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A private collection of significant competition cars from a golden era in Motorsport

Published on 9 Oct 2020, 15:00
  • 1986 MG Metro 6R4 Ex-Works which achieved the second-best results for any 6R4
  • 1987 DAM4100, David Appleby and Tony Pond’s superb creation
  • Championship winning and one of just three extreme versions of the Renault 5 Turbo, ‘Superproduction'
  • The only genuine Works Maxi5 Turbo in the UK, developed by rally legend John Price
  •  Significant and hugely successful Renault 5 Turbo Group 4

A private collection of significant competition cars from a golden era in Motorsport will be offered in Silverstone Auctions next sale, the NEC Classic Live Online Auction

Harry Whale, Silverstone Auctions Sales Manager commented “We are delighted to be offering this five-strong, unrepeatable collection of competition cars in our final sale of the year. Each of the cars has a its own unique Motorsport heritage, these are undoubtedly special cars, and this is a fantastic opportunity for interested buyers.”
Harry continued “We have extensive, detailed descriptions for each of the five cars on our website and I would encourage serious bidders to take the time read the rich history for the individual cars. There is also numerous photos and video content to view.”

C99 KOG is a 1986 MG Metro 6R4 ex-Works, finished in the iconic blue and white Computervision livery and in the latest specification, as developed ‘in period’. It has the distinction of having achieved the second-best WRC result of any 6R4 in San Remo during 1986 and during its short but impressive international rallying career, the car was driven by Malcolm Wilson and co-driven by Nigel Harris. Whilst the car later had a mechanical rebuild, the exterior was left untouched so that the original battle scars from its Works rallying career were left intact.

The 1987 DAM4100 is one of five examples of the evolution car that was a collaboration between Works rally car engineer and driver David Appleby, and the legendary Works driver Tony Pond. This car, A14 LOO, was the first prototype and it was constructed from Clubman’s chassis #183, it was subsequently his favourite and the one in which he kept at the time. In 2015 and now with a new owner, David himself carried out an extensive overhaul and renovation and the car comes to the market today in stunning condition. 

Within the collection there are three significant Renaults and the 1987 Renault 5 Turbo ‘Superproduction’ is a very special collectors car. Renault were determined to win the 1987 Championnat de France de Supertourisme and as such this car is one of three examples that was re-prepared; a huge amount of work was carried out by specialists, defining the rarity of the three cars and the outcome resulted in them being as competitive as they could be. Renault achieved their goal and this car, Ch 3-86, was the actual car used on the championship-clinching drive by Érik Comas on 25/10/1987 at Pau-Arnos!

The 1984 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo is the only genuine one of its kind within the UK, and as such this is recognised by Renault Sport. This example was developed by the late UK rally legend John Price, with assistance from Renault Dieppe, and the car was in John’s ownership multiple times throughout its life. Not only has the car won a number of important rallies, but it is also a Concours winner and has twice been recorded for Sony Playstation. 

One of Renault’s most historically significant competition cars is the 1982 Renault 5 Turbo Group 4, having been driven with great success by renowned French rally drivers Jean-Luc Thérier and Jean Ragnotti. This example was the 1982 French Rally Championship winning car and 5-time rally winner from 1982 to 1984, furthermore, it was the first two-wheel-drive car at the 1984 Rallye Monte-Carlo, where it finished in a respectable 4th position overall. 

All of the cars in the auction will be available to view, by prior appointment, at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire between 2nd – 12th November. This viewing period gives buyers the chance to inspect vehicles of interest prior to the auction day, where bidding will be available online, by phone or commission. To book your appointment to view or to register to bid, contact our team on 01926 691141.

Entries are still being invited and the Silverstone Auctions team can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com if you would like to discuss entering your classic car into this sale prior to the catalogue closing on 26th October.