Remarketer Manheim has held what it claims to be the first vehicle auction at sea in No Man’s Fort in the Solent.
No Man’s Fort is among a group of sea based structures, known as the Solent Forts, built in the 1860s as a means of defending a feared French invasion – though No Man’s Ford was only completed in after such as threat had passed following the Franco-Prussian of 1870.
Despite this, the Fort’s themselves were only decommissioned after World War Two, since when it has been continued to serve a number of purposes under a variety of owners.
In 2012 it was purchased by its current owner, the AmaZing Venues company, and converted into a luxury hotel and function venue.
Paul Drake, Remarketing Manager for Citroën UK, said: “There are some things in life you never forget and this truly has to be one of them. Not only was the auction itself a huge success, but it was one of, if not the best event to which I have ever invited our dealers. It was an incredible experience and I’m not sure how we will ever top it!”