This lovely Series 1 Landy - with amazing provenance was well bought for £7,650 - you can't buy history but you can spend lots of money restoring something with indifferent history....Hope new owner keeps it up together as is - and does not trash the cool patina - auction description below:
"This delightful 'shabby chic' Series 1 Land Rover, has an aristocratic history having been purchased by the Rothschild family as a gift for Romulus Christie the grandson of Sir George Christie the founder of the 'Glyndebourne Festival' at Glyndebourne Manor where, until very recently, the car resided."
People spend that on poor examples with no history - buyer had a result.
AUCTION PR BELOW:
Just one week after achieving a number of new record prices at Race Retro, Silverstone Auctions secured more records at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show last Sunday.
In the home city of Land Rover, record prices were secured for two very special Series One examples. Italian supercars, fast Fords and restoration projects also achieved more high sale prices, bringing the total sales rate to 75% with a value of £1.5 million.
See all the results at http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/the-restoration-show-sale-2016/view_lots/pn/allSale Highlights:
1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV
The last Lamborghini produced before VW took ownership of the company, presented in a rare one-off paint colour and in amazing condition, sold for nearly £25,000 over its lower estimate.
Sold for (£): 174,375
1948 Land Rover Series I Chassis #149 Side Plate Engine
One of the earliest Land Rovers produced, this restored Series I sold for more than £20,000 over its lower estimate, the highest price achieved in recent years.
Sold for (£): 47,250
2016 Land Rover 110 Heritage Edition
One of the last 400 Defenders made as production came to an end this year, this example was sold with just 108 miles on the odometer.
Sold for (£): 42,188
1950 Land Rover Series I Station Wagon with coachwork by Tickford
One of the rarest and most historically significant Land Rovers. This 1950 Series I Station Wagon with coachwork by Tickford is one of the last surviving road going examples and sold for a world record price.
Sold for (£): 38,250 – new world record
1987 Ferrari 412i
A rare 1987 Ferrari 412i, which was presented in exemplary condition having benefitted from a restoration, sold for more than £10,000 over its lower estimate.
Sold for (£): 50,625
1973 Ford Capri RS 3100
Perhaps the best in the world, with exceptional levels of preservation in amazingly original and unrestored condition, this unique Capri sold for nearly £10,000 over its lower estimate.
Sold for (£): 49,500
1971 Volvo P1800E
Another car that could claim to be the best in the world. The UK right-hand drive car was a very special example indeed, with just two owners from new and meticulously restored, and the last UK car in its originally specified gold colour.
Sold for (£): 34,875
1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III
An original UK right-hand drive, one of the last Series III V8s produced, and offered as a matching numbers non-running project.
Sold for (£): 47,250
1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster
This matching numbers example, stored for the last 20 years, will be a wonderful restoration project for its new owner.
Sold for (£): 41,625
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