Thursday, 13 February 2020


A concours winning 1973 Ferrari 246GT Dino which was at the centre of one man’s quest to track down and buy back his old car, and the focus of his subsequent book ‘Dino Days’, will be offered for sale by The Market, the original, online classic car auction house.
One of just 498 right-hand drive Dino GTs delivered to the UK via Maranello Concessionaires Limited and finished in Rosso Red, the Dino has been owned by a number of classic car collectors, with the current owner currently enjoying his second ownership of the car.
Now available on the open market once again, the highly collectable car will grace The Market’s exhibitor stand (F-18) at the London Classic Car Show next week ahead of its auction online beginning on 24th February, when it is expected to sell for £210,000 - £260,000.
“This Dino tells the story of one man’s devotion to his beloved car, so much so that he tracked it down 10 years after selling it and bought it back!” comments Tristan Judge, managing director and founder, The Market.
“The Dino is one of the most iconic of the Ferrari models and has a huge following. Given how rarely these cars come to market, we’re very proud to be entrusted with the sale of this particular car and we invite prospective buyers to come and inspect the car on our stand at the London Classic Car Show.”
The current owner first bought the Ferrari 246GT with the fitting chassis number “07246” and registered ‘646 DRY’ in 1992. Having been recently refreshed by marque specialists, he entered it into the 1994 Ferrari Owners’ Club concours, where the car was placed first in its class.
Five years later, he decided to sell the car to raise funds to support his young family but immediately regretted it. It wasn’t until 2016 that, after years of searching for a Dino to buy, his brother found one for auction. Upon further investigation, he discovered that it was the very same Dino he had previously owned. He successfully bought the car, albeit for approximately six times the price he sold it for. 
Now the proud owner of the Dino for the second time, he decided to mark the occasion by driving the car to its birthplace, the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. On the road trip, he would meet as many fellow Dino owners as he could, with each owner’s story to be documented in his book ‘Dino Days’, which is dedicated to the Ferrari marque and classic car ownership.
Now for sale once again, today the Dino is presented in very good condition having been maintained and serviced by marque specialists throughout its life. Work completed on the car includes engine, gearbox, suspension, steering and brakes rebuild, as well as a paintwork respray and re-trimming of the tan with black ‘Daytona’ inserts interior. The odometer currently reads 72,300 miles. A huge history file and Ferrari Classiche certificate accompany the car.
“We know this will be a sad sale for the owner, but this is also a wonderful opportunity for another Ferrari fan or collector to own this special Dino,” concludes Tristan.
The 1973 Ferrari 246GT Dino will be on display on stand F-18 at the London Classic Car Show at Kensington Olympia between 20th and 23rd February.

For further details and imagery of the car visit The Market auction listing here:



