Sales total more than £900,000 at Classic Car Auctions’ CarFest South auction, raising £25,000 for charity
CCA has totalled more than £900,000 of sales at its CarFest South auction, marking it out as the company’s biggest and most successful sale since the auction house was founded. Running on Saturday and Sunday, 70 per cent of the 100 lots were sold at the CarFest South event at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire, raising around £25,000 for charity.
One of the relative bargains of the sale was the beautiful 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider, which sold for £45,100. Something that garnered a lot of attention was the 1965 Morris Mini Moke, which although in need of a restoration, sold for £13,750 due to once appearing in the cult TV series The Prisoner.
A number of British classics were strongly contested, from the 1988 Jaguar XJ-S V12 convertible (selling for more than £17,000), to a timewarp Austin Metro VP500, which had covered a mere 741 miles from new (reaching £7700).
One of the biggest attractions went under the hammer first thing on Sunday: Martin Brundle’s Ultimate F1 Scalextric track. Donated by Hornby, the circuit combined all of Brundle’s favourite corners from the 2015 F1 season, and was donated to the cause by Hornby – who claim it is the biggest track they have ever produced.
CCA general manager, Guy Lees-Milne commented: ‘It’s been a fantastic weekend here at CarFest and our biggest and most successful auction ever. We’d like to thank all those that attended and help us raise an amazing sum for charity. We hope that all those successful bidders thoroughly enjoy their new cars.’