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Audi Quattro smashes record at Classic Car Auctions’ September sale

26 September 2017

A 1991 Audi Quattro Turbo 20v broke auctions records when it sold for £72,050 at a packed Warwickshire Exhibition Centre during the Classic Car Auctions September Sale.

Huge crowds turned out for what is one of the year’s biggest one day car auction. Trade was brisk with around £2 million changing hands in five hours, with 77 per cent of the 166 cars on offer finding new homes.

The applause for the Audi was repeated when a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Supersport racked up the highest price of day at £99,000, after a series of bids pushed it almost £40,000 beyond its lower estimate.

Bidding was enthusiastic from the get go, with several cars attracting opening bids far above their estimates. A 1989 Daimler Double Six started with an opening bid £3,000 above its lower estimate, eventually selling for £13,750, and a 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S in Silver Rose started with a bid £5,000 above its lower estimate before finally being sold for £34,100.

 

An unfinished 1970 Fixed Head Series II Jaguar E-Type 4.2 attracted serious attention in the room with fast-paced bidding pushing the final price to £40,700, over £16,000 more than the lower estimate, while a 1972 Triumph TR6 with overdrive was pushed £13,000 above its lower estimate after some tense brinkmanship among room and phone bidders to sell for £30,800.

The Triumph wasn’t the only classic British sports car to do well at the auction, with a 1966 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII drawing hitting a final sale price of £50,600, and an ex-award winning 1964 Triumph Spitfire 4 Mk1 selling for £6,160 despite being offered at no reserve.

Seventies BMWs also proved popular, with a 1975 BMW 3.0 CSA being fought over in a two-way bidding war in the room, joined later by online bidders to push the final selling price almost £8,000 beyond its lower estimate to £29,480.

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