Five superb variations of the Mini, all with fascinating stories, are set to go under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions March sale held at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show.
The Mini which celebrated a significant birthday throughout 2019 continues to hold the limelight and is one of the most recognisable cars on the road. It also spawned a number of derivatives making it an extremely versatile car for its size.
Classic Car Auctions have five versions in their March sale on the 28th and 29th at the NEC in Birmingham which will certainly get the enthusiasts fired up.
Bought 58 years ago this 1962 Austin Mini Cooper MK1 has remained with its first and only owner for its entire life achieving a staggering 300,000 miles. Now in need of restoration but still in regular use, this Mini apparently goes like the clappers with an 850cc short-stroke in place over the original 997 and will be driven to the auction.
Originally presented in Almond Green with an Old English White roof, it is now in red but retains the original Dove Grey/Porcelain Green interior vinyl.
With a very desirable and valuable registration of 150 FOC and estimated at £12,000 to £15,000 this is a Mini with a maxi story.
“These are great cars and they all come with their own unique story and have wonderful characters. The 300,000 mile MK1 Cooper is staggering and has the most fascinating story,” commented Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions Manager.
“The vendor told us it was bought new for him by his mother-in-law because she didn’t like his choice of cars to drive her daughter around in!”
One of the Mini variations was the Moke, originally designed for military use and to be parachuted into action, but due to ground clearance issues, it wasn’t to be. However, it found a different audience across the world and developed a cult following as an easily maintainable recreational vehicle.
The first Mokes were produced in Birmingham at BMC’s Longbridge plant between 1964 and 1968. In later years they were produced in Australia and Portugal with production ending in 1993.
Classic Car Auctions have this UK supplied 1968 Austin Mini Moke which has been with the vendor for the last 13 years. Finished in white with 89,000 miles on the clock, this car is well presented but with age-related wear, however with a little bit of work could be made Concours. Estimated at £10,000 to £12,000 this a great car for the summer.
The Innocenti Mini Cooper was built between 1965 and 1975 with production taking place in Italy. The Export 1300 was the most popular and what made it stand out from other Minis was the black plastic grille and plastic chrome Innocenti badge and side repeaters on the front wings amongst other small details.
This 1975 Innocenti Mini Cooper Export 1300 was imported in 1982 and then re-shelled. In 2014 the current vendor purchased the car which was in great condition but needed some of the missing Innocenti details. This he did and three years ago had the car re-sprayed and re-trimmed correctly.
Estimated at £12,000 to £15,000 this is one of the last Export 1300s and is presented in great condition after a faithful restoration. It also comes with a good history file with brochures, handbooks, workshop manual and spares.
Our fourth Mini derivative is this wonderful 1962 Austin Mini Seven Pick-up. In 2004 it was rescued by the current vendor a known marque specialist and restored to the superb condition it is now presented in. In 2010 a bare metal restoration got underway, it was returned to the original Tweed Grey paintwork and Tan interior. The original engine was re-installed along with all period correct features.
In 2011 this little Pick-up was featured on the cover of the Mini World magazine, such was the detail of the restoration. Estimated at £16,000 to £20,000 this is a cracking, accurately restored Pick-up.
Our final Mini is the 25th Anniversary edition. Amazingly this 1984 Mini 25 has just 8,730 miles on the clock. The first and second owner did near equal mileage in the time they owned it. The current vendor, a marque specialist, has owned the car since 2016 and has kept in excellent condition, it scores 115 out 135 on the condition report. It has had little use on the road and when it has gone out it has been by trailer to shows.
Estimated at £6,000 to £8,000 it comes with great originality, history and a fresh MOT.
Gary commented further: “Loving this selection of Minis, such a cheeky car. A final reminder too that we have our Cars Coffee and Consignments event on the 19th February at the British Motor Museum. There are a couple of appointments available so please get in touch if you are in need of a free valuation.”
Viewing takes place on the 27th March between 10am and 5.30pm with the auction getting underway on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th from 12pm.
Classic Car Auctions can also be contacted on 01926 640888 or by email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.
Forthcoming Auctions
28th and 29th March – Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham
13th June – CCA Summer Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
3rd October – CCA Autumn Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
12th December – CCA Winter Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre

