Silverstone Auctions introduces Competition Cars Sale to its four-day July Sale line-up
Driven by the growing popularity of historic racing cars and unprecedented demand at the Silverstone Classic motorsport event, Silverstone Auctions is proud to present its first-ever stand-alone Competition Car Sale on the 23rd July.
The auction will complement the two classic car sales held at the world-famous Silverstone circuit on the 25th and 26th July.
Last year’s auction of race and road cars saw total sales of over £5million and secured Silverstone Auctions two world record prices and an 85 per cent success rate on sales. This year’s auction is set to be bigger and better with the addition of yet more quality consignments – including some iconic pieces of racing car history.
1998 Nissan Primera Super Tourer - estimate: £90,000 - £105,000
One of the two ex-BTCC cars offered in the Silverstone Classic Competition Car Sale is a Nissan Primera Super Tourer from the 1998 season. Driven by Anthony Reid, Tiff Needell and David Leslie - it won Reid various podium finishes and placed him runner-up in the championship overall.
Available for sale in a ready-to-race condition, the car has undergone extensive maintenance including an engine rebuild to run competitively in the current HSCC Super Touring Car Championship.
A selection of single-seaters raced by Piercarlo Ghinzani – one of Italy’s most successful racing drivers of the Eighties – will also take pride of place in the Competition Car Sale.
One of the cars available is an Osella-Alfa Romeo Formula One car, which was raced in the World Championship by Ghinzani. The car is in a ready-to-race condition after a fresh restoration, including an engine rebuild. This is a unique opportunity to purchase an original single-ownership from new racing car with complete and known provenance.
Before his debut in Formula One, Ghinzani drove in Formula 3, a well-known Formula One proving ground. The 1977 March-Toyota F3 won the championship in '77 after an impressive nine podium appearances - leading to a victory over racing legends such as Nelson Piquet and Elio de Angelis.
This race-ready historic competition car has all valid race papers and is in usable condition and proven to be highly competitive in a field of costly racing cars.
Competing at many iconic and prestigious events such as the Goodwood Members’ Meeting, Spa 6 hours, pre-’63 GT Series as well as securing an invite to the prestigious 2014 Le Mans Classic; this 'Super 95' looks like superb value for money.
1959 Cooper Monaco - estimate: £160,000 - £180,000
The successor to the successful ‘Bobtail’, the Cooper Monaco features a 2.0-litre engine, all aluminium bodywork and a notoriously short wheelbase. It was hugely successful on track – especially in the hands of Sir Stirling Moss.
The car has an illustrious history and has achieved two BRDC Sportscar Championship victories as well as numerous Goodwood podiums and race wins over Europe. The car returns to Silverstone Classic after racing at the event in 2007, 2009 and 2012, where it most recently finished second overall. It is one of the most significant historic racing cars ever offered for sale. Not only does it have an extensive history but it is also a ticket to some of the most prestigious races over the world.