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Historics auctions notable sales during 2012

625194_69861his-bAuction house Historics, famous for its sales and purchases of sport, classic cars as also assorted motoring memorabilia has had a brilliant year. During the year 2012, the auctioneer generated income of over £1,687,624 with sales of its vehicles. Vehicles and memorabilia included ‘The Queens land Rover’ and a state carriage which belonged to the Maharaja of Mysore. These lots went under the hammer for a price of £28,380 and £78,400 respectively.

Apart from these pieces of history, Historics auctioned off a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 and a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 for £287,528 and £133,576 respectively. Six of the eight Porsche cars held by the auction house were found new homes during the auction period. Jaguar too was represented by a 1952 XK120 Roadster and 1958 XK150 fixedhead coupé which were bought by the same buyer for £60,000 and £ 44,800 respectively Mercedes Benz vehicles too were sold for prices which were just and reasonable considering the line up of vehicles. A 1973 Panther J72 was the star and saw some enthusiastic bidding which was carried out on phone and in the room. It was finally sold to a buyer for £15,120.

Other vehicles included a ford Mustang, Jensen Interceptor, Austin Healey, Ford model T speedster, Studebaker Avanti and Nash Airflyte Statesman Super among others. With year end coming closer, Historics was pleased to announce that 233 vehicles were sold for a price of £5.5 million. 2013 will hope to be a great year for the auction house as it plans to host four auction events on 9th March, 1st June, 31st August and 23rd November.


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Nabanita Singha Roy

Nabanita Singha Roy

Love for a red car has with experience transformed to a detailed outlook for around the clock news from Nabanita Singha Roy. Starting out as auto blogger in 2009, her inextricable editorial approach guarantees diverse storylines for a widely enthusiastic automotive readership.

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