THIS year has already seen a number of high profile classic cars achieve record figures in both auctions and private sales. One of the highlights was definitely the sale in Paris last month of a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti for a record €32,075,200.In spite of some headline grabbing sales, the overall classic car market is actually down slightly. February saw the Historic Automobile Group Index (Hagi) Top 50 decline by 0.32% month on month. It added to a decline for 2016 so far of 2.81%.While the year might not have started as spectacularly for the market as previous years, the 12-month index is still showing positive growth of 11.81% while the three-year figure is 75.52%.Once again the highest appreciating model is the Mercedes 300SL roadster (W198 II) which boasts an overall index weight of 6.7%. It is closely followed by the Ferrari 250GT short wheelbase coupe. The Ferrari F40 completes the top three with the McLaren F1 in fourth. The Ferrari 246 Dino, a vehicle we are watching ...

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