Top prices for rare

Land Rovers

Land Rover Series One Station Wagon with coachwork by Tickford, 1950
Land Rover Series One, 1948
 Lamborghini Diablo SV, 1999
Aston Martin V8 Series III, 1978

THREE classic Land Rovers have sold for a total of more than £100,000 at auction only weeks after the company stopped production of the legendary Defender.

The vehicles went under the hammer at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show at the NEC in Birmingham, only a stone's throw from the Land Rover factory in Lode Lane, Solihull.

In the sale, staged by Silverstone Auctions, one of the earliest Land Rovers to be built, a 1948 Series One bearing the chassis number 149, sold for £47,250, more than £20,000 over its lower estimate and the highest price for a Series One in recent years.

One of the last Defenders - a 2016 110 Heritage Edition and one of only 400 made - went from £42,188 and a rare 1950 Series One Station Wagon with coachwork by Tickford, sold for £38,250, a world record price.

Other vehicles which fetched top prices at the sale included a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV, the last Lamborghini produced before Volkswagen took ownership of the company, which sold for £174,375 while a 1973 Ford Capri RS 3100 sold for £49,500, nearly £10,000 over its lower estimate.

An original right-hand drive, 1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III offered as a non-running project, went for £47,250.

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