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The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction 2020

The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020  |  11:00 AM EUR (BST)
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The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction 2020

The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction 2020

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Our flagship sale will take place on Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August, bringing a superb selection of classic cars to the market via a live online auction.

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

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Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 132)      

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2016 Zenos E10 2.3 R Roadster

Lot # 301 (Sale Order: 2 of 132)      

**Sale Room Announcement** A zenos technician has re commissioned the car a report will accompany the vehicle
  • British-built sports car utilising state of the art technology

  • 2.3-litre Ford Ecoboost turbocharged, mid-mounted engine, 350bhp and 0-60 in 3.0 seconds

  • Hybrid carbon-composite cockpit/Aluminium spine with steel rollover and side-impact protection system

  • Double wishbone front and rear suspension with Bilstein dampers (in-board front) for incredible handling

  • An unregistered example which may require an IVA test prior to registration. VAT qualifying

  • The retail price when new from £39,995 – To be offered without reserve

  • This car has now been re-commissioned by a Zenos factory technician and we can confirm the car has only travelled 103 miles from new

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or steven@silverstoneauctions.com 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.

In 2012 a group of car industry professionals decided the time was right to produce a new type of lightweight high-performance sports car – one that combined maximum driving thrills with maximum accessibility, Zenos Cars was born.

Less than two years later, Zenos showed its first car, the E10 clearly demonstrating their single-minded determination to use innovation to benefit the experience it delivers to its owners. Production began a few months afterwards shorty followed by their second model, the E10 S, providing the same engaging experience with even more performance. In November 2015 Zenos announced the pinnacle of the E10 range, the E10 R, offering further development, performance and configuration options.

Offered here is a 2016 Zenos E10 R, the most highly developed offering from the British manufacturer. With a dry weight of just 700kg, the 2.3-litre turbocharged mid-mounted engine with a claimed power output of 350bhp can accelerate the 'R' from 0-60 in an incredible 3.0 seconds.

Standard features of the E10 R include a 6-speed manual transverse gearbox, uprated and adjustable Bilstein dampers, OZ lightweight racing wheels with Avon ZZR tyres and this particular example features full carbon seats with harnesses.

The car appears virtually unused and is currently unregistered, so should the buyer of this E10 R wish to have the car road registered in the UK, an IVA test may need to be applied for as it's original approval may have lapsed. The vehicle is VAT qualifying and is offered without reserve.

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1980 Volkswagen Beetle - Last Edition

Lot # 302 (Sale Order: 3 of 132)      

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive Last Edition Beetle built in 1977 and first registered 1980

  • One of 300 Last Editions, the final Beetles to roll off the production line in Germany in 1978

  • Showing just 432 miles (atoc), correctly dry-stored and today presented in remarkably well-preserved condition. Certificate from VW shows numbers matching

  • Gleaming Jubilee Silver metallic paintwork over untouched Marine Blue velour trim

  • Probably an unrepeatable opportunity to own a VW motoring icon presented in 'showroom' condition

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or steven@silverstoneauctions.com 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.

The Volkswagen Beetle enjoyed staggering success for many years, and in 1972 became the best-selling car ever, with total production worldwide exceeding 15 million vehicles. However, by that time, the Beetle was starting to seem dated compared with much of the modern competition, and sales were flagging. In an attempt to maintain interest in the cars, VW produced numerous special edition models during the final years of European production. These included the Jeans Beetle, City Beetle, Sun Bug and Marathon Beetle, to give just a few examples.

Despite all the special editions, with the Beetle now looking seriously dated, sales continued to decline and the last European-built car left the production line in Emden, Germany on the 19th of January, 1978, immediately taking early retirement in the Wolfsburg Auto Museum. In 1978, to mark the occasion, the final run of 300 German-manufactured, right-hand drive Beetles were all finished in the very special ‘Jubilee Silver’, a colour unique to this batch and never used on any other model year. The vehicles were each equipped with a 1200cc engine (the most famous of all), blue-corded velour trim, a flat screen (as a nod to the past), heated rear window, fresh air blower and a handbrake dash light. Finally, a dash-mounted plaque states the vehicle's number in the sequence. Unfortunately, these seem to have been supplied to VW dealers separately from the cars, and quite a number of LEBs never received the plaques intended for them.

Offered here is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive Last Edition Beetle manufactured in 1977 and first registered on 1st August 1980. Emerging from 29 years in warm dry storage, today this example's condition can only be described as remarkable. The Jubilee Silver paintwork presents beautifully and the Marine blue velour trim also appears to be in showroom condition.

Accompanying this rare Beetle is a history file containing the original VW instruction manual and service book, VW Certificate, original keys on a fob from the supplying dealer, copy of dealer application for a Licence for a new motor vehicle & Declaration for Registration supplied with the vehicle – 17/07/80, and an independent inspection report carried out prior to this sale.

This is a great opportunity to add to a collection of landmark cars or just take ownership of perhaps one of the most well preserved of the German manufactured VW Beetles.

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1990 Porsche 928 GT Manual

Lot # 303 (Sale Order: 4 of 132)      

​​​​​​You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Richard Greenhalgh on 07948 152921 / richard@classiccarauctions.co.uk 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.

  • One of very few, UK-right-hand drive, manual gearbox 928 GT models

  • 5.0-litre V8, 326bhp, 5-speed gearbox, sports suspension and twin exhausts

  • Well presented in Velvet Red metallic with red-piped Linen leather

  • Air con, electric sunroof and windows, leather sports seats, alloy wheels

  • 30,375 warranted miles and four former keepers

  • 11 service stamps, most recent at Paragon Porsche, in November 2019 at 30,153 miles

  • Over £5,000 recent spend by our vendor; new tyres, cambelt/all belts, clutch master cylinder, geometry set up, etc. All at Paragon Porsche

  • Original stamped Porsche service book, many old invoices and MOTs and its original Porsche manuals

  • This GT provides a rare opportunity to purchase one of the last remaining low mileage examples of Porsche’s flagship model

1989 saw further development in the story of Porsche's 928 with the launch of the GT featuring a more powerful 5.0-litre V8 capable of a creamy 326bhp, but more importantly, the introduction of a 5-speed manual gearbox for those who wanted a more sporty driving experience. The GT also sported twin exhausts, uprated camshafts, and sports suspension - the ultimate 928 had arrived!

We are delighted to be able to offer this very special, right-hand drive, 928GT. UK-supplied and first registered on 01/08/1990, it has been enjoyed by just four former keepers and in the care of our vendor for the last three years in which time he has covered around 4,500 miles. It continues to present well in Velvet Red Metallic with a lovely interior featuring Linen Leather seats piped in red, deep red carpets and a very smart dashboard. It's equipped with air conditioning, electric sunroof and windows, leather sports seats, alloy wheels, and central locking.

Our vendor has been diligent when it comes to maintenance having spent £5,011 during his ownership including four new tyres, new cambelt, clutch master cylinder, all belts renewed, full geometry set up, new rocker cover gasket, and annual servicing with all the work carried out by Paragon Porsche. The original stamped Porsche service book is present with, 12 service stamps in the book, the most recent at Paragon in November 2019 at 30,153 miles. A fresh MOT was issued with no advisories in July 2020, and the car is accompanied by many old invoices, MOTs and its original Porsche manuals.

A very rare manual example of the Porsche 928, this GT provides a real opportunity to purchase one of the last remaining low mileage examples of Porsche’s flagship model.

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1998 Subaru Impreza 22B-STI

Lot # 304 (Sale Order: 5 of 132)      

  • One of the 399 22Bs built for sale to the domestic market. Created by Subaru in celebration of the Peter Stevens-designed WRC 1997 Championship-winning rally car

  • Car #326 of the 400 JDM examples. Imported into the UK in 1998, so as good as it gets without being a super-rare ‘Type-UK car'

  • The 22B is endowed with a specially developed 2.2-litre EJ22-engine with unique forged pistons (restricted to 276bhp for the JDM), a seam-welded bodyshell (supposedly identical in shape to the WRC), special gearing, a twin-plate racing clutch, strengthened drive/prop shafts, driver-adjustable front/rear diff and bigger Brembo brakes. The suspension uses unique forged aluminium lower links, rose-joined transverse links, inverted Bilstein dampers, unique Eibach springs and BBS alloys

  • 30,200 verifiable miles, three former keepers and a recent full specialist recommissioning service (including cambelt) and inspection

  • Coming to market from a real enthusiast, having owned the car for the last 16 years

  • Much history, books, import papers, even photos of the car arriving into the UK port

  • Fitted with an upgraded ECU (including anti-lag and launch control) and a handmade de-cat'd Hayward & Scott exhaust system

Built to celebrate both the marque’s 40th anniversary and its third straight WRC manufacturers’ title, the 22B STi was billed as the production version of Subaru’s already-iconic two-door World Rally Car. With its swollen wheel arches, high-rise rear spoiler and an 80mm increase in width, it was as close to Colin McRae’s rally car as any mortal was ever going to get. It wasn’t a homologation special but more of a road-going replica. The ‘22’ in the model’s name referred to the engine capacity, which was increased from 1994cc to 2212cc. Officially, the turbocharged flat-four developed 276bhp, but the actual figure almost certainly started with a three. The ‘B’, meanwhile, stood for Bilstein, the damper supplier.

