Supercars each fetch more than R1m

FEBRUARY proved to be a great month for supercars, with five models joining Aucor's super league by each fetching over the R1million threshold at its supercar auction last Saturday.

FEBRUARY proved to be a great month for supercars, with five models joining Aucor's super league by each fetching over the R1million threshold at its supercar auction last Saturday.

Topping the magic million-rand mark were:

l A 2006 Bentley Continental GT - R1,4million;

l A 2008 Bentley Continental GT - R1,2million;

l A 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spider - R1,75million;

l A 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo E-Gear - R1,2million; and

l A 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - R1,3million.

"With late clearances, we had over 130 lots on auction and we had a fantastic day with keen bidding from a number of buyers," Aucor MD Shannon Winterstein said.

Continuing with supercars, a 2004 Porsche GT3 was sold for R650000, while a 2007 Maserati Gransport V8 attracted a purchase price of R500000.

SUVs featured well, with a 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S going for R675000, a 2007 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI selling for R300000 and a Toyota Landcruiser Prado VX 4x4 going for R280000. A 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 8 6.1l Hemi attracted a price of R250000 and one of the deals of the day was for a low-mileage 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4matic, which was knocked down for R425000. Other excellent deals were had on a 2008 Audi Q7 4.2 Quattro Auto, which fetched R375000 and R160000 for a 2008 Toyota Hilux 2.7 VVTi Double Cab 4x2.

"Our supercar auctions continue to attract buyers who can choose from a selection of stunning cars, unlike any other seen under one roof," Winterstein said.

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