The 2019 classic car auction season began with a new partnership following the signing of a deal with specialist auction house Silverstone Auctions.
Recognised as one of the UK’s leading classic car auction houses and holder of a number of world record auction prices, Silverstone Auctions injected a premium auction experience to the show with a one-day sale of best of breed classic and competition cars on 12th January 2019.
Silverstone Auctions brought a wealth of classic car and motorsport experience to the event having already held dedicated classic and competition car sales at other major international automotive events.
“We are hugely excited to be embarking on this new partnership with Autosport International. Of course we attend the show ourselves and have watched it really develop in recent times. The demographic of visitors fits perfectly with our own clients, after all it is a show full of motorsport people and we know that to work in this business you need passion, so what better way to indulge that than investing in a classic? We look forward to bringing our own approach and style to the auction element of the show which will be our first classic car sale of the year, with a few special competition cars also to be included.”
As one of only three ‘Group 5’ works cars built by Lotus for the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship, the collectible competition car was driven in period by some of the world’s most successful racing drivers, including Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jacky Ickx.
With incredible provenance and proven racing pedigree, the car will be offered at auction with an estimate of £180,000 to £200,000.
One of only four racing versions in existence and the only example in Europe, the American muscle car has been raced competitively at top level events over the last decade, and will be offered at the auction with an estimate of £100,000 to £130,000.
One of only 52 right-hand drive UK supplied 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2s will be offered at auction.
This beautiful 1970 model has been part of a highly exclusive private collection for the past 20 years and was recently featured in Auto Italia magazine (August 2018). The car has been given an estimate of £190,000 to £220,000.
One of only 200 cars built, this homologation rally special was purchased by the marketing department of Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1988. Today, having covered just 175 miles, the 6R4 is estimated at £180,000 to £200,000.
A total of 1,590 examples built, this highly sought after classic Porsche will be offered with an estimate of £340,000 to £380,000 when it headlines Silverstone Auctions' debut sale as new auction partner of the show.