Only 399 22Bs were built for sale to the domestic market (another 25 were made for overseas markets) and they pre-sold almost instantly in early 1998. The car cost a shade under £40,000 in period, or close to £70,000 in today’s money.

The 22B is endowed with a specially developed 2.2-litre EJ22-engine with unique forged pistons, a seam-welded bodyshell (supposedly identical in shape to the WRC), special gearing, a twin-plate racing clutch, strengthened drive/prop shafts, driver-adjustable front/rear diff and bigger brakes; the suspension uses unique forged aluminium lower links, rose-joined transverse links, inverted Bilstein dampers and unique Eibach springs, plus a set of 17-inch BBS alloy wheels.

The car presented here a 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B-STI, car #326 of the 400 JDM examples, which was imported into the UK in 1998 (the same year as manufacture), so really as good as it gets without being a super-rare ‘Type-UK car' (Subaru UK officially imported only 16 22Bs and passed them on to Prodrive for modification, with 3 cars known to have been issued with the ‘#000 number’, belonging to Dave Richards of Prodrive, Colin McRae and Nicky Grist).

The car has been owned in the UK by genuine enthusiasts who have obviously managed to keep it in superb condition. Our vendor bought the car back in 2004 and has used it very little but ensured it was stored professionally and was treated to a recent full service (all fluids, filters, cam-belt etc.) by a Subaru specialist. Accompanied by its original Subaru booklets from Japan (in which appears information referring to servicing), import papers and photos of the car arriving into a UK port, plus numerous receipts from such UK specialists as Roger Clark Motorsport Ltd. and G-Force Motorsport, this is a splendid example of an appreciating icon.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / 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 remain 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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1998 BMW Z3 M-Roadster

Lot # 305 (Sale Order: 6 of 132)      

  • A smart, first-generation S50-engined Roadster with the 316bhp, 3.2-litre inline-six

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive model in Arctic Silver Metallic with Black/Estoril Blue Nappa leather

  • Just 41,000 miles, only two former keepers, full service history, original bill of sale, and a matching hardtop

  • The M-Sport spec included a limited-slip differential, a wider rear track and larger brakes

  • Z3 M-Roadster and Coupe are considered the last analogue BMW sports cars

The original BMW M Coupé and BMW M-Roadster are high-performance models of the BMW Z3 coupés/roadsters produced by BMW between 1998 and 2002.

The Z3 was the first modern mass-market roadster produced by BMW, as well as the first new BMW model to be assembled in the BMW Spartanburg plant in the US, with some major components - such as the engine and transmission - being imported from Germany. The Z3 was introduced as a 1996 model year vehicle, shortly after being featured in the James Bond movie 'Goldeneye'. While the film was number one at the box office, sales of the car peaked, and it was sold out by the time the car was launched. The Z3’s design was a tad contentious at the time, it seemed that the market wasn’t quite ready for such an Avant-Garde styling exercise from conservative BMW, but today the distinctive styling is regarded as a real virtue. The length of the bonnet and the short rear-end are complimented by swooping wheel-arches and side-vents, plus its purposeful yet comfy cockpit feels like a nice place to be.

However, it wasn’t until 1999, when BMW installed the performance version of one of the most beloved six-cylinder engines in the car industry, the 3.2-version of the S50 engine from the E36 M3, giving 316bhp at 7,400rpm 260 lb-ft of torque, that the Z3 became an interesting driver’s car. The Z3M could now sprint to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 155 mph, aided by uprated suspension, an LSD, a wider track, and larger brakes, all combining to create a proper sports car experience. Today, these cars possess a real feeling of integrity and a distinctive ‘old-school’ charm; UK’s Top Gear declared it ‘the best handling car in the business.’

Apart from the engine transplant and performance upgrades, the interior of the Z3M received a mild-makeover too and bits of chrome were added, plus a host of ‘M’ upgrades to differentiate the Z3M from the standard car.

With instant response from its naturally aspirated performance engine and a throaty growl from its quad exhausts, the Z3M is now considered as the last bastion of proper BMW sports cars. Today, the Roadster is appreciated for its timeless design, with these special cars now becoming rarer and much sought-after.

The car presented here is a particularly fine example, in Arctic Silver Metallic, with just 41,000 miles, only two former keepers, a full-service history, its original Bill of Sale, and its rare matching hardtop. Our vendor searched high and low for the right Z3M, intending it as a gift for his wife, and came across this car, which had been cherished by its first owner, was always garaged, used sparingly and was in very original and genuine condition. With thorough servicing and MOT records to verify the low mileage, it's accompanied by its full original BMW book-pack and many receipts supporting the service history (reassuringly, this includes an invoice for the brilliant yet sometimes fragile VANOS unit being changed by BMW).

In splendid condition all round, we imagine that it would be difficult to find a better example of these spirited little German roadsters.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / 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 remain 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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1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk3 BJ8 (Phase 2)

Lot # 306 (Sale Order: 7 of 132)      

  • Rare and desirable right-hand drive BJ8, Phase-2, UK-market car, the final evolution of the 3000

  • Increased power, servo-assisted brakes, improved rear suspension and a more luxurious interior

  • Sourced specifically for an exacting restoration having the right spec and two previous keepers

  • Fully restored at Renaissance Classic Cars by Phil Kennedy, fully documented in six folders

  • DOME Motorsport engine, with a warm cam, mid-range suspension set-up and an anti-roll bar

  • No expense spared to create the 'ultimate Big Healey' for spirited road use and touring

  • In a fabulous colour combination and immaculate condition

  • Just 600 miles since the restoration and on offer from a private collection

The Austin-Healey 3000 is the very epitome of the classic British sports car and one of the few cars that can be said to have attained classic status whilst still in production. Quite an achievement then, but not an altogether unexpected one considering the Austin-Healey heritage coupled with its achievements in motorsport.

The Austin Healey 3000 Mk III was launched in October 1963 and remained in production until the end of 1967 when production of all Austin Healeys ceased. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healeys with a Walnut veneer dash, wind-up windows and a 150bhp engine, propelling the car to 60 mph in under ten seconds and enabling a top speed of just over 120mph. Improvements to the engine included a revised camshaft, valve springs and twin SU HD8 2" carburettors together with a redesigned exhaust system and servo-assisted brakes. In May 1964, the Phase 2 version was introduced that gave better ground clearance at the rear by a modified chassis.

The car presented here is a rare and desirable RHD, UK-market 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk3 BJ8 Phase 2, the final evolution of the 3000. It was specifically sourced for our vendor by a Healey expert given its rarity as a 'one previous owner, UK-market example, fitted with overdrive gearbox, and a decent history' – all essential prerequisites as a starting point for the brief he was given to create the ultimate 3000. He then commissioned an exacting 5-year restoration carried out at ‘Renaissance Classic Cars’ by Phil Kennedy, the aforementioned expert, and this car was one of the final Healeys he worked on before retiring.

The car was originally supplied from the factory in Ivory White with Ambla vinyl and has now been refinished in this same colour (as per its Heritage Certificate) but with a very good quality, expensive Bentley Ox-blood leather interior.

Starting with the ideal base 2+2 matching-numbers car, the brief was to create a Healey for spirted road driving but with no compromise to its ability to cover miles comfortably and efficiently. The bodywork was all methodically renewed with the addition of competition-style alloy vents that greatly help with airflow through the engine bay and give the car a sleeker and more aggressive look.

The engine was fully rebuilt by Dennis Osborne of DOME Motorsport to a superb standard, with an uprated cam. Likewise, the gearbox was treated to the same quality rebuild, whilst the suspension was given a mid-range set-up with an anti-roll bar offering superb handling and road-holding. Phil Kennedy ensured the car was properly ‘shaken-down’ with 300 miles or so covered before our vendor added another 300 miles.

