An extremely rare 1920’s sports car was one of two classic motors to achieve £75,000 at an Isle of Man auction last week.
The 1927 Arab Super Sport attracted a great deal of attention due to its rarity as it’s believed to be one of only two existing models in the world.
The vintage vehicle has been owned by an Isle of Man resident for the past 18 years until it was sold at auction at Mount Murray last Friday.
The Arab Super Sport was thought to have been manufactured in Hertfordshire in the 1920’s and boasts a 2 litre 4 cylinder engine which is capable of reaching speeds of up to 90mph.
The auctioneer at Mount Murray placed a guide price of £80,000 on the classic car, although he conceded it was difficult to a gauge a selling price on the vehicle due to its rarity.
The other classic sports car to achieve a staggering £75,000 price at auction was a Riley Brooklands, while a 1936 Railton Fairmile vehicle was sold for £37,000 at the motor auction.
The rare Arab Super Sport attracted bidders from across Europe, including Germany and Finland. A number of interested parties from across the UK also made the trip to the Isle of Man to bid on the vintage sports car. In the end, the 1920’s ride was sold to a UK bidder.