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Maserati 3500 GT ‘barn find’ sells for £117,600

Maserati 3500 GT ‘barn find’ sells for £117,600 Classic and Performance Car

A Maserati 3500 GT that was recently discovered in a garage has sold for more than three times its reserve at £117,600

Anglia Car Auctions set a new house record on 13 June with the sale of a 1962 Maserati 3500 GT. The barn find car went under the hammer for £117,600 including premium, after it was estimated at a lowly £25,000-£35,000. After it was imported into the UK in 1972, the car was used up until 1986, when it was parked up in a garage.

Some of the others interesting cars included yet another barn find – this time a 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth. This car had an estimate of £15,000-£20,000, but it actually doubled its estimate at £47,250. Another big money item was the Mercedes Benz 250SL Pagoda, which sold for £81,000 including premium.

One of the more unusual vehicles in the auction was the Rolls-Royce child’s electric car, which despite having no reserve sold for £800. This looked particularly strange parked up next to the 1976 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible, which sold for £29,400. A Series 1 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight replica became the third most expensive car to be sold at the auction, despite slightly undershooting its £80,000-£100,000 estimate at £75,600.

Another interesting stat for Anglia was the number of Ford Capris at the auction. Out of the 11 offered, a total of seven actually sold, for a combined total of £40,530.

Anglia Car Auctions next classic car auction is taking place on Saturday the 22 August.

Words: Rhys Barnwell

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