Silverstone Auctions

Silverstone Auctions is a British auction house founded in 2011.

They are a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia.

They hold the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit and host sales as stand-alone events as well as an integrated element of some of Europe's biggest motorsport events such as the Silverstone Classic Festival.

In addition to their sales at the circuit, they also host a number of auctions each year at other major classic car events including the NEC Classic Motor Show, Race Retro and for the first time in 2014, Salon Privé.

At Silverstone Auctions they take pride in selecting the very best of breed vehicles for their sales which not only attracts buyers from around the world, but has already helped achieve a number of record-breaking auction prices on behalf of their vendors.

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1949 Cadillac Series 61 Club Coupé

With their competitors slow to react after WW2, Cadillac seized the initiative. Introduced in 1948, the marque's aeronautically inspired 'tail-fin' motif was the work of Harley Earl-trained stylist Franklin Q. Hershey. An immediate trendsetter, it was joined some twelve months later by an all-new overhead valve V8 engine. Engineered by Ed Cole, Jack Gordon and Harry Barr, this 331 cu in (5.4 litre) unit was smaller, more powerful and almost 200lbs lighter than its predecessor. Boasting wedge-shaped combustion chambers, 'slipper' pistons and hydraulic valve lifters, it developed 160bhp in standard tune and soon found favour among the competition fraternity. The 1949 model year Cadillacs were underpinned by a surprisingly competent modular chassis design, a massive cross-braced affair equipped with independent front suspension, a 'live' rear axle and potent drum brakes. Externally, the '49 cars featured an extended bonnet line with the Goddess 'hood ornament' moved forward, a new grille that wrapped on to the wings and around to the wheel openings, and new chrome trim, giving the car a longer, lower, wider stance. Inside, a fully revamped interior boasted a new instrument panel, door mouldings, trim, and stylish materials. Praise for the 1949 Cadillac was literally universal, with Britain's 'The Motor' magazine declaring that "the car offers astonishing value for money. It has performance which few makes can rival, and even fewer surpass, a general silence of running, which many will consider unbeaten, and an ease of driving." Motor Trend was more succinct; it simply named the 1949 Cadillac its very first "Car of the Year". Easily the most desirable body style among Cadillac's 'Series 61' lineup was the Club Coupé (occasionally known as the 'Sedanette'). This sleek fastback is beautifully represented by the car offered here, which was first registered in California on 01/07/1949 and no doubt had many adventures over the decades before being committed to an extensive renovation, respray and re-chrome in California between 2004 and 2006. Acquired by a German collector in 2006, it was used by him in Germany for a couple of years before being sold here in the UK and registered on 31/07/2008. Its next owner was a Canadian who was UK based and who enjoyed this somewhat dramatic piece of Americana until 2010 when he planned to auction the car prior to his return to Canada. Unfortunately, on the way to the auction venue, the water pump seized and the engine threw a connecting rod. It was then stored in a dry barn for five years before being acquired by its current owner, our vendor. He immediately commissioned a careful and meticulous rebuild of the engine, water pump and other ancillaries and the 'Caddy' is now in regular use as part of his collection of interesting classics. During the engine rebuild it was noted that there was a factory tag on the block indicating that very early in the car's life the original engine had been replaced with a Series 62 unit (Stock no.0151 Powerpack). The replacement engine is 496262151 which is a 1949 build so the exchange must have happened within months of the car being new. Series 61 and 62 engines are identical. 