The result is a really smart 3000 refreshed to a very high standard. All this work is captured in six folders (see photo), covering every aspect of the project, with lots of photos, invoices and notes all telling the story of investment, engineering, and commitment to what just might be the perfect Healey. We encourage you to view this car and its accompanying folders to see for yourself just how good a package it is.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / 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 remain 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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1960 MGA 1600 Coupe

Lot # 307 (Sale Order: 8 of 132)      

  • Finished in Old English White with silver wires and a smart red interior

  • Older restoration retaining a good shine. Superb panel fit throughout

  • 1588cc B-Series producing 80bhp and offering 0-60 in 13 seconds and 96mph

  • Rack and pinion steering, Dunlop hydraulic front disc brakes

  • Still retains its initial registration number 2650 RF

  • Recent inspection and freshly issued MOT certificate with no advisories

  • Your earliest inspection is encouraged and welcomed

When the MGA arrived in 1955, it must have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become accustomed to the pre-war look of the company's sports cars. It was a complete departure in styling and its beautiful streamlined body was right up to the minute in terms of appearance. It was powered by a new engine; MG had decided that the old XPAG unit had had its day and so introduced the much more modern B Series engine that had made its debut in the recently announced Magnette saloon. The 'A' was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955. In 1959, MG released the 1600 model featuring a larger 1588cc engine, disc brakes at the front and rigid framed side screens with sliding windows.

Rolling off the production line during the first quarter of 1960, this Abingdon-produced 1600 MGA Coupe was originally finished in Chariot Red complemented by the optional painted wire wheels. Clearly used as an everyday car in period, the time would eventually come when a little TLC was required. Completed some years ago, 2650 RF (its original registration number) was treated to a sympathetic restoration and a colour change to Old English White but retaining the red interior albeit retrimmed to suit. A conversion to a single 12v battery rather than two 6v batteries was also implemented. The silver painted wire wheels remain, as does the factory-supplied steering wheel, with the only new addition being an attractive stainless steel boot rack. Now nicely settled in, the Coupe has an air of originality and does not appear to be too factory fresh or overly restored, simply a very pleasant and mellowed MGA. With Coupe values now closely following the Roadster, this smart little MG is worth a look and with the 1600cc engine and front disc brakes fitted as standard, this is one 60s sports car that is very useable in today’s traffic. It has recently been inspected and a new MOT Certificate issued without advisories.

Seriously pretty and quintessentially British, MGAs offer real driving pleasure on the open road and make great entries into local rallies and club events.

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or charles@silverstoneauctions.com 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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1988 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Club Sport*

Lot # 308 (Sale Order: 9 of 132)      

• Superbly presented in Grand Prix White with Guards Red Fuchs alloys • LSD, 5-speed G50, shortened gear lever, Sport shock absorbers, top-tinted screen • Official UK Porsche GB press car. Extensive history file. 89,700 miles• Full-service history. Certificate of Authenticity. Original bill of sale. Both original keys

When Porsche wanted to build a 9112.7 RS for the 1980's, it came up with the Carrera 3.2 Club Sport, a car which ~ like an RS has gone on to become a sought-after classic. In common with its RS predecessor, the key to the Club Sport is lightness. Without going crazy, Porsche shaved around 40kg off the standard car’s 1210kg. This was done by omitting unnecessary ‘luxuries’ including electric windows, rear seats, rear wiper, radio, rear quarter panels, door pocket lids, central locking, engine-and luggage-compartment lights, passenger sun visor, underseal (although some UK cars retained some protection), some sound-deadening (that in the engine bay and roof lining remained), and even the coat hooks. There were manual heater controls (as fitted on earlier 911s) instead of an automatic thermostat system, whilst air-conditioning was deleted in markets where that was standard.

In addition, the car was fitted with a lighter starter motor, simplified (and therefore lighter) wiring loom, and an alloy spare wheel. Despite the reduced specification, the Club Sport’s interior was far from austere, with full carpeting (including over the rear seat area) and comfortable pinstripe fabric seats, although some examples had leather seats. Mechanically, the car retained the standard 3.2 engine, albeit blueprinted, fitted with lighter hollow inlet valves, and located on stiffer mounts. A revised engine management system increased the rev limit from 6520rpm to 6840rpm but, bizarrely, Porsche didn’t claim any increase in power over the standard engine’s 231bhp. The power was fed through a G50 gearbox with a shorter throw and taller fourth and fifth gears, and a limited-slip differential. Suspension, meanwhile, was uprated with nothing more than Bilstein gas dampers all round. The majority of Club Sport’s were finished in Grand Prix White with the option of large ‘Carrera CS’ side decals in Guards Red. The Fuchs alloy wheels usually had matching red centres, but could also be specified in black or white. Only 340 Club Sports were built, with 53 right-hand-drive examples coming to the UK, where road testers received it with open arms; Motor claimed it to be the fastest 911 it had driven, and good value at some £3,000 cheaper than the standard car. The example we have here is finished in Grand Prix White and Black leatherette with pinstripe black seats. As a factory Club Sport, it comes with an LSD, 5-speed G50 gearbox, shortened gear lever, forged alloy wheels, 'Sport' shock absorbers, top tinted windscreen, and Clubsport Equipment. It also retains its original Blaupunkt radio cassette.

This stunning 3.2 Club Sport (number 22 out of the 53 RHD UK cars delivered) was supplied through JCT600 in Bradford to Porsche themselves and subsequently became the official Press Car as confirmed by the history file. This is a superb read and even includes an original press release (addressed to Mr Tony Dron no less!). The car has been sold throughout the years by both Porsche themselves and well respected Porsche specialists. The service history mirrors this and dates all the way back to the initial 'Running-in' service, with invoices to verify from the current day back to 1992. Currently owned and loved by Silverstone Auctions M-D, Nick Whale, under his ownership the Club Sport has been maintained by respected Porsche Specialists, Tuthill Porsche, and was last serviced in 2019, with invoices on file. The original invoice from Porsche GB to the first private owner is also included. Supplied with all the history detailed above, the Porsche CoA, the stamped original service booklet and 2 original keys. The 3.2 Club Sport is a very rare machine, a desirable 80s Porsche for the serious collector and tipped to seriously increase in value. It is a true drivers car ~ and one with such an interesting history is surely the one to own.

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1958 Lotus Elite

Lot # 309 (Sale Order: 10 of 132)      

  • 1958 Earls Court Motor Show launch car. Registered initially as CB 23

  • Bought new by Jazz Legend Chris Barber. Extensively raced in top level International Sports Car racing 1958 - 1963

  • Class Winner: 1963 Tourist Trophy, Goodwood

  • Recently emerged from a top quality, very exacting restoration as an historic racing car for Channel 4's For the Love of Cars

  • Stored for many years prior to its restoration commencing in early 2016

  • Restoration carried out by renowned engineer and Wheeler Dealers presenter, Ant Anstead

Lotus Elite 1009 represents a unique proposition for buyers wanting to race in top-level historic motor sport or add to a stable of historically interesting cars. Its history and provenance make this Elite one of the most famous in the world and mean it would be welcome at any prestigious historic race meeting or show, worldwide. Not only is it the first Elite produced as a production vehicle for sale rather than a pre-production prototype as the previous eight were, but it was originally purchased by one of Colin Chapman's favoured customers and friends, jazz legend Chris Barber, a man whose music was influential in the British Blues and Jazz scene of the 1950s and 1960s and whose band was behind the UK's first Rock'n'Roll record, 'Rock Island Line' by Lonnie Donegan. Barber entered and raced the car extensively for 5 seasons in top-level international sports car racing in the UK and Europe including the Nürburgring, Spa and Zandvoort.

During this period it was driven regularly by Sir John Whitmore, the 'Racing Baronet', who famously broke the class lap record at Spa using CB23 while on his way to class victory in the Grand Prix GT Support Race of 1962. Other notable drivers who drove the car include Mike Beckwith and Bob Olthoff as well as Chris Barber himself. Lotus Elite History The Lotus Elite was debuted at the 1957 Earls Court Motor Show and caused an absolute sensation, the star of the show. At this time it was, without any doubt, the most beautiful and aerodynamic British-built road car ever designed, yet it was being presented by Lotus, a company that was just five years old! The fact it was also made entirely from the new wonder material, glass fibre, simply added to the Elite's aura of other-worldliness. It cost just under £2,000, double the price of the Lotus Seven Chapman had also recently announced, but good value for a car of its complexity, performance and elegance when you consider an Aston Martin DB MkIII was well over £3,000. Lotus' first foray into building a race inspired GT road car for serious production, the Type 14 Elite was the first car to be produced using 'fibreglass' monocoque construction; a technology then in its infancy and first seen, in a much cruder form, on miniature economy sports car the Berkeley SA322.

