A historically significant 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C racecar and important piece of British Motorsport history will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at Race Retro on 24th February 2017.
Back in 1996 the design and race engineers at Lola, headed by Russell Anniston, were challenged to build a Formula 1-style car that could be UK road registered. The street car had to embody the excitement, visual cues, and sense of theatre of a traditional Formula 1 racing car, while still addressing the practical road issues involved. The most practical way of demonstrating this was to build one. It took the best part of 15 years from concept through design to completion, and the result is a combination of several racetrack and road-car technologies and this is how the unique F1R was created,
Never before offered on the open market, this ‘time warp’ package of car and all the supporting equipment with a huge amount of original documentation including historical photo’s, race entries, race results, passes, etc., is a rare opportunity for the new owner to restore this historically significant racing Porsche and be eligible for and highly competitive in all major historic events Worldwide.
Let me take you back it is 1992 - both Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese are vying for the F1 World Championship title, both fiercely competitive. It is unlikely that Williams will release any of the World Title winning cars, so it is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire Chassis #10 with such a rich history from this golden era of F1.
Next to the 100S this is the second lowest production Healey ever produced, and boy does it have some power! We took it for a gentle burble around the country lanes, it purrs along happily and would be a wonderful addition to a collection or perfect for road rallies and tours. This one has given great pleasure to its present owner and will undoubtedly continue to do so with the next, it has everything going for it as a stand out example of the rare BN7 model and offers a great investment opportunity.
The 1931 8 Litre Bentley comes with a long list of racing pedigree that includes a selection of course records and class wins over an illustrious competing career. It is a perfect example of the high-end vehicles offered for sale by William Medcalf Vintage Bentley.
This car caused quite a stir when it returned to UK circuits last year in the SuperTCC series with Simon Garrad driving who enjoyed some podium success. It hails from an era when Super Touring Cars was epic with names such as Rickard Rydell, David Leslie and Yvan Muller were battling it out week after week. Perfect for those modern GT racers who feel the need for speed but find themselves looking to the classic grids for their kicks, or a gentleman racer looking for a bigger challenge. You've found it.
Prepared for the 2015 La Carrera Panamericana this 1940 Cadillac La Salle type 40 - Turismo Production car is an all steel body is fully modified with Mustang front suspension with coil-over's and tubular upper- and lower-control arms. General Motors 302 cubic inch engine with cast iron heads and a Holly 600 CFM double carburetor, dyno tested at 360 HP. Aluminum racing seats and five-point belts. Massive, safety roll cage. Lots of spares.