There’s just one week to go until our two-day sale at the Classic Motor Show begins. More than 120 classic and modern sports cars as well as 12 historic motorcycles spanning nearly 60 years will be offered. Also included will be a wonderful collection of automobilia and luxury lifestyle items.
The sale takes place on the 15th and 16th of November, with viewing of all lots available from 9:00am on Friday the 14th as well as on the sale days.
Bidding on the lots can be done in person at the show, by phone, live on our website via proxibid.com or externally via liveauctioneers.com and i-bidder.com or by placing a commission bid with us beforehand.
We look forward to seeing you at the NEC next weekend but for now read on for some more of the best cars that will be offered.
1994 Jaguar XJ220
This very special XJ220 will was handbuilt by TWR Jaguar in Oxford in 1991 before being exported to Brunei by special order of the Royal Family. The car remained as part of the world renowned car collection until September 2002 travelling just 1,412 miles in their eight year tenure.
The car returned to the UK in September 2002 and then became the property of flamboyant champagne dealer before moving on to the current owner. The car has now covered just less than 6,000 miles and is supported by MoT certificates dating back to 2002. ‘JAZ 220’ has recently had expert work completed by probably the UK’s leading authority on XJ220s, renowned specialists Don Law Racing of Staffordshire. This car has had little use over recent years, which is clear to see from its amazing condition.
These incredibly rare cars are one of our favourite supercars of all time. This is a fantastic example with a great history and very low mileage. It’s such a stunning design that still looks good nearly 25 years on.
Estimate (£): 200,000 - 220,000
1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato
This wonderful 1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato was purchased by the vendor in the Netherlands as a sound base project. The Zagato was then shipped to Australia and underwent a four year restoration. The aluminium body was stripped to bare metal, coated and primed for paint. The evocative blue paint finish is now in concours condition.
The transaxle, complete with Abarth tags and original Abarth R/P, was rebuilt with new bearings and mated to a freshly rebuilt 843cc engine. A new Abarth exhaust and sump were also fitted and the restoration was finished beautifully with top grade carpets and new re-trimmed seats.
Many rare original features can be seen on this double-bubble, including the original gauges, steering wheel and even the 12" vented steel wheels and NOS spinners. All original badges, alloy body trim and bumpers are present and it is a joy to behold. Welcomed at a wide range of international events, this little car is listed in the DeBoer Abarth registry. These giant-killers rarely come up for public sale, are highly prized by Abarth collectors and this example represents a true turn-key proposition.
Estimate (£): 60,000 - 75,000
1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina
This rare right-hand drive UK-spec car bears the all-important chassis number #20637, and is finished in Rosso Corsa Red with Nero trim and Rosso inserts inside the cabin. The car is in outstanding condition in every way with the paint finish gleaming front to back.
The huge history file that accompanies this car has been fastidiously maintained almost as much as the car itself, documenting everything from 1977 -2014. Only 329 miles ago, the car has had a major service at well-known specialist Simon Furlonger, including new plugs, new cam cover gaskets, new input shafts, cambelt change, air filter and brake fluid. Currently sitting on 16" alloys on a set of new P7 tyres, the vendor states that the original 14" wheels come with the car and are part of this sale.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most sought after variations of the 308. A superb looking car with fantastic history file, this turn-key ready example is surely one not to be missed by any fans of the Prancing Horse.
Estimate (£): 100,000 - 120,000
1971 Ford Escort Twin-Cam
This original road specification Escort Twin-Cam is a 1971 example finished in copper red with black interior. Built in Australia and first sold new to New Zealand, the car was at one time owned and raced by Richard McCathy in New Zealand.
Supplied with a good history file detailing expenditure over the years, the engine was fully rebuilt to race standards with Gilmore drive, Edgel works head, lightened and balanced crankshaft and twin 45 Webber carburettors. The interior is finished to standard specification with auto sport master seats. The bodywork is presented in lovely order and this car has clearly been restored to a high specification.
This lovely example of a fast-appreciating model is guided very sensibly in today's collector motor car market and presented in this rare colour combination, you will certainly stand out from the crowd of Ermine White Twin-Cam owners.
Estimate (£): 30,000 - 35,000
Classic to sell?
If you missed the chance to sell your classic in our sale at the Classic Motor Show we are now accepting entries into our sales for 2015, details of which will be released soon.
To discuss an entry into a sale please contact one of the Silverstonr Auction team on 01926 691141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEC Classic Motor Show Sale - 15th and 16th November 2014
The NEC, Birmingham