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Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer makes £230k selling five classic used cars at auction

  • Wheeler Dealer star sold five models from his personal collection at classic car auction
  • All used cars were sold at the sale at the Classic Car Show this weekend
  • Lotus Cortina was the star for Brewer making £8k more than its estimate

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Wheeler Dealer star Mike Brewer made nearly a quarter of a million pounds from selling part of his collection of classic used cars.

The TV star entered five used cars into the Silverstone Auctions sale at the Classic Car Show this weekend and all were sold.

Brewer’s five cars achieved a total hammer price of £230,062 at the auction.


The biggest return for the Dream Car host was for his 1966 Lotus Cortina MK1. 

The fully restored model sold for £63,000, well above the estimated £55k.

A special Mini Cooper 1275 S from 1967 – a car regularly used by John Cooper himself and discovered by Brewer after 40 years in the States – sold for a staggering £54,000.

Brewer’s Citroen SM from 1972 sold for £41,062 – under the £45k estimate. 


Mike Brewer Ferrari 360 Spider

That car will soon make an appearance on the Grand Tour when Jeremy Clarkson takes the classic for a spin.

A 2002 Ferrari 360 Spider in TDF blue was sold for £56,250 and a 1961 Austin Seven Mini exported to California in the 1980s and repatriated by Brewer sold for £15,750.

Before the sale, Brewer said: ‘I am sad to see these cars go, but it was time for a change.

‘I want to consolidate my collection. Each car has its own unique story, and they all deserve a new home.’

Brewer recently appeared on the Car Dealer Podcast where he gave his opinions on the used car industry and Tesla.

Brewer will also be hosting the Car Dealer Used Car Awards two weeks today at The Brewery in central London.

The event, which is sold out, will see 30 awards handed out to the very best in the used car industry.

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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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