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The NEC Classic Live Online Auction 2020 - Day 1

The NEC Classic Live Online Auction 2020 - Day 1

Friday, November 13, 2020  |  2:00 PM EUR (GMT)
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The NEC Classic Live Online Auction 2020 - Day 1

The NEC Classic Live Online Auction 2020 - Day 1

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Our final sale of 2020 will take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November, bringing a superb selection of classic cars to the market via a live online auction.

Our auctioneer will be streamed live, where you can watch and bid with online, on the phone or via a commission bid.

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1970 Ford Capri RS2600

Lot # 1001 (Sale Order: 1 of 189)      

The formidable RS2600 and quite possibly a piece of Ford Motor Company history.

  • The RS2600 is noteworthy for several reasons, being Ford's first fuel-injected production car and a homologation special for the highly successful RS2600 European Touring Cars
  • This example could very well be an important piece of Ford Motor Company history as it's believed to have been a development car, one of three prototype RS2600s
  • First registered as 'K-MR 198' to Heinz-Otto Schmitter on July 10th 1970
  • It started life as a German-built 2.3GT but the block in the car was numbered beginning 'QZA' which was a correct RS2600 designation.
  • Accurately and sympathetically restored with the emphasis on period detail right down to the dashboard instruments and headlight arrangement
  • Fully road legal with a history file sufficient to keep the most dedicated motor historian busy

When Ford introduced the Capri in 1968, the European market was abuzz with praise for the new affordable coupe with sleek lines and fastback styling. It was nicknamed the 'European Mustang' as Ford had used the same concept and marketing segment in Europe as it did in America. Even so, something was missing. The Capri did have a long list of options and engines, but it did not have a true performance version that could be developed sufficiently within the regulations to enable it to regularly be successful in the sales-enhancing world of International saloon car racing. A number of manufacturers faced the same problem and consequently, several of them began to develop what were to become known as 'Homologation Specials'. These were showroom saloons fully developed to be effective and competitive on the circuit but, in order to comply with the regulations that a certain number (normally 500) were available for sale to the public, were finished fully trimmed and road legal. So, in late 1969 work begun on a 'special RS Capri'- a full performance model for the road and for the track.

The new car, named 'RS2600', made its debut at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show, albeit with a mock-up fuel injection system. It wasn't until September of the same year that the first fuel-injected RS2600 left the Niehl assembly line in Cologne. Based on the 2600GT, Ford of Germany's top-of-the-range model at the time (although Cologne's first efforts involved modified 2300GTs), the RS2600 was built in limited numbers and featured some very serious modifications, making the Capri one of the fastest cars on the market and the fastest Ford in Europe.

The engine was a Cologne 2.6 V6 unit (hence the name RS2600) reassembled by Weslake and featuring its special all-alloy cylinder heads. It also utilised Kugelfischer fuel injection to raise power to 150bhp and was fitted with modified suspension, a close-ratio gearbox, lightened bodywork panels, ventilated disc brakes and aluminium wheels.

Performance figures for the RS2600 were very impressive producing 150bhp at 5,800rpm which was sufficient to propel the new car from 0-62mph in 8.6secs and on to a top speed of 124mph. These were the road car figures and today, 150bhp may not seem remarkable, but back in 1971, it was class leading.

The RS was easily recognisable as it had no bumpers, two vents in the front panel and sported Richard Grant road wheels, - the lightweight versions of the car used Minilites - it also had a pair of rectangular wing badges reading RS2600 and an RS roundel on the boot lid. These cars had the front cross member re-drilled for negative camber and were fitted with uprated brake pads and linings supplied by Ferodo, competition front springs, single leaf rear springs and Bilstein shock absorbers all-round.

Inside, as with the lightweights, Scheel sports seats were used though these were now reclining and the rear seats were of a bench design trimmed in the same heavy cord material. A Springall deep-dish steering wheel was used, but there was no centre console, which was widely used on the Mk1 Capris.

Externally the RS2600 gained chrome quarter bumpers with the front ones incorporating the indicators, but the two vents in the front panel were now deleted, wheels were now the RS 4-spoke items similar in design to those of the Mk1 RS Escorts but 6 inches in width.

1971 Jensen Interceptor II

Lot # 1002 (Sale Order: 2 of 189)      

Extremely attractive and beautifully presented, second series Interceptor.

  • A sparkling, UK-supplied, RHD, Series II Interceptor finished in a super colour combination
  • Factory options include special interior colour, tinted glass, stereo upgrade and air conditioning
  • Subject to a recent complete repaint in Aston Martin Meteor Grey. Smart 17'' alloys
  • Superbly presented special-order Oxblood Red interior with some subtle updates
  • All works documented and completed by highly regarded marque specialists with receipts and invoices on file


You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Steven Keen on 07500 040 422 / steven@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Jensen
Model: Interceptor
Year: 1971
Chassis Number: 1234206
Engine Number: J2409/1239
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 110581 miles
Body Colour: Meteor Grey
Interior Colour: Oxblood Red

1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II - Formerly the Personal Car of HRH Princess Margaret

Lot # 1003 (Sale Order: 3 of 189)      

A unique opportunity to purchase a rare Wraith with Royal provenance and in superb condition.

  • Delivered new to HRH Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon on the 16/05/1980
  • In Cardinal Red with Black Everflex roof, matte finish Rosewood veneers and cloth seats
  • Features include mountings for the Standard Pennant, a Royal Crest and a blue police light
  • Warranted 47,400 miles (atoc) from new with the majority covered during HRH Princess Margaret's 22-year ownership
  • Understood to have conveyed HM The Queen, Diana, Princess of Wales and President Ronald Reagan on occasion
  • A unique opportunity to purchase a limited number production car with Royal provenance in superb condition

Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret Rose, The Countess of Snowdon was born at Glamis Castle, the ancestral home of her mother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on 21st August 1930. As the younger daughter of King George VI and the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret led a colourful, and sometimes by the standards of the day, scandalous life. As a young woman with incredible beauty, an impish sense of humour and a love of performing, it was said that of the two other great beauties of the era, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, only Princess Margaret could command attention at an instant.

Upon her marriage to the noted photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, subsequently titled Earl Snowdon, Princess Margaret had two roles, as a loyal sister of the Head of State and the wife of an in-demand bohemian photographer at the epicentre of the Swinging Sixties. After their divorce in 1978, she divided her time between her home on Mustique and her apartments in Kensington Palace and sharing a vehicle with her ex-husband was not an option, so it was decided an appropriate new car was needed for both her public and private engagements. Consequently, on the 16th May 1980, a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II registered 3 GXM was duly delivered to Kensington Palace.

The Silver Wraith II, the longer wheelbase version of the Silver Shadow II, had been specified with particular details as per Princess Margaret's instructions. Finished in Cardinal Red under a black Everflex covered roof, inset with Standard Pennant and Royal Crest mountings and a blue police light. The interior is truly bespoke and for a lady that was sometimes known for ostentation, is rather understated. The matte Rosewood dashboard is unique to this car, and as the Princess found the flashes from the photographers' cameras reflected in highly polished veneers distracting, the door cappings are covered in Black Nuala leather.

In common with many Royal cars, the seats are green cloth, and the rear bench seating is raised so the Princess could be seen, aided by two extra lights above the doors. The car was regularly serviced by Rolls-Royce main dealers in London, and maintained by specialist mechanic Chris Lee, a friend of The Princess' chauffeur, for ten years. The beloved Wraith was put into final service on the 15th February 2002 when it took members of her family to her private funeral at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

It was inherited by her son, Viscount Linley, and being surplus to requirements was sold later that year to P & A Wood, from whom it was purchased by Mr Allwright. An enthusiastic Royalist he, together with Viscount Linley, negotiated the purchase, from the Home Office, of the private registration number 3 GXM, which is not included in the sale, but available by separate negotiation. During his ownership, Mr Allwright assembled a magnificent history file for this car, including Christmas cards from Dave Griffin-Princess Margaret's personal chauffeur up until her death, dozens of colour photographs of the car in Royal use, press clippings, correspondence with Viscount Linley's office, copy invoices, and the original build sheets from Rolls-Royce, all of which is included in the sale.

The car was purchased by our vendor from JD Classics in March 2016, joining a significant private collection. It had a battery trickle charger/conditioner installed and underwent a thorough Waxoyl treatment at a cost of some £4,554. Starting readily upon inspection, the Rolls-Royce has covered just two dozen miles since it was last serviced by Bentley Leicester on 3rd January 2018 at 47,336 miles.

Presented to auction in truly superb condition with an advisory-free MOT Certificate valid until June 2021. In conclusion, most Royal cars are leased to the Royal Mews by the manufacturers, few if any are retained for more than five years and rarer still, bespoke cars made to order and personally owned by the Royal Family seldom come to market. This Silver Wraith II, at just a warranted 47,400 miles (at the time of cataloguing) is a wonderful example with unique provenance and is a memorial to a remarkable Princess, the likes of whom we may never see again.

1976 Bentley T1 - Formerly the Property of Michael Winner

Lot # 1004 (Sale Order: 4 of 189)      

Owned for twenty-nine years by legendary film director Michael Winner.

  • Supplied by J.D Barclay Ltd. of Oxford on 01/08/1975 as one of just 1,703 Bentley T Series cars
  • Bought by legendary film director Michael Winner on the 01/04/1984 who owned it until his death in 2013
  • A favourite of Mr Winner's to drive himself, the car was maintained under his tenure by Jack Barclay Ltd.
  • Gifted to Mr Winner's chauffeur in his will, the car was bought by our discerning vendor in 2015
  • XK Engineering, at a total cost of £21,000, were retained in 2016 for restorative and mechanical works
  • The car has travelled some 112,500 miles (atoc) and the condition is only surpassed by its Hollywood provenance

Bon vivant, film director, restaurant critic and charity pioneer Robert Michael Winner was born in Hampstead, London on the 30th October 1930. His parents, George and Helen, were of Polish and Russian extraction and had amassed a small fortune in the textile business between the wars. Following his father's death, Winner's mother gambled recklessly and to fund her losses was obliged to sell fine art and antique furniture (worth around £10m at the time) bequeathed to her, not only for her life, but to Michael thereafter. She died, aged 78, in 1984 and he often told the tale that when they dined together in order to discuss his ongoing legal action against her to regain control of his inheritance, loose casino chips could be heard rattling in her handbag.

