Silverstone auctions in pole position for Autosport International Sale

January 7, 2019 By Mike
Last updated on February 8, 2019
  • 55 quality classic and competition cars on offer in Silverstone Auctions’ debut Autosport International Sale
  • Highlights of the sale include a rare 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, a 1961 Emeryson Formula 1 car and a low mileage McLaren Mercedes SLR
  • The sale takes place on 12th January during the Autosport International Show at the NEC, Birmingham

55 best of breed classic and competition cars with a combined value estimated at over £5 million will be on offer at Silverstone Auctions’ debut sale at the Autosport International Show on 12th January at the NEC, Birmingham.

Headlining the sale is a rare and highly collectible 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Presented in fully restored condition and finished in Grand Prix White with green lettering and wheels, the classic Porsche has been raced at a number of prestigious international events and tops the catalogue with an estimate of £340,000 to £380,000.

Among the other 1970s Porsches of offer is an early 1971 Porsche 911 2.4 S ‘side oil fill’ car. Configured in right-hand drive and finished in Lime Green with a Black corduroy interior, it is estimated at £150,000 to £170,000. Also, a 1972 Porsche 911T treated to an S specification upgrade as well as a full body and mechanical restoration is guided at £80,000 to £100,000.

“We are honoured to be hosting our first ever sale at Autosport International and to be among the impressive exhibitors at the show,” says Lionel Abbott, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions. “The wide range of cars on offer will certainly excite classic car aficionados as well as motorsport and performance enthusiasts alike, be it a rally homologation icon like the MG Metro 6R4 or even a 1960’s Formula One car like the Emeryson.”

Leading from the front in the selection of competition cars on offer is a 1961 Emeryson Formula 1 Climax FPF which was raced by Jack Fairman and Mike Spence during the early 1960s. As the only surviving Emeryson F1 car today, it is guided at £180,000 to £225,000.

Joining the Emeryson on the grid is a 2010 BMW Z4 GT3 estimated at £120,000 to £140,000. The race winning car has competed for teams such as Dorr Motorsport, Barwell Motorsport and Ecurie Ecosse. Welcome at all the most prestigious events globally is a 1965 Studebaker Lark Daytona 500 estimated at £100,000 to £130,000. The only racing Lark Daytona 500 in Europe, it has been invited to compete at Goodwood five times over the last decade achieving regular top finishes.

The sale will also see a number of spectacular modern super cars for auction including a 2005 McLaren Mercedes SLR reading just 6,700 miles. Finished in Crystal Laurite Silver SLR with a Silver Arrows 300SL Red leather interior, it is estimated at £160,000 to £180,000. Joining the SLR is another low mileage McLaren, a 2012 MP4-12C, which is showing just 6,000 miles and is estimated at £90,000 to £110,000. Away from the British cars, a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, one of only 618 models produced, is estimated at £75,000 to £85,000. This is accompanied by another flamboyant Italian, a 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB F1 Fiorano which is attractively estimated at £70,000 to £80,000.

“This catalogue offers buyers not only the opportunity to own best of breed examples of truly iconic cars, but also the chance to compete at some of the most exclusive events, and better yet, in the very cars competed by some of motorsport’s all time legends. We’re confident that our global customer base, as well as the thousands of visitors at the show, will turn out to witness this very exciting auction,” concludes Lionel.

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