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  • Bonhams' Oxford car sale makes record £1m
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    Paul Fraser
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Bonhams' Oxford car sale makes record £1m

Bonhams enjoyed exceptional results this weekend at its Collectors' Motor Car and Automobilia sale in Oxford, UK.

The sale achieved a grand total of £1,017,317 and an 86% sale rate, with 44 out of 51 of its car lots selling.

The top price - £166,500 - was paid, as expected, for a fabulous 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback with coachwork by H J Mulliner.

Another Bentley in the sale, the 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Coupé also with coachwork by H J Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd, surpassed its estimate of £40,000-50,000 to realise an impressive £62,000.


This 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback lead the sale at £166,500

More modestly priced classics also performed well. These included a 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupé which sold for £21,562 against a pre-sale estimate of £10,000-15,000.

"This was our second sale at Oxford, and yet again delivered a very strong performance," said James Knight, Head of the Motoring department at Bonhams.

"The test for any new venue is looking at how you perform the second time. I am thrilled that Bonhams and this fabulous venue passed the test with flying colours."

This isn't the first record-breaking sale score by Bonhams' collectible cars department in recent months.

Enthusiastic bidding led to the record-breaking €398,000 sale of a 1970 Monteverdi 450SS Hai Berlinetta at January's Retromobile auction, in Paris.

 

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