A trio of Porsches top the line-up at Silverstone Auctions’ Classic sale from 31 July – 1 August, headed by a 1993 911 Turbo S Leichtbau with a guide of £950,000 – 1,100,000. One of only 11 UK-delivered right-hand drive cars out of a total production of 86, it has covered just 45 miles and is fitted with the M030 European Sport Suspension package, which lowers the ride height by 25mm.
A right-hand drive 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring that remained with its first owner in Hong Kong and Australia for 34 years is listed at £700,000 – 800,000, while a one-of-45 1997 911 3.8 RSR Carrera Cup that has been privately owned from new with less than 14,000km on the clock rounds out the top-three entries at £580,000 – 650,000.
Elsewhere, a 1990 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack, previously owned by Jay Kay, has been consigned with a pre-sale estimate of £340,000 – 380,000. Presented in Lichfield Black Metallic over black hide, the V8 is one of 95 factory X-Packs and has covered 37,412 miles from new.
Star attraction among the competition cars on offer is the ex-Andy Rouse BTCC championship-winning Rover SD1 Vitesse (estimate £140,000 – 170,000). Rouse campaigned the ICS liveried Rover throughout 1984, winning seven out of eleven rounds and the championship, after which it passed to Tim Harvey, running in Istel colours for the 1987 season.
Other highlights include a 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint that emerged from an eight-year restoration in 1994 (estimate £165,000 – 175,000), and a 47,000-mile 1999 Lotus Esprit Sport 350 – one of 48 examples built – which is being offered along with a 1969 Porsche 911 T and a 1959 Bentley S2 at no reserve from Richard Hammond’s collection to fund his new restoration venture The Smallest Cog.
Classic car auction price estimates for: Porsche | Aston Martin | Rover | Alfa Romeo | Lotus | Bentley
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