A super-tidy Ferrari Daytona, the star lot of the day, needed to do well. Fetching a correct £176,000 in front of a slightly smaller crowd than usual, it's safe to say it did. With the expected 9-inch rear wheels, this 1970 car was very original and well kept, with a change to a Plexiglas-type front early in its life and just two owners in 40 years; it sold on the phone against a previous commission bid.
The biggest margin of the day was the £148,500 paid for the 1930 Lagonda 2-litre Supercharged Tourer - £48,500 over top estimate. This had been the Olympia Motor Show car, which subsequently racked up a good competition history, but it sported a non-original blower as well as a T2 Tourer body constructed in 1988.