Silverstone Auctions

Silverstone Auctions is a British auction house founded in 2011.

They are a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia.

They hold the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit and host sales as stand-alone events as well as an integrated element of some of Europe's biggest motorsport events such as the Silverstone Classic Festival.

In addition to their sales at the circuit, they also host a number of auctions each year at other major classic car events including the NEC Classic Motor Show, Race Retro and for the first time in 2014, Salon Privé.

At Silverstone Auctions they take pride in selecting the very best of breed vehicles for their sales which not only attracts buyers from around the world, but has already helped achieve a number of record-breaking auction prices on behalf of their vendors.

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1961 Lotus Elite

Tolman Motorsport engine. 5-Speed ZF Gearbox Restoration by Specialist Paintwork Prestigious and Continuous Motorsport history. FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form, FIA Identity Card Eligible for Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto, Tour de France Independent suspension, a ZF gearbox, disc brakes, a Coventry Climax all-aluminium engine, and a very low drag coefficient of just 0.29 - makes for a great driver's car. The Lotus Elite, when first launched in 1958, put Colin Chapman and Lotus cars very firmly on the map. It utilised a 'monocoque construction' which meant there was no separate chassis and the body was 'load bearing', and whilst this was becoming accepted practice, the Elite was the first time it had been attempted in glass-fibre. When combined with the independent sporty suspension, a ZF gearbox, disc brakes, a Coventry Climax all aluminium engine, and a very low drag coefficient of just 0.29 - it made for a great drivers car. So much so, that by production end in 1963 over one thousand had been produced and Lotus was now a credible British sports car manufacturer. The elite on offer here was originally invoiced and exported new to Yngve Nystrom in Sweden on 16th March 1961 in Stage III tune as Nystrom had recently become the Lotus dealer in Sweden and set up a team of Elites for the 1961 Swedish GT Championship. This was not his own car but sold to A B Motale Bilstrum in May 1961 and is understood to have raced in the Championship in the early 1960s. The engine number is different from than that referred to in Lotus records which may be explained as a clerical error or, more, likely the fact that Elites became eligible for the 1150 cc class in the Swedish GT Championship in the early 1960s by taking advantage of regulations that permitted the fitting of new cylinder liners that reduced capacity to 1140 cc. The car appears to have been first road-registered (L25406) from 1966 until at least 1971. In the summer of 1989, the car was shipped to Neil Twyman Engineering in England and bought for rallying by the present owners that December. The body was stripped, re-gel coated and painted by Alan Rigarlsford's Specialised Paintwork Ltd who had more than 50-years’ experience of fibreglass restoration, specifically of Lotuses, since working for Mike Spence’s Lotus dealership in Maidenhead in the 1960s. The engine and ZF gearbox were rebuilt by Doug Lawson (ex-McLaren). All Elite replacement parts, modifications and advice were sourced from Tony Bates, the leading Elite expert at the time. Upon completion, it was UK registered in March 1990 and competed in several UK-based rallies during the year, including the RAC Britannia Rally, and the Belgian Historic Rally. In the winter of 1990/91, the engine and gearbox were stripped, checked and re-assembled with replacement parts as necessary in preparation for the FIA European Historic Rally Championship – an exclusively tarmac stage rally championship - and other overseas events in 1991. Participation subsequently became less frequent, so much so that the car was eventually put into dry storage in the late 1990s, remaining there until 2011 when it was readied for road use, covering less than 100 miles a year until 2019 when the decision was taken to prepare the car for sale. The body was returned to Specialised Paintwork to restore to pristine condition and Tolman Motorsport rebuilt the engine, rebuilt and fitted a 4.22 differential (in place of the 4.88 used for rallying), and carried out a detailed inspection