A myriad of famous classics will join sporting legends, homologation specials, motorsport legends and traditional marques as Silverstone Auctions hosts a star-studded sale on August 27
Much of the talk ahead of Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Silverstone Classic on August 27 has inevitably centered on the no-reserve Ford Escort RS Turbo once owned by Diana, Princess of Wales, but you’ll also find sporting legends, homologation specials, competition cars, traditional classics and even more celebrity-owned vehicles amongst the remaining 129 lots.
Sticking with Fords, you’ll find no fewer than four examples of the Lotus Cortina, plus the same number of three-door Sierra RS Cosworths – one a Group A RS500 race car – and a 1988 two-wheel drive Sapphire. Others include a Mk1 RS Focus, a 1987 Tickford Capri in silver, and an immaculate Mk2 Escort RS2000 Custom.
Away from the Blue Ovals, the legendary models continue with a Vauxhall Lotus Carlton showing just 26,000 miles, a stunning example of its continental Opel Omega equivalent and, to continue the F1 team theme, a restored phase one Renault Clio Williams. If that’s not enough, an Audi RS2, BMW E30 M3 Evo II and Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II fly the flag for Germany, while rally legends include a Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I, a rare UK-market Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR from 1999, and a wide selection of Subaru Impreza models featuring a desirable P1, a 22B-STI halo model and a 2001 WRC car rallied by the late Richard Burns that could fetch as much as £420,000.
While there’s a host of race cars and motorsport-bred entries, there’s still room for some older, more traditional classics. Examples include a 1957 Aston Martin Lagonda 3.0 Series II Saloon guided at £40,000-£50,000, plus a lovely 1948 1948 Bristol 400 estimated at £60,000-£80,000. You’ll also find an unregistered 1980 MGB roadster that’s covered just 143 miles, while a massive selection of Jaguar E-type examples is bookended by an early 1961 flat-floor car wearing chassis number 64 and one of 50 special V12 roadsters built to commemorate the end of production in 1974.
With the VW T25 formerly of Professor Stephen Hawking, an ex-Roger Daltrey VW Beetle Convertible and a 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible once owned by Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees also included, we expect this star-studded sale to hit the high notes. See silverstoneauctions.com for the full catalogue.