411 XUN presents really well in a Deep Metallic Royal Blue with an amazing, period interior in Grey-striped cloth. The nicely patinated 'Bakelite' steering wheel, push-button radio, and extravagant white-wall tyres, all shout about the American post-war dream, as do the unashamed 'Dagmar Bumpers' and fledgling tail fins - Detroit Designers without any budget constraints. This five-seat, 1949, Series 61 Club Coupé will turn heads and will be economical to service, repair and insure. With Forties and Fifties Americana currently becoming the most dominant influence in modern fashion and design, this beautiful '49 Caddy represents an amazing opportunity. With their competitors slow to react after WW2, Cadillac seized the initiative. Introduced in 1948, the marque's aeronautically inspired 'tail-fin' motif was the work of Harley Earl-trained stylist Franklin Q. Hershey. An immediate trendsetter, it was joined some twelve months later by an all-new overhead valve V8 engine. Engineered by Ed Cole, Jack Gordon and Harry Barr, this 331 cu in (5.4 litre) unit was smaller, more powerful and almost 200lbs lighter than its predecessor. Boasting wedge-shaped combustion chambers, 'slipper' pistons and hydraulic valve lifters, it developed 160bhp in standard tune and soon found favour among the competition fraternity. The 1949 model year Cadillacs were underpinned by a surprisingly competent modular chassis design, a massive cross-braced affair equipped with independent front suspension, a 'live' rear axle and potent drum brakes. Externally, the '49 cars featured an extended bonnet line with the Goddess 'hood ornament' moved forward, a new grille that wrapped on to the wings and around to the wheel openings, and new chrome trim, giving the car a longer, lower, wider stance. Inside, a fully revamped interior boasted a new instrument panel, door mouldings, trim, and stylish materials. Praise for the 1949 Cadillac was literally universal, with Britain's 'The Motor' magazine declaring that "the car offers astonishing value for money. It has performance which few makes can rival, and even fewer surpass, a general silence of running, which many will consider unbeaten, and an ease of driving." Motor Trend was more succinct; it simply named the 1949 Cadillac its very first "Car of the Year". Easily the most desirable body style among Cadillac's 'Series 61' lineup was the Club Coupé (occasionally known as the 'Sedanette'). This sleek fastback is beautifully represented by the car offered here, which was first registered in California on 01/07/1949 and no doubt had many adventures over the decades before being committed to an extensive renovation, respray and re-chrome in California between 2004 and 2006. Acquired by a German collector in 2006, it was used by him in Germany for a couple of years before being sold here in the UK and registered on 31/07/2008. Its next owner was a Canadian who was UK based and who enjoyed this somewhat dramatic piece of Americana until 2010 when he planned to auction the car prior to his return to Canada. Unfortunately, on the way to the auction venue, the water pump seized and the engine threw a connecting rod. It was then stored in a dry barn for five years before being acquired by its current owner, our vendor. He immediately commissioned a careful and meticulous rebuild of the engine, water pump and other ancillaries and the 'Caddy' is now in regular use as part of his collection of interesting classics. During the engine rebuild it was noted that there was a factory tag on the block indicating that very early in the car's life the original engine had been replaced with a Series 62 unit (Stock no.0151 Powerpack). The replacement engine is 496262151 which is a 1949 build so the exchange must have happened within months of the car being new. Series 61 and 62 engines are identical. 411 XUN presents really well in a Deep Metallic Royal Blue with an amazing, period interior in Grey-striped cloth. The nicely patinated 'Bakelite' steering wheel, push-button radio, and extravagant white-wall tyres, all shout about the American post-war dream, as do the unashamed 'Dagmar Bumpers' and fledgling tail fins - Detroit Designers without any budget constraints. This five-seat, 1949, Series 61 Club Coupé will turn heads and will be economical to service, repair and insure. With Forties and Fifties Americana currently becoming the most dominant influence in modern fashion and design, this beautiful '49 Caddy represents an amazing opportunityRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 25d 3h

