Historic auction for Race Retro By Matt George
The Race Retro and Classic Car Sale hosted by Silverstone Auctions is set to be a highlight of the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show on 24-26 February. Held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, the auction itself takes place on Saturday 25 February, with some 72 cars spanning more than a century in age confirmed to go under the hammer.
Notable stars of the sale catalogue include a 1958 Tojeiro Jaguar, a stunning 1976 Porsche 934 ‘Jagermeister’ race car, a rare 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Saloon estimated between £165,000 - £185,000, and a 1933 Talbot 110 Alpine Replica estimated between £130,000 - £160,000. Fifteen cars will also be sold either without reserve or with an estimate under £10,000 including models from BMW, Porsche, Mini and Mercedes-Benz.
Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said “Motorsport and classic car fans are in for a real treat as included in the main sale are many championship-winning competition cars from both the race track and rally stages. The collection also includes many classic road cars as well as some future modern classics.”
In addition to this there are 100 automobilia items including a genuine race helmet and race suit used by the late Ayrton Senna. Reflecting the rarity of these two lots, they are estimated at between £40,000 - £50,000 and £20,000 - £30,000 respectively. Other items include signed posters, photographs, paintings and a selection of cherished number plates.
Viewing of the lots is all day on the Friday (24th) and until lunchtime on the Saturday (25th), when bidding commences. Visitors wishing to attend the auction or view the lots are required to buy an auction catalogue priced at £15 each. Those interested in bidding must register before the auction commences.
Race Retro will bring together rare and stunning historic motorsport marques, and, among the many highlights, is the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Group C Porsche 956. There will also be a host of Group B Rally cars in action on the live rally stage.
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