An incredible day at the Classic Car Auctions has seen a total sales figure of more than £1m reached, thanks to an 85 per cent sales rate.
Sitting at the top of the Warwickshire auction pile was a 1973 Aston Martin V8, that was found in a barn. The running car prompted a bidding war, which saw the car go for £64,350 – nearly £30,000 more than its estimate.
Another Aston Martin, this time a 1990 Virage, also went over its original estimate eventually finishing at £31,900. This particular car is due to be restored following its sale.
Guy Lees-Milne, CCA general manager, said: "This was our biggest catalogue yet and our customers were clearly impressed by the great selection of classic and modern cars we had on offer.
"It was great to see so many new and old customers join us for our first sale of the year. The atmosphere was fantastic and I'm sure both buyers and vendors are going home extremely happy."
It wasn't just classic British sports cars that went under the hammer. A series of '80s hot hatches also appeared in front of eager bidders, including a 1987 Fiat Strada Abarth and a 1982 Talbot Sunbeam – which sold for £17,050.
A 1988 Porsche 911 Supersport Targa 3.2 also wowed audiences, owing to its limited numbers. This car sold for £40,150.
Lees-Milne added: "In only our first year as an auction house we have helped our vendors sell their 'everyman' cars for some very strong prices. We can't wait to begin organising the next auction and welcoming new customers to sell their classic cars with us."