Chapman, however, was obsessed by efficiency and in a car, whether road or race, that meant light weight and low drag. The Elite had a CD figure of 0.29, remarkable now let alone in 1958, and utilised the maximum amount of energy then possible from every ounce of petrol it consumed; amazingly it was capable of returning around 40mpg even when touring at 80plus mph! Chapman saw the fibreglass monocoque as a way of achieving this without the need for expensive tooling, which he simply could not afford. Though still a young man, he was just 29 when the Elite was launched, Chapman was not in awe of more established companies or designers; indeed he relished looking at the basic problem of making a car go as fast as possible over a given distance with completely fresh eyes. He was also very ambitious and saw that if he wanted to grow Lotus into a serious force in racing he had to follow Enzo Ferrari's model of making road cars which paid for the racing. His first attempt, the Six, was a successful but basic car and by 1956 he had ideas about producing a small upmarket GT car with serious performance using the Coventry Climax engine he was so familiar with from racing. He gathered together his small army of young volunteers, who often worked for beer and sandwiches just to be part of a world-beating racing car company, for this exciting new project. Frank Costin looked at the aerodynamics of Peter Kirwan-Taylor's overall shape, while friends from the Ford Motor Company design office, John Frayling, Peter Cambridge and Ron Hickman, did the detail work on the interior and other aspects. The aim, to produce a coupe that could be used on the road for touring and also race at Le Mans was very ambitious, but the young team more than achieved it. Chapman's own

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2001 MV-Agusta F4 - David Coulthard

Lot # 310 (Sale Order: 11 of 132)      

  • Presented to David Coulthard MBE in 2001 by MV at the Laureus Awards in Monaco

  • In appreciation of his long-term support for the 'Laureus Sport for Good Foundation'

  • Individual name plaque added to the top yoke and unique decals added by the MV factory 

  • The F4 is a 749cc in-line,16-valve, fuel-injected, 4-cylinder offering 134bhp and 174mph

  • Just 2,343 miles indicated, remaining in the Coulthard family from new and mostly enjoyed by Duncan Coulthard

  • Fully recommissioned, with a signed letter from David Coulthard MBE stating ownership history

  • The 'MVA' (MV Augusta) cherished registration is included

  • There are few things in biking more exclusive than an MV Agusta – apart from an MV Agusta owned by a Formula One legend

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or steven@silverstoneauctions.com 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.

Designed by Massimo Tamburini, creator of the Ducati 916, the F4 employed a tubular-steel trellis frame, broadly similar to the Ducati's, beneath which the water-cooled double-overhead-camshaft 16-valve engine was suspended. The latter was designed by Ferrari and is unique among modern multi-cylinder motorcycle engines in so far as each cylinder's four valves are disposed radially, rather than as opposed pairs. Equipped with a state-of-the-art Weber-Marelli engine management system, this lightweight and compact power unit produced a class-leading 126bhp. A cassette-type six-speed gearbox enabled ratio changes to be made without splitting the engine.

According to factory records, MV Agusta 003862 was manufactured in February 2000 and subsequently presented new to Formula 1 legend David Coulthard MBE in 2001 at the Laureus Awards in Monaco. This unique example features a name plaque on the top yokes and decals added by the MV factory to honour DC’s career and ongoing support for the 'Laureus Sport for Good Foundation'.

Today this highly collectable and stylish superbike has covered just 2,343 miles and has remained in the Coulthard family from new, mostly enjoyed by Duncan Coulthard, David’s brother. After a long period in storage, the decision was taken to have the bike delivered to a specialist for complete recommissioning with supporting invoice on file dated January 2020.

Accompanying the bike is a letter from David Coulthard MBE authenticating the provenance, supporting invoices for maintenance, a copy of factory records and a new MOT Certificate valid until February 2021.

In summary, this is a great opportunity to own a unique motorcycle with unquestionable provenance and very low mileage from new. This would be a superb addition to any collection and, offered at a very reasonable guide, could also turn out to be a great investment.

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1938 Austin Light 12/4 Pickup

Lot # 311 (Sale Order: 12 of 132)      

  • Based on a 1938 Austin Ascot Light 12 Saloon

  • Powered by a 24bhp, 1535cc 4-cylinder side-valve

  • Superb interpretation of a 1940's workhorse

  • Excellent attention to detail throughout

  • Ideal for business promotion or to be enjoyed on the show circuit

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

Austin introduced their new Light 12/4 in late 1932 to fill the gap between the 10hp range and the larger 12.8 and 16hp models. It was to prove highly successful, being economical, reliable, robust and well finished in true Austin tradition. Saloon and open tourer versions were available, but it was the comfortable and spacious Ascot saloon that was to prove the most popular offering style, pace and modern features to customers rapidly becoming more sophisticated.

This beautifully converted right-hand drive Austin Ascot 12/4 saloon was, unfortunately, fire damaged some years ago whilst being repainted towards the end of its restoration. Its owner then lost heart with the project and left the car to deteriorate for some time before it was discovered and rescued by the owner prior to our vendor who was determined to breath new life into the ailing saloon. He had the forethought to see a future in the project and so the rebuild commenced. As the back of the saloon had sustained the most damage, he came up with the brilliant idea of converting it into a 'flatbed' truck and three years of painstaking work resulted in his interpretation of a period commercial vehicle that once would have rattled around the cobbled streets in the 1940s. It has been delightfully finished in Maroon over Black with 'porthole' windows complemented by a smart red interior, all completed to a very high standard, however, the 'jewel in the crown' is the iron-strapped pickup bed, handcrafted in the correct manner and looking totally period correct, even down to the trunk and cargo net in the rear. Sitting on its correct artillery-style wheels, it's now ready to be pressed into action once again, be that on the show circuit or as a mobile advertising hoarding, whichever route is chosen, it will most certainly be turning heads once again.

In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

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1972 Citroën DS21 EFI Pallas

Lot # 312 (Sale Order: 13 of 132)      

  • The DS Pallas is the more luxurious version of the DS

  • Thought to be one of only two RHD/UK-supplied EFI Pallas' supplied to French diplomats, fitted with a fully automatic gearbox

  • Fitted with the more powerful EFI engine; first registered in the UK on the 22/09/1972

  • Wearing its original registration number MKX 884L (assigned SRC 7 between 1988-2007)

  • Formerly Green but painted Bronze in 2001, whilst being restored by a Mr Lowdell

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

Just as it had done 21 years previously with the revolutionary 'Traction Avant', Citroën stunned the world again in 1955 with the launch of the strikingly styled 'DS'. Beneath the shark-like newcomer's aerodynamically efficient, low-drag bodyshell there was all-independent, self-levelling, hydro-pneumatic suspension; plus, power-operated brakes, clutch, and steering.

No European car would match the DS' ride quality for several years, the fundamental soundness of Citroën's ahead-of-its-time hydro-pneumatic suspension being demonstrated by its survival in present-day top-of-the-range models.

The DS original 1,911cc, overhead-valve, long-stroke engine was replaced in 1966 by a short-stroke 1,985cc unit, also available in 2,175cc and 2,347cc capacities, while other DS developments included a restyled front end, swivelling headlights, fuel injection, and a five-speed gearbox. The DS was one of the first mass-market cars to use electronic fuel injection

The car presented here is a 1972 Citroën DS21 EFI Pallas, a desirable and very rare (1 of 2 examples possibly), UK-supplied RHD car fitted with a fully automatic gearbox. According to the son of the restorer, a Mr Lowdell, he understands the car to be one of only a pair originally supplied to French diplomats based in the UK, who specified them with the fully automatic BorgWarner gearbox (supposedly with a different 2nd gear to allow a walking speed to be maintained smoothly, no doubt for diplomatic-style driving; this gearing was later altered to a conventional one). Mr Lowdell did used to own the car, later selling it to a Mr Cooper, who commissioned Mr Lowdell to fully restore it, taking approximately 10 years, concluding in 2001. Prior to this, the car was Green with a Green interior, with the Bronze paintwork being done by Rolls Royce.

