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Little Classics News: 12 June 2015

70’s, 80’s and 90’s Classic Supercars to Sell at Silverstone

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Silverstone Auctions returns to its spiritual home at Silverstone circuit on 24-26 July, including some exceptional classic supercars from the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties.

Among the cars offered in the Silverstone Classic Sale is a stunning 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT (top). Delivered new to Luigi Chinetti (Le Mans winner, founder of NART (North American Racing Team) and Ferrari dealer) in New York, the 246 GT for sale is a superb example worthy of its £240,000 - £280,000 estimate. Complete with original bill of sale, owners’ handbook, tool kit, jack and bag, this particular car has had a lot of interest ahead of its sale.

Porsche 911 (930) Turbo

Jumping forward a decade is another icon of its time, the Eighties’ favourite Porsche 911 (930) Turbo (above). One of the last 930 Turbos off the production line, it comes in a fantastic specification with the desirable later five-speed gearbox, iconic ‘Whale Tale’ spoiler and Guards Red paint with contrasting cream interior and gleaming Fuchs wheels. Remaining in the same ownership since 1993, the car has been meticulously owned and maintained and comes with all service documents and low mileage for its age.

Ferrari F355

Falling squarely in the modern classic category is a car really starting to attract some serious attention - the Ferrari F355 (above). Silverstone Auctions is proud to present this six-speed manual, left-hand drive 1996 Berlinetta, which has only covered 24,480 miles since new and has been meticulously maintained throughout its life. One of the best supercars of the Nineties, the car heads to auction with an estimate of £55,000 to £65,000.

1979 ex-BTCC Ford Capri

As ever, Silverstone Classic Sale has a rather tempting and varied mix of classic cars in line. In addition to the supercars above, the July sale also features a 1942 Ford GPW ‘Willys’ Jeep, a 1979 ex-BTCC Ford Capri (above), a 1975 Porsche 911 RSR specification race car, a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda and many more.

Our personal favourite is a replica that’s really not far from the real deal. This gorgeous 1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS, largely based on a 1969 4.2 Series II E-Type, was expertly put together with over 3,000 hours of labour and attention to detail – and looks and sounds awesome.

1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS

Heralded as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, over 90,000 people visited Silverstone Classic last year and 2015’s event looks like it’s set to break all previous records on the weekend of 25-26 July 2015.

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, says: “It’s a pleasure to be returning to the Silverstone Classic again this year – an event we’re proud partners of. Once again we have a magnificent catalogue featuring some real icons of the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties.



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