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Thruxton Bonneville sets Silverstone auction record

Silverstone Auctions claims a world record for type, selling a 1965 650 Triumph Thruxton Bonneville for £21,938 including premium (top estimate £18,000) at Race Retro, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, on Sunday 22 February 2015. It is number nine of only 52 examples built, reports Silverstone.

Also sold was a 1980 900 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica at £16,875 (top estimate £16,000). The third motorcycle offered, a 1975 900 BMW R90S (estimate £11,000-£12,000), did not find a buyer.

Silverstone reports a total take of £3.62m at this classic car sale and claims five world auction records. “Our first auction of the year was a resounding success achieving a sales rate of 78 per cent,” said a spokesman. Sporty Ford saloons and Italian classics did particularly well.

Next sale: Restoration Show, NEC, Birmingham 28 March.

Contact: 01926 691141 [email protected]

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