2010 Ford Focus RS

The second generation Focus RS is the Focus that Ford originally claimed they would never build – a limited run 300bhp, 'super-hatch'. But we’re delighted they did, and make no apology for being enthusiastic about this remarkable little car with its huge twin-blade spoiler at the back, aggressive body kit, and ballistic performance from the turbocharged 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine. Only 11,500 examples were built in a production run that lasted a little over three years, with just 4,000 finding homes in the UK. The RS may not have had the four-wheel drive, but a combination of Ford’s trick Revo-Knuckle front suspension, a Quaife limited-slip diff and well-judged ESP did a great job of putting the power down and managing the torque-steer while still providing plenty of involvement. The chassis was stiffened by about 30% and bigger drive shafts, a wider track, lower ride height, and a faster steering rack translated into remarkably civilised road manners. With 301bhp and a massive 324lbs ft available, the RS could hit 60 mph in under 6.0 seconds and topped 160mph, all accompanied by a distinctive five-cylinder warble, plenty of turbo chatter and even the occasional pop and bang from the exhausts. And when you weren’t on a charge, the RS was a polite and practical hatchback capable of returning 25-30mpg, was easy to park, has plenty of boot space and is reasonably quiet at a constant speed. No wonder it is so revered. In the raw, the RS looks a bit of a 'beastie'. With its gaping grille, 19-inch wheels, flared arches, deep diffuser, and a wing that would embarrass a Porsche Turbo, the RS leaves you in no doubt about its intentions. Coming from a very special private Ford collection this 2010 Focus RS (#8889 denoted by a plaque) is finished in seriously cool Frozen White and is in simply immaculate condition. It was bought new by a doctor, but soon after was acquired by our very discerning vendor to join his collection, where it has been carefully stored and meticulously maintained. Now with only 19,835 verifiable miles and a complete annual servicing history (all documented in the service booklet), this modern-classic could make a very shrewd purchase. The overall condition of the car belies its mileage and it presents both mechanically and cosmetically like a car that has covered a tenth of the indicated mileage. The car is fitted with the ‘Luxury Pack 1’ option, which includes Dual Zone Climate Control, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dim rear view mirror, rear parking distance sensors, tyre deflation detection system, Ford 'Keyless-go' system, Sony 6 disc CD-Player, and a DAB radio. This is a comparatively new vehicle for a classic car auction house but the demand for sporting Fords, no matter what vintage, seems to continue unabated and with this impressively low mileage and history of care, be sure not to miss out on this really superb example. The second generation Focus RS is the Focus that Ford originally claimed they would never build – a limited run 300bhp, 'super-hatch'. But we’re delighted they did, and make no apology for being enthusiastic about this remarkable little car with its huge twin-blade spoiler at the back, aggressive body kit, and ballistic performance from the turbocharged 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine. Only 11,500 examples were built in a production run that lasted a little over three years, with just 4,000 finding homes in the UK. The RS may not have had the four-wheel drive, but a combination of Ford’s trick Revo-Knuckle front suspension, a Quaife limited-slip diff and well-judged ESP did a great job of putting the power down and managing the torque-steer while still providing plenty of involvement. The chassis was stiffened by about 30% and bigger drive shafts, a wider track, lower ride height, and a faster steering rack translated into remarkably civilised road manners. With 301bhp and a massive 324lbs ft available, the RS could hit 60 mph in under 6.0 seconds and topped 160mph, all accompanied by a distinctive five-cylinder warble, plenty of turbo chatter and even the occasional pop and bang from the exhausts. And when you weren’t on a charge, the RS was a polite and practical hatchback capable of returning 25-30mpg, was easy to park, has plenty of boot space and is reasonably quiet at a constant speed. No wonder it is so revered. In the raw, the RS looks a bit of a 'beastie'. With its gaping grille, 19-inch wheels, flared arches, deep diffuser, and a wing that would embarrass a Porsche Turbo, the RS leaves you in no doubt about its intentions. Coming from a very special private Ford collection this 2010 Focus RS (#8889 denoted by a plaque) is finished in seriously cool Frozen White and is in simply immaculate condition. It was bought new by a doctor, but soon after was acquired by our very discerning vendor to join his collection, where it has been carefully stored and meticulously maintained. Now with only 19,835 verifiable miles and a complete annual servicing history (all documented in the service booklet), this modern-classic could make a very shrewd purchase. The overall condition of the car belies its mileage and it presents both mechanically and cosmetically like a car that has covered a tenth of the indicated mileage. The car is fitted with the ‘Luxury Pack 1’ option, which includes Dual Zone Climate Control, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dim rear view mirror, rear parking distance sensors, tyre deflation detection system, Ford 'Keyless-go' system, Sony 6 disc CD-Player, and a DAB radio. This is a comparatively new vehicle for a classic car auction house but the demand for sporting Fords, no matter what vintage, seems to continue unabated and with this impressively low mileage and history of care, be sure not to miss out on this really superb exampleRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 25d 3h

