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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Objects "Silverstone Auctions"

1965 Porsche 911 SWB

When Porsche introduced their 911 model back in 1963, the sports car market throughout the world was taken aback by its slightly unconventional looks, light weight, advanced engineering and outstanding performance and handling. The very early cars featured a short wheelbase chassis and a smooth, flat-six 'Boxer' engine of two-litres capacity, that endowed the car with comparatively good performance. This was enhanced at the end of '65 / early '66 by the introduction of the 'S' variant which benefitted from 158BHP, as well as larger brakes, 'Fuchs' alloy wheels and a close-ratio, 5-speed gearbox. This, matching numbers, 1965 Porsche 911 was imported by our vendor from the USA in 2013 and has resided in his significant private collection ever since. The Certificate of Authenticity that accompanies the car confirms the matching numbers and the correct colour of 'Polo Red' (6602) with complementary black leatherette trim. Production of this car was completed on the 1st September 1965, making it a really early example (302094) still fuelled through its Solex carbs and Pierburg fuel pump. The engine itself has just been carefully rebuilt along with the fuel system including the carburetors, and the car is now UK registered with a long MOT. Whilst not a restored car, this 911 appears to be in good condition and retains some early and rare features only found on 1965 cars. The wheels fitted are after-market items but look to be period and quite unusual. There are some invoices from the USA but no actual service history accompanying the vehicle. This is a rare opportunity to acquire an early, matching numbers, 911 to use and enjoy on UK roads this summer or, dating from 1965, could potentially be a candidate for conversion to a competition car and qualify for a number of 'Blue Riband' racing events around the world.Read more

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1993 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo2

First seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1979, the Lancia Delta Integrale is best known for its domination of the World Rally Championship in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Constantly being developed, the first 'Evoluzione' cars were built at the end of 1991 and carried on through 1992 and these 'Evo' models were to be the final homologation cars built for the Lancia Rally Team competing under the Martini Racing banner. Arriving in June 1993, a further development of the HF Integrale naturally became known as the Evo II and featured an updated version of the 2-litre 16-valve turbo engine producing a little more power (215bhp) and incorporated a three-way catalyst and a Lambda probe, with everything being run by a new Marelli integrated engine control system. In addition to the mechanical changes, the Evo II received a cosmetic and functional facelift that included, new 16" light alloy rims with 205/45 ZR 16 tyres, a body colour roof moulding to underline the connection between the roof and the Solar control windows, an aluminium fuel cap and air-intake grilles on the front mudguards, a red-painted cylinder head, a new leather-covered three-spoke MOMO steering wheel, and Recaro seats upholstered in beige Alcantara with diagonal stitching. This Evo II dates from 1993 and naturally is left-hand drive. It's finished in Monza Red with a beige interior and is showing an unwarranted 74,619 kilometres (46,637mls), however, the general condition of the car suggests this may be accurate. The bodywork all presents very well and the paintwork remains decent and is commensurate with the age of the car. The door shuts and panel gaps look even, the interior is very tidy, the wheels are excellent, and overall this little Evo seems well cared for. It was imported from Germany in 1996 and has been enjoyed by three owners in the UK with our vendor having owned it since 1998. We understand that since its purchase he has kept it in an environmentally controlled 'Airflow Chamber' when not being driven. In 2016, 'Walkers Integrale' carried out a major service including cam/balance belts, oil and filters, plugs, air/fuel filters, all four dampers/bump stops, drop links, fuel pump, clean injectors, and a new radiator. The bill for this was around £5,000 and a copy is in the history file. Also with the car is the stamped service book, MoTs from 1998, the sales advert, a pile of service and maintenance invoices, and the toolkit. Anyone who has ever driven an Integrale knows how special they are and K292 APF seems a very honest example with plenty of history and represents an excellent opportunity to experience the sense of invincibility engendered by these talented little Lancias.Read more

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1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalve

