The catalogue has now closed for the Race Retro and Classic Car Sale hosted by Silverstone Auctions, with some 72 cars spanning more than a century in age confirmed to go under the hammer.
In addition to this there are 100 automobilia items including a genuine race helmet and race suit used by arguably the world’s best ever F1 driver, the late Ayrton Senna. Reflecting the rarity of these two lots, they are estimated at between £40,000 – £50,000 and £20,000 – £30,000 respectively. With something for everyone, other items include signed posters, photographs, paintings and a selection of cherished number plates.
For fans of two wheels rather than four, there are eight motorcycles up for sale.
The auction is one of the highlights at this year’s Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show which is held from the 24th to 26th February at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
Viewing of the lots is all day on the Friday (24th) and until lunchtime on the Saturday (25th), when bidding commences.
Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “Motorsport and classic car fans are in for a real treat as included in the main sale are many championship-winning competition cars from both the race track and rally stages. The collection also includes many classic road cars as well as some future modern classics.”
Notable highlights of the sale catalogue include a beautiful 1958 Tojeiro Jaguar, widely regarded as the best one ever built, a stunning 1976 Porsche 934 ‘Jagermeister’ race car, a rare 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Saloon estimated between £165,000 – £185,000, and a 1933 Talbot 110 Alpine Replica estimated between £130,000 – £160,000.
Indeed, 15 cars will be sold either without reserve or with an estimate under £10,000 including models from BMW, Porsche, Mini and Mercedes-Benz.
Nick added: “The Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show is Europe’s premier historic racing event so it is only fitting that Silverstone Auctions is playing an integral part. With such an exquisite collection and the renewed interest in classic cars as an investment option, we are looking forward to some competitive bidding.”
Visitors wishing to attend the auction or view the lots are required to buy an auction catalogue priced at £15 each which are available from www.silverstoneauctions.com or on the door. Those interested in bidding must register before the auction commences.
Those interested in submitting an entry into Silverstone Auctions next event, The Spring Sale on 16th May, can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01926 691 141.