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Words: NZ Autocar
5 Aug 2020

We previewed some of the cars up for grabs at the Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction last week and some of the results are surprising.

Here’s some British beef in the form of a 1997 Aston Martin Vantage V550. It’s covered just 4500 miles from new and has a price estimate of between £220,000 - £260,000. It was ordered new by the Brunei Royal family and has recently been ‘recommissioned with no expense spared’. Only 240 of these were made, sporting a 5.3-litre V8 with twin Eaton superchargers producing 550hp and 745Nm of torque. - Auction result - unsold

This 1986 MG Metro 6R4 (estimate £210,000 - £250,000) was driven by John Brown in the British Rally Championship, with a few first place finishes. It was said to be the first Works Specification Group B Metro to be sold to a privateer team in the UK. This example has had a full bare-metal restoration over the past four years and is now finished in its original ARTiX Livery. - Auction result - unsold

The 1992 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II (estimate £165,000 - £190,000) was Merc’s road-going DTM car of the era. This is number 255 of 500. It has had one owner for the past 30 years and has just 41,000 km on the clock. The short-stroke, 2.5-litre four with its AMG Power Pack produced 235hp at 7200rpm. - Auction result £180,000

This fabulous looking 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS (estimate: £300,000 - £350,000) is one of only 235 UK-supplied, right-hand drive 246 GT Spiders. It is a numbers matching example, having covered a documented 18,275 miles. A recent refresh returned the car to its original colour of Blue Met Dino. - Auction result £337,500

Some nineties excess here with a 1992 Jaguar XJ220 (estimate: £290,000 - £350,000). It’s one of only 281 built and has travelled just 4014km from new. This one has recently been serviced with a new clutch fitted which is said to have cost $US10,400. Despite only having a V6, with the help of turbocharging it made 549hp and 640Nm, helping push this top cat to 212mph (341km/h). - Auction result unsold

One of a number of Porsche RS models on the block is this 1994 964 version (estimate: £190,000 - 240,000). According to the blurb; “Porsche engineers utilised the simple and time-honoured motorsports philosophy of ‘reduce weight, add power’ to produce the most dynamic 911 since the original Carrera RS in 1973”. They reduced the weight of the 964 RS by a claimed 175kg, while imbuing it with a 260hp version of the air-cooled M64 3.6-litre engine.

-Auction result £208,125

Top billing goes to this 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV with an estimate of between £1,800,000 - 2,400,000. It’s said to be the ‘ultimate spec Miura’, just one of 147 SVs built, and one of the final ‘split-sump’ cars. It is also one of just 11 cars made in RHD. It has factory fitted A/C, LSD and Radio Pack options, and has covered 51,523km. - Auction result £1,912,500

Another rarefied RS for sale is the 1995 993 version (estimate: £270,000 - 320,000), this one fitted with the larger wings of the Clubsport pack. Its 3.8-litre flat-six with the VarioRam intake, makes 300bhp. This UK RHD car has just 16,117 miles. -Auction result £315,000

One of the few American cars on offer is a 2006 Ford GT (estimate £250,000 - 280,000). The 550bhp, 5.4-litre supercharged supercar is somewhat special in having never been registered and has just 43 miles on its odometer. -Auction result £241,875

Old Range Rovers are going up in price, and this retromod version (estimate: £130,000 - £150,000) is unique in that it was owned by Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay. It has ‘bespoke coachwork combined with an updated interior in Nappa leather’ and is powered by a 4.5-litre V8. -Auction result unsold

The ultimate RS is the original 1973 version, and even in its ‘touring spec’ is still a pricey proposition with this car estimated to go for between £400,000 - £450,000. And they say it is ‘realistically priced to sell’. It has been subjected to a £180,000 restoration by Porsche specialists, Gantspeed. -Auction result unsold

You could of course save a bundle on a recreation RS, like this. It’s based on 1973 right-hand drive 2.4E and has an estimate of between £80,000 - 90,000. It’s powered by a 3.0-litre SC engine with triple Webers. The paint is called Viper Green and it has the correct 1973 2.7 RS graphics. - Auction result £106,875

The 1998 Subaru 22B-STI (estimate: £70,000 - 80,000) is one for the JDM fans. This is one of the 399 22Bs built. It was created by Subaru in celebration of the Peter Stevens-designed WRC 1997 Championship-winning rally car. The 22B had a specially developed 2.2-litre EJ22-engine, a seam-welded bodyshell, special gearing, and bigger Brembo brakes. - Auction result £130,500

For the Francofiles, this 1965 Citroen DS19M Decapotable (estimate: £90,000 - 105,000) is sure to please. This is a rare right-hand drive example with a manual gearbox and is said to be the last DS19M made in 1965. It was subject to a £30,000-plus restoration in 1997Of the 1365 Cabriolets made, only about 50 were RHD. - Auction result £148,500


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