The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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The John Fitzpatrick Collection

Lot No.: 201A

We are delighted to present a very special collection of automobilia from Porsche motorsport legend, John Fitzpatrick, for auction at the Silverstone Classic. 

Born in Birmingham in 1943, John competed actively in Motor Sport for 25 years from 1961 to 1986. He drove mainly for BMC (Mini Coopers), Ford, BMW and Porsche, and won a number of major Championships including the British Saloon Car Championship in 1966, the 1972 and '74 European GT Championships, the American IMSA Championship in 1980 and the 'Porsche Cup' in '72, '74 and 1980. He competed in 290 races, winning outright 45 times with an additional 80 class wins and podium finishes. He retired from driving in 1983 and continued as a Team Owner until 1986, and subsequently became a Director and Secretary of the BRDC from 1993 to 1999 where he was influential in many innovative decisions involving British Motor Sport during the Nineties and beyond. 

The Collection includes fascinating and collectable items including John’s personal trophies, race suits, bespoke scale model cars, as well as a wide variety of racing books, posters and even personal photographs. The scale models are hand built and replicate nearly every car John raced during his long career. They are a delight and represent an investment of many thousands of pounds. The Porsche posters are generally in excellent condition and many feature the Fitzpatrick name. John is ever-approachable, will be there for both days of the auction, and is happy to sign any of the posters or memorabilia for their new owners. 

A rare opportunity to acquire many one-off and unique items.

Lot Description  
215 Assorted Motor Racing Books Further Details...
216 "In the rain at Brands" Further Details...
229 Assorted Motor Racing Books Further Details...
230 Porsche Motorsport Posters Further Details...
234 Four Trophies Further Details...
236 Gulf Ford GT40 Print Further Details...
270 Unique Bespoke Scale Models Further Details...
271 Personal photographs - Racing and cars   Further Details...
272 Porsche Motorsport Posters Further Details...
287 Assorted Motor Racing Books Further Details...
289 "Historic Start" Further Details...
517 "The Start of Silverstone" Further Details...
520 Unique Bespoke Scale Models Further Details...
521 Three Trophies Further Details...
522 Porsche Motorsport Posters Further Details...
522 Porsche Motorsport Posters Further Details...
523 Race Suits, Jackets and Helmet Further Details...
552 Three Trophies Further Details...
553 Assorted Motor Racing Books Further Details...
554 Porsche Motorsport Posters Further Details...