The 70% selling rate and £600,000 total achieved at the latest H&H Classics sale on Wednesday 29th April 2020 further embeds the success of the company’s Live Auction Online platform with four successful sales held during the Covid 19 pandemic.
The sale attracted some 387 online bidders with log-ins from as far afield as California and New Zealand. With mouse clickers vying against telephone and commission bidders, plenty of lots sold over top estimate but perhaps more impressively 48 percent of those participating in yesterday’s auction were new to H&H.
Top Lot in the sale was a very fast Ford – a 1967 Ford Mustang 390 GT Fastback which made £63,250. Damian Jones, Head of Sales for H&H Classics, comments: “If you are a fan of the model of Mustang immortalised by Steve McQueen's Lieutenant Frank Bullitt and one of the most memorable car chases in cinema history, then you'll probably be blown away by 'YTA 488E', which is without question the best 390 GT we have ever seen”.
Nine cars exceeded their top estimate including an older restored, ex-USA 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster which had been in the same family for the past 19 years, that sold for £50,600.
A 1996 Ferrari 456GT made £35,650 despite having over 99,000 miles on the clock. One of just 141 RHD manual cars supplied to the UK, it had been first owned by English entrepreneur, Sir Peter de Savary.
By way of complete contrast was a ‘restoration project’ from Derbyshire, a 1933 Invicta 12/45 Saloon which sold for £11,500. This car had stood out in all weathers for 35 years.
A 1999 Jaguar XK8 Convertible with 102,000 miles on the clock surprised by making £7,475. Its rare Metallic Aubergine livery obviously taking the fancy of two determined bidders.