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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1963 Jaguar MK 2

In April of 1963, as the Jaguar Mk II featured here was rolling down the production line at Browns Lane, the cream of British saloon car drivers were lining up on the grid at Goodwood prior to the start of the St. Mary's Trophy, a round of the 1963 British Saloon Car Championship. 3.8 Mk IIs filled the top seven places on the entry list and a contemporary report from Autosport reads; “Mike Salmon led the pack away from the start in his Jaguar and held the lead for the whole of the first lap ahead of Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori, Peter Dodd, Bill Aston and Jeff Sparrow in similar cars. On lap 2 Hill took the lead and Sparrow spun at Lavant and Jack Sears nipped into sixth spot chased by Jimmy Blumer. Salvadori passed Salmon on lap 4 and followed Hill closely for the rest of the race”. Famous as these cars are, none have had the length of competition career as Graeme Dodds' venerable example offered for sale today. This particular example has enjoyed a long and successful racing career in the hands of its gentleman driver/owner spanning over 20 years! The car has competed throughout this time in a variety of championships including JEC, HSCC Historic Roadsports, and more recently in the Jaguar Heritage Challenge series. As well as numerous class wins and a number of outright wins this remarkable car has laid claim to a few championships and is possibly the 'winningest' classic Jaguar racer in recent years. It was initially built from a solid donor car with the intention of producing a competitive and reliable MkII to be used at club level with the occasional foray to Spa and Pau, and no expense was spared in the build. Fibreglass panels were used for the bonnet, boot lid and some of the external trim such as bumpers and the interior was partly stripped and prepared for racing. Some club championships require a certain amount of the original trim to remain and this was taken into consideration. A full cage is fitted as well as a Tilton Pedal arrangement and a Smiths electronic rev counter mated to an Armtech Speedshift device. Further details of the interior spec, harness, extinguishers etc. will be supplied shortly. The suspension, brakes and running gear have all been quietly developed over the years and full details of all of this will be available shortly. Pete Lander of Sigma Engineering has long been regarded as the 'Guru' when it comes to the 3.8-litre XK engines and it's one of his creations that powers this car with its remarkable power output fed through an equally well-built race specification Pete Lander gearbox and back axle. Our vendor is currently travelling and full details of the engine's spec and rebuild history will be available when he returns. This car is a well-known example throughout the UK racing scene and the current owner has enjoyed much success, many battles and races including a support race at the British Grand Prix. However, he and his son have had an excellent couple of seasons in the Jaguar Classic Challenge in their glorious E-Type and he now feels its time to let the MkII go and for a new owner to pick up the mantle and continue its illustrious racing career. In April of 1963, as the Jaguar Mk II featured here was rolling down the production line at Browns Lane, the cream of British saloon car drivers were lining up on the grid at Goodwood prior to the start of the St. Mary's Trophy, a round of the 1963 British Saloon Car Championship. 3.8 Mk IIs filled the top seven places on the entry list and a contemporary report from Autosport reads; “Mike Salmon led the pack away from the start in his Jaguar and held the lead for the whole of the first lap ahead of Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori, Peter Dodd, Bill Aston and Jeff Sparrow in similar cars. On lap 2 Hill took the lead and Sparrow spun at Lavant and Jack Sears nipped into sixth spot chased by Jimmy Blumer. Salvadori passed Salmon on lap 4 and followed Hill closely for the rest of the race”. Famous as these cars are, none have had the length of competition career as Graeme Dodds' venerable example offered for sale today. This particular example has enjoyed a long and successful racing career in the hands of its gentleman driver/owner spanning over 20 years! The car has competed throughout this time in a variety of championships including JEC, HSCC Historic Roadsports, and more recently in the Jaguar Heritage Challenge series. As well as numerous class wins and a number of outright wins this remarkable car has laid claim to a few championships and is possibly the 'winningest' classic Jaguar racer in recent years. It was initially built from a solid donor car with the intention of producing a competitive and reliable MkII to be used at club level with the occasional foray to Spa and Pau, and no expense was spared in the build. Fibreglass panels were used for the bonnet, boot lid and some of the external trim such as bumpers and the interior was partly stripped and prepared for racing. Some club championships require a certain amount of the original trim to remain and this was taken into consideration. A full cage is fitted as well as a Tilton Pedal arrangement and a Smiths electronic rev counter mated to an Armtech Speedshift device. Further details of the interior spec, harness, extinguishers etc. will be supplied shortly. The suspension, brakes and running gear have all been quietly developed over the years and full details of all of this will be available shortly. Pete Lander of Sigma Engineering has long been regarded as the 'Guru' when it comes to the 3.8-litre XK engines and it's one of his creations that powers this car with its remarkable power output fed through an equally well-built race specification Pete Lander gearbox and back axle. Our vendor is currently travelling and full details of the engine's spec and rebuild history will be available when he returns. This car is a well-known example throughout the UK racing scene and the current owner has enjoyed much success, many battles and races including a support race at the British Grand Prix. However, he and his son have had an excellent couple of seasons in the Jaguar Classic Challenge in their glorious E-Type and he now feels its time to let the MkII go and for a new owner to pick up the mantle and continue its illustrious racing careerRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 38d 0h

