One of the three ‘Group 5’ works cars built by Lotus for the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship heads to Silverstone Auctions’ Autosport International sale on 12 January, estimated at £180,000 – 200,000. ‘PHK 614D’ made its debut at Oulton Park with Jim Clark at the wheel and was campaigned extensively in period, achieving class wins in the hands of John Whitmore, Peter Arundell and Graham Hill. After its works career ended in 1968 the car spent nearly three decades in Africa before Jim Clark’s race mechanic, Cedric Selzar, brought it back to the UK where it underwent a sympathetic restoration – retaining its original modifications, shell and engine.
A 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 tops the entries with a pre-sale estimate of £340,000 – 380,000. Presented in its original scheme of Grand Prix White/Viper Green, this Touring-spec RS was previously owned by the President of the German Classic Porsche 911 Club, and more recently has been the subject of a full body restoration at the award-winning Porsche Approved body shop Premier Panels Skills.
Also set to cross the block is the 2011 Spa 24 Hours pole-sitting BMW Z4 GT3, rebuilt by Barwell Motorsport in 2015, and a race-winning 1965 TVR Griffith 400 – both listed at £120,000 – 140,000; while a 1985 MG Metro 6R4 with only 175 miles from new is £180,000 – 200,000.
1970s classics include this year’s BMW National Concours-winning 1972 BMW 2002 (estimate £38,000 – 44,000); a 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, owned by the consignor for more than 20 years (estimate £190,000 – 220,000); and a 1972 Ford Escort RS1600 BDA that has been prepared for historic rallying (estimate £60,000 – 70,000).
Anglia Car Auctions has consigned 18 vehicles from a private Danish collection for its 26 January sale, including a 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, a 1959 Maserati 3500 GT, a Jaguar XK 120 and XK 150; plus a 1978 Aston Martin V8 and seven Jaguar E-Types covering all three series.
The collection was stored in a dry warehouse, many having been bought from the US some 30 years ago in varying states of repair. Early indications suggest the Ferrari and Maserati may carry lower estimates of around £60,000.
Other highlights include a 36,677-mile 1964 Aston Martin DB5, in single-family ownership since 1972 (estimate £450,000 – 525,000), plus a pair of ex-George Harrison cars; a recently recommissioned 61,000-mile 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL AMG (estimate £50,000 – 70,000) and a 1980 Porsche 928 S (estimate £90,000 – 120,000).
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