The result shows that a circa-$1.6 million discount was applied to the guide price attached to the 42-hectare property when it hit the market 20 months ago.
But it also represents an impressive medium-term capital gain for the Nashes, who paid $5.1 million for Delamere Farm in 2010 from prominent Frankston car dealer Gary Lechte who had held it for almost 20 years.
Many belongings the Nashes kept at the house – including Australian art, antique furniture (including a 1900s Allcock & Co blackwood billiard table), sculptures, Persian rugs and jewellery – were auctioned at an event a few months ago.
Delamere Farm includes a 1934 mansion with six bedrooms, a tennis court, walking track, ornamental lake and several established garden spaces, including one containing a 130-year old English Oak.
Outbuildings include two self-contained guest accommodation units – each with two-bedrooms, numerous sheds and garages (including a 2000 square metre one, recently built, capable of storing eight cars).
Nash and another racing veteran, Rusty French, paid a speculated $8 million in 2013 for the Ford Performance Vehicles supercar team (and an offshoot, Tickford).
Between 2009 and 2014 French was trying to sell a clifftop Mt Eliza property, Springfield, for more than $7 million. French famously enclosed Springfield’s tennis court to create a 15-car showroom and four-car garage.