2003 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 2 Tiptronic

When Porsche introduced the 996 in 1998, it heralded a big departure from the timeless 911 concept, for not only was it radically different to its predecessor, but for the first time a Porsche 911 was water cooled. The changes were driven by the market which had become more demanding in terms of refinement and power and those same principles apply some 20 years later. The 996's body styling was totally new and the interior was redesigned to give the venerable 911 a new lease of life. As is the way of things, in 2002 the facelift model arrived incorporating headlight and bumper changes and an improved aero package and these subtle changes further enhanced what has been described as the “First truly modern 911 with grand tourer and supercar performance”. Offered here is a stunning 2003, right-hand drive, 3.6-litre Porsche 996 Carrera 2 Coupé with Tiptronic transmission and an exceptional service record. Originally supplied by Porsche Sutton Coldfield, it's finished in Silver with a wonderfully distinctive interior in Wimbledon Green optioned with matching Alcantara headlining and a top tinted screen. The service book contains seventeen stamps recording and corroborating the low indicated mileage of only 70,000. The engine had a full check over/ rebuild at 54,000 miles in 2012 by marque experts Hartech Automotive Porsche Specialists. Our vendor, who bought the car six years ago, has maintained it to an extraordinarily high level as his intention was to use it for extended continental trips and reliability was paramount. In addition to routine servicing, both mufflers have been replaced, as have the headlight units, discs, pads and all four shock absorbers. New air conditioning radiators have been fitted with the appropriate pipework and unions. This smart Porsche sits well on its four new tyres and is the proud possessor of a shiny new MOT. The overall condition of this 996 Carrera 2 is really quite special and it may well be the best available in the marketplace today at this guide price. When Porsche introduced the 996 in 1998, it heralded a big departure from the timeless 911 concept, for not only was it radically different to its predecessor, but for the first time a Porsche 911 was water cooled. The changes were driven by the market which had become more demanding in terms of refinement and power and those same principles apply some 20 years later. The 996's body styling was totally new and the interior was redesigned to give the venerable 911 a new lease of life. As is the way of things, in 2002 the facelift model arrived incorporating headlight and bumper changes and an improved aero package and these subtle changes further enhanced what has been described as the “First truly modern 911 with grand tourer and supercar performance”. Offered here is a stunning 2003, right-hand drive, 3.6-litre Porsche 996 Carrera 2 Coupé with Tiptronic transmission and an exceptional service record. Originally supplied by Porsche Sutton Coldfield, it's finished in Silver with a wonderfully distinctive interior in Wimbledon Green optioned with matching Alcantara headlining and a top tinted screen. The service book contains seventeen stamps recording and corroborating the low indicated mileage of only 70,000. The engine had a full check over/ rebuild at 54,000 miles in 2012 by marque experts Hartech Automotive Porsche Specialists. Our vendor, who bought the car six years ago, has maintained it to an extraordinarily high level as his intention was to use it for extended continental trips and reliability was paramount. In addition to routine servicing, both mufflers have been replaced, as have the headlight units, discs, pads and all four shock absorbers. New air conditioning radiators have been fitted with the appropriate pipework and unions. This smart Porsche sits well on its four new tyres and is the proud possessor of a shiny new MOT. The overall condition of this 996 Carrera 2 is really quite special and it may well be the best available in the marketplace today at this guide priceRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 3d 3h

1971 Porsche 911 T

Introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, the basic Porsche 911 design would run virtually unchanged for twenty-nine years. Ferdinand Porsche had been working on the design since the late fifties as a better performing replacement for the 356. Today, his design still underpins the production of Porsche AG of Stuttgart. Before long, the merits of using the Porsche 911 in competitive motorsport became apparent and history records it as one of the most successful campaigners of all time. From the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to grass-roots motorsport, the 911 offered reliable performance in many guises. For 1970, the C-Series 911 was introduced with a larger bore to give a capacity of 2165cc, producing 125bhp and now badged as a "T". Alterations to suspension points improved the handling and gave the steering a better on-centre feel. This, 1971 left-hand drive, 911 T was imported by our vendor in 2005 from California and has been in his ownership ever since. The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity shows the original color combination as “Gemini Blue Metallic with a black leather interior” and was ordered with comfort equipment, sunroof, coloured windows, and alloy wheels. Our vendor has spent around £9,500 on the car during his ownership and there are receipts for the various works carried out in the history file along with some older MOTs. Unfortunately, any history prior to our vendor's purchase has been lost. We understand that the first MOT certificate during his tenure from 2005 shows a mileage of 7,935 (probably having been around the clock) and the indicated mileage is now 14,089, so he has only completed around 500 miles a year in the vehicle. The vendor has also replaced the front and rear bumpers with period 911 'S' style which really suits the car and treated it to a respray in its original Gemini Blue. The car has always been garaged whilst residing on these shores and this lovely old 911 appears to be in a good honest condition throughout. The pure unadorned, unfettered, unmolested lines of early 911s are iconic in the proper sense of the word, and it's easy to see why these cars really set the benchmark in sports car design in the late sixties. Introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, the basic Porsche 911 design would run virtually unchanged for twenty-nine years. Ferdinand Porsche had been working on the design since the late fifties as a better performing replacement for the 356. Today, his design still underpins the production of Porsche AG of Stuttgart. Before long, the merits of using the Porsche 911 in competitive motorsport became apparent and history records it as one of the most successful campaigners of all time. From the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to grass-roots motorsport, the 911 offered reliable performance in many guises. For 1970, the C-Series 911 was introduced with a larger bore to give a capacity of 2165cc, producing 125bhp and now badged as a "T". Alterations to suspension points improved the handling and gave the steering a better on-centre feel. This, 1971 left-hand drive, 911 T was imported by our vendor in 2005 from California and has been in his ownership ever since. The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity shows the original color combination as “Gemini Blue Metallic with a black leather interior” and was ordered with comfort equipment, sunroof, coloured windows, and alloy wheels. Our vendor has spent around £9,500 on the car during his ownership and there are receipts for the various works carried out in the history file along with some older MOTs. Unfortunately, any history prior to our vendor's purchase has been lost. We understand that the first MOT certificate during his tenure from 2005 shows a mileage of 7,935 (probably having been around the clock) and the indicated mileage is now 14,089, so he has only completed around 500 miles a year in the vehicle. The vendor has also replaced the front and rear bumpers with period 911 'S' style which really suits the car and treated it to a respray in its original Gemini Blue. The car has always been garaged whilst residing on these shores and this lovely old 911 appears to be in a good honest condition throughout. The pure unadorned, unfettered, unmolested lines of early 911s are iconic in the proper sense of the word, and it's easy to see why these cars really set the benchmark in sports car design in the late sixtiesRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 3d 3h