His passion for celebrity was evident from the start when, at age 14, he wrote a regular column for the 'Kensington Post' entitled "Michael Winners Showbiz Gossip", followed by frequent contributions to 'Showgirl Glamour Revue'. Gaining experience by working at the BBC as an assistant director in the late fifties he went on to make a number of short films, however, fame arrived with a series of six films made with hell-raiser Oliver Reed, and later some notoriety, as the director of Death Wish (1974) and its sequels with Charles Bronson, films that defined the subsequent careers of both men. Going on to make over 40 films, it was natural that he would develop close friendships with the leading actors of the 20th century, including Marlon Brando, Michael Caine, Roger Moore and Sophia Loren who were regularly entertained at his Holland Park mansion. The Holland Park property had enough garage space for half a dozen cars, and over the years would house a number of his Rolls-Royce and beloved Bentleys.

One of his all time favourite cars was this Bentley T1, and when not chauffeured by his long-term driver Steve Gallimore, he would drive himself to various London restaurants, no doubt as part of his role as The Sunday Times' amusing, if a touch acerbic, restaurant critic. With a larger than life public image that was unashamedly self-exaggerated, and cemented by his appearances in the more recent 'esure' insurance adverts spouting his famous catchphrase "Calm down dear", he was perhaps held in the highest of regard for his work in establishing the Police Memorial Trust. Winner himself attended as many plaque dedications to fallen police officers as he could, leaving a seven-figure sum in his will for the work to be carried on in perpetuity.

This Silver Bentley was delivered new on the 1st August 1975 as one of just 1,703 Bentley 'T' Series cars, later to be known as the T1, a re-badged and understated stablemate to the Rolls-Royce Shadow I. According to the DVLA records in the car's detailed history file, it was bought by Michael Winner on 1st April 1984 and, it appears from the service book, was regularly maintained at Jack Barclay. On his much-publicised death in January 2013, the car was gifted in his Will to his chauffeur Steve who, in the fullness of time, moved it on.

2005 Aston Martin V8 Vantage - The First Car to Cross the Asia-Pacific Highway

Lot # 1005 (Sale Order: 5 of 189)      

This manual gearbox Coupe is perhaps the most famous modern-day Aston Martin.

  • Manufactured in 2005 in left-hand drive with a manual gearbox and 380bhp from its 4.3-litre V8
  • Almost certainly the most well-travelled modern Aston of recent years and presenting very well
  • Used by Aston for its 'Project 30,000'. The first car to complete the Asia-Pacific Highway
  • The subject of 'Driven Together' by Richard Meredith. A signed copy is included
  • Purchased by our Aston-enthusiast vendor at a UNICEF charity auction in December 2007
  • Offered from his significant private collection with 207,700km/129,060 miles (atoc)
  • Freshly serviced at Rybrook Aston Martin. Recently subject to an advisory-free MOT
  • Detailed history file showing factory service invoices and the aforementioned book

Aston Martin's V8 Vantage Coupe was launched at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show and although it resurrected a famous model designation from the Company's past, the Vantage was all-new and featured a 4.3-litre quad-cam V8 engine with dry-sump lubrication. The latter enables the engine to be mounted low in the bonded aluminium body/chassis for better handling, whilst the use of a rear transaxle resulted in near-perfect 49/51 front/rear weight distribution. With 380bhp on tap, the V8 Vantage accelerates from 0-62mph (100km/h) in 5.0 seconds on its way to a top speed of 175mph.

The V8 Vantage Coupe offered here is the first car to cover the entire length of the newly completed Asia-Pacific Highway, which stretches 10,000 miles from Tokyo to London. Driven by two intrepid Britons, Richard Meredith and Phil Colley, the V8 Vantage - prepared and loaned to them by Aston Martin - completed the epic journey on 14th August 2007, having travelled for 49 days through 18 countries, raising awareness and much-needed funds for children's road safety campaigns in the developing world. Having featured in 'Project 30,000' in 2006, when 30 employees drove 30,000 miles in 30 days to celebrate Aston Martin's 30,000th production vehicle, the V8 Vantage had already accumulated 100,000 miles before embarking on this marathon expedition.

Prepared at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire with minor modifications such as a strengthened sump guard and raised suspension to deal with the often gruelling conditions, this otherwise standard car completed the task without missing a beat, proving a model of reliability and performing faultlessly throughout the trip. There surely has been no sterner test of a modern production sports car.

Richard Meredith and Phil Colley overcame oppressive heat, frustrating bureaucracy, inhospitable terrain, and petrol supply problems to arrive in Trafalgar Square, London on 14th August, exactly as planned. They undertook the challenge, which was titled 'Driving Home Road Safety 2007', with the support of the United Nations, UNICEF and the FIA Foundation.

Purchased from auction on the 3rd December 2007, with the proceeds going to charity, the car joined our vendor's private collection that includes an historically important classic Aston Martin. The car was enjoyed by our vendor for thirteen years, covering some 12,000 miles in it, and the odometer reading is currently 207,700km or 129,000 miles at the time of cataloguing. Our vendor, a retired CEO of a multi-billion pound civil engineering PLC, was awarded a CMG by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004, and now in his mid-seventies, is looking to enjoy his retirement with motorcars that he can tinker with, which precludes a more modern car for obvious reasons.

Presented to auction with a recent main dealer service (October 2020) at Rybrook Aston Martin, Henley in Arden, an MOT valid until September 2021 and in a condition that is more often found in a car with 100,000 fewer miles. This very special V8 Vantage offers a unique opportunity not only for an Aston enthusiast who appreciates its provenance but as a continental tourer that gives modern, manual gearbox sports car performance, in countries that favour the other side of the road.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960 868 / arwel@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

1996 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta (Manual)

Lot # 1006 (Sale Order: 6 of 189)      

UK-supplied, RHD, Rosso with Crema, manual gearbox and superb condition.

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, F355 Berlinetta indicating just 38,149 miles
  • Specified with Rosso paintwork, Crema leather interior and a manual gearbox
  • Accompanied by its Ferrari book pack with owners manuals and original Service Record
  • Superbly presented and in remarkable condition inside and out
  • Detailed service record supported by a wealth of invoices, last belt service, December 2019

This beautiful, UK-spec, right-hand drive, manual Ferrari F355 Berlinetta was supplied new by Ferrari main agents, Evans Halshaw in Birmingham on 01.01.1996. The car had been specified with Rosso Corsa red paintwork and a Crema leather interior with Bordeaux carpets, a classic and desirable combination particularly well suited to the F355. Pleasingly, the car had also been specified with manual transmission making this F355 Berlinetta today the most collectable and desirable configuration.

Showing 38,149 miles at the time of cataloguing, it is clear to see that this impressive Ferrari has been very well looked after over the years. It's accompanied by a large history file with the important original leather-bound book-pack including the original service book stamped up-to-date. The last entry into the service book is dated 14.12.19 with a recorded mileage of 37,188 and the supporting invoice from a well-regarded Ferrari specialist on file shows a major service with cam-belts and further maintenance. In total there are 15 stamps in the service book for regular maintenance performed by either main agents or Ferrari specialists supported by paper invoices.

This F355 presents in fabulous condition with beautiful, even Rosso Corsa paintwork and the Crema leather interior also shows rather well with few signs of wear. The wheels are virtually unmarked and fitted with the correct Pirelli tyres, the engine compartment is exceptionally clean, and overall the car's condition is excellent.

Today the F355 is a fantastic 'modern classic' Ferrari with timeless styling including the beautifully sculpted vents in the doors, classic Ferrari round tail-lights and, of course, pop-up headlamps. It's hugely engaging to drive, particularly when fitted with the manual gearbox, and the V8 on full song sounds like an F1 car and is simply addictive. As such, fine examples of the F355 are highly desirable and should form part of any classic car collection. This example has clearly been loved and looked after over the years and we hope will continue to be in the hands of its lucky new owner.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Steven Keen on 07500 040 422 / steven@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Ferrari
Model: F355
Year: 1996
Chassis Number: ZFFPR41C000103392
Engine Number: 40774
Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 37200 miles
Body Colour: Red
Interior Colour: Cream

1999 Ferrari 456M GTA

Lot # 1007 (Sale Order: 7 of 189)      

UK-supplied 'Modificata' in a fabulous colour that has covered just 4,436 miles.

  • This superb example is attractively finished in a lovely shade of Tour de France Blue
  • The interior is classic Ferrari in TDF Blue and Sabbia Sand piped in blue with navy carpets
  • 5.5-litre, 48-valve, V12 derived from the Dino V6. 436bhp, 0-60 in 5.2 seconds
  • Fully comprehensive service history from new with main dealers annually up until 2015
  • Subsequently looked after by specialists Bob Houghton (2017) and Peter Chambers
  • Despite the tiny mileage, there are two cambelt services in the book (2019 and July 2020)
  • Presented beautifully and wearing all original paintwork, this is a special car in which to relax and enjoy traditional Ferrari V12 GT motoring
  • N.B. The cherished registration number illustrated (F1 HTY) does not form part of the sale

Produced from 1992 until 2003, the Ferrari 456 and later 456 M are front-engined 'Grand Tourers' in true Ferrari tradition and were an overdue replacement for the outdated, front-engined 412 which had been the company's premium four-seat V12 car for many years. The name '456' refers to the fact that each cylinder displaces 456 cubic centimetres and this was the last Ferrari to use this naming convention. Despite its supercar performance, 436bhp, 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds, and a top speed of 188mph, the 456 has a relatively unstressed engine which has proven to be a very reliable unit. Its looks are smooth and understated, and distinctive external features include a small grille with fog lights on the outside, bonnet-mounted air scoops (removed on the 456M), and pop-up headlights, making this the last Ferrari to do so. The model was warmly received by press and enthusiasts alike, and although not produced in large numbers was always gently in demand by 'silver-haired' Ferrari owners before the 456M was eventually replaced in 2004 by the 612 Scaglietti.

This particular UK right-hand drive, 456 GTA is the later "M" (Modificata) version which features improved aerodynamics and cooling, later more comfortable seats, a carbon fibre bonnet and a later Becker stereo system. Acquired by our private BRDC member vendor from Romans in 2016 for £90,000, the car is an absolutely exceptional example of the model having covered just over 4,400 miles from new.