The sought-after Pallas is the more luxurious version of the DS, easily recognised by the trim on the body panels and the more luxurious interior (carpet on the sills, optional leather seats etc.).

Restored to a high standard some 20 years ago, it has held up well with very little use and proper storage. With only four previous keepers, and being SORN’d in 2010, this lovely French icon requires some TLC to make it ‘formidable’ once again.

In recent years, this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

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1965 Citroën DS19M Décapotable Coachwork by Henri Chapron

Lot # 313 (Sale Order: 14 of 132)      

  • First registered in May 1965 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, this is a rare right-hand drive, manual gearbox example, wearing its original registration number and accompanied by its green logbook and copy of its original invoice

  • Chassis 4424017 was the last DS19M Chapron made in 1965

  • Subject of a £30,000-plus restoration in August 1997, with input and parts supplied from numerous marque specialists

  • In total, just 1,365 Cabriolet d'Usines (factory convertibles) were officially built; there were c50 examples produced in right-hand drive, with probably less than 10 surviving today

  • While a few European coach-builders offered cabriolet Citroen DSs, it was the conversion work of Henri Chapron that was considered the most stylish and elegant

  • At twice the price of the saloon, the DS cabriolet needed to be special

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

Just as it had done 21 years previously with the revolutionary 'Traction Avant', Citroën stunned the world again in 1955 with the launch of the strikingly styled 'DS'. Beneath the shark-like newcomer's aerodynamically efficient, low-drag bodyshell there was all-independent, self-levelling, hydro-pneumatic suspension; plus, power-operated brakes, clutch, and steering. No European car would match the DS's ride quality for several years, the fundamental soundness of Citroën's ahead-of-its-time hydro-pneumatic suspension being demonstrated by its survival in present-day top-of-the-range models. The DS's original 1,911cc, overhead-valve, long-stroke engine was replaced in 1966 by a short-stroke 1,985cc unit, also available in 2,175cc and 2,347cc capacities, while other DS developments included a restyled front end, swivelling headlights, fuel injection, and a five-speed gearbox.Other models offered alongside the original DS were the ID (a simplified, cheaper version), the cavernous Safari estate, and the two-door Décapotable (convertible), the latter boasting coachwork by Henri Chapron. (Chapron's first convertibles had been produced independently of Citroën, but the factory eventually gave the project its blessing). Despite a much-reduced demand for bespoke coachwork after WW2, Chapron survived thanks to his exemplary creations for Delahaye, Talbot and Salmson, switching to offering bespoke versions of unitary construction models when motor manufacturers began to abandon the traditional separate chassis frame. The arrival of the Citroën DS in 1955 presented Chapron with a fresh opportunity that would result in his name being forever linked with this remarkable car.

Citroën's own Décapotables were built on the longer, stronger chassis of the ID Break (Estate) but the model was never produced in England, where Citroën's right-hand drive cars were assembled at its Slough factory up to 1966. In total, 1,365 'usine' (factory) convertibles were made with either the DS19 or DS21 engine between 1960 and 1971, while Chapron built a further 389 of his own, the last in 1973.Built in 1964, this DS19M (for Mécanique, indicating a manual gearbox) Décapotable (body/shell number: 0013001220) is a right-hand drive model, a particular specification for the British market, promoted as the model with the slightly uprated DW engine. It has the original-style front end pre-dating the revised version introduced in 1967.

The car was first registered in May 1965 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire and went on to have six owners up until 1976, when it was taken off the road with a view to some bodywork restoration. The story goes that this was started but not finished. The car spent most of the 1980s and 1990s sat in the Citroën dealers in Llandudno, North Wales, in the ownership of the parts manager Mr David Williams. In early 1997 the dealership closed, so Mr Williams offered the car for sale, still in need of restoration and in April 1997, the car, complete and running, was bought by Mr Tony Stokoe. The odometer reading was 48,221 miles and was believed correct given how genuine and mechanically sound the car was. In August 1997, Mr Stokoe set about commissioning a thorough restoration of the car, documented with photos on a CD-ROM, employing Citroën specialist ‘Installation Services’ of Oswestry to remedy the bodywork and hood, painting the car Royal Blue (AC.619), an original DS Chapron colour.

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1971 Morris Mini Cooper S

Lot # 314 (Sale Order: 15 of 132)      

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive Cooper S. Just 414 miles showing since a total ground-up restoration in 2005

  • Documents within the file suggest a detailed restoration back to bare metal

  • Rebuilt engine by Rob Walker Engineering

  • Correctly stored since restoration and presenting well in Teal Blue and matching navy seats

  • The 76bhp, 1275 S was the ultimate Mini and is highly collectable today

  • Offered with current V5c and MOT valid until February 2021

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use.

Along with the rest of the Mini range, the Cooper S was launched in Mk2 guise in 1967. Other Minis had dispensed with their marque names but the Cooper S continued to be available in Austin and Morris forms and the 1275 Cooper S actually made it to Mk3 form with concealed door hinges, wind-up windows and Hydrolastic suspension until British Leyland’s 3-year agreement with Cooper expired in 1971 and the model disappeared with only 792 UK-market examples of the Mk3 1275S leaving Longbridge.

Offered here is a beautiful UK supplied, right-hand drive Cooper S first registered on 24th August 1971. According to documents within the file, this example had been subject to a detailed ground-up, nut and bolt restoration in 2005 to mostly original specification including an engine rebuild by Rob Walker Engineering. This example has formed part of a significant private collection of landmark cars and appears to have been stored correctly during this period.

Today this Cooper S presents beautifully in Teal Blue paintwork with matching Navy Blue seats. The speedometer indicated just 414 miles at the time of cataloguing and we believe this is the distance travelled since the complete restoration. Accompanying this car is a file containing a current MOT valid until February 2021, the V5c and some related documents.

In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

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1971 Citroën SM 2.7 V6

Lot # 315 (Sale Order: 16 of 132)      

  • A striking example in a great colour combination - there is nothing quite like an SM

  • Early paperwork (1974/1975) shows evidence of the car residing in Madrid, Spain, being maintained and serviced at Citroën; a 2010 receipt shows it was bought from a Madrid seller by Classics & Cabriolets Collection of Essex

  • A marriage of Citroën and Maserati led to the birth of a highly individual coupe - the SM was a two-door, four-seat Coupe powered by a 2670cc, Maserati, four-cam, 90-degree V6 producing 180bhp at 6,250rpm, all fed through the front wheels

  • Citroën's flagship vehicle capable of 0-60 mph in around eight seconds and a top speed of 140mph

  • Complex and innovative; the suspension was Hydropneumatic and the steering was variable-assist hydraulic

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

In 1961, Citroën began work on 'Project S', a sports variant of the revolutionary Citroën DS. As was customary for the firm, many running concept vehicles were developed, increasingly complex and upmarket from the DS. Citroën purchased Maserati in 1968 with the intention of harnessing Maserati's high-performance V6 engine technology to produce a true Gran Turismo car combining the sophisticated Citroën suspension. The result was the Citroën SM – a two-door, four-seat coupé powered by a 2670cc, Maserati, four-cam, 90-degree V6 producing 180bhp at 6,250rpm, all fed through the front wheels.

First shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1970 and going on sale in France in September of that year, all factory-produced cars were left-hand drive, although right-hand conversions were supplied to the UK and Australia.

The origin of the model name 'SM' is not completely clear. The 'S' may derive from the Project 'S' designation and the 'M' perhaps refers to Maserati; hence SM is often assumed to stand for 'Systeme Maserati' or 'Sports Maserati'. Another common alternative is 'Série Maserati' but others have suggested it is short for 'Sa Majesté' (Her Majesty in French) which aligns with the common DS model's nickname 'La Déesse' (The Goddess).

In 1972 the 2.7 was changed from triple Weber 42DCNFs to Bosch Jetronic injection although later cars returned to the Webers. It was capable of 0-60 in around 8 seconds and had a top speed in fifth gear of 140 mph. The suspension was 'Hydropneumatic' and the steering was variable-assist hydraulic

The car presented here is a 1971 Citroën SM 2.7 V6 (so with Weber 42DCNFs) with accompanying early paperwork (1974/75) showing evidence of it residing in Madrid being maintained and serviced at Citroën. A much later receipt shows it was bought in 2010 from a Madrid seller to ‘Classics & Cabriolets Collection’ of Essex. Enjoying the sunny climate of Madrid for most of its life should make for a solid example and was obviously deemed worthy of purchase by a UK classic car specialist.