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Supersport

This extremely rare UK supplied C16 factory built Supersport Convertible (SSE) was supplied new by Waldron Porsche of Kent in February 1989. The factory built just 66 Supersport models worldwide in 1989 and just a handful of right-hand drive convertibles came to the UK that year. The Supersport factory spec (previously M491, now SSE)) featured the Turbo wider body, Turbo suspension, and brakes, as well as the all-important G50 gearbox, wider wheels and rear Turbo spoiler. The factory options fitted to this car from new were: Recoil bumpers, heavy duty battery, Blaupunkt Toronto stereo, forged alloy wheels finished in Grand Prix white, electric comfort seats, power hood, hi-fi package including 8 speakers with amp, Supersport option (M491), top tint windscreen, and luggage compartment trimmed in black velour. Today, it presents as the best condition 911 of that era we have ever seen here at Silverstone Auctions. All panels are totally original and the paint finish factory fresh. It has covered just 35,000 warranted miles confirmed by both the comprehensive service history and all prior MOT certificates. Our private vendor acquired the car from highly respected Hexagon Modern Classics of London in July 2015 and has hardly used it since. Sitting in a heated, purpose-built storage facility the car was a pleasure to catalogue. The history file shows us that a new electric hood was fitted in 2013 at a cost of some £10,000 and also that the car has been maintained and serviced correctly throughout its life. Supplied with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity that confirms matching numbers throughout, this rare Supersport convertible is genuinely stunning and should not be missed. This extremely rare UK supplied C16 factory built Supersport Convertible (SSE) was supplied new by Waldron Porsche of Kent in February 1989. The factory built just 66 Supersport models worldwide in 1989 and just a handful of right-hand drive convertibles came to the UK that year. The Supersport factory spec (previously M491, now SSE)) featured the Turbo wider body, Turbo suspension, and brakes, as well as the all-important G50 gearbox, wider wheels and rear Turbo spoiler. The factory options fitted to this car from new were:, Recoil bumpers, heavy duty battery, Blaupunkt Toronto stereo, forged alloy wheels finished in Grand Prix white, electric comfort seats, power hood, hi-fi package including 8 speakers with amp, Supersport option (M491), top tint windscreen, and luggage compartment trimmed in black velour. Today, it presents as the best condition 911 of that era we have ever seen here at Silverstone Auctions. All panels are totally original and the paint finish factory fresh. It has covered just 35,000 warranted miles confirmed by both the comprehensive service history and all prior MOT certificates. Our private vendor acquired the car from highly respected Hexagon Modern Classics of London in July 2015 and has hardly used it since. Sitting in a heated, purpose-built storage facility the car was a pleasure to catalogue. The history file shows us that a new electric hood was fitted in 2013 at a cost of some £10,000 and also that the car has been maintained and serviced correctly throughout its life. Supplied with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity that confirms matching numbers throughout, this rare Supersport convertible is genuinely stunning and should not be missedRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 3d 3h