The service history, despite the extremely low mileage, is fully comprehensive from new with main dealers annually up until 2015 and then visits to noted specialists Bob Houghton in 2017, Peter Chambers Automotive in 2019 (cam belts changed) and again in July 2020. The mileage is backed up by the MOT and service history and is therefore warranted.

Finished from new in its original colour of Tour De France Blue with a superbly crafted interior in Sabbia Sand, it retains its original engine, gearbox and all mechanicals making this a 'matching numbers' example.

Presented beautifully and wearing all original paintwork, this is a special car in which to relax and enjoy traditional Ferrari V12 GT motoring.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Nick Whale on 07831 440 158 / nick@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Ferrari
Model: 456M GTA
Year: 1999
Chassis Number: ZFFWP50C000 116424
Engine Number: F116C
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 4436 miles
Body Colour: Tour de France Blue
Interior Colour: Sabbia Sand

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera SSE Targa

Lot # 1008 (Sale Order: 8 of 189)      

A 'C16', UK-supplied, 'Supersport Equipment' that has remarkably been owned from new and only 30,168 miles.

  • A 'C16', UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 'Supersport Equipment' with only one owner from new
  • Sparkling Option M491 Turbo-look in superb condition and only 30,168 miles
  • The final cars from 1989 were fitted with the more user-friendly, five-speed G50 Getrag gearbox
  • In Guards Red with a classic black leather interior in excellent original condition
  • Comprehensive owners file containing the full service history from new

Possibly the ultimate version of the 3.2 Carrera was the 'Option M491 Turbo-look' or 'Supersport' as it later became known in the UK. Initially, Option M491 was only available on a Coupe and had to be ordered through the "Special Wishes" programme, but this was later extended to include the Targa and Cabriolet in 1985, before becoming an official model available from dealers in 1986. From 1987 onwards, these dramatic versions were known as SSE (Supersport Equipment), and the cars in this final run up until 1989 were fitted with the more user-friendly, five-speed G50 Getrag gearbox.

M491 was a popular option offering the "macho" good looks of the Turbo without the mechanical complexities. However, it was not cheap adding over £10,000 to the cost of a standard variant by the end of the model's life in 1989, possibly explaining the relatively small build numbers. The SSE spec also included a limited-slip differential, the stiffer suspension and superior braking from the 930 Turbo, a wrap-around deep chin-spoiler, the famous 'tea -tray' rear spoiler and wider Fuchs wheels. The rarity of Supersport models is undeniable, especially in right-hand drive and official figures are hard to come by, however, a respected source quotes that just 651 C16 (UK-supplied) M491 cars (including all Coupes, Targas and Cabriolets) were manufactured between 1984 and 1989.

The Guards Red example offered here is one of just 220 C16 (UK specification), right-hand drive, Supersport Targas produced. It has been enjoyed by just one owner from new and is in remarkable condition inside and out. It was purchased in 1989 by the current owner directly from Swinford Motors in the Midlands and has an indicated 30,000 miles from new. The car remains in superb condition with excellent panel gaps, almost flawless paintwork, a smart black leather interior and a very tidy engine bay. The service record accompanying this car can be regarded as substantial, being backed up with paper invoices from new. Within the owner's file are some old MOT Certificates, the original book packs, and a spare set of keys.

In summary, this is a superb example of these collectable classics, whose looks and performance inspired a generation, and considering the extremely low mileage, single ownership, and complete service record, is on offer at a very realistic guide.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Harry Whale on 07919 887 374 / harry@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Porsche
Model: 911 Carrera Supersports Targa.
Year: 1989
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ91ZKS141037
Engine Number: 63K04365
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 30000
Body Colour: Guards Red
Interior Colour: Black leather

1978 Porsche 911 RS Recreation

Lot # 1009 (Sale Order: 9 of 189)      

An evocative re-creation of the legendary '73 RS Touring using a 1978 3.0-litre Carrera SC as a base.

  • Built by long-established marque specialists, Pro-9 of Redditch. Over 250 man-hours to create
  • 2.4-litre MFI unit (c190bhp), Porsche 915 gearbox, competition clutch. Full spec available
  • Finished in Blutorange (Tangerine 2323) with black vinyl and edged black carpets
  • Period bucket seats with the correct Pepita cloth and Willans full harnesses
  • GT Porsche magazine described this very car as the 'Ultimate tribute'
  • Offered at a fraction of what it would cost to replicate this very usable 911

There are a number of competent Porsche 911 independent specialists in the Midlands, however, their remarkable attention to detail has earned Redditch-based Pro-9 considerable respect in the world of Classic 911s. Consequently, they have frequently been tasked with important restorations and occasionally with accurate recreations as is the case with this stunning example. This, impressive RS Recreation started life as a right-hand drive, 1978 3.0-litre SC and in 2007 underwent a complete bare-shell build with no expense spared and over 250 man-hours invested. The general spec is listed below but full details can be found in the extensively detailed invoices from Pro-9.

Shell + Bodywork

o 1978 3-litre, RHD, SC bodyshell fitted with Porsche 911RS front wings and bonnet

o Pro-9 manufactured RS-spec front bumper, rear bumper sections, rear centre section, tailgate and RSR rear lights

o Correct slam panel and twin battery boxes

o Correct chrome door surrounds, handles and rear windows and mirror

o Fastidiously prepared and finished in Blutorange (Tangerine) with black RS and Carrera decals

Interior

o RS-spec front seats, retrimmed in the correct Pepita cloth by Southbound Trimmers

o Rear sear delete and lightweight carpets throughout

o Lightweight and correct dash top. 'Prototipo' steering wheel

o Retrimmed headlining in the correct colour

Engine + Gearbox

o 2.4E MFI with circa 190 bhp fully rebuilt at the time of build

o SSI heat exchangers

o Porsche 915 gearbox, fully rebuilt at the time of build with a new differential

o New competition clutch fitted at the time of build

Suspension + Brakes

o Koni Adjustable shocks all round

o 930 Turbo steering arms for better control and handling

o Poly-bushed suspension inc. all spring plates removed and replaced

o Brembo front 4-pot conversion at the front with Bigg Red callipers

o 3.2 Rear brakes. All discs are crossed-drilled. Goodridge braided brake hoses

There are dozens of small details that set this car apart and it would be really worthwhile to look more deeply into the minutiae of this recreation.

'GT Porsche' magazine once described this very car as the 'Ultimate tribute' and went onto say "backdating Porsche 911s to make them look like older models in particular, the '73 RS, is proving as popular as ever, but this recreation sets the benchmark". One for the enthusiast and offered at a fraction of what it would costs to replicate, we encourage and welcome any inspection of this fabulous homage to the legendary 1973 911RS.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Harry Whale on 07919 887 374 / harry@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Porsche
Model: 911 RS Recreation
Year: 1978
Chassis Number: 9119303057
Engine Number: 6394551
Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 2269 miles
Body Colour: Tangerine
Interior Colour: Black

1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

Lot # 1010 (Sale Order: 10 of 189)      

Only 28,953 miles from new and simply delightful.

  • The Spur has four-inches more rear legroom than the Silver Spirit
  • Incredibly low mileage of 28,953 at time of inspection
  • Finished in Masons Black with Black top-roll, Beige leather and Burr Walnut veneers
  • Comprehensive service history. MOT until September 2021
  • Full 'Krown' rust protection recently applied
  • The full complement of Rolls-Royce cut-glass decanters and tumblers
  • The first Rolls Royce to feature a retractable 'Spirit of Ecstasy'
  • Just requires a chauffeur for that totally decadent period experience

Typically Rolls-Royce in so far as it represented evolution rather than revolution, the Silver Spirit and its long-wheelbase Silver Spur sibling were based on the preceding Silver Shadow II (and LWB Wraith II) to which they bore a distinct family resemblance. The Shadow's floor pan was retained and power-train differences were minimal, the newcomers' chief advance over their immediate forebear being the heavily revised and improved type of rear suspension that had first appeared on the company's two-door models. The styling too came in for a revision, with a lower waistline, increased glass area and a more-modern angular look; rectangular headlights graced the front of a Rolls-Royce for the first time, and the oft-changed radiator became wider and squatter. Inside, the Crewe firm's exemplary standards of equipment and finish were maintained, the most noticeable change being the adoption of separate rear seats and the reinstatement of folding picnic tables.

An incredibly low recorded mileage, at the time of inspection, of just 28,953 shows that this period long-wheelbase limousine has clearly been cherished throughout its life. All of its original accoutrements remain in place, from the full sheepskin floor mats to its Rolls-Royce cut glass decanters and tumblers neatly tucked away in the rear of the front seats just below the Walnut picnic tables, period decadence that so many folk could only dream about. I would suggest that this beautiful Rolls-Royce would almost certainly have been maintained by the owner's chauffeur, however, I can report that as we speak he has failed to replenish the whisky!!

This superb example is finished in Masons Black with Gold coach lines and a classic RR interior in Beige Hide. The original build spec. shows a Black Everflex roof with RR logos to the rear quarters, fascia top roll in black hide and lower roll in Beige hide. The specification was clear that the hide should be of the smoothest grain and the interior veneers needed to be a particular shade of Burr Walnut. Instructions also recorded that the wheels were to be sent in their entirety to the Avon Tyre Company to be properly balanced and matched! Even the air conditioning sensor in the roof had to be chrome-plated! This was clearly a very pedantic client who knew what he/she wanted. Of late, a more modern sound system has been fitted however the original has been retained should the car's next custodian wish to revert to absolute factory specification.

The history file includes a full complement of hand and service books, various invoices from P & A Wood and Calvert & Wells, numerous MOT Certificates with the latest being current until September 2021 and, more importantly, a recent invoice from 'Krown' of Tipton for a full rust protection treatment.

In stunning condition throughout, this has to be one of the lowest mileage examples on the road today - I can hear the tumblers being filled now "Home please James and don't spare the horses".

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Charles Smalley on 07421 007 866 / charles@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Rolls-Royce
Model: Silver Spur
Year: 1985
Chassis Number: SCAZN0008FCH13013
Engine Number: 13013
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 28953 miles
Body Colour: Black
Interior Colour: Magnolia

1970 Ford Escort Twin Cam

Lot # 1011 (Sale Order: 11 of 189)      

Delightfully presented, detailed ownership and eminently useable.

