Silverstone Auctions moved its November sale online, following the cancellation of this year’s NEC Classic Motor Show, with a catalogue of 150 cars set to go under the hammer over two days from the 13th. Heading the roster is a three-owner 1962 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder which was first owned by the Spanish artist Jorge Bascones, after which it remained in Spain forming part of two private collections (estimate £525,000 – 595,000).
Silverstone Auction’s MD Nick Whale is offering 3 iconic E30 BMW M3s, either as a single lot with a guide of £300,000 – 365,000, or individually; a 1989 M3 that was campaigned by Godfrey Hall in the 1989 BTCC, and by Nick during the following two seasons, is £175,000 – 195,000, a 1987 FIA Tarmac Rally Car is listed at £100,000 – 120,000, and an unmolested 55,000-mile 1992 road car, repainted by Dick Lovett BMW in 2012, carries a £55,000 – 65,000 estimate.
Highlights among the five competition cars entered from a private collection include an ex-Works MG Metro 6R4 (estimate £475,000 – 550,000) that finished 4th in the 1986 Sanremo rally in the hands of Malcolm Wilson, and a 1982 Renault 5 Turbo Group 4 that triumphed in its debut year, winning the French Rally Championship (estimate £340,000 – 380,000).
Elsewhere, a concours award-winning 1980 BMW M1 will cross the block with a pre-sale estimate of £385,000 – 435,000. One of just 399 road cars, it was delivered new to its first owner Franz Reuther, a record producer and founder member of pop group Boney M, staying with him for 10 years during which time it received its Procar bodywork modifications courtesy of BMW Motorsport.
Brightwells have consigned a 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III for its timed online auction, with bids closing on 5 November (estimate £67,500 – 75,000). One of just 17 non-division SCT100 bodied LWB Cloud IIIs by James Young, it is believed to have been exhibited on Jack Barclay’s stand at the 1962 Earls Court Motorshow, and is described as being on the button with a substantial file of invoices attesting to regular maintenance and care.
Also entered is a one-owner 2002 Morgan Plus 8 with 8,032 miles from new, barely used having spent much of its time in storage (estimate £25,000 – 30,000), and a 1964 Ford Lotus Cortina, recently rebuilt by the vendor using a replacement shell following extensive damage sustained while racing at a Silverstone Classic (estimate £32,000 – 36,000).
Star attraction at Anglia Car Auctions’ 7-8 November sale is a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, imported to the UK in 1976 and barn-stored for over thirty years (estimate £140,000 – 200,000); while other delights include a left-hand drive 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S which joined a Swedish collection in 2009 and now shows some 25,000 miles (estimate £72,500 – 80,000), plus a 28,853-mile 1981 Porsche 928 S, owned by the consignor since 1989 (estimate £20,000 – 24,000).
A 1992 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 in a vibrant shade of Miami Blue should draw plenty of interest when it’s offered for sale at H&H’s online auction on 25 November (estimate £19,000 – 22,000). Chosen by Corgi to represent the model, ‘K923 JFM’ has also featured in numerous car mags together with an appearance on Top Gear with ‘The Stig’ behind the wheel. Entered from a private collection and well-maintained throughout its life, it comes with a wealth of invoices and MOT certificates from 1995, and recently received a service at 92,664 miles.
Other early entries include an unrestored 1979 Mini Pickup with just two owners from new (estimate £12,000 – 14,000); a 1968 Jaguar 240, the subject of a bare-metal repaint and interior re-trim in 2012 (estimate £20,000 – 24,000); and an RREC award-winning 1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit III that has covered 32,700 miles in the hands of three owners (estimate £25,000 – 30,000).
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