Records set at iconic auctioneers

Photography by: Iconic Auctioneers


After flooding led to the cancellation of the annual Race Retro Show in Coventry, the silver lining for Iconic Auctioneers at their Competition and Collectors’ Classic sale, was six live UK and four world record auction results.

Records set at iconic auctioneers
Iconic Auctioneers

Taking place at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, the outstanding results were led by a 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Group-B Homologation Special, one of just 200 and with less than 10,000miles on it, setting a UK auction record with the winning phone bid of A$439,247. 

Another record setter was the Land Rover Defender 110 Heritage Edition owned by comic actor Rowan Atkinson CBE. Atkinson’s Land Rover Heritage Defender 110, with just 3,800 miles from new, was always correctly serviced, maintained and professionally stored. It also carries celebrity provenance and was one of the last off the production line. It sold for A$160,912 setting a new auction world record. 

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A 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7, one of 80 made by Jaguar’s SVO division and with a mere 71 miles on its odometer, set a new UK auction record, selling for A$265,300.

Other live auction world records were achieved with the successful sale of a 

highly sought after 2001 Mitsubishi EVO VI RS Tommi Makinen Monte Carlo Edition,  selling for A$191,355. 

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Another couple of record setters, both with strong rally DNA were a 1982 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus Series 2 which earned the vendor A$108,725 and a 1982 Opel Mantra, a very successful car in UK rallying. It went for A$174,000. 

Helping Iconic Auctioneers to achieve six live auction UK records were a:

A 2004 E46 BMW M3 CSL with just 947 miles showing, which sold for A$263,115, a 1990 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 Special Edition, with 6,233 miles on the clock. It went for A$82,150, a 2002 Honda S2000 GT with only 1179 miles for A$82,150. 

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Another limited-edition Mitsubishi sold off the success of their rally program was the 

1998 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution, ex-Richard Burns with 794 miles, which achieved A$156,60 and the 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Group B Homologation Special and 

2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7, both previously mentioned. 

Speaking after the sale Managing Director Rob Hubbard said "I just want to say a big thank you to all of Iconic Auctioneers loyal customers for their support in coming to the Silverstone Circuit following the Race Retro cancellation. These are fantastic results considering the auctions change of location, we were delighted with the turnout for the event. I also have to thank my amazing team for turning this event around - finding a new venue, setting
it up in record time, getting the word out there – it was no easy feat." 

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