  • A rare original 'road-car' from the final year of production in lovely order
  • Superbly and accurately restored in Ermine White with a nicely detailed black interior
  • Supplied with an Aldon Automotive rolling-road dyno-sheet confirming 97bhp at the flywheel
  • From five years with our vendor and enjoyed on Midland-based non-competitive driving events
  • Original factory Owners Handbook, buff logbook, correspondence re early history and owners
  • Fitted with a period radio, restored and serviced, upgraded to include FM & Aux/I-Pod input
  • It is not often that a Mk 1 Twin-Cam of this quality comes onto the open market

The arrival of the Escort Twin Cam at the start of 1968 marked the second phase of Ford UK's production-car based competitions programme that had commenced with the Lotus Cortina. The latter had used the Ford-based 1.6-litre Lotus Twin Cam engine to good effect, and combining this unit with the smaller and lighter Escort bodyshell would prove to be an inspired move. Reputedly, Ford's Competitions Manager, Henry Taylor, had seen a prototype Escort being tested and recognised its potential. A feasibility study commenced at the Competitions Department's Boreham factory in March 1967, which proved that although the list of modifications required to install the bulky Twin Cam engine and 2000E gearbox was a lengthy one, the transplant was possible. The project duly got the 'green light' and a dedicated Twin Cam production line was set up at Ford's Halewood plant on Merseyside where the cars were assembled by a hand-picked team using the stronger, export-specification Escort two-door bodyshell. Production proper got underway in the spring of 1968 after the first 25 Twin Cams had been assembled at Boreham. Group 3 homologation (500 units built) was achieved in March '68 and apparently, Group 2 (1,000 units) in May, although there may have been some 'artistic licence' with this as it's now clear that Twin Cam production totalled 883 units. Competition success had been the Twin Cam's 'Raison d'Etre' and Ford's new baby was soon delivering the goods. A pair of the Boreham-built Twin Cams dominated the televised Croft rallycross meeting in February 1968, demonstrating its potential to an audience of millions, while the car's first major international success was achieved during March when Ove Andersson and John Davenport finished 3rd in the San Remo Rally. The Twin Cam's first outright win was achieved by Roger Clark in the Circuit of Ireland Rally at Easter. Despite a short works career that ended in 1971, the Escort Twin Cam won the World Rally 'Championship for Makes' twice, in 1968 and '69, and helped the Alan Mann Racing-entered Frank Gardner take the British Touring Car Championship in 1968.

Original road Twin Cams are very rare these days and this one comes from an enthusiastic private vendor who has owned it for the last 5 years and participated in various Midland-based non-competitive driving events, as well as enjoying sunny weekend trips with his wife. He has kept the car well and enjoyed using it regularly.

In the interesting history file are various period items including the original factory Owners Handbook, a copy of the original buff logbook, an Aldon Automotive rolling-road dyno sheet confirming 97bhp at the flywheel (and 64.5BHP at the wheels) dated August 2015, and a letter confirming the early history and ownership of the car. In fact, the first owner was the Ford Motor Company and indeed the registration number FMG reflected the Ford Motor Group initials. A further 5 private owners have enjoyed the car since then - all of whom have been researched and contacted with all contact details kept within the history file. Even a period radio - restored and serviced - was fitted in 2016 and upgraded to include the FM frequency and Aux/I-Pod input.

So, in summary, a genuine car with interesting provenance that is now delightfully restored, ready to use and also represents a sensible long term investment opportunity to the knowledgeable 'Fast Ford' collector

1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Coupe

Lot # 1012 (Sale Order: 12 of 189)      

A rare and highly sought-after, second series, DB4 with great provenance and in remarkable condition.

  • Chassis number DB4/415/R. One of only 350 produced
  • UK-supplied through Raymond Rays. Now finished in California Sage with black leather trim
  • Top-end overhaul (big valve cylinder head) by Mototronic Automotive at a cost of £9,400
  • Over £30,000 spent on steering, brakes, front/rear suspension, exhaust tyres etc.
  • A rare and highly sought-after Aston Martin in fabulous condition with great provenance

Launched at the London Motor Show in 1958, the Aston Martin DB4 emphatically demonstrated that a British manufacturer could better the Italians at their own game when it came to constructing the ultimate Gran Turismo. Classically proportioned and instantly recognisable from the moment of its introduction, the Touring-styled DB4 established a look that would survive, with only minor revisions, until 1970. "Following in the classic tradition of close-coupled sports saloons, the 3.7-litre DB4 Aston Martin carries orthodox modernity to its highest pitch. A luxurious two-seat saloon which can carry four adults when necessary, it recorded almost 140mph as a two-way mean speed over the measured mile. Yet we were able to record acceleration figures from 10mph in the same gear ratio."' reported The Motor magazine.

That the DB4 was able to manifest this rare combination of unrestrained high performance and civilised docility was down to its magnificent engine. A new design by Tadek Marek, the DB4's all-alloy, twin-overhead-camshaft six featured 'square' bore and stroke dimensions of 92mm for a displacement of 3,670cc, and developed its maximum output of 240bhp at 5,500rpm. The David Brown gearbox was a new four-speed all-synchromesh unit. An immensely strong platform-type chassis replaced the DB2/4's multi-tubular spaceframe, the latter being considered incompatible with Touring's Superleggera body construction which employed its own lightweight tubular structure to support the aluminium-alloy body panels. The DB2/4's trailing-link IFS gave way to unequal-length wishbones, while at the rear the DB4 sported a live axle located by trailing links and a Watts linkage instead of its predecessor's Panhard rod.

Manufactured between October 1958 and June 1963, the DB4 developed through no fewer than five series, however, it should be made clear that the cars were not thus designated by the factory, this nomenclature having been suggested subsequently by the Aston Martin Owners Club to aid identification as the model evolved. The first series had already undergone a number of improvements, including the fitting of heavy-duty bumpers after the first 50 cars, before the second series arrived in January 1960.

According to its accompanying copy 'Aston Martin Ltd (AML) Build Sheet and Service Records', this particular Series II example - chassis number DB4/415/R - was supplied new via Raymond Mays to Rowland Hunt Esq. of Aswardby Hall, Spilsby on November 11th 1960. Acquired by watchmaker Bentima Co Ltd of 168 Old St, EC1 the following April, a copy continuation logbook on file shows that ownership later transferred to James Mario Elliot of Carlisle Place, SW1, and subsequently Brenda Diane Making, Anthony Elliott and C. Benge (interestingly, the latter three all quoted 28 Carlingford Road, Morden, Surrey as their address). The same document also reveals that the DB4 was upgraded with a later series powerplant during the 1960s (engine number 370/894 supplanting 370/487). Early DB4 engines were prone to failure hence the reason that Aston Martin added an oil cooler to its specification as the model evolved. Part of a private European collection from the late 1980s through until 2014 when it was sold by the Landmark Car Co Ltd.

Chassis DB4/415/R was then treated to a 'top-end' engine overhaul including replacement big valve cylinder head by Motronic Automotive Services of Iver at a cost of some £9,411.47. The car was subsequently despatched to marque specialist, Chicane Classics, for over £30,000 worth of attention to its steering, brakes, front/rear suspension, exhaust and tyres etc. When all things mechanical had been returned to top form, the Aston was superbly repainted in a lovely shade of California Sage Metallic.

The result of all this impressive work was evident a few years ago when the car was offered to auction and hammered at a, not insignificant, £433,000. DB4/415/R has since resided with our vendor, who is well known to Silverstone Auctions, for the past four years, used lightly and completely cossetted.

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Lot # 1013 (Sale Order: 13 of 189)      

A breath-taking modern classic Gullwing with just 6,915 miles from new.

  • Right-hand drive, just 6,915 miles from new with recent main dealer service
  • Finished in stunning Le Mans Sapphire Red Metallic, one of nine exclusive colours
  • Roof-hinged gullwing doors pay homage to the iconic 300SL
  • Front/mid-mounted, aluminium-alloy, dry-sumped, normally aspirated 6.2-litre V8
  • Structured and panelled entirely in aluminium; lightweight carbon-fibre driveshafts
  • 0 - 62mph in 3.8 seconds, 197mph/563bhp at 6800rpm/479lb ft at 4750rpm
  • Superbly presented and correctly maintained, this desirable modern classic would be at home in any collection of important motor cars

Jaguar E-Type fans will undoubtedly disagree but perhaps the most recognisable sports car of the 1950s was the classic Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. With its dramatic doors, this was the ultimate supercar of its time and the very mention of the name evokes memories of Grace Kelly and grainy black and white racing footage. It was the embodiment of half a century of Mercedes motorsport pedigree and pleasingly, became the inspiration for a modern interpretation - the brand's equally desirable SLS AMG model, launched in 2010.

It's not just the gullwing doors that awaken reminiscences of the legendary 300 SL as the characteristic wide radiator grille with the large Mercedes-Benz star and the wing-like fin are also reminiscent of the face of that historic sports car. The three-dimensional, sculptured front with the low, v-shaped, front skirt with lateral indentations gives this new gullwing a powerful, almost aggressive stance on the road, a sort of 'don't mess with me' look. The car's dominance is underscored by six large air intakes and the wide-set, Bi-Xenon vertical headlamps.

There's something utterly beguiling about a large capacity V8 and the one you'll find under the bonnet of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is an absolute peach. It's a 6.2-litre unit and was the first V8 from the AMG stable to be designed from the ground up, with its initial application being in the E63 super-saloon. The engine was further developed for the SLS with a dry-sump set-up and 120 unique parts and, in this guise, could muster a very healthy 563bhp. It's a simply superb engine and even when running on a light throttle it rumbles and crackles like distant thunder and lightning. It's mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission complete with a 'Race Start' launch-control system enabling a claimed 0-62mph time of 3.8secs and a top speed of 197mph.

The SLS is one of those machines that had modern-classic written all over it from the moment it first saw the light of day and Mercedes themselves state on record that they will only build such a special car once every 50 years or so and there was never any replacement either planned or offered. Whilst it was the first car to be fully designed by AMG in-house, it was sadly the last to be fitted with a naturally aspirated V8, the most powerful normally aspirated engine they had ever built. However, it wasn't just a case of prodigious power and retro-inspired styling that made the SLS a modern icon as, when EVO magazine pitched it up against some pretty serious rivals, it won the motoring press over with its blend of all-round ability and everyday usability. Pitched head-to-head with Aston's V12 Vantage, Ferrari's 599HGTE and the evergreen Porsche 911 Turbo 'S', the AMG's depth of talent won the day.

