Porsche 911 celebrates 50th birthday
Silverstone Auctions has now closed the catalogue on its biggest ever auction to date – some 300 lots in total, including classic and competition cars, automobilia
and a lifestyle collection.
Now firmly established as one of the highlights in the classic car auction calendar, the Silverstone Classic Sale hosted by Silverstone Auctions on Saturday July 27, is an integral part of the Silverstone Classic weekend, the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.
This year’s auction contains some 69 road going classics and modern sports cars, plus another 20 competition cars. Meanwhile, there’s also a fine array of automobilia with 80 lots on offer, and a lifestyle collection which includes 130 items consisting of fine wines, leather goods and a significant range of varied and rare watches.
Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: "Our Silverstone Classic Sale is now in its third year and 2013’s auction is our biggest one ever.
"It’s no understatement to say that this auction has it all, ranging from stunning road cars with estimated six-figure sums, to cars whose fascinating histories outshine their performance, through to race cars driven by some of the world’s best racers around the most challenging circuits, including the world famous Goodwood Revival.
In the marque’s centenary year, key car lots include a ‘best-of-breed’ 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon, estimated at between £275,000 to £325,000, and a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I, once owned by Des O’Connor CBE and estimated at between £100,000 to £120,000.
Also celebrating another historic milestone is Porsche. So as the 911 celebrates being 50 years old, it is only fitting that Silverstone Auctions has five fantastic examples to offer.
They include a rare 1969 911T, estimated at between £35,000 to £40,000, a highly collectable 1974 Carrera 2.7 Targa, estimated at between £45,000 to £55,000, and a 911E 2.4 Targa, estimated at between £30,000 to £35,000.
Also catching the eye and creating waves around the world are the ex-Enid Blyton owned Noddy Car, estimated at between £20,000 to £25,000, and the last ever Mini to leave Longbridge, offered without reserve.
Meanwhile, notable competition cars include a 1963 Lotus 23B, estimated at between £70,000 to £80,000, a rare 1973 Surtees TS 15 F2, which is fully race prepared and estimated at between £65,000 to £75,000, and a 1999 Kimi Raikkonen driven Formula Renault, estimated at between £18,000 to £22,000.