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Silverstone Auctions May Sale 2015
22/05/2015 @ 8:00 am - 23/05/2015 @ 5:00 pmSee Text
The Silverstone Classics May Sale classic car auction takes place at the Auction House’s spiritual home of Silverstone circuit on Saturday May 23rd,
More than 90 astounding classic cars, nine historic motorcycles, automobilia and luxury lifestyle items will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions May Sale in the Wing building at Silverstone circuit on Saturday May 23rd..
Silverstone Auctions May Sale – What’s on?
The auction includes Over 90 classic cars, 9 historic motorcycles and automobilia will go under the hammer. The lots span over 70 years of motoring history and include rare, low mileage and single owner classics, supercars and everything from the meticulously restored to original. Here is a small selection of our favourite cars on offer
1986 Ferrari TestaRossa and 1994 F512M
Ferrari Testarossa prices have risen by more than 50 per cent in just six months. The Silverstone Classics May Sale has not one but two examples on offer.
The, first a 1994 Ferrari F512 M (picture at top of the page) is estimated at between £280,000 and £330,000. This car is one of the last Testarossa’s to be made, with Ferrari only selling 501 F512M’s worldwide.
This matching-numbers car has covered just 11,000 miles from new, with just two owners. This, left hand drive, car was supplied new to the German market via the Tamsen dealership in 1994. The car was then sold to an owner in Japan from where it has recently returned with a comprehensive service history file. Finished in Giallo Modena with Nero leather upholstery, supplied with three keys, service books, toolbox, flash light and Tubi Exhaust.
From one of the final Ferrari Testarossa’s to one of the first (pictured above). This early 1986 ‘Flying Mirror’ example, one of the earliest and rarest of all Testarossas, is also going under the hammer.
This car was first delivered to Switzerland in 1986. Originally finished in Bianco, but was repainted early in its life in Giallo Fly Yellow. It remained in Switzerland until the current owner purchased it in 2004.
Maintained and serviced, regardless of cost, by a number of Ferrari specialists, including Autofficina, the car has covered 45,000 miles, with two previous owners, the interior is well maintained, with the 1980’s Pioneer stereo intact and including the (sought after) three piece luggage set in a cloth bag. Estimated at between £80,000 and £100,000,
1937 Aston Martin 15/98 2L Long Chassis Tourer
Another star lot is a rare example of Aston Martin’s first ever luxury four seat touring car. The 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 2L Long Chassis Tourer, was built on the 31st of May 1937 and eventually registered on the 25th of March 1939.
One of just 24 Abbey bodied long chassis tourers, KMG 202 spent more than 40 years off the road, kept in dry storage by the same family from 1970 until 2011 when it was purchased as a ‘barnfind’ by the current owner.
Subsequently, a extensive ground up restoration was completed by the esteemed pre-war Aston specialist Andy Bell from Ecurie Bertelli Ltd. Testament to the quality of the restoration is that in October 2013, KMG 202 went on to achieve first place in the AMOC Concours D’ Etat for pre-war cars at Broughton Castle.
Having covered just 1500 miles since restoration, the car originally sold for a price of just £575. Don’t expect the hammer to fall that low on auction day though, almost 80 years later the car is estimated to sell for between £160,000 and £190,000.
1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III
Last but not least is this very original 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual Roadster, that has been hidden away for more than 25 years.
The one family owned car was purchased new by the current owner’s grandfather and registered on the 15th of August 1973. Yet the car was rarely used and spent much of its early life in a garage at the family home in Warwickshire.
To find out more about this car see our news story here
Opening Times and Admission
The cars above represent a tiny slice of what is available at the Silverstone Auctions May Sale on Saturday 23rd May 2015.
Viewing of lots is available on Friday 22nd May from 9am to 5pm, with further time available on the morning of the sale from 9am.
The auction starts at 10.30am, first offering automobilia and luxury lifestyle items, with classic cars hammered away from 1pm onwards.
For those unable to attend the sale in person, buyers can register to bid on cars online through two platforms including Proxibid and Live Auctioneers. Bidding can also be made via phone or by leaving a commission bid with Silverstone Auctions prior to the sale.
To find out more about the May Sale auction or register to bid please visit the Silverstone Auctions website