1970 Morgan Plus 8

Introduced in 1968, the Morgan Plus 8 was immediately popular and remained in production for 36 years, an income stream that has been widely credited with keeping the company afloat during difficult times. Design and development of the Plus 8 was led by the larger-than-life, Maurice Owen, a race engineer taken on specifically for the role. The Plus 8 prototype was based on a modified version of the Plus 4, to which was added a Rover 3.5 litre V8, purchased from GM-Buick in 1967. The Plus 4's 4-speed manual Moss gearbox with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th was carried over and the Salisbury 7HA axle was uprated with a limited slip differential.Built along familiar Morgan lines, its ladder frame chassis was equipped with independent 'sliding-pillar' front suspension, a leaf-sprung rear axle, and disc/drum brakes. Supported by an ash frame, its swooping bodywork looked as traditional as ever but gave no clues as to the new model's extraordinary performance potential. These early ‘Moss box’ Plus 8s, of which only 484 were built between 1968 – 1972, have now become very desirable and sought-after Morgans. This particular, UK-supplied 1970 ‘Moss box’ Plus 8 was discovered in Norway by our vendor who repatriated the car to the UK and then embarked on a no-expense-spared, nut and bolt restoration in 2011/12. Built well within the homologated weight of 853 kg on a new race-prepared steel chassis from G.E.E, a new factory ash frame was ordered and a newly built John Eales race engine was installed recorded as producing 254 bhp. Mated to the new engine was the Moss gearbox which received the full treatment from respected specialist Billy Bellinger of J.B Sports Engineering, who also rebuilt the axle. Assembly and build of the car was entrusted to Brett Syndercombe of Brands Hatch Morgans who, over the years, has built some of the finest historic racing Morgans currently competing. Once the rebuild was completed to FIA Appendix K specification for 'Period G' cars, our vendor campaigned this Plus 8 successfully in various events including; HSCC meetings at Silverstone Donington, Spa, Tour Britannia and Modena Cento Ore in Italy. In 2016, the engine was checked over and rebuilt by John Eales and the axle and gearbox were again refreshed by J.B. Sports Engineering. Currently riding on Minilite wheels, the sale of this car also includes 5 original Morgan alloy wheels shod with good road tyres, aero screens, a custom-made tonneau cover, side-screen, a waterproof cover, a front bumper, two rear parcel shelves, the original engine, and the original internals for the gearbox. There are also some sundry race spares including spark plugs, brake pads etc. Prospective buyers should satisfy themselves as to the currency and legality of all safety equipment in the car. Supplied with a UK V5c, reams of invoices, an MOT until 15th April 2018, and its FIA/MSA passport valid until 31st December 2027, this stunning race car is versatile enough to use on the road, but is also eligible for some of the most prestigious HSCC events, as well as the Spa 6 hours and Summer Classic, Tour Auto, Tour Britannia and new for 2018, a 1970’s HSCC Roadsports race at the Silverstone Classic! Well-prepared and rare in its own right, this car represents a remarkable opportunity and we urge you to consider it when thinking about your 2018 race season. Please note, registration plate ‘RCR 1F’ is being retained by the vendor, and the car is now registered ‘FVG 727J’. Introduced in 1968, the Morgan Plus 8 was immediately popular and remained in production for 36 years, an income stream that has been widely credited with keeping the company afloat during difficult times. Design and development of the Plus 8 was led by the larger-than-life, Maurice Owen, a race engineer taken on specifically for the role. The Plus 8 prototype was based on a modified version of the Plus 4, to which was added a Rover 3.5 litre V8, purchased from GM-Buick in 1967. The Plus 4's 4-speed manual Moss gearbox with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th was carried over and the Salisbury 7HA axle was uprated with a limited slip differential.Built along familiar Morgan lines, its ladder frame chassis was equipped with independent 'sliding-pillar' front suspension, a leaf-sprung rear axle, and disc/drum brakes. Supported by an ash frame, its swooping bodywork looked as traditional as ever but gave no clues as to the new model's extraordinary performance potential. These early ‘Moss box’ Plus 8s, of which only 484 were built between 1968 – 1972, have now become very desirable and sought-after Morgans. This particular, UK-supplied 1970 ‘Moss box’ Plus 8 was discovered in Norway by our vendor who repatriated the car to the UK and then embarked on a no-expense-spared, nut and bolt restoration in 2011/12. Built well within the homologated weight of 853 kg on a new race-prepared steel chassis from G.E.E, a new factory ash frame was ordered and a newly built John Eales race engine was installed recorded as producing 254 bhp. Mated to the new engine was the Moss gearbox which received the full treatment from respected specialist Billy Bellinger of J.B Sports Engineering, who also rebuilt the axle. Assembly and build of the car was entrusted to Brett Syndercombe of Brands Hatch Morgans who, over the years, has built some of the finest historic racing Morgans currently competing. Once the rebuild was completed to FIA Appendix K specification for 'Period G' cars, our vendor campaigned this Plus 8 successfully in various events including; HSCC meetings at Silverstone Donington, Spa, Tour Britannia and Modena Cento Ore in Italy. In 2016, the engine was checked over and rebuilt by John Eales and the axle and gearbox were again refreshed by J.B. Sports Engineering. Currently riding on Minilite wheels, the sale of this car also includes 5 original Morgan alloy wheels shod with good road tyres, aero screens, a custom-made tonneau cover, side-screen, a waterproof cover, a front bumper, two rear parcel shelves, the original engine, and the original internals for the gearbox. There are also some sundry race spares including spark plugs, brake pads etc. Prospective buyers should satisfy themselves as to the currency and legality of all safety equipment in the car. Supplied with a UK V5c, reams of invoices, an MOT until 15th April 2018, and its FIA/MSA passport valid until 31st December 2027, this stunning race car is versatile enough to use on the road, but is also eligible for some of the most prestigious HSCC events, as well as the Spa 6 hours and Summer Classic, Tour Auto, Tour Britannia and new for 2018, a 1970’s HSCC Roadsports race at the Silverstone Classic! Well-prepared and rare in its own right, this car represents a remarkable opportunity and we urge you to consider it when thinking about your 2018 race season. Please note, registration plate ‘RCR 1F’ is being retained by the vendor, and the car is now registered ‘FVG 727J’Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 38d 0h