Source: CCA

Tuesday, 19 November 2019



As the anticipation of one of the largest auctions for Hypercars and Supercars gathers pace, Silverstone Auctions are finalising their extraordinary catalogue of some of the most incredible high-performance cars produced.
Taking a look at a selection of the cars being offered, one of the most recent cars produced is the stunning 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake, one of 99 cars produced and with 570km from new on the clock. But like all of these, cars no one is the same and this comes with the most incredible list of options to the tune of $173,961 including the Villa d’Este package. Stunningly presented in a special-order Topaz Chrome 2 with a Sahara Tan interior and detailing picked out in gold with Burl Ash veneers. This is quite a car to behold with a 6.0-litre V12 which also comes with a set of Bridge Of Weir leather fitted luggage to match the interior.
Giorgetto Giugiaro is a legendary designer who founded Italdesign in 1968 and worked with some of the major car manufacturers for the last 50 years. In 2017 they launched their first bespoke supercar, the Zerouno, limited to just five cars combining race car features for the road. Each car was built to order and this car was the last of the five to be made, as specified by a collector with an extensive private collection. This car has never been registered for the road and has only delivery and testing mileage. This is a very unique car finished in Matte Black with green, white and red stripes running the length of the car signifying its Italian origins.
Our next car is one of several Bugatti Veyrons in the auction and this is one of the most special versions built. This 2010 Veyron is the Nocturne, one of five made to celebrate 100 years of Bugatti and one that was specially developed for the Middle East market. With just 1,500km on the clock, the Nocturne is identified by the galvanised side windows that continue the polished aluminium line at the front and finishes with the wide rear wheel arches. The main differences to a standard Veyron are purely down to cosmetics, from the specially polished wheel rims to the dark magnesium dash and galvanised Platinum centre console. A stunning looking car in left-hand drive and registered in the UAE.
The final car in this release is a collaboration between Mclaren and Mercedes at a time when they were F1 partners. The Mclaren Mercedes SLR 722S Roadster was their creation, bringing together their technical knowledge to produce an awesome road car built at Mclaren’s Woking facility. Only 150 of these cars were made and very few in the white with a semi-aniline black leather interior. This 722S was delivered new to the UAE and has just 2,000km on the clock and is a very special car.
Nick Whale Silverstone Auctions’ Managing Director commented: “The list of cars we are offering is quite staggering. Some of the finest high-performance cars you can find with the most incredible list of options.”
“If you are looking for that something special for your collection then you need to be registering for this sale. Absentee bidding is available on the phone, online or by commission. There are cars here that you would struggle to find that have done so little mileage or have not even been registered.”
To find out more about the Riyadh Car Show Auction and to view the lots please visit the Silverstone Auctions website.
Forthcoming Auctions
22nd and 23rd February 2020 Race Retro Classic and Competition Car Sale – Stoneleigh
9th May - May Sale and Porsche Sale Silverstone Circuit
6th June – A Sale of Ferraris, Sywell Aerodrome
1st and 2nd August – The Silverstone Classic
14th and 15th November – NEC Classic Motor Show

