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Published on December 16th, 2011 | by Seán Ward


Silverstone Ready for Largest Classic Auction

Silverstone is gearing up for one of its largest ever classic car auctions in February as part of the ‘Race and Retro Classic Car Sale’.

The sale will be held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, from 24th to 26th February 2012.

Some of the sales include a very rare 1933 Talbot 110 Alpine Replica, estimated between £130,000 to £160,000, and a 1964 Ford Lotus Cortina FIA race car, estimated between £70,000 and £80,000.

“Race Retro is one of Europe’s premier international shows for classic and racing cars and motorbikes, so we are delighted to play an integral role in the event,” said Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions.

“The weekend will pay a special tribute to thirty years of the Porsche 956, the most successful Group C racing car of all time, whilst also celebrating sixty years of the Porsche marque in motorsport.

“Therefore, we expect many Porsche enthusiasts to take the opportunity of attending our auction. If past experience is anything to go by, bidding will be strong for any models that come under the hammer.”

Also due to go under the hammer is a 1965 Austin Mini Cooper S ‘Twini’, estimated at between £20,000 – £25,000, a 1958 Jaguar XK150S Fixhead Coupe with only 690 miles since restoration, estimated at £35,000 – £40,000, and a 1948 Allard K1.

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