It is probably fair to say, that despite the refined polished finish of most of the vehicles on offer, it was a “time
capsule/barn find” dust laden Lamborghini Miura P400 S that was the star attraction. This German registered
example, chassis # 4245, had been with a single (the second) owner and his family since 1974, finished in
yellow with a blue interior, it was expected to sell in the £800,000 to £1 million range, but on the night
exceeded expectations when it sold for £1.24 million. Another strong sale was a 1985 Lancia Delta S4
looking splendid in its Martini livery, which made an impressive £764,375, at the top end of its estimate range.
The sale featured thirteen Ferraris, including the previously mentioned 412 T1 F1 car, which was a no sale at
a high bid of £1.2 million, although seven of the others sold. These included a 1961 250 GTE which achieved
£404,375, against a pre-sale estimate of £325-375,000), and a Dino 246 GT “Chairs and Flares”, although a
previous owner had reverted it to standard seats, which sold for £432,500. A California T 70th Anniversary
edition in metallic white with blue stripes made an impressive £286,250, whilst a 458 GT3 seemed a real
bargain at £166,750, as did a 458 Challenge at £100,625.
At the end of the day the auction achieved total sales of £9.4 million, with a 72% sell-through rate, whilst the
charity items from the Forests Collection achieved in excess of £500,000, these proceeds being donated to
the Trillion Trees environmental cause.