1996 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Often cited by enthusiasts as "the last real Porsche", the 993 straddles the bridge between pure high performance driving thrills, visceral dynamics, and appealing design-led solutions to emissions and safety requirements. No previous 911 variant had possessed such high-speed cornering ability and dynamic stability aided by the significantly wider track and all-alloy rear suspension. The six-speed manual gearbox not only surpassed the previous four and five-speed boxes in usability, but most commentators also found it to be a quicker reacting and a smoother gear change, enhancing the whole driving experience. This, UK-supplied, right-hand drive 993 Carrera 4 Cabriolet was registered with its first owner on 26th February 1996. Finished in Arena Red Metallic with a full Grey leather interior, this 4-wheel drive example is fitted with the torquier and more powerful Varioram engine with a 6-speed gearbox. The Arena Red colour coding is extended to the hood, which is in super condition and is fitted with a new rear window, along with the electric sport hard-shell backed seats. With just over 81,000 miles on the odometer, this smart Porsche presents fantastically well on the exterior and the cabin is free of any wear and tear. Porsche overmats, fitted from new, have ensured that the carpets have aged well and the dashboard and switchgear remain in good condition. It's supplied with a UK V5c, a comprehensive history file containing old invoices and previous MOTs, the original leather book pack with the original handbooks, and the service book showing 16 stamps from both main dealers and marque specialists. The 993 has become very topical over the last few years and a C4 Cabriolet in this smooth colour combination and in this condition represents an opportunity to own a modern-classic Porsche 911 that will become more sought after with each passing year. Often cited by enthusiasts as "the last real Porsche", the 993 straddles the bridge between pure high performance driving thrills, visceral dynamics, and appealing design-led solutions to emissions and safety requirements. No previous 911 variant had possessed such high-speed cornering ability and dynamic stability aided by the significantly wider track and all-alloy rear suspension. The six-speed manual gearbox not only surpassed the previous four and five-speed boxes in usability, but most commentators also found it to be a quicker reacting and a smoother gear change, enhancing the whole driving experience. This, UK-supplied, right-hand drive 993 Carrera 4 Cabriolet was registered with its first owner on 26th February 1996. Finished in Arena Red Metallic with a full Grey leather interior, this 4-wheel drive example is fitted with the torquier and more powerful Varioram engine with a 6-speed gearbox. The Arena Red colour coding is extended to the hood, which is in super condition and is fitted with a new rear window, along with the electric sport hard-shell backed seats. With just over 81,000 miles on the odometer, this smart Porsche presents fantastically well on the exterior and the cabin is free of any wear and tear. Porsche overmats, fitted from new, have ensured that the carpets have aged well and the dashboard and switchgear remain in good condition. It's supplied with a UK V5c, a comprehensive history file containing old invoices and previous MOTs, the original leather book pack with the original handbooks, and the service book showing 16 stamps from both main dealers and marque specialists. The 993 has become very topical over the last few years and a C4 Cabriolet in this smooth colour combination and in this condition represents an opportunity to own a modern-classic Porsche 911 that will become more sought after with each passing yearRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 3d 3h

