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Middle East sheik's car collection boosts H&H Classics last sale of 2016 to £2M
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith HJ Mulliner.

DROITWICH SPA.- The end of year sale by H&H Classics at Chateau Impney in the Midlands today (Dec 7th) was nothing short of pre-Christmas garage sale with a fabulous collection of luxury cars on offer seized from a Middle Eastern sheikh following a financial dispute.

The collection of exceptionally low mileage Ferrari, Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars came to auction with H&H following a High Court ruling against the unnamed former owner. Estimates on the cars were attractive and as a result there was huge interest. The hammer price total (without buyers premium) for the sheik’s cars was 782,000. The 90 strong car sale made a total of 2m.

Damian Jones, Head of Sales at H&H Classics said: “The sale today provided a chance to acquire some stunning cars with incredibly low odometer readings which have been kept garaged in some of London’s best postcodes. The Porsche Cayenne S comes with a handwritten log detailing its valeting schedule, while the Mercedes-Benz Viano is unusually well specified for a people carrier”.

The sale was something of a Christmas treat with a great selection of cars, any of which would make one’s day if it came gift-wrapped.

The sale included an intriguing 1952 Bentley R-Type Straight 8 Special, the same model as one loaned to Prince Phillip, some decades ago, which he did not want to give back. It sold for 64,410.

But it was the opportunity to acquire one or more of the personal private collection of the Middle Eastern sheik’s classic modern classic car collection, stunning high-end examples of marque leaders in eye-catching livery, that really set the room alight.

• A 2012 Bentley Continental GTC with just 500 recorded miles sold for 95,760.
• A 2006 Bentley Arnage RL with 4,900 recorded miles sold for 52,192.
• A 2012 Bentley Mulsanne with 2,300 recorded miles sold for 95,760.
• A 2011 Bentley Contintental Flying Spur with 11,000 recorded miles sold for 52,827.
• 2012 Ferrari California – 500 recorded miles, sold for 126,560.
• 2012 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider – 400 recorded miles, sold for 142,800.
• 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom – 5,100 recorded miles, sold for 99,680.
• A 1987 Desande Caprice , estimated at 10,000 to 15,000 sold for 23,520.

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