Car Auctions: Silverstone auctions in gear for retro sale

Silverstone will host a classic car auction at the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show, Europe’s premier historic racing event, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, from 24th to 26th February.

A rare 1933 Talbot 110 Alpine Replica, estimated between £130,000 to £160,000, and a 1964 Ford Lotus Cortina FIA race car, estimated between £70,000 to £80,000 are among the first cars to be registered for Silverstone Auctions’ next event, the Race Retro and Classic Car Sale.

1933 Talbot 110 Alpine Replica

It is also the first time that Silverstone Auctions will hold a sale away from its traditional venue and spiritual home at Silverstone race circuit.

“Race Retro is one of Europe’s premier international shows for classic and racing cars and motorbikes, so we are delighted to play an integral role in the event,” explains Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions.

The weekend will pay a special tribute to thirty years of the Porsche 956, the most successful Group C racing car of all time, whilst also celebrating sixty years of the Porsche marque in motorsport.

However, Porsche is by no means the only manufacturer being represented at the sale. Other classic road cars already entered into the auction include an original 1965 Austin Mini Cooper S ‘Twini’, estimated at between £20,000 – £25,000, a 1958 Jaguar XK150 S Fixedhead Coupe with only 690 miles since restoration, estimated at £35,000 – £40,000 and a 1948 Allard K1.

1965 Austin Mini Cooper S ‘Twini’

1958 Jaguar XK150 S Fixedhead coupe

In keeping with the show’s racing heritage, the auction will also feature a number of period competition cars. The FIA Lotus Cortina, the first racing car to be registered for the auction, has a wealth of racing heritage and is undoubtedly one of the most competitive race Lotus Cortina’s in Europe. The car comes with genuine period racing history having competed in 1964 in the hands of Italian Giancarlo ‘Micky’ Giordano before being passed on to Sergio Piana in 1967 and Mario Fren the following year. Indeed, the car still has front running credentials as it demonstrated at this year’s Silverstone Classic and Dijon Classic races.

Ford Lotus Cortina Race Car

Viewing of the auction lots is possible all day on Friday 24th February and until midday on the Saturday 25th, when bidding commences. Anyone wishing to bid at the auction can do so in person, by telephone, by placing a commission bid or live online via the i-Bidder system.

Full details of the cars, motorcycles and automobillia being sold at the Race Retro and Classic Car Sale can be found by visiting Silverstone Auctions


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