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Silverstone Auctions’ September Sale is a velvet goldmine

This weekend at the Dallas Burston Polo Club in Southam, England, Silverstone Auctions will offer some 50 collector cars at its September Sale, ranging from timeless classics such as the Jensen Interceptor to ‘youngtimers’ including a rare Lotus 340R. These are our favourites…

Silverstone Auctions will hold its two-part auction in Southam this weekend, commencing with The Porsche Sale on Friday and followed by The September Sale on Saturday. It’s the latter we’re focusing on here, comprising around 50 interesting collector cars.

Having recently attended the Lamborghini Espada’s 50th-anniversary celebration in Tuscany, we’re perhaps most taken with the stunning ‘Black Cherry’ Series III example from 1974, which, until just this year, was owned by a single custodian. It’s allegedly covered just 26,000 ‘dry miles’ and is complete with all its paperwork. Silverstone has attached a pre-sale estimate of £90,000–110,000. 

Meanwhile, other cars that caught our eye include the immaculate 1988 BMW E30 M3, one of just 40 UK-supplied ‘Homologation Specials’ (est. £60,000–70,000), the low-mileage and unmolested ‘Bordeaux’ 1984 Renault 5 Turbo (£70,000–80,000), and the ultra-rare 2000 Lotus 340R, a car that’s covered just 351 miles in its 18-year existence (£55,000–65,000). You can find our 10 favourites from the sale listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market

Our 10 favourites from Silverstone Auctions