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Old Police Car Proves A Steal For Celebrity Broadcaster

Wed, 03 Sep 2014

AN ECLECTIC mix of a record 155 classic motorcars spanning 50 marques and 91 years greeted the biggest ever attendance at Historics at Brooklands late summer sale on Saturday, August 30th.

Prospective buyers were treated to a seven-hour auction of Historics’ largest consignments to date, culminating in a £2.65 million sale as the hammer fell for the final time on the day, with 66% of consignments finding new owners.

Whilst no longer a custodian of the law, one of the very last 50-year old Daimler SP250 ‘Dart’ police cars, whose original home was Scotland Yard, delighted enthusiast and presenter Chris Evans, who purchased the concours-condition, award-winning example for £50,400, complete with its law-enforcing accoutrements, adding; “the kids love it; the big kids love it even more”.

And the auction proved to be an Italian feast, with two impeccable Ferraris heading the sales sheets. Tremendous interest in a 1972 Ferrari 246 Dino GT was reflected in the bright yellow, right-hand drive example quickly rising above its estimate to £248,640, pursued by a rare right-hand drive Ferrari 330GT 2+2 coupé which similarly exceeded expectations to settle at £209,440.

The next major Historics auction at Brooklands will be on Saturday, November 29th.

By Press Association reporters