Classic Bentley sells at auction for over £5 million

The Birkin Bentley Credit: Press Association

A classic Bentley has been sold for over £5 million.

The red single-seater racing car, known as a Birkin Bentley, broke the record for the highest price for a car sold at auction.

Once capable of reaching 137mph, it fetched £5,042,000 at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale.

The vehicle was part of a record-breaking auction Credit: Press Association

The next highest price was for a 1912 Rolls-Royce known as The Corgi.

The Silver Ghost Double Pullman Limousine fetched £4.7 million.

The Corgi, which fetched fetched £4.7 million Credit: Press Association

The car sale raised £22 million in seven hours.

The cars were sold at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale Credit: Press Association