Supercars and luxury vehicles often outperformed valuation expectations to feature strongly among the most impressive performers at auction during 2017, according to BCA.
The remarketing specialist sold a range of vehicles from the luxury and supercar sectors for over £100,000 last year and generated strong interest from online bidders for the big money investments.
BCA reported that around 65% of these high-value cars were purchased by Live Online bidders, with the balance being brought by in-lane buyers, as the vehicles' sold price often outperformed price guide expectations by up to 18%.
The highest prices achieved at BCA auctions in 2017 are:
- 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago Superveloce: £245,000.
- 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Saloon: £210,000.
- 2016 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder: £176,000
- 2013-registered Ferrari 458 Spyder F1 Roadster: £159,500
- 2014 64 Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) PDK at 8,000 miles: £126,500
The biggest selling model over £100,000 was the Audi R8 610 Quattro Plus S-T, with 20 examples sold for a top value of £111,000.
BCA’s UK remarketing managing director, Stuart Pearson, said: “The luxury and supercar sectors require specialist remarketing techniques and a well-informed buyer base, who are prepared to invest the often significant sums these vehicles command.
“This data showed BCA experienced high demand across these high-value sectors with exceptional interest for some of the rarer supercars, that attracted buyers from all over the UK and Europe.
"It also underlines that there is plenty of confidence from our buyers to purchase these ‘top end’ vehicles.”