Silverstone Auctions will present 137 classic and race cars at the forthcoming Silverstone Classic event. The race car sale takes place before the festival on Thursday, 27th July, with road cars going under the hammer over the two days of the Silverstone Classic weekend on 29th – 30th July.
Factory built in Modena in 1973, this original Daytona Competizione boasts an aluminium bonnet and boot lid, as well as flared arches to accommodate wider wheels. Running a 4.4 Litre Colombo V12 tuned to produce 450bhp. Now FIA Group 4 spec, available at Hexagon Classics.
A pair of the most famous BTCC race cars from the eighties and nineties will be offered by Silverstone Auctions at the forthcoming Silverstone Classic Race Car Sale on 27th July. The BMW M3 and Sierra Cosworth RS500 are in their original Labatt’s colours as driven by Tim Harvey, who went on to become BTCC Champion in 1992 with BMW. Both cars come with entries in the Super Touring Car race at the Silverstone Classic on Saturday, 29th July.
This iconic British dual-purpose clubman racer with impressive power-to-weight ratio is Mille-Miglia eligible and one of only 105 built. Having spent long periods in dry storage, the aluminium-bodied Healey shows just 10,501 miles on the clock. Offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions on 29th – 30th July with an estimate of between £165,000 and £185,000.
Limited edition 2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage for auction currently owned by Rowan Atkinson CBE. One of only 400 ‘Heritage’ examples made to celebrate the iconic Land Rover Defender in its final UK production series. To be auctioned with a sale estimate of £38,000 - £45,000 at the Silverstone Classic Sale on 29th – 30th July.
An ex-works Toyota Supra Group A racing car, driven by the much-loved motorcycle double world champion Barry Sheene in the 1985 Trimoco RAC British Saloon Car Championship, comes up for auction at Silverstone Auctions’ Silverstone Classic Race Car Sale on 27th July.
A rare 1938 Lagonda LG6 leads the entry for Barons’ British Heritage, Classic & Sports Cars sale at Sundown Park on June 13th. This splendid machine, still bearing its original registration number FMA 52, has a memorable chassis number - 12345. It featured in Autocar magazine’s Use Car Test Report in December 1952 and spent 30 years in the United States from 1966-96. In recent years it has been the subject of much work and is a beautiful example of a magnificent British motor car. Estimate: £80,000-£95,000.
One Rolls-Royce connoisseur approached the marque with his own idea of a two-seat Rolls-Royce that he wanted to be created. That motor car is here, christened ‘Sweptail’. In a nod to the swept-tail of certain Rolls-Royces from the 1920s, admired by the client so much, he asked Rolls-Royce to reimagine this feature on his one-off motor car.