Held in Land Rover's back garden of Solihull, three classic vehicles were sold at auction for a combined total of over £100,000. Held at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show and staged by Silverstone Auctions, there was a nostalgic feel to proceedings as enthusiasts battled for the historic Land Rovers.
Fetching the biggest price, a 1948 Series One with the chassis number 149 sold for £47,250, nearly doubling the pre-auction estimate. Meanwhile, a 2016 110 Heritage Edition and one of only 400 ever made went for an impressive £42,188. The third Land Rover sold was a rare 1950 Series One station wagon with coachwork by Tickford going for £38,250.
Record Breaking Auction
Just weeks after the production of the iconic Defender drew to a close, it seemed no coincidence that classic Land Rovers were in high demand at the auction.
Total sales for the auction exceeded £1.5m with other vehicles sold including a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV, the last produced before Volkswagen took ownership of the Italian supercar maker, which went for over £170,000 and a restored 1987 Ferrari 412i for £50,625.
The next auction at Silverstone will be held at the racing circuit on May 21st before it heads off to Denmark for a sale in conjunction with the Classic Race Aarhus.