September 2020 - Our best month ever

A record month of growth, with some major milestones and exciting cars passing through the site.

September 2020 - Our best month ever

Collecting Cars hit several major milestones during the last calendar month. Topping this list of achievements was the sale of the most expensive car ever sold on the site, with a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona achieving a sale price of £444,000. The impeccable, low mileage, iconic Ferrari sold on the 20th September to set a new site record. 

Competing in the exclusivity stakes was Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Edition number 001. Refinished by McLaren’s MSO department the SLR sold with a winning bid of £405,000. Also included in the incredible list of vehicles sold in September were three of only 100 UK-market Aston Martin Cygnets, a Ferrari 550 Maranello previously owned by former Top Gear and now Amazon star Richard Hammond and a stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe, which sold for an incredible £320,000. Given these headline sales numbers it’s no surprise that in September Collecting Cars celebrated its first £1 million day, with the entire month delivering £5.83 million of sales.

It wasn’t just customer sales that achieved amazing numbers for Collecting Cars in September. The platform raised over £80,000 for charity with a number of auctions in partnership with V Management’s Veloce fundraising effort. In just three years the Veloce charity track day at Goodwood has had a huge impact – raising over £140,000 in 2019. Veloce supports Hope for Tomorrow, which supplies mobile cancer care units to NHS Trusts and the Halow Project, supporting young people with a learning disability. The incredible charity lots offered were pulled together thanks to Veloce’s sponsors along with Derek Bell, Damon Hill, Ross Brawn, Richard Attwood, Mario Franchitti and other fantastic drivers and supporters.

As the platform continues to go from strength to strength, attracting new consignments every day and most recently having Chris Harris kick off the search for a dedicated YouTube presenter, founder Edward Lovett comments: “It has been an incredible month, and exciting to see how much Collecting Cars continues to grow. We have had an amazing array of cars sold on the platform in the last month, from hot hatch heroes like the 205 GTI through to that stunning, record-setting Ferrari Daytona. We’re looking forward to even more headlines over the next few months as we continue to grow our audience of both buyers and sellers.

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