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A total of £21.5 million exchanged hands last week at London's largest annual car auction.

This year's sale was notable for its listings of low-mileage Porsches, many of which sold above their estimates, including a 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 that was purchased for £1,848,000.

But it was a rare 1960 Aston Martin DB4 that stole the show, selling for £2,408,000.

The Aston is one of only three DB4s fitted with rear seats, and one of only 45 that were made with right-hand drive. At the other end of the spectrum, Wednesday evening saw the sale of a 1973 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser for £20,160, a VW Beetle £15,680 and a 1969 Fiat 500 L for £5,040.

“London always has something of a party atmosphere”, Peter Haynes of RM Sotheby's tells me, “it's always well-attended and people seem to enter the sale in a relaxed and good-humoured mood, which is important to the success”









In amongst some of the world's most sought-after and best-preserved cars was a “barn-find” 1967 Iso Grifo. Left in storage for over two decades and covered in rust, the unrestored Grifo stood out on the auction floor and attracted a throng of loving admirers.

It sold for £128,000, smashing its pre-auction estimate. Also listed was a far better looked-after four-horsepower Vallée Vis-à-Vis from 1897. Thought to be one of just two Vallées still in existence, this one sold for £85,120.

This was RM Sotheby's tenth year at the Battersea Evolution, based near the Chelsea Bridge entrance of Battersea Park.

“London has always been an eclectic sale”, says Peter Haynes, “with a broad range of classics from veteran ‘London to Brighton’ machinery, through to pre-war cars and up to what we refer to as modern classics. It's a sale that is defined by that broad offer of cars, and it will always have cars that are relatively affordable alongside some of the rare and expensive machinery. It's also a really international sale, as it is a location is easily accessed from all over.

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