Banbury Run Action Sale Tops Last Year at £1.5m

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1952 Cisitalia

1952 Cisitalia

The Bonhams sale of Collectors’ Motorcycles and Motor Cars held in association with the Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s Banbury Run on Saturday 15th June saw some 100 lots sold for a combined total of £1.51 million.

Strong prices were achieved for many of the vehicles on offer, with a number sold well above pre-sale estimate.

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon

Highlights among the motor cars on offer at the sale included 100 per cent sold at £413,540 for The Leven Collection, a private collection of 19 cars. Notable results within the collection included a combined total of £133,400 for three Jaguar E-Types, and the £18,630 realised for a 1992 Ford Sierra Cosworth Sports Saloon against an £8,000 to £10,000 estimate. A highly original 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi QV Targa Coupé, meanwhile, more than doubled its £25,000 estimate to sell for £54,050.

1953 Bentley R-Type Special Roadster

1953 Bentley R-Type Special Roadster

Top-selling motor car lots were a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon at £133,660 (estimate £60,000 – £80,000), a 1953 Bentley R-Type Special Roadster which achieved £74,300 against a £50,000 to £60,000 estimate, and a 1952 Cisitalia (by Auto Italia) ‘Nuvolari Spyder’ that also realised an above-estimate £68,700.

Meanwhile the 1988 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible that was first owned by Sarah, Duchess of York, sold for £13,800, and a 1966 AEC Routemaster RML Double-decker Bus sold for £19,550.

John Polson, Specialist in the Bonhams Motor Car Department, said: “Once again, our Oxford sale was a great success. It was well-attended and we had good depth of bidding in the room. People were even bidding from outside the packed saleroom.”

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