International auctioneers Coys smashed two world records by selling a 1984 Jaguar XJ6 SIII for £31,860 and a 1972 Saab 96 V4 for £16,800 at their Ascot auction on Saturday 16th May.
The Saab featured in the hit Channel 4 television programme ‘For The Love of Cars’ and was offered at no reserve with all proceeds going to the Brain Tumour Research Fund at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) Charity, which funds equipment, research and training.
The auction, held at the Ascot Racecourse, home of the traditional Royal Ascot race meeting, featured vehicles such as a 1948 Veritas RS Ex-Björn Öwre (sold for £240,000), a 1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 Le Mans specification (£102,600) and an Alfa Romeo TZ2 by Giordanengo (£125,000).
Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at Coys, said: “We have been holding sales at Ascot for over ten years, but this one was the most successful ever, achieving two world records.”
He added: “We had a fabulous conversion rate and, although it was on a weekend, most cars sold at the auction room – very satisfying indeed!”
Other highlights of the classic car auction included a 1960 Maserati 3500GT (£110,000), a 1918 Bianchi Sport (£72,000), a 1948 Fiat 1100S Berlinetta (£57,800), a 1992 Ferrari 512TR (£117,160) and a 1935 Riley Imp 9HP (£75,720).
Coys next auction is on July 11th at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.