Rolls-Royce, Bentley collection sells-out at $468,500

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2015-06-26 13:28:56

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Rolls-Royce, Bentley collection sells-out at $468,500

A collection of "barn-find" Rolls-Royces and Bentleys sold at the Imperial War Museum

A collection of 13 Bentley and Rolls-Royce models was 100% sold in H&H Classics' October 16 auction at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK.

Rolls-Royce Phantom II 1933The 1933 Phantomwas bought direct from the stand at the 1933 Olympia Motor Show

The collection has languished in a garage for decades before being brought to auction. In various states of repair, the cars sold for more than 290,000 ($468,684).

Leading bids was a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Touring Saloon, whichmade 62,720 ($101,365). It was estimated at 20,000-30,000, realising a 109% increase on estimate.

Original condition cars are highly valued by collectors as worthy restoration projects. In October, Bonhams held its Preserving the Automobile auction, showcasing largely original and unrestored cars, while the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction featured hundreds of rare Chevrolet models that had never been driven.

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