”