A fascinating car, the SM is considered a real design and technology maverick, and it is wholly understandable why they continue to generate such interest.

In recent years, this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / 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 remain 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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1953 Allard P2 Safari Estate

Lot # 316 (Sale Order: 17 of 132)      

  • P24003 is one of only ten Safari Estates with only four thought to still exist

  • Powered by a 5.4 V8 Cadillac engine with a three-speed synchromesh gearbox

  • J2X-type independent front suspension, De Dion back axle, Marles cam-gear steering and Lockheed 12-inch drum brakes

  • A luxurious and very impressive hand-built, eight-seat estate

  • Would be welcomed at all motoring events with ample room for the children and the picnic

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

Introduced in 1952, the Allard P2 'Safari' Estate Car was designed to accommodate six people and 45 cubic feet of luggage (or 95 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down). The work of Dudley Hume, David Hooper, Sydney Allard and Reg Canham, its tubular chassis frame was equipped with J2X-type independent front suspension, a De Dion back axle, Marles cam gear steering and Lockheed 12-inch drum brakes. Available with a choice of Ford, Cadillac or Chrysler V8 engines allied to a three-speed manual transmission, the newcomer's performance belied its generous dimensions.

The Safari was essentially a hand-built luxury car with polished wood facias and door cappings, full hide interiors and acres of room in the interior, whilst the exterior was not left lacking in luxury appeal with the spacious timber-framed bodywork underlining the dedication and skill of traditional craftsmen working with steel, wood and leather. With internal heating a standard fixture as well as adjustable steering, door operated interior lights and an automatic reversing light, the Allard was in many ways ahead of its time.

This particular 5.4-litre Cadillac-powered Safari was delivered new in January 1953 to a gentleman residing in Wolverhampton, however, he was to part with it some six months later. We believe it then had several long-term owners before requiring some restorative attention in the 1980s. A long and exhaustive restoration followed with the car being finished in an eye-catching shade of Bronze which clearly was not to everyone’s taste as the colour has latterly being changed to a more conventional shade of British Racing Green with a black 'Everflex' roof, a combination that exemplifies the impressive stance and ‘woody’ appeal of this very impressive piece of British Motoring History. With little use since, its condition today remains excellent throughout and sitting in the elegant cockpit thoughts of those halcyon days on the open road will instantly return. A stylish and extremely useable ‘classic’ allowing you to arrive in style whether that be the local Garden Fete or The Goodwood Revival!

In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

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1970 Citroën DS21 Décapotable Coachwork by Henri Chapron

Lot # 317 (Sale Order: 18 of 132)      

  • A wonderful DS21 Décapotable (Cabriolet) with many accompanying original documents

  • Delivered new in June 1970 to the eminent Professor of Surgery Dr. Theo Burckhart in Germany

  • Thorough (1970-2005) ownership/servicing continuity documented in original booklets and invoices whilst in Germany

  • The Citroën DS is an icon and the Décapotable ranks among its most sought-after variants

  • In all, there were 1,365 factory cabriolets built: 770 DS19s, 483 DS21s and 112 ID19s

  • True cabriolets have doors four inches longer than the saloons and use double latches

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

Used by everyone from the humble cabbie to the president himself, the Citroën DS is an icon and the Décapotable ranks among its most sought-after variants. Designer Flaminio Bertoni planned a convertible when the DS19 was launched in 1955, but teething troubles put the brakes on the idea. Many of the 80,000 buyers who placed orders at the show were still waiting two years later.

The DS19 relied on a complex, integrated hydraulic system to control the suspension, steering, gearshift, and brakes. Critical tolerances were at the limits of available tooling, and mechanics were baffled, especially when workshop manuals were delayed. However, the DS' rigid box chassis and unstressed skin meant a convertible was an attractive possibility, and coachbuilder Chapron stepped forward. His “La Croisette” cabriolet, named for the promenade in Cannes, appeared in 1958. Citroën would not sell Chapron separate chassis, so he was reduced to buying complete cars and dismantling them. Even after the firm relented and had Chapron build “Usine”, or factory cabriolets in 1961, he continued making his own customs.

In all, there were 1,365 factory cabriolets built: 770 DS19s, 483 DS21s, and 112 ID19s. Never common, the popularity of the cabriolet has never waned. Citroën was still receiving orders long after official production ceased in 1971, with the last car completed in 1978. The cabriolets were outfitted in the height of luxury. There were 15 paint choices, 13 shades of leather upholstery, and three carpet colours, allowing more than 76 possible combinations. Engines ranged from 66hp at first, to 141hp. Despite apparent similarities with the saloons, there are critical differences between real DS convertibles and the 'homemade' variety.

True cabriolets like this one have doors four inches longer than the saloons and use double latches. Two strips of brightwork run along the side of the car, one at the crease of the door and one at the rocker panel. The tail is one long, sweeping piece, and the boot lid is fibreglass. Cabriolets also have two jacking points along the side, as the rear bumper does not remove like on the saloon, so the car must be lifted higher to change the wheel.

The car presented here is a 1970 Citroën DS21 Décapotable, which amazingly retains its original service booklet, manuals, and German registration book. This latter piece of evidence tells us that the car was purchased new by Professor of Surgery, Dr Theo Burckhart, who ensured it was regularly serviced, right up until he sold it to Frau Donate Kruger in 1976, who later became Frau Donate Thrun (with either her name(s) or her husband's Herr Bernd Thrun appearing on numerous invoices), keeping the car up until c2005 (but more than likely until it was exported to the UK – it was originally MOT’d in the UK in 2007 before going to Budapest). It then returned to the UK in 2009/10, indicating c90,000 km and registered 114 XUY, and was sold by ‘Classics & Cabriolets Collection’ of Essex.

In recent years, Citroen DS Cabriolet prices have climbed due to their status, rarity and sheer elegance.

In recent years, this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

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1965 Alvis TE21 3-Litre

Lot # 318 (Sale Order: 19 of 132)      

  • One of less than 100 TE Cabriolets produced

  • Enjoyed by the rich, famous and Princes

  • Renowned for its sharp styling and enviable interior space

  • Late production TE with strengthened chassis and improved performance

  • Four former keepers. Original engine

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

The name Alvis was always synonymous with craftsmanship and performance and the final models produced by this very British manufacturer were no exception. When production of the three-litre cars ended in 1954, the end was in sight for Alvis Cars, however, the fortuitous intervention of the Swiss coachbuilder, Graber, saved the day. For some time Graber had been successfully clothing Alvis chassis with their own elegant and modern designs and, in 1953, Alvis reached an agreement to build the Graber cars under licence. Loughborough coachbuilder, Willowbrook, built the first model, the TC108G, but it was expensive and only 17 examples were sold during the next three years. Production ceased in 1957 when Alvis, having bought the Graber rights two years earlier, struck a deal with Park Ward to build the cars at a more reasonable cost. The resultant new TD21 was announced in October 1958 and benefited from a strengthened chassis, sharp styling and increased interior space. In 1962, a Series II version was launched with disc brakes all round as standard as was a five-speed ZF gearbox. It received excellent press, Autocar calling it "One of the most enchanting owner-driver cars imaginable" a somewhat quaint phrase to our ears but during the early sixties, a significant proportion of large luxury cars were driven by chauffeurs. In 1964 the Series III, otherwise known as the TE21, was introduced and it was simply a masterpiece of understated elegance. By this time, the 2993cc engine had been developed to produce just over 130 bhp, and with its ZF box, disc brakes, and the new recirculating-ball steering, the TE could give many a sports car a run for its money.

The purchase of an Alvis said a lot about the buyer. The car was not slow (the 130bhp straight-six would propel it above 100mph with relative ease), yet it did not shout ‘performance’, ‘money’ or ‘extravagance’. Just 352 TE21 models were produced in total, only 95 as cabriolets and as a testimony to their build-quality and desirability, an estimated 88 still remain.

This particular TE21 has only four former keepers recorded with the DVLA and appears to be in very good condition. It's finished in a lovely shade of Burgundy with good chrome and a pristine set of chrome wires. The interior is generally very good apart from the grey leather seating which is a little 'lived in', the red carpets look fresh and the grey soft top appears recent. The indicated mileage is 8,786 but we imagine it's probably 108,786. A rare Alvis in period and we are sure that only a couple of dozen cabriolets will still be on the road today so this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a model that was once the vehicle of choice for both Prince Philip and Prince Charles.

