Rare classic cars and Ferraris sell for record-breaking millions in Northamptonshire

1991 Ferrari Testarossa sold for �202,500 with luggage set
1991 Ferrari Testarossa sold for �202,500 with luggage set

A Northamptonshire auctioneer has broken world records with the sale of four high-end cars, including two Ferraris.

Jonathan Humbert, of J P Humbert Auctioneers based in Towcester, generated £3.5 million with the sales during the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro event over the weekend.

He broke four world records on a selection of the vehicles, which included a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa with a five-piece Ferrari luggage set and a 1999 Ferrari 456M. Both generated thousands above their lowest bid.

Mr Jonathan Humbert commented: “The bidding was very bullish both in the room, on the telephones and online and I’m delighted with the result.

“It’s very satisfying to have four world records under my hammer in one weekend alone.”

The Testarossa sold for £202,500, £72,500 over its lower estimate, and the rare 456M sold for £118,125.

A rare 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ fetched another world record price of £84.938 for the model, more than £30,000 over its lower estimate, and a collection of historic motorcycles, including a 1965 Triumph ‘Thruxton’ Bonneville, brought in a further £21,938.