65 best of breed classics at Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale


65 best of breed classics at Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale

11th May 2018


Silverstone Auctions will be offering 65 best of breed classics with a combined value of over £5.1 million for auction at its May Sale, taking place at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit on 19th May.


There is a wide range of cars on offer at the sale, from the highlight lot, a rare 1966 Iso Griffo GL 350 estimated at £220,000 to £260,000, to the ‘Holy Grail’ 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 Chassis number one, estimated at £90,000 to £120,000. 


The incredibly rare Iso Griffo GL 350 is one of only 26 right hand drive cars ever built by the Italian company. Powered by a 5.3 litre Chevrolet V8, this particular car was once owned by motorcycle ace Mike Hailwood MBE, GM. 


Other Italian classics in the sale include a trio of stunning Lancias led by an early post war 1947 Lancia Aprilila Farina convertible, estimated at £220,000 to £250,000. A 1954 Aurelia B20 GT Series IV estimated at £100,000 to £120,000 and a low mileage 1969 Lancia Flavia 2000 Coupe estimated at £15,000 to £18,000 will also be offered. 



Another incredible opportunity on offer is the chance to own the first ever Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500. Chassis number one is the only RS500 to be built by Ford rather than Aston Martin Tickford, and has the potential to achieve a record breaking sale price with an estimate of £90,000 to £120,000.


For collectors of traditional British classics, a superbly restored 1954 Jaguar XK120 estimated at £75,000 to £85,000 and a 1954 Series 1 Land Rover estimated at £22,000 to £26,000 are sure to attract high levels of bidders. In particular, a restored 1961 Jaguar E-Type, the 100th right hand drive fixed head coupe to be built, is an unmissable opportunity estimated at £80,000 to £100,000.


Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions said, “This year’s May Sale has a fantastic line-up of significant cars, from all eras of motoring, be it a 60’s sweeping coupe or a 90’s track stormer, all the way up to the latest super cars. We always strive for excellence at our May Sale, and this year we’ve done it again with a fantastic collection of classics, past, present and future.”


Silverstone Auctions are known for their specialty in Porsches and the May Sale will see 10 of the German giant's cars available. Highlight lots include a one of only 290 made 1992 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS N/GT, estimated at £165,000 and £185,000, a 1980 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo reading only 16,000 miles estimated at £125,000 to £150,000 and a 1980 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Rinspeed R69 estimated to reach between £80,000 and £90,000.



Another German classic featured in the sale is an immaculate, silver 1960 Mercedes 190SL estimated at £78,000 to £90,000. Originally delivered to California, the car only hit UK soil in 2014 where it received a full restoration.


For the full list of cars on offer at Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale please visit: http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/may-sale-2018/view_lots/pn/all .

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