In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

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1927 Benjamin/Benova B3 Sports

Lot # 319 (Sale Order: 20 of 132)      

  • Rare 1920's cycle car produced by Maurice Jeanson in 1927

  • 945cc Chapuis-Dornier engine with a sports car body

  • Diminutive styling in line with Amilcar and Salmson

  • One of the first vehicles to be offered under a finance agreement

  • Your earliest inspection is encouraged and welcomed

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

  • A new V5c will need to be requested by submitting a V62 form

It's not only quality, engineering, innovation or competitiveness that can make a car manufacturer successful. Perhaps most important of all is marketing. And this is where French manufacturer Maurice Jeanson excelled, albeit for a limited time. Jeanson entered the car market in 1921 during the cyclecar craze. He chose the name of his nephew, Benjamin, as a brand name and introduced a small 750 cc 4-cylinder car with shaft drive that weighed just under 350kg. That meant that the car benefitted from the tax advantages for cyclecars whilst offering the better build quality of more conventional cars. More importantly, he concocted an innovative financing scheme for his customers. In association with bank Société Générale, he offered a credit scheme which meant that the cars could be bought by paying 12 monthly instalments, which added only 200 Francs to the price. Benjamin acted as a security to the bank, which proved to be both productive as well as risky.

At first business boomed and sales grew rapidly. In 1923 the range was expanded with a long-chassis model that could be fitted with 4-seater bodies but was also offered for commercial vehicles. That same year a 2-seater sports model was introduced with a single overhead cam engine that propelled the car to a maximum speed of 100 kph. A year later a true cyclecar was marketed as the Benjamin P2. It was powered by a 525 cc twin-cylinder 2-stroke engine that was mounted in the rear of the boat-tailed car. Though it had some success in competition, the car didn't sell well and the model soon disappeared from the range. After that Benjamin stuck by 4-cylinder 4-stroke models and capacities up to 1095 cc were offered.

Up to 1926 production grew and grew and Benjamin prospered. Four-wheel braking was introduced on the cars, which had made a name for themselves for offering quality at a modest price. But then things went awry as the economy declined and customers failed to pay off their loans. Since Benjamin acted as guarantor, the company was obliged to reimburse the bank for the failed payments of their customers and this led to bankruptcy in 1927. As the creditors saw more advantages in continuing production as opposed to selling the assets the company was not liquidated and Jeanson was allowed to re-establish his company, but now closely governed by his main creditor, the bank. Benjamin was renamed into Benova, meaning "new Benjamin".

The most notable new car was the Type G with a 1502cc (later enlarged to 2 litres) straight 8-cylinder engine provided by S.C.A.P. This was a luxury car quite unlike the preceding models and was produced up to 1929. More common were the models powered by the 4-cylinder engines provided by Chapuis-Dornier. They ranged from 945cc to 2100cc capacities and powered models varying from small 2-seaters, conventional 4-seaters to commercial vehicles. They sold reasonably well but with the recession, the competition from mass-produced cars and without the attractive financing scheme the market dried up for Benova and its last vehicles were sold in 1931.

It's not quite clear how many Benjamins or Benovas were made in total but of the B3 model shown here, there were more than 300 built between 1927 and 1929. Most of them had regular tourer, coach or saloon bodies but there were sportscars as well. This example is fitted with the 945cc Chapuis-Dornier engine and fits in quite nicely with contemporary small sportscars from Amilcar and Salmson. There are still a number of Benjamin and Benova cars extant, mostly in Western Europe and often as 2-seater sports specials which still enjoy some popularity. This diminutive cycle car presents well to this day and will make a welcome and rare addition to any collection.

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1949 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon (Woodie)

Lot # 320 (Sale Order: 21 of 132)      

  • When it comes to ‘Woodies’ the Roadmaster is the absolute pinnacle of desirability

  • One year only styling – 1949, 653 produced (21 exported)

  • 150bhp Fireball Dynaflash straight-eight with Dynaflow automatic transmission

  • With its first owner, Offield L. Herbert in Los Angeles for 28 years

  • Subsequently VIP transport at a Dude Ranch

  • A head-turning land yacht that demands your attention

  • Your earliest inspection is encouraged and welcomed

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

For fans of genuine wood-bodied wagons, the 1949 Buick Roadmaster (Model 79K) is the absolute pinnacle of desirability. One year only styling is arguably the most successful blend of the dramatic sweep spear fenders introduced in 1942 and modernization that would carry Buick into the 1950s.

1949 is also notable for the introduction of Buick’s famous "Ventports" in the front wings and this car proudly wears four of them, denoting the top of the range Roadmaster. If family outings were your thing then this particular Buick Woody represented first-class accommodation that was unmatched by anything else in period. In short, the Roadmaster was the finest, most luxurious ‘wagon’ built in America at the time. Only 653 were built in 1949 (just 21 were exported) and allegedly fewer than twenty are known to exist today.

This is one of the few remaining Roadmaster Statiowagons and is powered by a 5.2-litre Fireball DynaFlash straight-eight engine mated to Dynaflow automatic transmission. The car was sold new to Offield L. Herbert in Los Angeles in November 1949 and remained in his ownership until the car relocated, then with 91,680 miles, to Arizona in 1977 to be used as a welcome car at a 'dude' ranch owned by the Hoffman family. The requirement to transport these gentlemen in comfort and style has no doubt contributed to it being kept in fine condition. It's finished in a dark Midnight Blue with matching leather and magnificent chrome and woodwork, both outside and in, all of which seems to remain in 'darned good' condition. It still retains a driver side spotlight, the wooden roof-rack and the period air conditioning was probably added sometime in the 1960s. We understand that in 2009 almost $15,000 was spent bringing the mechanical aspects up to the car's cosmetic standard then, in 2010, over £2,000 was spent when the Dynaflow gearbox was completely stripped and fully overhauled with 90% of all the moving parts being replaced for new.

These exceptional Buicks rarely come to market in America so to have one on offer in the UK is a rare thing indeed! If ’40s/'50s Americana is your thing then this particular Buick presents a very rare opportunity indeed and one that is unlikely to be repeated in the near future. A head-turning land yacht that clearly demands your attention.

In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

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1973 Citroën DS23 Safari (Break)

Lot # 321 (Sale Order: 22 of 132)      

  • A final incarnation semi-automatic DS23 Safari. UK-registered, right-hand drive

  • Restored in 2003 with further work carried on the brakes, hydraulics, wheel bearings and electrics in 2013 by Le Riche Automobile Restorers of Jersey

  • Owned and sold by Le Riche in 2013 and said at the time to be in excellent condition

  • It wore its original registration number of NOT 321L for over 33 years, until 2006. Subsequently registered in the Republic of Ireland and now UK-registered as SCW 211L

  • Marketed as the Break in France and the Safari in the UK

  • The DS23 estate versions were fitted with carburettors

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

  • A new V5c will need to be requested by submitting a V62 form

The Citroën DS Safari, introduced in 1958, is one of the most competent estate cars ever produced. As well as swallowing luggage, it offers a massive amount of interior space, self-levelling suspension and seating for seven. The Hydropneumatic suspension comes into its own on the load-lugging DS, however much you pack in the back, the car will always stay level. The Safari adopted the same shark-like front end as its other DS siblings in 1967.

The car presented here is a right-hand drive 1973 Citroen DS23 Safari, first registered in the UK on the 1st June 1973, registration NOT 321L. Originally Black, the car was restored in 2002/03 and is very well suited to its Blue/Grey paintwork; the Black leather seats with Blue carpets finish it off nicely, all looking in fine order.

The car was previously registered and being used in and around Dublin in 2009/10, before going to Jersey where it was owned, serviced, and sold by Le Riche Automobile Restorers in 2013; we understand the car is now UK-registered, being assigned the registration SCW 211L.

A super-stylish and capable machine, whether loaded up with holiday gear or being used on a jaunt to the Goodwood Revival, a DS Safari will always be well received.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / 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 remain 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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1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet

Lot # 322 (Sale Order: 23 of 132)      

  • Chassis number 915725 was finished by the factory on 01/02/1949 and dispatched to Salem in Paris on 4th July that same year

  • Brought to England in January 1950 by its then owner, Colette Lartigue (possibly of the French industrial family) and registered NMA 857

  • Subject of a complete restoration concluded in 2009

  • This Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS carries two-seater cabriolet coachwork by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina

  • A 6C 2500 SS with similar coachwork to that of this car achieved a 1st place award at the Villa d'Este Concours in 1949

  • The car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

'The current Alfa Romeo conceals as beautiful a chassis as ever with four-wheel independent suspension and a six-cylinder twin overhead camshaft un-supercharged engine....' - The Autocar, 11/07/1947.

