Silverstone Auctions began 2022 with their Season Opener at new venue, RAF Museum London
Total sales of £5m.
Ex-Colin McRae Ford Focus WRC sells for £423,300 achieving the highest price for any Ford Focus WRC at auction, another Silverstone Auctions World Record.
Colin McRae’s 2001 Race Suit fetches £16,560.
Further World Records are obtained with the sale of a 1995 Daimler Six (X300) and 1963 Jenson CV8.
Over £15,000 raised for charity.
Silverstone Auctions’ first collectors’ car sale of 2022 was held last weekend, 5th and 6th March, at RAF Museum London. The two-day sale opened on Saturday with a collection of Automobilia followed by a mix of 50 best of breed classic and competition cars, and the same followed on Sunday.
£5m total sales and three Auction World Records were obtained over the course of the weekend, most notably for the Ex-Colin McRae 2001 Ford Focus WRC, which stole the show smashing its pre-sale estimate to sell for £423,300.
The car, which had gathered a lot of interest before the sale weekend, was freshly built for the Acropolis Rally, Round 7 of the 2001 World Rally Championship, and took Colin McRae and Nicky Grist to a maiden win. With Colin enjoying the lead in his home rally, the Network Q Rally of Great Britain, Y4 FMC was launched into a spectacular series of rolls on SS4 (Rhonda 1) costing him his second World Championship and handing the title to the late Richard Burns. The car was subsequently rebuilt by M-Sport and went onto further rallying success before being retired and returned to its iconic 2001 livery for posterity and will now be enjoyed by a new custodian.
It wasn’t just McRae’s car that proved popular; his 2001 Season Race Suit also went under the hammer and sold for £16,650. Thus proving that everyone loves a car or piece of automobilia with a story to tell.
There were other successes in the Competition Car Collection with further cars selling for above estimate including the 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 - Hannu Mikkola-Group B Homage which sold for £292,500 and 1988 Rover Metro 6R4 - International Specification which sold for £196,875.
In the Classic Car Category two further Auction World Records were obtained for Silverstone Auctions in the sale of an ultra-low mileage 1995 Daimler Six (X300) with only one registered keeper and an incredible 1,512 miles from new, which sold for £36,563; and a 1963 Jenson CV8 which sold for £67,500.
The stunning 1985 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary edition raised £260,000 whilst a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupé (W111) – one of the most stylish models ever made by Mercedes-Benz – sold for £76,500.
There were also a number of charity lots within the sale that raised a total of £15,414 across two charities.