Silverstone Auctions best of breed sale for Ferrari and Porsche was well supported on Saturday with a Porsche Carrera GT and a rare Ferrari 599 Manual topping the sale which ended with a combined sale of £3 million.
The auction took place at the Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire with 66 cars on sale across both marques. It was supported by Porsche Club with our national Pride of Ownership enjoying a bumper number of entrants and the winners announced on stage between the sales.
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, one of just 200 944 Turbo Cabriolets which sold for £27,000. 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.”