Photo: Bonhams 1793
A 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost — nicknamed the “Corgi” after a toy that was modelled after the car — made a big splash over the weekend at a British auction house, selling for nearly $7.1 million to an anonymous buyer and breaking the record for the most expensive Rolls Royce ever sold at auction, according to The Telegraph. The Telegraph reports that the “Corgi” attracted quite a crowd at the Bonhams 1793 auction house. Onlookers reportedly looked on in hushed astonishment as two dedicated bidders went back and forth placing offers in 100,000 euro increments. When the final price was set, spectators erupted in celebration, The Telegraph says.
Auction records are being set quickly and furiously. Last week we reported that a 1932 Bentley 4 ½ Litre Supercharged ‘Blower’ sold for nearly $7 million at another English auction, making it the most expensive Bentley ever sold at auction.
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