This particular SLS is a right-hand drive example that has covered only 6,915 miles from new. It's finished in striking AMG Le Mans Sapphire Red paintwork, a colour that suits the car perfectly and was used by Mercedes for many of the press images of their new supercar, and sits on AMG double-spoke alloys. It features a 'Designo' interior in Anthracite Nappa Leather with White stitching and Carbon interior trim and an Alcantara roof lining. Extensively equipped with rear-view camera, parking sensors, memory seats, steering column and mirror, AMG steering wheel, Command APS, SatNav, Automatic climate control, headlamp washing equipment and Bi-xenon headlights. Our vendor, who is a significant private collector and well known to Silverstone Auctions, bought this SLS in March 2017 from the London based dealer, Autovero, and it has resided in his collection ever since.

Accompanying the SLS is a good history file detailing maintenance and servicing, including history from South Africa pre-2016, shortly before being imported into the UK where it has been ever since. In September 2020, the SLS will be serviced by a Mercedes main dealer, ensuring that this breathtaking red Gullwing is ready for its next owner to instantly enjoy.

2010 Porsche 911 (997.2) Turbo S

Lot # 1014 (Sale Order: 14 of 189)      

A 'C16', right-hand drive, Turbo S with just 25,553 miles from new in special order Ruby Red Metallic

  • UK-supplied (C16-spec) on the 30/09/2010 as a rare S variant of the formidable 997 Turbo
  • 3,800cc DOHC twin-turbo flat 6-cylinder producing 530 bhp at 6,000 rpm via the 7-Speed PDK Transaxle
  • Handsomely finished in the rare colour of Ruby Red Metallic with a well-optioned black leather interior
  • Diligently maintained by Porsche main dealers, most recently in January 2019 when two new tyres were fitted
  • With just 25,553 miles the car is offered from the private collection of a long-term Silverstone Auctions client
  • Presented to auction in superb order with a history file, service book, tool kits, fresh MOT and UK V5c

The facelifted version of Porsche's 997 Turbo was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. It was fitted with a completely new 3.8-litre engine generating a maximum power output of 530bhp, thanks to revised Borg-Warner variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers, whilst the optional 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox replaced the Tiptronic. With PDK and the also optional Sport-Chrono package, which includes the availability of electronically controlled launch control and an over-boost function for temporarily increasing the turbo-pressure, Porsche claimed the 911 Turbo would accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and before reaching a top speed of a staggering 194 mph.

Porsche has traditionally raised the appeal of the 911 Turbo during the latter part of its lifecycle with a heavily optioned 'S' model and the 997 Turbo is no exception. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre engine of the regular Turbo model has been subtly tweaked to boost performance and receives a nominal 1.0 bar of boost (against 0.8 bar on the standard version) along with lightly modified turbocharger vanes and a carbon fibre air manifold to endow the S with 530bhp and a continuous (not over-boosted) 516lb ft of torque. That's 30bhp and 37lb ft more than the Turbo resulting in a class-leading (at the time) 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds although the top speed remained unchanged.

This powerful, second generation, 997 Turbo S was delivered through Porsche Centre Reading on the 30th September 2010 resplendent in the rare colour of Ruby Red Metallic. Combined with the very well optioned black leather interior, the car presents as a refined Grand Tourer, but with 'supercar' performance. This Turbo S has been looked after by authorised Porsche service centres at the following intervals:

22/10/2012 Porsche Centre West London at 8,094 miles

22/07/2015 Porsche Centre Solihull at 13,429 miles

27/01/2017 Porsche Centre Brooklands, Surrey at 18,683 miles

25/01/2019 Porsche Centre Brooklands, Surrey at 25,298 miles

Now showing 25,553 miles, this pristine Porsche is presented to auction in superb order with a history file, service book, tool kits, fresh MOT and a UK V5c

Combining earth-shattering performance with genuine day-to-day usability, the Turbo S is untouchable, and in this delightful colour combination and sensibly guided, appears irresistible.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Harry Whale on 07919 887 374 / harry@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Porsche
Model: 997 Turbo S Gen 2
Year: 2010
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZBS760826
Engine Number: SB02071
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 25300 miles
Body Colour: Rubin Red Metallic
Interior Colour: Black

2010 Porsche 911 (997.2) GT3 Clubsport

Lot # 1015 (Sale Order: 15 of 189)      

A rare 'C16', right-hand drive, Gen 2 with just 6,960 miles from new and only one previous owner.

  • A 3.8-litre, manual box, 429bhp, Generation 2 Factory Clubsport. Only one previous owner
  • Classically finished in Guards Red with Black Nomex carbon fibre Carrera GT seats
  • Leather dashboard, Alcantara steering wheel and gear lever, Alcantara roof lining
  • Full main dealer service history, most recent at Porsche Centre Silverstone, August 2019
  • New Michelin Tyres. Partial PPF and a ceramic coating (nine years)
  • Supplied with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
  • These rare Clubsports are a must-have road car for racing drivers and collectors alike

This was the final evolution of Porsche's acclaimed 997 GT3 Series, reflecting the changes made for the second generation of the 997 911. Porsche's GT Series cars are produced in limited numbers by their Motorsport Division, alongside the racecars on which the GT3 is based, and as such the GT3 had been absent from Porsche's price list since the tail end of 2007.

The Generation 2 car was powered by an enlarged version of the motorsport-derived, flat-six, now displacing 3.8-litres instead of 3.6, increasing power by 20bhp to 429bhp. Torque is also bolstered, particularly through the mid-range, whilst economy and emissions also benefitted and significant aerodynamic tweaks generated substantial extra downforce neatly offset by the larger engine's increased torque. Other detailed changes included lighter wheels, with a single centre bolt, shaving 2.5kg from the unsprung mass, and larger yet lighter front discs.

This particular Clubsport is a rare 'C16', right-hand drive, Gen 2 with just 6,960 miles from new and only one previous owner. The accompanying Certificate of Authenticity confirms that the car was first registered on the 15th October 2010 in Guards Red (G1G1) with the 'Clubsport' package and was supplied through Porsche Centre Silverstone.

The certificate also confirms that the optional equipment when delivered new was as follows: Clubsport Sports package, Dynamic Engine Mount, Cruise control, Sound package plus, Windscreen with grey top tint, 6-point belt passenger side, Chrono package plus, telephone module, six-disc CD/DVD autochanger, floor mats, three-spoke sports Alcantara steering wheel, Universal audio, interface, sports bucket seats, automatically dimming mirrors with integrated rain sensor, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and navigation module and Carbon Outer Door-sill guards.

Our vendor is the second owner, having bought this GT3 from his friend in 2018. Porsche Centre Silverstone conducted the first service in 2013 with Porsche Centre Leeds then being entrusted with the next two services in 2015 and 2017. The most recent service was carried out by Porsche Centre Silverstone in August 2019, when the mileage was 6,318, meaning that this car has been exclusively serviced by main Porsche dealers from new. Accompanying the car are all the usual books, the aforementioned Certificate of Authenticity, all service and maintenance invoices along with a 111-point Porsche Check from 2018 and the factory-supplied fire extinguisher and mounting carrier which have never been out of the box. Our vendor informs us that the GT3 has also been subject to a full-frontal PPF (up to the windscreen) and a ceramic coating (9 years).

With a proper manual gearbox, 45-years of continuous 911 development and a 3.8-litre flat-six, it's little wonder that these GT3s are a favourite amongst motoring journalists and have become a must-have road car for racing drivers and collectors alike.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Harry Whale on 07919 887 374 / harry@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Porsche
Model: 911 (997 Gen 2) GT3 Clubsport
Year: 2010
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZBS780714
Engine Number: 61B23823
Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 6960 miles
Body Colour: Guards Red
Interior Colour: Black Leather

1996 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS

Lot # 1016 (Sale Order: 16 of 189)      

The 993 RS was undoubtedly Stuttgart's most pure and refined form of the final generation, air-cooled 911.

  • An original French-market, left-hand drive, RS finished in Speed Yellow with the Clubsport Aero kit
  • 3.8-litre flat-6, VarioRam intake and remapped ECU create 300bhp fed to the rear wheels
  • Imported to the UK in 1999 and enjoys a full and detailed history since then
  • The car was re-shelled by Porsche when it was a year old (in 1997)
  • Matching numbers (engine/gearbox) and remains in standard factory specification
  • 55,148km (34,267 miles), only two UK owners and carefully stored for the last three years
  • Superbly presented in a fabulous colour this 993 RS offers some of the most visceral thrills available in a road-going Porsche

Perhaps the most focused and fastest normally aspirated Porsche 911 produced by the factory to date is the 993 Carrera RS 3.8, a veritable 'wolf in wolf's' clothing which makes no attempt to hide its singular intent of covering ground as quickly as possible. This extremely rare and desirable car was the ultimate evolution of Porsche's Type 993, and in turn, was a step up from the 964 RS. As Porsche historian Karl Ludvigsen wrote in his authoritative 'Excellence Was Expected', "the RS 3.8 was one of several models built to fulfil the company's grass-roots commitment to GT racing."

It was based on the Carrera Cup competition car and specifically conceived as a homologation special (RSR3.8) in a sufficient quantity (at least 50 units) to qualify it for the BPR GT3 and GT4 categories. It was offered only to the European market and appeared after the original 3.6-litre engine RS of 1992 had gone out of production. The 3.8, says Ludvigsen, represented the first major alteration to the 964's air-cooled six. The standard 3.6-litre engine of the Carrera RS was bumped up to 3,746 cubic centimetres by an increase in its bore to 102 millimetres, but it still retained the RS' standard 76.4-millimetre stroke.

This engine, the Type M64/20, was fitted with Porsche's innovative Varioram variable-length intake system, and with 11.6:1 compression, it produced a very healthy 300bhp at 6,500 rpm (with a 7,100 rpm limit) and 262ft.lb.ft of torque at 5,400 rpm. Ludvigsen also noted that the 3.8 boasted newly designed forged pistons of reduced height and a relocated wrist pin, both of which helped keep piston weight below that of the base engine. The new engine also featured dual oil coolers and lightened rocker arms. The latest version (2.10) of the Bosch Motronic engine-management system kept tight control over both the twin-plug ignition and the fuel delivery through individual-port throttle bodies. A new hot-film sensor replaced the previous flapper-valve arrangement, and at the exhaust end of the equation, waste gasses were fed through a pair of catalytic converters and out the twin tailpipes.