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 1600

Sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was a huge success and continued virtually unchanged in 1.6-litre Giulia guise when the latter joined the line-up in 1962. Launched at the Monza Autodrome on 27th June that year, the Giulia range was the work of a design team headed by one of the greatest of Italian automobile engineers, Dr.Orazio Satta Puliga, who had been responsible for all the post-war Alfa Romeos. The capacity increase from 1,300 to 1,600cc boosted the maximum power of Alfa's classic twin-cam four from 80 to 92bhp and the car's top speed to 109mph. Reliability was likewise enhanced and the larger engine was noticeably smoother and less fussy. A five-speed gearbox was standard on the Giulia 1600 Spider, which remained in production until 1966. This fabulous and rare, left-hand drive, Giulia Spider was registered in 1964 in Florence, where it remained for most of its life. ‘373009’ was restored in 2003 and then sold to a Sig.Cremascoli of Milan, an Alfa collector, who kept the car until 2015 when it was supplied to the current owner by Daniele Turrisi. The car has been well maintained and sparingly used under current ownership and is reported to drive very well. Indeed, the Alfa was a recent crowd-pleaser in the classic car parade laps at the Ignition Festival of Motoring in Glasgow in 2016 and 2017. Earlier this year it had a light respray in its original Rosso Alfa to address a crackle mark on the boot lid and to restore it to one shade of red as some panels had faded more than others in the Italian sunshine. Supplied with its original logbook showing many stamps throughout the years and a rare and highly-prized factory hardtop finished in Rosso, this little Spider is in excellent condition outside, inside and underneath and will reward any inspection. It is simply a lovely example that’s ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner. Imagine it's a balmy, late July, Sunday evening in central Rome and you pull up in this sparkling Alfa right outside the Doney Café on the Via Veneto, hoping to enjoy some of Maria Foglieni's famous Cantuccini Biscotti and a glass of Vin Santo. The Alfa ticks and pings as it cools and the yellow street lights are reflected in its gleaming Rosso coachwork, much to the delight of the laughing and chattering 'beautiful people' as they pass on the way up the Via Vittorio making the most of the last hours of their Roman weekend. Well, the Café is still there and the Alfa will soon be here!, Sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was a huge success and continued virtually unchanged in 1.6-litre Giulia guise when the latter joined the line-up in 1962. Launched at the Monza Autodrome on 27th June that year, the Giulia range was the work of a design team headed by one of the greatest of Italian automobile engineers, Dr.Orazio Satta Puliga, who had been responsible for all the post-war Alfa Romeos. The capacity increase from 1,300 to 1,600cc boosted the maximum power of Alfa's classic twin-cam four from 80 to 92bhp and the car's top speed to 109mph. Reliability was likewise enhanced and the larger engine was noticeably smoother and less fussy. A five-speed gearbox was standard on the Giulia 1600 Spider, which remained in production until 1966. This fabulous and rare, left-hand drive, Giulia Spider was registered in 1964 in Florence, where it remained for most of its life. ‘373009’ was restored in 2003 and then sold to a Sig.Cremascoli of Milan, an Alfa collector, who kept the car until 2015 when it was supplied to the current owner by Daniele Turrisi. The car has been well maintained and sparingly used under current ownership and is reported to drive very well. Indeed, the Alfa was a recent crowd-pleaser in the classic car parade laps at the Ignition Festival of Motoring in Glasgow in 2016 and 2017. Earlier this year it had a light respray in its original Rosso Alfa to address a crackle mark on the boot lid and to restore it to one shade of red as some panels had faded more than others in the Italian sunshine. Supplied with its original logbook showing many stamps throughout the years and a rare and highly-prized factory hardtop finished in Rosso, this little Spider is in excellent condition outside, inside and underneath and will reward any inspection. It is simply a lovely example that’s ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner. Imagine it's a balmy, late July, Sunday evening in central Rome and you pull up in this sparkling Alfa right outside the Doney Café on the Via Veneto, hoping to enjoy some of Maria Foglieni's famous Cantuccini Biscotti and a glass of Vin Santo. The Alfa ticks and pings as it cools and the yellow street lights are reflected in its gleaming Rosso coachwork, much to the delight of the laughing and chattering 'beautiful people' as they pass on the way up the Via Vittorio making the most of the last hours of their Roman weekend. Well, the Café is still there and the Alfa will soon be here!Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
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1991 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4