October 1975, saw the debut at the Paris Motor Show of the most successful shape ever to wear the Cavallino Rampante emblem, the Ferrari 308. The 3-litre, four-cam V8 was more or less unchanged until March 1981 when Bosch fuel injection was added in place of the 4 twin-choke Webers, reducing the engine's power output significantly. Two years later, the 4-valve per cylinder Quattrovalvole or 'QV' model pushed output back up to 240 bhp restoring the status quo. Only 233 right-hand drive 308 GTS QV's were produced. This beautiful example was supplied new by Reg Vardy Ltd. Tyne & Wear, on 5th August 1985 to a Mr S. Hendrickson of County Durham and was finished in the most popular Ferrari colour combination of Rosso Corsa with Crema interior and red carpets throughout. Passing through the hands of a further three owners, this 308 GTS QV, was eventually purchased by a Mr J. Penniceard in 2002, from whom our vendor acquired the car himself in 2014. The service and maintenance history that accompanies this car is comprehensively logged in a leather-bound wallet and consists of the original service book with 6 stamps, 21 previous MOT certificates, the first of which dates back to 1989, numerous bills from marque specialists 'Riti Performance Services, Modena' and 'Rardley Motors'. Our vendor had Ferrari Specialist 'QV London' inspect the car on his behalf pre-purchase, who gave it a glowing 'report card' with many a positive remark. In March 2016 by which point mileage was recorded at 37,736 miles, the car was sent to Rardley where it received a comprehensive service and new cambelts, Since then, use has been infrequent and this car is now showing 38,500 miles which we believe to be correct, as supported by the raft of MOT's and service records. Supplied with a spare set of split-rim wheels, its jack and toolkit, original spare wheel, and a UK V5c, this 308 GTS QV is in superb condition and has clearly been well looked after by all of its owners. MOT tested until 11th September 2017, this low mileage and rare UK right-hand drive car would sit perfectly in any Ferrarista's collection today and we would welcome any inspection.Read more

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1979 Porsche 928 Series I

Porsche's intended replacement for the 911 may not have achieved that particular goal, but it wasn't for a lack of performance or technological wizardry. An alloy V8 was attached to a rear-mounted gearbox, and the galvanised body had aluminium doors and bonnet, plus body-coloured plastic bumpers - pretty radical for its time. The 928 was launched to a fanfare and surprised many by being named 'European Car of the Year', an award that traditionally went to worthy, but dull, family hatchbacks. Critics immediately recognised the advances inherent in the 928 over the 911, and the car was universally praised as one of the greatest 'GT' cars of all time. It handled, it was quick, it looked fantastic and it was comfortable. With the 928, Porsche created a serious long distance grand-touring car that could also tackle twisting B-roads with ease, thanks to super-direct steering, 50/50 weight distribution and a clever Weissach rear axle that kept the car firmly planted. The 928 was produced from 1978 until 1995, and from '78 to'80 the initial displacement of the water-cooled, single overhead cam, V8 engine was 4.5 litres which produced 240bhp, resulting in a top speed of 158 mph and a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds. Styling was the same in both 1978 and 1979, with the body lacking both front and rear spoilers. The distinctive rounded rear end without a spoiler is an unmistakable distinguishing feature of the early 928 – and is now considered the purest example of the design. This 1979 Porsche 928 is a European-market example that appears to have been imported into the USA and federalized early in its life. Presented in a lovely shade of Petrol Blue, the paintwork could use a little TLC as the finish shows some fading and wear from age. Similarly, the interior is generally very good but the seats showing signs of wear and cracking most probably due to the hot American sun, and the dashboard has developed a few small cracks, a common problem with 928s. Looking at the general condition and wear-and-tear throughout the car the indicated, but unwarranted, mileage of 100,000mls could well be accurate. The previous (US) owner was a mechanic and had owned the car for a number of years, and naturally, he carried out his own servicing and installed many new parts as detailed in the cars history file. In the past two years, the car has benefited from new, fuel lines and coolant hoses in the engine bay, rear shocks, replacement rear seats, a clutch service in 2016 along with the most recent major service in October 2016 which included full cambelt and tensioner replacement along with a change of fluids. Series 1 928s are becoming harder to source and increasingly more desirable amongst collectors with manual examples being top of the shop when it comes to collectability, drivability and potential future investment.Read more