Wednesday, 6 November 2019



Silverstone Auctions will be opening the doors to 118 classic and modern classic lots at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show from the 8th to 10th November at the NEC Birmingham.
Viewing will take place all day Friday and on the mornings of the sale on Saturday and Sunday where you can view the lots and speak with the Silverstone Auctions team.
On Saturday the car auction gets underway at 2:00pm with 62 lots set to go under the hammer. The first lot off the block will be the 1991 Golf GTi Rivage Cabriolet with all proceeds being donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a charity close to the heart of the vendor and it will be offered at No Reserve. Lot 205 is the first of the star lots, the Ex-Sir Cliff Richard Corvette C2 Sting Ray Convertible, which was delivered new to the pop legend early in his career and is estimated at £50,000 to £60,000. Lot 207 is a wonderful lot to keep an eye on too, a rare 1976 Alfa Romeo Montreal. A UK -supplied right-hand drive car, one of only 155, with a warranted 45,495 miles in need of some attention. It is estimated at £22,000 to £26,000 and the registration number 600 JRL will remain with the car. Lot 215 is the first of the supercars a 1993 Jaguar XJ220 formerly owned from new by Sir John Madjeski the founder of Auto Trader. Estimated at £350,000 to £400,000 this 2,000 mile from new supercar is a very special example and looked after by XJ220 experts Don Law. The following lot 216 is a 1989 Porsche 928 GT Manual which is being sold as part of a feature for a new Channel 4 restoration show. This car has been recommissioned and inspected prior to the sale and estimated at £20,000 to £25,000. Lot 250 is another of the incredible lots being offered during the show weekend, the 1974 MGB GT V8 with just 4,425 miles on the clock. A very British rare chrome bumpered sportscar at an estimate of £30,000 to £35,000, what a great car.
Sunday’s auction has 56 lots and in amongst them are more cars with famous ownership. Four lots in will be the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe formerly owned by pop sensation Lulu, who bought the car new when she was married to Maurice Gibb of the BeeGees. This Mercedes has been with the current vendor forming part of a significant collection where it has been enjoyed and used for social events. It is being offered with an estimate of £65,000 to £75,000. The star lot of the day has to be Lot 411 the 1955 Triumph TR2 ex-works Le Mans 24 hours team car. Purchased straight after the race by King Hussein of Jordan and has since been with the current owner for the last 47 years. Estimated at £100,000 to £140,000 this is a wonderful piece of British motorsport history with superb provenance and well-documented history.
Across both sale days, the selection and provenance of the cars are quite staggering. There is a wide selection of Aston Martins from different eras and models, the most famous being the DB5s of which there are two outstanding cars, there is also a rare and desirable DB2 Washboard, two DB6s, a beautiful 1968 DBS, a 1984 V8 Vantage Volante and the 1994 Widebodied Virage Volante. If you are an Aston enthusiast, then there will certainly be a car for you.
The star-studded line up continues, not content with cars formerly owned by Sir Cliff Richard and Lulu, but there are two cars from the famous and eclectic collection of Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay, Lot 237 a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 TE Estate and Lot 245 a Porsche 928 GTS. If you fancy something a bit more rugged, you can bid for Lot 259 a 1994 Range Rover Limousine once used to ferry around boxing champion Mike Tyson.
Among the 118 lots are several future classics, one model that has shown great form in recent auctions is the BMW 325i and there are three in the sale. Two of them are 1991 E30 cars a Sport and a Sport M-Tech2, the other a 1986 E30 Sport M-Tech1. Fast Fords are always popular and there is plenty of choice with some outstanding examples being offered such as the 33,984 miles 1983 Escort RS1600i from the BonkeRS Collection. If you after a French hot hatch Lot 403, a 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6 is in exceptional condition and estimated at £15,000 to £18,000 with just 27,815 miles from new.
Harry Whale Silverstone Auctions’ Sales Manager commented: “We have so many cars on offer this coming weekend, all with wonderful provenance and connections to some of the UK's most famous celebrities.”
“This is a great catalogue, one we are very proud to be offering. These are all high-quality cars to suit all budgets, whether you are after a standout example from Aston Martin or after a restoration or re-commissioning project, our team look forward to meeting potential bidders at the weekend.”
The Silverstone Auctions sale will also include 100 lots on each day of automobilia to include wall art, watches, signed prints, tool kits, luggage sets and registration numbers.
The Silverstone Auctions sale takes place on the 9th and 10th November at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show, NEC, Birmingham. On each day, the automobilia and lifestyle auctions start at 11am and the car auction starts at 2pm. (Remembrance Sunday 10th November, the automobilia auction will begin at 11.05am)



Classic car auction disruptor, The Market, has achieved industry-leading results once again with a sales rate of 80 per cent during the month of October, whilst also achieving its highest ever total sales of £486,485.
“October has been a fantastic month at The Market with a record-breaking total sales figure approaching half a million pounds,” comments Tristan Judge, director, The Market.
“We also had a wonderfully varied selection of no reserve cars last month, which demonstrates not only the quality of lots for auction but also the confidence of our customers in our online platform and app. Like the original, online-only classic car auction house, our results show that we are continuing to out-performing many traditional auction houses.”
Highlights of the October auctions include a restored, right-hand drive 1964 Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 FHC finished in Dark Blue with matching leather interior, which had spent the majority of its life in the warm Cypriot climate. Offered at no reserve, the E-Type sold after more than forty bids for £61,513.
Another E-Type, also offered at no reserve, was a right-hand drive 1972 Jaguar E-Type SIII V12 FHC  in Ascot Fawn with a red leather interior in wonderfully original condition. Also benefitting from dryer weather conditions having spent 42 years in Arizona, it sold for £38,900.
From another famous British marque, a 2013 Land Rover Defender 110 TD Utility Wagon, used by the British Red Cross and complete with full-length Patriot roof-mounted storage rack, cage storage, tow-bar, ladder and a host of other practical features, sold for £23,400.
“We believe that auctions deliver the correct, current value for a classic car, especially when accompanied by accurate estimates. We’re continuing to see consistent, high sales rates month by month as well as increasing demand from customers to sell with us,” concludes Tristan.
Other October results include a low ownership, US market 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK3 which sold for £28,745, a 1994 Porsche 968 Sport, the second-to-last car to roll off the Clubsport/Sport production line, which sold for £15,637, and an exquisitely maintained 1993 Jaguar XJS Convertible 4.0 Auto which sold for £12,000.
Classic car owners looking to sell their car with The Market benefit from just 5 per cent sellers’ commission and no entry fee, while buyers only pay what they bid with no fees.
To see all the results from The Market’s October auctions visit or download the free app from Apple Store or Google Play.

