Porsches aplenty at Silverstone Auctions’ Silverstone Classic Sale
Did someone say 911?
It appears Porsche 911s are the flavour of Silverstone Auctions’ Silverstone Classic Sale, with no fewer than 13 being offered. Of those, most notable is what is believed to be the very first 964 RS ‘Clubsport’, allegedly gifted to loyal Porsche racer Ulrich Richter in a (successful) bid to coax him back into racing. It’s estimated at a healthy £230,000-260,000. Elsewhere, there is a Limited Edition 930 Turbo (est. £120,000-140,000), boasting 380bhp(!); a beautiful – and very rare – 1974 ‘MFI’ Targa (£110,000-130,000), essentially a G-series car with the 2.7 engine from the earlier Carrera RS; and a tidy 930 Turbo boasting a Martini livery (60,000-75,000), which we were surprised to learn was an available option at the time.
A number of classic homologation specials will also cross the block, including a low-mileage, ‘Blauschwarz’ (a sumptuous metallic mix of blue and black) Mercedes 190E Evo II (£65,000-75,000), one of the 75 right-hand-drive Porsche 924 Carrera GTs that were destined for the UK (£35,000-40,000), and a restored 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL (£60,000-65,000), presented in its original ‘Taiga Green’ paint and, refreshingly, sans ‘Batmobile’ aero package.
We should also note the one-of-ten Lynx Jaguar XKSS recreation (£250,000-280,000), and the sale’s two notable Ferraris: a seemingly original 1972 246GT Dino (£240,000-280,000), and a 1989 328 GTS showing just 1,660 miles from new, estimated at a just-as-startling £120,000-150,000.
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