We take a look at some of the best cars at this year’s Silverstone Auctions sale at the Silverstone Classic event.
This year Silverstone will be hosting a pair of auctions, the first of which is the Competition auction, which will contain only the most powerful performance cars while the Classic auction contains all of the most collectible and highly desirable road-going cars. Here are some of the most interesting cars, which will be coming up in the auction:
2008 Porsche 911 GT2 (997)
The 2008 Porsche 911 GT2 combined the most powerful turbo engine in Porsches range with a manual gearbox and lightweight rear-wheel drive Porsche 911 shell. Due to this the GT2 generates a seriously impressive 523bhp along with 500lbs of foot torque, which give it its impressive top speed of over 210mph. This highly collectable Porsche GT2 is currently valued at between £115,000 and £130,000 and is in very good condition.
1968 Ford Mustang Convertible
A beautiful and rare example of an Acapulco blue, right-hand drive, 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible. It’s thought that the car was converted to right-hand drive by a main Ford dealership, meaning that the quality of the conversion is seamless. Featuring a powerful V8 this car is sure to turn heads, and it has only had six previous UK owners since being imported. Currently showing 86,000 miles from new, the Mustang is in fantastic condition, featuring a rebuilt engine and transmission. It’s estimated to sell for between £24,000 and £28,000.
1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS
The 1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS is one of only three left-hand drive replica Jaguar XKSS models to be built by the company Lynx. The cars were all made to order, and are entirely bespoke making this a rare opportunity for fans of the original XKSS. Based on a 1969 4.2 series II E-Type, this XKSS was converted to a full specification, which includes hand rolled aluminium panels and a rebuilt XK 4.2 litre, six cylinder engine which gives an impressive 270bhp. Bonhams sold a similar Lynx XKSS last year for £385,000, which is why this particular Lynx XKSS is valued at between £250,000 and £280,000.
1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
This Ferrari Dino 246 GT was originally sold in Ferrari’s New York dealership, and after being sold it was taken by its new owner to Texas – keeping it remarkably rust free. The car was imported into the UK in 1988 where it was restored along with a full engine rebuild in 1989. The beautifully-restored car has only covered 7910 miles during the last 21 years and it is estimated to sell for between £240,000 and £280,000.
1957 Heinkel 153
Alongside the classic sports and super cars, is a vehicle many describe as ‘the quintessential bubble car’. The 1957 Heinkel may not be as fast or as big as some of the other cars at the sale but it has just as much character. Ernest Heinkel designed the car after seeing the Iso Isetta, however he made his lighter and faster while still giving it a smaller engine. Two versions of this car were available: one with 3 wheels (the Heinkel 153) and one with 4 wheels (the Heinkel 154). This particular example was imported from the dry climate of South Africa meaning that it is almost entirely rust free. Following its importation it was also given a full nut and bolt restoration meaning that it is currently in fantastic condition. This eye-catching piece is estimated to sell for between £16,000 and £20,000.
The Classic sale will take place on the 25 July with viewing the day before, with many other spectacular cars available for sale at Silverstone.