Goodwood Revival: £4.6 million Porsche 550 and unusual auction sales
This record breaking Porsche 550RS Spyder went for an eye-watering £4.6 million

Pictured Above: The Porsche 550 RS was the most expensive car to sell at the Revival auction

At the Goodwood Revival this year, everyone was paying attention to one auction in particular. This record breaking Porsche 550RS Spyder went for an eye-watering £4.6 million including buyers premium.

It was a new record for Porsche 550s, so it's understandable that it attracted everyone's attention. But while it was doing so, there were several other lots which sold that were arguably more eye-catching. 

It was a record breaking auction, the most expensive Porsche 550 ever sold, so understandably it caught attention. But aside from the Porsche, there were some other, less beautiful but just as eye catching and much more strange vehicles to go under the hammer. Including an armored car, a special custom Land Rover, a vintage motor home, an amphibious vehicle and a Military-class Porsche off-roader.

1957 Porsche 597 'Jagdwagen' Sale price: £175,100 inc. premium

1957 Porsche 597 'Jagdwagen' Sale price: £175,100 inc. premium

A proposition in response to a request from the German army, the 597, orJagdwagen ("hunting car") wasnt chosen by the army, who instead favored the DKW Munga. Without the army's support, only 71 were built, of which 49 were bought up by civilians.

In true Porsche style, the Jagdwagen had its Porsche 356 flat four engine in the rear. 1.6 models were later released, which could reach a 62mph... on the flat.

1945 DUKW 6x6 Sale price: £68,700 inc. premium

1945 DUKW 6x6  Sale price: £68,700 inc. premium

Originally military vehicles, these refurbished DUKW's are now quite common providers of amphibious land and sea tours in many cities across the world. What many people don't know is that they actually played a large role in several conflicts.

This DUKW 6x6 in particular, is the last DUKW to be retired from its service, and was bought up directly by the Ministry of Defence, having served for more than 60 years. It now has a 5.9 litre Cummins engine in place of its GMC Diesel.

1978 Land Rover Series III 109in Ceremonial Sale price: £44,850 inc. premium

1978 Land Rover Series III 109in Ceremonial   Sale price: £44,850 inc. premium

This Land Rover, of the sort commonly used by the Royal Family in the past, was last used officially in November 2012, for the lord Mayor of London's Parade, where it was used as transport for the Pageant Master.

This was a completely original example of the 109in Land Rover, with just 2,201 miles on the clock. It featured an open tail for VIP's, and a small box for issuing commands such as proceed, slow, stop etc. to the driver.

1955 Daimler Ferret Mk2/4 Sale price: £19,550 inc. premium

1955 Daimler Ferret Mk2/4   Sale price: £19,550 inc. premium

First entering service in 1952, the Ferret had a long life with the armed force's fleet; This particular Ferret fought in the early 90's, in the Gulf War, as well as 10 years in Northern Ireland, where, as it's previous owner joked, it was "undoubtedly shot at a lot".

Powered by a 129bhp Rolls-Royce petrol engine, the Ferret is good for a mighty 60mph. This one carried a Browning M1919 fully-auto machine gun. It also featured some slight less deadly accessories, such as a cooker and unopened first-aid kit.

1936 Pontiac Six 4.0-Litre Motorhome

1936 Pontiac Six 4.0-Litre Motorhome Simon Clay

And finally, something with less camouflage and armour and more elaborate woodwork. Built by coachbuilder Russell's of Bexhill, which supplied the elegant wooden body, and the Pontiac base it sat on. The original owner used it to travel Southern England, and also even had classic photo albums showcasing their travels.

The Pontiac was raised on blocks in 1940 and preserved with oil tipped into the cylinder bores, where it stayed until 1991, with the owner's wife turning the engine over every few months until she passed away. It was sold on in 1992, and preserved in a purpose-built showroom, until it was sold on again at this years' Revival.

Preserved with oil tipped into the cylinder bores after it was raised on blocks in 1940, where it lived until 1991. The engine was turned over every few moths until the owners wife passed away. In 1992 it was sold on, and preserved in a specially-built showroom, until this years revival where it was sold again.

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