Competition cars kicked off the first of Silverstone Auctions’ two sales at Race Retro on 21 February, where a 500hp 1987 Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 recreation blitzed its £80,000 – 90,000 estimate, fetching £110,250.
A pair of Jaguar F-Type GT4s that were campaigned by the Invictus Games Racing team in the 2018 and 2019 British GT Championship exceeded its lower estimate, commanding a winning bid of £213,750.
Other highlights included an ex- Schnitzer 1986 BMW M3 converted for rallying (estimate £100,000 – 120,000), and a 1973 Porsche 911 upgraded to 2.8 RSR spec by Scuderia-Eleven (estimate £65,000 – 75,000) – both of which changed hands for £101,250.
The following day saw a recently restored 1964 Aston Martin DB5 claim the honours for the top result at the event, selling for £708,750 (estimate £725,000 – 825,000); while a 45-mile 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera OHMSS Edition brought £371,250 (estimate £390,000 – 430,000).
Icons from the ‘80s finding new homes included a three-owner 1,195-mile 1986 Ford RS200 which raised £182,250 (estimate £175,000 – 225,000); a 1985 Renault 5 Turbo 2 with a factory 185hp upgrade and 60,867km on the clock made a mid-estimate £70,313; and a 69,000-mile 1987 Ford Sierra RS 500 – one of just four prototypes built – took £78,750 (estimate £60,000 – 70,000).
From: Silverstone Auctions
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