Silverstone Auctions puts World Record rare Saab under the hammer for Harrison's Fund
01 Aug 2017
A 1972 Saab 96 V/4 was auctioned off at Silverstone Auctions this weekend,
raising more than £11,000 for Harrison's Fund!
This HDF 918L model is probably the most famous Saab 96 in the world- having been partially dismantled some years ago in preparation for a restoration that was never completed due to the owner Chris becoming seriously ill. It was rescued by restorer and broadcaster Ant Anstead for Channel 4's 'For the Love of Cars' in 2015. The work was undertaken by Ant and the team at restoration specialists MRH however sadly the owner Chris passed away of cancer before restorations were completed.
A new buyer, Asif Ansari, paid a world record price for the model and made an emotional promise to Chris' family to auction the car for a cancer charity. Asif donated the car to benefit the Brain Tumour Research Trust and immediately bought it back for £15,000, an incredible gesture.
Silverstone Auctions took on selling this very special vehicle, with Asif generously donating 100% of the proceeds to benefit Harrison's Fund.
Massive thanks goes out to Silverstone Auctions, Asif Ansari, Ant Anstead and Mike Brewer for making this happen.
Photo: Alex, William and Harrison with 'Wheeler Dealer' Mike Brewer at the Silverstone Auctions.
To read more about the history of this classic Saab and the restoration project please click here.
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