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

The ultimate "wolf in sheeps clothing" of the 1990's, the 500E saloon was built to rival the BMW M5. It featured a 5 litre V8 derived from the 500SL and featured upgraded brakes and suspension but with no visible clues on the outside except for very slighly flared wheel arches, wider tyres and discreet side skirts. 0-60mph came in just 5 seconds and 0-100mph in just over 14 seconds. It was only available as a (hand built) four door saloon and also only available in left hand drive form. Built in very low numbers it became an instant classic. This particular car is the second 500E owned by renowned comedian and actor, Rowan Atkinson. He was so impressed by the original memory of his first 500E bought new back in the 1990's that, in 2015, he set about finding the very best example of the breed. He acquired this car because of its outstanding condition and also because it featured cloth upholstery which Rowan much prefers to the standard slippery leather finish. Today it has covered just 80,500 Kms which is about 50,000 miles. It comes with a history file which confirms a comprehensive service history as well as the original book pack and spare keys etc. The car is featured in a comprehensive road test in the February 2018 edition of Classic Car magazine, alongside his other left hand drive four door saloon - the Lancia Thema 8.32. Offered at "No Reserve", this rare hand built German super saloon represents a fantastic opportunity in to classic car ownership with a distinguished past and an excellent pedigree. The ultimate "wolf in sheeps clothing" of the 1990's, the 500E saloon was built to rival the BMW M5. It featured a 5 litre V8 derived from the 500SL and featured upgraded brakes and suspension but with no visible clues on the outside except for very slighly flared wheel arches, wider tyres and discreet side skirts. 0-60mph came in just 5 seconds and 0-100mph in just over 14 seconds. It was only available as a (hand built) four door saloon and also only available in left hand drive form. Built in very low numbers it became an instant classic. This particular car is the second 500E owned by renowned comedian and actor, Rowan Atkinson. He was so impressed by the original memory of his first 500E bought new back in the 1990's that, in 2015, he set about finding the very best example of the breed. He acquired this car because of its outstanding condition and also because it featured cloth upholstery which Rowan much prefers to the standard slippery leather finish. Today it has covered just 80,500 Kms which is about 50,000 miles. It comes with a history file which confirms a comprehensive service history as well as the original book pack and spare keys etc. The car is featured in a comprehensive road test in the February 2018 edition of Classic Car magazine, alongside his other left hand drive four door saloon - the Lancia Thema 8.32. Offered at "No Reserve", this rare hand built German super saloon represents a fantastic opportunity in to classic car ownership with a distinguished past and an excellent pedigreeRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 40d 0h

