UPDATE 2 August 2011: Now that the auctioner has published their results it appears that the car did not make 40,000 but 36,000 pounds. The seller wrote to me to explain: "The hammer price was £36,000. You then add 10% commission to that - £39,600. Then you add in VAT of 20% on that commission, giving a total of £40,320. I earned £40,000 for my car. The man ended up paying well over £41,000 when you factor in transport costs etc."
The Deep Sanderson 301 races towards a healthy price
Picture courtesy Andrew Wright