A rare Bentley was just one of the cars that was sold at a Barons Auctioneers event, which was the second most successful in its 12-year history.
The October 26 sale at Sandown Park, Surrey saw 37 vehicles sold for a total of £544,000.
Some of the models that were put under the hammer included a 1968 Lancia Flavia Coupe, 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Sedan and 2000 Rover Mini Cooper.
The show-stopper, however, was a 1963 Bentley Continental 2 Door Coupe by Mulliner, which fetched an astonishing £159,000.
The new owner of the Bentley, which is one of only 11 built, and eight with right-hand drive, might want to opt for classic car insurance to keep the vintage vehicle running for many years to come.
Laurence Sayers-Gillan, managing director, Barons, said: "This was an excellent result and was not only significant for the sale of the Bentley.
"We now look forward to our popular annual Yuletide Classic sale at Sandown Park on December 7th. This is already looking good with some very tasty consignments, including a lovely SSI Tourer, an Aston Martin DBS 6 with ZF manual box, a rare Lotus Cortina SE MKI and other interesting motor cars."
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