In 1988 Ford launched the Sapphire Cosworth, which was a little more discreet than previous Sierra Cosworths. As the name suggests, it was based on the Sapphire saloon and used the existing 1993cc Cosworth twin-cam turbo. In January 1990, the third generation Sierra RS Cosworth was launched, this time with four-wheel drive. As early as 1987, Mike Moreton and Ford Motorsport had been talking about a four-wheel drive Sierra RS Cosworth that could make Ford competitive in the World Rally Championship, however, Ford Motorsport's desire for a 3-door "Motorsport Special" equivalent to the original Sierra RS Cosworth was not embraced. The more discreet 4-door version was considered to have a better marketing potential and it was therefore decided that the new car should be a natural development of the second generation, to be launched in conjunction with the facelift scheduled for the entire Sierra line in 1990. Launched to huge acclaim, the 4x4 RS Cosworth was superseded by the Mondeo in 1992, which brings us neatly to this immaculate example presented here. This is no ordinary 1991 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4. It has been rebuilt from the ground up and has been significantly upgraded and re-engineered at a cost of approximately £79,000. The odometer was not reset during this process and the car has covered just 22,000 miles. The specification says it all really: Engine: 380bhp and 360lb/ft torque with adjustable turbo boost from a blueprinted standard YB 16 valve 4-cylinder unit, one piece billet high-lift crankshaft, forged racing pistons and piston rings; Group A aluminium gas-flowed cylinder head complete with oversize titanium valves, high-lift racing camshafts, Group A green top injectors, hybrid ceramic racing turbocharger running 1.5 bar Lightweight Shell with a full Sparco race roll-cage - 8 x matching alloy wheels - 4xrace and 4xroad Toyo 888 tyres. - New stainless exhaust throughout - Fully heat-wrapped turbo heat bag. Brakes: Front AP Racing 380mm discs and 6-pot Calipers with reinforced braided hoses. Rear AP Racing Brake Discs; uprated Ford high-output calipers with reinforced braided hoses Transmission: standard Ford gearbox and differential with uprated internals. Interior: Sparco carbon-fibre race-seats and 4-point harnesses, Momo Steering wheel and Boss Cat 1 immobiliser. Complete fire extinguisher system including engine bay foot-wells and rear boot coverage. Race petrol tank, foam filled, fuel pumps, swirl pot, and reinforced high-pressure fuel lines 'Group A' ECU management system, external and internal battery isolator switches. The whole idea was to create a very fast, road legal, track-day machine, but it's never really been used to its full potential, as our vendor has just been too busy since buying it two years ago. If you are in the market for a 'standard-looking' Cosworth 4x4 that's effectively a 'Group A Touring Car' for the road then look no further and, at this guide, you might need to form an orderly queue. In 1988 Ford launched the Sapphire Cosworth, which was a little more discreet than previous Sierra Cosworths. As the name suggests, it was based on the Sapphire saloon and used the existing 1993cc Cosworth twin-cam turbo. In January 1990, the third generation Sierra RS Cosworth was launched, this time with four-wheel drive. As early as 1987, Mike Moreton and Ford Motorsport had been talking about a four-wheel drive Sierra RS Cosworth that could make Ford competitive in the World Rally Championship, however, Ford Motorsport's desire for a 3-door "Motorsport Special" equivalent to the original Sierra RS Cosworth was not embraced. The more discreet 4-door version was considered to have a better marketing potential and it was therefore decided that the new car should be a natural development of the second generation, to be launched in conjunction with the facelift scheduled for the entire Sierra line in 1990. Launched to huge acclaim, the 4x4 RS Cosworth was superseded by the Mondeo in 1992, which brings us neatly to this immaculate example presented here. This is no ordinary 1991 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4. It has been rebuilt from the ground up and has been significantly upgraded and re-engineered at a cost of approximately £79,000. The odometer was not reset during this process and the car has covered just 22,000 miles. The specification says it all really:, Engine: 380bhp and 360lb/ft torque with adjustable turbo boost from a blueprinted standard YB 16 valve 4-cylinder unit, one piece billet high-lift crankshaft, forged racing pistons and piston rings; Group A aluminium gas-flowed cylinder head complete with oversize titanium valves, high-lift racing camshafts, Group A green top injectors, hybrid ceramic racing turbocharger running 1.5 bar, Lightweight Shell with a full Sparco race roll-cage - 8 x matching alloy wheels - 4xrace and 4xroad Toyo 888 tyres. - New stainless exhaust throughout - Fully heat-wrapped turbo heat bag. Brakes: Front AP Racing 380mm discs and 6-pot Calipers with reinforced braided hoses. Rear AP Racing Brake Discs; uprated Ford high-output calipers with reinforced braided hoses, Transmission: standard Ford gearbox and differential with uprated internals. Interior: Sparco carbon-fibre race-seats and 4-point harnesses, Momo Steering wheel and Boss Cat 1 immobiliser. Complete fire extinguisher system including engine bay foot-wells and rear boot coverage. Race petrol tank, foam filled, fuel pumps, swirl pot, and reinforced high-pressure fuel lines 'Group A' ECU management system, external and internal battery isolator switches. The whole idea was to create a very fast, road legal, track-day machine, but it's never really been used to its full potential, as our vendor has just been too busy since buying it two years ago. If you are in the market for a 'standard-looking' Cosworth 4x4 that's effectively a 'Group A Touring Car' for the road then look no further and, at this guide, you might need to form an orderly queueRead more

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