Its Portello factory devastated by wartime bombing, Alfa Romeo did not resume car production until 1946 with, inevitably, a pre-war carry-over, the 6C 2500 in a variety of new guises forming the basis of the Milanese marque's post-war recovery. Destined to be the last of the separate-chassis Alfas, the 2500 had debuted in 1939 and was a development of the preceding 2300. Styled in-house but strongly influenced by Touring, the five-seater Freccia d'Oro (Golden Arrow) sports saloon was built alongside coupe and cabriolet versions featuring bodies by the likes of Pinin Farina, Touring and Ghia, plus a six/seven-seater Berlina on a longer wheelbase.

The Alfa tradition of building driver's cars 'par excellence' was upheld by the 2500, for although the box-section chassis was no longer state-of-the-art, it boasted all-independent suspension, generously-sized brakes, fast-geared steering and an unusually slick column-mounted gear change. The engine was, of course, the latest version of Alfa's race-developed double-overhead-camshaft 'six', its 2,443cc displacement having been arrived at by enlarging the bore of the 2300. Maximum power ranged from 90bhp in single-carburettor 'Sport' guise to 105bhp in the triple-carburettor Super Sport. Considerably lighter than the saloon, the latter could easily exceed 100mph. The short-wheelbase Super Sport chassis was manufactured until 1951, by which time 383 had been produced. Most of these bespoke, hand-built cars were bodied as Superleggera coupés by Touring, while the remainder received cabriolet coachwork by Pinin Farina.

This Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS carries two-seater cabriolet coachwork by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina. The late 1940s was a period of exceptional creativity for Pinin Farina, the 6C 2500 chassis, especially the Super Sport version, allowing the Italian maestro the freedom to experiment with new lines and design solutions. Indeed, a 6C 2500SS with similar coachwork to that of this car achieved a 1st place award at the Villa d'Este Concours in 1949.

Chassis number '915725' was finished by the factory on 1st February 1949 and dispatched to SALEM in Paris on 4th July that same year. It was brought to England in January 1950 by its then-owner, Colette Lartigue (possibly of the French industrial family), and registered 'NMA 857'. Its third owner William Hamill, a maritime engineer from Scotland, acquired the Alfa in November 1955 and it remained within his family for a number of years, moving to the Midlands. In 1970, the car was bought by Paul Mann, who carried out some refurbishment, including painting it white. Mann stored it in a warehouse in Birmingham's jewellery district for almost 30 years before the next owner bought the car in 2000 and returned it to Scotland. Prior to his ownership, it had not been taxed for the road since June 1967 when the Hamill family sold it.

Although very complete, the car required a complete restoration, which has been undertaken over a number of years. It was dismantled down to the chassis and coachwork, which was then stripped to bare metal, exposing Pininfarina's original blue paintwork in the process. The coachwork was found to be in excellent condition and required no repairs in preparation for repainting, which was carried out by Billy Johns at John R Weir in Inverness. All brightwork has either been re-plated or polished by Derby Plating and the interior re-trimmed in the original shade of red leather by Alex Watt & Sons, of Perth. The brakes, suspension, cooling and fuel systems, including the mechanical fuel pump, have all been rebuilt, as have the Borrani wire wheels. All wiring has been replaced, with ancillaries and

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1997 Bentley Continental T

Lot # 323 (Sale Order: 24 of 132)      

  • Registered to the first of just three owners on the 15/07/1997

  • Supplied by Jack Barclay in Racing Green with Sandstone leather interior

  • At launch, the Continental was hailed as the first “proper” Bentley for nearly 60 years

  • The 22 service stamps show a veritable Who’s Who of main dealer and Bentley specialists

  • The odometer reading is some 33,000 miles (atoc) and the car was last MOT'd in 2010

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

Bentley's 1980's resurgence had hitherto relied exclusively on models whose basic architecture was shared with other Rolls-Royce products but on display at Geneva in '85 was 'Project 90', a mocked-up coupé intended to gauge public response to the idea of a high-performance car unique to Bentley. When the real thing - the Bentley Continental R - was unveiled six years later, the waiting crowd burst into spontaneous applause. Styled with the assistance of consultants International Automotive Design, the Continental R benefited from computer-aided design and wind tunnel testing in the devising of its sleekly streamlined shape.

Despite the need to incorporate non-traditional features such as doors recessed into the roof, the result looked every bit a Bentley, albeit one restated for the 1990s. Also new was the gearbox, a four-speed automatic with 'overdrive' top ratio, but the main focus of interest was the newcomer's performance. Needless to say, this was outstanding, the combination of the Turbo R engine in the new wind-cheating shape cutting the 0-60mph time to 6.2 seconds and boosting top speed to in excess of 150mph.

There was even more to come in the form of the Continental T. Introduced in June 1996, the latter was a short-wheelbase version of the Continental R, some 4" being taken out of the chassis aft of the doors. With 400bhp at its disposal and crouching aggressively on 18" wheels, the low-slung Continental T looked every inch the thoroughbred Bentley sports car, the cockpit with its engine-turned dashboard recalling the heroic exploits of W O's 1920s racers. The engine start button was another neat 'retro' touch. Despite weighing as much as two Ford Mondeo 1.8s, the luxuriously appointed Continental T was certainly no slouch, racing to 60mph in a tyre-shredding 5.8 seconds on its way to a (governor limited) top speed of 156mph. Equally eye-watering was the price: £220,312 at time of launch.

Supplied new via Jack Barclay in July 1997, this Continental T has covered only 33,000 miles from new and comes with a full service history with Jack Barclay, Nine Elms to July 2002 and then Michael Powles, Norwich to 2008. The car was last serviced by P & A Wood in September 2009 at 32,964 miles. There are 22 recorded services with fewer than 1,000 miles between many of them, indicating a fastidious approach to care and maintenance. Finished in Racing Green with Sandstone hide interior, the car comes with specification sheets listing fully veneered door cappings, sports-style steering wheel, Spruce hide piping, roof-mounted aerial and Burr Walnut centre console among the special factory-fitted options.

The previous owner purchased the car at auction in 2010 and it changed hands in 2014 to the third registered keeper. It has formed a part of a large collection which included some historically significant Bentley R-Type Continentals and S-series drophead-coupes. The odometer reading is some 33,000 miles, at the time of cataloguing, and the car was last MOT'd in 2010. Although stored correctly and presenting well, the car hasn’t had much in the way of maintenance or servicing and consequently is being sold as a “non-runner”. We would caution any buyer to treat the car to a thorough going over upon delivery.

In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between the 16th and 30th July. Please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868 or arwel@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

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1997 Bentley Azure

Lot # 324 (Sale Order: 25 of 132)      

  • Initially registered on the 24/09/1997 to the first of five owners, current since 2014

  • Supplied in the classic colours of dark blue over cream leather with a blue mohair hood

  • The Bentley Azure was one of the most expensive production cars of its day

  • With an odometer reading of some 14,000 miles (atoc) the car was last MOT'd in 2019

  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again

Introduced in 1995, the Bentley Azure was based on the platform of the Continental 'R' Coupé which had been launched originally in 1991. By definition, a fully strengthened luxury convertible to seat four adults very comfortably, accommodate their luggage and hide an engine sufficiently powerful to propel the entire ensemble towards the horizon in a linear fashion is never going to be a small car and the Azure often surprised with its substantial presence.

Power came from the company's stalwart 6.75-litre V8, fed by a single inter-cooled turbocharger producing in the region of 380bhp which, when mated to a General Motors-sourced, four-speed automatic gearbox enabled this superbly designed Bentley to silently waft up to 60mph in an impressive 6.1 seconds. Owing to the limited space at Bentley's Crewe factory, the Azure was assembled and finished by Pininfarina, significantly adding to the vehicle's production costs. The selling price varied, naturally, with the specification, the options list was deliciously indulgent, but the base price was around £200,000 when new.

Initially registered on the 24th September 1997 to the first of five owners, the car has been part of a large private collection since 2014 and, consequently, hasn’t had much in the way of maintenance or servicing and is best described as a “non-runner”. It was last MOT'd in 2019, however, we would caution any buyer to treat the car to a thorough going over upon receipt.

Please note there are faults with the roof mechanism and steering rack. Estimates for rectification works are in the history file.

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between the 16th and 30th July. Please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868 or arwel@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

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