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Car's the star at Leominster auction
TWO tourists didn’t need a return ticket home from Leominster after they successfully bid for a classic car at an auction in the town.
The German pair netted a 1937 Buick Special Model 41 Sedan for £9,000 at Brightwells before driving their purchase back to mainland Europe.
The auction welcomed more than 1,500 visitors to see 140 cars and 13 motorcycles sold.
A further 1,000 people followed the sale online.
Brightwells lead consultant James Dennison said: “Yet again we were delighted with the results of the sale which proves that rare cars in good order are continuing to attract strong interest from investors and collectors.
“The classic car boom which began in 2007 shows few signs of slowing down just yet and it will be interesting to see how the figures stack up by the end of the year.
After five hours of selling, 70 per cent of the entries had found new owners in the sale which grossed more than £1m.
A 1928 Alvis 12/75 FD – one of just 39 ever produced and which had been shipped over from Australia for the sale – went for £63,000.
Meanwhile, a 2009 Audi RS6 Quattro Avant five-litre V10 estate that was previously owned by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason fetched £37,400.
To view the results of the September sale in full, visit brightwells.com or call 01568 611122.
Brightwells’ next sale is on November 27. Entries are now A CAT that went miss- being accepted.
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