Mighty modern classics from Silverstone Auctions at the NEC
If you can look past the fabulous selection of automobilia up for grabs at Silverstone Auctions’ NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on 10–11 November in Birmingham, there is also a diverse spread of collector cars on offer, including many so-called ‘youngtimers’ guaranteed to put a smile on your face each and every time you climb behind the wheel. Jay Kay, the inimitable frontman of Jamiroquai, undisputedly has great taste in cars – his wonderfully specified McLaren 675LT, painted Chicane Grey and fitted with the F1-esque roof scoop, will cross the block, estimated at £230,000–280,000.
On the lower end of the spectrum, why not unleash your inner teenager with the whale-tailed 1995 Ford Escort Cosworth RS? It’s had just two owners from new, the first of which was the homologation special’s designer Stephen Harper, who held onto it for 23 years. The aubergine-coloured saloon is estimated to fetch £30,000–35,000, and the new owner will have the opportunity to discuss the design with Harper himself. The coupé Bentley Continentals from the 1990s are enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment, and the Black Sapphire Continental T from 1998 (est. £65,000–75,000) looks to be a great car with which to join the movement. We also love the limited ‘Johnny Cecotto’ edition BMW M3 E30, also owned by Jay Kay. One of just 505 delivered around the world, its estimate is £70,000–85,000. You can find our 10 favourite modern classics from the sale listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market.