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Silverstone Auctions at The Classic

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Circuit will this year showcase a wide variety of classic cars and bikes as well as some charity lots – if you fancy owning a pair of Lewis Hamilton or Bottas Meercedes F1 racing gloves!

Here are our favourite pick of the listings!

1976 Porsche 911 3.0 Rally Car 

An obvious tick in the box for us, because we love adventure. And this looks like exceptional value for adventure!  A 911 UK supplied RHD example manufactured on 03/02/1976 – Matching-numbers – Transformed into a rally car in 1984 and successfully rallied in Group B European events – Numerous Works parts utilised, seam welded shell, oil cooler in rear whale tail, adjustable front anti-roll bars, Works torsion bars, quick rack and light pod. As well as RSR front Bilstein struts, bag tank, torsion bars (2 x 7×16), Fuchs alloy wheels. All painted in Rothmans livery read for action!   estimated  £60,000

1925 – Bentley 3.0 Vanden-Plas Tourer

Once again, we hear time and time again, that 3.0 litre saloons are the basis of a great car in the making, tune it up for racing or spend the money once with William Medcalf to get it bomb proof and take off around the world. It won’t miss a beat. 3-Litre, 15.9HP, four-seat tourer on offer here was built in April 1925 on a ‘Standard Long’ chassis (#1079).Powered by ‘No.1075’, a 2,996cc SOHC, 4-valve, inline 4-cylinder engine with 2 SU ‘Sloper’ Carburettors which offered circa 70bhp. Clothed from new by HJ Mulliner with their ‘Allweather’ bodywork and finished in ‘Grey and Black’. First registered on 9/05/1925 to Guy Dutton. Transferred to Brooklands Aviation at Sywell Aerodrome on 11/05/1935 where it was converted to a Fire Tender. Between October 1987 and July 1989, HP 2667 was totally restored and re-bodied in the style of a 1925 Vanden Plas Tourer. Offered with no reserve!

1993 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo S ‘Leichtbau’

Another great Porsche going under the hammer is this 1993 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo S ‘Leichtbau’. Finished in Polar Silver, this Porsche is enhanced by beautifully polished 18” Speedline alloys with Purple wheel centres and Gold callipers. This is one of only 11 supplied by Porsche Cars GB, one of only 86 in total and amazingly is showing 45 miles from new. This stunning UK right-hand drive car is an extremely important car and Silverstone Auctions will make every effort to accommodate interested parties for a private viewing. Estimated: £950,000 – £1,100,000.

1955 Austin Healey 100M FIA Spec 

Once again we go for value for fun, and adventure. We are possibly biased but the Healey 100M is super light and ever so easy to drive, it is also highly eligible for many many long distance and top historic endurance events.  We have raced alongside this one many many times, it was built by Jeremy Welch, and highly maintained, campaigned successfully by Tarek Mahmoud in the past and barely been used much since. FIA compliant with up to date papers. This is your ticket to race! Estimated around £80,000 – £90,000

1972 Porsche 911T 2.4

I rather like this delightful Ivory 72, 911 with a Claret and Cream interior. This one ‘apparently’ is a superbly restored 2.4-litre with an immaculate engine bay and such low mileage at 632 miles. This classic 911 is simply delightful and could be a contender at a club-level Concours event. The paperwork for this car lists five owners and has been owned by the same person twice. This is a very desirable, early 2.4T and Silverstone Auctions have guided this car at  £90,000 – £100,000.

1967 Triumph T120 Bonneville

Amongst the classic bike listings, this one jumps out as the favourite. Having recently sold my T100SS I have vowed never to buy another classic with first riding it. Which makes buying at Auction quite tricky. Whilst the engine and everything reports to be fully working this one was restored some 9 years ago. So it maybe needs a little extra love.  But if you are handy around electrics and a kick-start this should be no sweat to keep sweet. A pre-67 is eligible for the Milano Taranto, and many other Classic bike events. They are known for a little vibration, so don’t be surprised if your teeth fall out. But everything can be sorted, if not you can always pop it in the next bike auction!  Estimated: £7,500 – £8,500

Silverstone Auctions classic and competition car sale is taking place on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August with their dedicated motorcycle sale on Friday 30th July at The Classic where you can view the full lot list here.

Silverstone Auctions will close their catalogue on Monday 12th July. If you are interested in submitting an entry, the auction house are inviting you to join their fabulous lot list for the sale. To talk to a member of their expert team, you can email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com or contact them on 01926 691141.

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