1972 Broadspeed Escort RS 1600 FIA Race car.

Ralph Broad was a Birmingham-born racing driver and more famously an exceptional engineer. His company, Broadspeed, was part of a huge industry that grew up around the British Motor Corporation (BMC) Mini in the 1960s. Throughout the sixties, the Broadspeed cars were very successful in European saloon car events and the British Saloon Car Championship, winning their class at Monza, Spa, and Zandvoort with their Cooper 'S' in 1965. In the same year, John Fitzpatrick won the British Saloon Car title in a Broadspeed Ford Anglia. The partnership with BMC was ended on a friendly basis when Broadspeed's allegiance moved to Ford, however, successes continued with the Ford Escort and in 1971 John Fitzpatrick won four rounds of the BTCC. Offered here is a replica Broadspeed Escort RS1600 BDA from that period, built by ex-Jaguar and Ford race engineer David Silcox. It enjoyed considerable success driven in New Zealand by Dave Crowther before being acquired by our vendor in 2009. Preparation and engineering input were then entrusted to Mass Racing and a dyno sheet shows the Ford Cosworth BDG with Lucas fuel injection producing 271 bhp at 8500rpm. The all-alloy 1975cc BDG with Broadspeed-correct, exceedingly rare, Lucas mechanical slide throttle injection and steel cranked engine is mated to a five-speed close ratio gearbox. The rear axle is a Watts linkage/Panhard rod set-up with a limited slip differential. All the pick-up points are heavy duty with Koni coil-overs all round.The rack and pinion steering is unique with the rack passing through the front cross member, and discs are fitted all round which are bias adjustable. Weight is kept to the minimum with a fibreglass bonnet, boot, and doors and the rear screen and side windows are Lexan. The bubble wheel arch extensions are steel. We are informed by the owner that the Historic Technical Passport has recently been renewed and the Escort is mechanically ''race ready''. We advise any interested parties to satisfy themselves on the validity dates of the safety equipment. In the hands of our vendor, this well-prepared car has enjoyed outings at the Algarve, Donington, and Masters Historic Festivals. This superb, period correct, 1600 BDA Escort is potentially eligible to compete in some of the finest historic events in the race calendar. With this level of preparation, it surely represents exceptional value and is potentially one the most rewarding historic saloon car racers on the market today. Ralph Broad was a Birmingham-born racing driver and more famously an exceptional engineer. His company, Broadspeed, was part of a huge industry that grew up around the British Motor Corporation (BMC) Mini in the 1960s. Throughout the sixties, the Broadspeed cars were very successful in European saloon car events and the British Saloon Car Championship, winning their class at Monza, Spa, and Zandvoort with their Cooper 'S' in 1965. In the same year, John Fitzpatrick won the British Saloon Car title in a Broadspeed Ford Anglia. The partnership with BMC was ended on a friendly basis when Broadspeed's allegiance moved to Ford, however, successes continued with the Ford Escort and in 1971 John Fitzpatrick won four rounds of the BTCC. Offered here is a replica Broadspeed Escort RS1600 BDA from that period, built by ex-Jaguar and Ford race engineer David Silcox. It enjoyed considerable success driven in New Zealand by Dave Crowther before being acquired by our vendor in 2009. Preparation and engineering input were then entrusted to Mass Racing and a dyno sheet shows the Ford Cosworth BDG with Lucas fuel injection producing 271 bhp at 8500rpm. The all-alloy 1975cc BDG with Broadspeed-correct, exceedingly rare, Lucas mechanical slide throttle injection and steel cranked engine is mated to a five-speed close ratio gearbox. The rear axle is a Watts linkage/Panhard rod set-up with a limited slip differential. All the pick-up points are heavy duty with Koni coil-overs all round.The rack and pinion steering is unique with the rack passing through the front cross member, and discs are fitted all round which are bias adjustable. Weight is kept to the minimum with a fibreglass bonnet, boot, and doors and the rear screen and side windows are Lexan. The bubble wheel arch extensions are steel. We are informed by the owner that the Historic Technical Passport has recently been renewed and the Escort is mechanically ''race ready''. We advise any interested parties to satisfy themselves on the validity dates of the safety equipment. In the hands of our vendor, this well-prepared car has enjoyed outings at the Algarve, Donington, and Masters Historic Festivals. This superb, period correct, 1600 BDA Escort is potentially eligible to compete in some of the finest historic events in the race calendar. With this level of preparation, it surely represents exceptional value and is potentially one the most rewarding historic saloon car racers on the market todayRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 38d 0h

