Ferraris and World Record Lagonda race ahead in the UK

Four desirable prancing horses came under the hammer at last week's (April 21) H&H Buxton sale of collectors' motorcars and automobilia, all of which sold for excellent prices.

As we previously reported, of particular note was the stunning 1970 365 GTB/4 Daytona that had covered just 65,860 miles from new.

Effectively a two-owner car that was originally the property of Ferrari aficionado Colonel Bob Roberts, it was beautifully presented, came with a fascinating history file and sold for £176,000.

The 1970 365 GTB/4 Daytona 

The equally immaculate Nero black 1978 512 Berlinetta Boxer is from the same stable, and has driven a mere 49,100 miles in its life to date. It returned £82,500.

Elsewhere, the smart LHD 1996 F355 GTS found a new home for £31,900, while the striking 1988 328 GTS was on the money at £26,950.

Lagondas have long since been a speciality of H&H who have achieved a number of enviable price records with examples of the marque. There were therefore high hopes for the magnificent 1930 2-litre Supercharged Tourer on offer - and it did not disappoint.

The LHD 1996 F355 GTS

The star of Lagonda's stand at the 1930 Olympia Motor Show and the veteran of two Monte Carlo rallies, two Lands End trials and a number of other major events in the hands of its original owner TC Mann, this superb English thoroughbred greatly exceeded expectations to return a new World Record price of £148,500.

At the other end of the scale, the 1980 Aston Martin Lagonda in need of restoration also surpassed its estimate to make £5,500.

The Nero black 1978 512 Berlinetta Boxer

Other notably strong performers in this eclectic sale included: a very tidy 1957 Bentley S1 (£37,400); a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL that had covered just 28,000 miles from new (£20,900) and a pair of Austin Sevens - a pretty 1927/31 Ulster style two-seater sports (£10,450) and 1930 'Chummy' (£9,900).

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