£10 MILLION MARCH FOR COLLECTING CARS

Another record month of growth for Collecting Cars as the platform sells over 300 iconic, sporting and collectible cars.

£10 MILLION MARCH FOR COLLECTING CARS

RECORD SALES

Having firmly established itself as the leading specialist online auction in 2020, Collecting Cars continues to grow at a significant pace, with March 2021 seeing the platform exceed the £10 million monthly sales total for the first time.

The platform sold 311 lots in March, which included a wide range of iconic, sporting, and collectible cars - and no fewer than 42 Porsches.

PORSCHE CLUB GB

Speaking of Porsches, we are extremely proud of our status as official auction partner for Porsche Club GB, and flat-six fans had plenty to be excited about on Collecting Cars in March. There really was something for everyone, from a well-maintained 986 Boxster 2.7 receiving a winning bid of £3,950, through to a 2016 Porsche 911 R with just 327 miles on the odometer selling for £375,000.

Other Porsche icons included a 911 Carrera 3.2 Club Sport - the third example that Collecting Cars has sold, from a production run of just 53 UK cars - with a winning bid of £129,000, and a 1971 911 S 2.2 with one of the most fastidious restorations we’ve ever seen, which was off to a new home at £166,000. The jaw-dropping 993 Turbo-based Gemballa GTR 600, an incredible custom supercar with the appearance of an RSR-style Le Mans GT2 competitor, was sold with a winning bid of £185,000.

And perhaps fittingly, to mark a ‘turbocharged’ month for the platform, five different generations of the 911 Turbo were also sold on Collecting Cars in March, including two 930s, a rare 964 Turbo 3.6, an Arena Red 993, a usable Tiptronic 996 for £21,500, and a beautifully specified 992 Turbo S.

RARE BREEDS

The Collecting Cars team loves a lesser-seen classic, and March had plenty of those in store for us. The highlight was perhaps the 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 - one of just 224 ever built - and in this case the subject of an exceptional body restoration by the renowned Bobileff Motorcar Company. It was sold to a new owner for £370,000. Built just five years after this Lamborghini, but looking incredibly futuristic for 1971, a Mazda Cosmo Series II (one of 833) sold on the platform in March for £55,000.

Among the more contemporary rare breeds sold last month was an E30-era BMW M3 Sport Evolution, one of just 600 homologation specials and an original UK-supplied car, with a winning bid of £100,000. Collecting Cars also set a new record price in March, when a one-of-150 Land Rover Rover Defender 90 Works V8 70th Edition sold for £146,000.

NEW HORIZONS

Underscoring Collecting Cars’ global presence was the fact that last month’s sales included cars from Australia, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Hong Kong, and of course the UK.

The platform is rapidly approaching the £75 million total sales milestone, and the team has set its sights firmly on expanding to new markets and chasing new opportunities. We are set to open up a Collecting Cars base in Los Angeles, joining Sydney, Munich and our London HQ - though the platform has been selling to international bidders since 2019.

Our team is focused on working hard to deliver the best possible service to buyers and sellers alike, not to mention producing great content for our rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts and more than 150,000 followers on our social media channels. We will be bringing more incredible cars to the platform throughout April, so stay tuned!


Edward Lovett, Founder & CEO

More Stories

Protecting and preserving an icon - 1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE

Protecting and preserving an icon - 1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE

Life after one Jaguar's brush with the law.

Read More
THE TRACK EDITION COLLECTION: LIVE FOR BIDS

THE TRACK EDITION COLLECTION: LIVE FOR BIDS

A remarkable set of circuit-ready performance cars in pristine condition.

Read More
THE BEST PLACE TO SELL YOUR SUPERCAR

THE BEST PLACE TO SELL YOUR SUPERCAR

One of the things that often surprises sellers when discussing a consignment with Collecting Cars is that the buyer’s premium is capped.

Read More