Iconic Auctioneers’ first sale following its rebrand from Silverstone Auctions is set to take place as part of the Silverstone Festival on August 25–26

Iconic Auctioneers’ Silverstone Festival sale looks set to offer buyers an exciting range of rare classics: a 51-lot Competition Car Sale takes place on Friday, August 25 and the 158-strong Collectors’ Car Sale will follow on Saturday, August 26.

The former will feature impressive motorsport machinery, including the 1992 Subaru Legacy RS Group ‘A’ rally car that Colin McRae won the British Rally Championship in, plus a 1977 Chrysler Sunbeam Ti Group ‘A’ rally car and a bespoke Ford Escort Mk2 that were also part of the McRae family collection. You’ll also find an ex-Martin Brundle Toyota Celica dating from 1978, and an ex-Andy Rouse Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth.

There are numerous stand-out Fords in Saturday’s sale too, including an example of the rally bred RS200 and a 17,000-mile Escort Cosworth, plus another Sierra RS500 and an example of the regular (if you can call it that) three-door RS Cosworth that’s covered just 19,000 miles. However, it’s a pair of 1980 Ford Capri 3.0 Ss used in the cult ITV TV series The Professionals that could steal the headlines. Offered as one lot, they are estimated to sell for £200,000–230,000.

In addition, an early 1974 Mk2 Capri 3000GT used as the Silverstone medical car is offered with no reserve, and a 1972 Ford Escort Mexico – one of only six four-door AVO-built cars and the only one sold privately into the public domain – could fetch as much as £40,000. You’ll also find a 1981 Escort XR3i that’s covered just 992 miles, guided at £20,000–25,000.

Elsewhere, other interesting lots include a Mk1 Sunbeam Tiger, a 1990 Daimler Double Six with 6606 miles from new and an unregistered 1991 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible showing just 138 miles. There’s a wide selection of Minis too, with a lovely Fiesta Yellow Cooper S 970 joined by a Mk2 Cooper bought new by former Paddington Bear TV show producer Graham Clutterbuck. A 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I once owned by Eric Morecambe also features, as does a pre-production 1970 Range Rover and a Middlebridge Scimitar that was used as the launch and press car.

To continue the previous day’s Colin McRae theme, a 1998 Subaru Impreza STi 22B once owned by the Scottish legend could sell for as much as £500,000, and is joined by a 1995 Series McRae limited edition and a coveted 1999 RB5 model. For the full catalogue, head to iconicauctioneers.com