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1960 Morgan 4/4

Of all the classic British post-war roadsters produced, no other car is quite as distinctive and easily recognised as a Morgan and particularly the 4/4 with its, nearly, eighty years of presence on our roads. The 4/4 name indicated that this model had 4 wheels and 4 cylinders and the general appearance of the car hasn't altered much in all those years. With a simple and strong drive train, agile handling and a truly visceral, sporting ride quality, driving a well-sorted Morgan is regularly grin (and occasionally grimace) inducing. Its timeless styling never fails to turn heads and generate appreciation, strange when you think they have been around forever, and they are perennial favourites at shows and touring events. This particular 4/4 has been lovingly restored by one of its previous owners. Finished in Red with a Cream leather interior and traditional wooden dashboard, the car was stripped down to the bare chassis and rebuilt from the ash frame upwards. The interior is particularly impressive with quilted leather trim, brown carpets edged in cream, a bespoke polished dashboard and a Moto-Lita woodrim wheel. The ohv Ford engine was cleaned, tuned and the ancillaries replaced and, at the same time, a new wiring loom was fitted and the braking system renewed. Finally, a new stainless steel exhaust was fabricated giving the car a superb 'raspy' exhaust note This beautiful little car has obviously been restored to suit someone's personal tastes and represents a wonderful opportunity to own one of Malvern's finest. Supplied with a UK V5c, this is surely one of the best value classics money can buy!Read more

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1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster

We are pleased to offer this original right-hand drive UK-supplied 1974 E-type Series III roadster. Dispatched on 14th February 1974 through Evans Cutler of Plymouth, the car was finished in Signal Red with a Black leather interior and featured a manual gearbox. Issued with Plymouth registration plate 'XCO 777M', the first owner was a Mr B. E. Harris of the Alpine Hotel, Torquay. He kept the car until June 1975 when it was sold to a Mr H. Woofenden of Salcombe. In 1977 a Mr Edward Walker took ownership and was to keep it for a further 4 years before 'XCO' was bought by a Mr Martin Kettle of Crewe as a present to his son. Unfortunately, the car was laid up until 1991 before it was acquired in the summer of 1992 by a Mr A. Brooker of Warwickshire. The history file is a delight, with invoices dating back to 1977 at which point the car was maintained by the Jaguar distributor, Byatts of Fenton Ltd, Stoke-On-Trent, along with a host of other bills from a specialist. There is an invoice for the black Jaguar hardtop supplied by Charles Clark at a cost of £370. In August 1980, when the car had covered only 32,403 miles, the speedometer was returned to Smiths Gauges to be rebuilt, at which point it was reset. Now showing 4,610 miles, we believe the total mileage of just over 37,000 miles from new to be correct corroborated by 26 previous MOT certificates starting with 1977 and finishing in 2013. A bill for £5,400 from Alscot Garage in 1998 shows the engine and gearbox were removed, split and cleaned before a new clutch was fitted. Other work carried out at the time included; a new steering rack, brake calipers overhauled and the rear subframe dismantled, cleaned and repainted, along with a host of other remedial work. Most recently, the car has been through the workshop and a fresh MOT will be obtained ahead of the sale. The car is supplied with a UK V5c, its original Jaguar wallet containing its operating, maintenance and service handbook, a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, the original wheel nut spanner and mallet. This low mileage Series III, equipped with hardtop, is an incredibly rare find and we urge you to come and view this car before original home-market cars such as this one become even more scarce.Read more

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