95 best in breed classics under the hammer at Race Retro

22 February, 2017

What’s one thing that’s better than 94 stunning classic cars going under the hammer?

That’s right, 95!

Race Retro is so close we can almost smell the petrol, and there’s a lot to be excited about. Classic cars, motorsport legends and, of course, Silverstone Auctions.

On 25-26 February, the auction house will be hosting their best ever auction at the motorsport event, with 95 classics going under the hammer. Here’s a taste of what you can expect at the Glastonbury of classic car auctions.

The headliner: a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Headlining the auction is an incredible 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT, which is up for sale for the first time in 22 years. The Italian classic comes complete with factory fitted flared wheel arches and Campagnolo wheels, and an estimate of £300,000 to £350,000.

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

The support act: a 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP500S
It may not be the main headliner, but this is a support act like no other. This right-hand drive, 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP500S, was owned by none other than Barry Robinson, and is one of 25 examples ever made. It’s estimate? £325,000 to £350,000.

The rest of the stage: 93 stunning cars

While the Ferrari Dino and the Lamborghini Countach are at the top of the bill, the rest of the acts are still just as special. Here are some of the incredible cars making their way to the Race Retro auction:

  • A right-hand drive 1956 BMW 502 V8 saloon, as driven by Marc Surer and Alan Jones. It has an estimate of £30,000 - £35,000.
  • A rare 1939 4 1/4 Ltr Blown Derby Bentley "Rusty Turner" Special. Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000.
  • A 1962 Rolls-Royce SCT100, complete with Champagne leather interior and original walnut features. Estimate of £65,000 to £75,000.

This is merely a taste of what to expect at the Silverstone Auctions at Race Retro.