One week to go until Silverstone Auctions Autumn Sale‏

Beautifully restored classics on offer next weekend

The Autumn Sale is just one week away. As always we’ve worked hard to bring you a fantastic selection of classic cars ranging from British barn finds, Italian supercars and American muscle.

We’re dedicated to offering enthusiasts across the whole market and from around the globe the most exciting and best of breed cars available and this catalogue, containing many cherished models that have been beautifully and expertly restored, only adds to this growing list.

Viewing is available from 9am on the morning of Saturday 20th September, with the sale itself beginning at 2pm. We hope you can join us in person at The Wing, Silverstone but if not, you can register to bid here via phone, online on our website or by placing a commission bid before the sale.

Read on for more information about some of the cars on offer that have enjoyed significant restorations.

1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350

This 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350 is finished in Acapulco Blue with white Le Mans stripes and was built on 5th May 1967. The car was imported to the UK in 1998 and was purchased by the current owner in 2004.

A substantial two-year restoration was then carried out by the vendor. Along with extensive body work the engine was replaced with a rebuilt and period correct Ford 289 hi-po engine, mated to a newly refurbished 4-speed top loader gearbox while the interior is largely original.

Original GT350s rarely come onto the open market and this car represents an exciting opportunity for any lover of the iconic Mustang.

Estimate (£): 50,000 - 60,000

1960 Steyr Puch 500

One of only 33 right-hand drive models produced, this example is believed to be one of only two cars to remain, with the other surviving car residing in the Steyr Puch museum in Austria.

'AEM 655' was first registered in the UK on October 21st 1960 to Ryders of Liverpool as the original UK demonstration car. Incredibly, the original delivery note from the factory to Ryders in 1960 is included with this lot. Purchased by the current vendor in 2013, the previous owner from the Republic of Ireland had kept it in storage for of 28 years. After years in storage this wonderful little car has been brought back to the road, with fresh interior trim, new tyres and very few other minor mechanical touches and is now offered for auction.

This stunningly unique 500 is an intricate piece of the Steyr/Fiat family and is a fantastic opportunity for both Steyr and Fiat collectors to acquire a special model.

Estimate (£): 15,000 - 18,000

1962 Daimler Dart SP250 'B-Spec'

The Daimler Dart was launched in 1959. This example is an original manual UK car first registered 17th May 1962 and shows just four former keepers.

The beautiful car was subject to a complete restoration in the 1990s, with a full respray, fitment of new chrome wire wheels and a stainless steel exhaust carried out two years ago to ensure that it looks and runs as it should.

It has been well maintained and is presented with a superb history file. These Daimler SP250s have been an underrated classic for some time and are now starting to find traction in the market as a wonderful driving and a great value British sports car.

Estimate (£): 30,000 - 35,000

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Litre Fixedhead Coupe

An original Heritage Certificate shows this left-hand drive Series I 4.2 Fixedhead Coupe was manufactured on 5th April 1966 and originally registered in Coventry but spent the majority of its life in the USA.

The car was restored in 2012 and returned to the UK in 2013 and re-registered as HOV 115D. This matching numbers car is now finished in white with red interior, having had a complete body re-spray and new red leather interior fitted. The bodywork is presented in lovely order, with good shut lines and a consistent paint throughout. The interior looks superb and the engine bay is very clean and presentable. Mechanically the engine boasts good oil pressure and pulls well.

The Series I 4.2 Fixedhead Coupe is seen by many as the most desirable E-Type to own and use, with the reliable 4.2 powerplant and purest of body lines. This example is an ideal first classic for the discerning enthusiast.

Estimate (£): 50,000 - 55,000

Classic to sell?

We’re now inviting quality entries into our final sale of the year at the UK’s biggest classic car show, the NEC Classic Motorshow, which takes place on the 15th and 16th of November in Birmingham.

Please contact one of the team on 01926 691141 or email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com for more information.


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