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Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Sale Preview

Silverstone Auction is gearing up for its ONLINE only Auction next weekend – sadly Race Retro is not been allowed, but the sale goes on. They are offering invitations to view cars on a virtual basis, or the opportunity to ‘send an expert’ to appraise the car.

We love this sale, as there are always some interesting competition cars available and here are our favourites:

1989 FIA Lister-Chevrolet ‘Knobbly’ Sanction II ‘Centenary’ Sports Racer.  If my numbers came up on the big lottery, this is one car, I would love to have a blast in before my racing days are over. It’s one of the big boys of all major 50s historic racing grids, albeit this one was created in 1989 and not in the 50s. It does however, have the relevant FIA papers, and a 5.3 litre mighty Chevrolet under the bonnet to give you that amazing sound track. It has a proven race history and should be ready to turn a wheel in anger once again!  Estimated £225,000 – £265,000

1964 Ford Falcon FIA Race Car offered directly from Rowan Atkinson.  If you fancy something a bit more challenging, then this distinctive FIA-spec Falcon is eligible for the Masters, HSCC, HRDC and all pre-’65 FIA Series in Europe.  Guide price: £55,000 – £65,000

1961 Austin Healey Sebring Sprite race car – What a great little all rounder this looks, it has lots of recent upgrades and would be perfect for sprints, hillclimbs, HERO style rallies or even a bit circuit racing with Equipe. If lockdown has made you decide to get out there and live a bit more, this would be the perfect entry level ready to roll racer.  Lightweight, easy to store, easy to move about and won’t cost the earth. Racing is all about value for fun and this is great value for what will be enormous amounts of fun! Guide price £22,000 – £26,000

1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk Racecar – This is a car we know well, as we raced alongside it in the St Mary’s Trophy at Goodwood in 2019. It was built by Patrick Watts Racing to their normal high standards and fitted with a mildly tuned, 350ci Chevy engine from Daytona Design in Florida, a Borg-Warner T10 gearbox and a Dana 44 rear axle, a fairly bullet-proof combination that shouldn’t need touching for many races. Offering you a unique racer, hardly used, and eligible for any European pre-60 Saloon Car Racing series. Guide Price: £44,000 – £55,000

1975 Porsche 911 Carrera MFI Safari Rally Car –  Everyone knows I am a sucker for a Porsche 911 and I do love the bold colours of this one, a 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe, converted in to a rally car in the early 1990s prepared by Tuthills Porsche, it has some great rally history and with the new ‘Classic’ class opened in the Dakar this would be my weapon of choice. – No-one could say they didn’t see you coming with this livery! But how many pink Porsches can one own?  – Guide price £150,000 – £175,000


The bidding all happens online over the weekend of March 27 and 28th. From 10 am for Automobile and 1pm Competition Cars, 2pm Classics Click here to register

How to preview:

Silverstone Auctions are offering dedicated, one-to-one, virtual viewing of cars of interest to you from now through to the 26th March. Viewing the cars in person is permitted to specialists who have been instructed to inspect vehicles of interest on your behalf and members of the trade. Bookings are arranged by appointment and this should be made by calling 01926 691141.

How to bid:

Bidding for The Race Retro Live Online Auction is available online (with either Proxibid or The Saleroom), by phone or via commission – all of which you do from the comfort of your home. To register to their new website, complete the process here at least 48 hours prior to the auction. The UK market leader classic car auction house can be contacted on can be contacted on 01926 691141, by email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com or via their website.

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