The only TVR Cerbera Speed 12 built for the road will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ Supercar Fest sale, taking place at Sywell Aerodrome on 20 May. TVR’s owner Peter Wheeler pulled the plug on series-production after driving a prototype with over 900bhp, deciding it was too hairy for the road, but one surviving chassis was developed over a two-year period and delivered to its new owner in 2005. The unique carbon-fibre/Kevlar-bodied machine is fitted with a 7.7-litre 840bhp V12 engine and was immortalised in the Sony PlayStation game Gran Turismo.
Joining the TVR at the top of the catalogue is a 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Volante, upgraded by the factory to Vantage specification in the early 1980s (estimate £600,000 – 700,000) and a brace of Bentley R Type Continental Fastbacks: a concours award-winning 1954 model, restored by renowned marque specialists P&A Wood from 1999-2001 (estimate £600,000 – 700,000), and a four-owner example from 1955 in a preserved condition with 69,000 miles (estimate £450,000 – 500,000).
Russell Brookes' 1979 Manx Rally-winning Ford Escort is estimated at £150,000 – 170,000, while an 8,442-mile 1986 Ford RS200 – optioned from new with a 350bhp upgrade – that was restored by Arch Motors (who built the original tubs) in 2014 is expected to fetch £240,000 – 280,000.
Other highlights include a 25,884-mile 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster, the final production E-Type built before the 50 Commemorative run-out cars (estimate £160,000 – 200,000); a 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring with just 723 miles (estimate £175,000 – 210,000); and a time-warp 1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth, two owners and 76 miles from new (estimate £150,000 – 180,000).
A 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT showing 25,158 miles heads the Italian machinery on offer at Historics’ 27 May sale, listed at £190,000 – 215,000. A 1972 De Tomaso Pantera, rebuilt in 2012 for road and rally use and liveried as a homage to the Team Claude Dubois Group 4 entry at Le Mans, is guided at £120,000 – 150,000, and a 1976 Lamborghini Urraco that has been repainted and retrimmed is £64,000 – 74,000.
The sale also features a right-hand drive 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster – a desirable ‘flat floor’ example from the first year of production (estimate £90,000 – 120,000). The matching-numbers car was the subject of a comprehensive restoration in 1990 and is presented in its original scheme of Old English White over red following a recent respray and comes with a wealth of documents including invoices, service records and MOTs.
Classic car auction price estimates for: TVR | Aston Martin | Bentley | Ford | Jaguar | Porsche | Ferrari | De Tomaso | Lamborghini
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