The most valuable car auction has become a classic Jaguar D-Type 1955. The car was sold for 21,780,000 dollars (about 1 billion 392 million rubles). "Jaguar" became the most expensive British car ever sold at auction.
According to estimates of the auction house, the final price should be between 20 to 25 million dollars. Sold D-Type became the fourth British car, the cost of which exceeded $ 10 million. Jaguar chassis numbered 501 XKD improved the previous record of a British car sales in the $ 7 million – in December 2015 in New York, went under the hammer Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato in 1962 for 14.3 million dollars.
Another record was the very first instance of the Shelby Cobra 1962 (CSX2000 chassis number), for which managed to get 13.75 million dollars (about 879 million rubles). This is a new auction record for an American car. Prior to this, the largest amount was paid in August 2012 for the Ford GT40 Gulf / Mirage. For a classic sports car "Ford" then gave 11 million dollars.
The third most expensive lot of the auction was the representative of the Italian automobile industry. Ferrari 750 Monza Spider 1955 was sold for a record amount for this model – 5.22 million dollars (335 million rubles).
Earlier portal "autoND" reported another record retro car sales.