A foray into British automotive history with Silverstone Auctions

A total of 130 cars will be cross the block at Silverstone Auctions on 27 July — and of those, the “Made in England” section alone could fill a history book of iconic automobiles. If you gave us a paddle, we’d bid on these British classics…

Who wouldn’t want a real first-series “Landy” from 1956? Or an AC Aceca, of which two examples can be found in the catalogue. And then, of course, there’s the Aston Martin selection — a multi-award-winning DB5 and the official press vehicle of the DBS, formerly owned by English comedian and car collector Steve Coogan. If you’re looking for a Jaguar E-Type, Austin Healey 3000, Ford Cortina or Lotus Elite for next year’s racing season, you’re sure to find it at Silverstone Auctions. 

However, the most eye-catching amongst the racing cars is surely the 1985 MG Metro 6R4 with only — get ready for it — seven kilometres on the clock! It’s also always interesting to get a glimpse at the more modern, and sometimes extremely affordable, collector cars, because, after all, you don't see a Morgan Aero 8, Bentley Arnage 500T and Vauxhall Lotus Carlton every day. The full catalogue of Silverstone Auctions’ sale on 27 July, which is a part of the Silverstone Classic, can be found in the Classic Driver Market.

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