and replacement of all other mechanicals. Detailed invoices for this work, the 1991 restoration, and the 1990/1991 engine and gearbox work are available for inspection together with related photographs and photographs of the car on its repatriation in 1989 and subsequently in competition. The Elite is fully road legal, with the all-important, in-date FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form and FIVA Identity Card and is in competition-ready condition for rallying/racing where it would be eligible for events such as Tour de France, Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto etc. Alternatively, it can easily be returned to road-going trim. Competition Highlights; 1990 Coppa D’Italia (1st event) Rally Britannia Belgian Historic – 1st in class; 6th overall Bavaria Rallye Historic Historic Vltava Rallye (Czechoslovakia) – 1st in class; 5th overall 500 Minuti Historic (Italy) – 1st in class; 3rd overall Mitropa Historic Cup Series 1991 – Winner San Remo Rallye Storica Classic Marathon – 1st in class; awarded Alpine Cup 1000 lakes Historic (Finland) Liege-Sofia- Liege Corse Retro (Corsica)– 1st in class; 7th overall; awarded Coupe CorseSpecification; FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form Period NACA duct in bonnet from Sweden. Roll-cage fitted Rear wishbones rose-jointed Front wishbones triangulated to strengthen Fire extinguisher system Parallel fuel pumps Electric fan Spotlights This is a rather special little Lotus, freshly prepared for the 2019 season, an historic Elite ready for road, stage or track. Tolman Motorsport engine. 5-Speed ZF Gearbox, Tolman Motorsport engine. 5-Speed ZF Gearbox Restoration by Specialist Paintwork Prestigious and Continuous Motorsport history. FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form, FIA Identity Card Eligible for Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto, Tour de France Independent suspension, a ZF gearbox, disc brakes, a Coventry Climax all-aluminium engine, and a very low drag coefficient of just 0.29 - makes for a great driver's car. Restoration by Specialist Paintwork, Prestigious and Continuous Motorsport history. FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form, FIA Identity Card, Eligible for Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto, Tour de France, Independent suspension, a ZF gearbox, disc brakes, a Coventry Climax all-aluminium engine, and a very low drag coefficient of just 0.29 - makes for a great driver's car. The Lotus Elite, when first launched in 1958, put Colin Chapman and Lotus cars very firmly on the map. It utilised a 'monocoque construction' which meant there was no separate chassis and the body was 'load bearing', and whilst this was becoming accepted practice, the Elite was the first time it had been attempted in glass-fibre. When combined with the independent sporty suspension, a ZF gearbox, disc brakes, a Coventry Climax all aluminium engine, and a very low drag coefficient of just 0.29 - it made for a great drivers car. So much so, that by production end in 1963 over one thousand had been produced and Lotus was now a credible British sports car manufacturer. The elite on offer here was originally invoiced and exported new to Yngve Nystrom in Sweden on 16th March 1961 in Stage III tune as Nystrom had recently become the Lotus dealer in Sweden and set up a team of Elites for the 1961 Swedish GT Championship. This was not his own car but sold to A B Motale Bilstrum in May 1961 and is understood to have raced in the Championship in the early 1960s. The engine number is different from than that referred to in Lotus records which may be explained as a clerical error or, more, likely the fact that Elites became eligible for the 1150 cc class in the Swedish GT Championship in the early 1960s by taking advantage of regulations that permitted the fitting of new cylinder liners that reduced capacity to 1140 cc. The car appears to have been first road-registered (L25406) from 1966 until at least 1971. In the summer of 1989, the car was shipped to Neil Twyman Engineering in England and bought for rallying by the present owners that December. The body was stripped, re-gel coated and painted by Alan Rigarlsford's Specialised Paintwork Ltd who had more than 50-years’ experience of fibreglass restoration, specifically of Lotuses, since working for Mike Spence’s Lotus dealership in Maidenhead in the 1960s. The engine and ZF gearbox were rebuilt by Doug Lawson (ex-McLaren). All Elite replacement parts, modifications and advice were sourced from Tony Bates, the leading Elite expert at the time. Upon completion, it was UK registered in March 1990 and competed in several UK-based rallies during the year, including the RAC Britannia Rally, and the Belgian Historic Rally. In the winter of 1990/91, the engine and gearbox were stripped, checked and re-assembled with replacement parts as necessary in preparation for the FIA European Historic Rally Championship – an exclusively tarmac stage rally championship - and other overseas events in 1991. Participation subsequently became less frequent, so much so that the car was eventually put into dry storage in the late 1990s, remaining there until 2011 when it was readied for road use, covering less than 100 miles a year until 2019 when the decision was taken to prepare the car for sale. The body was returned to Specialised Paintwork to restore to pristine condition and Tolman Motorsport rebuilt the engine, rebuilt and fitted a 4.22 differential (in place of the 4.88 used for rallying), and carried out a detailed inspection and replacement of all other mechanicals. Detailed invoices for this work, the 1991 restoration, and the 1990/1991 engine and gearbox work are available for inspection together with related photographs and photographs of the car on its repatriation in 1989 and subsequently in competition. The Elite is fully road legal, with the all-important, in-date FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form and FIVA Identity Card and is in competition-ready condition for rallying/racing where it would be eligible for events such as Tour de France, Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto etc. Alternatively, it can easily be returned to road-going trim. The body was returned to Specialised Paintwork to restore to pristine condition and Tolman Motorsport rebuilt the engine, rebuilt and fitted a 4.22 differential (in place of the 4.88 used for rallying), and carried out a detailed inspection and replacement of all other mechanicals. Detailed invoices for this work, the 1991 restoration, and the 1990/1991 engine and gearbox work are available for inspection together with related photographs and photographs of the car on its repatriation in 1989 and subsequently in competition. The Elite is fully road legal, with the all-important, in-date FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form and FIVA Identity Card and is in competition-ready condition for rallying/racing where it would be eligible for events such as Tour de France, Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto etc. Alternatively, it can easily be returned to road-going trim. Competition Highlights; 1990 Coppa D’Italia (1st event) Rally Britannia Belgian Historic – 1st in class; 6th overall Bavaria Rallye Historic Historic Vltava Rallye (Czechoslovakia) – 1st in class; 5th overall 500 Minuti Historic (Italy) – 1st in class; 3rd overall Mitropa Historic Cup Series 1991 – Winner San Remo Rallye Storica Classic Marathon – 1st in class; awarded Alpine Cup 1000 lakes Historic (Finland) Liege-Sofia- Liege Corse Retro (Corsica)– 1st in class; 7th overall; awarded Coupe Corse, Competition Highlights;, 1990 Coppa D’Italia (1st event), Rally Britannia, Belgian Historic – 1st in class; 6th overall, Bavaria Rallye Historic, Historic Vltava Rallye (Czechoslovakia) – 1st in class; 5th overall, 500 Minuti Historic (Italy) – 1st in class; 3rd overall, Mitropa Historic Cup Series 1991 – Winner, San Remo Rallye Storica, Classic Marathon – 1st in class; awarded Alpine Cup, 1000 lakes Historic (Finland), Liege-Sofia- Liege, Corse Retro (Corsica)– 1st in class; 7th overall; awarded Coupe Corse, Specification; FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form Period NACA duct in bonnet from Sweden. Roll-cage fitted Rear wishbones rose-jointed Front wishbones triangulated to strengthen Fire extinguisher system Parallel fuel pumps Electric fan Spotlights, Specification;, FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form, Period NACA duct in bonnet from Sweden. Roll-cage fitted, Rear wishbones rose-jointed, Front wishbones triangulated to strengthen, Fire extinguisher system, Parallel fuel pumps, Electric fan, Spotlights, This is a rather special little Lotus, freshly prepared for the 2019 season, an historic Elite ready for road, stage or trackRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 21d 8h
Low estimate
84 700 USD