Along with the engine updates, an important component of this competition-oriented machine was to make it as light as possible. The RS was brought down to a svelte 1,280kgs by deleting such amenities as the headliner, electric windows, electric mirrors, central locking, intermittent windscreen wipers, radio speakers, power-adjustable seats, a rear defroster, airbags, and sound insulation. Removal of all these bits resulted in an effective weight loss of 100kgs. The 3.8 RS package added a number of performance features to the car, which included thinner window glass (reminiscent of that used on the famed 1973 RS 2.7), simplified interior lighting, an alloy front boot lid and doors, lightweight interior door cards, Recaro sports seats, a front strut brace, ball-joint front damper mounts, and adjustable anti-roll bars with five positions for the 24mm front bar and three positions for the 21mm rear piece. There was also a limited-slip differential, an anti-lock system for the 993 Turbo brakes with red callipers, ABD traction control, and bodywork, which included a large adjustable fibreglass Group 1 rear wing with ram-air intakes in place of the modest fixed tail spoiler that came on the lesser RS.

There are also special rocker panel fairings and small winglets at the front corners of the deeper front spoiler, both of which were shown in wind-tunnel testing to assist in guiding air past the wheel openings, and air ducts are present in the nose to assist with brake cooling. Inside, the cockpit boasts drilled pedals and an additional dead-pedal, a centre storage console, a 930 S-style steering wheel, and an emergency ignition shut-off.

Power is delivered through a Type G50/31 six-speed manual transmission, with its gearing optimised for acceleration rather than top speed. Immense 265/35ZR-18R tyres in the rear and 225/40ZR-18 tyres in the front are mounted on specially made 18-inch "Speedline for Porsche" three-piece, light-alloy wheels with magnesium centres,( 9" front and 11"rear).

1990 Ferrari Testarossa

Lot # 1017 (Sale Order: 17 of 189)      

A best-of-breed UK/RHD example with just 22,700 miles.

  • Modern, aerodynamic and efficient body shape, with distinctive side strakes
  • 4.9-litre V12 producing 390bhp, capable of 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and 196mph
  • One of just 438 UK-market, right-hand drive examples
  • 22,700 miles from new; appears to be original paint; magazine featured
  • Offered with its leather wallet, handbooks, service book, old invoices and MOTs
  • Recent service with bills on file for £4,975 including belts
  • At the time, regarded by many as possibly the best car Ferrari had ever built

When Ferrari introduced the Testarossa at the Lido on the Champs-Elysees on the eve of the 1984 Paris Salon de l'Auto, it caused a sensation. The crisp, square-cut almost deliberately functional lines and superior mechanical specification instantly rendered the 512BBi yesterday's car and the new car was now regarded as possibly the best car Ferrari had ever built.

The name 'Testarossa', literally Redhead, became synonymous with Ferrari sports racing cars in the '50s and '60s and was resurrected at that seminal 1984 launch. Housing a sweet and free-revving 4.9-litre flat dry-sumped V12 engine producing 390bhp, now cooled by rear positioned radiators, the car was capable of a respectable 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds and a top speed of c180mph. Produced between 1984 and 1991, some 7,177 Testarossas were made in total. Once again, time showed Pininfarina's design to be durable, and throughout the 1980s, the distinctive 'strakes' were echoed in other design disciplines from cars to kettles. However, although the design may have seemed to be 'of the moment', the Testarossa proved itself to be a well-built car, and despite its 'Eiger-rivaling' list price, turned out to be Ferrari's most successful model ever.

The final evolution of the model (sometimes called '88.5' models) featured a lot more changes than just the new five-stud wheels. There were modifications to the steering column, suspension, including the dampers, a wider track and new brake discs. From 1989, Testarossas ran the 'B'-spec motor with KE-Jetronic and catalytic converters.

Today, the Testarossa is a design icon, symbolic of eighties culture, and despite a period in the "boondocks", its popularity is returning rapidly. It is not a surprise really since the Testarossa offers a rare package of serious performance, practicality, and reasonable comfort and confidence-inspiring handling at high speed that becomes almost addictive.

The car presented here is a 1990 Ferrari Testarossa, the penultimate year of manufacture, and is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive example, one of just 438 such cars. Combined with a verifiable mileage of just 22,700 miles from new, and an overall condition wholly commensurate with this figure, you are looking at a very special and desirable Ferrari. With what is believed to be its original paintwork and accompanied by an enviable service history (HR Owen and Lancaster Ferrari in the early days, followed by Ferrari specialists thereafter), this car would grace any collection or make any owner extremely proud.

Finished in the classic combination of Rosso Red and Nero hide, this car is the definitive Testarossa. It was subject to its annual service and cambelt change in 2014 by Ferrari specialist Kent High Performance Cars and more recently, in June 2019, benefitted from a comprehensive service (including belts) at specialists Alexanders Prestige Cars.

This actual car was selected to feature in Classic & Sportscar's 70th Anniversary of Ferrari magazine article, where it received high praise (copy in the history file). It's offered with the leather wallet, handbooks, service book, a large collection of invoices, old MOTs, original parts catalogue, tool kit and a fitted car cover.

Our friend, contributor, and revered car expert, Harry Metcalfe, had been seeking a Testarossa for a long time to join his collection, fulfilling that aspiration in 2014. He comments that the magnificent engine dominates the experience with that unique flat-12 howl and that using/living with a Testarossa is far easier than people think, with visibility, useably and servicing being wholly acceptable; he states that he'll certainly remain a Testarossa owner for a very long time! Why not join him?

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Joe Watts on 07779 082 707 / joe@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

1956 Jaguar XK140 3.4 SE Roadster (Manual)

Lot # 1018 (Sale Order: 18 of 189)      

A matching numbers, fully restored example.

  • The XK140 stayed true to the elegantly flowing lines of the 120
  • Built on 23/02/1956 and exported to the USA
  • Bought by our vendor from a UK classic car specialist as a complete example
  • Comprehensive ground-up restoration to a superb standard, only finished last year
  • Confirmed by inspection to be matching numbers. Fitted with a C-Type head
  • All relevant documents, including V5c, invoices, photos and a Heritage Certificate

Jaguar Cars launched the XK140 at the London Motor Show in October 1954 with a raft of improvements over its predecessor, the landmark XK120. The styling was enhanced by a revised grille and larger bumpers along with new rear lights, which now incorporated the indicators. The handling was improved by rack and pinion steering and telescopic dampers and the interior space was enlarged to allow the addition of occasional rear seats.

The power unit remained Jaguar's well-tried, 3.4-litre, twin-cam six, which now produced 190bhp in standard trim thanks to higher-lift camshafts and revised porting. To ensure reliability, steel bearing caps replaced the previous cast-iron type. A close-ratio gearbox enabled better use to be made of the increased performance whilst a Laycock de Normanville overdrive became an option for the first time. Special Equipment (SE) XK140s came with wire wheels and Lucas fog lamps and could be ordered with an engine developing 210bhp courtesy of the 'C'-type cylinder head.

Dispatched from Browns Lane on the 6th March 1956, this left-hand-drive XK140 Roadster, equipped to 'SE' specification, with the desirable 'C'-type cylinder head and a manual gearbox, was delivered new to Jaguar Cars New York.

Seeing its potential, some 35 years later, the XK made the return journey and was acquired by a classic car specialist. Our vendor, a car enthusiast and trained engineer, purchased the car (as a wholly complete and matching numbers example) from the specialist, Yorkshire Vintage & Classic Car Company, in November 1991, with the decision to set about a complete, ground-up, restoration. Due to restoring an XK150 in the meantime, this XK140 had to wait its turn, but this painstaking project was completed only recently. It included input from many marque specialists, including Leaping Cats Ltd. and Lanes Cars. Pleasingly, its original engine and gearbox (the latter being stripped and rebuilt by Charles Roberts, with new components bought from Alan George, and the cylinder head reconditioned by Vintage Sports Engines of Llanbister) remained in place, with the former sent to specialists S.Brunt Ltd. Precision Engineers to be stripped, inspected, rebored and fully rebuilt. The clutch mechanism has been upgraded from mechanical to hydraulic. The bodywork was taken back to bare metal and completely refinished in a beautiful shade of Cream (as per its HC). All mechanical components were either restored or replaced and the full rolling chassis (repaired, sand-blasted, zinc sprayed, painted and Waxoyled) prepared to be reunited with the rebuilt engine. The interior was beautifully re-trimmed in Oxblood leather and new carpets fitted.

This sparkling XK now presents in superb condition and is described as running and driving very well as you might expect. It is accompanied by the owner's file which contains multiple invoices, photographs of the restoration, and a Heritage Certificate

Offered at a very sensible guide, this is an opportunity to own a very stylish, sought after and collectable Jaguar from a point in time when the world was very different. All that is left to do is to brim the tank, fill the picnic basket and set off on a beautiful sunny afternoon.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Joe Watts on 07779 082 707 / joe@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Jaguar
Model: XK140 3.4 SE Roadster (Manual)
Year: 1956
Chassis Number: S812139
Engine Number: G7039-8S
Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Left-hand Drive
Body Colour: Cream
Interior Colour: Oxblood

2007 Bentley Continental GTC

Lot # 1019 (Sale Order: 19 of 189)      

Simply exquisite with one fastidious owner and only 4,378 miles.