1960 Lamborghini DL20 - 2241R

It was Ferruccio Lamborghini's father who was indirectly responsible for the Lamborghini name becoming known throughout Italy. He urgently required a tractor for the family farm and his son, passionate about all things mechanical and a graduate in Industrial Technology at the Fratelli Taddia Institute near Bologna, obliged by building him one. It was an unlikely cocktail of six-cylinder Morris engine, General Motors transmission, and a Ford differential, however, apparently it worked very well and with post-war Italy rebuilding its agriculture from the ruins of war, replicas of Ferruccio's tractor were soon being eagerly sought by his father's friends. The outcome, in 1949, was the creation of Lamborghini Trattori on the site of his garage; the design evolved, the business thrived and it went on to become one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural equipment, military and industrial engines in Italy. During the early 1960s, Ferruccio Lamborghini turned his attention to building cars under his own name and subsequently details of Sig. Lamborghini's tractor production are usually just a side note to the stories surrounding the 400 GT, Miura, Countach and many of the most spectacular supercars in automotive history. The little twin-cylinder, 18hp DL20-2241R of 1960 was apparently Ferruccio's favourite tractor so it was appropriate that this model was selected to fulfil an important roll in Lamborghini's history. Ferruccio Lamborghini sadly passed away in Perugia on February 20th, 1993 and his funeral took place a few days later on the 24th of February, which, coincidentally, if you are reading this at Race-Retro, was 25 years ago today. Emotional crowds thronged the streets and the funeral cortege passed through a cordon of every model of Lamborghini car ever made and as many tractors as they could find. The coffin was laid on a flower-bedecked cart pulled by, you guessed it, a DL20. The tractor more recently has benefitted from a full nut and bolt, 'Concours' standard restoration by Italian specialists Ermes & Nicola Formillan, the most respected restorers of Lamborghini Trattori and whose efforts have graced most of the Lamborghini show stands all over the world. Presented with a photographic documentation of its restoration, it is currently unregistered and offered for sale with a NOVA number. '3496A' is surely a must for any discerning car collector and would make a distinctive and welcome addition to any collection of significant Lamborghinis or classic agricultural machinery. It was Ferruccio Lamborghini's father who was indirectly responsible for the Lamborghini name becoming known throughout Italy. He urgently required a tractor for the family farm and his son, passionate about all things mechanical and a graduate in Industrial Technology at the Fratelli Taddia Institute near Bologna, obliged by building him one. It was an unlikely cocktail of six-cylinder Morris engine, General Motors transmission, and a Ford differential, however, apparently it worked very well and with post-war Italy rebuilding its agriculture from the ruins of war, replicas of Ferruccio's tractor were soon being eagerly sought by his father's friends. The outcome, in 1949, was the creation of Lamborghini Trattori on the site of his garage; the design evolved, the business thrived and it went on to become one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural equipment, military and industrial engines in Italy. During the early 1960s, Ferruccio Lamborghini turned his attention to building cars under his own name and subsequently details of Sig. Lamborghini's tractor production are usually just a side note to the stories surrounding the 400 GT, Miura, Countach and many of the most spectacular supercars in automotive history. The little twin-cylinder, 18hp DL20-2241R of 1960 was apparently Ferruccio's favourite tractor so it was appropriate that this model was selected to fulfil an important roll in Lamborghini's history. Ferruccio Lamborghini sadly passed away in Perugia on February 20th, 1993 and his funeral took place a few days later on the 24th of February, which, coincidentally, if you are reading this at Race-Retro, was 25 years ago today. Emotional crowds thronged the streets and the funeral cortege passed through a cordon of every model of Lamborghini car ever made and as many tractors as they could find. The coffin was laid on a flower-bedecked cart pulled by, you guessed it, a DL20. The tractor more recently has benefitted from a full nut and bolt, 'Concours' standard restoration by Italian specialists Ermes & Nicola Formillan, the most respected restorers of Lamborghini Trattori and whose efforts have graced most of the Lamborghini show stands all over the world. Presented with a photographic documentation of its restoration, it is currently unregistered and offered for sale with a NOVA number. '3496A' is surely a must for any discerning car collector and would make a distinctive and welcome addition to any collection of significant Lamborghinis or classic agricultural machineryRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 40d 0h

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