1956 Bentley S1 Pickup

Originally a 1956 Bentley S1 Saloon purchased new in London by Charles Lloyd-Jones Sold to Australia and became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl of Stradbroke, Keith Rous Converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, NSW Painted in Banana Yellow with a bespoke timber load bed positioned where passengers would normally sit Currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd' Great promotions/advertising vehicle. The World's Poshest 'Ute' The Bentley S1 Standard Steel saloon replaced the R-Type Standard Steel saloon which had been in production, with modifications, since 1946. An extra 3 inches were added to the R-Type's wheelbase thereby enabling five adults to travel in comfort with increased headroom and more boot space for extra luggage, however, the creator of this unique vehicle obviously required even more headroom and luggage space and modified this lovely Bentley to enable 10 Sheep to travel in comfort with basically, unlimited headroom. This, remarkable, right-hand drive Bentley S1, was originally purchased in London in 1956 by Charles Lloyd-Jones and subsequently became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl Stradbroke, Keith Rous who took the car to Australia. There, it was converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, New South Wales who positioned a 'Woody-style' bespoke timber load bed where the rear seat passengers would normally be and painted the whole car a vibrant Banana Yellow. It is currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd'. Returning to the UK in 2012, this amazing car has formed part of our vendor's private collection ever since. Not UK registered but with all taxes paid, this S1 is a great promotions/advertising vehicle and is perhaps the world's poshest Ute?, Originally a 1956 Bentley S1 Saloon purchased new in London by Charles Lloyd-Jones, Sold to Australia and became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl of Stradbroke, Keith Rous, Converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, NSW, Painted in Banana Yellow with a bespoke timber load bed positioned where passengers would normally sit, Currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd', Great promotions/advertising vehicle. The World's Poshest 'Ute', The Bentley S1 Standard Steel saloon replaced the R-Type Standard Steel saloon which had been in production, with modifications, since 1946. An extra 3 inches were added to the R-Type's wheelbase thereby enabling five adults to travel in comfort with increased headroom and more boot space for extra luggage, however, the creator of this unique vehicle obviously required even more headroom and luggage space and modified this lovely Bentley to enable 10 Sheep to travel in comfort with basically, unlimited headroom. This, remarkable, right-hand drive Bentley S1, was originally purchased in London in 1956 by Charles Lloyd-Jones and subsequently became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl Stradbroke, Keith Rous who took the car to Australia. There, it was converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, New South Wales who positioned a 'Woody-style' bespoke timber load bed where the rear seat passengers would normally be and painted the whole car a vibrant Banana Yellow. It is currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd'. Returning to the UK in 2012, this amazing car has formed part of our vendor's private collection ever since. Not UK registered but with all taxes paid, this S1 is a great promotions/advertising vehicle and is perhaps the world's poshest Ute?Read more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 21d 8h
Low estimate
32 600 USD

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I FHC 2+2

UK-supplied in October 1966, finished in Cream with a Red leather interior and automatic transmission Bought by a Mr McGuiness in Sep '67 from the supplying dealer, Martin Walter Ltd. Only registered keeper since Matching numbers. Original buff logbook and the sales invoice from 1967, garaged from 1980 Great history file with all manuals and books. A remarkable Series 1 2+2 restoration opportunity Silverstone Auctions are very excited to offer this particular Series 1 2+2 which has had just one owner from September 1967. It's a matching numbers example supplied with a fantastic history folder containing the original stamped maintenance service booklet, original buff logbook, September 1967 Purchase Invoice, the Heritage Trust Certificate, and additionally there is a factory Workshop Manual, other books and marketing material, and a selection of, what appear to be, the original tools etc. Clearly, the cars only registered keeper since 1967, a Mr McGuinness of Kent, cherished his E-Type and used it right up until 1980 at which point it was garaged for the following 38 years. Now coming to auction needing a degree of restoration, this is a great opportunity to return this interesting example to its former glory. It will be very hard to find another with this ownership. UK-supplied in October 1966, finished in Cream with a Red leather interior and automatic transmission, Bought by a Mr McGuiness in Sep '67 from the supplying dealer, Martin Walter Ltd. Only registered keeper since, Matching numbers. Original buff logbook and the sales invoice from 1967, garaged from 1980, Great history file with all manuals and books. A remarkable Series 1 2+2 restoration opportunity, Silverstone Auctions are very excited to offer this particular Series 1 2+2 which has had just one owner from September 1967. It's a matching numbers example supplied with a fantastic history folder containing the original stamped maintenance service booklet, original buff logbook, September 1967 Purchase Invoice, the Heritage Trust Certificate, and additionally there is a factory Workshop Manual, other books and marketing material, and a selection of, what appear to be, the original tools etc. Clearly, the cars only registered keeper since 1967, a Mr McGuinness of Kent, cherished his E-Type and used it right up until 1980 at which point it was garaged for the following 38 years. Now coming to auction needing a degree of restoration, this is a great opportunity to return this interesting example to its former glory. It will be very hard to find another with this ownershipRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 21d 8h
Low estimate
39 100 USD