Monday, 28 October 2019


1972 Lamborghini Espada GT400 S2

Classic Car Auctions have two stunning Italian masterpieces consigned to their final auction of the year at the Warwickshire Event Centre alongside two beautifully restored British icons of the 4x4 world.
Taking place on the 7th December Classic Car Auctions will be selling two fabulously designed Italian cars from 1972 and both needing recommissioning to get them to their best and possibly beyond, the Lamborghini Espada and the Maserati Indy 4700. Both of these cars are UK supplied, so they come in right-hand drive.
The 1972 Lamborghini Espada GT400 S2 is an incredibly rare car, only 1,217 were made and of those, just 575 Series 2s were manufactured with only 58 in right-hand drive. So this UK-supplied car really is exceedingly rare. Estimated at £60,000 to £70,000 this original Espada found its way to Malaysia and has recently returned to the UK where it will be registered in time for the sale. A really interesting car with some early paperwork and a stylish red and black interior. We believe the engines run, but there is some work to do. So take the bull by the horns and with some recommissioning, this is going to be one stunning car ready to charge into the wild.
Another Italian masterpiece is the 1972 Maserati Indy 4700, a Grand Tourer styled by Vignale and in need of some TLC to get it back to where it should be. Discovered in a garage, this stalled restoration project requires finishing. The car does roll, but the 4.7-litre V8 engine with 37,000 indicated miles has not been run for some years. The bodywork, finished in Nautilus Blue, appears to be sound and there are boxes containing the remaining parts including brand new front and rear bumpers. Estimated at £30,000 to £35,000 there appears to be little to do before this Italian stunner takes to the open road again.
Now talking of charging into the wild, we couldn’t be more opposing as we come to a great British icon, the trusty Land Rover. With the launch of the new Land Rover a modern take of a classic art form dividing opinion, the original still holds fond memories for many. Some of us even learnt to drive in one across open farmland when our feet could only just touch the pedals or sitting on an adults lap and just steering and hoping. Classic Car Auctions have two 1960s Series 2As on offer, just three years apart but equally well presented after being restored.
The first one the 1966 soft top has come over from Guernsey and is now UK registered. Finished in Pastel Green this mud plugger has been fastidiously restored by and F1 engineer. The engine has been professionally rebuilt to the original specification as well as the transmission. Estimated at £18,000 to £20,000 this is a stunning Land Rover, one you really need to see and it even comes with the rare and now refurbished Smiths heater.
Our second Landy is a 1969 soft-top which like the other one has undergone a beautiful restoration from the ground up. Estimated at £14,000 to £18,000 this S2A is ready to tackle whatever winter throws at it and to ensure it is well protected the chassis has been finished with a special protective coating and Waxoyl. This is a very competitively guided 4x4xFar.
Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “Well what cracking cars we have here. You couldn’t get more opposing. Classic Italian designed and crafted sports cars in need of recommissioning to what Britain does best, the Land Rover, two of which have been fully restored.”
“When you see something that requires TLC and then something that has been finished it really does get the imagination fired up as to what you could do with a car that requires some love.”
“Both the Espada and Maserati will no doubt be two fine motorcars when finished, a great opportunity for one lucky bidder.”
Classic Car Auctions are still taking entries for their sale on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre.
The last of the successful Cars, Coffee and Consignment events for this year takes place at the British Motor Museum on the 6th November where the CCA team will be on hand from 12pm to 4pm to value and photograph your car for free to go in the auction.”
If you are thinking of selling, do come and see them and also have a look round the museum for free whilst you are there.
They can also be contacted on 01926 640888 or by email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.
Forthcoming Auctions
7th December - CCA December Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
28th and 29th March – Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham
13th June – CCA Summer Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
26th September – CCA Autumn Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
12th December – CCA Winter Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre

