A new golden age of classic cars is upon us as every month records get shattered and values rise to mind-boggling levels. After a stellar performance by Mecum Auction in America, it is now Britain’s RM Sotheby’s that enjoy historic success at their London sales event, shifting in excess of £21.65 million worth of classic metal.
At the 10th anniversary London sale RM Sotheby’s not only generated some incredible numbers, they also altered the value of a number of highly important vintage exotics such as Aston Martin DB4GT and a number of modern classic Porsche models. The DB4GTwas without a doubt the star of the even, getting hammered at £2,408,000. Then again, this car was one of only 75 factory-built examples, and also one of the only 45 right-hand-drive models.
More astonishing than the Aston was the performance of the 90s Porsches which sold for insane prices: 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 – £1,848,000; 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight – £974,400; 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS – £716,800; 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport – £403,200.
RM Sotheby’s London 2016 Top Five Sales:
|1.||Lot 169 – 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT||£2,408,000|
|2.||Lot 132 – 1995 Porsche 911 GT2||£1,848,000|
|3.||Lot 134 – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II||£1,288,000|
|4.||Lot 129 – 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight||£974,400|
|5.||Lot 147 – 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet||£952,000 (tied)|
|6.||Lot 153 – 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible||£952,000 (tied)|