A former Grand Prix car has fetched £286,000 at an auction and was bought by a collector from Europe who plans to bring it back to its full glory.
In a lot consisting of many competition cars, the Lotus 72 set the record for auction house H&H which described it as "one of the prettiest Grand Prix cars of all time".
Also on offer was a 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost which went for £78,100, while a 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster was sold for £32,450.
The bidders were not just after cars either; some lots contained motorsport memorabilia which also fetched thousands.
An oil-on-canvas portrait of Ayrton Senna by Craig Warwick was sold for £5,625, while an album of motor racing programmes and photos made £731.
H&H Classic Auctions claim to be the largest specialist house of historic motor cars on the continent.