Unveiled in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Continental GT was a different animal altogether. Very importantly, the car differed significantly from the previous Continental R and T models in terms of its place in the overall scheme of things and, although much of the car is hand-assembled it is, essentially, a mass-produced vehicle made in significantly larger numbers. It is not a coachbuilt extravagance of the past and, as a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R, and this comparative affordability immediately exposed the car to an entirely different and much wider customer base. Introduced at the New York Motor Show in April 2006, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible (or GTC) also benefited from generally being considered "affordable" (even though it wasn't really) and proved an immediate sales success. From time immemorial, car manufacturers have struggled with slicing the top off their saloons and retaining a degree of stiffness and Bentley naturally encountered the same problem. Determined to engineer the most torsionally rigid open four-seater that money could buy, the Crewe manufacturer incorporated additional steel tubing within the newcomer's A-posts and windscreen frame, reinforced its sills and cross-braced the floorplan to a greater degree. The result was a class-leading 16,595ft.lb per degree which was not far away from the car's tin-topped sibling. The Convertible utilised the same smoothly powerful, twin-turbocharged, 6-litre W12 engine, Torsen-based permanent four-wheel-drive system, massive ABS-backed disc brakes, and sophisticated all-round independent air suspension. Electro-hydraulically operated, the Bentley's luxuriously padded fabric roof not only stowed away neatly but provided almost limousine levels of refinement. Reputedly capable of over 190mph with the top down, the GTC featured two sturdy steel hoops concealed beneath its rear headrests which could be deployed within fractions of a second if the onboard computer sensed an impending roll. Arguably more of a 2+2 than a true four-seater, the Bentley could raise or lower its hood at speeds of up to 20mph, which was handy, and quite good fun, in slow-moving traffic. It comes with its cased wind deflector.

Finished in Beluga Black with Magnolia leather, this exquisite Bentley GTC has covered only 4,378 miles in the hands of its only owner. Supplied new by Bentley Birmingham, the comprehensive specification included 20-inch painted seven-spoke alloys and power boot opening and closing. The Magnolia interior is a beautiful combination of matched main hide and secondary coverings to much of the cabin and the feel of opulence is enhanced by the deep Beluga lambs wool front mats with the Piano black details adding a touch of glamour. The car's first service was conducted at 1,576 miles in 2008 and has it has been very sparingly used and cossetted in a personal collection rarely leaving the garaging.

Make no mistake, it's hard to distinguish this stunning Bentley GTC from the day it was delivered new in 2007 such is its condition. One of the worlds best Grand Tourer convertibles at a fraction of its original price.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Lionel Abbott on 07831 574 381 / lionel@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

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Specification
Make: Bentley
Model: Continental GTC
Year: 2007
Chassis Number: SCBDE23W37C045623
Engine Number: 5546
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 4378 miles
Body Colour: Beluga Black
Interior Colour: Magnolia

1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport

Lot # 1020 (Sale Order: 20 of 189)      

A very special CS, maintained and enhanced to exacting standards.

  • Track-focused run-out model adopting the philosophy of 'less is more'. One of the best-handling Porsche models ever
  • First registered as one of the infamous factory 'S-L' cars, spending almost three years in Porsche ownership at Zuffenhausen, performing official duties as a 1994 MY car
  • Our vendor, a well-known Club Sport owner of almost 20 years, estimates to have spent over 150hrs going through the car working closely with Porsche specialist, 'PIE Performance'
  • Subtle driver-focused enhancements including KW Variant 3 suspension system, Quaife ATB differential, M030 callipers, M030 anti-roll bars etc.
  • Really striking in Speed Yellow, a model-specific registration number and always maintained by renowned marque specialists

Long-term Porsche devotees will be all too familiar with the 968, introduced to the world back in 1991, and as it turned out, was to be the end of the line for Porsche's enduring front-engined four-cylinder model line. The 968 was developed directly from the 944, which meant adopting its well-honed and well-proven running gear, whilst presenting a fresh design aesthetic that made it feel like a significantly new model.

The standard 968 was a great all-round sports car, but as a last 'hurrah' to this enduring lineage Porsche wanted to create a car tailored more for the pure enthusiast and, in particular, one that would excel in competition. In late 1992, the 968 'Club Sport' was introduced and, whilst it was mechanically identical to the standard 968 and shared the same 3.0-litre engine (producing 225lb-ft of torque and 240bhp) and 6-speed gearbox (situated at the rear axle, which helped give the car it's excellent weight distribution), it differed in a number of important ways.

This track-focused run-out model adopted the philosophy of 'less is more' by removing all luxury-related equipment from the basic build specification. With the no-frills approach, less weight and clever suspension, Porsche could now focus media attention on the Club Sport's fast road and track abilities. As soon as the press got hold of the Club Sport and discovered what a brilliant drivers' car it was, the credibility of the 968 went through the roof. Even Walter Röhrl reckoned it was the best handling car that Porsche made (after driving an example previously owned by our vendor). The CS achieved a 'Performance Car of The Year' award in 1993 from Performance Car magazine in the UK.

In total, just 1,923 CS examples were produced worldwide and it's now rightly regarded as one of the best driving Porsche cars ever made.

The car presented here is a very special Club Sport and was first delivered new to Dr Ing h.c.f. Porsche at PorscheStraße 42, Stuttgart 70435; chassis 96ZRS815311 was ordered in almost standard specification with the only exceptions to Clubsport puritanism being a sunroof and a Blaupunkt RCR42 radio cassette.

As enthusiasts will know, the standard factory Club Sport specification comprises lowered suspension, colour-coded wheels, lightweight fixed bucket seats, reduced sound deadening, manual window regulators/mirrors, cable boot release, a lighter wiring loom/alternator/battery and only a single radiator fan.

Registered as one of the infamous factory 'S-L' cars, S-LU 8167 spent almost three years in Porsche ownership at Zuffenhausen performing official duties as a 1994 Model Year car.

Between 1994 and 1996m, the service book shows 4 services, all stamped by the factory service centre at 4,900km (03/94), 22,783km (09/94), 44,680km (06/95) & 58,460km (01/96) and showing the same Auftrag Nr. (order) of 73534530.

On the 3rd July 1996, an official warranty card shows the warranty being extended at 61,000km and a TUV Certificate in November 1996 shows 63,000km

In November 1996, German documents show the ownership was transferred from Porsche to Friedemann Schnieder of Furth, Nuremberg and registered as Fu-E 7635.

In January 1998, the car was imported into the United Kingdom at 82,200km by a James Whitely who passed the vehicle to renowned Porsche specialists, 'AutoFarm' in Oxfordshire. Its first MOT was dated 27/01/98 and it was registered as L826 LTF on the 30th January 1998 prior to being sold on the 6th February 1998 to Alan Durrant of Bristol.

1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

Lot # 1021 (Sale Order: 21 of 189)      

An exceptional opportunity to own a very significant Austin-Healey Frog-Eye Sprite

  • A rather famous Frog-Eye, the property of the late Mike Garton and his wife Lyn
  • Mike was a highly respected Sprite racer in the 1960s, BRDC member and MSA FIA scrutineer
  • He worked for a time at BMC Special Tuning and wrote 'Tuning BMC Sportscars'
  • Recently (2020) refreshed by the Bodyshop in Buckingham Ford at a cost of £3,000
  • Fresh British Racing Green paint as well as new door hinges, new windscreen rubbers and a new fuel pump
  • Fitted with an Ashley bonnet, white hardtop, silver wires and a 998cc power unit
  • The car appears immaculate and you might struggle to find a better one

The Austin-Healey Sprite was conceived during the early months of 1956 at a meeting between Austin's Leonard Lord and Donald Healey, to fill a gap in the market left by the demise of the MG TD and TF Midgets, which had been replaced by the larger MGA. Produced from 1958 to 1971, it was intended as a low-cost model that "a chap could keep in his bike shed". Designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company but built by the MG factory at Abingdon, it was affectionately known as the "Frog-eye" Sprite because of the prominent positioning of the round headlights on top of the bonnet. The car featured a 948cc A-series BMC engine producing some 43bhp and offering a top speed of 83mph, but this car is not about top speed - it's about being a fun sports car and open-top motoring, both of which are epitomised by the much-loved original Mk1 Frogeyed Sprites.

This particular car was owned by the, sadly recently passed, Mike Garton, who was a very highly respected Sprite racer in the 1960s, BRDC member and MSA FIA scrutineer. His love of Sprites was shared by his widow, Lyn, and together they both enjoyed many special trips, tours and road rallies in this particular little car. They have owned it for the last 18 years and cherished it accordingly. Mike had the car repainted earlier in 2020 by the Bodyshop of Buckingham Ford and their invoice for over £3,000 is in the small history file. The original history file has currently not been found but it is apparent that in addition to the recent repaint a new fuel pump has been fitted, as well as new door hinges and new rubber surrounding the windscreen.

The car also comes with a white factory hardtop (complete with padded protective cover) and tonneau cover as well as the soft top. The original, matching numbers gearbox is also included in the sale although not currently fitted, however, the replacement drives well and the little car runs extremely smoothly as one might expect being the property of such an accomplished driver and engineer.

It's fitted with an 'Ashley' bonnet and 998cc engine that was freshly rebuilt by Mike in 2015. Significantly, he wrote the book, "Tuning BMC Sportscars" following his period working for BMC Special Tuning - so you can be pretty sure this little car is going to drive as well as any Sprite out there! Mike was also President of the Healey Drivers Club and a member of The Austin Healey Club as well as a very proud member of the famous BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club) who are the owners of the world-famous Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire. The car is a regular contender at club Concours events and also at the annual Silverstone Classic. The dashboard is covered in plaques reflecting the many and varied events that Mike, Lyn and the car have been involved in over the last 20 years or so and today represents a special opportunity to buy a car with exceptional provenance and enjoy some great events in the future.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Nick Whale on 07831 440 158 / nick@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Austin-Healey
Model: Sprite
Year: 1959
Chassis Number: AN5 10219
Engine Number: 9CU-H/9989
Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 16438 miles
Body Colour: Green
Interior Colour: Black

1987 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo

Lot # 1022 (Sale Order: 22 of 189)      

A 'C16', UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 930 Turbo in Guards Red with 51,480 miles from new.

  • Delivered through Parks of Exeter in April 1987 in Guards Red with black leather
  • Post-1983 930/66 engine with Motronic management. 300bhp, 0-60 in 5.2 secs and 161mph
  • Options include 'Sport' seats with electric height adjustment, sunroof and rear seat belts
  • 15 years storage before being recommissioned this year by Classic Car Workshop
  • Reconditioned Turbo and Cylinder Heads
  • Accompanied by the original book pack, service book and invoice for recent work

During 1977/78, Porsche increased the capacity of their 930 Turbo from 3.0 to 3.3-litres and an air-to-air intercooler was positioned under the rear spoiler. The spoiler was re-profiled and raised slightly to make room for the intercooler assembly, and this meant saying goodbye to the 'whale-tail' and welcoming the equally distinctive 'tea-tray'. By cooling the pressurised air charge, power was increased from 260bhp to 300bhp, bringing the 0-60 mph time down to 5.0 seconds, and the larger engine also helped reduce the turbo-lag inherent in the earlier version. Porsche also upgraded the brakes to units similar to those used on their 917 race-car but was able to keep the original strengthened gearbox, which had the benefit of freeing up space inside the casing for larger and stronger gear clusters, with an impressive torque capacity of 475lbs ft.

