Silverstone Auctions will live-stream its next sale on 23 May with an impressive roster of over 80 entries already confirmed. Top lot is a Ford GT40, built by Terry Drury as an homage to the GT40s he campaigned in period (chassis 1005 and 1073). Catalogued with a pre-sale estimate of £325,000 – 375,000, the car features many original parts amassed by Drury in the 1960s including a Works 302 Gurney-Weslake Ford engine and ZF Le Mans gearbox.
An example of Peugeot’s wild Group B 205 Turbo 16 is set to cross the block with a guide of £260,000 – 290,000. Chassis S007 was constructed by Peugeot Sport UK in 1984 for Jon Woodner, who went on to achieve multiple podiums in the SCCA Rally Championship over the next four years. Stored from 1989-2000, the car was subsequently treated to a full rebuild together with minor modifications to enable it to enter current events.
Three iconic BMWs have been consigned from Jay Kay’s collection; a 62,000-mile 1972 3.0 CSL, recently restored at a cost in excess of £60,000 by the previous owner, is listed at £135,000 – 155,000, a 1983 Alpina B9 3.5 with a manual gearbox and 135,000 miles on the clock is £25,000 – 30,000, and a 1987 M3 developed by Classic Heroes into competition spec carries an estimate of £48,000 – 56,000.
Low mileage Aston Martins on offer include a 20,600-mile 1973 Vantage in single-family ownership from new (estimate £80,000 – 90,000); a 10,550-mile 1984 V8 ‘Oscar India’ with just one registered keeper (estimate £160,000 – 180,000); and a one-of-26 1994 Virage ‘factory-widebody’ Volante showing 10,950 miles (estimate £90,000 – 110,000).
A 1934 Alvis Speed 20 SB Vanden Plas is the star attraction at H&H’s live online auction on 27 May. The car is one of only 36 ‘Flatback’ examples built – just 8 are known to the Alvis Owners Club – and spent much of its life in New Zealand after being exported in 1972 (estimate £80,000 – 100,000).
Brightwells hosts its first consignment-based classic car auction on its well-established timed online platform, with lots closing on 28 May. Heading the inventory is a 1928 Lea-Francis S Type Hyper with replica 1929 TT coachwork (estimate £105,000 – 115,000). Chassis 14062 spent much of its early life in Australia before being brought back to the UK in the mid ‘70s, where it has been a regular competitor at VSCC events.
The sale also features a right-hand drive 34,500-mile 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider presented in Argento Nurburgring Silver over blue hide (estimate £48,000 – 52,000), and a three-owner 1982 Ferrari 308 GTBi with a pre-sale estimate of £36,000 – 42,000.
A left-hand drive 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL that was sold by Brightwells to the vendor’s late husband as a restoration project in 2016 carries an estimate of £20,000 – 25,000. Originally a US car which was imported into the UK from California in the early 2000s, it comes with a hardtop plus a host of new parts, and has been resprayed, re-trimmed and treated to an engine rebuild and now requires finishing.
Top-tier entries at Bonhams’ 30 May sale include a 17,205-mile 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato (estimate £250,000 – 300,000); a 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Cabriolet, restored in 2005-06 (estimate £220,000 – 260,000); and a Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport which ran as a works entry in the 1929 Tourist Trophy (estimate £140,000 – 180,000).
Elsewhere, a Ford 1977 Escort RS2000 – unused since a recent nut-and-bolt restoration – is catalogued at £40,000 – 50,000, while a 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth showing some 50,000 miles is guided at £55,000 – 75,000.
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