Silverstone Auctions’ final sale of the year, to be held over the next weekend, will see more than 120 highly collectible classic and modern cars going under the hammer. To be held along the sidelines of the NEC Classic Motor Show in Birmingham on November 12 and 13, the auction is not just aimed at bidders from the UK domestic markets, but also international buyers as there are several noteworthy left-hand drive cars on offer.
The star of the sale is a 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S, estimated to fetch anyting between £350,000 (Dh1.61 million) and £400,000 (Dh1.84 million). The Series II Countach is one of just 105 examples built, and has been restored to original specification by the current owner who bought it from Italy in 2014.
Also up for grabs is a 1957 Porsche Speedster, valued between £280,000 (Dh1.29 million) and £320,000 (Dh1.47 million). The 356A T1 Speedster sporting Reutter coachwork, has been in the US until 1996, when it was brought to the UK. Complete with full service history and original owner’s manual, the Speedster also comes with fitted luggage and a 'Concours' tool kit with its original jack.
The other car that caught our attention from the long list of cars is a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa, sold new by Ferrari Francorchamps Motors in Brussels in 1988, and finished in rare double black hue with gleaming Nero coachwork and a black leather interior. Out of storage recently and recommissioned, the Testarossa has been given a full service and cam belt change by a Ferrari specialist. And it’s comparatively inexpensive too at with an estimated price between £75,000 (Dh345,000) and £85,000 (Dh391,000).
“We have a fantastic selection of cars on offer in our next sale that will appeal to our international customers and it’s incredibly easy to purchase and transport the cars across the globe with the support of our trusted partners,” says Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions.
Other noteworthy machines on sale include a special edition 1999 Ferrari F355 F1 Spider 'Serie Fiorano', a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Sting Ray’ C2 Coupé, a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, and a 1990 BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution.