Daytona sale headlines £6million Coys Blenheim Palace auction.
A 1970 Ferrari Daytona has been sold for record price at Coys Blenheim Palace auction.
The 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe was the first to be delivered new to Great Britain, and sold for a UK record price of £765,640 at last weekends sale (Saturday 11th July).
The example is regarded as one of the finest original Daytona’s in the world, and was second only in price to a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' that fetched £925,000. Overall the auction achieved over £6 million in sales.
The sale saw a number of other important collector cars go under the hammer, including a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet that sold for £166,440 and a 1969 Lamborghini Islero S for £165,320.
Captain Nemo's six-wheeled Nautilus car from Sean Connery’s adventure movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen also went under the hammer. The unique car was sold for £31,860.
Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at Coys, said: “It was an exciting day for Coys with high profile cars being sold at record prices. We saw some fierce bidding for many of the cars, specially the Daytona, from all over the world, which shows the international reach of the company.”
Other results included a 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-litre Semi-Lightweight, which sold for £222,440, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring (472) for £427,400, a 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT for £57,800 and a barn-find 1958 Aston Martin DB1 MkIII Sports Saloon for £136,200.
Coys next auction is at the 43rd Oldtimer Grand Prix on August, at the Nurburgring, Germany,.