This 930 Turbo is a 'C16', UK-supplied, right-hand drive, classically finished in Guards Red with black leather and is showing 51,480 miles. Options when new include Sport seats with electric height adjustment, sunroof and rear belts. In more recent times, this Turbo has enjoyed a mechanical overhaul following 15 years of dry storage. Classic Car Workshop carried out the refresh and there is an invoice in the history file detailing the work, which includes new tyres, reconditioned turbo and cylinder heads.

Accompanied by its original book pack, service book with numerous invoices and guided very sensibly considering the mileage and condition, this sparkling 930 Turbo is ready to return to the road and do what 300bhp Porsche Turbos do best!

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Harry Whale on 07919 887 374 / harry@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Porsche
Model: 911 (930) Turbo
Year: 1987
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ93ZHS000517
Engine Number: 67H00559
Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 51480 miles
Body Colour: Guards Red
Interior Colour: Black

1962 Jaguar 3.8 Mk2 Manual 5 Speed

Lot # 1023 (Sale Order: 23 of 189)      

A superbly presented Mk2, fastidiously restored and sensibly and subtly upgraded.

  • Original UK Jaguar Mk2 supplied new to Byatt's of Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Matching engine and chassis numbers
  • Classic 3.8 motivation with a desirable 5-speed Getrag gearbox
  • Full restoration from a dipped and phosphate treated bodyshell
  • Sensibly and subtly upgraded with usability and enjoyment in mind
  • Fresh from a six-year rebuild and now awaiting its next custodian
  • One of the nicest Mk2s we have seen for a long time
  • Your earliest inspection is encouraged and welcomed

Finished in Midnight Blue with Light Grey Hide piped in Blue. A true labour of love carried out over a six-year period by Devon Classic Cars, producing this superbly restored, subtly modified and upgraded Mk2 Jaguar.

This original, right-hand drive, UK example has been restored from a bare shell. After being stripped of every component, the shell was acid dipped, repaired as required, including the doors, wings, sills and crow's feet, before being phosphate treated for added protection and longevity, with the process to this point covering some 350 hours! A further 300 plus hours were then invested in reassembling the car with every component being rebuilt, upgraded or replaced. The suspension was fully rebuilt incorporating adjustable shock absorbers, a Powerlok differential was fitted and the brakes were upgraded using Coopercraft brake calipers and vented discs.

The engine was completely overhauled (full specification in the History File), a 5-speed Getrag gearbox was fitted as was an alternator, high-torque starter motor, stainless steel sports exhaust and power-assisted rack and pinion steering. At the same time, the engine bay was fully detailed and the battery moved to the boot for aesthetic purposes and enhanced weight distribution. Finally, serious attention was paid to the interior, fully retrimmed in light grey hide piped blue, new wool carpets and headlining with all woodwork being restored to a standard rarely achieved. Other less notable but just as important features include the original steering wheel, new 15'' chrome wire wheels with modern tyres, P600 headlights with LED installations and an all original and complete tool kit. The history file accompanying the Jaguar includes a Heritage Trust Certificate together with a breakdown from Devon Classic Cars of the costs and hours involved in the rebuild.

A superb Mk2 3.8 Jaguar that is as clean underneath as it is on top, sensibly modified for modern-day use and enjoyment. Your earliest inspection is encouraged and welcomed.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Charles Smalley on 07421 007 866 / charles@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Jaguar
Model: Mk2 3.8
Year: 1962
Chassis Number: 206522DN
Engine Number: LB7088.8
Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 52423 miles
Body Colour: Midnight Blue
Interior Colour: Light Grey piped blue

1998 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo

Lot # 1024 (Sale Order: 24 of 189)      

A 'C00' (German-market), left-hand drive, 993 Turbo looking purposeful in 'Triple Black'.

  • German home-market supplied, left-hand drive Turbo indicating just 137,213km (85,260 miles)
  • Finished in gleaming Schwartz Metallic paintwork with black leather interior and black carpets
  • Factory options include; heated electric sports seats, car phone, sunshine roof and Becker CD
  • Comprehensive service history supported by the original service book and a wealth of invoices
  • Offered from long-term enthusiast ownership, a highly collectable and sought after model

The 993 Turbo, introduced in mid-1995, retained a tight hold on the torch of the most powerful 911 variant whilst continuing the general developments and improvements to the breed as a whole. Amongst the new features, was an electronically controlled, viscous coupling, all-wheel-drive system, something Porsche had not offered on a turbocharged model since the 959 and a system that greatly improved the car's usability. Under the engine lid, now topped with a sculpted spoiler tail with downturned edges, resided the 3.6-litre, flat-six fed by twin K16 turbos. Combined with bigger brakes, fatter tires, a wide body and lower stance, the 993 Turbo had evolved into one of the fastest cars on the planet. With all four wheels helping to evenly distribute great handfuls of power, 0-60mph was dispatched in a staggering 3.7 seconds, 100mph whistled by in 5.7 seconds, and the linear forward thrust continued until the speedometer needle had said goodbye to 180mph and you were on conversational terms with the horizon.

Offered here is a German-supplied (C00), left-hand drive 993 Turbo presented in 'triple black' with Schwartz Metallic (L744) paint, black sports seats and black carpets, a colour combination that really suits the car. The speedometer shows just 137,213km (85,260 miles), at the time of cataloguing, which is supported by a detailed service history from both the UK and abroad. Our vendor spotted this beautiful Turbo whilst working overseas, purchased the car on the spot and imported it back to the UK in 2013.

We understand that it has always been dry stored whilst in the UK, exercised regularly in dry weather conditions and maintained to the highest standards. In our vendors' words, ''The car presents in excellent condition with an immaculate interior and just a few small stone chips to the front as might be expected''. They are reluctantly offering their Turbo to market after 8 years of enjoyable ownership including many trouble-free trips to their holiday home in France.

Accompanying this lovely 993 is a history file containing the original Porsche book pack including the Service Book stamped up-to-date, supporting paper invoices, import documents, old MOTs, its current UK V5c and other associated paperwork.

This is a great opportunity to acquire a car that is still considered blisteringly fast some two decades after its production ceased, yet is as docile and friendly as any 911 from the era. It's equally at home in the lanes of Somerset or blasting down the Autoroute to the Cote d'Azur, but either way as an outstanding example of the last of the air-cooled Turbos it will become increasingly sought after as the years go by.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Steven Keen on 07500 040 422 / steven@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Year: 1998
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZWS370593
Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Left-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 136400 kilometers
Body Colour: Black
Interior Colour: Black

1974 BMW 2002 tii

Lot # 1025 (Sale Order: 25 of 189)      

Lovingly restored to the highest standards by a devoted and enthusiastic owner.

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, BMW 2002 tii, beautifully restored and showing 38,000 miles
  • Presented in its original colours with gleaming Malaga Red paintwork
  • Ground-up restored in 2016 with fastidious attention to detail and a few subtle upgrades
  • Interior retrimmed to the original spec using black leather as opposed to vinyl
  • Rare and desirable '73 model year, slim-bumpered "roundie"' with the circular taillight assembly
  • No expense spared with over £60,000 of restoration invoices on file
  • The tii is a handsome classic revered for its superb build quality and tactile road manners

The most significant change in the 2002's lifespan arrived for 1972 in the form of the tii, a fuel-injected model that remained through to the end of 1974. The tii (for "touring international" and "injection") featured Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection that, together with a higher compression ratio and larger valves, boosted output to 130 bhp. The tii also got beefier brake and suspension components, larger-diameter wheels, and a heavier clutch (it was only ever built with a manual box). The mechanical makeover was comprehensive, however, it was hard to tell from the outside as only the 'tii' badge on the rear distinguishes this model.

This beautifully restored, UK-supplied, right-hand drive BMW 2002 tii was manufactured in July 1973 and first registered in April the following year. Our vendor, a BMW club member and lifelong enthusiast, discovered the car in 2015 looking a little sorry for itself after a poor quality respray and many years off the road. The decision was made to set about a ground-up, nut and bolt restoration to bring this desirable 'roundie' (enthusiast's nickname for the early, slim-bumpered, round taillight cars) back to its former glory. The body was refinished in its original colour of Magala Red and the interior retrimmed to the original design using black leather as opposed to the original vinyl. The car has been mostly meticulously restored to original specification including a full engine rebuild with new parts where necessary. A few subtle upgrades include a custom made stainless steel exhaust system, slightly lowered suspension, modern tyres on the original alloys, a leather Nardi steering wheel, heated windscreen and modern electronic ignition.

The result of such a detailed restoration is a desirable and collectable 2002 that presents beautifully and is reported to perform extremely well. Our vendor informs us that the Kugelfischer injection system performs exactly as it should with smooth idle and easy engine starting even when it's hot. The engine revs with ease all the way to 7,000rpm and pulls strongly from 1000rpm. The car retains its original 4-speed manual transmission and handling is described as very agile with a comfortable ride.

Accompanying this 2002 is a history file including £60,000 of restoration invoices, a recent MOT and current V5c. This is a fine example and one of the very last produced with round tail lamps. Our vendor has enjoyed using this super cool classic BMW as a daily driver since its restoration in 2016, when good weather permits, covering a few thousand trouble-free miles, many of them to Marque shows and events including the BMW National Festival at Gaydon and The Silverstone Classic where, naturally, it is much admired.

With restoration bills far exceeding our upper estimate, this is a superb opportunity to own a smart, usable and very practical classic BMW with many more years of enjoyment to offer its lucky new owner.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Steven Keen on 07500 040 422 / steven@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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Specification
Make: BMW
Model: 2002 tii
Year: 1973
Chassis Number: 2752213
Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Right-hand Drive
Odometer Reading: 38000 miles
Body Colour: Malaga Red (Maroon)
Interior Colour: Black
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