1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III

A UK-supplied, right-hand drive Series III - one of only 967 produced Supplied with a UK V5c, an MOT until October '19 and its original service book The history file contains old invoices and a host of previous MOT Certificates A very useable British 'muscle car' now showing 78,400 miles on the odometer Aston Martin's customers had been clamouring for an eight-cylinder car for years, so eventually, the design team at Newport Pagnell succumbed to pressure from the Marketing Department and a larger two-door saloon for V8 applications was on the drawing board. However, in 1967 when the DBS first saw the light of day, the V8 engine was nowhere near ready so the new car was put into production with the straight-six Vantage engine from the DB6. Two years later, Tadek Marek's V8 was production ready and Aston released the DBS V8. With the demise of the straight-six Vantage in 1973, the DBS V8, now restyled and called simply the Aston Martin V8, became the company's mainstream car for nearly two decades. It took a well-earned retirement in favour of the Virage in 1989. Offered here is a 1978 AM V8 Series III automatic supplied through County Motor Garages of Johnstone, to a Mr D. D. Smith of Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. Thought to have been originally supplied in silver, the car is now presented in Buckingham Green with a red leather interior. Our vendor purchased the Aston in 2016 and has used it frequently as his ‘daily driver’ to work. During his ownership, the wheels have been refurbished, the underside of the car cleaned and checked, and the car MOT tested. The file contains the original service book, which has been stamped up to July 1986, a workshop manual, original warranty, a host of old MOTs and invoices and its Certificate of Ownership. Supplied with a UK V5c and an MoT until October 2019, this British muscle car, now showing 78,400 miles on the odometer would benefit from a little detailing here and there but is an eminently usable and attractive car. With its DB predecessors commanding challenging amounts, these V8s are now getting the attention they've so richly deserved for many years. A UK-supplied, right-hand drive Series III - one of only 967 produced, A UK-supplied, right-hand drive Series III - one of only 967 produced Supplied with a UK V5c, an MOT until October '19 and its original service book The history file contains old invoices and a host of previous MOT Certificates A very useable British 'muscle car' now showing 78,400 miles on the odometer, Supplied with a UK V5c, an MOT until October '19 and its original service book, The history file contains old invoices and a host of previous MOT Certificates, A very useable British 'muscle car' now showing 78,400 miles on the odometer, Aston Martin's customers had been clamouring for an eight-cylinder car for years, so eventually, the design team at Newport Pagnell succumbed to pressure from the Marketing Department and a larger two-door saloon for V8 applications was on the drawing board. However, in 1967 when the DBS first saw the light of day, the V8 engine was nowhere near ready so the new car was put into production with the straight-six Vantage engine from the DB6. Two years later, Tadek Marek's V8 was production ready and Aston released the DBS V8. With the demise of the straight-six Vantage in 1973, the DBS V8, now restyled and called simply the Aston Martin V8, became the company's mainstream car for nearly two decades. It took a well-earned retirement in favour of the Virage in 1989. Offered here is a 1978 AM V8 Series III automatic supplied through County Motor Garages of Johnstone, to a Mr D. D. Smith of Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. Thought to have been originally supplied in silver, the car is now presented in Buckingham Green with a red leather interior. Our vendor purchased the Aston in 2016 and has used it frequently as his ‘daily driver’ to work. During his ownership, the wheels have been refurbished, the underside of the car cleaned and checked, and the car MOT tested. The file contains the original service book, which has been stamped up to July 1986, a workshop manual, original warranty, a host of old MOTs and invoices and its Certificate of Ownership. Supplied with a UK V5c and an MoT until October 2019, this British muscle car, now showing 78,400 miles on the odometer would benefit from a little detailing here and there but is an eminently usable and attractive car. With its DB predecessors commanding challenging amounts, these V8s are now getting the attention they've so richly deserved for many yearsRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 21d 8h
Low estimate
71 700 USD

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