Monday, 21 October 2019



Silverstone Auctions sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on the 9th and 10th November is set to be a real scorcher as some of the hottest cars in the most exceptional condition from the Blue Oval are to be auctioned.
The term Fast Fords always conjure up great excitement and Silverstone Auctions will not disappoint you in November as they have some real head-turners from the 1970s and 80s to get you all fired up and here are just a few of the examples on offer.
Leading the charge is a 1972 RS1600 Custom Mk1 in a glorious light blue estimated at £58,000 to £68,000. Built at Ford’s AVO factory with the BDA engine, this 1972 car is in the most exceptional condition and recorded on the RS1600 Register. As one of just 1,137 cars built, the vendor knows his Fords and is a collector of rare and immaculate cars from the marque. Having had just four owners from new, one of whom was marque specialist ASM Restorations it comes with loads of paperwork and its original buff logbook. This has been meticulously restored retaining its original shell and is presented in show condition. These are very collectable cars.
The next Fast Ford is one of two RS2000 Customs from 1980. Sporting the droop snoot look this award-winning car is no stranger to show having been awarded a number of accolades from the RSOC including 1st place at their Lakes Tour in 2017. The vendor of this car is a big Ford enthusiast and has owned some of the best examples. This matching numbers 1980 RS2000 Custom has had the most exacting restoration and retains the original bodyshell. Presented in Venetian Red with Fishnet Recaro seats and lots of history this stunningly presented car is estimated at £38,000 to £44,000.
Our second RS2000 is finished in Cordoba Beige and has covered just 1,500 miles since 1992 and has a total of 34,000 miles on the clock. Coming from long term storage and three previous owners this RS2000 Custom comes with up to ten older MOT certificates back to 1992, plus an original brochure and handbook. With the distinctive droop snoot looks, the desirable Fishnet Recaro seats, this time warp car is estimated at £35,000 to £45,000 and are well sought-after cars.
Our final car in this release comes from a very well-known and documented collection, the BonkeRS Collection. It was started by a man whose desire was to collect only the best RS models ever produced. This 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i is quite possibly one of the best and certainly, one of the best Silverstone Auctions has seen. It is one of just 560 UK cars in Sunburst Red which was in storage from 2004 to 2010 and has only done 700 miles in the last 16 years. Estimated at £30,000 to £40,000 it comes with boxes of paperwork and will be fully serviced, road-tested and come with a new MOT prior to the sale
Joe Watts Silverstone Auctions Classic Car Consigner commented: “These Fast Fords are very popular and when exceptional cars come to market there always tends to be a frenzy around them.”
“We are very lucky to have these cars in the auction at the same time. It gives you a great idea on how the cars developed over the ten years in which they span.”
“All of them are just in fabulous condition and come with their own personal history.”
The Silverstone Auctions sale will also include 100 lots on each day of automobilia to include wall art, watches, signed prints, tool kits, luggage sets, registration numbers and even a set of wall-mounted traffic lights, Lot 350 at No Reserve. But one lot that stands out and would be very suitable should you be purchasing a Fast Ford is Lot 392, an illuminated wall sign for £300 to £400. A great addition to any man cave.
The Silverstone Auctions sale takes place on the 9th and 10th November at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show, NEC, Birmingham. On each day, the automobilia and lifestyle auctions start at 11am and the car auction starts at 2pm. (Remembrance Sunday 10th November, the automobilia auction will begin at 11.05am)
1972 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 Custom
1980 Ford Escort RS2000 Custom (Red)
1980 Ford Escort RS2000 Custom (Beige)
1983 Ford Escort RS 1600i